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General Management (MBA) | Master (continuing education)

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The English-language MBA in General Management is a continuing education master’s degree program for students with work experience who want to grow professionally and personally. The program therefore aims to impart theoretical and practical knowledge in a balanced manner. That includes a project module (30 CPs) being offered, for which students with sufficient professional experience can receive credits.

NameGeneral Management
DegreeMaster of Business Administration (MBA)
Standard period of study4 semesters
Credit points120
Language of instructionEnglish
Start of study (1st semester) Winter and summer semester
Fees & charges

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Program Content

The continuing education master’s degree program in General Management aims to enable students to take on management and leadership roles in companies of various sizes on the basis of existing academic qualifications and professional experience. As part of the master’s program for working professionals, students will acquire fundamental business administration knowledge and approaches as well as specific management competencies. Emphasis is placed on establishing a close link between science and practice. Technical and methodological competencies are therefore taught in an application-oriented manner. The master’s program also boosts self-competence.

Course Objective and Future Career Options

The program combines management knowledge with the theory and practice of business administration to prepare students for leadership roles in international business, founding their own company, or other management positions. Thanks to the international profile of the program, students also gain essential experience in an international, intercultural context.

The program also offers students the following perspectives:

  • promotion opportunities to board and management level positions,
  • competencies to advance your own company in day-to-day business situations,
  • skills to help you manage crisis and conflict situations,
  • strengthening your own personality,
  • building an international network.

Prerequisites for Admission to the Master’s Program

In general, the prerequisite for master’s studies is a first academic degree, such as a bachelor’s degree.

For the master’s degree program in General Management, you will also need English language skills at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. You do not need to provide proof of German language skills. You will also need to document at least two years of work experience.

You can read more about the subject-specific admission requirements in the respective admission regulations.

Program Structure

In the four-semester master’s program, you earn a total of 120 credit points, consisting of the modules listed below and your master’s thesis. You can begin your studies in the summer or in the winter semester. The curriculum also includes a one-semester project module (30 CPs), for which students with sufficient relevant work experience can receive credits. Read up on the wide range of academic opportunities within the MBA program at the University of Potsdam or give us a call. We will be happy to advise you.

For additional information, please consult the subject-specific degree regulations or the Departmental Advisory Office.



Credit points

Financial Management: Financing & Investment & Controlling9 CP
Accounting & Legal Environment of International Business6 CP
Leadership & Human Resource Management6 CP
Marketing & Sales / Procurement & Business Development9 CP
Strategic Management & Hot Topics (Crisis Management)6 CP
Management Skills & Negotiations6 CP
Digital Transformation & Business Process Management & Entrepreneurship9 CP
International Management & Intercultural Communication & Design Thinking9 CP
Project Module30 CP
Master-Thesis (incl. Disputation)30 CP
Total120 CP


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Dr. Roya Madani | MBA program contact


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Advantages at a Glance

This is a full-time English-language program, which is organized in a way that considers the circumstances of members of the workforce. The MBA General Management program enables international managers from Germany and around the world to acquire a Master of Business Administration at the University of Potsdam.

If required, the degree program can also be completed as a part-time program.


You want to join the master’s degree program in General Management at the University of Potsdam? Then you should take the next step and get more information about the current application and enrollment procedures on the application pages.


UP Transfer GmbH at the University of Potsdam

Dr. Roya Madani | MBA program contact


Building 07, Room 1.09

This description is based in part on information from the Subject-Specific Study and Examination Regulations for the Continuing Education Master’s Degree Program in “General Management” at the University of Potsdam dated May 17, 2023 (Official Bulletin AmBek 15/23, p. 619).