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The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Project Management degree program

Professional project management on an international level or in large-scale projects primarily requires project management expertise, business know-how and soft skills.

The part-time Master Project Management provides students with the relevant scientific content. The focus is on practical relevance and transfer to corporate reality.

The 21-month PM master’s program is tailored to the needs and requirements of people who are already working full-time in project management and now want to advance their professional development.

The master’s program is FIBAA-accredited. Upon successful completion of all modules and the master’s thesis, students earn the academic degree „Master of Arts“ (M.A.) from the Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences..

The Master PM at a glance

Format: Berufsbegleitendes Teilzeitstudium

The program is optimally tailored to the special needs of full-time professionals. The total of 15 attendance phases take place on the campus of the Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences. takes place, if necessary (e.g. pandemic) high quality blended learning is guaranteed.

Dauer:21 Monate

The study program lasts 21 months. You study alongside your (full-time) job.

The attendance phases take place during the first 15 months of the program at the Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences. On average, you will have face-to-face classes every 4-6 weeks. The classroom sessions consist of 11 weekends (usually Thurs – Sat) and four block weeks (usually Mon – Sat).

After 15 months, you will write your master’s thesis part-time and defend it in a colloquium at the end of the program. Six months are allotted for writing the master’s thesis as well as for correction and defense.

We will be happy to inform you about the exact attendance dates.

Zielgruppe: Fach- und Führungskräfte sowie Potenzialträger mit PM-Erfahrung

The master’s program in project management is suitable for you if, for example:

  • Das Projektmanagement Ihre Profession und Leidenschaft ist
  • Sie zu den Fach- und Führungskräften oder Potenzialträgern in einer Projektmanagement-Funktion zählen oder über entsprechende PM-Erfahrung verfügen 
  • Sie sich im Rahmen Ihrer Projektmanagement-Karriere weiterentwickeln wollen
  • Sie zu den engagierten Fach- und Führungskräften zählen, die initiativ sind und mitgestalten
  • Sie Problemlösungen kreativ angehen und neugierig auf neue Entwicklungen im PM-Bereich sind
  • Sie neben Ihrer PM-Expertise auch soziale und unternehmerische Kompetenz für die Herausforderungen im PM-Bereich entwickeln oder vertiefen möchten
  • Sie ein Erststudium sowie mindestens ein Jahr PM-relevante Berufserfahrung oder eine Hochschulzugangsberechtigung und mindestens drei Jahre PM-spezifische Berufserfahrung mitbringen.
Inhalte: Projektmanagement, BWL, Sozial- und Führungskompetenzen

The master’s program in project management offers you an innovative, practical and at the same time scientifically sound combination of the three pillars that are crucial for the success of projects: Project Management (PM), business skills (BWL), and social and leadership skills.

The curriculum includes the following topics:

  • Betriebswirtschaftslehre (BWL)
  • Projektmanagement
  • Sozial- und Führungskompetenz

We will be happy to inform you personally and send you the timetable if you are interested.

Zulassungsvoraussetzungen: Erststudium oder Äquivalent und PM-spezifische Berufserfahrung

You meet the eligibility requirements if you:

  • einen ersten Studienabschluss haben, und
  • mindestens ein Jahr Berufserfahrung in HR- oder Führungsfunktionen belegen können

The Higher Education Act in Rhineland-Palatinate allows qualified applicants without a first degree to enter directly into the Master’s program. If you do not have a first degree, you must:

  • eine Hochschulzugangsberechtigung (z.B. Abitur, Fachhochschulreife bzw. vergleichbare berufliche Weiterqualifikation, z.B. eine Meisterprüfung) nachweisen, und
  • mindestens drei Jahre Berufserfahrungen in HR- oder einer Führungsposition vorweisen, und
  • eine Eignungsfeststellungsprüfung (Klausur und Bearbeitung einer Fallstudie) erfolgreich bestehen

Detailed info on admission

Ort: Hochschule Ludwigshafen

The classroom sessions take place at the Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences.

Akademischer Grad: Master of Arts (M.A.)

Upon successful completion of the Master’s program, you will earn the internationally recognized academic degree of Master of Arts (M.A.) in Project Management.

The award is presented by the Ludwigshafen State University of Applied Sciences. Your degree gives you access to higher service at public service institutions and fulfills the standard requirement for a subsequent doctorate.


The total tuition fee is 21,500 euros (currently VAT-free)

Early booking conditions! If your application is received by 30.04. of each year, the tuition fee is reduced to 19.900,- Euro.

This does not include travel, lodging and meal expenses. Tuition and costs are generally tax deductible.

More information on costs and financing

Sprache: Deutsch und Englisch

As part of the program, certain modules are held in German and others in English. English language skills at B2 level are required.

Studienbeginn: jährlich

The program starts once a year in the winter semester (September).

Akkreditierung: FIBAA

The Master’s program in Project Management is program-accredited by the accreditation agency FIBAA in accordance with the requirements of the Accreditation Council.

Further to the benefit

Your contact persons

Germa von Heydebreck-Stricker
+49 6221 7169891
Email: heydebreck@mah-hd.de

Stephanie Stier
+49 6221 7169892
Email: stier@mah-hd.de

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