Headergrafik - MBA // Scholarship

Master in Business Administration (MBA)

The global economy is in constant flux, offering you numerous career opportunities. You would like to develop further, improve your spectrum of opportunities and are ready to take the next step in your career?

At a glance

  • Degree: Master in Business Administration (MBA)
  • Double degree: it is possible to extend your studies for another semester at one of our partner universities upon individual evaluation
  • Focus:
    · MBA: Management
    · MBA plus: Management, Finance, Automotive Management, Real Estate or semester abroad
  • Start: Fall and spring term
  • Study duration:
    · MBA: 16 months
    · MBA plus: 20 months
    each as full time study model
  • Achievable ECTS:
    · MBA: 90 credits
    · MBA plus: 120 credits
  • Investment:
    · MBA: 23,500 euro
    · MBA plus: 33,500 euro
  • Language: English

Studying at EBS

  • English language studies
  • Dual degree option
  • Possibility of professional specialisation
  • Intensive language training
  • Individual coaching
  • Outstanding corporate network


We are looking for the best and will award 5 x MBA performance scholarships to European applicants! Valid for spring term 2020.
More information!

Learn more: Scholarships and financing


Open Day:

Start of spring term 2020:

Start of fall term 2020:

4 April 2020

Good to know

Since we have an ongoing admission procedure, we recommend to apply early in order to ensure a study place in time.

Arrange an individual selection interview!

Application deadline for spring term 2020
· for Non-EU applicants: 30.09.2019
· for EU applicants: 08.12.2019

Your personal contact
Markus Herzger
Student Recruitment Manager Master and MBA Programmes
+ 49 611 7102 1593
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Top 25 performing universities in student mobility

2019 Top Performers

Global // Tier one

CEO Magazine
Global MBA Rankings 2019

No. 2 in Germany and No. 25 in Western Europe

Best Masters Ranking Top 2019 - MBA full time

No. 7 // Germany’s best universities // business administration

University Ranking 2018

No. 1

University Ranking 2017 - Business Studies Universities in Germany

Superior Research & Employability

Global 250 Business Schools Report 2017 - Full-time MBA

No. 54

Financial Times
European Business School Ranking 2016

Accreditations and partner

The study programmme

Study in line with your plans: Decide on the curriculum that best fits your professional and academic career path and objectives.

  • MBA - 16 months for fast career advancement
  • MBA plus - 20 months with specialisation for expert knowledge or study abroad for intercultural competences

Gain a foothold in the German job market: intensive language learning and the opportunity to become thoroughly acquainted with German culture and working methods during your study programme - the MBAplus introduces you to new career perspectives in Germany.

Refine your profile for the job market: by selecting certain modules you will become a spcialist in your chosen field and attain specialisation in Management, Automotive Management, Finance or Real Estate.

You study at one of the top business schools worldwide: According to the QS TopMBA Ranking, the EBS ranked 2nd of the top business schools in Germany in 2014 and is under the top 3 European business schools in U-Multirank.

You gain access to an extensive business network: during your studies you already profit from our network of highly attractive corporate partners. We establish contact with companies such as Accenture, Siemens, BMW, Bosch Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, L’Oréal, Audi, P&G, PWC and others. Additionally, you gain access to the EBS Alumni network with approximately 3,400 members in more than 30 countries.

You acquire practical know-how with real added value: during your studies you can directly apply the knowledge you have gained in case studies and specific real-life projects - either individually or in small groups. Thus, you deepen your understanding of complexity in organisations and learn to assess the far-reaching impact of your decisions from various perspectives.

Benefit from personal supervision and an inspiring environment: at the EBS Universität we guarantee close personal supervision, direct exchange with professors and lecturers, as well as intensive support in planning your personal career. Events with outstanding guest speakers from business and politics provide inspiration for your own career.

As graduate of the EBS you will draw profit from an above-average starting salary: You benefit from an EBS study programme from the very day you graduate. The average starting salary of our MBA graduates is 83,000 euro. (Employment Report 2016).

With our study programme, you are a very attractive proposition in the job market: 81% of our graduates receive their first job offer during their studies or at the latest 3 months after graduation (Employment Report 2016).

Programme structure

The MBA programme at EBS Universität offers you three attractive study tracks, in keeping with your individual needs and career wishes:

  • MBA: 16-month programme, preparing you within a very short time for a leadership position, with sound business administration know-how, leadership skills and intercultural experience.
  • MBA plus: 20-month programme, offering you the opportunity to specialise in your chosen field and, additionally, providing you with excellent prospects in the German job market. Alternatively, the third semester can also be spent abroad in order to expand intercultural competences.
  • Double degree option: 24-month programme, that allows you to gain an additional international degree, such as an MBA or a specialised Master’s degree. Extend your studies and gain experience in an international context to broaden your career prospects in the global job market.

Expertise for responsible leaders

With the EBS full-time MBA you gain an outstanding qualification to master the diverse challenges of international markets and to impact the business world both positively and sustainably by your responsible actions. Enhance your skills and learn to incorporate various functions, cultures, hierarchies and corporate correlations into your decisions as responsible manager.

