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Master in Management

Master of Science (MSc) Double degree possible
Master in Management student of EBS Universitaet
The Master in Management programme focuses on strategic topics as you need strategic foresight to assess complex issues and have a lasting positive impact on your business.
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  • 4 semester | 2 semester
  • 120 ECTS | 60 ECTS
  • 33,780 € total | 27,830 € total
  • Full-time
  • Spring and Fall Term
  • English
  • optional stay abroad
  • Spring Term to 20.01.2025
  • Fall Term to 26.08.2024
  • Campus Rheingau
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Our pledge

This makes the Master in Management special

The future cannot be changed with tables, figures and rules alone. The Master in Management provides intensive training in strategic thinking and  problem-solving skills – all with a global mindset. You will broaden your horizons and develop your personality. Because only personalities who inspire people to change can make a difference in the world of tomorrow.


Knowledge without values has no value.
We know just how important it is, especially in business management, to work with diverse stakeholders, so that empathy and values make the decisive difference. They shape future leaders who drive things forward and enthrall others. We teach our values courage, responsibility, consideration and backbone in our classes and in our Coaching & Leadership Hub.

 

Challenge-based learning.
Throughout your study programme, the EBS didactic concept of challenge-based learning provides insights into working practice. In close cooperation with partner companies, learn about the topics that are essential for future leaders, based on real-life cases. In Real Business Challenges, you develop solutions and ideas, which you then present to the board of managers. In this way, you gain an understanding of the challenges of corporate governance.

 

Focus on you. Personal development and state-of-the-art knowledge.
The trends technology / digitalization and ESG are an integral part of our programme. In addition, you will learn important skills that you will later need in practice as a manager in so-called Professional Development Workshops.


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Harshita Anindya Werneke

Student Recruitment Manager

Perspectives

The first step towards a successful future

With an EBS Master in Management programme, all doors are open to you. Graduates take on leadership positions in a wide variety of areas: be it as a management consultant, business developer, successor in a family business, founder or business partner.

 

Strong corporate partners

More than 200 corporate partners support and accompany students during their time at EBS Universität. These include many well-known DAX-listed corporations and international business law firms. With the help of our partners, we provide an ideal mix of theory and practice.


During the programme, we work together with international industry giants such as P&G, Boss, BMW, Porsche, Beiersdorf, Bertelsmann, Continental, Merck or consultancies such as KPMG or BCG . Our Career Services Centre helps you to make valuable contacts in the business world during your studies.

Today, EBS graduates stand out in particular because with a very good academic background and a strong practical approach, they quickly make a difference in the business world.

Astrid Teckentrup, Chief Executive Officer of Procter & Gamble (DACH) (EBS Alumna)

Success stories

Made by EBS

Once EBS, always EBS.

Our goal to impart knowledge and values has proved successful. This is underpinned by a strong network of over 10,000 alumni, many of whom work in top business positions. The alumni association is always there to support you during and after your studies. As you can see - we are a huge family.
 

Learn more
Niccolò Lapini Alumnus 2018
Niccolò Lapini, Co-Founder and CEO of Bella&Bona (EBS Alumnus)
Almost every course involved a project with a company. I fondly remember the great L'Oréal competition, where we had to design the go-to-market approach for the launch of a new product with a team of three students.
Study programme structure

Master in Management

The degree programme comprises four semesters (120 ECTS) and integrates intensive cooperation with companies into most courses, in which students work on practice-related projects supervised and coached by our faculty members. In the first semester, in addition to the practical Onboarding Project, the strategic, economic and financial foundations are laid in core modules. The second semester offers you the opportunity to specialise in elective modules and to enhance your practical experience through a five-week internship and the Consulting Field Project, in which you work on a practical business challenge in an international team.

