The SEPT MBA in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Development is a program dedicated to conveying theoretical knowledge, application-oriented findings and practice-relevant experience with regard to the management, promotion and development of SMEs.

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MBA Program, Photo: Leipzig University

Structure & Tuition

Our MBA is a four-term course that comprises as follows:

First Semester (from October to February)

To be attended in Leipzig

  • Development Economics
  • Reading course on Economics
  • Excursion to German companies and Institutions of development cooperation
  • Business Model development
  • Business plan
  • Business simulation game
  • Entrepreneurship management
  • Presentation techniques
  • Sustainable Development Goals and SMEs in the Global South
  • Internationalization of SMEs
  • Local and Regional Economic Development
  • Innovation Technology
  • Information Management in SMEs
  • Sustainable Management

Second Semester (from April to July)

To be attended in Leipzig

  • Strategic Innovation Management
  • Quality Management
  • Tools for Innovation Management
  • Innovation Systems
  • Marketing in SMEs
  • International Marketing
  • Market research
  • Introduction to financial systems
  • Financial instruments for SMEs
  • Financial planning
  • Leadership
  • Knowledge management
  • Competence development
  • Organizational learning
  • Research Methodology and Research design
  • Data analysis and presentation
  • Project management
  • Minimum of 6 weeks

Third Semester (from October to February)

It can be carried out outside Germany

Fourth Semester (from April to September)

To be attended in Leipzig

  • Business Communication
  • SEPT Colloquium
  • Advanced data analysis
  • Master thesis development


* Elective modules

** Compulsory module

Formal training at the University is taught in Modules and assessed by either a written exam, an essay, an oral examination, or project reports.

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