Small Enterprise  Promotion & Training  

Small Enterprise Promotion and Training

The international MBA program Small Enterprise Promotion and Training is directed at students with professional experience from developing countries or threshold countries who work in medium-sized businesses, administration bureaus, banks, advisory bureaus or other organizations.

The program combines different approaches used in the management and development of small and medium-sized businesses. As classic MBA programs deal primarily with questions of the professional management of companies in different sectors, the problems and diverse perspectives of economic development are not a regular part of their curricula, but rather of programs in administration science.

Our unique program in Leipzig and Hanoi combines these aspects: Students gain a sound knowledge base in management and economic development in preparation for leading positions in institutions and organizations in the private sector.

Program Details

Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Duration of program: 4 semesters (2 years)
Start: Winter semester
Costs: Program participation is subject to a charge


1. Semester

  • Theories and Strategies of Development Economics
  • Entrepreneurship Management
  • New Scientific Discourses of SME-Promotion

2. Semester

  • Data Analysis and Project Management

Choice (2 out of 5):

  • Management of Innovative Services
  • Marketing of SMEs
  • Business Finance
  • Competence Development in Enterprises
  • Internship in Germany or Europe (6 weeks)

3. Semester

  • Research project in an institution concerned with economic development (preferably in the student's native country)

4. Semester

  • Master thesis

Application and Admission

Application Requirements

  • Qualifying degree (such as a Bachelor of Science) in economics and management science or in social sciences or engineering sciences (with an emphasis on economics and management science)
  • 2 years of professional experience (relevant to the program orientation)
  • Language requirement: English

Deadlines for Applications

  • Applicants should submit application documents for the following winter semester by March 15th.

last update: 17.01.2018 

Program Adviser

Dr. Utz Dornberger
Christian Hauke 

International SEPT Program
Beethovenstraße 15
04107 Leipzig, Germany

+49 (0)341 – 97 37 030
+49 (0)341 – 97 37 026
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