 

You can organise the last two semesters entirely according to your needs: Either through a stay abroad at one of our around 200 partner universities (Semester Abroad Track) or through an internship in a company (Practice Track). Non-German speaking students also have the opportunity to stay at EBS and prepare for a career in Germany (German Track). The last part of the programme is dedicated to your final thesis. With an additional semester abroad in the Semester Abroad Track, you also have the option of obtaining a double degree.

With the Accelerated Track, you have the opportunity to shorten the duration of your studies and complete your Master's degree programme in two semesters (60 ECTS). The prerequisite for this is a Bachelor's degree with 240 ECTS credits or, in the case of a degree with fewer than 240 ECTS credits, corresponding professional experience. Further information can be found in the admission requirements.


During your studies, you will acquire key competences for your future job in Professional Development Workshops and will be prepared for a career as a leadership personality through individual coaching from the EBS Coaching & Leadership Hub. In addition, you will have the opportunity to further develop your international language skills through foreign language courses at the EBS Language Centre.

Study Content

This is what you learn in the Master in Management programme

The study programme is divided into different units. The basic modules prepare you for your future project activities and you develop your leadership skills systematically. In the elective modules, you will deal with the essential issues of executive management. Project work with real-life cases will allow you to consolidate your newly acquired expertise and grow as a leader.


Core modules:

 

Strategic management

  • EBS Master Onboarding Project: Strategic entrepreneurship
  • Competitive strategy
  • Transformative technologies

 

Managerial accounting, finance and economics

  • Financial analysis, managerial accounting - Strategy analytics
  • Strategic interaction in markets
  • Contracts, incentives and compensation

 

Managing people, operations and society

  • Learning to lead - Introduction to leadership concepts
  • Operation and technology management
  • Business and society / Sustainable strategy

 


Elective modules:

 

Corporate and contemporary international strategy for the digital age

  • Contemporary international strategy
  • Digital strategy and platforms
  • Corporate and international strategy
  • Alliances, M&A, ecosystems

 

Strategy and organisations

  • Controlling modern organisational work
  • Cognitive biases, choices, and strategy
  • Motivating employees in organisations

 

Managing innovations

  • Founder’s skillset
  • Tools of technology and innovation management
  • Venture financing

 

Sustainable business strategy

  • Strategy and impact for the SDGs
  • Applied strategies for sustainable development
  • Environmental strategies and value creation

 

Marketing management

  • Digital communication, social media & transformation
  • Omnichannel strategy / Sales
  • Marketing in the context of ESG

 


Professional and future skills workshops:

  • Management methods for a digital world
  • Problem solving
  • Applied qualitative interviewing
  • Diversity management

 


Consulting field project:

  • Consulting field study


Every person is different. Numerous ways to do a Master's degree at EBS.

We have designed the Master's programmes to be flexible. Depending on your level of knowledge, skills and goals, you can take the path in your studies that best suits you and your life circumstances.


Semester Abroad Track (120 ECTS)

With the Semester Abroad Track, you gain experience abroad and prepare yourself for an international career. This track comprises the first two semesters at EBS, the third semester abroad at one of our 200 partner universities and concludes in the fourth semester with your thesis.


Practice Track (120 ECTS)

Have you already gained sufficient experience abroad? Then the Practice Track offers you the chance to focus on your practical experience. This track comprises the first two semesters at EBS, one semester for internships and one semester for your thesis. The long and intensive internships can be completed either in the third or fourth semester. The remaining semester is dedicated to your thesis, which may be assigned by a company.

 

German Track (120 ECTS)

The German Track is an option developed exclusively for non-German speaking students. In addition to the regular lectures in English, students receive curricular courses in German language and culture and stay at EBS in Germany instead of going abroad in the third semester. This enables you to improve your career prospects in Germany. In the fourth semester you complete the programme with your thesis.

 

Accelerated Track (60 ECTS)

Accelerate your career. The Accelerated Track gives you the opportunity to shorten the duration of your studies to two semesters. The prerequisite for this track is a Bachelor's degree with 240 ECTS or corresponding professional experience for a degree with less than 240 ECTS. Further information can be found in the admission requirements.

