MBA
General Management
Full-time

Master of Business Administration – MBA Full-time

Acquiring valuable knowledge and growing academically as well as personally in a reasonable period of time? If these are part of your priorities, the MBA General Management program at Munich Business School is the place to be. The full-time program MBA General Management is tailored to the needs of future international executives who are committed to upgrade their knowledge of business economics and further develop their leadership skills.

Your MBA Studies at MBS

Student Life: Did you know that only 50% of learning happens in the classroom? The other 50% happens before and after classes: when you and your peers prepare class material, exchange views, and engage in critical discourse. With 50% students coming from abroad, you are challenged to work in diverse teams, discover new perspectives and question your thinking.

Personal Support: An appointment with your professor? Anytime! You learn in small, interactive courses with only around 30 students. With a 4:1 student to faculty ratio, you are in direct and continuous exchange with your lecturers and receive exceptional, personalized and flexible learning support.

OUR EDUCATION IS VALUED

We are #1 among recruiters:
We are #1 among recruiters:

Employers value our commitment to pragmatic and applied learning: 

we are repeatedly a preferred choice to recuit from among all private universities of applied sciences in Germany (Wirtschafts Woche University Ranking, 2021).

We are #1 among students:
We are #1 among students:

Our students rate their lecturers’ sound professional knowledge, motivation and helpfulness as the highest among all private universities of applied sciences in Germany (Trendence Graduate Barometer, 2020).

We are #1 among students:
We are #1 among students:

MBS also sits at the top of the rankings when it comes to students' ratings of the support they received at the start of their studies (CHE University Ranking, 2020).

We are among the Global Top 25:
We are among the Global Top 25:

When it comes to student mobility, we also have an exceptionally large international student body compared to other universities.

We also offer a wide variety of opportunities for students to complete part of their studies abroad (U-Multirank University Ranking, 2020).

Key Facts
MBA General Management Full-Time

Program Start
March or September
Language
English
Duration
12 months
Format
Full-time
Tuition Fee
32,000 Euro
Scholarships
Up to 6,000 EUR scholarship possible
Final Degree
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Course of Studies

In the MBA full-time program, you will have the opportunity to take some of the courses together with students of the part-time program. Studying in a truly diverse environment will allow you to extend your professional network to executives who study alongside their regular jobs. For the perfect start, each semester begins with a six-day kick-off week during which you can attend courses, participate in networking events and work on projects. 

Flagship Courses

The “MBS Flagship” courses Responsible Leadership, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and Global Management will focus on business administration topics, which are based on the values of Munich Business School and make the MBA General Management a unique study program.

Responsible Leadership (6 ECTS)

Given the challenges that our society and our planet are facing, it is essential that managers understand the topic of responsible leadership in all its various dimensions.

In this course you will:

  • learn to understand the key developments around leadership, value creation and effectiveness as well as ethical and unethical leadership
  • analyze your own leadership skills and how to align them with the need for leadership in dynamically changing organizations
  • learn to promote the key principles of responsible leadership and culture in organizations

 

Global Management (6 ECTS)

We live in a world characterized by the global movement of goods and financial transactions. For leaders, globalization brings many opportunities, but also many challenges. This course explores the key areas that a modern leader must be aware of and actively manage from a global perspective.

On successful completion of this course, you will:

  • have gained a comprehensive understanding of the key challenges of owning, operating and managing a business in a global context
  • have analyzed and learned best-case company examples and benchmarks in global management and leadership
  • have learned to use key tools to optimize business in a multinational environment as well as best practices for analyzing globalization challenges
  • have learned how interdisciplinary collaboration and cross-cultural and interpersonal relationships impact the process and implementation of international strategies and decision-making

On top of that you will have the opportunity to spend one week at one of our 10 international partner business schools from the EMBA Consortium, for example in Italy, USA, Japan, UK or Brazil.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship (6 ECTS)

In the competitive world that we live in, innovative ideas are what separate a successful company from the rest. This course covers all aspects to enable managers at all levels of the corporation to proactively address the challenges necessary to be innovative and entrepreneurial. An entrepreneurial perspective is also appropriate for addressing opportunities in large or small businesses, social ventures, and personal lives.

