MBA Leadership & Digital Business Transformation

Digitalisation and innovation are increasingly the core of sustainable business models. In order to shape this global transformation, trained specialists and excellent leadership are needed. The MBA Leadership specialisation in Digital Business Transformation gives professionals the confidence to set the tone in companies, organisations and other institutions. The MBA specialisation Digital Business Transformation therefore focuses on the personal development of important leadership skills, the business-oriented transfer of management know-how and the acquisition of digital communication strategies. Consequently, the master’s degree at the Quadriga University of Applied Sciences in Berlin offers the necessary tools for a dynamic professional world.

Start dates
Min. 18 Months (faster)
Up to 30 Months (flexible)
Presence location
Berlin oder digital
Presence time
ca. 56 days
plus Online-Sessions
Study tour
Study trip to Singapore
  • University graduates with professional experience


The MBA Leadership specialisation in Digital Business Transformation focuses on the ever-changing professional conditions of the 21st century – especially due to digitalisation. Further education at the Quadriga University of Applied Sciences in Berlin allows experienced professionals to update their digital know-how and also to acquire leadership skills. The students of the MBA specialisation Digital Business Transformation gain business-related specialist knowledge in the fields of business management, marketing and communication, which makes it possible to initiate change processes in companies directly. The exchange of ideas with international business leaders enables the students to develop a precise understanding of the challenges facing current companies and to learn digital concepts for the future. A special focus of the MBA curriculum is the personal development of important soft skills. This means that graduates are perfectly equipped to drive forward successful innovation management in companies after completing their master’s degree. The courses at the Quadriga University of Applied Sciences in Berlin are state-recognised and receive the accredited title MBA upon completion. Digitalisation and internationalisation as framework conditions on the one hand and sound specialist knowledge on the other offer professionals a future-proof further education that makes them fit for the communicative challenges of modern times.


Master of Business Administration (MBA)



Language(s) of instruction

English / German


The MBA Leadership specialisation in Digital Business Transformation is aimed at experienced professionals from companies, associations, NGOs, political parties, agencies and other organisations. Interested parties should have a first higher education degree and several years of professional experience. This is aimed at professionals with positions in project or departmental management, in the area of board assistance, but also at young entrepreneurs with start-up experience, who wish to adapt their management skills to innovative organisational and working forms. In addition, the MBA specialisation in Digital Business Transformation is aimed at management consultants and freelancers who want to make their mark in the digital market.

Lecturers & Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Christian Heinrich

Prof. Dr. Christian Heinrich

Professor for digital transformation
Quadriga Hochschule Berlin
Prof. Dr. Andrea Kindermann

Prof. Dr. Andrea Kindermann

Professor for Digital Transformation
Quadriga Hochschule Berlin
Marc Schlichtner

Marc Schlichtner

Digital Health – Portfolio Management
Siemens Healthineers
Natascha Wegelin

Natascha Wegelin

Madame Moneypenny GmbH
Maik Ludewig

Maik Ludewig

Managing Director
Durstexpress GmbH
Christoph Bornschein

Christoph Bornschein

CEO and Co-Founder
Dieter H. Krockauer

Dieter H. Krockauer

Vice President Digital Transformation
Kinexon Industries


The MBA in Leadership & Digital Business Transformation is made up of eight modules and the Dissertation.



The following qualifications are required for the MBA specialisation in Digital Business Transformation and will be checked during the application process:

A degree in a relevant business-related subject (e.g. diploma, Magister, state examination, Master’s or Bachelor’s degree)

  • Applicants must have achieved at least 240 credits (credits / ECTS points) in total. The required credits are normally achieved with a Magister, diploma or Master’s degree.
  • In many cases, a Bachelor’s or comparable degree corresponds to only 180 or 210 ECTS points. Relevant professional experience may be regarded as evidence that you have achieved the credits required. Our student support advisers will be happy to help you in this regard.

At least one year postgraduate professional experience in a pertinent field following a first degree in a relevant subject.

  • Part-time professional experience is calculated and recognised pro rata.

This means, for example: If you have worked in a part-time post for a year, half a year is counted as professional experience.

  • Whether you have gained professional experience in one post or have changed positions is irrelevant for the calculation.

