EBS FULL-TIME MBA: WHERE MANAGERS TURN INTO LEADERS

Ready for the next challenge? For an intensive, fascinating time in an enriching environment where you will grow both professionally and personally? Then the EBS MBA study programme is the right choice for you! You can look forward to a study programme optimally combining scientific excellence, internationality, practical relevance, and targeted personal development. Benefit from state-of-the-art study content, modern teaching methods, inspiring fellow students, and individual career coaching in the full-time MBA course and upgrade from manager to executive.


At a glance

  • Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Double Degree: possible
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  • Focus:
  • MBA: Management
  • MBA plus: Specialisation in Management, Finance, Automotive Management, Real Estate or semester abroad
  • Start: Fall and spring term
  • Study duration: MBA 16 months, MBA plus 20 months -Type of study: Fulltime
  • 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-speaking study course
  • Practice-related study content and modern teaching methods
  • Small learning groups and intensive exchange with teaching staff and fellow students
  • Targeted personal development
  • Specific career coaching
  • Excellent corporate contacts
  • Outstanding job opportunities and above-average entry-level salary
  • Studying in the beautiful Rheingau district with all the advantages the Rhine-Main region has to offer
  • Optional semester abroad
  • Opportunity to specialize in a particular field

Application

Deadlines for applications do not exist here.
Every applicant gets an individual appointment for a personal application procedure. This means: We look forward to receiving your application at any time!

To start your application, please submit the following documents or proofs to us:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 180 ECTS or an equally acknowledged degree
  • Proof of at least 3 years of practical experience
  • English language certificate (TOEFL iBT, IELTS or equivalent)
  • Valid GMAT or GRE

Coronavirus: Important information

Given the extraordinary circumstances of the Coronavirus, we would also like to inform you of the following options to enable you to apply to EBS Universität for fall term 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation.

Applicants based in countries where the online GMAT and/or GRE options are not available will be reviewed on a case-to-case basis and will instead be offered our internal GMAT substitute (EBSgrad).

Dates

Start of fall term:
30 August 2021

Please apply well in advance considering the visa process duration in your respective country.

Good to know

  • An early application is worthwhile. This will give you enough time to take care of everything necessary until you start your studies, such as applying for a visa or making arrangements with your employer.

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The Study Programmme

IS AN MBA STUDY PROGRAMME RIGHT FOR ME?

There is less and less time to gain and broaden experience and to grow into new positions. Therefore, an MBA study programme best complements an existing degree with work experience. This will allow you to further develop your leadership skills and consolidate your expertise.

You will experience a perfect interaction between theory and practice during your MBA study programme at EBS. The study programme provides you with state-of-the-art management know-how, economic expertise at a high academic level and looks at current future issues such as Big Data, Blockchain or Digital Marketing. This is supported by regular exchanges with companies in the form of field trips, current case studies, expert workshops and guest lectures.

The teaching itself is characterized by application-oriented and modern methods. You will have many opportunities to learn across disciplines (across modules) and grow professionally and personally by working on real case studies.

Programme Structure

YOUR PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

MBA programme participants have the choice between three attractive study programmes.

MBA: 16-month (core) programme that prepares you with in-depth business administration know-how, leadership skills, as well as intercultural experience for a position with a management function.

MBAplus: 20-month study programme that gives you the opportunity to specialise in your chosen field and opens up excellent chances in the German job market. Specialisation options in Management, Real Estate, Finance and Automotive Management. Alternatively, the third semester can also be spent abroad, to enhance your intercultural skills.

MBA Dual Degree: 24-month MBA programme that enables 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, providing you with a broader range of career prospects in the global job market.


Course of studies

Programme structure of full-time MBA at EBS Universität

Curriculum


WELL-EQUIPPED FOR INTERNATIONAL TOP MANAGEMENT

EBS stands for quality, internationality and practice relevance, which is reflected in all MBA programmes. During your studies, you will gain specialist skills, develop leadership abilities and an entrepreneurial spirit, as well as building an inspiring network of like-minded people. It is a challenging mix that trains you to develop further, from top manager to top executive, and prepares you for your future responsibilities.

Personal Development // Soft Skills // Career Development Skills

Personal development is an essential and integral part of the MBA programme. We help you to improve your self-perception, to reflect, to map out your strengths and to learn important soft skills. We teach you what responsible leadership really involves and how to deal correctly with far-reaching changes. Groupwork in various teams, soft skills courses, individual coaching sessions and a practice-related project will enhance your key qualifications.

