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English online distance learning course International Business Management (MBA)

MBA INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT The registration for the winter semester starts 1st of April!

Contact Eva Nefen (eva.nefen@hwg-lu.de) to join one of our free online sessions to get a first impression of our program!

We will start our next English online MBA distance learning program in International Business Management in September 2024 at the Ludwigshafen University for Business and Society.

The online application starts 1st of April 2024! We would be happy if you would first register online on our website https://online.zfh.de and upload all required documents listed in our check list and later on by post to the following address (as soon as we receive your documents we will give you an answer regarding your entry requirements):
Konrad Zuse Str. 1
56075 Koblenz 

If you are interested, please contact Ms Eva Nefen at +49 621 5203 159 or by e-mail: eva.nefen@hwg-lu.de

Please see Enrolment and Payment Conditions here

NEW DOUBLE DEGREE cooperation with City University of Seattle

I am very happy to announce that after meeting Svenja from World of Students and Antonio from City University of Seattle at NAFSA: Association of International Educators we are able to offer our MBA students in International Business Management a new DOUBLE DEGREE program!!! Students will only have to complete 8 out of 13 courses such as Global Political Economy; Entrepreneurship and the Art of Creative Thinking or Operations and Technology Management to receive an additional degree & diploma. Students study with very high flexibility either completely on-site in Seattle or completely online or a combination of both.

New Double Degree cooperation with Barcelona Technology School

Excited to share our new Double Degree cooperation with Barcelona Technologoy School after meeting Josep at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators in Washington D.C. With one additional online, on campus or blended semester at BTS our immatriculated MBA students in International Business Management as well as our graduates receive an additional Master's degree, depending on the course taken:
1.     Master in Digital Transformation Leadership
2.     Master in Digital Product Management
3.     Master in Big Data and AI solutions or
4.     Master in User Experience Design

New Double Degree with SAMK University, Finland

We are looking forward to our updated double degree cooperation with the Finnish Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK)! In addition to the German MBA degree in International Business Management, students and alumni will receive the Finnish MBA degree in Sustainable Business Management by taking the modules "Leadership and Management" and "Sustainable Issues in Modern Organizations" as well as choosing a third individual module from the program - all completely online! It is great that we will soon be welcoming new Finnish students and we equally recommend this opportunity for our students and alumni to deepen their knowledge in an exciting topic!

Certificate cooperation options with Manhattan Institute of Management and London Metropolitan University

We are very happy to announce that  we offer our MBA students the opportunity to study abroad at the Manhattan Institute of Management and at the London Metropolitan University. See more information here on our cooperation site

Wijdane Bouaoud, Campaign Manager France at eGentic

„Taking part in the MBA program at Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society gave me the opportunity to handle international professional challenges and paved the way to my career!”

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MBA distance learning program International Business Management

Would you like to continue your education at a high level without interrupting your occupation, regardless of time or place?

We offer you the highly qualified and accredited MBA distance learning program of International BusinessManagement, which can provide you with Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in just four semesters. 

We follow the approach of blended learning, a varied mix of self-study, virtual learning components and webinars.

The graduates of the MBA distance learning course in International Business Management will have many long-range professional and career opportunities in the business areas of industry, commerce and services.  



Master of Business Administration (MBA)

90 ECTS 


AQAS (Agency for Quality Assurance through Accreditation of Study Programmes)


4 semester, only online sessions no on-campus courses!!!


Each year on September and March

Application deadline:

Each year on 30th of June (starting on 1st of April) and 15th of January (starting on 1st of October)

Register until end of June 2024 to start in September 2024!!!

Admission requirements:

A completed university degree with an average grade of at least 2.5 or better (a motivational interview will be held, if the average grade is lower) + at least 1 year of professional experience.

Without first degree: Higher education entrance qualification and at least three years of professional work experience with leadership responsibility and content proximity to the chosen degree programme as well as an aptitude test (written test and oral colloquium).

Admission procedure:

Online application via https://online.zfh.de and uploading all required documents listed on our checklist with first University degree  or checklist without University degree and later on by post to the following adress:
Konrad Zuse Str. 1
56075 Koblenz

Tuition fees:

9.000,00 € (2.250,00 € /1. - 4. sem.) plus student fee of Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society (currently around 150€ per semester). You pay each semester in advance!

Please see Enrolment and Payment Conditions here

A contact person:

Mrs. Eva Nefen, Senior Director international MBA office GSRN, Tel. +49 (0) 621/5203-159,
eva.nefen@ 8< SPAM-Schutz, bitte entfernen >8 hwg-lu.de

Study contents

A detailed overview of the curriculum can be found here.

The module handbook for the MBA distance learning course International Business Management can be found here.

1. semester:

Marketing, Scientific assignment, Logistics, Social competence - part Philosophy (Ethics)

2. semester:

Corporate management, International competence, Social competence - part Rhetoric

3. semester:

Human resource management, Social competence - part Creativity, elective module

4. semester:

Master thesis with defense in a disputation


The part-time distance course MBA International Business Management is offered by the Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society in cooperation with the Zentrum für Fernstudien im Hochschulverbund (zfh) (eng. Center for distance learning at Universities of Applied Sciences) – and accredited by AQAS.

This MBA course of International Business Management offered by the Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society is a four-semester, modular program with predominantly compulsory modules and an elective one. The Master's programme comprises a workload of a total of 90 ECTS credits. The completion of this MBA program opens the door to a higher civil service and the way to doctoral studies.

We hope you enjoy reading this and would be delighted if one day we could welcome you as a student at our program. If you don´t have enough information or have any questions, you are welcome to contact the program manager Eva Nefen by telephone/skype, e-mail or for a personal consultation appointment (Tel. +49 (0) 621/5203-159, eva.nefen@ 8< SPAM-Schutz, bitte entfernen >8 hwg-lu.de).


Eva Nefen

Eva Nefen

Programm Manager

Ernst-Boehe-Str. 4
67059 Ludwigshafen

B 318+49 621 5203-159