2 \\ MBA Programme Curriculum

The degree programme “CSR & NGO Management” highly contributes to a professional management approach with particular reference to sustainable development processes between NGO´s and private enterprises. Students of the MBA programme will be equipped with the know-how and the qualification they need to justice to the principles of sustainability directly within their professional working environment.

Thanks to the combination of academic knowledge and practical expertise about concepts, scientific approaches and techniques in general management with focus on strategic and functional business areas in NGO and CSR in private-sector, graduates of the MBA degree programme will be enabled to combine conventional management strategies with CSR and NGO specific aspects with relevance to sustainability and social responsibility. 

The highly heterogeneous group of participants (in terms of internationality as well as their different professional backgrounds) is an integral part of the didactic concept of the programme. An interdisciplinary and intercultural exchange of theoretical methods and practical experiences as well as problem solving approaches between students notably contributes to a highly cooperative learning process.

The degree programme specifically refers to the “Agenda 2030 for sustainable development” and its 17 derived sustainable development goals (SDGs) and so reflects the defined core characteristics of universal validity, a comprehensive understanding of sustainability as well as the principle of global partnerships. Development issues are covered in many aspects by the curriculum in the degree programme. The following structure gives an insight into the seperate modules of the curriculum:

1. Preparatory Courses

2. Basics of CSR & NGO Management

3. General Management
GM 1: Information and Communication
GM 2: Leadership &  Human Resource Management
GM 3: Statistics and Accounting
GM 4: Investment and Finance
GM 5: Logistics and Quality Management

4. CSR & NGO Management

5. External Environment
EE 1: Politics and Ethics
EE 2: Economics

6. Electives

7. Group and Individual Coaching

8. Master Thesis