In this course you will:

  • learn about different types of innovation and how organizations can cultivate and leverage an innovative and entrepreneurial culture
  • learn how to critically think through cases, apply concepts, design an approach to implementation, and pitch desk and present your idea
Elective Module - Online Course from the Harvard Division of Continuing Education (HDCE)

Boost your "Flagship Courses" with an online course + a Certificate of Participation from the Harvard Division of Continuing Education (HDCE).

For each of your "Flagship Courses" you can optionally add an online course as an MBA student. For example, the following courses are recommended from the current program:

  • Leadership: "Becoming a Leader: Developing your Style and Making Sound Decisions"; 3 days, start on November 8.
  • Entrepreneurship: "The Consultant's Toolkit"; 4 days, start on October 12
  • Global Management: "Strategic Sales Management"; 4 days, start on September 28

Expert Business Knowledge

In the “Expert Business Knowledge” courses, you will acquire comprehensive management expertise. In the course of your MBA studies, you will also take two elective courses, whereby you will decide on one course per semester (“Business in Germany” or “Global Supply Chain Management” / “Management in Emerging Markets” or “Business Law”) to solidify your knowledge in these areas.

Accounting for Management Decisions (6 ECTS)

Challenging business issues arise from time to time and changes in the market environment require companies to adapt quickly and tune their business accordingly. This requires careful analysis of available financial information and active management of inventory, production, marketing, employees and customers in addition to careful financial management.

In this 6 day module course, you will learn:

  • the main differences between financial and managerial accounting
  • to understand the role of ethics in the accounting process
  • how transactions are recorded in a double-entry accounting system
  • the components of a financial statement and the common types of assets and liabilities on a balance sheet and selected valuation rules
  • to prepare a cash flow statement, use common financial ratios in analyzing financial statements, analyze cost drivers, make pricing decisions based on cost analysis, and allocate costs
Strategic Marketing (6 ECTS)

The course introduces MBA students to a set of core topics to develop a broad understanding of the basic marketing concepts, theories and applications to be successful managers in today's globally competitive business world.

In this course you will learn all about the importance and meaning of marketing management to various stakeholders across functions and levels as well as how to:

  • develop a marketing strategy built on segmentation, marketing and positioning
  • to apply market-focused management across a broad and deep portfolio of tools
  • how to adapt marketing to innovative products and services
  • how to inform prototyping marketing decisions based on segmentation, targeting, and positioning
Financial Management (6 ECTS)

The course covers current best practices in financial analysis and planning through the application of financial concepts. In addition, the course also introduces the topic of sustainable finance.

In this course you will learn:

  • how to use a framework, concepts and tools to analyze financial decisions based on basic principles of modern applied finance theory
  • to understand and interpret the framework of international financial management and the relationships and structure of P&L, Balance Sheet and CASH
  • to calculate, evaluate and, if necessary, challenge various financing and investment alternatives
  • to analyze companies, compare investments and engage in in-depth discussions about the unique challenges facing international companies
  • how to weigh whether or not to buy a company and evaluate this from different perspectives
  • to analyze key international financial management issues in a team for at least one multinational, publicly traded company and make recommendations regarding financial stability and prospects as an investment
Personal Development (3 ECTS)

This course gives participants the opportunity to get clarity about themselves: their personality traits, their values, needs and beliefs - to get a complete picture of their personality. The course will guide you through different aspects of your personality and help you identify the direction you want to give to your career. During the course, the students analyze and receive feedback on the past, the present, and the future.

Topics covered are key people and role models, believes, values, personality types, motivation and needs, career drivers and purpose.

In this course you will:

  • analyze the different aspects of your personality
  • learn all about the different tools for personal development
  • design your personal development plan

Electives

Business in Germany (3 ECTS)

This course is designed to help international managers understand the intricacies of a German work environment. The course covers not only political aspects, but also legal aspects that need to be considered if working in a German setting.

Through this course you will:

  • gain a basic knowledge of the German culture
  • learn all about how Germany is intertwined with the European Union
  • gain a sound and scientific understanding of current developments in the German society
  • learn about different perspectives on controversial economic issues in Germany
Global Supply Chain Management (3 ECTS)

This course explores all the challenges, but also opportunities, associated with the developments related to global supply chains and covers topics such as issues and opportunities of globalization and new world economy, strategic operations management, international logistics infrastructure development and total quality management.