The sixteen- or twenty-month programme is divided into various modules and concentrates on the following areas:

Business Administration // Leadership & Personal Development // Management // Strategy // Language & Culture //

Credits are earned in the form of case studies, project work and written examinations. The Master thesis is usually written after the 2nd semester, in the MBA plus Programme after the 3rd semester.

Our aim is to equip you with sound business administration expertise, intercultural and problem-solving skills in order to fully prepare you for management and leadership assignments.

Communication and conflict management strategies, presentation and moderation skills as well as successful negotiations are integral elements of your study programm. You learn what responsible leadership means, how to approach far-reaching change processes correctly and further develop your social skills.


Optimal preparation // Harvard Preparation Courses

Prior to beginning your study programme at the EBS Universität, you complete the Harvard Business School online courses in Finance, Financial Accounting and Mathematics for Management.
The Harvard Business School preparatory courses provide a comprehensive introduction to the individual fields of business administration and give you the sound knowledge grounding you require for the subsequent MBA study programme at the EBS.

The compulsory modules then follow in September at the EBS, enabling you to gain and consolidate your specialist knowledge of business administration and economics.

Compulsory modules in the 1st and 2nd semester:

  • Business Analytics & Research Methods
  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Managerial Economics
  • Responsible Leadership
  • Operations Management
  • Financial & Managerial Accounting
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Consulting Field Study

Specialisation - making your profile more distinctive

If you decide for the MBA plus course, you have the choice of various specialisation opportunities in the 3rd semester at EBS. Four elective modules can be taken in various combinations. If you select your combination from the same subject area you gain an additional “specialisation” in Finance, Real Estate, Management or Automotive Management.

Experience abroad to enhance your skills

An alternative to the specialisation option is the opportunity to spend the 3rd semester abroad at one of our prestigious partner universities and, additionally, to gain valuable international experience.

Leadership & Personal Development

A key component of the curriculum is the subject leadership skills and personal development. The study programme supports you in further developing these areas, substantiated by real-life case studies.

  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Self-Leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Presentation & Facilitation
  • Communication & Conflict Resolution
  • Project Management
  • Team effectiveness
  • Power & Politics in Organizations

Language & Culture // Your „Gateway to Germany“

Business fluency in foreign languages, awareness of and dealing with cultural differences, learning to appreciate alternative working methods. These are just some of the many intercultural skills you need to master in order to climb to the very top of the career ladder. We offer you optimal conditions with intensive language courses, intercultural training and an international study environment.

The MBA plus offers compulsory courses in German and intercultural training which you attend alongside your MBA Programme with the aim to gain an advanced certificate in German to make you fit for the German job market. For a future career in Germany it is necessary to achieve an advanced level in German: B2 or C1, in accordance with the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). For students beginning the MBA programme at level A2 or higher, it is possible to reach B2/C1 after three semesters.

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Top students are welcome - Your way to us

Studying at EBS Universität makes considerable demands on your mathematical and linguistic knowledge, your logical-analytical intellectual capacity, your willingness to learn, motivation as well as your personality. Our students require sound knowledge in all key segments of business administration, good communication skills, the ability to deliver good work under pressure as well as the willingness to change their sphere of activity. Whether you are admitted as a student at EBS Universität depends on a successful selection process.

Admission requirements

In order to be accepted for the selection process at EBS Universität, please submit the following documents to us:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 180 ECTS, or an equivalently recognised degree
  • Proof of three years of professional experience
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent). Trainings and the completion of the test are also possible at the EBS Language Center. Applicants whose native language is English or who have an English language school leaving certificate are not required to provide a proof
  • Valid GMAT or GRE with good quantitative results or participation in our internal EBSgrad test. Trainings and the completion of the test are also possible at the EBS Language Center

If all requirements are fulfilled after a detailed evaluation, you will receive an invitation to an individual selection interview.

Recognising potential - the MBA selection day

The interview consists of a 50-minute verbal interview, during which specially trained interviewers from practice and science will assess your motivation, social and communication skills.

The decision

The selection process is both exhausting and exciting. We are aware of this and take the pressure off our applicants by communicating the results as soon as possible. This provides an early planning security - for all involved. A study place offer can also be converted into a study place reservation for the following year upon application.

Tuition Fees

First-class education in a private institution

The quality of teaching is our focus: EBS Universität represents one of the best management programmes throughout the German-speaking world. As a private university we finance ourselves to a large extent from tuition fees.

  • MBA: 23,500 euro
  • MBA plus: 33,500 euro

Motivation and performance are your drive

We try to make it possible for excellent applicants - to get access to our studies - regardless of their economic situation. Decisive factors are your performance, motivation and personality. The choice of financing options for a study programme is diverse and often a combination of the various options can be useful. Take a look at our scholarships and student finance options and find out which offer suits you best.

We are looking for the best and will award 5 x MBA performance scholarships to European applicants! Valid for spring term 2020. More information!

We will be happy to advise you. Please contact us!


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.

Max Mustermann
Professor Dr. Max Urchs
Head Chair of Philosophy of Science