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Marta Schöffler
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MBA Fundamentals Dates


March 12 - 13, 2018

MBA fundamentals: Start-Up Companies


April 09 - 13, 2018

MBA fundamentals: Unit 1


June 18 - 22, 2018

MBA fundamentals: Unit 4


September 24 - 28, 2018

MBA fundamentals: Unit 3

MBA Fundamentals Program for Doctoral Researchers

This tailor-made MBA Fundamentals Program is especially designed for doctoral researchers: While still working towards their PhD it equips them with management expertise and thereby forms a solid base for industry entry.


Doctoral researchers benefit from knowledge on management topics at an early stage of their career. The MBA Fundamentals Program puts them in the unique position to gain an additional management qualification and thereby fosters career options, especially when switching from academia to industry.

In six units the MBA Fundamentals Program conveys a whole new approach regarding, e.g., project management, human resource management and marketing. The completion of the MBA Fundamentals Program is worth 18 credit points (in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)). These credit points are recognised in international MBA Programs.

The order of units can be chosen individually. The program can be completed during the doctoral research project, whilst the option is also to make the second part of the program parallel to the first professional experience. After the successful completion of all units the MBA Fundamentals Certificate is awarded by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). 

Target Group

The program is aimed at doctoral researchers who want to expand their horizon in terms of management skills.


Key Facts & Benefits

  • 6 units (each of 5 days)
  • Credit points (3 ECTS per Unit, in total 18 ECTS)
  • No application deadline, individual start possible
  • Completion during doctoral research or partly on the job
  • Cost per unit: 2.100,- €
  • Costs are covered for members of one of our cooperation graduates schools, the Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP).
  • Costs are covered for members of Helmholtz International Research School for Teratronics (HIRST)

Units 2018*

Unit 5 - Information

February 19 - February 24, 2018

Start-Up Companies**

March 12 - March 13, 2018

Unit 1 - Projects

April 9 - April 13, 2018

Intercultural Training ** tba

Unit 4 - People

June 18 - June 22, 2018

Unit 3 - Markets

September 24 - September 28, 2018

*Dates can be subject to change.

**The Intercultural Training and Start-Up Companies are not mandatory for the completion of the certificate and don't grant credits, but participation is strongly advised when completing the full program.