University of cologne - Business School

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Programme

Shape the Future with Digital Leadership

The digital transformation brings about a profound change. It affects each and every one of us in everyday life as well as in social and professional life. Anyone who wants to actively shape and effectively drive these transformation processes within their company must deal with the operational and strategic management aspects of digital transformation.

This entails  not only a thorough  knowledge of the company's operational processes, but the implementation of leadership skills in ordr to effectively, purposefully and responsibly leade rojects and persons in a digital business environment.

Digital transformation allows the remodelling of processes and establishment of advanced working practices.  Furthermore, it leads to newly defined responsibilities and data-driven decision making, thus permitting the corporate culture to be lastingly altered.

During the course of this MBA, you will be trained to apply digital technologies in promising business models and to advance digital transformation within your own company.



Parttime: 24 months
Start: annualy in March
Calender 22/24



Alternating weekends from
Friday evening to Saturday afternoon






University of Cologne

Work experience

Entry Requirements

- University degree (Bachelor or equivalent)
- At least 1 year of professional experience after completing the degree
- English knowledge level B2 (CEFR / GER)



Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Cologne



€ 38,500

€ 3,000 discount for
applications unitl
December 17, 2021



Please send your complete application documents with application form via email.

Find here the application overview.

Part-time MBA with focus on Digital Transformation

Future-oriented, practical and versatile, the part-time MBA programme at the University of Cologne Business School prepares you for future management tasks and the challenge of digital transformation. The MBA enables you to fully exploit your leadership potential, to develop your leadership and management skills, and to strengthen your personal brand.

This gives you valuable expertise without having to interrupt your career. After 24 months, the programme concludes with the academic degree of a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Cologne. Being a “Digital Leader of Tomorrow”, after completing your MBA, you can actively help shape the future and thus steer your career towards the next step.


The MBA offers you an exclusive and international network of inspiring students, committed alumni, renowned and internationally trained faculty, innovative entrepreneurs and global leaders. As a MBA programme participant, you benefit from numerous networking events, speeches and a trusting exchange with your fellow students.

You will make valuable connections and build lifelong friendships during the programme will be by your side when entering a new personal and professional stages in life.

Our alumni are particularly active and closely networked with one another on a regional and international level. You are part of the University of Cologne's alumni network, which has over 49,000 members worldwide.

Practical relevance

Lecturers and professional experts will be teaching you during our MBA. You will become acquainted with the latest scientific findings in a practical and competent manner. Case studies and key note speeches will be brought to you directly from the field, allowing you to immediately implement the newly gained knowledge and know-how in your professional life. During the course of the programme, you also benefit from the intensive interaction between the participants, who actively share their own professional experience and their personal perspectives in the seminars and in interactive discussions.

The University of Cologne

Due to its long and successful tradition, the University of Cologne is an important institution in German academic management training. It lies in the heart of a region that has been the driving force behind European industry and trade for decades. According to the current Wirtschaftswoche ranking, the University of Cologne is also one of the most research-intensive German-speaking universities in business administration. The University of Cologne achieved 4th place in the ranking in which 200 German-speaking universities were compared. This puts it in 2nd place within Germany (source: Wirtschaftswoche 50 / December 4, 2020).

Are you interested?

Please fill out the  form below and upload your CV. We will be happy to provide you with prompt feedback as to whether you meet all the criteria to embark the MBA.


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MBA at a glance

  • MBA degree of the University of Cologne with a focus on Digital Transformation
  • Preparation for future management responsibilities and qualifications
  • Development of management and leadership skills
  • Practical relevance and theory-driven reflection
  • Teaching by renowned Professors from the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Cologne and from Business Experts
  • One-week study tour to New York City and an outstanding Outdoor Leadership Expedition to Madeira
  • Work study balance through a convenient class schedule
  • Global environment with international and diverse participants
  • Alumni network of more than 49,000 members around the globe
  • Top location in the city centre of Cologne in excellent reach of the main station and airport

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Your contact persons

[Translate to English:] Benedikt Hänsch

Benedikt Hänsch

Marketing and Admissions Manager

+49 (0) 152 244 25953

Juliana Milla

Juliana Milla

Marketing and Admissions Manager

+49 (0) 221 470 76337

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