The MBA programme is a joint venture of the Department of Management Sciences in Rheinbach and the International Centre for Sustainable Development (IZNE) at HBRS in Sankt Augustin.
The language of instruction is English.
There are no German skills required to study this MBA programme.
Enrolled students have the option to take elective language classes alongside their MBA programme seminars. A wide range of different language courses is offered each semester. The courses are free of charge for students enrolled at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University.
The programme starts in the middle of September every year.
All seminars and examinations are offered on campus in person. Weekly attendance in the courses is required. However, it is not mandatory. A total of 90 ECTS credit points must be acquired to complete the MBA Master's degree programme.
Our International MBA Master's degree programme in CSR & NGO Management can be studied either part-time (30 months) or full-time (18 months), which can be done comfortably alongside the job and private obligations. A change from one study mode option to the other can be made at any time.
The application windows are as follows:
- Yearly start of application period:
1 December (for the following winter semester)
- For international students requiring a visa to study in Germany:
31 May (for the following winter semester)
- For students who do not require a visa to study in Germany:
31 July (for the following winter semester)
- Enrolment period:
Starting from 1 August, yearly
For more information, please download our leaflet for the MBA programme (PDF).
Find out more general application information via our FAQs for MBA applicants.
The tuition fee is 14,640 EUR. The total amount is payable in three instalments. Students who require more than three semesters to finish the programme must continue paying the semester contribution each additional semester to maintain their student status.
All university costs (books, copies, exams, etc.) are included in the tuition fee.
Payment instalment plans are available.
The MBA is a programme that can be combined with internships and regular employment. Classes are held on Friday afternoons and Saturdays, with the exception of two full-time block weeks at the beginning of the first and the third semester.
The MBA programme can be studied on a full-time (three semesters) or part-time (five semesters) basis, depending on the individual private and professional situation.
The focus of the seminars is on interactive, discussion-based lectures. Classes in small and thus very intensive groups create ideal learning conditions, which enhance the learning process in all its phases. A well-balanced student-teacher ratio creates a pleasant learning and working atmosphere.
Individual coaching offers the student an invaluable opportunity to receive expert advice and guidance from professors focusing on his/her learning needs and orientation. At a later stage of the programme, this helps in shaping the Master's thesis focus as well as with future career planning.
Case studies strike a balance between theory and practice. They confront the students with real-life business situations and enable them to develop the ability to identify relevant problems and to find economic solutions. Furthermore, students may exercise leadership abilities in group-based case studies. This favours real-world cases to provide students hands-on experience and allow them to develop effective decision-making and analytical skills.
Exercises serve the purpose of consolidating and expanding learning outcomes, while at the same time giving students the opportunity to apply their knowledge in the context of practical problems.
SOCIAL BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT
In their second semester, students create their own business plans and compete for an annual award.
GUEST SPEAKERS & EXCURSIONS
Visiting guest speakers and excursions to organisations, companies, and institutions provide opportunities to engage in dialogue and discussions with professional experts.
Every two years, students of the MBA programme can join an extracurricular excursion to Berlin under the topic of "Lobby and Advocacy of NGOs in the Capital". During the five-day programme, the group of international students gains a comprehensive insight into the field of lobby work of various organisations and institutions right in the centre of Germany's political and NGO headquarters. Check out the report to the last Berlin excursion in 2018.
FURTHER TEACHING METHODS
Depending on the course, instructors use and combine further teaching methods, such as role-playing, online conferences, and interactive discussions with representatives from practice, oral group presentations, business simulations, pitching sessions, online class surveys, quizzes, and live polls (using web tools and mobile apps).
Find out more about the exam forms and teaching methods.