Economic Sciences

MBA - Leading Business Transformation

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You would like to take on management tasks in a globalised and dynamic business environment, both internationally and nationally, and would like to acquire the necessary skills and qualifications? With the part-time and completely online MBA distance learning programme Leading Business Transformation at htw saar, you will acquire the skills you need to analyse complex management tasks, develop suitable solutions and implement them successfully. The MBA distance-learning programme Leading Business Transformation provides you with a broad range of academic and application-oriented specialist knowledge in the relevant areas of management, particularly in the fields of finance and financial management, which will enable you as a manager to systematically and cross-departmentally drive forward the digital transformation in your company both internationally and nationally.

The MBA distance learning programme Leading Business Transformation contains the following modules

  • Digital Finance & Performance Management
  • Intrapreneurial Management & New Business Models
  • Sustainable Leading & Reporting
  • Leadership in the Digital Age
  • Innovation & Technology Development Management
  • Corporate Finance & Business Valuation
  • Learning from Data & Decision Analysis
  • AI & Machine Learning for Business Experts

The programme contents are taught in a science-based and application-oriented manner in a reflective theory-practice transfer.

Applicants with a first university degree in economics with at least 180 ECTS credit points can be admitted to the continuing education programme MBA - Leading Business Transformation. A degree is accepted as an economics degree if at least 40 ECTS credits have been earned in modules from business administration and economics or from business and private law.

Applicants with a first university degree in a field other than economics must provide evidence of at least two years of relevant professional experience. Relevant professional experience is defined as professional experience in the field of business administration.

Applicants with initial vocational qualification in business administration must provide evidence of at least one year of relevant professional experience. Relevant professional experience is defined as professional experience in the field of business administration.

Furthermore, English language skills at level C1 must be proven. In addition to the language guideline, at least two years of work in an English-speaking business environment, documented by a certificate from the employer, can also serve as proof of the required language skills.

The Master's programme comprises a workload of 90 ECTS credits. Upon successful completion, students are awarded the internationally recognised academic degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA).

The Master's degree allows you access to the higher civil service and includes the right to do a doctorate in accordance with the doctoral regulations of the respective university.

The fees for the 1st - 5th semester are € 2,400 per semester plus the university's social contribution.

You can find out about funding opportunities for continuing education in Germany here, such as tax deductibility or educational leave. The information is only available in German.

5 semester
costs per semester
2.400 €

details and procedure

This online distance learning programme has a modular structure and comprises 5 semesters including the Master's thesis. Courses and exams are generally online and in English (level C1). Close student support and application-related transfer projects ensure theory-practice transfer throughout the entire programme.

Students prepare for the online courses in self-study and review the content discussed in the course. The distance learning programmes offered by htw saar provide support here. The degree programme is therefore individually plannable and fully tailored to the needs of working students.

This degree programme is offered by Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes (htw saar) in cooperation with the zfh and is accredited by the AQAS agency.
Prof. Dr Mana Mojadadr is the programme director.

Our partner, htw saar, has more information for you.

Admission takes place in the summer and winter semesters.
Annual application deadlines:
for the summer semester: beginning of November to 28th February
for the winter semester: beginning of May to 1st August
We will inform you of any extension of the application deadline on the application page.
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The information provided by the zfh (Centre for Distance Learning Programmes at Universities of Applied Sciences) on these pages has been compiled with the greatest possible care and is updated on an ongoing basis. We expressly point out that the relevant laws and regulations of the federal states apply in their current version. In addition to the information provided by the zfh, please consult the homepage of the relevant degree programme or university.


questions concerning your application

Mana Mojadadr

+49 681 5867-99028

specific course advice

Claudia Pilz

+49 261 915 38-44

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