>> MBA-Studies: News & Updates

In this section, students will regularly be informed on the latest news, changes, events, happenings, and updates in the MBA Program and at the University (click the respective section below).
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Semester schedule information​
Semester schedule changes

Examination information
Open hours @ MBA Support office
Coaching / Consultation offerings
Master YOUR Thesis

Office 365 Education - Licenses for H-BRS Students
Career Workshops & Job Application Coachings
Writing Circle for International Students
(Re-)Registration information
University-wide Events & Happenings
Off-campus Events & Happenings



Semester schedule information

Batch 2019 
Winter Term 19/20 (1st semester)
Summer Term 2020 (2nd semester)

Batch 2018 
Winter Term 19/20 (3rd semester)


Semester schedule changes in Winter term 19/20
Please note the following changes in the semester schedule: ---


Please note the following examination information, dates and deadlines.

​04.-10. November 2019
(registration for both exam weeks in winter term 19/20)

Exam week I:   06.12. - 14.12.2019
Exam week II:  31.01. - 07.02.2020

Information to the 3rd exam attempt
In case your next exam will be your last (third) exam attempt, please get in touch with the MBA coordination office and your module lecturers early in advance before the respective exam date. Individual appointments for an exam review are possible, please send your request to the MBA coordination office: info@mba-csr-ngo.com 

Failing a module three times results in an ex-matriculation from the students register due to performance failure. ​​

Exam review
Students of our program can get insight into their exam-sheets and papers of the last exam period. An insight is generally possible throughout the entire month of April on every Friday before seminars start, generally in the time between 12-15 o´clock in our office (H104) on Campus Rheinbach only. Within this time you´ll have the chance to view your corrected exam sheets and papers, to make notes and view your examiner's remarks. Labeled sheets and pencils will be offered. The use of own writing material is prohibited. Individual appointments outside this given period are only possible upon prior request via e-mail: info@mba-csr-ngo.com

Withdrawal from examinations 
What is to be done in case of sickness during an exam day or period, please, therefore, read the instructions on our Website on “How to withdrawal from examinations in case of sickness”. Do not hesitate to get back to us in case of questions.

In case of individual questions, please contact Isabella Kern


Open office @ MBA Support bureau
Consultancy is a possible on-campus site or alternatively by telephone.
For appointments during the summer and winter semester break:
Appointments only upon prior request: info@mba-csr-ngo.com

Where to find us on Campus Rheinbach? 
Building H, Office number H104 on Campus Rheinbach 
​For appointments on Campus Rheinbach contact: Max.Bolz@h-brs.de

Where to find us on Campus Sankt Augustin?
Building G, Office number G041 on Campus Sankt Augustin,
located on the floor of the IZNE-Institute.
For appointments on Campus Sankt Augustin contact: Isabella.Kern@h-brs.de


Coaching Sessions

Coaching Sessions with Prof. Meier 
​Every student has to do at least one coaching session as part of the MBA studies curriculum (5 ECTS). The purpose of it is that students talk to a Professor about the focus of your studies, your Masters's Thesis, and possible future career development. Generally coaching sessions can be made with any lecturer of our MBA program, however, the head of the coaching module is Prof. Dr. Harald Meier. He lets you know that he will be available to set up coaching sessions during the running winter term 19/20. For individual appointments, please contact Mr. Meier directly: Harald.Meier@h-brs.de


Consultation offerings from the Examinations Office

Consultation hours at the Examination Office for MBA Students
The examination office offers consultation hours on Fridays before classes on Campus Rheinbach. For appointments, please contact the examination office directly: 
​Contact Person: Ms. Birgit Pickert / Ms. Angelika Dierich
E-Mail: pruefungenmasterCR@hochschule-bonn-rhein-sieg.de
​Phone: +49 2241 865 797


Master YOUR Thesis

Master´s Thesis scheduling & organization
Recommended registration Period for Master Thesis: 21.10.-08.11.2019
​Latest date to start with the Master Thesis to finish MBA studies within 3 Semesters: 01.12.2019
Latest date to submit the Master Thesis to finish MBA studies within 3 Semesters: ​31.03.2020 (day of submission counts!).


