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The Hybrid, Part-Time MBA for Working Professionals at WFI - Ingolstadt School of Management

Digitalization, Global Competitiveness, and Business Resilience are key challenges that Future Business Leaders will need to manage and master, strategically and sustainably.

Discover and join the Hybrid, Part-Time MBA program at WFI - Ingolstadt School of Management at KU. Earn your University-MBA from Germany’s most popular university (*StudyCheck.de Award). This unique MBA is for ambitious young professionals who wish to unlock their full potential and become top-level managers and executives. Accelerate your career and develop the knowledge and skills for global business success while still working at your full-time job.

By joining a select cohort of working professionals and future business leaders in an innovative Hybrid format, you will experience transformational learning that will fast track your career progress. Exclusive features of this program are two in-person business immersions – one in the Silicon Valley (USA) and one in Germany – built around essential themes and challenges for today’s business.

Join the MBA for Working Professionals in the winter semester (from October) of each year!

Applications for the Winter Semester 2023/24 are accepted!

Click on 'Apply Now' to access the Application Form.

 

Join the Hybrid, Part-Time MBA at Ingolstadt School of Management

The four-semster MBA for Working Professionals has an innovative Hybrid format – participants will be able to take advantage of 4 weekends of on-campus classroom instructions (Fr. & Sa.) and 4 weekends of online lectures each semester (Fr. & Sa.) - providing maximum flexibility in their time schedules and allowing for an excellent work-life-study balance. This English-speaking MBA program builds a solid foundation of scientific and applied knowledge, provides international orientation and exposure, offers unmatched networking and real-world exposure, along with an emphasis on ethics and sustainability in business.

Learn from internationally renowned professors, managers, and business leaders from innovative firms, and become part of a program where Theory meets Practice.

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Upcoming Events

Weekly Online Info Session with our MBA Program Manager

Wednesday, 08.02. - 01.03.2023 cancelled

The Online Coffee Talks from Wednesday, February 8th to Wednesday, March 1st, 2023, will not take place. If you have any questions about the Hybrid, Part-Time MBA Program, please contact Maximilian Bauer (maximilian.bauer(at)ku.de) to arrange a personal consultation meeting.

The Online Coffee Talk takes place each Wednesday from 12:00 - 13:00 (CET) and invites MBA interested people to an open exchange.

Do you have questions about the MBA for Working Professionals or would like to receive detailed input about the Ingolstadt School of Management? Join this virtual meeting to get valuable information, as well as insights into the admission to our innovative program from our MBA Program Manager. 

You prefer a 1-on-1 individual consultation? Join a personal Consultation-Meeting by sending a request and some meeting suggestions to Maximilian Bauer.

Maximilian Bauer - MBA Program Manager (Office: NB-123) | Email: Maximilian.Bauer(at)ku.de | Phone: +49 8421 93 21843

Access the Zoom Call here.

About the Program

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The Program

This MBA program emphasizes “Breadth” and “General Management” and does not limit itself to a specific functional area of business administration. 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 feature of this MBA program is the inclusion of two business immersions. The first one takes participants to the Silicon Valley (USA) to visit five cutting edge companies of different sizes, industries and life-stages of digitization. The second one within Germany gives students the opportunity to interact with innovative companies that have successfully achieved global expansion and growth.

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. Additionally, the small size of the university and with that, the limited number of students guarantees a great student to professor ratio, allowing for a more personal relationship between the two.

Target Group

The MBA program is designed for managers and working professionals (senior or junior managers) from all industries and organizations, as well as self-employed individuals and entrepreneurs who have a first university degree, at least two years of professional experience and good English skills. A previous degree in business administration is not required.

 

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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 graduates will be able to:

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

Program Structure

Orientation Day

Orientation

Students are expected to participate in the Orientation Day (including an evening reception on Friday). Students will be provided a detailed orientation into the four semesters, be introduced to all professors, will engage and network in a Leadership Talk, and will be asked to participate in several activities including those that are geared to develop communication and team working skills.

 

Course Modules

MBA

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 & Impact Project

[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 & Networking Sessions, Leadership Talks

[Translate to Englisch:] Sprint learning
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In addition to the course modules, students are strongly encouraged to participate in a series of out-of-class experiences scheduled on Friday evenings – four times each semester during the on-campus phase. These activities are a distinguishing feature of the Hybrid, Part-Time MBA program. They provide students with excellent networking and interdisciplinary exchange opportunities with a number of renowned experts as well as KU/WFI alumni and top-level 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 in the Silicon Valley, USA

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
Tue. - Fr. 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:] Plate

"The WFI - Ingolstadt School of Management combines outstanding teaching with practical projects in cooperation with global companies. I gained valuable intercultural experiences and insights into new topics and approaches, through the integrated semester abroad and the project work in international and…

"The WFI - Ingolstadt School of Management combines outstanding teaching with practical projects in cooperation with global companies. I gained valuable intercultural experiences and insights into new topics and approaches, through the integrated semester abroad and the project work in international and interdisciplinary teams. Thus, my studies at the WFI prepared me in the best possible way for a career start in a major international corporation. Furthermore, since I got the chance to meet my current employer at a WFI event and can now profitably use the knowledge I gained during my studies as a manager in many situations, the WFI was definitely the right choice for my master's degree."

- Janick Plate(Head of Group „Rollout Automation“ @ Vodafone)
[Translate to Englisch:] 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…

"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 Deutschland)
Caroline Schmoekel

"WFI was definitely the right choice for me. It has vastly helped me in my professional life. WFI offers so many options for you to find your niche. Team projects are an excellent way tolearn a lot about yourself. This knowledge was formative for me in all professional roles and teams so far. My tip: Be inspired and…

"WFI was definitely the right choice for me. It has vastly helped me in my professional life. WFI offers so many options for you to find your niche. Team projects are an excellent way tolearn a lot about yourself. This knowledge was formative for me in all professional roles and teams so far. My tip: Be inspired and motivated by your peers, through active networking, and above all, do what you enjoy. What are you waiting for?"

- Caroline Schmoeckel(HR Business Partner @ ProSiebenSat.1 Media)
[Translate to Englisch:] 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…

"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:] Pfaff

"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…

"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)
[Translate to Englisch:] Böker

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

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

- Benedikt Böcker(CMO | Director Marketing & Communications @ McDonald's Austria)
[Translate to Englisch:] 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."

"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 Gliedl(Head of Group Reporting @ Zooplus AG)
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