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Fernstudium Engineering Management - international

Wilhelm Büchner Hochschule, Master of Business Administration (MBA)

This postgraduate master’s course is suited to specialists or executive managers with a first degree in the fields of engineering as well as natural and computer science.

Hochschule  Wilhelm Büchner Hochschule
Fachrichtung  Technik & Informatik, Wirtschaftsingenieur
Abschluss  Master of Business Administration (MBA), postgradual

Business Management, Intercultural Communication and Management, Strategic Innovation and Technology Managemet, Quantitative Methods and Financial Mathematics, Academic Specialization (Collaborative Engineering, Quality Management, R&D Management)

ECTS  60 ECTS-Punkte werden erworben

ZFUDie staatliche Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht (ZFU) hat den Fernstudiengang Engineering Management - international unter der Nummer 159114 zugelassen.

Unterrichtssprache  Englisch
Praxissemester  Praxissemester vorgesehen
Dauer  2 Semester
Lernaufwand  20 Stunden wöchentlich
Immatrikulation  jederzeit
Kosten  780 EUR Gesamtstudiengebühren  (3630 EUR pro Semester)
Mehr Infos  http://www.wb-fernstudium.de


If you wish to study at a German university, your highest qualification has to be recognized here in Germany. It is therefore necessary to ascertain whether this qualification is equivalent to a German qualification that entitles you to complete a master’s or other degree course at a German university. For our international master’s degree courses, we would look at your most recent bachelor’s degree. We will examine your documents during the enrollment process. We ask that you submit a résumé and an officially attested copy of your highest qualification alongside your registration form.

This one-year course is targeted at graduates of eight-semester bachelor’s courses (with a minimum of 240 ECTS credit points) in combination with at least two years of professional experience after your first degree.

MBA in Engineering Management

The acquisition of management and business skills as well as soft skills such as teamwork and team leadership, presentation, and communication in an international environment and with media support is particularly important for professional specialists in technology and natural sciences.

This postgraduate master’s course is suited to specialists or executive managers with a first degree in the fields of engineering as well as natural and computer science. This one-year course is targeted at graduates of eight-semester bachelor’s courses (with a minimum of 240 ECTS credit points). In combination with at least two years of professional experience after your first degree, you complement your specialist knowledge with business administration know-how and modern management methods. The profile is suited to managerial functions in departmental organizations or on the management board.

As a graduate of this MBA course, you will benefit from technical and scientific know-how combined with good management training. You are able to work in an interdisciplinary manner, design processes across subject areas, and therefore take on demanding management roles. Moreover, the profile is suited to managerial functions in departmental organizations or on the management board. Our course delivers management knowledge with a practical focus.


Your Syllabus

Core Areas 30 credits

Corporate Management 6 credits
International Management and Intercultural Communication 6 credits
Strategic Innovation and Technology Management 6 credits
Quantitative Methods and Financial Mathematics 6 credits
(You choose 1 module from these compulsory options)

  • Collaboration Engineering 6 credits
  • Quality Management 6 credits
  • R&D Management 6 credits

Project-based Studies 30 credits

Project Workshop (group work) 2 credits
Project Work 7 credits
Specialization Compulsory Elective Module incl. Virtual Seminar 6 credits
Master\'s Thesis and Virtual Oral Examination 15 credits

Total 60 credits


Core Area:

The focus in the first semester is on the transfer of the necessary methodological knowledge of the basics of decision-making in economics and management. The elements of market-driven management policy are at the center of the Business Management module. The Quantitative Methods and Financial Mathematics module provides the basics and stochastic methods that serve as prerequisites for the quantitative investigations and evaluations in subsequent modules. Cost models and functions as well as actuarial calculation methods are necessary to support calculations and detailed profitability analysis. These are taught in this module in addition to cost and performance accounting, and investment and financing. The Strategic Innovation and Technology Management module emphasizes generalist management training. The required option module enables moderate specialization in important management disciplines such as innovation, quality, or R&D management.

