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Master in Business Administration (MBA)

The global economy is constantly evolving, offering you at the same time a wide range of opportunities! It’s up to you to take the next step in your career, which will be decisive in your professional development over the years to come.

Get a head start: Gain competitive advantage by acquiring a truly comprehensive education sought by international recruiters. Be prepared to meet the global management challenges of the future. Our MBA is designed to provide you with a skill set to successfully cope with today’s increasingly dynamic, cross-cultural, and cross-functional business landscape to stay ahead of the pack.

Learn on the job while off the job: Our problem-based learning approach allows you directly apply what you learn in class as you tackle cases and real-life projects individually or in groups. Understand the complexity of organizations from different perspectives and the far-ranging impact of your decisions while working on real business projects.

Study from the best: Enjoy learning from our reputable faculty with their excellent professional experience, obtained either on the job or in consulting projects with industry. Listen to distinguished guest speakers from the corporate world and get inspired by the Young Global Leaders from the World Economic Forum.

Choose from 3 Tracks: Pick a 12 months Accelerated Track MBA if you have extensive professional experience and an advanced academic degree, a 16 months Gateway to Germany Track that prepares you for employment in Germany, or a 16 months International Track that concentrates on an international management qualification.

Benefit from our business network and alumni: Our contacts to over 200 international organizations and our alumni network will provide you with an excellent career platform. Top recruiters make frequent visits to our school to offer our MBA students exclusive networking and recruiting opportunities.

Give your personal development a boost: While undertaking an MBA you may face complex choices and changes. Your aspirations and expectations might alter. Take advantage of our individual coaching to help you reflect, understand and master your personal and professional challenges.

Shore up your career aspirations: Right from the start our Career Services Centre helps you to achieve your career goals with career assessment, training for job interviews, career development strategy, on-campus recruitment, and exclusive job offers.

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Business Development Manager

Master and MBA Programmes

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Teaching general management skills and transferring these skills into practice is just one of the most important parts of our MBA programme. Further managerial competencies such as leading a corporation honestly and responsibly, guiding and motivating teams, organizing different objectives and goals and being committed to corporate social responsibility and ethical values are also vital. Good business leaders know the importance of corporate social responsibility.

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Programme Structure

Programme structure

  • Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Study Duration: Gateway to Germany Track and International Track 18 months, Accelerated Track 12 months
  • Language: English
  • Start: September and January
  • ECTS: Gateway to Germany Track and International Track 120, Accelerated Track 75
  • Major field of study Management
  • Double Degree Option: At EBS, it is also possible to earn another international degree, such as an MBA or a specialized Master’s degree, inaddition to your EBS qualification by partaking in an extra semester abroad. It is a great opportunity to get more expertise in a wider international context and open up a broader range of career opportunities on the global job market.

Taking your individual needs and career paths into consideration, the EBS Full-time MBA offers you three excellent track options:

  • International Track: 18 months programme including an integrated study experience abroad at one of our international partner universities
  • Gateway to Germany Track: 18 months programme that prepares international students for a career in the German corporate world
  • Accelerated Track: 12 months programme for students with extensive work experience

Obtain an MBA degree that enables you to meet the challenges of the future to ensure stability in a rapidly changing environment. Develop the management skills, you need to leave a lasting positive impact in the world through your actions as a manager. Learn how to manage successfully and responsibly, taking different functions, cultures, levels, and organizations into consideration.

Studienprogrammübersicht - MBA (Vollzeit)

Core modules (for all tracks)

  • Business Analytics & Research Methods
  • Responsible Leadership
  • Strategic Management
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing
  • Risk Management
  • Finance
  • Managerial Economics, Micro & Macro
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship

International Track - To gain international experience

The International Track is designed to provide you with extensive exposure to the complexities of a global business environment and equip you with the managerial tools needed to operate in a geographically dispersed setting. Additionally, you will collect first-hand international experience by spending your third term abroad at one of our top-ranked partner universities. To provide International Track students with the necessary knowledge and skills, the core curriculum is complemented with a specialist module in International Management (Semester 1) and two additional specialist electives in areas that are of particular interest to you (semester 2).

