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MBA General Management Full-Time
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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:
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 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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
This module is only offered until fall 2023.
In today's data-driven business world, the ability to analyze data and derive valuable insights from it is critical. The module “Data Analytics” will provide you with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to effectively analyze data and turn it into business decisions.
This module will be offered starting in Spring 2024.
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
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
During the final thesis you can work on one of the following project types:
Boost your "Flagship Courses" with an online course and a Certificate of Participation from the Harvard Professional Development Programs (PDP). For each of your "Flagship Courses" you can optionally add an online course as an MBA student. The course selection is updated every semester and is specially adapted to the contents of the "Flagship Courses". In this way, participants can optimally complement and deepen their knowledge acquired at MBS and enrich it with additional perspectives.
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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.
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:
„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
Munich is the perfect location for your MBA studies. The city is home to a host of German multinationals including BMW, Allianz and Siemens, as well as global tech giants like Microsoft, Google and Intel. Plus, the city has a flourishing start-up scene, with a growing number of start-ups settling in Munich. These are prime reasons to choose Munich Business School and study for your MBA in Munich! The teaching staff on the MBA in General Management at Munich Business School are directly involved in the Munich business scene and possess years of experience in leadership positions at the city’s major corporations, medium-sized enterprises and start-ups. They bring their expertise to bear in their teaching, which makes the MBA program a highly relevant and practice-oriented degree. Teaching staff, alumni and collaborations with various companies will help you develop a strong network that will undoubtedly benefit your future career. You will also have the chance to engage directly with industry experts at any number of careers events, guest talks and practice projects with Munich-based and international firms – an ideal way to explore potential career opportunities. After completing the MBA in General Management, there will be nothing to stop you taking big strides forward in your career – and Munich Business School is certainly the best choice for your MBA in Munich!
There are many other reasons to choose an MBA in Munich. For one thing, Munich is the undisputed number one in the ranking of Germany’s most livable cities. The Bavarian state capital offers an impressively wide range of cultural, leisure and sports activities, a high level of urban safety, security and infrastructure, and enjoys an enviable geographical location surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes at the heart of Europe.
You can benefit from all of this by studying for an MBS and choosing the MBA in General Management at MBS. MBA and Munich – it’s the perfect fit!
An MBA at Munich Business School lives up to the standards of mainstream MBA program – and offers much more besides. In terms of its content, our MBA in General Management is based on several pillars. The flagship courses Responsible Leadership, Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Global Management examine business-related topics with reference to the university’s values of being innovative, responsible and open-minded. This makes the MBA program at Munich Business School a unique study experience. Students also acquire extensive management expertise in the Expert Business Knowledge courses. The MBA in General Management program is rounded off by three weeks dedicated to specific topics, giving you the chance to explore areas that might be new to you, gain new insights and collaborate intensively with your peers. However, that doesn’t mean that our MBA program at MBS doesn’t also focus on soft skills, networking and international experience. MBS is exceptionally well connected in the business world, which enables our students to take part in practical projects with real-world companies, while recruitment events provide plenty of opportunities to expand your professional network. You will also benefit from one-to-one careers advice and personal coaching. The university is a member of the EMBA Consortium, so students and graduates of the MBA in General Management have the opportunity to spend a week at an international business school – including in Japan, Italy or the USA – and forge links with MBA students around the world.
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Our MBA Alumni
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 2021 and their willingness to adjust their careers in order to make the next step.
MBA General Management in Numbers
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.
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You must present proof that you have successfully completed a recognized degree in any subject.
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.
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.
English Language Tests
You must present proof of your command of the English language by passing one of the following test procedures.
Note: If the test is also used to apply for a visa, please check the requirements of the respective embassy in advance.
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.
The English proficiency test can be waived by the following candidates:
We accept applications all year round. However, we recommend that you apply as early as possible, as the number of places is limited.
Applicants from Vietnam, China and India should allow an extra month to apply for the relevant visas.
When submitting your application, you must provide the following mandatory documents for your application to be considered:
* 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.
The following application deadlines exist for the two start dates in March and September:
September 2023 study start:
March 2024 study start:
+++ Early Bird Special! If you apply by December 15, 2023 for the Spring-Intake 2024, you will receive a 2,000 Euro discount on the first semester rate!+++
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 can attend the personal interview at Munich Business School with the Admissions Manager and the Academic Program Director. If you cannot attend a personal interview, you will be interviewed via video conference.
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.
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:
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 up to EUR 4,000 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".
The quality of teaching and the training of sought-after professionals and managers is the focus at Munich Business School. By studying at MBS, you are making an investment in your future. This amounts to 32,000 euros. You can comfortably pay the tuition fees in two semesters or 12 monthly installments.
Depending on which partner university you would like to spend your semester abroad at or if you would like to do a dual degree, additional costs may apply.
In accordance with our university values, we are willing to offer first-class and motivated applicants a study place at Munich Business School - regardless of their economic background. There are many ways to finance your studies - scholarships, BAföG, education funds, etc. Get an overview of our scholarships as well as the 100% student funding with our partner Brain Capital and find the model that suits you best.Detailed information can be found here.