Overview

The Online M.A. presents a unique opportunity for candidates to pursue the development of their competencies combined with application-based research. The program differs significantly from other online programs in interactivity by intensive contact and intercommunication between students and lecturers. The number of course participants is deliberately kept low with maximum 20 students from all over the world. This international program will change your perspective: you’ll learn to think globally and build a worldwide network.

The M.A. in General Management is premium-accredited by FIBAA and thus belongs to the 3% of the premium seal holders among the Master’s courses of the FIBAA-accredited programs. FIBAA thus certifies outstanding teaching in this study program. The degree entitles the holder to study for a doctorate.

  • You graduate with the Master of Arts in General Management (M.A.).
  • Targeted and systematic career development through a application-based project and competency development seminars.
  • The study program is in English.
  • The duration of study is 24 months.
  • The next start date is October 22, 2018. The registration deadline for this course is September 24, 2018.
Content

The Online M.A. comprises 17 courses as well as a master’s thesis and final exam. The courses include both specialized courses and project seminars. Specialized courses last four weeks, while project courses last six weeks and are organized in individual units. At the latest on the first day of a course, you will be given access to the relevant unit as well as full transparency with regard to the content, assignments, exams and grading criteria. Thus, you know exactly when you need to do which assignments and can plan how you will achieve the respective course objective.

The aim of the M.A. is to prepare you for a successful career in management in your chosen field. Successful specialists and managers distinguish themselves with their self-organization and ability to effectively handle complex, dynamic situations that are difficult to assess and predict. This type of capacity to act requires knowledge and experience. That’s why you develop your expertise and qualification for the master’s degree in an application-based project.

SIBE uses competency assessment procedures consistently and systematically both prior to and during the program of study – and offers these as an option after you have completed your degree. At SIBE, these evaluations of your own competencies are carried out primarily with the two assessment methods known as KODE® , SCA Center.

MODULE 1: ECONOMICS

7 Credit Points | 1 Transfer Documentation Report

  • Managerial Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
MODULE 2: PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

14 Credit Points | 2 Transfer Documentation Report

  • Methods of Project Planning and Management
  • Principles of Practical Corporate Management
  • Practical Corporate Management
  • Innovation Management
  • Entrepreneurship
MODULE 3: METHODS OF EMPIRICAL SOCIAL RESEARCH

5 Credit Points | 1 Project Study Paper

  • Interdisciplinary Scientific Work
  • Methods of Empirical Social Research 1
  • Methods of Empirical Social Research 2
MODULE 4: MARKET ANALYSIS

12 Credit Points | 1 Project Study Paper & 1 Transfer Documentation Report

  • Market Research
  • Competition Analysis
  • Management Research
MODULE 5: OBJECTIVES AND STRATEGY

7 Credit Points | 1 Transfer Documentation Report

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Business Strategy
  • Management of Strategies
MODULE 6: COMMUNICATION, MARKETING AND SALES

7 Credit Points | 1 Transfer Documentation Report

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Marketing and Sales Management
  • Communication Management
  • E-Marketing
MODULE 7: MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTS AND CORPORATE FINANCE

14 Credit Points | 2 Transfer Documentation Report

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Reporting and Corporate Planning
  • Principles of Corporate Finance
  • Models and Systems
MODULE 8: INFLUENCING FACTORS

5 Credit Points | 1 Project Study Paper

  • Foresight Management
MODULE 9: LAW

4 Credit Points | 2 Transfer Paper

  • Principles of Law
  • Legal Framework and Fields of Activity for Executives
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
MODULE 10: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

5 Credit Points | 1 Project Study Paper

  • Intercultural Management
  • Growth and Globalization
MODULE 11: LEADERSHIP AND COMPETENCES 1

4 Credit Points | 2 Transfer Paper

  • Personality
  • Development of Competences 1
  • Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
  • Development of Competences 2
MODULE 12: LEADERSHIP AND COMPETENCES 2

19 Credit Points | 1 Project Study Paper & 2 Transfer Documentation Report

  • Leadership
  • Organizational Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resource Management
  • Competence Development 3
Project

The aim of the M.A. is to prepare you for a successful career in management in your chosen field. Successful specialists and managers distinguish themselves with their self-organization and ability to effectively handle complex, dynamic situations that are difficult to assess and predict. This type of capacity to act requires knowledge and experience. That’s why you develop your expertise and qualification for the master’s degree in an application-based project.

During the first semester you will create your application-based project idea on basis of your program goal. The application-based project will be connected to one of our research areas in order to support you in our fields of expertise. Both in our teaching as well as our research, SIBE deliberately focuses on the primary areas of leadership, personality and innovation as well as those areas of tension arising from the combination of these factors.

Admission & Application
  • Completed first degree (degree from a university, university of applied sciences, BA or comparable degree from another German/foreign institution of higher education) with at least 180 verifiable credit points according to ECTS
  • Very good English language skills (these will be tested during the SIBE selection process)
  • Successfully completed multi-stage selection process at SIBE, part of Steinbeis University, incl. KODE®competency test

 

Please send us:

  • Your cover letter in English
  • Your Curriculum Vitae in English
  • Your degree certificate incl. certificate of study

Please use the application form. Applications are possible at any time.

 

The Selection Procedure

  1. We check your documents.
  2. We conduct a telephone interview with you.
  3. You take part in our online assessment center (OAC) (approx. 2 hours)
  4. You take the online KODE® competency test
Costs & Financing

The total cost of the program is € 13.512. To facilitate financing, we offer payment in 24 monthly instalments of € 563 each.

Tuition fees include:

  • Coaching and supervision by SIBE lecturers and professors
  • Supervision by SIBE administrative employees
  • Supervision by SIBE lecturers and professors
  • Provision of teaching material (texts, web-based training courses, supervised discussion forums and much more)
  • Use of online campus
  • Access to the SIBE online libraries

 

Tax advantage (Germany):

You can claim the (study) fees as income-related expenses for tax purposes and – depending on your income – achieve a tax saving. A tax consultant can provide you with further information. You can use the wage and income tax calculator of the German Federal Ministry of Finance at www.bmf-steuerrechner.de to check for possible tax reductions.

 

Loans and educational funds:

KfW Bank educational loan
German Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG) loan
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