Franco-German Management

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Master of Arts in Franco-German Management

You have advanced knowledge of German, French and English? In your bachelor's degree, you chose a subject which has taught you excellent language skills, and also qualifies you for a position in the business world? You are interested in Franco-German friendship and the European idea? Then the Master of Arts in Franco-German Management could be the right choice for you.

The Master of Arts in Franco-German Management is a double degree, which was developed in cooperation with the Université de Lorraine in France and the German-French University of Applied Sciences. The program qualifies graduates of non-business-oriented degree programs for further business studies and prepares them to work at international companies and organisations.

What's in store for you

This degree program is one of the few in Germany that is free of charge and additionally includes a French university degree. The program starts in the winter semester at the Université de Lorraine in Metz and will be continued in the following winter semester for another two semesters in Mainz.

Candidates should have a good command of German, French and English, which will enable them to study in the three languages (Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). In order to support the binational orientation of the course of study and thus increase intercultural cooperation skills, half of the course of study is made up of German and half of French students.

At a glance

Degrees: Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master Sciences de Gestion
Standard period of study:
4 semesters
ECTS credits:
Starting semester:
winter semester
Languages: German, French and English


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The aims of the degree program

  • Providing comprehensive business management knowledge in three languages
  • Development of intercultural leadership skills in a Franco-German context
  • The ability of the students to effectively apply the knowledge they have acquired in their undergraduate studies to the business world
  • Gathering of professional experience in two internships of at least 5 months' duration with business management relevance

Who is this degree program interesting for?

This degree program is aimed at graduates of bachelor's degree programs in non-Economic Sciences (maximum 1/3 of the ECTS credits of the previous bachelor's program from modules in Economics and Business Studies) who have the opportunity to broaden their previous knowledge in this German-French master's program.

Program Structure

The program is divided into the following subject areas

Communication and business language in German (for French students), in French (for German students) and English at a high level (at least level B2 of the European Reference Framework)


Finance and Controlling, Marketing and Market Research, Organizational and Human Resources Management, Accounting, Strategic Management and Export


Research methodology and scientific work, IT and management


International economy in the German-French context, quality and project management with a focus on international cooperation (incl. practical projects)


International Law, Legal Environment


  • In the 4th semester
  • Registration is at Mainz University of Applied Sciences
  • Advisors can be chosen from both universities


Stays abroad

In the first and second semesters, German students are obliged to spend their studies at the Université de Lorraine in Metz, as well as the internship phase in a French or French-speaking company, and for French students the internship phase in a German or German-speaking company.

In the third and fourth semesters, French students are required to study in Mainz, and German and French students must complete an internship in the respective neighboring country. Alternatively, the internship can also be spent in the home country or third countries if the students can prove that they are proficient in the language of the respective partner country at level C1. The second-year internships have also taken students to Singapore, Canada, Portugal, Spain and other third countries.

Your professional prospects

  •  Language competence + solid economic expertise + intercultural competence + knowledge of the Franco-German business landscape: MFA graduates offer a broad and unique profile on the labor market
  • Interesting career opportunities in German, French or international companies and organisations
  • Qualification for business professions in areas such as marketing, human resources, company organisation, export/import, public relations, international coordination, technical translations in both countries

The master's degree program Master of Arts in Franco-German Management prepares students for management positions in German, French or international companies, associations or organisations. The fields of employment can be in areas such as marketing, human resources, business organisation, export/import, public relations, international coordination and technical translation.

Examples from the field

Graduates of the MFA Master's degree can be found in various positions in international, mostly German-French companies and organisations. The following selection of positions of MFA graduates provides an overview using examples.

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Partner university Université de Lorraine (UL), location Metz, France and the German-French University (DFH)

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List of the sections of the School of Business with further information.

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AStA, StuPa

The most important student representatives of the University

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Examination regulations (only available in German)


Mainz University of Applied Sciences
School of Business
Lucy-Hillebrand-Straße 2
55128 Mainz

Room M2.23

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