Study Location


Hof University

Founded in 1994 as a Bavarian state university, Hof University of Applied Sciences offers a very attractive study environment with its modern architecture and state-of-the-art facilities. Practice-orientation, internationalisation (focusing on India) and graduate employability are at the heart of teaching and research at Hof University.

German students and international students from more than 50 countries learn together on our open-minded, intercultural campus. All professors and lecturers have a strong academic background as well as practical experience in the industry. In addition, all our professors hold a PhD. As a result, graduates of Hof University are ideally prepared for the domestic and international labor markets.

Located at the top of Bavaria, Hof is a safe and cozy town in the heart of Europe with all amenities of a university town. Its green surroundings are ideal for all outdoor activities, and major cities like Berlin or Munich are within easy reach.

Vishwakarma University

Vishwakarma University (VU) is a natural offshoot of the Vishwakarma Group of Institutions’ educational legacy spanning more than 35 years. The University has been established as a State Private University under the Government of Maharashtra in the year 2017. VU is approved by UGC, respective regulatory Council and is recognised by AIU. VU is allowed to design and implement its own curriculum, conduct examinations and award degrees.

The University focuses on academic excellence, positively impacting student community and the society at large. The learning model at Vishwakarma University is the combination of the knowing, practicing, performing and reflecting. The “learning by doing” approach practiced through industry participation provides an opportunity for practical and pragmatic learning to students. Through industry backed enriched curriculum and ecosystem of holistic development, the university aims to prepare learners for fulfilling career paths.

The University is committed to empower students to embrace new challenges in the knowledge based economy and be prepared for industry requirement to be a valuable human asset. The focus is on education, innovation and skilling to impart values and prepare a competent student for the present and future who are relevant in terms of life and livelihood.

Programme Benefits

Students of the Master programme in Sustainability Management gain a deep understanding of state-of-the-art business management techniques and latest sustainable methods. This programme covers the positive aspects of the inevitable interaction between businesses and the environment. The knowledge transfer bases on interdisciplinary learning, one of the fundamental requirements in our of modern society.

The single modules are classified into mandatory and elective modules. Students are free to choose actively out of the offered elective modules within their special field of interest. This facilitates individual study plans, the acquisition of competences and a holistic understanding of the efficiency of management methods in harmony with the environment.

I Perfect interdisciplinary toolbox of knowledge and skills in Sustainability Management and Leadership Competence. 
I Excellent career perspectives in international companies in the field of Environmental Management. 
Valuable work experience gained during the Internship Semester. 
I Development of Intercultural Competence. 
I German language skills of at least level B1 at Graduation Internship. 
I Unique feature of our “MBA and Engineering” programme is semester long internship where students spend the fourth semester doing a practical internship in industry. 
I The internship semester is usually paid for by the company (around EUR 600 to 900 per month). 
I Thus, one can immediately apply knowledge, gain profound professional experience and earn money at the same time.

Course Structure and Content


The first semester takes place at VU, India. In total, the first semester consists of 6 modules (work-integrated study mode parallel to the students‘ jobs), 5 ECTS per module. Two modules will be taught by Hof University Professors.

Semester I Modules:

I German Language A1
I Case Studies (Hof)
I Traditional and Agile Project Management (Hof)
I Legal Framework and Public Administration
I Logistics and Emissions
I Principles of Operations Management and Environmental Economics

Semesters 2 and 3 provide Practice-oriented Theory (Case Studies, Lab work, Excursions, Expert meetings, etc. They consist of 12 Modules, 5 ECTS per Module (4 Basic Modules + 6 Core Modules + 2 Elective Modules):

Basic Modules:

I Applied Economics and Research on the
I German Market
I Communication and Negotiation Skills
Leadership and Change Management
I Strategic and Financial Framework

Core Modules:

I Quality Management
I Clean Production Technologies
I Water and Wastewater Management
I Environmental Controlling
Procurement Management and Risk Management
Sustainability in Product Development, Recycling and Disposal

Elective Modules (choose two):

 Entrepreneurship in Germany
I Supply Chain Management
I Information and Process Management
I Industrial Marketing and Sales Strategies
I Trends and Challenges in Green Tech
I German Language A2
I German Language B1
I German Language (higher levels, if applicable)

Internship and Master’s Thesis (Project based and done in cooperation with a company) - 30 ECTS.

Fast Facts

Degree Awarded Master of Business Administration and Engineering (M.B.A. and Engineering) in Sustainability Management
Duration 4 Semesters – (3 Theoretical, 1 Practical)
Mode of Study Semester One (Work Integrated) at Vishwakarma University (VU), Pune, India Remaining 3 Semesters (Full-Time) in Germany including Internship
Language of Instruction English
Application Deadline at VU 5th January 2023
Academic dates including Orientation Session                         Start of Semester 1: From 13th January, 2023 at Vishwakarma University, Pune, India. Start at Hof University: Mid September 2023.
Programme Fees INR 200,000 for the first semester at Vishwakarma University, Pune, India. EUR 3,690 - Tuition fees per semester (i.e. a total of EUR 11,070 for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th semester) at Hof University. Plus approx. EUR 100 for student union fee per semester
Living Expenses Approx. EUR 600 to 700 per month including rent, food and mandatory health insurance
Student Visa Proof of finances for approx. EUR 850 per month must be provided
Scholarships Kindly check on DAAD website

First-class, Hands-on Education
Friendly and open-minded study environment, especially for international students
I Graduate employability is the focus of teaching - learning
I Excellent student-lecturer-ratio allows for personal contact between students and professors and an active exchange of ideas
I Constant interaction with international companies ensures a high placement rate
Located at the top of Bavaria in the heart of Europe

Support and Admission

Support Structure

Hof University Graduate School offers extensive personal support for international students. The fees include organizational support before and during the studies at Hof University as well as continuing counseling. Our students benefit from numerous services provided by the Welcome Service, International Office, Career Service and Housing Office.

We provide assistance in finding accommodation in Hof, offer orientation sessions prior to the start of the studies in Hof and organize additional activities such as intercultural trainings or company visits. Also, transportation in Hof is free of charge.

Admission Criteria

I A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited university in engineering sciences, at least 180 ECTS or equivalent (depending on the home country). European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is a method of measuring academics. On average, one ECTS credit point equals between 25-30 working hours.

Proficiency in English, proven by either official test score documents (TOEFL minimum 90 or IELTS 6.5 or above) or confirmation that the Bachelor’s programme was taught completely in English language.

On arrival in Germany : Basic language skills in German, proven by official test score documents - minimum level A1 according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

One year of work experience.

Application Process

Student is expected to apply for certificate programme at Vishwakarma University. Website :

Contact person for admission: Prof. Ankita (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

The application deadline is 5th January 2023

An admission committee intensively scrutinizes all applications and decides about final admission.

The programme starts at Vishwakarma University (VU) on 13th January, 2023.

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