30 Years of Munich Business School
In 2021, Munich Business School celebrates its 30th anniversary. 30 years of teaching and research, during which a lot has happened - from location changes to a renaming to new study programs and much more. The MBS community has also grown during these 30 years, because behind all these facts lies a multitude of people with their very individual stories, all of whom have decided to follow their path with MBS.
We say thank you and invite you to explore the history and values of MBS better and look forward to welcoming you at our anniversary speaker events. Together with experts, we will take a look at current and forward-looking topics in the world of work that are also in focus at MBS - digitalization, innovation, diversity, sustainability, women in leadership, corporate culture, etc.
Keep checking back, there will be exciting news and information about the university's 30th anniversary to discover here throughout the year. Stay tuned!
MBS at Lindwurmhof
Did you know that there was a dance school in the Lindwurmhof above the MBS premises?
The students and lecturers heard the dancers from above through the ceiling - dancing the cha-cha, foxtrot and waltz. Before the exam period, there was extra consultation so that it would not be too loud. Even the shunting of trains at the nearby freight station could often be heard.
Structure of the university management
Did you know, that the university management, which normally includes president, dean and chancellor, consisted of only one person in the early days?
Heinrich Müller and subsequently Jean-Jacques Ferrand were the first directors of the eba from 1991 to 2001.
Internationality of our students
Did you know that the percentage of our international students has increased by 55% since MBS was founded?
When MBS was founded, no international students were enrolled. But in the course of time more and more came, meanwhile MBS records a share of international students of 55%. They come from all over the world: China, India, South America, USA.
Did you know that MBS has been among the top 10 universities in the WirtschaftsWoche university ranking every year for over 10 years?
The WirtschaftsWoche university ranking is carried out annually by the personnel service provider Universum Global. For the ranking, HR managers from companies with ten to thousands of employees are asked which universities they prefer to recruit employees from - and which criteria they pay particular attention to.
Campus on Elsenheimerstrasse
Did you know that the premises in Elsenheimerstrasse initially only extended over the third floor?
Over time, offices and seminar rooms were added on the second and second floors, as well as the lounge on the first floor, so that MBS is now represented on four floors at Elsenheimerstrasse 61.
Number of students
Did you know that the number of students has more than tripled over the years?
In the early years, around 150 students studied at eba/MBS, plus an average of 50 exchange students from abroad.
Today, about 650 students from all over the world study at Munich Business School. Nevertheless, MBS is still one of the small universities that is close to its students and values the exchange among them.
Our guests in the context of 30 years MBS
Our speakers are experts in their respective fields, some of them studied at MBS themselves and are looking forward to sharing their career paths, experiences and expertise with you.
Markus Barnikel studied International Business Administration in his first year at MBS. After his studies, he joined the (still) Internet startup Yahoo! After working with internet pioneers in Silicon Valley, Australia and Singapore, he returned to his home country Germany as CEO of mitfahrgelegenheit/carpooling.com. Markus now leads and advises companies at Eisbach Partners on digital transformation and strategy to help them grow and gain a foothold in the digital world.
Tobias Krüger is Division Manager Culture Change 4.0 at the Otto Group and reports to CEO Alexander Birken. Previously, as Division Manager "Corporate Strategy & Development", he was responsible for a large number of strategic projects and, from this position, recommended a cultural change process for the entire Otto Group in order to master the challenges of the digital transformation. Since 2017, he has led the Culture Change 4.0 team and rarely minces his words.
Alexander Thiede is Digital Transformation Lead - Western Europe at Microsoft. His Passion: Empowering people and businesses to be successful in the digital age. He loves innovation and encourages people to leverage the potential of digitalization and cloud computing in their business.
With more than 20 years in the IT industry, 15+ years business background and as pioneer living the new world of work at Microsoft International he has deep skillset able to influence at CxO Level.
Leading global transformation programs he knows exactly what it means to drive cultural change to be successful.
Wolfgang Metze has been Chief Consumer Officer (CCO) of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG since August 2017. In this position, he is responsible for the consumer business with a clear focus on the customer experience while implementing a holistic approach that focuses on the entire household. Wolfgang Metze is responsible for the strategic direction and operational management of the consumer business to increase market share, grow revenues and position the core brands O2 and BLAU.
Vera Schneevoigt has been Chief Digital Officer and Head of Development at the Bosch Building Technologies division since April 1, 2019. Bosch Building Technologies is a leading international supplier of products and systems for security and communications.
Vera Schneevoigt advises politicians at federal and state level on the impact of digitalization on the world of work and is a board member of Münchner Kreis. Her heart beats for diversity and the promotion of women in digital professions. In 2020, Vera Schneevoigt was awarded the EMOTION.award in the category "Women in Leadership", in 2018 she was among the winners of the 25 Women Award of the business platform Edition F.
For 30 years, Munich Business School, a state-recognized German Council of Science and Humanities-accredited private university for business, has been educating cosmopolitan and entrepreneurial personalities to become responsible leaders of tomorrow. In doing so, it always follows its three core values:
Munich Business School offers its students and customers an inspiring and innovative academic environment for their personal development.
Using the latest and varied teaching and learning methods, which include group work, project work, internships, expert lectures, poster presentations or company excursions, students can go beyond themselves in their pursuit for knowledge and gain a taste of practical experience.
Besides entrepreneurial success, respectful and responsible interaction with one another and the natural resources are at the heart of education at Munich Business School.
Social service projects, volunteer work and participation in global action days such as the World Cleanup Day are fixed components of the study curricula as well as the corporate culture.
MBS is committed to diversity and inclusion and opens up academic and professional perspectives to students from all over the world. More than half of all MBS students are international students from over 70 nations.
In addition to business knowledge, the university trains the foreign language and intercultural competence of its students through mandatory semesters and internships abroad, international exchange with students and lecturers, and a corresponding course portfolio.