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The Master's programme Master in Business Management (MUE) provides practical, interdisciplinary management knowledge with a focus on corporate leadership. The program is entirely conducted in English to prepare students for global business environments.

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Prof. Dr. Ralf Dillerup | Dean Business Faculty
In our study programme we focus on excellent teaching - research-oriented in the sense of application-oriented
Prof. Dr. Ralf Dillerup | Dean Business Faculty

Profile Master Business Management

Degree: Master of Science
3 Semester: 90 ECTS
Language: English
Location: Heilbronn Bildungscampus
Study form: Full-time
Start: Winter term
Deadline: July 15

Career Perspective

The program focuses on taking responsibility, advancing processes and people, shaping companies, and driving them forward in competition. It provides a solid knowledge base and emphasizes important professional connections. Graduates are equipped with valuable management skills and an international outlook, giving them access to a wide range of professional opportunities. Graduates are prepared to work for companies in industry, commerce, and trade offering challenging tasks in areas such as strategic management, HR management, marketing, consulting, financial management, and controlling.

Course of Studies

Course Structure MUE

Expertise of the Study Programme:

  • Innovation Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Compliance & Ethics
  • Research Methods
  • Elective 1: Levelling
  • Elective2

Expertise of the Study Programme:

  • Transfer Study
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Leadership
  • Research Study: Business Management
  • Electives

Practical Experience or International Experience:

  • Semster Abroad
  • Internship Semester


  • Thesis-Colloquium
  • Master-Thesis

Course content

The Master's program provides hands-on, cross-functional management knowledge with an entrepreneurial approach. he curriculum includes current topics and trends, which are taught through expert lectures, excursions, case studies, and project studies. Studens are able to pursue specific academic and professional interests through elective courses.  Additionally, students have the option to spend a semester abroad or pursue a double degree at selected partner universities for valuable international experiences. The extensive network of partner universities provides attractive opportunities for students to shape their study abroad experience.

Information for Incoming Exchange Students

All English-language courses in our Master's Programme are open to students from our partner universities. An overview and further information can be found here.


Please note: Non-German first-degree applicants have to get their documents recognized by "Studienkolleg Konstanz" first. Please ensure enough time for this before the application deadline.                                   

View into the Studies

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Entrepreneurship, Marketing und Sales, Accounting, Finanical Management, Strategic Information Management, Operations Management, Economic Policy und Management Coaching

Each semester, our students can choose from a list of electives to sharpen their profile.

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Introduction Week

The Introduction Week is the start of the study programme for our first semesters. During this week, students will receive all important information about their studies.

In addition, team building, case studies, lectures and excursions are planned.                                   

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Study Tour

Each semester our students have the opportunity to participate in a Study Week. Further our students join an excursion to Austria for the course 'Strategic Management'.

The programme includes joint project work with students from our partner university, company visits and sightseeing.

Admission Requirements and Selecetion Procedure


A certified university degree (bachelor) from Germany or abroad in business or logistics with at least 180 ECTS (special conditions apply for study programmes with 180 ECTS), a bachelor's degree with a minimum German grade of 2.5 (exceptions possible, and this grade is roughly equivalent to a 3.0 in the American GPA scale or a 2:1 or high 2:2 in the UK system), good English language skills (and the willingness to acquire basic German during the course of your study), and an application with international certificates.

If you have completed your higher education entrance qualification abroad, you will need a certificate of recognition before applying to HHN. Please note the different application deadlines for applying for recognition of certificates. The certificate of recognition must be received by HHN by the application deadline (15.01./15.07.).                

Study applicants with international certificates must first register with the Center for International Students (Studienkolleg) Konstanz for a certificate of recognition. The Center for International Students is the central point of contact for those interested in universities of applied science in Baden-Württemberg with regard to advice, certificate recognition and German examinations.                                                

Starting the recognition process as early as possible to prevent delays is highly advised.                   

Your application can only be considered if all required documents reached Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences until the application deadline (July 15 for the winter semester). Please note that theses are cut-off periods.

Date of selection interview MUE

The personal motivation and suitability of the applicant will be assessed in a selection interview.

The online application day for the winter semester 2024 is expected to take place on 23 July 2024.

The start of the Introduction Week is expected to be Monday, 16 September 2024.