 

Dual Degree
In addition to your degree at EBS Universität, you can obtain a second international degree (MBA or Master). Extend your studies abroad at one of our partner universities by one semester in the Semester Abroad Track and receive a double degree. This will give you more specialised knowledge in a broader international context and increase your international market value.



The Master in Management places a strong focus on practice. The Consulting Field Project in particular offers students the opportunity to apply their specialist knowledge in a business cooperation. Below you will find three examples of Consulting Field Projects from recent years:

 

The WÜRTH Group is the global market leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of assembly and fastening materials and achieved a turnover of 20.4 billion euros in 2023. As a traditional and equally innovative family business, WÜRTH is not only an important player in the global industry, but also a long-term employer for its more than 87,000 employees. In the face of constant change in the retail sector and advancing digitalisation, WÜRTH is also faced with the challenge of meeting the requirements of an omnichannel business model and maximising the strategic use of big data. The focus here is on the individual customer: Each customer has their WÜRTH. In this context, a practical workshop was organised with MBA students from EBS Universität in cooperation with WÜRTH on the topic of "Omnichannel and Big Data". The students had the opportunity to put their theoretical knowledge of marketing, sales, and big data directly into practice. They were in close dialogue with WÜRTH employees, who led the workshop on-site and presented their practical problem to the MBA students. In front of an expert WÜRTH jury, the students presented their findings on key topics such as measuring project success in an omnichannel organisation, the important role of customer touchpoints in the omnichannel context, the evolutionary adaptation of the sales role in the face of artificial intelligence and effective change management in the context of big data system implementations for omnichannel applications. This close collaboration between EBS Universität and WÜRTH enabled students to not only gain valuable insights into current business trends but also to gain practical experience that will prepare them for their future careers.

 

KUKA Robotics is a leading global provider of robotics solutions, developing innovative robots and automation technologies for various industries including automotive, aerospace, and logistics. With an annual revenue of approximately $3.5 billion, KUKA Robotics continues to push the boundaries of robotics technology and automation systems worldwide. As part of a practical case study, the students worked in small groups to develop future-oriented use cases and customer journeys for the innovative KUKA cobots. This takes place within a few weeks with the close support of experienced Kuka professionals and iterative coaching sessions with EBS professors and lecturers. The students presented their results to the practice partners and then received qualified feedback on their proposed solutions. The winning team visited Kuka on site in Augsburg.

 

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is a renowned global consulting and auditing firm, assisting companies in areas such as tax advisory, auditing, management consulting, and technology to achieve their business objectives and tackle challenges. With an annual revenue exceeding $42 billion, PwC is recognized for its expertise in providing comprehensive business solutions and strategic guidance to clients across diverse sectors. […] PwC is a popular employer for EBS graduates and the practical project enables students to gain an early insight into the company and establish potential contacts.



Experience top-class expert lectures and a strong practical orientation. In addition to interactive lectures, there is an emphasis on case studies and real-world projects, so the degree programme reflects cutting-edge management practices. In addition, close collaboration with industry leaders and practitioners is encouraged to equip students with the skills, competencies and mindsets required in today's global economy.



Turning managers into leaders.

In addition to the professional training, we support your personal development with the study module "Learning to Lead" already in the curriculum. Furthermore, the topic of leadership is important to us in the development of students, especially in practical terms:

 

  • Leading yourself
    An accompanying coaching programme on personal development provided by certified coaches.
  • Leading Teams
    You work together in international teams during the courses.
  • Leading Organisations
    In a real context, you will work on a business project. Learn about the challenges in a real environment and develop suitable solutions.


Many possibilities. One language.
At EBS Universität you will study at an international level and in an international environment. That's why all lectures and events are, of course, held in English.


It could hardly be more international.