Proficiency in English

In order to enrol on the Master’s degree course at Quadriga University of Applied Sciences in Berlin you need to provide evidence of your English language skills at B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. There are different ways to provide this:

  • During the assessment process, we offer a free English test.
  • If the English language is part of your everyday working life, please contact our programme director to discuss the requirements for proof by the employer.
  • If you already have a certificate of English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate, etc.), which is not older than two years, this can also be recognised.

Proficiency in German

  • Citizens of any non-German-speaking country applying for a German-speaking course should be proficient in German (equivalent to level C1). A DSH 2 certificate (German language proficiency test for university admission) or a degree from a German-speaking course at a recognised German university is normally considered sufficient evidence.

Disabled students

  • Allowances may be made for people with severe disabilities, or equivalent issues, if relevant proof is provided. Please contact our directors of studies with regard to this matter.

Your Contact

Henrik Thiesmeyer

Henrik Thiesmeyer

Director of Studies
Quadriga Hochschule Berlin


The MBA Leadership specialisation in Digital Business Transformation is a part-time study programme and consists of on-campus and self-study phases. The MBA at the Quadriga University of Applied Sciences in Berlin is therefore an in-depth distance learning course in the field of digitalisation.


On-Campus Study Sessions

The Quadriga Campus in Berlin is the centre of the study sessions, which take place once a month, generally from Thursday to Sunday. Seminars, practical sessions and group discussions are supported by contributions from international business players and a large network. Joint, interactive learning through discussion provides students with an interdisciplinary perspective. In addition, longer study sessions are anchored in the study programme, during which students spending five to seven days in Berlin. These somewhat longer study sessions are intended to integrate practical sessions and group projects to better prepare students for the demands of the market. An integral part of the courses of study at Quadriga University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, including the master’s degree specialisation Digital Business Transformation, is a one-week field trip.


Independent Study

Broad parts of the knowledge imparted are developed in directed self-study. It is therefore possible to undertake the master’s degree in digitalisation at the Quadriga University of Applied Sciences whilst being employed. The required study material is available to students online. Consequently, digital learning content on topics such as accounting, finance, law or digital strategy can be accessed at any time.


Family and career

The MBA programme at Quadriga University of Applied Sciences in Berlin is also an interesting study model for students with families. The high proportion of independent study allows students to combine their family life, study and career. The small group sizes means that the teaching staff can meet the individual needs of students with family obligations. On-campus study sessions are bundled and pre-planned, allowing students to arrange childcare well in advance.


MBA criteria

The EQUAL criteria are regarded as the standard for teaching. Overarching economic topics – such as economics, finance, marketing and strategy – are integrated in the teaching. The teaching of wide-ranging management skills is also a central component of the MBA specialisation Digital Business Transformation. Graduates of the MBA can negotiate and impress in the business area in a target-oriented way. In addition, they have the leadership skills required by the EQUAL criteria.


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Course details & dates

Overview of the course

Length of course: 18 months (part-time)

Classroom time: approx. 50 days in Berlin

Online sessions: approx. 24 sessions lasting 2 hours each

Study trip: 6 days in Singapore


Important dates 2020:

Application deadline: 11 May 2020

Start of course: 10 June 2020

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Info Webinars

Info Webinars

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Together we define the best way to achieve your career goals! Our student advisor will introduce you to the flexible options surrounding the courses offered at Quadriga University of Applied Sciences Berlin and will also arrange an appointment for a (digital) teaching visit upon request.

Insights into the study programmes

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Degree programmes for high potentials

The Quadriga University Berlin has a multistage application process. This helps ensure that all participants of Quadriga University Berlin’s degree programmes share the necessary qualifications for an ideal and successful course of study. Furthermore, the university wants to lay the foundation for successful interpersonal learning within the study group.

Application process

For an initial consultation, simply contact our programme director or complete the scholarship check – after a few days we will come back to you with an initial assessment of your scholarship opportunities.

Following the consultation, the approval process is divided into only a few stages.

  1. Upload of application documents
  2. Assessment at Berlin Campus
  3. Acceptance
  4. Matriculation
Upload of application documents
Assessment at Berlin Campus – or digital
Commitment & agreement of study progress as well as payment plan

Your Contact

If you have any questions about the part-time MBA and Master's programmes at Quadriga University of Applied Sciences Berlin, do not hesitate to contact us!
Henrik Thiesmeyer

Henrik Thiesmeyer

Director of Studies
Quadriga Hochschule Berlin
P: +49 30 44729-400