Accelerated Master of Business Administration

Experienced individuals from diverse backgrounds pursue an MBA. Entrepreneurs & business professionals looking to achieve higher roles & responsibilities within the organization enrich and sharpen their business
knowledge, leadership, management & networking skills through the NEC MBA Program.

Degree Awarded

Master of Business Administration   60 ECTS

Program Duration

2 Semesters



Program Start

October & March

Program Description

The Master of Business Administration, also known as “MBA”, has reached significant international importance. The increasing international presence of companies offers MBA graduates a wide array of career choices.

With our MBA in International Business you will gain the necessary Skills and Tools to be able to take over challenging positions with managerial responsibility. For students without previous education in Business the MBA is the perfect program to qualify yourself for managerial positions.

Our MBA in International Business is connecting theory and practice and is taught by instructors with significant experience in their profession. Small groups allow for a very interactive education. As our MBA students need to have job experience to be able to enroll, the individual experiences and backgrounds of each and every student make classes even more enjoyable. Our faculty members use activating elements such as case studies, simulations, projects and presentations to give every student an opportunity to easily connect the gained knowledge with their personal experiences.

Not sure which Master/MBA program is the right fit? View our Comparison Chart for a side-by-side overview of NEC’s academic programs.

For students who require GMAT for admission, join us for our 4-week GMAT preparation course.


Managerial Economics (MECO110) 

This course gives an in- depth view into the economic framework and the rationale of economic, especially strategic decisions. In order to enable students to analyze the economic environment and draw conclusions from a managerial perspective, the course is devoted to the description and analysis of the market forces. Based on that, strategic decision making is the common aspect of the second part of the course.

Corporate Finance (CFIN110) 

In today’s turbulent capital markets, successful professionals need to be well equipped to deal with the increasingly complex challenges of financial decision making. Valuation, undervaluation and raising funds are complicated enough at the best of times, but in today’s international marketplaces and constantly shifting global economy, they are more challenging than ever.

Performance Measurement and Management (SM120) 

Performance measurement and performance management support the implementation of strategies on the basis of performance measures addressing financial and non-financial/operational aspects. Consequently, students will get to know the function of performance measurement and performance management as part of the overall management functions.

International Marketing (IM140) 

International marketing in general focuses on global market opportunities and threats. This means to recognize which market and organizational interdependencies are relevant for the marketing of products and services in international environments and to understand the managerial challenges of going and being international.

Leadership (LEA110) 

Participants in this course get a high impact guide to the essentials of the modern concept of leadership in learning organizations with the following key factors: Personality (skills), Team (styles), Organization (techniques), and Task (strategies). With regard to the specific nature of International Management it will be likewise essential to take cross-cultural aspects and cultural features into account.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IENT110) 

In developed economies entrepreneurship and innovations are key drivers of competition, competitiveness and survival kits in globalized economies and markets. Thus, the course Innovation and Entrepreneurship exposes participants to the ideas, drivers and motives of entrepreneurship as well as the practical aspects of identifying, assessing and moving own innovative ideas forward.

Strategic Management (STRAT110) 

This course is a strategic management course which takes an interdisciplinary approach and applies several management concepts to different industries and markets (B2C, B2B). To understand the strategic drivers, and how to manage them pro-actively, detailed knowledge of international strategic management challenges as well as the understanding of how international corporate strategies have to be planned, implemented and controlled to create corporate value is considered indispensable.

Change Management (BUS310) 

We live in a world of constant change. This concerns not only individuals but organizations as well. Even successful organizations need to constantly reinvent themselves to stay successful. This course provides a discussion of change in relation to the complexities of organizational life, with an emphasis on applying theory into practice.

Managing in the Global Economy (MGE110)

The course is designed to deliver the economic, organizational and cultural underpinning students need to know to better understand the managerial challenges global organizations of all types and sizes have to cope with. Participants will gain detailed knowledge and practical experiences to understand how organizations can achieve competitive advantage in a globalized world.

Capstone Project (CP1) 

A capstone project is a culminating activity that provides a way for master students to demonstrate the knowledge and skills they acquired during their master studies. It engages students in a project that focuses on an interest, career path or academic pursuit that synthesizes different fields of their master studies and real life management perspective.
It could be done as a business plan, consulting project or an internal/external company analysis.

Entry Requirements for Accelerated MBA

    1. Bachelor degree from a state-recognized university with
      • min. 210 ECTS credits or equivalent (and)
      • min. 3.0 German grading system (equivalent to 2.0 GPA out of 4.0 U.S.)
    2. Business related work experience of at least 2 years after Bachelor graduation
    3. English Language Certificate (Choose one)
      • TOEFL with min. 80
      • IELTS with min. 6.0
      • CAE – Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English with a “B overall grade”
      • CPE – Certificate of Proficiency in English with a “C overall grade”
    4. GMAT (only if your grade is less than 3.0 German grading system / 2.0 out of 4.0 GPA U.S.)
      • min. 500
    5. Successful Assessment Interview

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