MBA
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The MBA for Working Professionals at WFI - Ingolstadt School of Management

At a Glance | The Program | Target Group | Future Career Opportunities | Structure | Contact | Alumni

Digitization, Scaling Up and new Business Models, these are the main talking points of upcoming Leaders and Top-Managers

The aim of the MBA for Working Professionals at WFI is to provide working professional students an expert, holistic understanding of business administration to enable their readiness for top management and leadership positions in the future regardless of their current functional area. A distinguishing and competitive feature of this program is the inclusion of two business immersions – one in Silicon Valley and one in Germany – built around highly relevant topics for today’s business. The program will build a rigorous scientific and applied foundation, a strong international orientation, and a solid emphasis on ethics and sustainability in business.

 

WHY MBA @ WFI - Ingolstadt School of Management

This MBA for Working Professionals is a completely innovative format providing insights into the most relevant topics of today’s Business World. Additionally, it offers international exposure and great networking opportunities.

As a hybrid format It consists of 4 weekends in presence lectures and 4 weekends online lectures per semester, allowing for maximum flexibility to its participants and providing them the opportunity to easily integrate this program into their schedules.

Through its courses and especially through the offered immersions, that are integrated in the course plan, this program becomes one where theory meets practice.

The MBA for Working Professionals - A Short Film

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Upcoming Events

Weekly Online Info Session with our MBA Program Manager

Coffee Talks

If you have any questions about the MBA for Working Professionals at WFI - Ingolstadt School of Management or require detailed input, feel free to join one of our weekly Online Coffee Talks with our MBA Program Manager.

Maximilian Bauer - MBA Program Manager (Office: NB-123)

Email: Maximilian.Bauer(at)ku.de | Phone: +49 8421 93 21843

Access the Zoom Call here.

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About the Program

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The Program

This is a program that emphasizes “breadth” and “general management”, rather than focusing on any specialized functional area in business administration. This principle is consistent with an MBA degree offered in Germany or elsewhere globally, in that it is geared towards a holistic understanding of business administration with
a goal of grooming high potential candidates for top management and leadership positions in the future regardless of their current functional area.

A distinguishing and competitive feature of this MBA program is the inclusion of two business immersions – one in the Silicon Valley built around the topics of Digitization, Scaling Up, and New Business Models, and, a second one in Germany built around the topics of Global Growth and Competitiveness.

In addition, the WFI provides an ideal atmosphere to achieve great success. The student community is a very close and helpful one where no one is left out. Added to that, the small size of the university and with that, the limited number of students guarantees a great student to teacher ratio, allowing for a more personal relationship between the two.

Target Group

The study program is aimed at managers and working professionals (senior or junior managers) from all sectors as well as municipal, church and non-profit organizations, and, self-employed individuals and entrepreneurs, who have a first university degree, sufficient professional experience (not less than two years) and good English skills.

 

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Future Career Opportunities

The MBA program is designed to enable accelerated career growth for students in their current organizations and open up a wide range of future career opportunities in management.

Specifically, MBA students will:

  • be able to apply for promotions within their current organizations,
  • be able to demonstrate enhanced ability to manage and lead people, products, and processes within their current organizations,
  • be able to demonstrate enhanced fluency in working with and managing crossfunctional within their current organizations,
  • be able to devise and implement strategic initiatives for their current organizations,
  • be able to apply for a wide range of management and leadership positions in a variety of industries and organizations

Program Structure

Orientation Weekend

Orientation

Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the Orientation weekend (Friday and Saturday, eight hours each, plus an evening reception on Friday). Students will be provided a detailed orientation into the four semesters, be introduced to all professors, and will be asked to participate in several activities including those that are geared to develop communication and team working skills.

 

Course Modules

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There are 14 teaching modules in this program. Each teaching module comprises 5 ECTS credits and focuses on a specific problem of management.
Each module has four days of teaching, including blended learning, whereby it can consist of several sub-topics.

For a detailed List of the modules and further information, click here.

Global Immersion in the Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley

Working professionals in the MBA program will embark on a one-week trip to Silicon Valley, where they will visit five cutting edge companies of different sizes, industries and life-stages of digitalization and learn from senior business executives of those organizations.

Innovation Immersion in Germany

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Working professionals in the MBA program will embark on a one-week trip in Germany, where they will experience the “living business lab” of cutting edge companies that have succeeded in achieving global expansion and growth. Furthermore, participants will learn from senior business executives of those organizations how to grow globally and achieve long-term, sustainable competitiveness.

