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Master of Business Administration


Welcome to the future of management: our unique MBA


Step into a new era of management knowledge - an MBA - like no other. In a world characterised by ever-growing challenges such as sustainability and digitalisation, we offer an educational experience that not only imparts knowledge, drives real sustainability change but also focuses on your personal effectiveness and leadership skills.

The NORDAKADEMIE MBA is inspired by feedback from our partner companies' executives as well as leading international MBA programmes. It is thus aligned with the most prestigious universities worldwide.

The programme is based on three central pillars.


Systemic thinking

Systemic thinking



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Organisational facts

about the new MBA

Start of study

Usually on April 1 and October 1 of the respective year

Duration of study

24 months part-time


Blended Learning: 

  • 17 modules/on-site phases of 2.5-3 days each in small groups in Hamburg
  • Self-study via online learning platform and literature before each class
  • Language of instruction: German and English
  • Supervision provided by the Study Office Hamburg and lecturers with practical experience, in person and online


90 (a total of 300 ECTS points are required for the Master's degree).


Internationally recognized Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with doctorate entitlement and admission to higher civil service


Tuition fee

830 € /month and therefore a total of 19.920 € for the standard period of study including all study materials and examination fees.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Study information

The degree programme is based on three central pillars:

The first pillar covers economics and provides sound business expertise. Topics such as the raison d'être of companies, external and internal accounting, marketing, market research and crisis communication are the focus here. The second pillar is dedicated to the megatrends of our time, including leadership in the digital age, big data, AI and robots, digital business models, sustainable business model innovations and circular economic models. Personality forms the third pillar, which covers self-reflection, awareness training, self-leadership, self-management and systemic behaviour in organisations.

Good to know:

No prior knowledge of business administration is required. Our degree programme is therefore ideal for students with a different professional background, e.g. engineers, doctors or humanities graduates. The part-time organisation with a sophisticated blended learning concept enables a smooth combination of studies and a full-time job.

Welcome to an educational experience that will not only expand your knowledge, but also strengthen your skills and redefine your future.

Welcome to our MBA - the enabler for a sustainable and environmentally beneficial digitalised world, where systemic thinking is the foundation for impactful change.

Empowerment through impact:

Our approach goes beyond traditional teaching methods. We place particular emphasis on ensuring that our graduates not only accumulate knowledge, but are able to translate this into concrete action. Through impact-orientated education, they acquire the skills and understanding to effect real change in their organisations and beyond. Impact capability is as much an art as it is a science.

Systemic thinking for complex problem solving:

In a world characterised by increasing interconnectedness and complexity, systemic thinking is essential. Our students learn to go beyond linear thinking and understand the interactions between different elements. We not only impart theoretical knowledge about systems, but also promote practical skills for systemic organisational development. This approach enables our graduates to not only understand the structure of their organisations, but also to view the natural world as a complex ecosystem. This is because we believe that a deeper understanding of natural systems enables the development of more sustainable and effective solutions to business challenges.

The connection between organisations and the natural world:

Organisations are not isolated entities, but part of a larger ecosystem - an earth that interacts with us and on which we depend, but which also depends on us for its quality and diversity. Our students learn to understand and appreciate this connection. Through systemic thinking, they recognise how decisions in organisations not only have internal effects, but also external consequences for the environment and future generations.

Responsibility for the environment and future generations:

We firmly believe that with greater knowledge comes greater responsibility. Our students are encouraged to look beyond short-term success and consider the long-term impact of their actions. The integration of responsibility for the environment and for future generations is therefore a central part of our curriculum.

The synthesis of economic efficiency and ecosystem integrity:

Successful business and the preservation of ecosystem integrity are not incompatible goals - on the contrary, they are inextricably linked. Our graduates are prepared to achieve this synthesis. Through systemic thinking and a holistic approach, they can develop effective business strategies that promote both economic success and environmental sustainability.

Personal development for sustainable success:

Transformation begins on the inside. In addition to professional expertise, we attach great importance to the development of our students' personalities. Because we are convinced that strong leaders must not only have specialist knowledge, but also a strong personality in order to successfully shape change.

Welcome to an educational experience that will not only broaden your knowledge, but also strengthen your skills and redefine your future. Welcome to our MBA - the enabler for a sustainable and environmentally empowering digitalised world, where systemic thinking is the foundation for impactful change.

Our MBA program at NORDAKADEMIE offers a comprehensive and thorough education in various areas of business administration. It includes basic modules such as scientific work, ethics, sustainable corporate management, general business administration, financial accounting and financial reporting. These modules lay the foundation for an in-depth understanding of economics. 

The compulsory modules deepen knowledge in specific areas such as strategy development and implementation, corporate communication, controlling and investment as well as digital business development & AI. The students learn how to make strategic decisions, communicate effectively, manage financial resources and utilize the latest digital technologies. 

The Personal Leadership module offers practical insights into leadership styles and techniques, while applied market and marketing research and systemic organizational theory provide theoretical and practical knowledge in these important areas. In the module "Leading Change - Systemic Leadership", students learn how to effectively lead change in organizations. 

The real-world laboratory project offers students the opportunity to tackle current market challenges and put their acquired knowledge into practice. Finally, the Master's thesis rounds off the course, in which students carry out their own research project and demonstrate their skills.

In addition, all MBA students are explicitly and cordially invited to take part in our annual Potential Assessment Center.

Fundamentals / basic modules - 20 ECTS:

  • General Business Administration
  • Controlling and investment
  • Financial accounting and balancing 
  • Scientific work and ethics

Business expertise / compulsory modules - 20 ECTS: 

  • Applied market and marketing research
  • Sustainable corporate management
  • Corporate communication
  • Digital Business Development & AI 

Certificate course - 30 ECTS: 

"Systemic Leadership" incl. real-life laboratory project

Real-world laboratory project - This is where the transfer between theory and practice is carried out on real issues in a company. The following topics can be implemented in this "real-life laboratory" - 10 ECTS.

  • Personal Leadership 
  • Leading Change - Systemic Leadership 
  • Systemic organisational theory
  • Strategy, leadership and change management

Individual specialisation:

Master's thesis - 20 ECTS

The Master's thesis concludes the MBA programme. The Master's thesis covers a period of four months and can be written in either English or German. The topic of the thesis is to deal with operational problems from the professional environment or scientific issues using the tools and content learned in the context of systemic organisational theory and sustainability. 

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Jobs for Master

The recruitment exchange

You want to do your Master's degree but don't have the right job yet? Jobs for Master takes you further: We connect you with companies that are looking for suitable candidates for open positions or want to attract high potentials. Our renowned partners, some of whom operate worldwide, are constantly posting new attractive offers with us. Best prospects for you!

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