MBA Distance Learning

Master Without a Degree

Master Without a Degree – Preparatory Course/Aptitude Test

Don't have a first College Degree?

You can also complete the part-time MBA distance learning courses without a first university degree. This is made possible by passing the aptitude test. A one-semester preparatory course prepares you optimally for this aptitude test so that you can then start studying. 
This gives you direct access to the second highest academic degree - only a doctorate is higher. It is political will that educated professionals with work experience get the chance to enter a degree program.

Entry into the MBA via the Aptitude Test

The aptitude test is an official examination of the Department of Business Administration at Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences and enables entry into the part-time MBA distance learning programs offered here. The aptitude test is intended to determine the equivalence of the professional qualification with that of a completed undergraduate degree. 

University Entrance Qualification without a Higher School Certificate?

In Rhineland-Palatinate, you can also take up university studies without a Higher School Certificate under certain conditions. "Studying without Abi" - You can obtain the required university entrance qualification via your professional qualification [for example, master craftsman, technician, specialist,...].

Take Advantage of the Preparation Course Offered Here!

In order to meet the requirements of the aptitude test and the subsequent studies, the ed-media institute offers a one-semester in-service preparatory course. The course consists of self-study with study materials (access via a digital platform), 6 (online) classroom sessions (Fridays and Saturdays) and statistics tutorials. The instructors are professors and lecturers at Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences. 

Your Advantages at a Glance:

  • Entry into the MBA distance learning program without detours
  • Preparatory course participants have a high success rate in the aptitude test
  • The aptitude test opens a variety of new doors in professional life for professionally qualified students who have proven their competence in the working world over many years.

Preliminary Course Testimonials

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Course Content

The aptitude test of the Department of Business Administration at the Zweibrücken Campus of the HS Kaiserslautern includes a part of quantitative methods (especially mathematics and statistics) and a part of business administration.

Syllabus Preparatory course for the qualifying examination:

Subject: Quantitative Methods (Mathematics)

  • Basics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Functions
  • Differential Calculus
  • Integration
Teaching Materials/Presence
  • 5 Study Letters (self-study)
  • 16 Attendance Hours
  • Written Exam (max. 20 points)

Subject: Quantitative Methods (Statistics)

  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Correlation and Regression Analysis
  • Closing Statistics
Teaching Materials/Presence
  • Textbook (self-study)
  • 18 Attendance Hours
  • Written Exam (max. 20 points)

Subject: Scientific Work in Business Administration

  • General Key Facts for the Preparation of Scientific Papers
  • Procedure, Content Related and Logical Structure and Argumentation
  • Case Studies
Teaching Materials/Presence
  • 16 Attendance Hours
  • Scientific Admission Thesis (max. 20 points)

Presentation Scientific Admission Thesis

  • Subject of the Work
  • Solution of a Technical Problem
  • Social Skills
Teaching Materials/Presence
  • Duration 15-20 Minutes (max. 20 points)

Aptitude Interview

  • Capability Assessment
  • General Knowledge
  • Basic Knowledge Relevant to the Course of Study
  • Motivation and Ability to Learn
Teaching Materials/Presence
  • Duration 30-40 minutes (max. 20 points)

Total Score

Maximum Total Score Achievable:
  • 100 Points
Aptitude Test Passed With:
  • 50 Points