Office 365 Education - Licenses for H-BRS Students available!​
The Office 365 education package from Microsoft is aimed at students, teaching staff and university employees. It provides Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for installation on private PC devices. H-BRS Students have the opportunity to use certain licenses and services from the student advantage benefit on their private devices within the framework of the Microsoft Campus Agreement. This is a free Office 365 subscription that you can use during your entire study period at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University.​

The registration is to be done via the SoftwareONE academic Portal. Students of H-BRS use their e-mail address in the following form: forename.surname@smail.wir.h-brs.de
For more information, please read the attached instruction (PDF) (only in German!)


Career Workshops & Job Application Coachings

STARK - Career for International Students in Germany

STARK CAREER COACHING for international students
The career coaching, which is tailored to the needs of international students, serves to support international students in their specific job-related concerns and to facilitate their path to professional practice. (Example topics: support in overcoming individual challenges in the application process, strengthening of resources and self-reflection).

Upcoming Workshops and career coachings for international students:

Information on the coSTARK career coaching program in winter term 19/20.
Information for workshops for international students in winter term 19/20.


Academic Writing Circle for International Students
The Language Centre offers writing centers for both German and English, including workshops and individual coaching sessions. The aim of the workshops and individual coaching sessions is to teach fundamental writing techniques and to support students who have specific problems in writing term papers or final theses.
Register here to the Writing Circle LEA group


Re-Registration for Summer term 2020
Please note that the next re-registration period for the next summer term 2020 will start on 15.12.2019 and will expire on 15.01.2020. Please transfer your tuition fee (4.000 €) and the semester contribution until 15.01.2020 at the latest, to the following bank account:

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Bank Account-Number: 33000705
BIN: 37050299
Bank Institute: Kreissparkasse Köln
IBAN: DE69 3705 0299 0033 000705
Reason for payment: Your full name and Student-(matriculation)-Number

Charge of the semester contribution is based on the “Contribution regulations of the Students' Services Organisation Bonn” (Beitragsordnung des Studentenwerkes Bonn) and “Contribution regulations of the Students' Union” of the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences. Find more information here: https://www.h-brs.de/en/fees​ In the event of late payment, an additional administrative fee to the amount of EUR 20,- will be charged.

For any information on the tuition fees by installments payment option, please contact us via E-Mail until 15. December 2019 at the latest: Isabella.Kern@h-brs.de


University-wide Events & Happenings
Please note the following additional events/offers in the semester schedule:

20. May 2020
25 years of H-BRS: Ceremony in the former plenary hall

19. Juni 2020 - 02-11 pm
Alumni Day 2020 on Campus Rheinbach.
More info online via: www.h-brs.de/de/termin/alumnitag-2020 

End of October 2020
Graduation Ceremony 2020
Final date will be announced soon!

18.+19. November 2020
Company Fair on Campus Sankt Augustin
More info online via: https://unternehmenstag.de/en/ 


Off-campus Events & Happenings




Latest News & Stories from the MBA Programme


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University President Mr. Hartmut Ihne is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Dirk Lanzerath as Honorary Professor

Lecturer of the MBA Programme appointed an honorary professor
[12 December 2018​]

Long-standing lecturer of the MBA in CSR & NGO Management program, bioethics expert and managing director of the German Reference Centre for Ethics in the Life Sciences at the University of Bonn, Mr. Dirk Lanzerath, has been appointed Honorary Professor at the Centre for Ethics and Responsibility (ZEV) at the Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Sciences. University President Hartmut Ihne presented him with the certificate of appointment on Wednesday, 12 December 2018. We congratulate Mr. Lanzerath on his appointment and look forward to many more years with him in our MBA program.


