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Pre-Bachelor International Business - Preparatory Program In English / Mathematics / Business Studies

Start your student life with the Pre-Bachelor study program! This foundation course, which runs from September to December enables you to improve your mathematics and English skills and acquire initial business knowledge. It is the perfect preparation for studying in English and finishes with the Duolingo test. Afterwards, you can start the Bachelor International Business in February. By enrolling on the Pre-Bachelor program, you can secure your place at MBS even with an average school-leaving grade.

Pass the Duolingo test: The Pre-Bachelor program prepares you perfectly for the Duolingo test, which you need for your bachelor's studies, with English language courses and English as the language of instruction. The test is included and takes place at the end of the program.

Settle in: During the Pre-Bachelor study program, you will meet new friends who are in the same situation as you. Together, you will have enough time to find your feet in Germany and at MBS, get to know the culture and settle in. 

Experience internationality: On the Pre-Bachelor program, you will study alongside people from many different countries. You will familiarize with an international (learning) environment and acquire intercultural competencies.

Fit for the Future

Studying at Munich Business School marks the beginning of a new phase of life and a new stage in your education. The Pre-Bachelor program supports you through this process: In one semester, from September to December, you will expand your English and mathematics skills, gain initial insights into business topics, acquire helpful learning strategies for university study, make new friends and learn to work in international teams. It's the ideal way to make a successful start to your business studies!

After the Pre-Bachelor program, you will start directly with the bachelor's program in International Business in February and obtain your Bachelor of Arts degree after a total of four years of study.

Course contents

Structure & Contents

The English-language Pre-Bachelor study program is a compact preparatory semester from September to December. It consists of mathematics, English and introductory business courses. You will also learn methods and strategies for efficient learning as well as time management and self-management. Throughout the program, you will prepare for the Duolingo test, which you take at the end of the program. Students with no knowledge of German also take a beginner's course in German as a foreign language.

Course overview:

  • Business Basics
  • Business Communication
  • Intensive Course Math
  • University Success Strategies
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Critical Thinking and Media Literacy
  • Duolingo Preparation Course and Duolingo Test
  • German For Beginners
  • MBS Outreach Project or Business Simulation
  • Internal MBS events such as guest lectures, career events etc.

After completing the Pre-Bachelor study program, you can move straight onto your Bachelor International Business studies from February. 


Admission Requirements

The Pre-Bachelor study program requires a university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Fachhochschulreife, Matura, IB Diploma, A-levels, etc.) as well as good English language skills. Proof of English language skills at least at B2 level is sufficient for the application.

Application Process

You apply for the Pre-Bachelor study program in combination with the Bachelor International Business program. The two-step admission process consists of a written application, which you submit either via our online form or by email, and an online interview via Microsoft Teams.

More about the application process

What Pre-Bachelor's students say about the program

Nico Rinner
Nico Rinner

The Pre-Bachelor program was good preparation to bring my English up to an academic level.

It also gave me a perfect insight into the bachelor's program and the university. In addition, I found the Pre-Bachelor program a great opportunity to get to know some of my future fellow students ahead of time. This made group work and forming group easier in the first semesters of the bachelor's program.

Minh Thi Le

The Pre-Bachelor program really helped me get into the daily routine of studying.

I was also able to learn how things work in Germany from a business and university perspective.

Elias Scholz
Elias Scholz

The Pre-Bachelor program was definitely a good experience. I had just moved to Munich, so it helped me feel at home in the city and meet new people.

In addition, the program gave me a good taste of business studies at MBS. I think a lot of high school graduates don't know what to expect in their studies and the Pre-Bachelor program helped me to understand what the next three years at MBS would be like. After completing it, I was looking forward to the bachelor's program!

Gabriela Pardo
Gabriela Pardo

The courses on the Pre-Bachelor program adressed how to work academically, which benefited me later on my bachelor's program.

Overall, the knowledge I gained from the Pre-Bachelor study program helped me a lot. Another advantage was that I got to know many interesting people during the preparation program, who later became my fellow students in the bachelor's program.

Maximilian Leierseder
Maximilian Leierseder

The entire content is applicable to the Bachelor's studies and is taught in a condensed form by extremely competent and dedicated lecturers.

I can highly recommend the Pre-Bachelor program. Especially if you already have work experience and want to refresh your school knowledge for academic work at university level.

Ruseediah Abdullah
Ruseediah Abdullah

This program was a great foundation for my start of studies. MBS is an international university with small study groups. Here, the students are the focus and that's what I really enjoy.

I chose the Pre-Bachelor to get back into learning because I had worked for a couple of years prior to my studies. It also helped me make good friends right away and to find my way in a new country.


Pre-Bachelor tuition fees
5,970 Euro
Bachelor IB tuition fees
41,790 Euro
Application processing fee
60 Euro
Enrolment fee (EU/EFTA)
690 Euro
Enrolment fee (International Students)
1,490 Euro

The Pre-Bachelor program at Munich Business School offers a good introduction to studying – no matter whether you want to refresh your language or mathematics skills, find out ifbusiness is the right field of studies for you, or if it's your first time living away frome and you're looking to transition smoothly into this new phase of life. In this interview, Academic Director Prof. Dr. Christopher Weilage provides insights into the program's structure and content. Gabriela Pardo, a graduate of the Pre-Bachelor program now working working towards her bachelor’s degree at MBS, shares her experiences.


Get to know our bachelor program.

‌ Info Session
01 August 2024
Bachelor Online Info Session (German), August 1, 2024 Meet us online and get to know our Bachelor program. learn more
‌ Info Session
13 August 2024
Bachelor Online Info Session (English), August 13, 2024 Meet us online and get to know our Bachelor program. learn more

Would you like to find out more?

Studienberater MBS: Christine Heber, M.A.
Program Advisor, Bachelor International Business Christine Heber, M.A. +49 (0)89 547678-272
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