Berlin Full-Time MBA
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Type of Study
- Standard period of study
- Programme start
- Credits (ECTS)
- Language of instruction
- Number of places
- Application requirements
completed undergraduate degree, a minimum of three years of relevant work experience, very good knowledge of English
- Application period
from 1 December
- Tuition fees
- Accredited by
AMBA and FIBAA
Berlin Full-Time MBA: One management programme – numerous career opportunities
The Berlin MBA is a management study programme with a global scope. Two aspects in particular interweave and award it with an exceptional dynamic; the core module content and the international, interdisciplinary composition of our study groups. Are you an ambitious leader who wants to develop both their personal and management skills? Then this full-time MBA in Germany is for you.
This English MBA programme at the Berlin Professional School offers you:
- Profound, wide-ranging, all-encompassing, practical knowledge of all management fundamentals
- The option to focus on your individual interests in certain industries and regions via elective modules. You will be empowered to pursue your desired career goals
- A dedicated Career Service and a strong network
The Berlin Full-Time MBA programme is taught through English, the lingua franca of the business world. It begins annually in September, running full-time over 15 months. The programme has a modular structure and is divided into three compelling sections:
- Phase 1: In core modules, you acquire basic management skills
- Phase 2: Electives enable you to specialise in certain world regions, e.g., Asia or the USA, or in specific industry topics, such as digital leadership
- Phase 3: You will undertake a master thesis as a Company Project with a clear-cut application, polishing your expertise
Your performance will be graded threefold; exams, papers and presentations.
The Berlin MBA immerses you in theory and practice. The key modules let you systematically tackle all areas within a company, as well as its external interfaces. You will learn to think and act flexibly, like a real entrepreneur, focusing on processes and solutions.
The optional modules provide you with the opportunity to pursue your own specific areas of interest. Study trips within Europe, to Asia or to the USA will prepare you for the international management field in a very practical, captivating and concentrated way. Modules such as Digital Business Leadership or Entrepreneurship and Innovation will push you to take on dynamic challenges, as well as teach you agility in the digital age.
Our academic staff have rich experience in the management sector and are proven experts in their fields. Corporate projects, case studies, current living case studies, job-based project and group work, business simulations plus presentations from corporate leaders from select enterprises all form integral course components. The perfect combination of theory and practice.
Developing your Leadership personality!
Personal, communication and social skills are enhanced during the leadership personality seminars. Depending on your needs and interests, you can choose from a range of different professionally-relevant methodological and social skills, e.g. presentation techniques, teambuilding, time and self-management, negotiating across cultures and assertiveness.
International Study Visits
Our successful partnerships with universities, companies and organisations worldwide enable study visits to Asia, Europe and the US. In this way you learn about and become familiar with the practicalities of global economic issues at a local level, while acquiring and improving the language, professional and intercultural skills that you need for management roles in international companies and organisations.
MBA with various Elective Modules
The core modules teach basic general management skills - such as marketing, HR, strategy, finance and accounting. You can pursue your individual and professional focal points with a variety of elective modules, e.g. Transformation Management & Change, Digital Business Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Inovation or Doing Business in Asia or the US.
Study in a practical environment
The interactive, activity-based teaching of the Berlin MBA consciously incorporates the diverse professional experience of the students. Our lecturers have extensive leadership experience and are proven experts in their field. Case studies, current live cases, work-related project and group work, business simulations and presentations by company representatives are an integral part of the course.
Getting an MBA from the BPS was one the best professional and personal decisions that I have made. The class was very diverse and it was great for learning about new cultures and how business is conducted throughout the world.
- completed university degree
- At least three years’ professional experience following the primary university degree
- very good knowledge of English (minimum scores - TOEFL: cbt 213 points or ibt 79 points; IELTS: 6.5 points)
Each year, applications are accepted from 1 December. We recommend applying early as admissions are made on a rolling basis depending on suitability. 25 places are assigned annually for the programme start in September.
