The HFU MBA advantage

We prepare our students for careers in a continually changing global business environment. By choosing the HFU MBA, you will benefit from the following unique advantages that our program offers:

International

A dynamic and internationally experienced faculty

All HFU professors involved in the program share their extensive international business experience that spans all corners of the world. Their expertise makes the theoretical concepts come alive in the lectures and seminars.

A top-notch curriculum

Our curriculum is specifically designed to cover all the important facets of doing business globally, for example managing cultural diversity and the development of a global mindset. Managing cultural diversity in business, a core part of our program, is simply not offered in many other programs you may be considering. And the development of a global mindset, which helps you cut through the cultural conflicts in business, cannot be achieved by simply speaking foreign languages, or living abroad. A deep-dive study of values and norms, behaviors and practices from around the business world, helps you create the much desired synergy to achieve high performance.

International environment

The program is taught entirely in English and is geared toward foreign students choosing to study in Germany. By choosing HFU, you will be placed in a tight-knit class environment typically made up of 80% foreign students from around the world.

You will not only learn a fair amount of German simply by living here, but are likely to pick up salsa dancing, how to eat with chopsticks, greeting with namaste or even some Arabic and Russian from your classmates, too!

Individual

One of the most important advantages which we offer is our small class size limited to 15 students, ensuring an intensive learning environment, close interaction with peers and professors and personalized attention from the faculty and support staff. Along with the interactive courses, the HFU MBA program fosters an expansion of your own business network. We offer insider-view excursions to local hidden champions, the internationally successful enterprises in the region. At networking events with former HFU MBA alumni in our Meet & Greet program and at the Friday evening Best Practices lecture series by change leaders, you gain deep insights into current megatrends in industry.

Innovative

Innovative teaching approaches

The program explicitly focuses on emerging trends and innovative best practices for businesses engaging in global markets today. You will not only receive a sound foundation in modern business theory and practice, but also up-to-date insights into current international business affairs that will better prepare you for entry into this branch of business management.

To offer an engaging and challenging learning experience, we apply modern interactive teaching and learning methods such as hands-on business simulations, business games and collaborative projects in real-life business situations. The interdisciplinary teaching styles and curricula mirror the complex world of business today, moving you away from the old canons of knowledge and into the 21st century.

Exceptional support

Our program support services help ensure that studying in Germany will not only prove to be an academic success for you, but also a personally enriching experience as well.

We offer comprehensive support in helping you with onboarding, finding suitable living accommodation and getting you started upon arrival. An orientation program for international students is scheduled for the two weeks prior to start of studies. During this orientation, most of the administrative issues facing a student new to Germany are covered, including registration at the university, registration with city hall, and an introduction to the city. The orientation program also offers intensive courses in German besides the semester-long courses in German as a Foreign Language included in the program tuition. We know that living abroad can be challenging and we want to make sure that your stay at the HFU Business School is as comfortable as possible.

HFU is known for having the quickest and most efficient application procedures in the industry, and this standard of support is maintained throughout the academic year.

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Outstanding value

The HFU MBA program offers exceptional value for money. The total cost of tuition fees, travel and accommodation is less than the equivalent of $23,000. Similar courses at other institutions typically cost between $50,000 and $100,000, in tuition fees alone. We are able to offer such low tuition fees because our higher education system is subsidized by the German government.

At HFU, you are not paying for the brand name. You are paying for an exceptional learning experience that will prepare you for an engaging career as a global business professional. And on top of that, you will walk away with top notch MBA credentials.

We are "Made in Germany"

In the end, an MBA from HFU Business School will provide you with an exceptional "Made in Germany" foundation for a career in international business at global companies worldwide.

Our MBA program is fully accredited by ACQUIN, the Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute, an official governing body that ensures business degrees issued at German universities meet high international academic standards. Our MBA degree has been independently confirmed for equivalency standing in such countries as the United States and Canada and is fully recognized in all European Union countries.

Course description

The HFU MBA is a full-time, three-semester program. Students must complete all required core courses in each semester, and a master's thesis in order to graduate.The thesis is a formal piece of written work prepared either individually or, in some cases, as a joint effort. This may be carried out in collaboration with a real company as the basis of research and practical application. The thesis will be a scientific exploration into a practical business problem. It should be written and submitted in English and you will be guided by two supervisors, usually professors of our Faculty.

The course is typically completed within 18 months of submission of the thesis paper.

Strategy

  • Strategic Management
  • Personal Career Strategy
  • Advanced Strategic Management

Finance & Accounting

  • International Finance
  • Financial Accounting
  • Quantitative Tools

Economics

  • Managerial Economics
  • International Economics

Managing Teams & People

  • Human Resources Management
  • Managing Cultural Diversity
  • Team Building

Marketing

  • International Marketing
  • Marketing Cases

Managing Organizations and Change

  • International Management
  • Leadership & Organizations
  • Sustainable Management

Management Accounting

  • Management & Cost Accounting

Managing Business Processes

  • Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Process Analysis and Design

Entrepreneurial Management

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Game

Master's Thesis

  • Thesis
  • Thesis seminar