EBS students at Campus Schloss in Oestrich-Winkel

Empowering you to shape the future

EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht is one of the leading private business schools in Germany, located both in Wiesbaden and Oestrich-Winkel.

About 2.000 students and doctoral candidates are currently studying and researching at three schools and benefit from a comprehensive network of international partner universities, companies, and alumni.

The EBS Business School, the oldest private university for Business Studies in Germany, has been teaching future leaders with an international perspective since 1971. The EBS Law School, Germany’s most recently founded law school, has since 2011 offered a full-featured, classic law study programme leading to the state examinations with a particular focus on business law and an integrated Master in Business (M.A.). With its professional training programmes, the EBS Executive School provides further education for specialists and executives.

Since July 2016, the EBS Universität has been part of the non-profit foundation SRH, a leading educational and health services provider. Our common goal is to strengthen the EBS Universität as an excellent academic institution and develop the university based on independent research and teaching.


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EBS Universität at a glance

The top address for tomorrow’s managers and lawyers

  • Oldest private business school in Germany, located in Wiesbaden and Oestrich-Winkel, in the Rheingau region
  • The three schools (EBS Business School, EBS Law School and EBS Executive School) have 44 core faculty staff members (senior and junior professors, lecturers and postdoctoral fellows) as well as approximately 30 adjunct and honorary professors from all over the world
  • Inspiring law faculty, with a compelling and unique teaching concept: 3 academic degrees in less than five years
  • Around 2,000 students (Bachelors, first state examination in law, Masters, MBA and Part-time Masters), doctoral candidates and exchange students
  • Studium universale and coaching for all students
  • More than 30 native speakers teach eleven business languages
  • More than 230 partner universities on all continents
  • Over 200 corporate partners, many of which are DAX companies and law firms
  • More than 10,000 alumni with more than 3,400 organised in the EBS Alumni network in over 30 countries

EBS Mission

What does EBS Universität stand for? What is its vision for the future and its goals? Learn more about our strategic orientation, goals, and what makes studying and working at EBS Universität so unique!


  • 1971 Foundation of the European Business School, Germany’s oldest private university for business studies
  • 1987 First further education courses for managerial professionals
  • 1989 State accreditation as an academic institution with university status
  • 2004 As the first academic institution in Germany, the complete changeover to bachelor and master study courses
  • 2007 Begin of the first master degree programmes
  • 2010 Foundation of the second faculty EBS Law School
  • 2011 Award of university status and designation EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht // Begin of the first-degree programme at EBS Law School
  • 2014 First-time ranking in the worldwide Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking: 2014 on No. 14, 2015 on No. 11
  • 2016 EBS Universität becomes part of the SRH Foundation, a non-profit education and healthcare enterprise based in Heidelberg
  • 2017 For the second year in a row, the two best students of the First Juridical Examination come from EBS Law School. The grade rate among all previous graduates is an above-average 67 per cent// EBS Law School receives FIBAA premium seal
  • 2019 Dr Dorothée Hofer becomes Managing Director