Your advantages if you study management at HdWM
Would you like to study management? Would you like to better your chances on the job market? At HdWM, we offer you to study management in a three-year degree courses, which include a one-semester internship to gain work experience.
During your studies, you will have many opportunities to get to know our partner companies and make contacts in the business world. If you study management in you of our bachelor’s degrees, you will profit from study programmes closely aligned with the needs of businesses. The combination of theory and practice offers you excellent career prospects.
As a state accredited university of applied studies, we only accept applicants to study management who either have the German “Fachhochschulreife” or its equivalent – e.g. qualifications such as the International Baccalaureate or the English "A" levels. As a rule, this requires the successful completion of 12-13 years of school education in your home country. From some countries, you also need to have begun or even completed further studies.
If you have questions about the acceptability of your school certificate, you can get help from: anabin (Website language is German).
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Along with the fulfilment of the formal preconditions to study management, we place a high value on personal qualities. In the application interview, we are looking for the basic skills of a management degree programme, such as cognitive abilities in organizing, planning, and clear communication.
All HdWM study programmes are designed to enable graduates settling smoothly in the working world. Therefore, there are several ways how to gain practical experience during your management studies.
To supplement the 18-week internship in the 4th semester, which you can spend in Germany or at a company abroad, the HdWM Career Service supports you from the beginning of you bachelor’s studies on. It gets you in touch with our partner companies*, gives important information about the German job market and offers useful career coaching to prepare you for applications at German companies*.
All lecturers have extensive business experience that they readily share with their students. Company visits and real-life business cases enrich the lectures and give valuable insight into business life.
The bachelor’s thesis in the 6th semester is usually written in cooperation with a company and will prepare you to enter the workforce after graduation.
Furthermore, you can top off your working experience during studying management by working voluntarily as a working student during the semester or in the semester breaks.
* Please note that companies in Germany expect high proficiency in German from their applicants (B2 level or higher).
Studying management at HdWM is aimed at the needs of the business world. HR management, strategic management, marketing, and sales are functions for which companies constantly require well-trained professionals. The 3-year degree programmes lead to a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) in the respective specialisation.
As a private university, HdWM is funded mainly by tuition fees and the contributions of the partner companies. HdWM is a nonprofit 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 for the English track bachelor’s in Management in International Business are 590 Euros per month. 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.
There is a one-time enrolment fee of 390 Euros (590 Euros from summer semester 2022 on) 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.
Living expenses vary from person to person, according to your lifestyle and whether you wish to rent your own flat or share a flat with other students. Health Insurance is compulsory and for students is available from between 30 to 75 Euros per month.
Most students buy a semester ticket from the local public transport company. This costs about 170 Euros per semester, but you then have free travel on all buses, trams and local trains in the region. For books you should reckon with 300 to 400 Euros per semester.
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.
The HdWM Application Process – We Want to Get to Know You
Studying management requires more from an applicant than just the necessary school leaving certificates. It takes special characteristics, such as motivation and personality, to be successful in the field. These and other qualifications are assessed in our application process. Rather than just checking your grades, we want to assess your motivation for choosing the respective degree course. We want to find out how it can support you on your path to your career. The central element is a personal application interview with a professor of the respective degree course. The interview gives us insight, whether the selected study programme matches your personal skills and interests.