Scientific director: Prof. Dr. Volker Lingnau


Business administration competencies

Knowledge of business economics and managerial skills are the key to professional conduct in enterprises and organisations. Management roles in particular require a comprehensive set of skills in the areas of business administration, management, finance, controlling and marketing.

Target group

The German-language Master's programme is aimed at professionals and executives from many different business and administration sectors as well as at professionals who wish to move into a leadership position.

Objective and degree

The distance learning programme provides the participants with an opportunity to acquire comprehensive knowledge of business administration, basic economic concepts and methods as well as relevant legal knowledge. Based on scientific theories and contemporary concepts of business economics, students independently develop relevant ideas for their professional life and learn to recognise the specific requirements associated with enterprises and organisations and to identify and apply the respective tools and concepts.

Graduates are awarded a diploma from the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, a certificate documenting conferment of the academic degree Master of Arts (M.A.) as well as an English-language Diploma Supplement.

Programme concept

Programme content

The distance learning programme comprises nine compulsory modules and compulsory elective modules. The topics covered include

  • Business administration and economics,
  • Individual labour law and contract law,
  • Human resources management,
  • Change management,
  • Innovation management,
  • Strategic management,
  • Investments, financing and controlling,
  • Sustainability and digitalisation.

Admission requirements

  • Access with a first degree

The application is open to persons with a first degree of at least six semester in any discipline, except economics and business studies. In addition, evidence of a relevant professional experience of at least one year after the first degree must be provided. Further information can be found here.

  • Access without a first degree

Interested persons without a first degree have the opportunity to qualify for the programme by taking an aptitude test if they have sufficient relevant professional experience.

Schedule and organisation

The distance learning programme in Business Administration and Management has a standard period of study of four semesters (part-time). Mandatory on-campus phases take place once or twice per semester over a (long) weekend in Kaiserslautern. The written module examinations are completed during mandatory on-campus phases. A weekly commitment of around 20 hours is required to study the material, complete the mail-in exercises, take examinations and complete the Master's thesis (amongst others).


At a glance

At the moment, the tuition fees are EUR 1,600 per semester as well as the social contribution of currently EUR 102 per semester. The one-time fee for the Master's thesis is EUR 500. The tuition fees do not include travel and accommodation expenses or meal allowances during the on-campus phases. Only the social contribution is charged in the first and second semester after the end of the standard period of study. Tuition fees are reduced to 30 percent of the original fee as of the third semester exceeding the standard period of study; this does not apply to the Master's thesis fee. The tuition fees are exempted from German VAT and may be tax-deductible if the legal requirements are fulfilled. An installment payment request is possible, further information can be found here.

Subject to change.

The aim of the aptitude test is to determine whether candidates with professional experience but no university degree have comparable skills and knowledge to candidates with a completed undergraduate degree. The application for admission to the aptitude test must be submitted to the Subdivision Distance Student Affairs.

For more information on deadlines or requirements, please click here.

The distance learning programme starts in the winter semester (October) of every year. Information on the application procedure and deadlines can be accessed here.

The legal and organisational framework of Business Administration and Management is defined in the examination regulation.

The distance learning programme's scientific director is Prof. Dr. Volker Lingnau (TU Kaiserslautern).

The distance learning programme Business Administration and Management is accredited to award the academic degree Master of Arts (M.A.). The agency responsible for the accreditation process is ACQUIN.

Distance learning programmes are basically defined by the fact that students do not physically attend the institution of higher education, instead the institution of higher education comes to them. Both programme organisation and the didactically prepared learning materials are based on the concept of independent learning: the learners are supported in taking personal responsibility for their own learning process by a teaching-learning arrangement that consists of a combination of self-learning materials, on-campus phases and online-based interactions in the online campus. Each programme has an own virtual learning environment within the online campus that accompanies the students for the duration of their course. During the on-campus phases, the students have the opportunity to consolidate and substantiate the self-taught content in the context of practical classes and group work and to further discuss their acquired skills and knowledge in consideration of current issues.

We are here for you

Yannik Seewald
Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Yannik Seewald
Programme Management Business Administration and Management
+49 631 205-5616
betriebswirtschaft [at] disc [dot] uni-kl [dot] de
Programme Management Digital Management
+49 631 205-5616
digital [at] disc [dot] uni-kl [dot] de
Sabine Marx
Sabine Marx
Secretary's Office Business Administration and Management
+49 631 205-5944
betriebswirtschaft [at] disc [dot] uni-kl [dot] de
Secretary's Office Digital Management
+49 631 205-5944
digital [at] disc [dot] uni-kl [dot] de

All questions concerning application and examination procedures will be answered by the Subdivision Distance Student Affairs.