MBA International Business Management


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Program Description

MBA International Business Management

The HFU MBA combines a leading-edge curriculum taught entirely in English by a dynamic and internationally experienced faculty. The HFU Business School is a faculty of Hochschule Furtwangen University, a state-run university located in picturesque southern Germany.

Our MBA program is focused on managing business across global markets. It challenges students to think and live globally by its location at the crossroads of Europe. Organizational leadership, strategic management, and managing cultural diversity are strong points of the program and prepare the student for success as future professionals in business enterprises operating across international borders.

International Location

Situated in the heart of Europe, the program consistently attracts students from all over the world. Classes are typically made up of 80% international students, creating a unique multi-cultural experience on the fringe of the Black Forest and within an hour’s drive to France, Switzerland, Austria, and three hours to Italy.

Global Partners

The region is home to many top global corporations including Porsche, Daimler, SAP, Bosch, Aesculap, and Hugo Boss. Our students can expect to be exposed to such companies through field trips, company thesis collaborations, and post-graduation internships. Many of our foreign graduates have gone on to work for these and other such companies like Hewlett-Packard Europe, Adidas, Puma, and Marquardt as part of their extended international business experience here.


Advanced Teaching Methods

HFU is a top-ranked university of applied sciences as evidenced by recent surveys of schools. Our MBA program offers many advantages.

Top among them 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.

Our teaching approach incorporates innovative methods such as hands-on business simulations and collaborative projects with partner universities around the world. These challenge our students to effectively manage cultural differences, geographic dislocations and even competing for interests in real-world situations while working towards achieving business objectives.

The program comprises full-time day study, thus allowing the student to enjoy normal campus life and weekends exploring the many recreational and cultural offerings of the region.

Global Preparation

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.


Admission Criteria

The admission criteria are intended to ensure that students have the appropriate qualifications, academic background and work experience to fully benefit from and actively contribute to the program. The requirements are:

An undergraduate degree with an above average grade point average (GPA)

Work experience comprising at least 24 months of relevant professional experience in a business environment following graduation (student internships or summer jobs do not qualify for consideration).

Proficiency in English in written and spoken form as indicated by

- TOEFL (our ETS code number is 8221)


A test is not required for applicants having graduated in the UK, Ireland, North America, Australia, and New Zealand.

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

Applicants are not required to sit a GMAT examination. However, they are encouraged to do so. Applicants who have achieved a high score in the GMAT may be given preference at the time of selection. The current average score for GMAT is about 600. Good MBA candidates will usually exceed this score.

Our GMAT code number is 7032


Last updated Jul 2020

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Furtwangen University (HFU) is one of Germany's leading universities and recognised for its excellence in the following areas: High quality and innovation in teaching Strong practical focus through c ... Read More

Furtwangen University (HFU) is one of Germany's leading universities and recognised for its excellence in the following areas: High quality and innovation in teaching Strong practical focus through collaboration with industry International focus Applied research Continuing education and lifelong learning Qualifications and motivation Social responsibility and safeguarding of the future Read less
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