MBA Leadership, People & Organization

In the MBA Leadership People & Organization (P&O), the former specializations Human Resources and Organization grow together to form a new programme – with people at the center of strategic organizational development.

Our students learn to shape transformation processes at all levels: from personal development to navigating team performance to new and agile organizational models. The smart use of data and digital tools become crucial levers to act more effectively.

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 e.g. to Singapore (optional)
  • University graduates with professional experience

Study concept

Organizations are feeling permanently increasing pressure to change. In order to make positive use of this, human resources and organizational development must be lived in harmony with the overall strategy. It is essential to overcome the limits that the term Human Resources sets for itself. That is why Quadriga University has developed a new standard of education with the MBA Leadership People & Organization, which enables our students to become key players in transformation processes at all levels.


Master of Business Administration (MBA)



Languages of instruction

English & German

Lecturers & Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Jörg K. Ritter

Prof. Dr. Jörg K. Ritter

Professor of Business Administration, in particular Human Resource Management
Quadriga Hochschule Berlin
Prof. Dr.  René Sadowski

Prof. Dr. René Sadowski

Professor of Entrepreneurship & Organizational Behavior
Quadriga Hochschule Berlin
Prof. Dr. Jens Grundei

Prof. Dr. Jens Grundei

Professor of Business Economics, with a focus on Corporate Governance & Organisation
Quadriga Hochschule Berlin
Dr. Melanie Baier

Dr. Melanie Baier

Lecturer & Head of Research Coordination
Quadriga Hochschule Berlin
Prof. Dr. Wolfhart Pentz

Prof. Dr. Wolfhart Pentz

Professor for Leadership and Human Ressources
Quadriga Hochschule Berlin
Jörg Reckhenrich

Jörg Reckhenrich

Consultant, Artist, Author and Speaker
Dr. Katharina Herrmann

Dr. Katharina Herrmann

Head of Human Resources
Hubert Burda Media Holding
Felicitas von Kyaw

Felicitas von Kyaw

Vice President People & Culture / Managing Director People & Labour Relations
Coca-Cola European Partners Germany


The MBA Leadership People & Organization is made up of eight modules and the thesis.



The following qualifications are required for the MBA Leadership specialisation in Human Resources at Quadriga University of Applied Sciences in Berlin:

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.

  • Professional experience refers to employment in a full-time position. Part-time experience is calculated and recognised pro rata.

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

  • Whether you worked in one and the same post for the entire period or changed positions is irrelevant for the calculation.

Course-specific knowledge for the MBA in Leadership specialisation in Human Resources

  • You should be able to demonstrate relevant professional experience in HR management, or sound experience in HR-relevant processes in other functional areas for the MBA specialisation in Human Resources.

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 by the Examination and Admissions Committee if relevant proof is provided at the time of application.

Your Contact

Henrik Thiesmeyer

Henrik Thiesmeyer

Director of Studies
Quadriga Hochschule Berlin

Overview of the course

Duration of studies: 12 months or up to 24 months (in each case plus master thesis)

Classroom time: approx. 50 days (in Berlin)

Online-Sessions: approx. 24 sessions lasting 2 hours each

Study trip: 6 days in Singapore

Overview of the course

The brochure


The courses at Quadriga University of Applied Sciences in Berlin are attended while in employment. The Master’s programme therefore includes on-campus study sessions and self-study.


On-Campus Study Sessions

The on-campus study sessions take place on the Quadriga campus in the heart of Berlin. The interdisciplinary focus of the seminars, exercises and projects is supported by contributions from important innovators in the sector and thus provides students with practical know-how. Joint interactive learning through discussions and a constant multinational perspective prepare you to take on a leading role, ready to face the demands of a complex market.

The study sessions are scheduled once a month, generally from Thursday to Sunday. Additionally, the Human Resources specialisation includes a one-week long field trip abroad, strengthening the course’s international perspective.


Independent Study

Quadriga University of Applied Sciences in Berlin attaches a great deal of importance to guided self-study and therefore provides online learning content on topics such as transformational leadership, controlling, law, and service management. The MBA Leadership provides flexible opportunities to prepare for study sessions and apply learned content, as well as project and group work.


Family and Career

The MBA programme at Quadriga University of Applied Sciences in Berlin is also an attractive study model for students with family obligations. 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 children. What’s more, the classroom days are bundled and pre-planned, allowing students to arrange childcare well in advance.


MBA Criteria

The content of the MBA programmes is based on the EQUAL criteria. The overarching economic topics presented in the courses – such as economics, finance, marketing and strategy – originate in the Management & Economics area of expertise. They are therefore taught by lecturers from these disciplines. What’s more, the EQUAL criteria require that the MBA teaches diverse management skills. Hence, leadership in management is a key aspect of the Human Resources specialisation. In addition to general leadership skills, this also includes communication management and skills in presentation and demonstration, negotiation and persuasion.

Are you ready for the next career level?

Together with partners such as METRO, BMW or Egon Zehnder, we award places in our attractive scholarship program with up to 10,000 euros in funding. Test your chances:


Tuition fees without scholarship: 29,000 EUR*.
Matriculation fees: 500 EUR*.

*exempt from VAT

Get to know us!

Info Webinars

Info Webinars

You would like to get an insight into the topics and principles of the study programs through our professorium? Then register for one of our info webinars. This way, you can clarify all questions about the study programs regardless of location.

Arrange consultation

Arrange consultation

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

Click through our picture gallery – from the start of studies to Graduation Day and your time as an alumni, you will find many highlights as part of the Quadriga network!


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