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FOM University of Applied Sciences for Economics and Management

FOM sees itself as a complementary addition to the German university landscape. It offers outstanding study programmes with conditions that are appropriate for and attractive to target groups, and it focuses on courses that can be completed while students work or undergo vocational training.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)



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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Student services

Up-to-date and in direct contact!

  • The latest information via text message
  • Advisory services by telephone, e-mail or in a personal meeting
  • Online Campus – also available as an app
  • In the internal sector, you receive all information relating to your course – from university news, lecture notes and literature recommendations to details about lecture venues.

Student Life

Campus life

More than 31 study centres in Germany:

  • Aachen
  • Augsburg
  • Berlin
  • Bochum
  • Bonn
  • Bönen
  • Bremen
  • Cologne
  • Darmstadt
  • Dortmund
  • Duisburg
  • Düsseldorf
  • Essen
  • Frankfurt a. M.
  • Gütersloh
  • Hagen
  • Hamburg
  • Hanover
  • Kassel
  • Leipzig
  • Mannheim
  • Marl
  • Munich
  • Münster
  • Neuss
  • Nuremberg
  • Offenbach
  • Siegen
  • Stuttgart
  • Wesel
  • Wuppertal


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.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Well organized for students who are working full time

An MBA in FOM University: a life-time experience!!
Sylvie rated 5 out of 5 stars

Studying in the Fachhochschule in Germany was a challenging one for me! I faced lots of difficulties during my studies since i had to do everything in the German language and German of course is not my first language! It was a challenging experience for me, but one i will never forget since i had the chance to learn so many new things, thank to my professional Professors....