HFU Business School der Hochschule Furtwangen

HFU Business School der Hochschule Furtwangen

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The Executive MBA program focuses on general management, providing a solid foundation and up-to-date knowledge base in all the functional areas essential for future managers.

Our course also covers the soft skills and social and intercultural competencies vital for today‘s managers. During this intensive program of business studies, participants will not only learn from professors and other experts in the field but will also profit from the personal experience and network of contacts of other group members.

One of the key elements of our program is the focus on business practice and relevance. Well-known ompanies and regional players contribute Best Practice and make suggestions for further improvements to the program, thus contributing significantly to the practical relevance of the course. They also enable the participants a look behind the scenes to gain valuable first hand information.

During the first three semesters, there are 25 full-day Friday/Saturday blocks. Additionally, we organize a one-week-module abroad in Shanghai for our Executive MBA students. The prestigious Jiao Tong University hosts lectures by international professors offering an inside view of this fascinating economic region. Visits to both Chinese and international companies are also included. An integral part of the second semester is a residency at the highly-regarded Sorbonne University in Paris. In terms of content it is similar to the China module, but it also includes a business simulation and provides a European focus.

Our Executive MBA has been conceived as a General Management program. It is divided into 12 modules each consisting of 2 or 3 different courses and taught over three semesters. The fourth semester is dedicated to the master’s thesis. Two international modules with our partner universities, La Sorbonne in Paris and JiaoTong in Shanghai are integrated into our curriculum.

All lectures are held in English. All our professors have considerable practical and international experience which naturally infuses and enriches their teaching. We offer our Executive MBA students a professional learning environment with great flexibility both in terms of time and space and tailor-made for our customers‘ requirements. Participants also benefit from access to an extensive online library of current management publications.

We publish the on-campus sessions dates for the entire two-year study period a long time before the start of the program so that participants and their employers can plan and coordinate study, family and career in the best possible manner. The number of participants is limited to fifteen, allowing for a close working relationship and intensive exchange in case studies, discussions and simulations.


  1. first university degree (Bachelor, Master, Diplom or equivalent)
  2. minimum of five years professional experience in responsible position following graduation
  3. good command of the teaching language English
  4. participation in an interview allowing both sides to get to know each other

Application deadline is January 15th of a given year for the start of the program mid of March. Study fees for the four semester Executive MBA program amount to € 18,000. A selection committee will consider your application and suitable candidates will be invited for an interview. After the interview and an in-house English test specifically devised for our program, the selection of candidates is made.

Please send your application to the following address:

HFU Business School

Hochschule Furtwangen

Jakob-Kienzle-Str. 17

D-78054 Villingen-Schwenningen

Phone: +49 7720 - 307 4315

Internet: www.executive-mba.hs-furtwangen.de