partner universities

The MBA programme prepares you to communicate and
work in an international business environment. This is
achieved through a variety of measures and activities as well as close cooperation with our internationally renowned partner universities.

International partner universities

of Kempten business school

An unforgettable experience: Study the International Strategy and International Marketing modules in South Africa.

The longest international partner universities for the Kempten MBA programme are the Graduate School of Business of the University of Cape Town (UCT GSB) and the Graduate School of Business of the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane (QUT GSB), both accredited with EQUIS. These universities offer an international stay abroad for the Kempten MBA students. The third partner since 2018 is the Royal National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) in Bangkok, Thailand. The KBS students also have the option to study one week (one elective) at the Kingston University in London. Additionally, students and lecturers from different partner universities enrich the lectures due to their international experiences.

Alpine Spring School

Interational Event 2023

The Alpine Spring School gives international MBA students of our partner universities the opportunity to take part in two MBA seminars and to visit several major German companies. In addition to this, there are special perks for their spare time, including a visit to the famous Neuschwanstein castle, which is close to Kempten. They also take part in a team-building event including ski training on a nearby glacier in Austria. This is an outstanding experience for all participants. We offer this programme for the students of our partner universities.


  • 18 – 21 May 2023
  • The students take part in courses of the MBA programme. They choose from the following MBA courses: Logistics/SCM: Supplier and Inventory Management or Sales: International Sales Strategy and Management
  • 22 – 24 May 2023
  • Project week in various companies such as Dachser, Startups, Bosch, Audi, Hugo Boss, where the students work on a real case study.
  • 25 – 27 May 2023
  • Journey by bus to Neuschwanstein and further on to Austria in the Stubai valley with overnight stays at a spa hotel
  • Learning as a team beyond your comfort zone. Including Ski course with an international ski instructor and afterwards enjoyable apres-ski. Alternatively, visit Innsbruck and optionally the Swarovski museum (Kristallwelten) in Wattens.
A unique experience: During the team event we visit Neuschwanstein Castle.
Flyer PDF Download

Download the flyer as PDF for detailed information about the programme.

Stay Abroad OPTIONS

Grow Your Connections

A period of study abroad – in South Africa, Thailand or Australia – forms an integral part of the course. You also have the option to study one week (one elective) at the Kingston University in London.

International modules

Graduate School of Business of the University of Cape Town

The two-week course at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Cape Town (GSB) is set up in a way that allows intensive involvement with the host country’s economy, its social and political structures, and its culture. Various guest speakers and field trips make up this module.

Exchange Programme with NIDA Bangkok

There is the option to take part in the exchange programme with the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) in Bangkok. The NIDA specialises exclusively in master’s programmes. The Kempten MBA students take two courses together with managers from Thailand who are enrolled in the international NIDA MBA programmes.

Graduate School of Business Queensland

Up to 15 students per year spend an eight-week MBA term at the Graduate School of Business of Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. They are part of a mixed Australian and international student group. The students participate in regular student life in Australia. The duration of the stay also allows them to experience all aspects of being part of the Australian culture and economy. A large number of this group also stay in Australia to write their master’s thesis at a local company there.


The Ulster Business School of the university of ulster

The university ranks amongst the top third of UK universities. It is a long-standing partner of Kempten University of Applied Sciences. It currently provides three lecturers for our MBA programme. Several core faculty members from Kempten teach courses in Ulster. In 2019, a joint Ph.D. programme was launched, which deepens this international co-operation significantly.

Institute of Business Administration Karachi (IBA)

The Director of the IBA’s Centre for Entrepreneurial Development, Dr Shahid Quereshi, teaches on the MBA programme. He is an internationally acknowledged expert in entrepreneurship.

Cape Town