Leadership

Our primary aim is to train you to be responsible and strong leaders and, for this reason, we dedicate an entire field of study to this topic in our MBA study programme. You will deep-dive into topics such as self-leadership as well as ethics & sustainability.

Business Analytics // Performance Management

Digitisation, mechanisation and globalisation are driving disruptive change in business and society. Of course, topics such as Big Data, Business Analytics and Performance Management play an important role in the EBS full-time MBA programme. In this field of study, you learn not only the key tools and methods of data analysis but also, based on the findings, how to make the right decisions and identify new business opportunities.

Business Activity // Process Management

In-depth knowledge in the fields of Strategic Management, Operations, Supply Chain Management and Marketing are essential to successfully plan and operate corporate processes. We provide you with modern methods and tools to align your actions with long-term success. Simulations and business games complement the theoretical basics in these study modules.

Business Innovation // Transformation // Renewal

Today, the future seems more unpredictable than a few years ago. We provide you with optimum preparation for increasingly unpredictable developments. The MBA study programme teaches you how to react flexibly to these and to make use of them to your own entrepreneurial benefit You will learn to design, pursue, and continuously improve future strategies. You assimilate how tomorrow’s business models must be thought through and developed. And you identify how established businesses can remain successful in fast-changing times.

Language // Culture

We offer language courses in German, Chinese, English, French and Spanish. You take a very close look at the respective everyday and professional worlds, acquire business-fluent language skills and learn about cultural characteristics. The courses can be taken parallel to your actual studies and serve as a basic door opener to the desired job market.

Student Life

Student life on campus

Life on EBS campus is diverse, international and characterised by the outstanding commitment of our students. Due to the small number of students per intake and group, students know each other on campus and experience a family atmosphere is also noticeable beyond the lectures. Our students’ sense of togetherness is extraordinary. The unique EBSpirit is born of our values of commitment, solidarity, thirst for knowledge and reliability. The common goal is to achieve great things, time and time again. And it works: with self-organised congresses, cultural events and much more.


Your study location – Living and learning in the Rheingau

The Rheingau is known worldwide for its Riesling, as are the fortresses, Castles and abbeys along the Rhine. You can find the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley with Loreley and Drosselgasse only a few kilometres downriver. Every year a large number of tourists visit this region, which has so much to offer. Whether gastronomic, sporting or cultural, Oestrich-Winkel in the Rheingau provides plenty of variety for leisure activities.

The EBS campus in Oestrich-Winkel is also home to one of these historic, fascinating buildings in the Rheingau - Schloss Reichartshausen. Close to the Rhine and surrounded by vineyards, teaching and learning take place at this location in a unique environment. In addition to offices for teaching staff and service departments, the castle also houses several lecture rooms and representative event rooms.


Student services at EBS

Your study experience and success are important to us. To make it easier for you to start your studies and to guide you optimally through the study programme, we offer personal support and various services:

Job Opportunities

WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES DO I HAVE AFTER THE MBA PROGRAMME?

After you graduate, there are many options open to you - from starting up your own business to changing your business sector or function to advancing into new management roles. Many graduates of EBS Universität are now working as successful managers in leading positions.

Those who recognise and foster their talents early start their career with crucial advantages. Thus, personality development plays a decisive role during studies. Our coaching service helps you discover your strengths and promotes them. Thanks to our alumni network, you not only have a preview of the opportunities after your graduation - but you can also benefit personally from this network. In addition, 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 – with a double benefit for you: both during and after your studies.

Most graduates receive their first job offer during their studies or at the latest three months after graduation (82 %). The renowned EBS Universität also makes a significant difference as far as salary is concerned: the average starting salary of our MBA graduates is 84,000 euros (Employment Report Executive MBA & MBA 2017).

Study Abroad

WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I STUDY IN GERMANY?

EBS Universität is among Germany’s best universities, especially if you want to study abroad in English. Since our study programmes are held in English, and our degrees have a high international standing, we traditionally attract a lot of international students.

As an abroad student, you may find some peculiarities in the German working world and way of life that are new to you. We support you in the best possible way by putting English-speaking specialists at your side. Besides, we offer you support in all administrative processes, from certificates to accommodation.

  • Administration: forms, applications, certificates
  • Organization: accommodation, infrastructure
  • Personal Networking: student initiatives, joint events
  • Professional Networking: Partner Company Network
  • Sights and excursion destinations in Rheingau and Hesse

Application

HOW DO I APPLY FOR THE MBA PROGRAMME?