In this course you will:

  • learn about the organizational processes and methods used to create and deliver goods and services
  • learn to understand the changing value chain approach prevalent in today's manufacturing and service organizations
  • acquire detailed knowledge on how to efficiently and effectively plan, implement, and control the supply chain
  • analyze the various stages of development of the supply chain management and logistics function
  • evaluate the challenges that supply chain and logistics managers face on a daily basis
Management in Emerging Markets (3 ECTS)

The goal of the course is to give you a solid knowledge base in relation to some of the most vibrant and economically flourishing regions of the world. In order to achieve this aim, the course is divided into three interrelated modules which are distinguished by country and regional focus. Module 1 focuses on markets in Latin America, module 2 on India and module 3 on China.

In this course you will:

  • get an introduction into the business culture, politics, society and economy of the countries mentioned above
  • learn the framework of international management understanding
  • analyze key issues in international management and their particular application in China, India and Latin America
  • learn to apply management tools and knowledge to work more effectively and efficiently in an international context
  • learn about key success factors, do's and dont's
Business Law ( 3 ECTS)

The course covers various legal aspects of business transactions and provides an overview of commercial, corporate, labor, tax and international law.

This course will help you to:

  • understand the most important activities in business law with a focus on specific knowledge for executives
  • learn about the existing legal structures in Germany
  • learn about the legal processes by which laws are made
  • learn all about current business law issues as they arise in the business world

Foreign Languages (optional)

German A 1.1 I (3 ECTS)

Through this course you will reach the first half of level A 1.1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

In this course you will learn how to

  • formulate short texts with short and simple sentences
  • formulate sentences for everyday situations, e.g. simple messages, notes, postcards
  • engage in simple conversations, ask and answer questions about everyday situations and familiar topics
  • learn to describe physical ailments and ask for advice

 

German A 1.1. II (3 ECTS)

Through this course you will reach the second half of level A 1.2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

In this course you will learn how to

  • understand simple words, conversations and sentences
  • talk about yourself, familiar people and topics
  • ask questions and give orders

 

Master Thesis

Master Thesis

During the final thesis you can work on one of the following project types:

  • Individual research project: A study of a practical business problem, preferably in conjunction with an external company or organization.
  • Entrepreneurial Business Plan: A comprehensive business plan for the establishment and start-up phase of a new enterprise/initiative, developed by one to three students.
  • Group consulting project: A project performed by a group of three or four students working with an external company/organization on an agreed strategy or management problem. It is expected that the project results in practical, implementable recommendations to the organization providing the project.

 

3 WEEKS FULL OF INTENSIVE COLLABORATION AND NEW INSIGHTS

Welcome Week
Welcome Week

The Welcome Week is a great kick-off to the MBA General Management.

You will not only get to know your fellow students at teambuilding events, but also deepen your knowledge and
gain interesting insights during intercultural and career training session as well as a project management workshop.

Start-up Week
Start-up Week

The Start-up Week is part of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship flagship course and gives you the opportunity to work on your entrepreneurial skills.

During the MBA Start-up Week you will get an introduction into design thinking and lean-startup methodologies, develop your own idea by doing a design sprint, get to know founders, start-ups and new work.

Business Simulation Week
Business Simulation Week

The Business Simulation Week is part of the course Accounting for Management Decisions and is delivered in two components.

The first is a two day accounting bootcamp where the learning is fast and intensive. Following the bootcamp is an innovative and powerful learning experience called C-Suite Life that runs for four days. During these days MBA students take on key roles in a struggling organisation and are tasked with returning the business to profitability and growth.

EMBA WEEK

A special highlight of the MBA General Management program at MBS is the International EMBA Week. As part of the flagship course Global Management you will have the opportunity to spend one week at one of our ten international partner business schools from the EMBA Consortium, for example in Italy, USA, Japan, UK or Brazil. The visit will enable you to meet real-life examples of global market leaders and get an exposure to global decision-making processes in the form of discussions with notable guest speakers understand and capitalize on the value of cultural heritage as a driver for economic and social growth.

