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About Us

The Program

about usOur MBA (Master of Business Administration) Program offers you a rich set of skills and knowledge in the field of general management, & strategy.

More than 10 relevant Course modules cover relevant fields such as Accounting, Strategic Management, Marketing or Business Development.

Professors with profound business experience enhance your management skills and prepare you for future leadership positions.

The small course size - under 25 students from various business fields and jobs – ensures a learning experience.

You will work together on business projects and case studies from real company environments. The MBA will expose you to new perspectives and expand your horizon.


The University

With around 20.000 students, the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen is the second largest University of Applied Sciences in Germany. Over 80 programs in various fields of engineering and business are offered – all with a strong focus on practical application and scientific excellence. The Campus Friedberg, close to Frankfurt (Main), is only 2 walking min. away from the local train station.

∅ course size

23 students

∅ student age

32 years

∅ work experiance

5 + years

∅ international students

17 students

Location of the MBA Program in Friedberg

Rhein-Main Area close to Frankfurt and Friedberg

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Herr Professor Freidank

| strategic & op. management
| international marketing

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Phone: +49 (0)641/309-2709 or -2707
Fax:     +49 (0)641/309-2906  

General data:

  • Born in 1968   
  • Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) in Strategic Management with Prof. H. Igor Ansoff (1994) – Topic of Dissertation: “Managing Transformational Change in German Business Firms”, MBA (1991), B.S. in International Business (1990) from United States International University in San Diego
  • Seven years of professional experience with KarstadtQuelle AG as internal consultant charged with marketing and strategy projects, Assistant to the CEO in charge of co-ordination of synergy projects in the merger between Karstadt and Quelle, Head of the Business Development Department and with Vaillant GmbH.
  • Last position: project leader of the marketing and sales integration project between Vaillant GmbH and Hepworth plc. – the biggest European merger in the heating appliances sector so far
  • Starting in January 2002 as professor of Marketing and International Business at the University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg
  • Program director for the MA International Marketing Program and the Executive MBA program
  • Ongoing consultancies and sponsored research: selected projects with companies including Eby Lilly, ARDEX, BPIe.V., Nebus, City of Wetzlar, Holzapfel Group
  • Archivary work for the "Wissenschaftsrat" (Science advisory Board of the German Government
  • Supporting professor at the marketing students’ association MTP: Marketing zwischen Theorie und Praxis – Germany's largest student marketing association


  • Freidank, Jan (2008): "Ranking der Wirtschaftsbereiche" Die neue Hochschule, Bonn, Band 49, Heft 2/08, S. 24-27
  • Freidank, Jan / Birkenhäger, Jochen (2004): "Die Optimierung von Kundenbeziehungen, Eine neue Dienstleistung stellt sich vor", Pharma Marketing Journal, 4/2004
  • Freidank, Jan (2007): "Organisationsentwicklung und Change", ZFU International Business School, Lektion 9, Fernlehrgang für Nicht-Betriebswirte, Thalwil, Zürich
  • Freidank, Jan (2007): "Strategieumsetzung und Change", ZFU International Business School, Lektion 10, Fernlehrgang "Strategisches Management", Thalwil, Zürich
  • Freidank, Jan (1994): "Managing Transformational Change in German Business Firms", Dissertation at the United States International University, Sand Diego, USA

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