MBA - Master in Business Administration

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? With an MBA programme at the EBS you benefit from a well-balanced mix of theory, practice and international experience at an outstanding faculty. You will acquire the ideal qualifications for a successful career in international management.

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

  • Entire study course in English
  • Possibility of professional specialisation
  • Optional semester abroad
  • Intensive language training
  • Small study groups with individual coaching
  • Strong corporate network
  • Studying in Germany with all the locational advantages of the Rhine-Main region
  • Excellent job-chances and above-average entry salary


Deadlines for applications do not exist here.
Every applicant gets an individual appointment for his 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).


Start of fall term:
31 August 2020

Start of spring term:
18 January 2021

Application recommendation for non-EU applicants with visa requirements
Spring term 2021: End of September

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.


No. 10 in Germany

World University Rankings: Business & Management Studies 2020

Top tier in business administration and law

CHE Ranking
2020 / 2021

Global // Tier one

CEO Magazine
Global MBA Rankings 2020

Top 25 performing universities in student mobility

2019 Top Performers

No. 5 in Germany

Global MBA Rankings 2019

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

Best Masters Ranking Top 2019 - MBA full time

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


The time to gain and deepen experience is getting progressively shorter, as well as the time to grow into new positions. Therefore, an MBA programme is the ideal enhancement to an existing degree with professional experience. This way you can sharpen your leadership qualities and deepen your specialist knowledge.

As a participant in the MBA programme at EBS you will experience an ideal integration of theory and practice. The study programme provides you with state-of-the-art management know-how as well as economic expertise at a high scientific level. This is supported by a regular exchange with companies through excursions, case studies, expert workshops and guest lectures.

Internationality is also an important aspect of your MBA studies. This reflects in various ways in the campus life: be it English as the course language, the constantly increasing number of international teachers, the number of international students, the intensive language training, or the possibility to spend one or several semesters abroad.

If you would like particularly to get a foothold in the German market, we will support you with intensive language training and special training courses in which you will get to know the German culture and working habits.

Programme structure


The MBA programme at EBS Universität offers you three attractive study paths, all tailored to your individual needs and career goals. All three tracks are tightly connected in the core curriculum - this way we support the academic, professional and cultural exchange with other students.

MBA: 16-month programme that prepares you with profound business knowledge, leadership skills and intercultural experience for a leading position in a short period of time.

**MBA plus: **20-month programme that enables you to specialise in your chosen field of study and offers excellent job opportunities in the German market. Available specialisations are Management, Real Estate, Finance and Automotive Management. Alternatively, the 3rd semester can be spent abroad in order to enhance your intercultural skills.

Optional double degree: 24-month programme that allows you to gain an additional international degree, such as an MBA or a specialised Master. Extend your studies and gain experience in an international context to gain a broader range of job opportunities on the global market.



The following areas are in focus during your MBA studies:

Business Administration & Management
The world is in a state of radical change. Digitalisation, mechanisation and globalisation are driving disruptive changes in the economy and society. The future seems more unpredictable today than just a few years ago. We will optimally prepare you for the new status quo. The MBA programme teaches you how to use these opportunities for yourself. You will learn to design, pursue and continuously improve future strategies. You will understand how tomorrow’s business models must be thought and developed. And you will recognize how established companies can remain successful in a time of rapid change. The MBA programme provides you with everything you need for a career in a highly dynamic environment.

Leadership Development
The ongoing development of your personality is an important element of the MBA programme. Your studies include: negotiation skills, strategies in communication and conflict solving, as well as techniques in presentation and moderation. Furthermore, you will learn critical reflection and the transmission of what you have learned, responsible leadership behaviour and sustainable management. We teach you the true meaning of responsible leadership and how to deal correctly with far-reaching processes of change. We will also help you develop your social skills.

Career Development
At EBS Universität we guarantee an excellent personal support, direct communication with professors and lecturers, as well as strong support in your personal career planning. We mediate connections to companies such as Accenture, Siemens, BMW, Bosch Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, L’Oréal, Audi, P&G, PWC and others. Events with outstanding guest speakers from the worlds of business and politics will inspire you for your own career after your MBA studies.

Language & Culture
We teach language courses in Chinese, English, French and Spanish. In these courses you will immerse into the respective everyday and professional world, acquire fluent language skills and learn about cultural characteristics. For those who want to gain a foothold in the German job market, we offer the possibility to get to know the German culture and working methods. This is done through various training courses and intensive language training. An advanced knowledge of the German language is necessary for this. Students who start the MBA programme with a level of A2 or higher can reach B2/C1 after three semesters.

The goal of the MBA programme is to equip you with profound business knowledge, provide you with intercultural competence and problem-solving skills and prepare you ideally for management and leadership tasks.

Campus life

Student life on campus

Life on EBS campus is diverse, international and characterized by the great 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 that is also felt 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. Only a few kilometres downriver, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley with Loreley and Drosselgasse can be found. 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.

Studying business at EBS Universität

Your study experience and success are important to us. In order 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


After your studies, you will have many open options - from founding a start-up to changing your industry or function to new executive roles.

Many graduates of the EBS Universität are managers on the executive suite today. Our network of alumni doesn’t just provide a lookout of your possibilities after graduating – you can also use it for your personal career progression.

More than 200 partner companies support and accompany the way of the students at the EBS Universität. Among them are many prestigious Dax-corporations and economic law offices. Together with our partners we perfectly mesh theory and practice in the right mixture.

Most of our graduates receive their first job offer already during their studies or at last three months after graduating (82 %). The prestigious degree of the EBS Universität also clearly distinguishes in wages: The starting salary of our MBA graduates averages 84.000 € (Employment Report 2017)

Study abroad


EBS Universität is among Germanys 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 foreign 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. In addition, we offer you support in all administrative processes, from certificates to accommodation.

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



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.


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 3 years of practical experience
  • English language certificate (TOEFL, IELTS)
  • Valid GMAT or GRE- Valid GMAT or GRE with good quantitative results (or participation in our internal EBSgrad test).

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


As part of our application process, we examine the performance and study ability of each applicant. We take a lot of time and 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 own initiative.

In a concluding discussion with you we define expectations and clarify last details and questions about your studies. You’ll also receive a feedback on where you can improve to get the best possible output of the programme.

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. This provides planning security – for all parties involved. In case that you’ll be accepted, we are excited to welcome you on our campus at the beginn of the semester. You find the dates in the overview at the top of the page.

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. Take a look at our scholarships and student finance options to find out which offer suits you best.

Programme benefits


At the EBS Universität you won’t experience an ordinary business administration programme. We set a high standard and cultivate leaders and top performers.

  • Repeatedly honoured: The EBS Universität regularly ranks top tier in university rankings (e.g. top tier in CEO Global MBA Ranking, 2019).

  • Higher salary: The starting salary of our MBA graduates averages 84.000 € (Employment Report 2017).

  • Strongly in demand: Most students receive their first job offer during their studies, or at the latest 3 months after graduation (Employment Report 2017).

  • Easier access into management level: We arrange contacts to companies such as Accenture, BCG, BMW, Danone, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, L’Oréal, Morgan Stanley, P&G, PWC and others.

  • Highly intensive support: Small groups, high practical relevance, skills development, individual coaching – we support you the best way possible!

  • Semester abroad and double degree: You’ll either spent a semester or half of your study-time at one of our first-class partner universities.

  • The whole programme is in English: The programme at the EBS Universität meets international standards, in an internationally imprinted environment. That’s why all classes and events are of course in English.


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