Berlin Part-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, GMAT (recommended for Non-EU applicants without working permission in Germany)
- Application period
from 1 December
- Tution fees
- Accredited by
AMBA and FIBAA
- HWR Campus
Berlin Part-Time MBA – work alongside the MBA
The Berlin Part-Time MBA offers you all the benefits of the HWR Berlin MBA (School of Economics and Law) – but in a part-time format. You can remain dedicated to your career, truly enhancing it by studying for the MBA. You will be fully equipped for new career goals with an international perspective, all the while refining your individual strengths.
Studying the MBA at the Berlin Professional School offers you:
- Blocks of attendance phases
- Profound, wide-ranging, practical knowledge of the fundamentals of management
- Opportunities to focus on individual interests in certain industries and regions via elective modules, pursue your own desired career goals
- A dedicated Career Service and a strong network
The Berlin Part-Time MBA commences in October annually. It runs alongside your career over the course of 24 months. The attendance phases are divided in the 1st Academic Year into 3 weeks (all from Saturday to Saturday) and 8 attendance blocks (Thursday evenings through to, and including, Sundays). And in the 2nd Academic Year they are divided into 9 attendance blocks at the weekend (normally Friday evening to Sunday). In addition to face-to-face classes, modules will occasionally be conducted online. The Berlin MBA programme is also accompanied by online elements (e.g. videos, quizzes, pre-courses).
- Phase 1: In core modules, you acquire fundamental management skills
- Phase 2: Electives allow you to specialise in topic areas, such as Innovative Sustainability, Transformation Management and Change or Digital Business and Technology Management
- Phase 3: You will undertake a master thesis as a Company Project with a clear-cut application, perfectly rounding off your skills
The Berlin Part-Time MBA, taught in English, offers the perfect combination of theory and practice. It will set you on a direct path to expanding your leadership skills. The core modules in the first part study programme lay the foundations of key management knowledge. All areas of a business and external interactions of a company are dissected, while developing your thinking skills around processes and solutions at all times.
The elective modules of the second part of study programme give you the opportunity to apply yourself to specific tasks. Study trips in Europe or to the USA prepare you in a specific and practical manner for the field of International Management. You learn about the business frameworks, strategies and management tools of multinational corporations. In the „Transformation Management and Change" module you will help a company to deal with change processes in a dynamic and agile manner or to actively initiate them, thus putting it ahead of the competition. The module "Digital Business and Technology Management" will present you with dynamically changing challenges and train your digital agility. In the module "Innovative Sustainability“, you will learn how to embedd sustainability aspects in innovation projects at our partner university, Porto Business School. The module "Entrepreneurship and Innovation" familiarizes you with the innovation process of start-ups and corporates. A core element of this module is a practice-based project with the Barton School of Business in Wichita, Kansas. Together with MBA students from the USA, you will work in teams on the development of real solutions for the internationalization challenges of start-ups and SMEs.
From the teaching style right through to the lecturers, the MBA focuses consistently on practical, hands-on experiences. Corporate projects, academic case studies, current live case studies, job-based projects and group work, business simulations plus presentations from corporate leaders from select enterprises all form integral course components.
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.
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. Innovative Sustainability, Transformation Management & Change, Digital Business and Technology Management, Entrepreneurship and Inovation or Internatioal Management.
International Study Visits
Our successful partnerships with universities, companies and organisations worldwide enable study visits to 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.
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.
A great benefit was the hands-on transfer of knowledge from the non-technical field and the development of skills into a multicultural environment. Learning outside the textbooks and exchanging different perspectives was beneficial for self-development.
- Completed university degree
- At least three years’ professional experience following the primary university degree
- GMAT (recommended for Non-EU applicants without working permission in Germany)
- Very good knowledge of English (minimum scores - TOEFL: cbt 213 points or ibt 79 points; IELTS: 6.5 points)
The programme starts in October. We accept applications from 1 December.
We recommend applying early as admissions are made on a rolling basis depending on suitability. 30 places are assigned annually for the programme start in October.
If you are interested, you can already complete single modules of the Berlin MBA and have them credited to your MBA degree later on. Here you can find more information about these Management Seminars.
If you meet the entry requirements and are interested in applying for the Berlin MBA, please use our online application tool:
HWR Online Application Tool
- 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)
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).
Tuition Fees - an investment in your future
The tuition fees for the Berlin Part-Time MBA is 19.800 Euro. This includes:
- 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
Tuition fee can be paid in installments, which you can view in the schedule of fees. We would be happy to advise you personally!
Download the schedule of fees here
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. The degree programme is also recognised as vocational training which usually allows some entitlement to training leave.
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 4 900 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, with job offers and networking possibilities.
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.
Studying single modules
Not decided yet on an entire course of study? We offer you the possibility to attend chosen modules individually. You can have these recognised later for the MBA programme.
We will be offering the following seminars:
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