OHM Professional School: An Award Winning Education Model
Posted: Dec 01, 2019
Education is the backbone of society. Since the advent of the so-called "global era", a number of elements related to society and business have evolved. This state of affairs has generated several opportunities and risks for individuals and organizations at large. Irrespective of the region, the demand for business is on a continuous rise. Addressing the change, OHM Professional School launched the Management Institute in 1998. Over the years, the field was improved to include certified management training, seminars and other postgraduate degree programs.
The programs provided by the school focuses on training and continuing education in business administration and the associated specialist fields for professionals. In November 2002, with the support of Bavarian State government, the management institute of the Nuremberg tech was founded with the aim of providing advanced training with the support. Within the Nuremberg Institute of technology, the management institute works independently. It works with a goal to satisfy the constantly growing demand for qualified advanced training programs geared towards international business, and the increasing service-orientation in the field.
Nuremberg Tech: The second-largest university of applied sciences in Bavaria
Nuremberg Tech is the second-largest university of applied sciences in Bavaria. It has a large potential of corporate contacts, partnerships with other universities and research projects. The university consists of twelve departments in four areas of study – technology, economics, social sciences, and design – offer undergraduate and advanced degree programs. Furthermore, it guarantees further education opportunities or dual-study variants. The international nature of the university is shown by a large number of foreign students.
OHM Professional School was established on 7 October 2016. Since then, the former Management Institute and another institute for technical education, the Verbund Ingenieur Qualifizierung gGmbH, have been functioning under one name. Both these institutions carry more than 20 years of experience in extra-occupational continuing education. All previous study and seminar programs of both institutions are now bundled across disciplines under the new umbrella of the OHM Professional School. As a university for working professionals, the OHM Professional School is the main focal point for part-time academic training at the Nuremberg Institute of Technology.
One of the First in Germany
One of the first in Germany, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs of OHM Professional School provides English based program courses. During the studies, the student acquires professional and practical management skills in international business. With years of experience, the school guarantees an excellent qualification in Business Administration.
The MBA program emphasis is not only the student’s individual personality development but also important core topics like International Marketing, Applied Leadership & Social Competence, Strategic Management and more.
Program Designed for International Professionals
The Master of Business Administration program is designed for all international professionals. The unique features of the program include all the lectures conducted and materials given to the students are in English. Secondly, most of the students applied for the program have an international background. Thirdly, the program offers studies from countries like USA and China. Lastly and the most important of all, the degree is internationally approved. The customized MBA program offers different programs for students with a business background and non-business background.
A Journey of Curious Program Manager
Kerstin Lorentz-Sabisch, Program Manager, MBA General Management of OHM Professional School is the in-charge of English-language study program. Mrs. Kerstin Lorentz Sabisch studied German philology and has been the MBA program manager for many years already. As a sign of curious personality, she uses to ask a lot of questions to all the guests on her vacation. Kerstin first worked with her father who had a medium-sized printing company. She worked for three years, saw the practice of printing, but also made designs. Over time, she realized that she wanted to be more involved with people. Hence, Kerstin started her journey with OHM Professional School.
Ms. Lea Bianca Hummel has a Master degree in business studies and has been the MBA program manager for a year now. Additionally, she is the head of the program "business economics for engineers". Ms. Hummel, herself was a student at the TH Nürnberg. Kerstin supports the thought that as a student studying in a foreign country must learn the language in the host country. Especially students who are perusing their MBA from OHM Professional School learn German. It will help the students to understand the culture better and also get to know more about the country. Kerstin advices students, "Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching." Further, she says, "Bring out the leader in you!"
A Perfect Balance Between the Theoretical Lectures And Practical Orientated
The mission of the OHM Professional School is to provide more than just a theoretical study. In management require both practical experience and soft skills. Therefore, it offers a perfect balance between the theoretical lectures and practical orientated exercises. These will give you the possibility of insight in different professional fields. To provide high-quality practical exercises, we cooperate with companies like Siemens AG, Schwan Stabilo or Fraunhofer IIS.
Positive Response from the Students
Preparing students for the global economy with continuous improvement in the program resulted in many positive responses from them. Vaidehi Rege, an MBA student says, "MBA programs are all about bringing out the leader in you and this program provides you with several opportunities in taking initiatives through group activities, team-building exercises, workshops and specialized leadership-related courses throughout your MBA." Students are happy with the program and service provided by the school. The professors, lecturers, and the office faculty are extremely supportive and approachable, who are student’s first point of contact through in their journey.
Innovating Today for the Better Future
OHM Professional School listens to every ideas and innovation from professors, students, and business partners in order to adapt the current portfolio to the current situation and regularly develop new programs. The curriculum provided by the school is regularly updated from time to time. Digitalization and Sustainability are the new updates currently added to improve the course.
Note to the Students: At OHM Professional School, we focus on the cultivation of creativity, maturation of social and cultural sensibilities, and an increased passion for life, learning and civic engagement.
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