International professors and lecturers, study groups with high diversity or an integrated stay abroad are without question the best preparation for a career in international top management.

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Get to know the lecturers

EBS Universität is one of the leading business universities in Germany, but we are not satisfied with that:

our professors aim to make the faculty of business administration a leading management-focused business school in Europe. In the Master's programme, professors with many years of practical experience as well as internationally renowned researchers teach. They all work together to shape leaders for the future.

 

Our faculty is supported by members of the adjunct faculty. You will be taught by experts who hold top positions in business or are active in leading companies. These includes e.g:

  • Dr. Kjell Gruner, CEO Nordamerika (Porsche)
  • Prof. Dr. Florian Drinhausen, former board member Deutsche Bank
Lecturers at EBS Business School

Accreditations

Studying with distinction

Characteristics and skills

Your profile

For a successful career as a manager in a leadership position, you need broad business management knowledge and a strong personality. Good insight into human nature and leadership qualities are just as important as interdisciplinary thinking or a very good mathematical mindset.


If you have the following qualities and skills, nothing stands in your way of successfully completing your Master studies:

  • Soft skills including communication, teamwork or negotiation skills
  • Sense of responsibility and the courage to find creative solutions to problems
  • Very good knowledge of English, as our courses are held in English

Master in Management student of EBS Universitaet
Selection process

Admission requirements and application

The Business Management Master degree at EBS Universität trains future managers who shape and drive the economy. This process begins by finding the right people for our management study programme.


EBS Universität conducts a holistic selection process. We assess the above minimum scores in the context of your overall profile, professional experience and background. There are no application deadlines at EBS; however, early application is particularly recommended for international candidates and scholarship seekers. Start your application by submitting the following documents on our application platform:

  • A bachelor’s degree and transcripts in any field of study with at least 180 ECTS or an equivalent recognised qualification.
    Accelerated Track (60 ECTS):
    A bachelor’s degree and transcripts with at least 240 ECTS or an equivalent recognised qualification. Bachelor's degrees with 180 or 210 ECTS can be considered for the Accelerated Track if they have at least 12 or 6 months of professional experience (full-time) after the Bachelor's degree programme. This work experience must be related to the content of the intended degree programme and must have been completed by the start of the degree programme at the latest.
     
  • English language certificate (TOEFL® iBT/MyBest TOEFL: minimum 95; IELTS: 7; Duolingo English Test: minimum 125 or an equivalent certificate). Upon proof, if you have completed an undergraduate degree in English, are a native speaker, or have worked for at least 2 years in an English-speaking country, no certificate is required. All candidates interested in the Semester Abroad Track of the programme need to present a valid TOEFL® or IELTS score due to regulations pertaining to our partner universities.
     
  • A valid GMAT (either classic or new Focus edition - scores will be based on GMAC's percentile tables), GRE, Business Admissions Test (BAT), EBSgrad Test, Common Admissions Test (CAT).


In the interview, we evaluate your motivation and social skills. The decision factors are performance and learning motivation, as well as communication skills and willingness to act in a socially responsible manner, in addition to your own initiative and drive.

After the selection interview, you can expect to hear back from us with a final decision within one week.


Tuition fees and funding

An investment in your future

We focus on the quality of teaching. EBS Universität stands for one of the best management education programmes in the entire German-speaking world. You need to plan the following investment for the Master in Management at EBS:

Total tuition fees:
Semester Abroad, Practice or German Track: 33,780 euros
Accelerated Track: 27,830 euros

Early enrolment bonus:
Reduction of tuition fees by a total of 3,000 euros
- for enrolment by 31th July for the spring term of the following year
- for enrolment by 28th February for the fall term of the same year

We try to enable all excellent applicants to study - regardless of their economic situation. Your performance, motivation and personality are decisive here. There is a wide range of options for financing a study programme. In many cases, it makes sense to combine various options. Take a look at the possibilities of scholarships and student funding. Here, you can find out which option is best for you.

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