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Study MBA Sustainable Business Development

In an environment of on-going transformation, you will learn how to find and pursue new business opportunities. Our MBA will equip you with the relevant skills in business development, sustainability management, applied artificial intelligence as well as in systemic entrepreneurial approaches.

Why study with us?

With our holistic outlook we will qualify you to design innovative sustainable business strategies and new business models within our fast-moving societies and their ever-changing consumer trends. The carefully developed and designed curriculum will provide you with competencies such as critical reflection, agile solution-orientation, strategy development and networking capabilities as well as in-depth knowledge in the fields of individual efficacy, transformative leadership and general management.

This aims in particular at the management of products and service innovations, fast moving markets as well as lasting customer relationships. Linking these different bodies of knowledge and competences will give you the capability to transfer and apply your enhanced knowledge to real-life work situations. These two years of studies will be like a fly wheel for your personal development and your company’s business development.

Key Facts


MBA Aviation and Tourism Management


Master of Business Administration (MBA)


4 Semesters (24 Months)

Type of Program

Modularly organized in blocks (possibility to study while working)

Credit Points

90 Credit Points

Lecture Language


Application Requirements



Accreditation is in progress and will be granted for 2024 – 2031

Program Begin

Yearly in Winter Semester

Application Deadline for Summer Semester

Application Deadline for Winter Semester

Application deadline for applicants with foreign degrees: July 15, 2024


Application deadline for applicants with national degrees (D + EU): September 30, of 2024


Application deadline for the aptitude test according to § 20 HHG: February 15, 2024


Open for application

on the website of the KompetenzCampus.

Program Description

The MBA program is a further education, application-oriented master’s course aimed at a working and professionally experienced target group. Applicants from the areas of business development and corporate management as well as the management areas of strategy, innovation, IT, sales, marketing, product and services as well as supply chain of all industries are welcome. It is designed to be studied while working.

The four-semester program is based upon three key areas of content while at the same time providing a general management training.

Business development
You will learn to identify and evaluate trends and new business opportunities in view of success potential of known and unknown customer needs. You will expand your knowledge and competencies in areas such as innovation management, stakeholder and relationship management, international digital marketing and business unit development including strategic partnerships as well as mergers and acquisitions.

Sustainability and digitalization as drivers of transformations
The notions of sustainability and digitalization are of crucial importance throughout the whole program. While various modules provide theoretical knowledge within the fields, a clear focus of the program is to convey the correlation between business decisions from an economic point-of-view with the environmental and socio-cultural perspective represented by sustainable climate-neutral production and supply chain concepts heading for a circular economy.
You will learn how to design and apply processes to make use of the exponential data growth (data economy) when it comes to business decisions. Digital innovations and transformations not only require the transfer of specialist knowledge, but also require the strengthening of judgement and personality development.

Systemic management approach
You will learn to think within and apply systemic approaches for complex systems and derive decisions, even within an environment of high uncertainties. You will develop transformative management skills and competencies to actively drive change no matter if its culture or technology based.

The curriculum is enriched by communication trainings, leadership modules and an interactive simulation which allows students to apply the acquired knowledge, carry out relevant analysis and derive business decisions.

Career Opportunities

With this MBA you will broaden and consolidate your knowledge in business development, digitization, sustainability and systemic management. You will acquire methodological as well as management competencies in order to define, analyze, evaluate, implement and assess new sustainable business opportunities. You will develop a solution-oriented, self-directed and autonomous mindset that successfully drives change within the team. The didactic design of the modules allows to feature a deep knowledge comprehension as well as transfer skills. Modules such as Transformative Leadership as well as Systemic Thinking & Management of Complex Systems qualify you to take on leadership positions.

Program Structure

The part-time course is divided into four semesters (24 months): Course blocks that take place in presence/ in Frankfurt (House of Science and Transfer), usually 3 days per month, Thursdays to Saturdays.
"Kick-off" on October 2024, exact dates to follow.

Program Benefits

  • Enhance your knowledge and skills in developing, and applying innovative as well as systemic solution proposals for your field of activity, even in situations of significant uncertainties.
  • Expand your leadership competencies by learning and applying state of the art communication, team building and networking capabilities.
  • Acquire relevant theoretical knowledge to assess chances and impacts of socio-economic trends, especially in the context of sustainability concepts and digitalized business processes and models.
  • Sharpen your acquired theoretical knowledge and sustainable business development skills in our interactive simulation.


Entry Requirements

  • First academic degree (minimum 180 ECTS)
  • Proven minimum of one year of professional experience
  • Motivation letter
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Good command of English of at least B2 level (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate, DAAD or other proof of language competence of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)) not older than three years. If your first professional university degree was obtained in an English-speaking country or at a bilingual educational institution you do not need to submit any language test.
  • Successful selection interview
  • An APS certificate is required for students applying from India, China and Vietnam.

Application without Academic Degree

In accordance with § 20 of the Hessian Law on Higher Education (HHG) you can apply for the Lateral Entry to the Masters Programs. Your application shall be accompanied by the following documents:

A copy of your higher education entrance qualification

Detailed CV

Certificates of full-time employment of at least four years


The MBA starts every year in the winter semester.

Application Deadlines:

  • Application deadline for candidates with foreign degrees: July 15th, 2024
  • Application deadline for candidates with national degrees (D + EU): September 30th, 2024
  • Application deadline for the qualifying examination in accordance with paragraph 20 HHG: February 15th, 2024
  • Total costs for the two-year study program amount to €19,900 plus semester fees. Tuition fees can be paid in instalments.

    In addition to the tuition fees participants are responsible

  • for travel expenses,
  • food and accommodation,
  • for obtaining a visa (if required) in time for the start of semester
  • Please, note that these costs are fully deductible from income tax in many countries (e.g. Germany). Please find information on financing options here. Under point 4 you may find information that is relevant to you.



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