Master in Management


Our MSc in Management program provides you with the management and leadership skills you will need for your career in a multinational company. Our courses cover a broad range of topics in the key business administration fields, in addition you will choose one of two specializations: value creation or digital transformation. Thus, sharpen your profile and enhance your career prospects. At the same time, the program targets your personal development and focuses on developing your leadership abilities. The teaching method includes both case- and project-based learning, excursions, business simulations, integrated internships, and regular interaction with industry professionals. Practical relevance is the program’s core.


KLU is a great place to study

  • Research university with high academic standards combined with practical application
  • As one of only 14 private universities in Germany, KLU has the right to confer their own PhDs
  • Top ranked in CHE university ranking and Handelsblatt research ranking
  • Small classes, interactive teaching and excellent student-professor ratio
  • Truly international students and faculty; all courses taught in English
  • Internships and semester abroad integrated into the curriculum
  • Case- and project-based learning, excursions, business simulations, regular interaction with industry professionals
  • High quality career services and corporate network, career orientation and guidance
  • State-of-the-art campus in the heart of Hamburg’s HafenCity
  • Premium accredited program (FIBAA)

Malte Wendel

Consultant, Deloitte Consulting

Hamburg, Germany

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Franziska Vogel

Business Analyst, BearingPoint

Hamburg, Germany

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Jakob Mautner

Jakob Mautner

Consultant, Supply Chain Management

Hamburg, Germany

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Betty Hou

Assistant Manager Project Management, adidas Group

Nürnberg, Germany

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María Lucía Tejeiro

Customer Engagement Supply Chain, Colgate-Palmolive

Hamburg, Germany

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Nicole Lundgren

Head of Customer Engagement at Knip AG

Berlin, Germany

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Hanna Sophie Klimpke

Manager Operations & Customer Support, tado° GmbH

Munich, Germany

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Elias Braun

Aviation Consultant, BEONTRA

Karlsruhe, Germany

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Dagmar Maderholz

Business & Integration Arch Analyst, Accenture

Hamburg, Germany

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Anna Chirkova

Consultant, CGI

Düsseldorf, Germany

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Curriculum and Services

Our two-year Master in Management program starts every September.


  • Courses in management, logistics, economics, and managerial skills
  • Two specializations: value creation, digital transformation
  • Optional fast track in three semesters (bachelor’s degree = 210 ECTS)
  • Exchange semester with partner universities (standard track)
  • Three-month internship
  • Master’s thesis (5 months)



Our Career Services offers a unique program that targets your personal development and your contacts with future employers. Our International Office paves the way for your semester abroad and our Program Management ensures that your course of study meets our quality standards and runs as smoothly as possible. Upon acceptance, we will help you organize your journey to Hamburg and continue to assist you throughout this process.

You do the studying - we do everything else!

Dirk Hagmaier, Student MSc Management, Class of 2015

If you had to define the term “home,” you might come up with several words to describe your individual feeling. When I am at KLU, I always feel like I’ve come home. The university’s inter-cultural campus simply generates a sense of well-being and belonging.

Dirk Hagmaier, Student MSc Management, Class of 2015

M. Lucia Fuge Barrachina, Student MSc Management, Class of 2017

KLU is a university that only settles for the best. It offers many opportunities for developing yourself and your career in an amazing atmosphere. It is easy to feel at home at KLU thanks to the friendly staff and the international student community.

M. Lucia Fuge Barrachina, Student MSc Management, Class of 2017

Robert Seitz, Student MSc Management, Class of 2017

KLU offers a variety of options for developing in the educational and professional areas. Everyone who is interested in getting to know other cultures and studying in an international environment should become part of the KLU family.

Robert Seitz, Student MSc Management, Class of 2017


Partner Universities

BSc exchange place MSc exchange place  BSc/MSc exchange place


The tuition for the two-year program is 5,980 per semester. Please enquire about our financing options. KLU offers a limited number of scholarships. Candidates are chosen on the basis of academic achievement and distinctive personal accomplishment. Successful applicants will receive a scholarship for the tuition fees for their entire program of 50-100%. 

We will automatically waive your tuition fees if you are a scholar of one of the institutions for gifted education supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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How to Apply

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized university or college*
  • Proof of English language proficiency: please have a look at our different options here

*The bachelor’s degree must comprise at least 180 ECTS for the standard track or 210 ECTS for the fast track. Applicants for the fast track must have done at least one academic term abroad during their previous university study. Equally possible is to prove an internship abroad, which was officially part of the Bachelor's degree program. We require a degree in business or economics, but will consider other fields such as industrial engineering, business informatics, and mathematics if your bachelor's degree contains a sufficient number of courses (at least four) in business administration or economics.

A passing grade on the GMAT or TM WISO test is not an admission requirement, however, the Admissions Committee will consider test scores positively.

You do not have your bachelor’s certificate yet? Just provide a transcript of records and you can submit the bachelor’s certificate at a later stage.

  • Start of application period: November 1st, 2017
  • Recommended application deadline, non-EU applicants: March 31, 2018
  • Application deadline: June 30, 2018

We recommend that you submit your application as early as possible. For fully completed applications received by December 31, you will be granted a 10% early-bird discount on the overall tuition upon enrolment. To be entitled for the discount you need to fully complete the online application form and submit it together with your transcript of records.

Non-EU applicants please note: The visa process takes up to two months, starting on the date of acceptance by KLU. Please keep in mind that there are a lot of other organizational matters to deal with when planning your study abroad. We recommend non-EU applicants to apply before March 31, 2018.

We require an application fee of €100 for non-EU applicants. Your application will only be processed once we have received this. 

We will consider your application as soon as we have received all the required documents and will notify you of the board of admission's decision promptly (6-8 weeks).

Meet us

You are welcome to schedule a personal appointment. We would be happy to show you around and answer all your questions. Please call us at +49 40 328 707-160.