MBA International Business Management Furtwangen University/HFU Business School
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.
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.
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.
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.
Studycheck Award 2022 for Furtwangen University
Studycheck.de names Furtwangen University 2022 as one of the most popular universities in Germany. In the Baden-Württemberg ranking of universities, HFU made it to 2nd place. We are delighted with this award, especially since it is based on our students' evaluations. There were in total 70,772 evaluations from 511 universities from 2021.
More information about the Studycheck Ranking 2022 can be found here
Scholarships and Funding
As a leading German business school, we support talented, well-qualified people by offering two scholarships. For students who have gained excellent grades in their first semester we can offer a €2,000 scholarship, making your reduced tuition fee €2,130 for the second semester.
To apply for a full scholarship, please contact the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).