Offering professionals the chance to gain a state-recognised university degree without having to give up work or restrict their professional activity – this has been the objective of FOM University of Applied Sciences since its foundation in 1993.
FOM is a university with multiple opportunities. It offers both ambitious young experts and experienced professionals a broad spectrum of subjects that lead to a university degree in eight university departments. Part-time students have access to over 30 different study programmes, enabling them to supplement their respective professional expertise with academic theory or to extend their professional skills and competencies.The quality of teaching at the university departments is guaranteed by full-time professors who are supported by associated lecturers.
Research and development are of major importance at the FOM: they do not only take place on the basis of the Northrhine Westphalia law for greater autonomy for higher education institutions (Hochschulfreiheitsgesetz), but are also an important pillar of the guiding principle of the university.
The aims of the university: to further develop scientific training and education, to transfer scientific findings to business practice and to enable students on a scientific level. The main emphases in terms of content are career- and education research, contributions to competence development in SMEs, taxation law issues as well as economic analyses.
With study centres throughout Germany, FOM offers a high level of geographical flexibility. Our students enjoy the advantages of on-site lectures and, if they change jobs, for example, they can easily continue to study at a different study centre. Teaching is based on the same structure at all study centres.
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More than 31 study centres in Germany:
All academic degrees awarded by the FOM are officially recognised and accredited by the government: In 2006 the Bachelor and MBA programme have been successfully accredited by the FIBAA, one of the leading academic accreditation institutions. Furthermore the "Wissenschaftsrat", the Federal Council of Science, has accredited the FOM as a university of applied sciences in 2004.
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