MBA full-time program at Darmstadt Business School


Program Description

Program Profile

The MBA full-time program at Darmstadt Business School is tailored to meet the challenges of a dynamic global economy. It is a classical general management program, emphasizing strategy, finance, marketing and management teachings. Following the concept of Applied Sciences, we focus on a close connection between theory and practical application.

The Darmstadt 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. Graduates from non-economic disciplines are the primary target group as well as those, who have studied Economics and wish to expand their skills in the areas of decision-making and management orientation. The h_da MBA is ranked among the top 20 MBA programs in Europe.

Course Content

With this course of study, we provide a practical and internationally-orientated education that enables you to understand changing and challenging business processes easily. An integrated and intensive curriculum covering the most important areas of present-day business management will introduce you to innovative methods and concepts. You will acquire and apply the knowledge and tools learned to solve business problems in a global context.

Furthermore, particular importance is attached to the development of the interpersonal skills of our students. These include: an ability to work in a team, decision-making, presentation techniques, conducting negotiations and intercultural understanding.

We will endow you with the necessary leadership skills for your management position and help you in the art of developing a business vision. In order to teach you these skills and make them operational, a powerful step-by-step procedure has been designed to assist you in gaining a leading position in your personal field of competence and interest. The MBA curriculum comprises 11 modules plus Master’s Thesis with a total of 90 Credit Points.


The language of instruction is English.

Delivery Format

Our MBA program is an on-campus course. Classes are held as regular courses, block courses or online courses. Our virtual campus complements all lectures in the MBA program and offers students a professional learning environment with high flexibility in terms of time and space.

Program Structure

The full-time MBA program at Darmstadt Business School is designed for students who wish to fully concentrate on their MBA studies. The modular structure of the program enables the students to adjust the learning pace to one’s own needs.

Classes take place from Monday to Friday during the daytime. In exceptional cases, e.g. for lectures held by guest lecturers from abroad, there may be courses held as a block including Saturdays.


Students will be awarded the internationally-recognized degree “Master of Business Administration”. The degree qualifies one in particular for employment at the executive level in various fields of industry. Holders of this degree are entitled to begin Ph.D. studies in Germany and abroad.

Admission Requirements

The MBA program at Darmstadt Business School is designed for high-potential employees who require solid management skills in addition to their existing academic qualifications. For admission to the full-time MBA program we require:

  • An above average first university degree
  • Adequate English language skills
  • 3 years of professional experience


3 semesters

Program Start

The MBA program starts in October (winter semester). The Welcome Event, language courses  may start already in September.

Admission Deadlines

  • For applicants with a German first university degree: 15 August of the year
  • For applicants with a foreign first university degree: 1 June


The tuition fees for the MBA full-time program amount to € 24,800. They cover all expenses for teaching, books, learning materials, institutional costs, and preparation courses if needed. In addition, all students matriculated at h_da are required to pay the semester fees, which are approximately € 260 per semester.


The MBA program has been fully accredited and recommended by AQAS. The accreditation vouches for a high standard of education. AQAS is one of the leading German agencies for accreditation of higher education programs.

Faculty Profile

Our MBA lecturers are bridge-builders between the academic and business spheres. A balanced mix of university professors, management experienced lecturers and business leaders of various international backgrounds guarantees a scientifically founded management education orientated towards the requirements of management practice.

Student Profile

Students of the Darmstadt MBA come from over 40 countries and have various educational and professional backgrounds. The diverse cultural and industrial backgrounds of our community facilitate the cross-fertilization of ideas and experiences between different business fields, companies, and cultures.


We offer MBA Part Scholarships: The scholarships will be awarded to outstanding personalities who demonstrate in their professional and social environment the potential to become exemplary and strong future leaders.

Special offer: Last-Call-Discount

Do not hesitate to start your MBA studies in 2020. Whether you choose to study in full- or in part-time: If you apply by 15th of August 2020, you will receive an exclusive Last-Call-Discount of 1,000 € for the fee of the first semester.

Curious? Would you like to learn more about the exclusive Last-Call-Discount for the first semester and the many advantages Darmstadt Business School has to offer?

We would be happy to advise you personally.


Please see further information about our MBA program at

Account Manager
  • Mr Philipp Klein
  • phone: +49.6151.16.37799
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Application & Admission
  • Ms Elena Böhm
  • phone: +49.6151.16.30074
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Last updated Jun 2020

About the School

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Darmstadt, h_da) puts science into action. With a student body of about 17,000, it is one of the largest and most distinguished universities of app ... Read More

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Darmstadt, h_da) puts science into action. With a student body of about 17,000, it is one of the largest and most distinguished universities of applied sciences in Germany. Its excellent reputation is the result of a scientifically grounded, real-world approach to higher education and the professional success of its graduates. Read less