MBA Bergamo Group 2018

The trip to the Universita Degli Studi di Bergamo was the last module for the MBA class XIV as a group, so this was also some kind of farewell event. 

Most of us arrived in Bergamo on Wednesday evening,looking forward to our visit at the University on the following day.

At Pizza Bella Napoli we got acclimated to the Italian culture with great pizza.

We were welcomed at the University by the staff and by meeting the Italian students on the first morning. To get to know each other, we had a small exercise finding out things we had in common and differences in our lives. It was interesting to see that one of the reasons behind starting an MBA for the Italian students was the economic situation of Italy, which is much rougher in terms of unemployment than in Germany. This seems to lead them to start the course at a younger age and at a way lower budget.

Together we visited Tenaris in Dalmine, a global manufacturer and supplier of steel pipes. After a lecture on the details of the production process and the different applications of their products, we went to one of the sites, where yellow-glowing hot iron bars ? were pushed through a spike to form pipes. To see the degree of automation, the safety precautions and the processing of the products left a deep impression on me.

The next day started with speakers of Bonduelle, Tesmec and Italia Zuccheri with deep insights into marketing salad, heavy machinery or sugar in their respective innovative way. The lecture was topped off by practical examples of how to grow by learning from mistakes.

Later on, we were welcomed at Fratelli Beretta, a company that sells pre-packaged cold cut meat, with an assortment of their products for lunch. The family business with experience since 1812 showed us the trip the company has taken in the last 20 years, which lead them to become a diversified company and one of the largest food processors of Italy.

On the last day it was time for some business game with the Italian colleagues. By solving case studies and playing a role game, we could learn from each other’s skills and so develop a joint strategy. It was a refreshing way to conclude a weekend of lectures and company visits by a practical assignment, which was being discussed across the teams even afterwards on the event in the evening. Together we went to the Città alta to have some typical polenta and red wine.

Author: Christian Friderichs (MBA XIV student)

The abroad modules had been the cherry on the cake - this was the summary from our Graduates.

Graduation class 2018 in Bad Nauheim
On February 3, 2018, the 13th MBA class of the THM Business School were celebrating their graduation event at the famous hill-side Restaurant Johannisberg in Bad-Nauheim.

While having some sparkling wine, Prof. Dr. Jan Freidank presented the greetings from the THM President, Prof. Dr. Matthias Willems and the Dean of the THM Business School, Prof. Dr. Sven Keller. The 21 Graduates joined the event with their families and during the evening all had a kind of revival of the MBA times. A picture-show gave opportunity to see and hear interesting & funny stories. More than one had a kind of déjà-vu. Michael Döring made the classmates’ speech and all agreed: it had been an intensive time - they learned a lot from the professors, but also from each other: their rich professional experience from different branches & companies is an asset and the abroad modules, in Bergamo/Italy and in the USA were “the cherry on the cake”. The 3 babies and 2 toddlers who were celebrating with us, were proof enough that sufficient time had been left for “private things”. Not only careers, also families got the boost.

BMI LogoTHM MBA offers exchange courses together with partner university Baltic Management Institute - Vilnius

Based on a long-term cooperation with our partner university Baltic Management Institute in Vilnius, Lithuania - the THM could offer several seminar blocks in economic / management classes to the MBA students. The next courses are Managerial Economics & Global Economic Environment, Management Practices, Digital Management and Operations & Supply Chain Management. There are limited places available, so have a look on the dates below (read more) and contact us.


MBA Alumni discuss Digital Transformation and Digital Marketing

MBA Alumni 2017 Stephan BülleIn November MBA-Alumni met at the Evangelische Adademie in Frankfurt for their annual Alumni-Meeting. More than 50 people from different alumni cohorts and guests from our partner program at the University Bergamo participated in a lively event. The main topic of the alumni day was the digital transformation and its effect on German industry. Two top speakers could be recruited who gave great insight into different aspects of the subject.


charlotte mba 2017 1We the students of the MBA class XIV were looking forward to the International Business Seminar taking place at Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, North Carolina. The seminar, one of two abroad sessions within the THM MBA School, brought us to the third largest banking center and the southern region of the United States. Charlotte is a hub and can be reached easily via direct flight from Frankfurt. We took the opportunity to visit the first home game of the NFL season on Sunday after enjoying some real good BBQ on Saturday evening, since the North Carolina is famous for its smoked meat.
The atmosphere of NFL home game is a combination of families meeting on parking lots to BBQ and play tailgating games, cheerleaders and bands playing music in the streets. We enjoyed walking around downtown Charlotte and absorbed the spirit of the beginning season, the Carolina Panthers supporter were well equipped to support the home team.

The games started with a show: unreel of the US flag and the national anthem plus a fly over of two F-16 fighter jets over the stadium. Although there was no touch-down at all, Panther won 9 to 3, the game was exciting and the show was worth to see.
Meeting in the lobby of the hotel we started for a small city tour by bus. The program coordinator Dana Hanson showed us around and gave us some recommendations for the seminar afterhours before me had our welcome reception at Pfeiffer University.

Feierabend Blog

At the THM Business School as in other Business Schools dealing with executive MBA programs, the percentage of female executive MBA students is still below 50%.

Our program aims at pushing this number and addresses females interested in our executive program to apply for the partial scholarship (value € 3.750 €).

THM MBA hosts 3 day event on „Innovation and Industrie 4.0“ in Frankfurt

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Author: Jan Freidank

After last year’s great success the THM MBA hosted its second event on “Innovation and Industrie 4.0”. Special guest were students and alumni from the Baltic Management Institute in Vilnius, Lithuania. The event was a mixture of presentations by experts and specialists and visits to companies which are at the leading edge for the current digitalization trend in the German industry. The event was a great success and an inspiration for those who participated.

Feierabend Blog

At the THM Business School as in other Business Schools dealing with executive MBA programs, the percentage of female executive MBA students is still below 50%.

Our program aims at pushing this number and addresses females interested in our executive program to apply for the partial scholarship (value € 3.750 €).

MBA-Trip to the Baltic Management Institute in Vilnius, Lithuania

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Author: Michael Döring (MBA XIV)

From 25th to 27th of May, a group of alumni and current MBA-students, joined by Prof. Freidank and Ms. Feierabend, paid a visit to the Baltic Management Institute (BMI) in Vilnius, Lithuania. The BMI is the newest addition to our family of international cooperation partners.




THM Business School MBA belegt Spitzenplatz im CHE-Ranking

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In dem kürzlich von der Zeit veröffentlichten Ranking des Centrums für Hochschulentwicklung (CHE) belegt das MBA Programm der THM Business School Spitzenplätze in allen bewerteten Kategorien. Bewertet wurden die Internationale Ausrichtung und die Qualifikation für den Arbeitsmarkt sowie der Berufsbezug. In beiden Fällen landet unser Programm in der Spitzengruppe.


Link zum CHE Ranking 2017 / 2018