University Certificate, Part-Time

Compact mba University Certificate

The Compact MBA modular studies programme equips you with a high-quality, thematically cohesive foundation in the science of business administration. Alongside the necessary economic know-how, this programme works on sustainably developing your managerial mindset and honing intercultural skills.

  • English
  • On Site
  • 8 Months
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At a glance

Duration 6-8 Months
Starts Summer and winter semester
Number of Participants max. 30 attendees
Tuition fee 4,900 € total fees
Ort Kempten Business School
Study mode part-time
ECTS credits 24
Taught in English
Study type On-site
Study Abroad Intl. Marketing in Cape Town

Voices on Compact mBA

The modular programme is the quintessence of an MBA. The MBA compact is interesting for academics who do not have a business background and want to acquire the core business knowledge for a management career, such as engineers or IT specialists. In the MBA Compact, they are presented with the knowledge they need relatively quickly, compactly and with high quality standards.
Prof. Dr. Christoph Desjardins (Director of Studies)
Today’s leaders need international and intercultural knowledge. That’s why the international orientation is particularly important to me. Our programme takes place entirely in English. Students and lecturers from all over the world enrich the lecture content with their international experience.
Prof. Dr. Martin Göbl (Director of Studies)

Programme STructure

The Compact MBA comprises 190 teaching hours, which are covered in two attendance weeks as well as several event blocks within six to eight months. The modular study programme is composed of the following modules:



  • Accounting


  • International Marketing


  • Principles of Strategy


  • International Supply Chain Management (Quality Management)


  • Leadership (Leading Self and Mindful Leadership)


  • Financial Planning & Decision Making


  • Change Management
Get to know us at the info evening on Zoom

At the virtual information evening, you can easily get to know us in person. Programme Director Prof. Dr. Christoph Desjardins and Prof. Dr. Martin Göbl will introduce you to the MBA programme and answer your questions. We look forward to meeting you!

The Compact MBA takes place at the Kempten Business School on the campus of the Kempten University of Applied Sciences.


The Compact MBA comprises 190 teaching hours, which are covered in two attendance weeks and several weekend blocks within approximately six to eight months. You can find the exact dates in the schedule:

Compact expertise

Is this the right training for you?

In the Compact MBA you will receive a high-quality fundamental training in business administration with tailored content. The programme not only imparts economic knowledge, but also leads to a sustainable development of your leadership personality and increases your intercultural skills. The Compact MBA is suitable, for example, for engineers, computer scientists and other academic managers who want to build up business know-how.


Application requirements

You should meet the following admission criteria:

  • A higher education degree (university, university of applied sciences, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University)
  • At least two years of post-graduate vocational experience
  • Good knowledge of English

Alternative qualifications to those cited above will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

application deadlines

  • Start im Wintersemester: 15. Juli jeden Jahres (15. Mai für internationale BewerberInnen)
  • Start im Sommersemester: 15. Januar jeden Jahres (30. November für internationale BewerberInnen

Application documents

Please ensure you have the following documents to hand prior to submitting your application:

  • Curriculum vitae (bullet-point format)
  • Passport photo (JPEG format)
  • Certificate of academic qualification
  • Evidence of your vocational experience
  • Short personal statement written in English


Is there an information event?

Do you still have questions about the content, the programme or the application? At the virtual info evening on Zoom, we will introduce you to the MBA programme and answer your questions.

When do the lectures take place?

You can find the exact dates and lecture times in these timetables:

When is the application deadline?

  • To start in the winter semester: 15 July each year (15 May for international students)
  • To start in the summer semester: 15 January each year (30 November for international students)

Any Questions?

Alexandra Fichtl