If you meet the entry requirements and are interested in applying for the Berlin Full-Time MBA, please use our online application tool:
You will be asked to upload the following documents during the application process:
- letter of motivation, including professional goals
- curriculum vitae, preferably in "europass"
- copy of passport
- passport photo
- certification of eligibility for university education (e.g. Abitur/A-levels)
- certification of university degree: BA / MA / Diploma
- employment testimonials
- certificates of English language competence (e.g. TOEFL certificates or the BULATS Business Language Testing Service at the Berlin School of Economics and Law)
Please submit formally certified copies only.
Certificates and other documents which are not in English nor in German must be translated into one of these languages. Translations must be formally certified and attached to the documents.
If you are applying from a non-European country, you will need to allow for the time to have your visa processed (approx. 4-6 months).
An investment in your future
The tuition fees for the Berlin Full-Time MBA is 19.800 Euro. This include:
- All study costs, from matriculation to modules and teaching materials, right through to exam charges
- Leadership & Management Skills Seminare
- Excursions and Study Visits according to the study plan for the Berlin Full-Time MBA
- Welcome Service for international students
- Career Service and Events
We offer a range of financing options, which you can view in the schedule of fees. We would be happy to advise you personally!
As the programme has been approved as a course of further education in accordance of the Berlin Law of Higher Education, tuition fees are normally tax deductible.
MBA Scholarships for Women for the programme start 2019
The HWR Berlin promotes tomorrow’s women executives by offering partial scholarships. Every year two scholarships, each worth € 5,000, are awarded for a study place in the Berlin Full-Time MBA.
- Career/study achievement
- Financial need
Please note that your MBA scholarship application can only be considered if you have submitted your MBA application as well.
Please send the completed signed application form to bps-mbafull(at)hwr-berlin.de until 30 April 2019 (foreclosure).
Here you can download the application form.
If you require any further information, please contact Anne Bruchanski:
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 30877-1409
Why study in Berlin?
Berlin is an international capital city of culture, sport and science. Berlin embodies dynamism and diversity. Imagine a city full of beginnings and ends, characterised by residents and visitors, cultural richness, industry and professional associations. Here, start-ups blossom next to large corporations that operate on a global scale.
Over 3000 alumni from more than 30 nations, and another 200 students joining annually. That is the worldwide Berlin Professional School alumni network, consisting of specialists from infinite industries and companies. As part of this international community, you will gain access to BPS alumni groups on XING and LinkedIn.
You will also automatically receive invitations to BPS alumni events including our homecoming event or the X-Mas Punch.
You have studied at the Berlin Professional School or at the IMB Institute of Management or the Institute of Distance Learning at HWR Berlin? Then you can register for our Alumni Network here.
On graduating from BPS, you’re drawing a new hand of cards for your career. Yet we understand that questions about reorientation, career strategies and development are almost as important as the study programme itself.
We want to support you in identifying your career goals and efficiently pursuing them by providing you personal, confidential advice. Through one-to-one conversations, we will work together to develop measures to guide you in practically implementing your goals, both during your studies and beyond.
We teach you how to structure and put together professional applications, both in a domestic and international context. You will be given individual feedback on the application documents submitted beforehand and learn how to improve them.
We will also discuss objectives, structure and typical questions in interviews and you will practice in plenary assemblies or small groups.
Your CV is the core of your application. The Career Service actively supports you through application processes with a complimentary CV check. Together, we will make your strengths and experience truly stand out.
During Graduate Talks yesterday's graduates show today's students the opportunities they could have tomorrow.
Through these talks, you will get to know companies from different industries and receive first-hand tips on how to successfully launch your career in Germany.
The participating graduates have either found their feet in the vibrant Berlin start-up scene or in large companies. Montredo, idealo, Blacklane, Delivery Hero, Bombardier, Zalando and Vodafone are among those represented.
By virtue of a varied programme of company visits, you will gain insight into the everyday management life during your studies. Not only do company visits form an integral part of the course, they also provide the opportunity to gain a first-hand impression of a company. You will meet company representatives in person.
Have you ever imagined that an employer would want to introduce themselves to you? Even if it’s not something often verbalised, company presentations like to demonstrate how attractive they are as an employer to businesses via projects and presentations.
Studying at the BPS makes it crystal clear that you want more. Graduating proves that you can do more. This combination of desire and expertise will make you sought-after by any company. And now, you can see how interesting our partner companies are.