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The 21 months part-time MBA “General Management” of Düsseldorf Business School is primarily designed for participants who have not graduated with a degree in business, management, or economics. This postgraduate MBA programme offers the possibility to acquire the business and economic qualification needed to open the doors for management and leadership positions. In addition to this 100% English language programme Düsseldorf Business School also offers a MBA programme in German language:
After successfully completing the studies and passing examinations, Heinrich-Heine-University confers the MBA degree. Therefore you can benefit from the quality assurance of a top-level academic institution. The MBA programmes of DBS are accredited by FIBAA.
The English language MBA “General Management” is offerered in a part-time modus so that it can be combined with your professional life. Class sessions are scheduled on Friday evening (6:15 pm – 9:30 pm) and on Saturday (9:00 am – 12:15 pm and 1:15 pm – 4:30 pm).
The general objective of the MBA programme is to optimize economic knowledge, the ability to think and operate within the terms of economics, as well as management skills.
All the objectives of our programmes are pursued by means of a systematic integration of the theoretical knowledge base with the practical experience of teachers. Reaching the study objectives is supported by working in training groups, analysis of case studies, as well as the preparation of an application-oriented master thesis. A master thesis of an analysis and consulting type will enable participants to develop viable solutions to real problems.
The currriculum is divided into four consecutive sections, and each of these sections consists of two modules, which again constist of two courses. Two elective courses and the Master-Thesis are additional parts of the curriculum: Module Guide.
Those interested in a study programme in one of the MBA programmes should first review the requirements for admission.
If the requirements are met, an application form including proof of an academic degree and a resume/CV must be sent to Düsseldorf Business School GmbH.
The existence of the formal requirements for admission (to examination) will be reviewed, and the application documents will subsequently be forwarded to the Academic Advisory Board.
The formal admission requirements are:
Proficiency in speaking, reading and writing English is essential since the entire programme is conducted in the English language. Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not graduated with a degree from an English language university are advised to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Test (IELTS). Both tests measure the ability of non-native speakers to use and understand the English language in a university setting. For more information, visit www.toefl.org or www.ielts.org.
When it is documented that those formal requirements are fulfilled an individual interview will be scheduled to understand the the applicant´s motivation and to assess her/his capabilities and competencies. The Academic Advisory Board decides on admission to the programme, taking into account the professional and personal abilities of the applicant.
Applications for the English language MBA “General Management” are processed and evaluated on a rolling basis. We therefore advise you to submit your application as early as possible.
The following files have to be submitted:
MBA "General Management“
Transcripts (legally certified copies)
Degree of study (legally certified copies)
Short CV with passport photo
Proof of English language proficiency
Proof of two years of working experience before the begin of studies (contracts, reference letters)
Upon admission to the programme, a reservation fee of € 450 will be due, which must be paid within two weeks after receipt of the admission notification.
The tuition fee for the MBA programme "General Management" is € 28,500. It is payable in 21 instalments: € 8,500 before the start of the programme and € 1,000 at the beginning of each of the following 20 months.
Insofar as the reservation fee and the tuition fee are paid by a person or company subject to value added tax, they shall each be increased by the statutory value added tax.
For more details on payment methods and options for financing tuition fees, please see our payment policies.
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Note: This is only a rough example calculation. Düsseldorf Business School cannot provide you with tax advice and therefore cannot accept any liability for the figures calculated here!
Participants of the MBA programme complement one another by different educational and professional experiences. The classes consist of participants from all over the world. Our alumni attest that achieving the MBA is a significant step towards professional career and personal development.
Düsseldorf Business School and Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf cooperate in a Private Public Partnership. Examinations are held according to curriculum phases (modules, master thesis) by the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics of Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. After successfully completing the study and passing examinations, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf confers the MBA degree. This configuration provides the MBA programme of Düsseldorf Business School with the best possible quality assurance.
Examination Regulations of 17 December 2014.pdf