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  • Duration: 5 semesters
  • Degree Award: Master of Business Administration
  • Language: German
  • admission free
  • Special admission requirements
  • Extra occupational
  • Fee-based

Education and Research Management - Master's Programme

Orientation and Goals

The Master’s programme in Education and Research Management (MBA) is oriented to further education and is aimed at working professionals who wish to qualify for leadership roles in educational and academic organizations.

With a large online portion, short attendance periods (usually at weekends), an intensive support model utilizing renowned experts and flexible study arrangements, the Master’s programme facilitates extra-occupational studies in the following subjects:
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Further education management
  • Higher education and research management
  • Learning with new technologies
  • Change and quality management
  • Leadership and cooperation
The University of Oldenburg offers a range of qualifications that are tailored to respective requirements with regard to content and organization. With the Master’s programme in Education and Research Management (MBA), you acquire a well-founded academic qualification.

Foreign Language Skills

Admission to a degree programme at the University of Oldenburg is subject to sufficient proficiency in the German language:
  • DSH Level 2 (German language examination for university entrance) or
  • TestDaF Level 4 in all four categories

For further information, please refer to the language requirements

Careers and Areas of Employment

Graduates of this Master’s programme possess extensive knowledge and skills in education and research management at the Master’s level. Graduates have the required knowledge to successfully take on or continue in a leadership position, using the basis of their own experience in the professional field and expanding on it during their studies.

Among other things, you will gain knowledge and abilities in the following subjects:
  • Personnel management and leadership
  • Product development and marketing
  • Education policy and law
  • Finance, budgeting and controlling
  • eLearning
  • Governance and management in higher education
  • Further education management
  • Lifelong Learning

Typical occupational fields for students and graduates include:
  • Employment in public education institutions, publicly funded adult education, and profit-oriented further education institutes, with responsibility for programme, departmental, and management issues.
  • Employment in state and private higher education institutions, responsibility in a managerial capacity either in the central administration or on the faculty/institutional level
  • Employment with project sponsors, support organizations, accreditation agencies.
  • Employment in institutions or organizations concerned with educational policy, for example as employees or consultants in ministries, employment in lobbying and professional organizations.
  • Freelance educators, for example trainers, advisors, coaches.
  • Scholarly activities in the field of education or research management.
  • Staff developer in institutions, associations and businesses, responsible for management tasks and assignments dealing with lifelong learning, as well as developing and implementing educational programmes in close proximity to the workplace.

Target Group/Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, Diploma or equivalent qualification
  • Proof of two years of professional experience

Application/Admission Procedures

The degree programme is liable to charges. For further information please check the regulations Gebühren- und Entgeltordnung
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