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Executive Education Offer

You can use the Executive-Education offers of Munich Business School during your MBA General Management studies in order to diversify and advance your personal development. This will give you the chance to acquire important “future skills” in an exclusive atmosphere. Seminars and courses from the university’s executive education area are available for a variety of industrial sectors and topics. A certificate is issued to each participant. These offers range from one day seminars to courses of several days in length that treat topics of relevance in practice such as “Digital Transformation”, “Strategy” and “Innovation & Entrepreneurship” which you will be able to implement day by day during and after your studies:

Facts & Figures:
Our MBA Alumni

have received a job promotion after obtaining the MBA Degree 72% have received a salary increase in the last two years 72% work in senior or upper management positions after the MBA 52%

Employment Report MBA Graduating Class of 2020

The MBA General Management is a unique experience that fundamentally fosters our student's business and management knowledge, supports them in developing and enhancing their executive and leadership skills, and provides them with the opportunity to establish a strong professional network – but also challenges them to explore uncharted territory and discover new perspectives.

As part of our comprehensive approach, we aim to support our students in their personal development towards becoming a responsible business leader in possession of essential soft skills, a broad cultural understanding, and a strong personality.

The figures in our "Employment Report" give a good overview of the successes of our MBA Class of 2020 and their willingness to adjust their careers in order to make the next step.

Our MBA Alumni

Sergey Semenov, MBA student
Sergey Semenov, MBA student

From the executive chair back to the university

After years of professional experience, Sergey Semenov has ventured out of the executive chair back to university and is completing an MBA degree at MBS as well as the Digital Business Management course from the Executive Education division.

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Jiaojiao Zhao, MBA alumna
Jiaojiao Zhao, MBA alumna

Excellent Research

Jiaojiao Zhao created an outstanding piece of research with her master's thesis, so it was included as the first contribution in the working paper series "MBS Outstanding Thesis".

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Maximilian Pütz, MBA alumnus
Maximilian Pütz, MBA alumnus

From MBA to Start-Up Founder

During his MBA studies from 2016 to 2018 at MBS, Maximilian Pütz got a taste of entrepreneurial air and finally launched his start-up uptea in September 2020, which specializes in the production of sustainable highly caffeinated teas as a healthier alternative to coffee and energy drinks.

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Sachin Bansal, MBA alumnus
Sachin Bansal, MBA alumnus

Memories of Former MBS Times

Sachin Bansal originally comes from India and is one of the early MBA graduates. Between 2011 and 2013, he completed his MBA part-time at MBS while working - as he still does today - at the BMW Group.

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Sergey Semenov, MBA student

From the executive chair back to the university

Sergey, why did you choose Munich Business School for your further education? What were your main motives?

There were several reasons why I chose exactly MBS. First of all, studying business in Russia did not seem like a reasonable option to me, as I had already studied in Russia from 2004-2006. I worked in the local economy for a long time, but I always wanted to try something new, to think outside the box. Germany is a European country with a strong economy and Munich has always appealed to me. Before making my final decision, I did a little research. I found some people who had already studied at MBS and I asked them for their opinion. They gave me extremely positive feedback about MBS, so I no longer had any doubts about where I would study.

You study the MBA General Management full-time. In your opinion, what characterizes the MBA program at Munich Business School? What have been the greatest insights you have gained from the program so far, and which components do you enjoy the most?

First of all, I would like to say that studying at MBS exceeds my expectations. Since I already completed an MBA program at Lomonosov Moscow State University, I can compare both study programs. In Russia, the focus is mainly on acquiring theoretical knowledge. In contrast, MBS places great emphasis on practice-oriented skills and soft skills. I like that because that is exactly what I was missing. The fact that we do much more group work here than in Russia is another positive difference. Intercultural communication also plays an important role for me. Furthermore, I appreciate that students have the opportunity to attend numerous lectures by guest lecturers in addition to the main courses. This broadens my horizon a lot.

Learn more about Sergey’s story on MBS Insights.

Jiaojiao Zhao, MBA alumna

Excellent Research

The title of your thesis is „Bottom-up Portfolio Construction of Public Return Factors: Application to European Private Equity Fund Benchmarking“. Could you tell us a bit more on what the work actually is about and how you tackled the topic? Judging from the title, it seems to be something quite complex?