The MBA programme at the EBS Universität cultivates leading personalities who help shape the economy and society. That process starts with selecting suitable personalities for our programme.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To start your application, please submit the following documents to us:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 180 ECTS or an equally acknowledged degree
  • Proof of at least three years of practical experience
  • English language certificate (TOEFL, IELTS)
  • Valid GMAT or GRE with good quantitative results (or participation in our internal EBSgrad test).

Please use our online procedure to convey the documents. We will examine them immediately. If you meet our requirements, we will be glad to know you on your individual selection day.


THE MBA SELECTION DAY: YOUR INDIVIDUAL SELECTION INTERVIEW

As part of our application process, we examine the performance and study ability of each applicant. We take the utmost care in this process since we only accept the most suitable applicants.

Due to the current extraordinary situation, we have changed our admission process to a contactless, digital version. You can now pass all components online.

If your application documents meet our admission requirements, we will invite you to an individual 45-minute interview. During this interview, we will check your motivation and social skills. The decisive factors are performance and learning motivation, the social-communicative profile, the willingness to take social responsibility and the applicant’s initiative.

Such a selection procedure is exhausting and exciting at the same time. We know this and relieve our applicants by communicating the results as quickly as possible. It provides planning security – for all parties involved. If you are accepted, we are excited to welcome you to our campus at the beginning of the semester.

Tuition Fees

WHAT ARE THE TUITION FEES?

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

We want to make the programme accessible for any excellent applicant – independent 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. Please take a look at our scholarships and student finance options to find out which offer suits you best.

Programme Benefits

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE STUDY PROGRAMME?

Your MBA study programme at EBS Universität is by no means “ordinary”. We set high standards and train managers and highly motivated top performers.

  • Award-winning: EBS Universität is regularly ranked amongst the top universities (e.g. top group in the CEO Global MBA Ranking, 2019).

  • Higher salary: The average starting salary of our MBA graduates is 84,000 euros (Employment Report Executive MBA & MBA 2017).

  • In demand in business circles: most students receive their first job offer during their studies or at the latest 3 months after graduation (Employment Report 2017).

  • Entry into the business community made easier: more than 200 corporate partners support and accompany students during their time at EBS Universität. We show you how you can use this network to further your career.

  • Particularly intensive support: Small groups, high practical relevance, skills training, individual coaching - we support you in every possible way!

  • It could hardly be more international: professors and lecturers from all over the world, study groups with a high level of diversity or the option of a stay abroad are without question the best preparation for a career in international top management.

  • Outstanding career development: a practice-oriented curriculum, targeted career coaching and an MBA programme in the heart of one of the world’s most successful economies are the best possible requirements for the next step on the career ladder.

Voices

Interested in a first-rate, EU-based MBA education? Then look no further. What we will be rolling out during this excellent study programme can be a game-changer for your career. Our MBA Team and Faculty have designed a unique educational experience that will push you to the forefront of modern management education.

The EBS MBA delivers a learning experience that has been constructed around our mission to enhance your employability. It consists of many personal touchpoints with business leaders, deep dives into solving problems of our partner companies with project-based action learning, a first-hand look at how leading companies transform themselves to be ready for the disruptions that are “around the corner”, and many more.

I am very much looking forward to meeting you in person.

Ulrich Hommel
Professor Ulrich Hommel, Ph.D.
Professor of Corporate Finance & Higher Education Finance

The beautiful campus and surrounding environment in Rheingau caught my eye in the first place. Still, the MBA programme prepared me for total immersion in Europe, both professionally and culturally.

Portrait Tanya Fan
Tanya Fan
EBS alumna // Senior Internal Audit Manager, CFE, PMP

Studying MBA at EBS Universität was a transformative experience. From the very experienced professors, I have gained knowledge and insight into how to manage not only in complex corporate environments but also in start-ups and developing soft skills such as teamwork, negotiation, and public speaking through working on team projects. I particularly appreciate the coaching courses, unique to this university, that helped me reflect on my personality and find the connection between my ability and career.

Portrait Menghuai Zimmerer
Menghuai Zimmerer
EBS alumna // Assistant Vice President of Operational Risk, State Street Coop.

Considering the prior successful reputation and the strong alumni network of EBS Universität, I was pretty keen to join a multi-diverse college like EBS to broaden my knowledge and skillset while transforming myself into a better individual. The EBS full-time MBA gave me good hands-on practical experience in working with my fellow students at different knowledge levels from different cultures and backgrounds, which has helped me develop myself as an individual. Upon completing my MBA, I hope to utilise my educational background, knowledge, and prior work experience to promote my future growth. This, in turn, would help me move my career forward.

Portrait Ralston Lobo
Ralston Lobo
EBS student

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