University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt

Program Description


University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt

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.


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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus or Online
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2017
4 semesters
Part time
15,900 EUR
Start date Oct. 2017
Germany Darmstadt, Hesse
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 4 semesters
Price 15,900 EUR