Gateway to Germany Track - For students who aim at a professional head start in Germany

The Gateway to Germany Track includes mandatory language and intercultural training courses that enable you to earn a certificate in advanced German parallel to earning your MBA degree. The German language courses are an integral component of your studies: For a future career in Germany an advanced level of at least B2 is required according to the CERF (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Students entering the programme at level A2 or higher, have the potential to attain level B2/C1 after three semesters; while those with minimal or basic German knowledge are required to attend additional intensive German courses during the summer.

Accelerated Track - For a quick return to the workforce

An 8 months cutting edge and hands-on core curriculum ensures that your management education meets top international standards. You will study together with our students from the International Track and Gateway to Germany Track to allow you maximum exposure to professional and cultural interaction. The core curriculum provides you with a solid foundation of managerial and leadership knowledge. Strategic skills, intercultural competencies, managing in turbulent times, leading responsibly and adapting successfully to a rapidly changing business environment are an essential part of the curriculum. Improving your soft skills will be of great importance to sharpen your professional profile. Master communication and conflict resolution, presentation and facilitation, power and politics in organizations, and negotiation management to qualify for the next step in your career.

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Requirements & Application

Admissions requirements

To be considered for admission to the MBA programme, we expect you to:

  • hold an undergraduate degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree
  • be fluent in English (IELTS or TOEFL)
  • have completed the GMAT/GRE
  • have 3 years work experience (225 ECTS for Accelerated Track or enough work experience)

In addition, you should be able to demonstrate:

  • an above-average level of motivation to handle the demanding workload and a willingness to contribute to the programme
  • a portfolio of diverse experience combined with strong interpersonal skills and a high level of professionalism

Admissions procedure

Your complete application should comprise the following:

  • Detailed CV/Résumé
  • Copy of academic degree(s)
  • Copy of academic transcript(s)
  • Copy of professional qualification(s)
  • GMAT/GRE score or EBSGRAD (internal admissions test)
  • English proficiency results (TOEFL/IELTS score)
  • Letter of Motivation

If you fulfill the formal entry requirements, we will invite you to our assessment interview. Appointments for the EBS MBA assessment interview are scheduled individually. It will be held on campus or via telephone conference depending on the availability of the applicant.

Costs & Financing

Fees & Financing

First-class education in a private institution

The quality of teaching is our focus: The EBS represents one of the best management trainings throughout the German-speaking world . As a private university we fund us to a great extent from tuition fees.

  • Admissions process 100 Euro , with additional 50 Euros for the internal English test and/or 150 Euros for the internal EBSgrad (GMAT aquivalent) test.

  • International Track: 33,500 Euros
  • Gateway to Germany Track: 33,500 Euros
  • Accelerated Track: 23,500 Euros

Motivation and performance are your drive

We try to allow excellent candidates access to our studies, regardless of their economic situation. Decisive factors here are performance, motivation and personality. The selection of funding of studies is diverse and often a combination of the different options is useful. Take a look at our study finance overview and find out which offer best suits you.

  • Scholarships - financial and / or non-material support, no repayment, no interest

The EBS herself, but also independent foundations offer scholarships in different style and performance.

  • Education Fund - Financial and moral support, if necessary, repayment including interest rates, repayment starts only after graduation

The former club of the EBS EBS Alumni supports students of EBS through a separate education fund.

  • Financing - Financial support by financial institutions, repayment including interest rates, repayment generally starts after signing the contract

A traditional financing from banks or financial institutions may be a good option to finance studies completely or in parts. The KfW Student Loan or the financing model of the Nassauische Sparkasse, for example.

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Jens Schünemann
Jens Schünemann

Business Development Manager

Master and MBA Programmes

Admissions process

Katherine Ronquillo
Katherine Ronquillo

Admissions Manager

Master & MBA Programmes

Programme Management

Antje Siehl
Antje Siehl, M.A.

Programme Manager

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