Corporate Management (MBA) Content

Roland Magunia

Study Structure

90 ECTS must be acquired over the course of the MBA. The credits are spread over nine core modules, two electives, the specialisation and the master’s thesis.

The study programme takes a generalist approach and covers a broad range of business administration theory as well as relevant economic topics. It gives students the opportunity to specialise in an area that is focused on specific content or a particular industry. The degree concludes with a four-month master’s thesis, the topic of which can relate to any area of the course. The overlapping topics Complexity of Decision-Making, Participant‘s Personal Development and Line of Business constitute guidelines for the module contents which clarify the course objective.

Students have the opportunity to specialise in Digital Marketing & E-Business, Financial Markets & Risk Management or Strategic Management. This decision means that up to one-third of the study programme can be structured as a specialisation.

Plan of Studies

Year 1

# Module ECTS Contact Hours
1. Marketing & Sales 5 40
2. Operations Management 5 40
3. Economics 5 40
4. HR & Organisation 5 40
5. Accounting & Controlling 5 40
6. Leadership 5 40
7. Corporate Finance 5 40
8. Sustainability 5 40
9. Masters` Elective 4 32
10. Digital Tool Box 1 25
  Insgesamt im 1. Studienjahr 45 360

Year 2

# Module ECTS Contact Hours
11. Systems Thinking & Systems Dynamics 5 40
12. Study Trip Elective 5 40
13. Specialisations (Digital Marketing & E-Business, Financial Markets & Risk Management and Strategic Management) 20 160
  Master Thesis 15 120
  Total in Year 2 45 360


Prof. Dr. Michael Höbig
Course Head MBA Corporate Management and Head of Digital Innovation Lab

  • Operations Management
  • Corporate Procurement
  • Supply Chain Management
  • General Management

Prof. Dr. Philipp Zaeh
Head of Department Finance & Accounting / Head of H.I.M.F.

  • Accounting and Controlling
  • Investment and Finance

Prof. Dr. Henning Vöpel
Professor for Economics and Director of HWWI

  • Economics

Prof. Dr. Sarah Jastram
Prof. for International Business Ethics and Sustainibility (Dr. Jürgen Meyer Endowed Chair)

  • Business Ethics
  • Governance
  • Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Sustainable Management

Prof. Dr. Ralf Strauss
Professor for Digital Marketing & E-Business

  • Marketing & Sales

Thomas Miller
Executive Director Corporate Finance, HSH Nordbank AG Hamburg

  • Investment Strategy
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Risk Management
  • Company Rating
  • Sustainability and Risk Aspects of a New Business Model

Prof. Dr. Barry A. Friedman
Professor, State University of New York at Oswego, USA

  • Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Behaviour

Dr. Barbara Dinter
Professor at Technical University of Chemnitz

  • Business Analytics
  • Business Intelligence
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