Master of Business Administration (MBA) Business Background

OHM Professional School

Program Description

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Business Background

OHM Professional School

Master of Business Administration for Financials

Due to the more than 15 years of experience as a provider of MBA programs according to the traditional Anglo-Saxon model, the OHM Professional School (OPS) is considered one of the most experienced business schools in Germany.

Within 12 or 18 months, our MBA participants develop essential knowledge in central areas of corporate governance in an international context, concurrent with their regular employment.

The program of the MBA is made up of 14 internationally oriented modules and two electives. We are thus able to provide comprehensive management training that also includes all functional areas of classic Business Studies.

Study weeks at partner universities in the United States and China enrich and strengthen the cultural competency of our participants.

The design of the program places a particular emphasis on a good balance of theoretical and practical teaching modules. Partner companies that are closely linked to the OPS also contribute toward the strong practical relevance with their comprehensive support, as do lectures by renowned executives, and excursions.

You then complete your part-time MBA program with a three-month Master’s thesis, which ideally is of particular practical relevance.

The learning atmosphere in the part-time MBA program is characterized by multicultural diversity. Roughly 70% of program participants are of international origin.

The teaching and conversation language of the MBA program is solely English, which already serves to promote intercultural and social competence in the daily environment of the program.

Core subjects of the MBA program

  • International Marketing
  • International Supply Chain Management
  • International Business Law
  • International Accounting
  • International Economics
  • International Finance
  • International Taxation
  • Leadership in International Organizations
  • Applied Leadership & Social Competence
  • Intercultural Communication Competence
  • Business Ethics
  • Strategic Management
  • Managerial Decisions
  • Top Management Issues

Awards and accreditation

We at the OHM Professional School have been committed to quality and continuous improvement from the very beginning. As the MBA is carried out according to international standards and the Anglo-Saxon model, the OHM Professional School stands apart from other German universities.

The Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Association for the Promotion of Science and Humanities in Germany) in 2004 distinguished the Georg-Simon-Ohm Hochschule (Technische Hochschule Nürnberg since 2013) as the third-best university in the area of further education.

Since 2005 the General Management MBA has been ACQUIN accredited. In the course of the accreditation, the Master programs at the OHM Professional School (formerly Georg-Simon-Ohm Management Institute) were examined with regard to their content quality, their professional qualification, their modularization, their ECTS credit point system and their compliance with standard periods of study. Personnel, facilities, and quality management were further criteria that were assessed.

Objectives of the Master of Business Administration

  • Personality development of MBA participants by supplementing traditional teaching content in business studies (hard skills) with leadership skills (soft skills)
  • Direct international experience through roughly 70% foreign students, international guest lecturers, as well as field trips and study weeks at foreign partner universities
  • Practical orientation of the MBA program through projects with companies, guest lectures by top managers, and company visits
  • Understanding of holistic management approaches

Target group

The MBA program is aimed at performance-oriented applicants with completed degrees and at least two years of professional experience, who are looking to acquire academically founded and practice-oriented business management know-how in the field of international business.

Benefits for participants

  • Internationally recognized academic degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • International learning atmosphere due to roughly 70% international students
  • Compatibility of job and education
  • Targeted, advanced training for use in an international environment
  • Comprehensive teaching of fundamental leadership skills (soft skills)
  • Highly qualified professors and experts from practical management in various industries
  • Close contact with internationally operating partner companies of the OHM Professional School
  • Project-related Master’s thesis, preferably in cooperation with companies

Advantages for your company

  • Attractive training benefit for high potentials
  • Increased employee loyalty as well as incentive for employees
  • Increased acceptance of employees when dealing with international customers
  • Improved image through internationally recognized academic training of employees
  • Establishment of an international network of experts and key personnel


At the OHM Professional School you as a student opt for the program version that suits you best. Participants without a business background first complete a basic semester in order to develop elemental business management knowledge. Furthermore, you have the option to choose between the full-time and part-time program. You can then obtain your internationally recognized academic MBA title without giving up your job.

