The MBA programme is divided into three parts: Core, Electives and Project. The 13 core modules are delivered from September to January and focus on a range of general management subjects. The modules are typically taught in blocks with three subjects delivered simultaneously across a 5-week period. Between core and elective modules, all students participate in the Learning Assessment Week (LAW). The LAW consists of an individual 90 minute spoken examination for each MBA participant with a panel of academic and corporate judges. Following LAW, electives are offered from February to May, and students may select 8 out of the 22 modules offered. Non-native German speakers are required to take two German courses that count toward the 8 modules. The Corporate Project is carried out from June to August, and a mandatory capstone course is conducted in August prior to graduation.
Each module consists of preparation reading for both academic literature and case studies. Class time will involve a mixture of teaching, open discussion, group presentations and guest speakers. The balance of these will vary depending on both the subject matter being handled and the professor leading the module. During the Core Modules, you will be allocated a new project group for each module ranging between 3 to 7 people, ensuring that you will have worked with most of your new classmates over the duration of the first four months. During the Elective Modules, part-time MBA students and MBA Alumni will join the classes.
Throughout the MBA, you will be assessed on a variety of skills and each module will comprise a number of assessments, including but not limited to:
- Individual written assignments
- Class participation
- Group presentations
- Group written assignments
The application and use of these assessment methods will vary depending on the module being studied.