The course is specifically designed for professionally-active participants who wish to study part-time. For the most part, attendance of classroom lessons in Mainz is required only at the weekends in order to minimize potential disruption of participants’ professional commitments. The course has a duration of two years and involves the award of 90 ECTS credits. It comprises an induction week, eight modules, a practice-related project report, a period of study abroad, and a graduation thesis. Each module involves six teaching days spread over two consecutive weekends from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon.
The exact course times are Fridays from 14:00 to 19:00, Saturdays from 9:00 to 18:30 and Sundays from 9:00 to 13:30.
The course commences with an induction week during the summer semester. This is followed by modules one to four from April to July. The first semester concludes with a week of study abroad at Warsaw School of Economics. The second semester of the course involves preparation of a practiceoriented project report; this will be undertaken in teams from October to February and reports are to be subsequently presented. Modules five to eight are held from March to June. After all modules have been successfully completed, participants are required to write a concluding master’s thesis. The period allowed for this runs from September to January. At the end of the fourth semester, participants are awarded their certificates in a graduation ceremony at the end of March.
As well the Opening Week as the study week at the partner universities are recognized as “Bildungsurlaub” according to the Rhineland-Palatinate ”Bildungsfreistellungsgesetz”.