Briefly speaking, this work is about applying a newly popularised asset pricing model – the q-factor model – to evaluate the performance of private equity funds. I implemented a bottom-up portfolio construction solution to a broad European stock sample and computed the four risk factors of this asset pricing model. These risk factors are then used to estimate the abnormal return and risk exposure of the European buyout funds and venture capital funds. Yes, it’s a very specific and complex topic in finance.

What does it mean to you that your thesis is the first contribution in the new working paper series? Would you recommend it to other students and why?

Well, it’s the recognition from my professor and the university for my hard work. I’m really honored to be the first one. To be honest, I’ve never imaged myself publishing any paper in Europe. I was simply enjoying the research and trying to finalize the thesis as best as I can.  Yes, I would definitely recommend it to other students because getting the master’s thesis published is an awesome accomplishment. And this new series can be a good motivation for students to do some deep research and submit more high-quality theses.

Read more about Jiaojiao's story and the "MBS Outstanding Thesis" series on MBS Insights.

Maximilian Pütz, MBA alumnus

From MBA to Start-Up Founder

Dear Maximilian, after graduating from school, you studied computer science in your Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. Why did you decide to do an MBA after some time in your professional life and why did you choose the program at Munich Business School? In your opinion, what are the characteristics of the MBA program at MBS?

Already during my bachelor’s degree, I noticed that pure computer science was too technology-heavy for me, which is why I focused on medical computer science during my master’s degree, because I find the combination of IT and medicine incredibly exciting and important for the future. After all, health is the greatest good of mankind. However, during my first work stations, I realized that I would like to further my education. Coupled with the desire to gain a foothold in a management position in the medium term, I had a look around at the pool of diverse options. What I liked most about Munich Business School was the international approach. Fellow students from different nations with very diverse professional backgrounds, international weeks at Bocconi University in Milan or SMU in Singapore, and a program that, from my point of view, is very well structured, made the MBA program at MBS an attractive choice for me. It was important for me to gain knowledge in various business areas in addition to my technical background, but also to develop management and leadership skills. I felt that the fact that very many lecturers at MBS are not purely based in academics, but come directly from the practice of large companies to impart their knowledge was great and very instructive.

How did you come to found a company? Did your MBA studies inspire you to do so and awaken the founding spirit in you?

Yes, MBS has laid important foundations for my entrepreneurship in many places. A large number of courses imparted important knowledge that I can now apply in practice. MBS Professor Dr. Marc-Michael Bergfeld and his entrepreneurship courses certainly played a major role in tickling the entrepreneurial spirit out of me. The idea for uptea actually developed at MBS, but it had to lie fallow for a while and mature, since founding a start-up while working is not that easy and takes a lot of time. But in my opinion, if you are really convinced and taken with an idea, you have to take action at some point.

Discover more about Maximilian’s story and uptea on MBS Insights.

Sachin Bansal, MBA alumnus

Memories of Former MBS Times

Dear Sachin, please tell us a bit about your time at MBS. What was your cohort like and what do you remember most fondly?

My MBA class was a motley bunch. We all had different backgrounds, varied international experiences and came from a wide mix of industries. MBS was a truly impactful journey overall from a professional and personal development. In addition to the subject knowledge gained in class, I learned stress management and enhanced my negotiation and collaboration skills. Team building has always been an important part at MBS. On our first day at MBS, my fellow students and I took a cooking class at Kochschule Eisenherz near Munich. That was fun!

And what were the highlights on the academic side? Did you have a favorite course?

Phew, it’s hard for me to decide. The MBS lecturers are all highly qualified and motivated and the learning atmosphere in all my courses was great. The case study discussions, classwork, assignments and presentations brought the best out of me. Highlights, for sure, were the international weeks within the MBA program at SDA Bocconi and Singapore Management University (SMU). A great mix of meetings and networking events with international students and industry experts as well as industrial visits.

Learn more about Sachin’s story on MBS Insights.

CAREER SUPPORT

The world of work is constantly changing. Due to technology many jobs will disappear, while others will grow and new ones, which we haven’t heard of yet, will be created. This means that it is very important that you prepare yourself for the future – and we support you in this endeavor!

Whether you aim to advance in your current field, change your job function or industry, or become a successful entrepreneur, we offer individual and tailor-made support to make you fit for the future:

Career Coaching
Career Coaching

In order to find your own way in an increasingly complex and dynamic business world, it is important to know your values, interests, personality and skills.