Basic Semester


  • Business Simulation
  • Foundations of Economics
  • Foundations of Business Administration
  • Accounting and Finance Basics
  • Business Law Basics
  • Case Studies in Management

Main Program

Functional Areas of Business Studies

  • International Marketing
  • International Accounting
  • International SCM
  • International Finance
  • International Taxation
  • International Business Law
  • International Economics

Leadership and Personality

  • Leadership in International Organizations
  • Applied Leadership & Social Competence
  • Intercultural Communication Competence
  • Business Ethics


  • Strategic Management
  • Managerial Decisions
  • Top Management Issues


During the entire study period, 2 electives have to be taken and completed by sitting an examination. The electives are often taught by guest lecturers and are on current economic issues. Below is a selection of previously offered electives (please note: not every subject is offered every semester):

  • Portfolio Management
  • Derivatives
  • Business Valuation
  • International Projekt Management
  • Organizational Change, Culture and Leadership
  • HR Management
  • Tourism Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Int. Projekt Management
  • Sustainability
  • Business Negotiations
  • Information Technology & Systems

Study Weeks

  • USA (Barry University Miami)
  • China (Zhejiang University, Hangzhou)

Company Projects (Examples)

  • Schwan Stabilo
  • DATEV eG
  • Dehn + Söhne GmbH & Co. KG
  • Detecon International GmbH
  • Fraunhofer IIS

Master Thesis

After completing all exams and study requirements, a three-month Master Thesis concludes the program.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Teambuilding/Personal Development
  • Soft-Skills Training
  • Presentation Training
  • Company Visits
  • Guest Lectures
  • Language Courses

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the MBA program must meet the following requirements for admission:

  • University degree (Bachelor, Diploma, Master)
  • At least two years of professional experience after graduation
  • GMAT is recommended for foreign students
  • Proof of English language proficiency through one of the following tests: TOEFL (550 points, 213 points computer-based or 85 points Internet-based), TOEIC (750 points) or IELTS (6.0)
  • Personal admission interview with the head of the degree program


1. Application deadlines

The application deadline for the summer semester is 15 December (for applicants from non-EU countries) or 1 February (for applicants from Germany and other EU countries). Applications for the winter semester are accepted until 30 June (for applicants from non-EU countries) or 31 July (for applicants from Germany and other EU countries).

2. Application Documents

To apply for our programs, you must first complete the application form. In addition, please submit the following documents:

  • Current passport photo
  • Certified copy or copies of your university diplomas/certificates
  • Current CV
  • Certified copy of your TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS scores
  • Proof of employment experience (minimum of 2 years)
  • Motivational statement
  • Two letters of recommendation

3. Interview with the Academic Head of the Program

The OHM Professional School processes all applications and pre-selects candidates for our programs. If your application is complete and you meet the admission requirements, you will be invited for a personal interview. Applicants who are not living in Germany may conduct their interview via telephone.

4. Admission

After you have submitted your application and completed your interview, the OPS will make its final decision on your admission to the MBA program. After you receive your letter of admission, please transfer the registration fee of €500. Your admission is only legally valid after the registration fee has been received.

5. Preparation for your residency in Nuremberg

After you have transferred the first payment installment, please contact the German Embassy or Consulate in your country, in order to begin the visa process or secure your visa.

Teaching Methods

The courses of the MBA program are seminar-style. Group work, individual and group presentations, as well as case studies convey practical knowledge and also promote the development of social skills (“soft skills”). In addition, block seminars and workshops are also central elements of the MBA courses. Foreign excursions round off the program.

Study Periods

The MBA program at the OHM Professional School in Nuremberg starts twice a year:

Summer semester (15 March)

Winter semester (1 October).

Lecture schedule:

Full-time program (evenings): 5 days a week

Part-time program (evenings): 3 days a week

Workdays: 5:30 pm to 8:45 pm Saturdays: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm or 4:00 pm

Block weeks may take place occasionally during the semester (continuous blocked days – maximum of one week).

Final Degree

Graduates of the program are granted the internationally recognized academic degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA) by the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated July 2, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Oct. 2019
12 - 18 months
Full time
15,000 EUR
Germany - Nuremberg, Bavaria
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