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International Business Management MBA

HFU Business School
Program summary
18 months
10,000 EUR
Application deadline: 5/15/2015
Start date: September 2020 - Villingen-Schwenningen

International Business Management MBA

HFU International Business Management MBA - An Internationally Accredited Full-Time MBAGet the HFU Advantage - Full-Time MBA in International Business Management

At HFU Business School, students are prepared for fulfilling lifelong careers in business. The MBA in International Business Management is internationally accredited and addresses the continuous challenges of today's changing business environment. With the HFU MBA, candidates will benefit from an high-caliber education on the dynamic state of business. 

Innovative Teaching Techniques & a Top-Notch Faculty

The HFU MBA in International Business Management is among top MBA programs in Germany and offers students a faculty of internationally experienced professionals, PhD holders and experts in the field. In addition to managing the HFU Business School classrooms, many faculty members maintain active business affairs outside the university

The HFU MBA program is taught to be interactive, engaging and challenging. Students will engage in project work, case study exercises, business games and collaborative projects on real business situations. In addition, students will benefit from:

  • A maximum of 15 students per program intake (small class sizes)
  • Each student is personally mentored by a professor
  • An open and friendly faculty.

A Curriculum for Business Today

The HFU Full-Time MBA is specifically focused on contemporary and emerging trends in the global business environment and promotes innovative best practices for engaging with global markets. Students will receive foundational business skills, supplemented with unique insights into business affairs today in preparation for a global career.

With an emphasis on business at a global level, the program highlights critical topics such as managing cultural diversity, which comparable programs may neglect to include. HFU Business Schools courses on Strategic Management and Leadership are mong the best in the field.

International Opportunities in the Heart of Germany

The program is taught entirely in English from Villingen-Schwenningen, in the foothills of the German Black Forest, which is among the most picturesque and famous German sites. In addition to the hospitality and high quality of living that candidates would experience in Villingen-Schwenningen, the HFU MBA offers easy connections to European metropolitans and an internationally-focused curriculum.

Global Industry Cooperation

The Baden-Württemberg region is at the center of innovative business and technology, hosting the global headquarters of  Porsche, Daimler, SAP, Bosch, Aesculap and Hugo Boss. HFU MBA candidates will benefit from close industry connections and interact directly with top companies via field trips, master's thesis collaboration and post-graduation internship opportunities.

MBA Alumni

Graduates of the HFU MBA are located all over the world and thus represent a useful global network. Their  impressive careers demonstrate the significant impact the MBA program has had on their professional development.

Many foreign graduates have secured careers at major international companies, including  Hewlett-Packard Europe, Adidas, Puma, and Marquardt via industry connections made during the program.

Application and Admission Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Candidates are chosen or the International Business Management MBA based on their professional and academic merit and ability to actively contribute to the program.

Candidates must have achieved:

  • An undergraduate degree with above average performance.
  • Work experience: at least 24 months of relevant professional experience in a business environment after graduation (student internships or summer can not be considered).
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English as indicated by TOEFL (570 paper based; 230 computer-based, 89 internet-based); Our ETS code number is 8221. TOEFL is not required for graduates from the UK, Ireland, North America, Australia.

Application Processes

All applications must be accompanied by the following:

  • Official copies of all relevant degrees and transcripts
  • Official GMAT scores (Average score for admission is 600)
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS score

Degree and diploma etc.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a Maser of Business Administration in International Business Management from HFU Business School.

Since 2004, the HFU MBA program has been fully accredited by FIBBA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation), an official international governing body for German universities.

Since 2012, the HFU MBA has been fully accredited by ACQUIN (Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute).

The HFU MBA has been independently confirmed as equivalent to comparable degrees in the United States, Canada and all European nations.

HFU MBA Accreditation

Program Structure

The HFU MBA in International Business Management is divided into three terms, and is structured as follows:

Term 1


  • Strategic Management
  • Personal Career Strategy
  • Advanced Strategic Mangement

Finance & Accounting

  • International Finance
  • Financial Accounting
  • Quantitative Tools


  • Managerial Economics
  • International Economics

Managing Teams & People

  • Human Resource Management
  • Managing Cultural Diversity
  • Teambuilding


  • International Marketing
  • Marketing Cases

Term 2

Managing Organizations and Change

  • International Management
  • Leadership & Organizations
  • Sustainable Management

Management Accounting

  • Management and Cost Accounting

Managing Cultural Diversity

  • Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Process Analysis and Design

Entrepreneurial Management

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Game

Term 3

Master's thesis

  • Thesis
  • Thesis Seminar

The Master's thesis is the final assignment of the program and will be carried out in collaboration with a real company. Students will either work alone or in teams to construct a formal written paper and present a scientific exploration into a practical business problem.

Expenses / Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees

  •  €10,000
  • Payable in three installments (each term)


HFU is a leading German Business School and offers a number of scholarships to support the development of qualified and talented individuals. Candidates who have excelled in their undergraduate degrees may be eligible for a scholarship of €3,200. All applicants are welcome to apply for this scholarship via the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Living Costs

Living costs in Villingen-Schwenningen typically average €680 per month and are the sole responsibility of the student. Students ma be required to demonstrate financial means when applying for a study visa. Financial support from the university for living expenses is not available.

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HFU Business School

Jakob-Kienzle-Str. 17 Villingen-Schwenningen Germany
78054 Villingen-Schwenningen

Phone no: +49 7720 307 4300

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Tobias Lombacher, Germany, 2010, Senior Engineer
The course, with its up to date curriculum, lives from the practical background and engagement of its staff. Especially the entrepreneurial atmosphere and a close integration of real business cases made the experience precious.
Ingrid Buelvas, 2009, Regional Trade Marketing Development Specialist
The program not only offers attractive and exciting subjects and tasks along the scholar year but also involves the internationality and exchange of knowledge of students from all over the world.
Ksenia Kovbasyuk, Russia, 2009, Business Analysis Manager
It gave me not only additional business knowledge, but most important it gave me a different perspective and capabilities to examine any situation, myself and others in a broader context.
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