 

We offer personalized one-on-one career coaching from certified professionals to identify your VIPS, assess your career goals and design your employment strategy.

Career Workshops & Networking Opportunities
Career Workshops & Networking Opportunities

We offer workshops on how to build your brand and network, how to find a job in Germany, CV and cover letter writing, and interviewing skills.

 

With the help of facilitators, speakers and online tools, we support you in pursuing your career goal. Being successful in landing a job requires a lot of proactivity and networking. MBS provides you with a lot of opportunities to meet and get to know alumni, recruiters, guest speakers, and student clubs.

Business Projects
Business Projects

You get the chance to work on a consulting project for a large corporate, mid-sized company, start-up or non-profit organization from various industries.

 

In a team of 4 to 6 students you will work on a concrete, practice-relevant project over a period of several months. This will give you a better understanding of the internal processes and structures of the company and at the same time give you the opportunity to apply and prove your acquired skills in practice. 

Company Visits and Company Presentations
Company Visits and Company Presentations

Throughout the year, various career and networking events offer you exciting behind-the-scenes insights into a wide variety of companies and let you make your first contacts.

 

Company representatives come to campus to provide information about their company, offer insights or outline current trends in the industry. In addition, we offer company visits where we take you into the companies' offices.

„The outcome of the MBA business project was absolutely outstanding and provided us a huge added value. The students' work was constantly of the highest standard and they impressed us with their powerful growth mindset and professional and structured way of working. We truly enjoyed working with the MBS students and professors and look forward to future projects."

Pia Jenderek, Account Executive, Microsoft Consulting Services

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MBA General Management in Numbers

3
Highlight Weeks

1
EMBA Week

31 Years
Average Age

10
International Partner Universities

7 Years
Average Work Experience

75 %
International Students

45 %
Female Students

Lecturers at the MBA General Management

Prof. Dr. Carsten Rennhak
Prof. Dr. Carsten Rennhak

Lecturer for International Management and Marketing
Professor at Bundeswehr University Munich
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Dr. Franz Sauter
Dr. Franz Sauter

Lecturer for Business in Germany and the European Union
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Prof. Dr. Barbara Scheck
Prof. Dr. Barbara Scheck

Professor for Entrepreneurship
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Prof. Dr. Ellen Schmid
Prof. Dr. Ellen Schmid

Professor for Responsible Leadership
Academic Director Executive Education
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Katrin Vallund
Katrin Vallund

Lecturer for Leadership and Personal Development
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Prof. Dr. Meiko Zeppenfeld
Prof. Dr. Meiko Zeppenfeld

Partner at Breitmoser Tormyn Wechtenbruch Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB
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Application

In order to be admitted to a study program at Munich Business School, you must fulfill academic, linguistic, and professional requirements. The required application documents may be submitted at any time. Since the places are limited, we advise you to apply for your desired study start as early as possible. One thing always applies: the earlier you submit your application, the more likely it is that you will be admitted to the next program start.

Questions? Schedule an appointment right now!

Admission requirements

Academic and Professional Requirements

Academic requirements
You must present proof that you have successfully completed a recognized degree in any subject.

Work experience
You will be required to present evidence of at least two years of pertinent work experience after your first degree. However, there are circumstances under which you can be admitted with a shorter period of practical experience. Please ask your program advisor about this particular matter.

Personal qualities
You should have management and leadership potential, excellent interpersonal and communicative skills and a high degree of personal maturity and motivation. You should also be in a position to contribute to the community’s learning process.

Language Requirements

English Language Tests
You must present proof of your command of the English language by passing one of the following test procedures.

  • TOEFL iBT: minimum score of 85 (min. 22 in the written part and min. 20 for every other skill; MBS TOEFL Institution Code:  5772)
  • IELTS: at least Level 6.5 – Academic Module
  • ELS English for Academic Purposes: Advanced Level 112

Test results can only be accepted if achieved within the last two years. If you are unable to obtain your test results before handing in your MBS application, please advise us of your planned test date.

