International Business Management


Would you like to continue your education at a high level without interrupting your occupation, regardless of time or place? Why study this MBA?

We offer you the highly qualified and accredited MBA distance learning program of International Business Management, which can provide you with Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in just four semesters. The MBA program is offered by the Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society in cooperation with the zfh - Zentrum für Fernstudien im Hochschulverbund. The program is supervised by the Graduate School Rhein-Neckar.

We follow the approach of blended learning, a varied mix of self-study, virtual learning components and online sessions.

The graduates of the MBA distance learning course in International Business Management will have many long-range professional and career opportunities in the business areas of industry, commerce and services.

We are very excited to announce that Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society has signed several double degree cooperations with various foreign universities, e.g. Finland, Spain and the United States of America! Students will obtain two MBA graduations in only one extra semester.

We also look forward to welcoming students from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Marocco, Kosovo and Pakistan who are completing a double degree themselves.

Important facts at a glance

Main focus

International Management, Intercultural Communication


The internationally recognised degree Master of Business Administration (MBA) is awarded by Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society


Programme accreditation by German accreditation cousil, via AQAS (Agency for Quality Assurance through Accreditation of Study Programs)


4 semesters part-time, as an online distance learning program (almost all students work full time and do the MBA “on top”)

Online sessions: no on-campus courses


Each year in March and September

Application period

Winter semester: 1st of April during 30th of June

Summer semester: 1st of October during 15th of January


English (no German language knowledge is required)

ECTS credit points



With a first university degree:

Ideally, you have got a first university degree in the area of business studies or an accredited bachelor degree of a university of cooperative education (former Berufsakademie) (with a good average grade – at least 2.5 when translated to the German grading system) and additionally work experience of at least one year in the business administration, technology or IT field.
If your average grade is less than required, admission can be possible after a motivational interview.
All applicants must hand in proof of English language proficiency on at least level B2 or higher according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The corresponding document must be no older than 5 years. We offer a free online English test at the Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society.


Without a first university degree:

For applicants without a first university degree there is – under certain conditions – the possibility to get admission after passing a qualifying examination. They must be in possession of a university entrance qualification according to the legal provisions in Rheinland-Pfalz and proof relevant professional work experience of at least 3 years. This work must comprise sufficient content-related connections to the course of studies chosen, above-average qualifications of the applicant and international experience that is relevant for the program.
The qualifying examination is based on a motivational letter, an exam of approx. 1 hour and an interview of approx. 20 – 30 minutes.

Tuition fees

9.000,00 €

plus a relatively small semester fee of Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society

You pay each semester in advance


Distance learning via online sessions: no on-campus courses

Further information

By spending an additional semester or by taking additional modules you can be awarded a double degree from Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society and from a foreign university, as there are Satakunta University of Applied Sciences – SAMK in Finland, the Barcelona Technology School (BTS) in Spain or the American City University of Seattle (CityU). Please click here for further information (in German language).

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The part-time distance course MBA International Business Management is offered by the Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society in cooperation with the Zentrum für Fernstudien im Hochschulverbund (zfh) (eng. Center for distance learning at Universities of Applied Sciences) – and program accredited by the Accreditation Council, via AQAS e.V.

This MBA course of International Business Management is a four-semester, modular program with predominantly compulsory modules and an elective one. The Master’s programme comprises a workload of a total of 90 ECTS credits. The completion of this MBA program opens the door to a higher civil service and the way to doctoral studies.


The MBA program International Business Management comprises the following modules:

  • Scientific Theory
  • Marketing
  • Logistics
  • Social Skills
  • Management
  • International Competencies
  • Human Resources Management
  • Compulsory Elective Modules (2 of 4 selectable modules):
    Law, Sociology, Managerial Finance, Macroeconomics


The contents of the program are designed in such a way as to not only impart theoretical knowledge but also practical competencies in order to make the students able to solve problems of the professional practice.

We hope you enjoy reading this and would be delighted if one day we could welcome you as a student at our program. If you don’t have enough information or have any questions, you are welcome to contact the program manager Eva Nefen by telephone/skype, e-mail or for a personal consultation appointment .

Tel. +49 621 / 595 728 21
Mail: eva.nefen[at]

Application & Expense

The application period is running:

  • from 1st of April until 30th of June for our winter semester
  • from 1st of October until 15th of January for our summer semester


Applications can be sent via the homepage of our partner Zentrum für Fernstudien im Hochschulverbund. Please send us all the required documents listed in our check list first by mail due to the actual situation and later on by post to the following address (as soon as we receive your documents we will give you an answer regarding your entry requirements):

Zentrum für Fernstudien im Hochschulverbund – zfh
Konrad Zuse Str. 1
56075 Koblenz


Prof. Dr. Andreas Gissel Internationale Betriebswirtschaftslehre (MBA) +49 621 5203 443


Eva Nefen Programm Managerin +49 621 595 728-21
„Taking part in the MBA program at Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society gave me the opportunity to handle international professional challenges and paved the way to my career!”

- Wijdane Bouaoud, Campaign Manager France at eGentic