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High-end leadership knowledge

Part-time study program of Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The premium study program for a career according to plan

Innovative management expertise with international aspirations

A Master of Business Administration (MBA - in accreditation) at NORDAKADEMIE will enable you to become a valued executive, because the MBA is considered a gold standard worldwide. Based on case studies, you will acquire comprehensive business know-how and advanced business knowledge on current topics such as digital transformation or corporate social responsibility. Our lecturers from leading international universities teach you bilingually and enable you to look beyond your own horizons. In this way, you acquire intercultural competence and open up the best career prospects at senior management level worldwide. 

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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


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

Tuition fee

Please refer to the current fee schedule. The fees already include all study materials and examination fees. 


The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is in the process of accreditation.

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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Study information

NORDAKADEMIE's MBA program is the first business degree program ever to be awarded a premium seal by FIBAA. Our exceptional educational offering also ranks first in other rankings. The program includes practice-relevant content developed together with the business community. In 2023, a new edition of NORDAKADEMIE's most comprehensive master's program will start. The updated material includes macroeconomic developments and here in particular topics such as digitalization and corporate social responsibility. This will further sharpen your profile in the areas of leadership and innovation. 

The classes are bilingual and based on the Anglo-Saxon study system. It is therefore essentially based on case studies. The curriculum of your two-year MBA program include:

Basic modules

  • General business administration
  • Scientific work and ethics
  • Basics of accounting

Other fundamentals

  • Digital Business Development
  • Strategy development and implementation
  • Sustainable business management
  • Corporate communications
  • Analysis of data sets from an international perspective

Compulsory and elective modules
  • Operational Management
  • Human resource management in a global environment
  • International Marketing
  • International Corporate Management

Elective modules

  • Finance and Accounting
  • General Management
  • Operations Management
  • Leadership

In class discussions with native speakers, you will also learn a lot about cultural differences and international ways of thinking. Since all students have professional experience, interdisciplinary business know-how flows practically "on top" into your education. 

Another benefit: You can attend a study trip to China, India or South Africa and the International Week of the IPADE Business School. This provides you with a direct insight into the culture and business practices of other countries.

It takes 5 months to complete your master's thesis. You can write it in German or English.

And even more benefits from the new edition of the program starting in October 2023:

The NORDAKADEMIE MBA adopts the macroeconomic developments that have occurred in the meantime, especially digitalization and CSR. The new MBA sharpens the existing profile in the areas of leadership and innovation.

The content of the modules and classes in the first year of the study program is initially generalist and then becomes increasingly specialized. Here, the teaching takes into account the continuous growth in competence of the students. The second year of the study program then serves to deepen knowledge in the individually selected special areas such as Finance & Accounting or General Management. 

The degree is completed with a part-time master's thesis in German or English. Either a business problem from the student's professional environment or a task from the research area of NORDAKADEMIE can be scientifically solved. 

The MBA program lasts 24 months and is divided into two academic years of 12 months each:

  • If studies begin in April, from April 1 to March 31 of the following year.
  • From October 1 to September 30 of the following year if the program begins in October.

This division of studies takes into account that students have a disproportionately higher time requirement than full-time students due to their work-related workload and possible family circumstances. The extension of the total duration of study reduces the burden on students in the ongoing study program. 

Structure and didactic concept

The compulsory and elective modules each comprise an attendance phase of 25 hours (2.5 days) to 30 hours (3 days). They always start on Monday, Wednesday afternoon or Thursday. 

Following the blended learning principle, students prepare the lessons at home before the attendance phase and afterwards here as well. Self-study guides are used for preparation, which are usually made available to the students with sufficient advance notice before the attendance phases, together with the required teaching material.

The didactic concept of the MBA program at NORDAKADEMIE, based on case studies and small groups, is consistently designed to ensure that the qualification goals can be achieved despite the overall workload. It is based on the experience of more than 20 years of successful study program management and is continuously developed further. 

The excellent success rate of MBA graduates proves that, despite the demands, our students are not only very likely to achieve the degree, but often do gratifyingly well in the process. 

In the MBA program at NORDAKADEMIE, you will acquire far-reaching leadership skills and be able to develop your practice-relevant social competencies in a targeted manner. With us you will learn from the best - our dedicated lecturers from leading international universities such as Queens University or Manchester Business School. 

Since the program is not only bilingual, but also accompanied by a large number of foreign native speakers, you will expand your communication skills and open up global career opportunities.

Thus equipped, you can enter the management level of companies or pursue a position in the senior service. Many companies consider MBAs and PhDs to be equivalent when it comes to filling top positions. Beyond that, however, your MBA will also allow you to pursue a doctorate and also serve as an excellent foundation for successful self-employment. 

Not to be forgotten: An MBA is the gold standard everywhere in the world and increases your market value considerably. This is already reflected in the salary level in the medium term.

An important factor in choosing an MBA program is the faculty. Our faculty members from leading international universities in different countries bring a variety of perspectives and experiences to the classroom, enriching the students' learning environment. The lecturers have years of experience in their fields and have extensive practical knowledge to pass on to students.

Get an overview of the lecturers of the Master of Business Administration at NORDAKADEMIE > and their background 

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