Exceptions
The English proficiency test can be waived by the following candidates:

  • Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e., High School Diploma, IB)
  • Applicants having completed their first academic degree in English
  • English is the official language in daily business communication in your current position and company (we require a confirmation letter from your employer) for at least 2 years

Application process

Step 1: Written Application

Application documents
When submitting your application, you must provide the following mandatory documents for your application to be considered:

  • Letter of motivation (1-2 pages)
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • A copy of your official academic transcript stating your final grade*
  • Two references of your current or previous employers
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL 85, IELTS 6.5, ELS 112)
  • A copy of your passport details page (the one with the photo)
  • A recent passport size photo
  • Completed application form
  • When applying for a scholarship: personal statement (1 page)

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* Original or certified copies of these documents will need to be provided if you are successful in gaining admission to the program.

Optional supporting materials
You are welcome to supply any additional information that you believe will strengthen your application. Similarly, Munich Business School reserves the right to request any additional information that the Selection Committee believes will assist its admission decision.

Step 2: Application Rounds and Personal Interview

MBS offers several application rounds per year. You select one of these rounds. Here are the next dates:

Round April: Application deadline April 15 with personal interviews in April/May

Round May: Application deadline May 31 with personal interviews in June

Round July: Application deadline July 15 with personal interviews in July/August

Round August: Application deadline August 15 with personal interviews in August/September

The interview will last approximately 30-45 minutes and is intended to help both you as well as MBS to determine whether your profile will match the study program and the class being formed. Of course, this interview will also present you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

If you are from Germany or close enough to travel, you must attend the personal interview at Munich Business School with the Program Advisor and the Academic Program Director. If you cannot attend a personal interview, you will be interviewed via video conference.

Step 3: Study Contract

The Admissions Office informs you about the outcome of the application process within 10 working days. In case of acceptance, Munich Business School will provide you with an acceptance letter as well as two copies of your study contract. One copy needs to be signed and returned within two weeks to secure your spot in the program. The other copy needs to be kept for your own records.

The acceptance to the study program requires an enrollment fee of 690 Euro (EU/EFTA) respectively 1,490 Euro (non-EU) and deposit of 1,000 Euro due upon signing the study contract. The deposit will be deducted from your first tuition fee installment.

Step 4: Student Visa

If you are a non-EU national, you are required to apply for a student visa in order start your studies in Germany. To obtain a visa invitation letter from Munich Business School, please take the following steps:

  1. Hand in your signed study contract and a copy of your passport details page.
  2. Transfer a deposit of 1,000 Euro. This sum will be deducted from the first semester tuition installment.

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Scholarships

We offer three different MBA scholarships, all related to our three core values: globally minded, responsible, and innovative.

MBA Global Thinker Scholarship

Are you globally minded with a cultural awareness to act consciously in an international environment? Please explain what globally minded means to you personally and to what extend it is shaping your professional life.

MBA Responsible Leader Scholarship

Do you act responsibly by incorporating ethical and sustainable considerations into your decisions? Please describe which activities from your personal and professional life are related to responsibility or responsible actions.

MBA Smart Entrepreneur Scholarship

Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset and the ability to create innovative and creative solutions? Please describe in what way entrepreneurship and innovation plays a role in your professional life and tell us more about your personal entrepreneurial skills.

In order to apply for one of our MBA scholarships, please pick one option and answer the corresponding question in a personal statement. Please upload the document within your initial online application for a study place. A subsequent application is not possible.

Due to the limited number of scholarships an early application is recommended. Applicants who convince us of their suitability will be granted EUR 6,000 on the overall tuition fee.

The application for one of the scholarships is made together with the application for a place at university. Further information can be found under "Scholarships and financing".

Tuition
Fees

All fees can be paid by bank transfer or PayPal.

The tuition can be paid in two semester installments or 12 monthly installments. The first one is due at the beginning of your studies. Books, travel and accommodation costs are not included in the tuition.

The application processing fee is not refundable. The enrollment fee is due once the study contract is signed.

Munich Business School offers attractive scholarships. Detailed information can be found here.

Tuition Fees MBA Full-time

Fee per Month
2,666 Euro
Fee per Term
16,000 Euro
Overall Tuition Fee
32,000 Euro

Other Fees

Application Processing Fee
60 Euro
Enrollment fee for EU/EFTA students
690 Euro
Enrollment fee for international students
1,490 Euro

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