University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt


The Hochschule Darmstadt

The Hochschule Darmstadt (h_da) is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Germany. About 50 undergraduate, graduate, and master's degree programs with many self-selectable priorities offer the best career opportunities for its 15,000 students. The spectrum of courses ranging from engineering sciences through information technologies, social work, social sciences and economics to architecture, media and design. Applied research and development at the h_da enriches the excellent teaching and strengthens the business enterprises of the region through technology and knowledge transfer.

The city of Darmstadt is located in the Rhine-Main region, which is well-known as the economic hub of Europe and Germany’s most cosmopolitan region. The fully-developed infrastructure attracts multinational companies to the region and enables very good transportation to nearly any place in Europe making it easy for you to explore every spot you like.

Darmstadt is the "City of Science". This designation, which was lent to the city in 1997 with a certificate by the Hessian ministry of the Interior, recognises the national and international meaning of the city in the areas of science and research. Darmstadt earned the title through centuries of growth. With its high proportion of employees in the sectors of research and science on the job market, the city adopts a country-wide leading position. Darmstadt has an unusually high concentration of businesses, institutions and associations of extraordinary quality. Globally operating companies such as Merck, Software AG, Kao Germany, Evonik-Röhm, Schenk-Process or Schenck-Rotec have distinctive departments of research and development at their disposal. Today one out of ten inhabitants works in research or development. The demand for qualified employees in the city exceeds what the region can supply.

Besides the centre of the region, Frankfurt am Main, the surrounding cities are not less worth a visit. Nearby, you will find many cities rich of culture such as Frankfurt am Main (20 min.), Heidelberg (40 min.) or Mainz (20 min.). Frankfurt, Germany’s financial centre, is the head-quarter of the European Central Bank (ECB) and the hometown of Johann-Wolfgang von Goethe. Heidelberg is known for its famous castle and stunning flair in its historic centre. Bright carnival is celebrated in Mainz and many heritage sites take you back in the past.

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Campus or Online Part time 4 semesters October 2016 Germany Darmstadt

Our MBA is an excellent choice for anyone seeking to prepare for a career in management. It provides intensive, relevant and effective preparation for the challenges faced by executives of national and international enterprises. [+]

I am very excited to introduce you to the MBA programme at h_da. This programme was successfully established in 2007 and has in the short time since already earned a sound reputation in the Rhine-Main area as well as internationally. The h_da MBA is ranked among the top 20 MBA programmes in Europe. Our MBA is an excellent choice for anyone seeking to prepare for a career in management. It provides intensive, relevant and effective preparation for the challenges faced by executives of national and international enterprises. Continuous development, lifelong learning and a capacity for innovative thinking are the skills of the future: nothing else provides a better guarantee for career success. Determine your own future and take your qualifications to a higher level! If this is the opportunity you have been waiting for, we look forward to welcoming you to the h_da MBA. Prof. Dr. Ralf Schellhase, Academic Director MBA programme The MBA programme is aimed at young executives wishing to enhance their professional skills with a sound management qualification. Graduates from non-economic disciplines are the primary target group of this part-time course as well as those, who have studied Economics as a first degree and wish to expand their skills in the areas of decision making and management orientation. Time Structure The structure of the MBA programme conveniently enables participants to combine a career with continuing education. No time off work is necessary, and the entire programme can be completed parallel to full-time employment. The programme has a modular structure and offers the individual the possibility of adjusting the learning pace to one’s own needs. Classes take place on Thursday or Friday evenings (5.45 to 9.00 p.m.) and all day on Saturdays (9.00 a.m. to 4.15 p.m.) during the university semester. There are 15 weeks per year where no lectures are held. Admission requirements Graduation from a first degree programme/an above average economics or non-economics university degree Adequate basic knowledge of Business Administration. Applicants, who do not have adequate basic economic knowledge, are expected to take preparation courses. A minimum of three years of professional experience after graduation. Comprehensive knowledge of the English language. Admission deadline Applicants with German University degree: The admission deadline for the winter semester (which commences in October) is July 15th of each year. Applicants with foreign university degree: The admission deadline for the winter semester (which commences in October) is June 1st of each year. Fees The tuition fees are set by the Steering Committee of h_da. The tuition fees for the MBA programme amount to € 15.900 (€ 3.975 per semester). They cover all expenses for teaching, books, learning materials and institutional costs. Fees are payable in four instalments (one instalment per semester). Each preparation course costs € 500. In addition all students matriculated at h_da are required to pay the semester fees, which are approximately € 265 per semester. Alumni: Graduates of h_da will obtain a discount of 20% on the tuition fees of the whole programme. The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Hochschule Darmstadt (h_da) – University of Applied Sciences offers Scholarships for outstanding personalities. Alumni of TUD and h_da obtain a discount of 20% on the tuition fees. [-]