Oldest private business school in Germany
Prof. Klaus Evard founded EBS University (former European Business School). His vision:
It was my goal to offer an international education in close cooperation with corporate partners.
An approach that revolutionised the university landscape.
Today, EBS University consists of the Business School, Law School and Executive School. We offer a wide range of study programmes - from Bachelor's and First Law Degree to Master's, MBA, Executive MBA and continuing education programmes. Currently, 2,200 students from all over the world are studying on the campuses in Oestrich-Winkel (Business and Executive School) and Wiesbaden (Law School), 44 professors teach and conduct research, and more than 250 employees look after the institution and our students.
Why study economics today? Or law? Is it the money? Reputation? Power?
Our students see things differently.
The countless challenges in our society and our world call for a new leadership elite. An elite guided by values: by courage, responsibility, consideration and backbone.
We do this with state-of-the-art didactic methods, with a coaching and leadership hub dedicated to strengthening leadership skills and with our teaching approach of Challenge Based Learning - together with many partners from the field. This enables our students to bring out their best and equip themselves to change the world.
Foundation of the European Business School, the oldest private university for business administration in Germany, by Prof. Dr. Klaus Evard
Foundation of the Business Administration Faculty Library
First further education courses for managers
State recognition as a university-level institution with university status
Complete changeover to Bachelor's and Master's study programmes as the first academic university in Germany (Bologna)
Start of the Master's programmes
Foundation of the second faculty, EBS Law School
Awarded university status and thus renamed EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht (EBS University of Business and Law)
First-time placement in the global Financial Times Masters in Management ranking: No. 14 in 2014, No. 11 in 2015
EBS University becomes part of SRH, the Heidelberg-based non-profit education and healthcare company
EBS law students are the best law graduates in the State of Hesse for the fourth time in a row in the First Law Examination, over 60 % since its foundation
Günther H. Oettinger takes office as President, Prof. Martin Boehm is appointed Rector. Together with the current Managing Director, Dr. Dorothée Hofer, they form the management team of EBS University.
Continuation of the campus refurbishment in Oestrich-Winkel that has been underway since 2020: a car-free campus with innovative learning spaces including the latest technology, a new canteen and a fitness studio are to be built.
The powerful leadership trio shapes the future of EBS: Meet Günther H. Oettinger (President), Prof. Dr Martin Böhm (Rector) and Dr Dorothée Hofer (Managing Director).
Only with the support of our alumni, and our partners in teaching, research and business are we able to prepare our students for the future in the best possible way.
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Do you have questions about studying at EBS?
Please use our study counseling form.
Do you have questions about our executive education programmes?
Feel free to contact the EBS Executive School team.
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