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Program overview
3 semesters
Full time
Master's degree
Start dates
October 2021

April 2022

October 2022

April 2023

Program description

MA Business Management

The MA Business Management will put you in a position to consolidate the knowledge gained in your bachelor’s course to management level, and thus optimize your career prospects. Based on the system-oriented St. Gallen Management Approach, you will be enabled to successfully manage the most diverse companies and institutions. You will be able to interpret management with a holistic approach and learn to analyse companies and markets with different methodological tools, to determine your aims and employ resources efficiently.

During an 8-week internship, you will apply the new approaches directly to practice. Depending on your professional aims, you can, as an alternative to an internship, take part in a research project on leadership topics. This is an ideal preparation for your thesis to practice academic writing.

In the last semester, you have the opportunity to choose between three different major specializations and to focus your Master’s studies specifically on your career planning:

  • International Sales Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • IT Management

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Admission requirements

You should have successfully completed your bachelor’s studies before starting the master’s programme and have gained 30 ECTS credits in Business Administration, Management etc. Independent of whether you completed your bachelor’s degree with 180 or 210 ECTS, you have the opportunity at HdWM to enter the master’s study course. With 180 ECTS, you simply enrol in a preliminary course, or, after a study year, complete a semester abroad to gain the required 30 ECTS credits. Candidates with 210 ECTS can begin their studies directly and successfully complete them within three semesters. Of course, you can also spend a voluntary semester abroad between the second and third semester.

For this English track Master’s programme, you need to speak English on at least B2 level, according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Additional German skills are highly recommended, especially for those who wish to work in Germany during their studies.

For the German track Master's, German skills on C1 level are mandatory.

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Scholarships & funding

Each semester, the HdWM awards several merit-based Deutschlandstipendien for which students of all study programs and semesters can apply. The award is not just for grades. Social commitment or special living conditions are also taken into account when selecting the awardees.

Please not that HdWM does not offer full-scholarships.

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Tuition fees

650€ per month

Career opportunities

HdWM offers voluntary career consulting for those who want to work in Germany during their studies.

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About this institute

The University of Applied Management Studies, or Hochschule der Wirtschaft für Management (HdWM) as we are called in German, is a private Management School, fully accredited by the state of Baden-Württemberg. Founded in 2011 in Mannheim, Germany, the university offers...

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Why study at University of Applied Management Studies

The HdWM study programmes combine top-notch management science with practical experience to prepare you for your future career. By studying at HdWM, you get the necessary theory and praxis to fulfill your career aims.


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Alexandra Mistele
Thanks to the open teaching format in the master’s programme, there is a lot of room for discussion with fellow-students along with very good guidance by skilled instructors with business experience. The practical and theoretical direction makes it possible to put the knowledge learned into practice directly and you get contact with your possibl...
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Julien Hochscheid
I chose the German track Master’s in Business Management because combining interactive theory with practice is important to me. The master’s degree programme based on St. Gallen Management enables me to get a holistic view of business. Through real case studies, theoretic course content is put into a practical and entrepreneurial context.

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University of Applied Management Studies

Hochschule der Wirtschaft für Management
Oskar-Meixner-Strasse 4-6
68163 Mannheim

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