Leadership gains in importance in comparison to management
Imagine the following situation: you are not just good at your job, but brilliant; you set the standards, you are well organized and your commitment goes far beyond the required levels. As a result, your performance is rewarded. You receive an offer to take a position of leadership. That’s great - if you are prepared!
Of course, promotion is not the only way to reach a leadership position. There are many other ways; for example, you can take over the family business or start up your own.
However, you rarely get the opportunity to examine your own capacity for leadership before you need it, or to really get to know the specific details of an executive’s work. This course will help you answer the following questions about leadership: Do I want it? Can I do it? What are my goals? What are my limits?
We offer you an opportunity – unique in this region – to get to know subjects such as direction, management, human skills, resource management, strategy and planning. You can use this opportunity to explore and develop your skill set, working out what is right for you, how you want to tackle tasks and how you can best use your strengths.
Unbeatable content – put into practice
In order to meet the challenges of a leader in today's globalized economy you will need to know management methods and techniques, possess professional skills and a high degree of social competence. This degree course guarantees high quality standards. Theoretical knowledge in a course of lectures will develop your understanding through interactive seminars and a large number of interdisciplinary team projects.
Master of Arts (M.A.)
|Terms||3 terms, full-time|
|Program start||Each year winter semester|
July 31 for German degrees|
July 15 for international degrees
|Accreditation||ZEvA until 30 September 2026|
The Leadership program qualifies you for manifold executive and management functions. Possible deployment and work areas will be mainly in the line function of companies: e.g. business development, human resources, marketing. But you may also work in the broad field of management consultancy: e.g. merger and acquisition projects.
Initiative and motivation are qualities that are almost as essential for the students of the Leadership program as for leaders of companies. The attainment of “milestones” is not determined in all modules by tests, but by relevant and extensive assignments, presentations and project reports requiring you to be proactive and self motivated. Although these modules are practical, they will require a similar workload to those modules assessed by examination.
The following topics are of relevance for the degree course:
- Leadership competence, team building, integration
- Communication skills
- Analytical, process-oriented and conceptual thinking
- Understanding and evaluating relationships between organizational goals, employee interests and external factors
- Change and crisis management
- Intercultural sensitivity
- Analysis and evaluation of social and economic processes
- Vision, mission, strategy
- Planning and execution of complex projects
The degree course is admission restricted. The study spot placement takes place via a local NC procedures.
Admission to the master's degree course is granted if the bachelor examination in a bachelor degree course at Faculty 3: Business and Law was passed in Business Administration, Public Management, International Finance or a respective diploma examination, or if the bachelor examination or the diploma examination in the stated degree courses was passed at a different institution of higher education or university, or if the applicant has an equivalent academic degree in a related field of economics or law with a regular period of study of at least six semesters pursuant section 1 no.: 1 and 2.