Part-Time General Management

Develop your methodological and leadership skills while continuing to work

If you don't want to put your professional career on hold, the Black Forest Business School at Offenburg University offers you the opportunity to earn an MBA degree with an in-service degree program accompanying your professional commitment.

Together with leading companies from the regional economy and the RKW (Rationalisierungs- und Innovationszentrum der Deutschen Wirtschaft), we have analyzed the type and scope of demand for such an MBA program. Specialists - prominently including engineers - are most sought-after if they also have business-management and leadership skills and can demonstrate some practical experience. Therefore, a key objective of the part-time MBA General Management program, which has proven its worth over many years, is to further train committed professionals in broadening their career prospects.

AUTOR: Hochschule Offenburg | TITLE: MBA Part-Time General Management | DESCRIPTION: -

Business-management and leadership skills are trained at a demanding, academic level, enriched with strong practical and international references. Especially the case studies, simple and complex business games as well as practical projects, taken from everyday business life, combine the fun of learning with quick success and immediate transferability to one's own professional environment. This qualifies our graduates to take on specialist and management responsibilities in interdisciplinary teams and on international level.

After successful completion of the 2-year/4-semester degree program, the title "Master of Business Administration (MBA)" is awarded.

AUTOR: Hochschule Offenburg | TITLE: MBA Part-Time General Management | DESCRIPTION: -

Details MBA-PGM

  • Program Profile

    Start: Winter semester (annually)

    Application deadline: 15 September for the following semester

    Taught in German


    • Part-time studies
    • Presence days usually on Fridays and Saturdays (09:00 - 17:15)
    • Optional two compact weeks (in the second and third semester)

    Duration: 2 years / 4 semesters (including preparation of Master’s thesis)

    Admission requirements:

    • Completed first degree (undergraduate/Bachelor’s level)
    • At least two years' relevant professional experience
    • Proof of English-language skills (minimum B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages – CEFR) and German-language skills (for non-native applicants, e.g. DSH2 or TestDaF4)
    • Personal interview, which also decides on the recognition of equivalent achievements (see below)

    Tuition fee: 12,990.-- € for the entire program

    Recognitions: As part of the admissions procedure, certain achievements can be recognized as equivalent to the application requirements or degree requirements. This includes, for example,

    • Proof of English language skills (equivalent to the CEFR B2-level examination)
    • Completed coursework from other study programs of comparable nature, scope and level 
    • Relevant professional experience, which may, under certain conditions, replace some or all training modules of the degree program

    Degree awarded: MBA – Master of Business Administration

  • Modules

    The teaching modules are fixed and can be found in the current study and examination regulations. This results in curricula, which are issued semesterually. The following structure provides an initial overview:

  • Career


    • can use management instruments and techniques in a targeted manner to solve management tasks efficiently and effectively.
    • are able to design working conditions for their employees in such a way that they are motivated, challenged and promoted.
    • have communicative and social skills that enable them to shape their relationships, especially with employees and international business partners.
  • Lecturers

    Prof. Dr. Achim Burkhardt

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Denne

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Steffen Rietz

    Prof. Dr. Michael Otte

    Prof. Dr. Thomas Baumgärtler

    Prof. Dr. Andreas Klasen

    Prof. Dr. Thomas Breyer-Mayländer

    Prof. Dr. iur. Jörg-Andreas

    Prof. Dipl.-Kfm. Ulrich

  • Application

    Admission requirements

    University degree with professional qualification (Bachelor's, Master's or German Diplom degree, ECTS 180+ or equivalent) in a full-time study program lasting at least three years or an equivalent part-time study program at a German university or comparable institution in Germany or abroad.

    Qualified, at least two years' relevant professional experience.

    Good command of the English language; these language skills must be demonstrated in the selection interview or by the successful completion of a TOEFL test (79+ points - B2 level) at the beginning of the first semester, but at the latest at the beginning of the second semester. Excluded from this requirement are native speakers of English, students who can prove that they have been taught exclusively in English for at least three years or who have been working in a professional capacity in an English-speaking environment.

    German-language skills (for non-native applicants, e.g. DSH2 or TestDaF4)

    Tuition fees and payment schedule

    The total tuition fee for the program is 12,990 €. 

    It is invoiced in four installments, per semester, as follows:
    First semester (winter semester): 3500 €
    Second semester (summer semester): 3500 €
    Third semester (winter semester): 3500 €
    Fourth semester (summer semester): 2490 €

    During the fourth and final semester, students usually prepare the Master's thesis.

    Individual leave semesters have the effect of extending the time to degree, but are not charged with tuition, provided the semester on leave is applied for before the administrative start of the relevant semester:

    • before 1 March for the summer semester
    • before September 1 for the winter semester 


    Many of our students complete the MBA program with their employer’s financial support towards their tuition fees. In this case, separate invoices are also possible (e.g., 50% of the fees charged to the MBA student and 50% to their employer). Please inform us in good time if multiple invoices are required and in which amounts.

    Application deadline and start of studies

    The application deadline is 15 September for the following winter semester.

    The program starts in the  winter semester, in October or November.

    Application form

    Link to the online application form

    Address for applications

    Hochschule Offenburg
    Campus Gengenbach 
    Sekretariat Part-Time MBA
    Klosterstr. 14
    77723 Gengenbach

  • News

    Information evenings

    Every summer semester, in the run-up to the application phase, we offer several free information evenings about the PGM program. They also offer the opportunity to ask individual questions about the program or the application process in a personal interview. If you have any questions beforehand, please feel free to contact us at any time! 

    International Week

    Internationality and globalization cannot be studied alone, you have to experience them. That is why we offer the “International Week” as a regular part of the PGM course of studies. It is  an excursion outside Germany for at least one week, during which developing and producing companies are visited as well as international traders, service providers or institutions that support German companies in initiating and handling international projects.

    In addition to experiencing a different language and culture, the primary goal is to become aware of the diversity of ‘otherness’ around the world. In recent years, for example, excursions to Shanghai/ China and Silicon Valley/ California, USA, have provided unique impressions.

  • PGM Contact

    Program Coordinator

    Miriam Viera-Hellwig
    Office: BC 2.2.12
    Brückenhäuserstr. 26
    77723 Gengenbach
    Ph. +49 (0) 7803 / 9698 4405

    Program Secretary

    Gudrun Plüschke
    Office: G 1.03
    Klosterstr. 14
    77723 Gengenbach
    Ph. +49 (0) 7803 / 9698 4436

    Program Director

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Steffen Rietz
    Office: BC 2.2.22
    Brückenhäuserstr. 26
    77723 Gengenbach
    Ph. +49 (0) 7803 / 9698 4450