The Executive-MBA program of the University of West Florida and the Transatlantic Institute is designed for working professionals (work-study program). 

Systematic planning of courses and the workload enables students, even those employed full-time, to complete the program. Students are offered the chance to earn an American degree without having to relocate or disrupt their current employment.


  • accredited by AACSB
  • all classes in English (100%)
  • US-Degree (awarded by the UWF)
  • tuition fees: 17.400,- Euros
  • duration: 18 months
  • part-time
  • class sessions face-to-face in Ludwigshafen (Germany) and Pensacola (USA)
  • two short term study periods at the University of West Florida (2-3 weeks each)
  • Master Thesis integrated through 5 seperate portfolio paper projects
  • small, interdisciplinary student groups
  • GMAT: min. 450 points, TOEFL: min. 79 point


College of Business, Unviersity of West Florida, USA.

Program Content

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The program encompasses all the classic and current thematic areas that characterize an MBA in General and International Management. Building off a solid foundation in quantitative methods and macroeconomics, the main functions in accounting, financial management, operations management, and marketing are also covered. The use of modern information technologies in the business environment is also part of the curriculum. Courses such as “Management and Organizational Behavior” and “Advanced Managerial Economics” teach management skills. The final course in Management, “Strategic Management and Policy Formation,” is held during a three-week visit to the campus of the University of West Florida, in Pensacola and serves as a capstone for the entire program of study.

Detailed course descriptions can be downloaded here.

Course of Studies

The program begins with a two-week visit to the campus of the University of West Florida in Pensacola, where the first three courses are begun. They are completed in the following months at the University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen. 

The further program of studies is structured so that each individual course is completed over a period of two months. On-campus lectures for each respective course always take place during two weekends per month (Friday from 17.00-21.00; Saturday from 9.00-17.00) at the Transatlantic Institute of the University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen am Rhein.

A detailed syllabus will be provided for each course. It enables participants to prepare for on-campus classes and course assignments (for example, presentations, case studies, group work, company projects, etc.).

After 18 months, the course in “Strategic Management and Policy Formation” concludes the program. Directly afterwards, students take part in the graduation ceremony on the campus of the University of West Florida in Pensacola.

schematic overview of the timeline


Program faculty members are professors from accredited and internationally recognized universities, predominantly from the United States. In order to prepare students for managerial and leadership roles, lecturers are held exclusively in English. During on-campus course work, students not only gain new knowledge and advance their language skills, but also benefit from working together with people from different cultures.


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