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Official opening at the old town hall in Bonn with our new MBA Batch of 2018

Welcome week of our new MBA Batch of 2018​
[13 September 2018]

Willkommen – Bienvenue – Binevenit – Welcom – Aaiye – Huānyíng and a very warm "Welcome" to our new students of the MBA Programme "CSR & NGO Management" of the Batch 2018. On the 13th of September, we were pleased to welcome 16 new students from 3 continents and 11 different countries to our MBA program at our campus in Sankt Augustin. This broad diversity of the students’ academic and professional backgrounds is one of the main characteristics of the MBA program "CSR & NGO Management" and contributes to a unique and intercultural learning experience. We wish all the students of the batch 2018 a wonderful and exciting time in Bonn and a successful study experience at the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg.

Click here to read the complete report on Welcome Week 2018


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MBA Students on an exclusive tour in the German Parliament

MBA Students on a 5-days excursion tour in Berlin with focus on"Lobbying and Advocacy of NGOs in the Capital"  
[10 August 2018]

Berlin, 25.-29. June 2018 - Under the guiding theme "Lobby and Advocacy of NGOs in the Capital - Protagonists, Instruments and Methods" students of the MBA in CSR & NGO Management Program at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University attended an extracurricular excursion to Berlin. During the five-day program, the group of international students gained a comprehensive insight into the field of lobby work of various organizations and institutions right in the center of Germany's political and NGO headquarters. The trip was a great success and a brilliant experience for the MBA students and is planned to make this excursion a biennially integral part of the MBA program.

Click here to read the complete report on the Berlin Excursion​ 2018
Click here to read the complete report on the Berlin Excursion​ 2016.


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Homecoming: MBA Alumni are Speaker-Guests on the Alumni Day 2018

Alumni Day 2018 - MBA Alumni back on Campus!
[27 April 2018]

On the occasion of this year´s Alumni Day 2018 the team of the MBA programme “CSR & NGO Management” proudly welcomed four of their graduates back on campus on April 27th. Unlike before, this time our Alumni sat on the other side of the classroom as they´ve been part of the Alumni Day programme sessions for international students at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University. In open Q&A Sessions, Lana Djurkin-König (Croatia), David Elema, Enrique Trejo (Mexico) and Olga Florentyna-Schneider (Russian-Indonesian) talked about their career and shared their experiences German labour market as Non-German graduates. Interested students have had the opportunity to ask questions and of course, our Alumni were happy to provide valuable information and advice to current juniors about how to prepare for the job market, what particularly to consider in the application process and how to identify your own “USP” and how to promote it in the job searching process.

Click here to visit our photo gallery of the Alumni Day 2018.


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Prof. Dr. Polte with Lisa Schrade from the CSR Competence Centre

Lecturer of the MBA Programme is new CSR Ambassador
[13 July 2017​]

We are happy to announce that Mr. Winfried Polte, a long-standing lecturer of our MBA Program and our University, has been appointed by the CSR Competence Centre (CSR Kompetenzzentrum) to be the new CSR Ambassador in the field of CSR and Sustainability. Thank to his many years of professional experience, the committee decided to nominate Mr. Polte to be the right person for this reputable position in t...he Rhineland Area.

The Team of the MBA program proudly congratulates Prof. Dr. Polte on his nomination as CSR Ambassador.



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MBA Students with Ms. Kerstin Bandsom from Welthungerhilfe e.V. Bonn

MBA Students on a site visit at Welthungerhilfe Bonn
[23 June 2017]

A Group of our MBA-Students visited the "Welthungerhilfe" (Action Against Hunger) in Bonn, which is one of Germany’s largest private aid organizations, working towards the realization of the UN SDGs in line with the Agenda 2030. The primary focus of the NGO is Goal No.1: No Poverty and Goal No.2: No Hunger.

Ms. Kerstin Bandsom, responsible for internal and external communication at "Welthungerhilfe", welcomed our students and provided them an insight into the different areas of the organizations daily work with their main focal points. Furthermore, Ms. Bandsom shared her experiences on projects and their Impact with our students.

Aadhya, Ahmed, Disha, Mariam, Natascha, and Sandra Katherine appreciated the interactive and highly informative session, which was followed by some career guidance about the work in the NGO Sector. We´d like to thank the Welthungerhilfe for the Invitation and providing our students the great chance to look "behind the curtain" of the Welthungerhilfe Bonn.