Master's Thesis

[Translate to Englisch:] Masterarbeit
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Within the framework of the master thesis (20 ECTS credits), students deal with a current project from their professional environment or current organization and thus have the opportunity to deepen the acquired knowledge in an individual subject area, supervised by a professor. The Master's thesis can start after earning 40 ECTS credits and must be completed by the end of the fourth semester.

 

Fireside Chats, Sprint Learning Sessions, Networking Sessions

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In addition to course modules, students are strongly encouraged to participate in a series of out-of-class experiences scheduled on Friday evenings – four times each semester. These will be distinguishing features of this program and involve experts including KU/WFI alumni and senior business executives.

 

Further Information

More about WFI

Find out more about the University and its Campus.

About the Region

Find out more about Ingolstadt and the Region

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Global Immersion to the Silicon Valley

Digitalization, Scaling Up, and New Business Models

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Innovation Immersion in Germany

Achieving Global Growth and
Competitiveness: 5 ECTS-Punkte; Modulprüfung: Präsentation und
Hausarbeit

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Course Modules

Jedes Modul hat vier Unterrichtstage, einschließlich Blended Learning, wobei es aus mehreren Unterthemen bestehen kann.

Contact Us

To explore this program in detail, or for more information, contact us for assistance and consultation. If you would like a preliminary online consultation to discuss your profile, please contact us and set up a personal appointment.

We would love to welcome you at WFI Campus!

Maximilian Bauer, M.Sc.
Maximilian Bauer, M.Sc.
MBA Program Manager and Doctoral Candidate
Building Neubau | Room: NB-123
Office hours
Mo. - Mi. 9am - 6pm
And by appointment

Contact Form

Our Alumna Sabine Benoit
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Our Alumnus Gero Wallenberger
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[Translate to Englisch:] Sacha Knorr

"I chose WFI because the focus areas offered and the topics covered were very close to the pulse of the times. Many study contents were still relevant for my professional life even after many years. In addition, I was thrilled by the atmosphere at WFI. I have very fond memories of the personal and close contact with some of the professors. The cohesion of the alumni is fun and results in a network in which you can find help or recommendations. You will always find points of contact and common topics that promote interdisciplinary exchange even after graduation."

Dr. Sacha Knorr

Director Strategic Accounts & Solutions @ StepStone Germany

WFI Alumni - Julian Philipp Jung

"After my Bachelor's degree at the LMU Munich, the family atmosphere at the WFI was decisive for me. The Master's is application-oriented and is characterised by excellent supervision conditions and very good company contacts. I was enthusiastic about events such as the WFI Consulting Cup and the Summer Challenge, where I came into contact with Vodafone, my current employer, in a very pleasant way".

Julian Philipp Jung

Head of Customer Insights Management @ 1&1

[Translate to Englisch:] Caroline Schmoeckel

"WFI was definitely the right choice for me, even looking back after a few years in my professional life. There are a variety of majors that allow each individual to delve deeper into exactly the area in which their own skills lie. Especially in the numerous group projects with fellow students, you learn a lot about yourself. This knowledge was formative for me in all roles in future teams. My tip: Let yourself be inspired and motivated by the careers of your fellow students, even across years, through active networking, and above all: do what you enjoy. What are you waiting for?"

Caroline Schmoeckel

Senior Recruiter @ ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE

[Translate to Englisch:] Benedikt Böcker

"Maintain the friendships you made at WFI even after graduation. These people are both the best motivators and the toughest critics and will help you professionally and personally in many areas in the years to come."

Benedikt Böcker,

Head of Marketing @ McDonald's Austria

WFI Alumni - Klaus Urlich Pfeiffer

"WFI was the right choice, even in retrospect - optimal proximity to teaching and instructors and high commitment of fellow students inside and outside the university. This school played a decisive role in shaping my personal path and this opportunity is still available today. This is proven by the many graduates I met afterwards, among others as employees and customers."

Klaus-Ulrich Pfeiffer

Partner @ KPMG

Member of the Board @ IN Kontakt e.V.

[Translate to Englisch:] Magdalena Hampf

"By completing your studies, you have acquired the tools you need to start your professional life. However, my experience from my early days at PwC Singapore showed me: Basically, you don't know anything. So be curious, don't be afraid to ask questions and learn how your theoretical knowledge can be applied in practice."

Magdalena Hampf, 

Senior Project Manager Finance & Audit @ Zooplus AG

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