Study Business Management at HdWM

The extra Advantage in your International Management Career

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Your advantages in studying Business Management at HdWM

  • Enjoy a high-quality advanced academic education in Germany accredited by FIBAA and the German Science Council
  • Flexible study model with only 2 days of lectures per week
  • High degree of practical orientation and internationalisation
  • Learning and applying management methods through real-life business cases
  • Individual supervision in small groups with 25 students
  • Option to obtain a double degree in cooperation with Sapienza Università di Roma
  • Personal career planning by our Career Network @ HdWM
  • Access to the HdWM-network with about 50 partner companies

Prof. Dr. Hans Rüdiger Kaufmann

(Chair of the Master’s in Business Management (EN))

“Students enjoy a multi-cultural study experience enriched by international extra-curricular study travels. A succinctly planned and highly practice relevant curriculum enables the students to systematically prepare for their future career by focusing on their preferred concentration.”

The HdWM master’s degrees to study business management 

In English:


  • International Sales Management
  • People & Culture
  • IT Management

In German:

Study Business Management at HdWM in Mannheim, Germany

You have successfully completed your bachelor’s degree and you are heading for a career in international management? Then studying business management in our master’s degree programme is the key to higher positions in many organisations and should be the next step in your international management education. As a university aligned to the management needs of the economy, we designed our English track master’s programme for those looking for management roles in internationally operating companies. Bachelor’s graduates have the chance to study business master as a full-time degree programme with a high degree of practical orientation, and only 2 days of lectures per week.

Which Entrance Requirements do I have to meet?

To be able to study business management in our master’s degree programme at HdWM, you must have completed a bachelor’s degree that contains the equivalent of at least 180 ECTS or ideally 210 ECTS credit points. Moreover, students must have sufficient language skills in English (B2 language level) and pass a personal admissions interview.

Can I gain practical experience while studying business management at HdWM?

Preparing our student for the working world, is one of our highest aims. Therefore, the business management master’s degrees at HdWM contain an 8-week internship that you can spend in a company or as a research project, in which you conduct management-related research at HdWM – an ideal preparation for your master’s thesis.

All lecturers have extensive business experience that they readily share with you and your fellow students. Company visits, guest lectures by company representatives, and real-life business cases enrich the lectures and give valuable insight into business life.

Furthermore, you can top off your working experience during your studies. Studying business management only takes place on 2 days per week, which gives you ample opportunities to work as a working student during the semester and in the semester breaks.

A network of about 50 partner companies* and the support of the Career Network @ HdWM will get you ready for your dream career.

* Please note that companies in Germany expect high proficiency in German from their applicants (B2 level or higher).

Can I study business management with an international orientation?

At HdWM, we enjoy having almost 30 nationalities among our students and staff. Of course, international orientation plays an important role at our university!

The English track master’s degree in Business Management is 100% in English, giving you the necessary skills to communicate easily in the most common language of the management world. All modules are adjusted to management in an international setting, preparing you for a managing position in any globally operating business. Furthermore, it is possible to enrol in a semester abroad. Together with your fellow students from all over the world, you will be taught by lecturers with extensive international experience.

Enjoy international orientation in an accredited master’s degree in Germany.

What are the costs of the Master’s in International Business Management?

Tuition fees

As a private university, HdWM is funded mainly by tuition fees and the contributions of the partner companies. HdWM is a non-profit organisation, therefore all revenues are used for the development of our university and the constant enhancement of the teaching quality as well as the student services.

The tuition fees to study business management in English are 690. Non-EU students will be required to set up a German bank account and hand in a signed SEPA direct debit mandate for the monthly payment of the tuition fees. You will receive all necessary documents with your study contract.

Other fees

There is a one-time enrolment fee of 690 Euros that you pay if you are accepted and choose to join the programme. You also have to pay a so-called Solidarity Contribution of 22.80 Euros per semester.

For further information about our fees, please read our scale of fees.


There are several ways how to fund your studies at HdWM. Germans can apply for BAföG and the KfW student loan. Under certain circumstances, these options are also available to non-Germans (please check their websites for further details). HdWM also offers several merit-based scholarship programmes, for which all nationalities can apply.

We’ve summarised the most important financing options for you.

What are notarized copies?

For the application, notarized documents are not required. Scans of the original documents are sufficient. Please note: Notarizations are necessary for your enrollment. Photocopies of the notarized documents cannot be accepted.

Please note that if a copy contains several pages, each page has to be notarized.

Please ensure that the documents are correctly notarized by a recognized institution:

  • Notarized copies in Germany contain a signature of the person who notarized the document, an official seal, and a statement that the certified photocopy is a true copy of the original document. Notarizations by any German public authority (for example notary or local authority) are accepted. Also the German institution that issued the original document (for example the school where you did your Abitur) can notarize the copy of it.
  • If you want to notarize documents outside of Germany, the notarization can be done by a notary, an embassy, a state or a local authority. Documents that have been notarized correctly bear a signature, a seal, and an official stamp. Also the issuing institution of the document can notarize the certificates. Documents that have been notarized by a bank, medical staff, military personell, health insurance provider, or similar cannot be accepted.

Do you want to study business management at HdWM in Mannheim? We are looking forward to hearing from you.