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Deggendorf Institute of Technology

Pioneering & Vibrant

Company Succession, MBA 

Centre for Academic Further Education

Learning to successfully take over and continue to run a company

"Without an MBA, I certainly wouldn't be a managing director today. The increasingly commercial orientation of my position in the company at the time demanded a more in-depth intensive education in order to do justice to the increased leadership and management responsibility for the company and its employees."

Josef Behammer, CEO of b-plus automotive GmbH


  • Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Duration: 5 Semesters (4 semesters input from lectures, Master thesis in the 5th semester)
  • Taught in: German
  • Start: annually in the summer semester, next start: March 2022)
  • Application deadline: 15 January 2022
    • If you are still interested in studying this degree after the deadline, Peter Apfelbeck will be happy to provide you with information about available places.
  • Time required for the attendance periods: 
    • Lectures will be held in a hybrid model in form of actual lectures and live web conferences
    • Lectures will take place in block mode (max. 1x per month). The block seminars will be held in 3 day-models (Thursday - Saturday) and 2 day-models (Friday and Saturday)
    • Bavarian school holidays are lecture-free
    • Stay abroad at one of our partner universities
  • Fees:  3,600 /Semester + € 72 student union fee/Semester + 1x administration fee € 1,150
  • Information event: We are going to introduce this degree to you.
    Further information on the event will be announced shortly. All the events can also be found in our event calendar.
    Free registration is possible for our information events.
  • Peter Apfelbeck is also available for any further questions.

Target Group

  • Successors for the parental business of small and medium-sized enterprises who are in the process of succession.
  • Family entrepreneurs and relatives who want to ensure the continuity of the family business.
  • Senior managers and executives in smaller companies who are planning a reorientation of the company.
  • Lawyers and management consultants who advise and support companies in succession processes.
  • Business economists and junior executives who aspire to take over a company.

Course Content

The basic competencies in the first two semesters are offered together as a Studium Generale for all MBA programmes.


1. Semester (Studium Generale)


Research Methods & Economics


Commercial Corporate Management


Project Management




2. Semester (Studium Generale)


Risk & Quality Management


Leadership Management


Strategic Management & Marketing 4.0



Semester 3 and 4 will focus on Company Succession


3. Semester


Succession Management & Stay Abroad


Law & Taxes in Company Succession

Corporate Communication




4. Semester


Corporate Finance

Digitalisation Management


5. Semester

Master Thesis & Colloquium


Your Benefits

  • Bring current topics from your everyday professional life into the lecture
  • Immediate theory-practice transfer
  • Course work and Master's thesis on your own company
  • Full MBA degree (90 ECTS)
  • Deggendorf Institute of Technology, a leader in further education since 2002
  • Outstanding lecturers from science and business
  • Personal support starting with counselling, application and during the entire study programme
  • Small study groups, familiar atmosphere, also with professors and lecturers
  • Designed for full-time professionals
  • Planning security - the entire programme is already planned at the start of the study programme
  • Added value of part-time study: work experience + further education


Admission requirements

  • Completed studies at a recognised college or university
  • At least 1 year of professional experience after completion of the first degree
  • Successful completion of the application procedure including an orientation interview

Application MBA Business Development & Entrepreneurship

Applications are accepted throughout the year. Places on the programme are limited to 20 participants.

The application deadline for the start in March 2022 is 15 January 2022. If you are still interested in studying after the deadline, Peter Apfelbeck will be happy to provide you with information about available places.

Apply online via the university's application portal Primuss  for part-time degree programmes with the following documents:

  • CV in tabular form (signed) with passport photograph
  • Copy of university entrance qualification
  • Copy of the transcript of the first degree
  • Proof of professional experience (at least 1 year) after completion of first degree, e.g. confirmation from employer or work certificate
  • Letter of motivation (signed)

We will get back to you as soon as we have checked your documents.

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