General Management (English)


This highly professional MBA course combines an international outlook with an emphasis on innovation and experiential learning.

You will grow your skills through a series of workshops and interaction with professional consultants and industry speakers. You will enhance your previous business and management experience and leadership skills by dealing with issues using strategic thinking to ensure effective practice as you learn in real time.

The MBA consists of an induction, six core modules and a final Project (Master thesis). Each core module has 20 credits (10 ECTS).

Alternatively, you can choose to take two additional courses (Information Management and Research Methods) and a smaller Business Transformation Project instead. Depending on your career goals you can opt for a larger scale in-depth investigtion, or a narrower scale project, supported by two additional modules. In both cases there is a full grounding in research methods.

In total, 180 credits (90 ECTS) are required to earn the MBA. The programme is delivered over two years.

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One of the most important reasons for our MBA distance learning programme is the higher flexibility compared to a conventional on-campus programme. This is why our MBA enables you to combine your career with pursuing a degree more easily. Distance learning allows you to study in any convenient location with an Internet connection, so you won’t waste time or other resources in transport, commuting to a central location for each class.

Other advantages include:

  • Flexibility for those with irregular work schedules
  • Accessibility for those with restricted mobility (e.g., handicapped, injured, elderly)
  • Accessibility for those with family responsibilities (e.g., parents with young children at home)

Not confined by time and space you will be able to take part in online discussions and learning activities from wherever you are studying.

Contact: Frau Doris Wirth-Schwarzenbacher

Doris Wirth-Schwarzenbacher
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The  Online ‐ MBA  is  concerned  about  people,  behaviours  in  the  work  place,  marketing  concepts,  key financial, economic and business issues and all from a practical stance.

The MBA will benefit your career prospects by giving you the ability to think and lead strategically, apply knowledge in real time in the real world, gain understanding of other sectors and comprehend the skills involved in a senior management role. If you are already in employment, the work based projects you complete will also make a significant contribution to the achievement of your organisation’s work objectives.


In addition to the six core modules you can take

Either two modules and a small project:

Or just one big project:

MBA Project

The MBA consists of an induction, six modules and a final scale Project (Applied Project). In addition, you can choose totake two additional courses (Information Management and Research Methods) and a smaller Business Transformation Project instead.

The difference between the two, is the size of the final Project. While the smaller Business Transformation Project contains a substantial piece of written work expected to be in the range of 10.000 words, the Applied Project contains at least 15.000 words. The piece of work must have a substantial research component with a practice-oriented manner and it must be written under the guidance of an advisor.

Entry Requiremements

  • A second class honours degree or above
  • We will also accept a graduate level professional qualification of comparable standard.
  • You must have a minimum of two years’ managerial or professional experience in a full-time position.
  • If you do not hold an honours degree you will be required to demonstrate significantly successful managerial experience* and may be required to complete a GMAT test**.

* Managerial experience means managerial responsibility for people and/or functions and/or technical expertise.

**The GMAT test measures a candidate’s academic potential for advanced management studies and is the standard and uniform predictor of graduate-level performance we use for candidates applying from all over the world from a wide range of undergraduate colleges and universities. We may require you to take this test.

Further requirements

Undertaking an MBA requires considerable commitment, not just from a financial perspective but also the time allocation required to complete it.

The nature of a distance learning course requires you to adopt a disciplined and independent approach to your studies, so you will need good time management skills and self-motivation. As part of your assessment you will be expected to interact regularly with your tutors and fellow students.

In addition to having worked within a full-time managerial or professional role for 2 or more years, ideal candidates for the programme should:

  • Possess proven academic ability
  • Be motivated to undertake and complete the course
  • Have language ability, in particular proficiency in the English language
  • Seek career potential
  • Benefit from the MBA


UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.

International entry requirements

We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.

English language requirements

You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components). We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.

How to apply

You must complete an Application form and submit it along with required references and proof of your prior qualifications to apply for the MBA programme. Once you have submitted your application, you should receive confirmation of receipt within 3 working days, from which your application will be sent to the MBA Admissions team for review.

The application deadline is Tuesday 20th September 2016.

Applications must be received no later than this date to secure enrolment (subject to acceptance) in time for the start of the programme.

Please note that the programme starts on Monday 19th September 2016 with a compulsory two-week online induction module, which will provide you with the opportunity to access and familiarise yourself with the online learning management system and the resources available to you throughout the programme. There will be short exercises during this period to introduce you to the programme, the faculty and your colleagues on the MBA.

Fill out the Application form and get started with your MBA programme!

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