Study progress and financing

The MBA-course is offered as a part-time course parallel to employment, which gives the participants the chance to complete a scientific training without having to interrupt their employment. 

Considering that, the in-class lectures take place in blocks at weekends and sometimes in week-long blocks. In the distance-learning periods e-learning is used to teach new contents. 

The structure of the study course consists of separate modules, which can be individually chosen and completed. The modules build on one another and may be combined. The separate modules consist in parts of seminars. 

One seminar/module consists of four phases:

1.) Distance phase

Students have access to preparatory material, literature and links by means of internet tools.

2.) In-class block

Imparting of knowledge and giving of practical tasks at one weekend.

3.) Distance phase (duration of a few weeks)

a) Processing of practical tasks

b) Access to more teaching material

c) Knowledge- or comprehension-test

d) Contact to the group or internal coaching by E-learning

e) Submission of the results

4.) In-class block

Presentation of the results, discussion, suggestions, experience reports, prospects and feedback (at another weekend).


Financing and fees

The tuition fee (if booking the whole course) is 14.900, - Euros, including the study material. Travel expenses and costs of living are not included. 

The tuition fees for the whole program may be paid in five parts:

Part 1: Admission fee – 1.900, - Euros

Part 2: 1st semester – 3.900, - Euros

Part 3: 2nd semester – 3.900, - Euros

Part 4: 3rd semester – 3.900, - Euros

Part 5: Master Thesis – 1.300, - Euros

The enrolment at the University of Potsdam comes with another 130, - Euros per semester.

The booking of separate modules is also possible.

Here you may find more information about possible funds:

Funding up to 70%:
ILB – new directive to promote professional development from the 1st of June 2015

Federal Office of Administration – The Federal Government’s training loan program

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs – promotion of professional development

Please note that these are only external offers for which we assume no liability (particularly content-related).

In August 2015 the Stiftung Warentest has published a guideline about the subject “Funding of further education”. It points out different funding options (e.g. the federation, federal states) for employees, unemployed, persons returning to work and self-employed persons. 

You may find this guideline here