Corporate Management (6 credits)

Basics of business management, planning types and methods, strategic management and tools of strategic business management, planning systems and strategy development in practice, organization, human resources and strategy, strategy concepts and fundamentals of operational controlling, simulation calculation and reporting

International Management and Intercultural Communication (6 credits)

Strategies and strategic dimensions, basic terminology and theories of intercultural communication, methods (training, coaching, mediation, etc.), language, meaning, and cultural pragmatics, cultural patterns, globalization: the collapse of culture, negotiating interculturally, the power variable

Strategic Innovation and Technology Management (6 credits)

Fundamentals and organizational implications of modern innovative organizational development, innovation strategies of globally oriented and multinational enterprise innovation networks, global innovation management processes, cross-cultural innovation

Quantitative Methods and Financial Mathematics (6 credits)

Random events and their probability, conditional probability and independent events, random variables (basics and distribution), random vectors, descriptive and inductive statistics, cost accounting as a management tool and methods of cost type accounting, methods of cost center and cost unit accounting, short-term profit and loss computation, applied cost accounting, process cost accounting, direct costing, optimization of production, types of investment, investment risk management, risk strategies, capital budgeting (dynamic and static procedures), financial planning, leverage, private equity, internal and external financing, funded depreciation, collaterals in credit agreements, leasing, factoring.



Your elective broadens the core area to include competences in important management fields and functional areas. One module amounting to 6 ECTS credit points must be selected.

Collaboration Engineering (6 credits)

Theoretical foundations of collaboration, collaboration technologies, social Web applications, Web 2.0 and social software, moderation and negotiating skills for collaboration, Harvard negotiation concept, developing collaborative work practices, collaboration process design

Quality Management (6 credits)

Basics of quality management, tasks and organization of quality control, quality policy, product and process quality requirements, QM and integrated management systems, audits as management tools, quality and profitability, quality control, and the basics of modern QM techniques

R&D Management (6 credits)

Significance and characteristics of R&D for national economies and businesses, R&D forms, tools and methods, organizational R&D integration, external R&D.


Project-Based Studies:

The project-based studies comprise four parts:

  • the Project Workshop as a webinar including case studies,
  • the Project Work as group work with concluding virtual presentation,
  • the specialization paper, which is to be presented at the virtual seminar after completion of your elective,
  • the master’s thesis with concluding virtual oral examination.

Project Workshop – group work (2 credits)

A virtual seminar presents methods of scientific work, case study work as well as presentation techniques. These are then consolidated with case studies and business simulation games.

Project Work (7 credits)

You start your project work during the project workshop to lay the foundations for it in terms of content and organization. You complete a comprehensive group project that relates to the key competences and specialization. You can choose from various methods and forms, for example model or concept development, optimization, investigation, design recommendations, case study work, etc. Great importance is attached to an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates the competences proportionately and to a sufficient degree. With this project work, you will demonstrate that you have the ability to deal with a comprehensive problem in a scientific and practice-oriented way. With the final presentation, you will demonstrate that you are able to present content at a suitable scientific level to a professional audience with the aid of professional presentation techniques. Your line of reasoning and solution must be well structured and you must be able to justify and defend your overall concept against critical questioning on the part of the examiners.

Specialization Compulsory Elective Module incl. Virtual Seminar (6 credits)

After completing the academic specialization, you will write a specialization paper independently and present it for a critical group discussion during the virtual seminar.

Master’s Thesis and Virtual Oral Examination (15 credits)

With your master’s thesis, you will demonstrate that you have the ability to deal with a problem in the context of engineering management within a specified time limit. It will be a demanding development project or concept development. The aim is to demonstrate the acquired problem-solving skills in the context of a practice-oriented task and to handle an academic discussion on your work in a virtual oral examination.


Studying with Maximum Flexibility

Wilhelm Büchner University leads the way in terms of distance/online learning technology and organization. With us, you can complete an MSc in Technology and Innovation Management alongside work – and study in the comfort of your own home. You learn whenever and wherever you want, and you can start studying at any time. All over the world. We are dedicated to giving you the support you need. So you can reach your goals.

Distance and Online Learning

We offer you an innovative mix of distance learning methods that combines study booklets with online study aids such as downloads, videos, webinars, and group forums. As these are accessible from PCs, tablets, and smartphones, you benefit from maximum flexibility. Furthermore, tutors and student advisors are always on hand to provide you with reliable, personalized online support. At Wilhelm Büchner University, you determine your own study rhythm to fit your personal circumstances. We offer you reliable and personalized support throughout your studies and are easily reached whenever you need us.


Duration of Study

Two-semester course (one year)

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Die Wilhelm Büchner Hochschule ist eine staatlich anerkannte Hochschule. 1997 nahm die Hochschule mit dem Diplom-Studiengang Informatik unter ihrem Gründungsnamen „Private FernFachhochschule Darmstadt“ den Betrieb auf. Heute ist die Wilhelm Büchner Hochschule in Deutschland die größte private Hochschule für Technik, spezialisiert auf technische Studiengänge, die Business Management, Führung und Kommunikation integrieren.

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