Munich
Business School

FAQs

A lot of questions arise on the way to studying: Until when can I apply? How long does the study program take? And what admission requirements do I have to fulfill? We have collected the most frequently asked questions for you and provide you with the answers here. We will also be happy to advise you individually and answer your questions; simply contact our student advisors.

About Munich Business School

When and where was MBS founded?

Munich Business School was founded in Munich in 1991 as the first private university in Bavaria and was originally called the Europäische Betriebswirtschafts-Akademie (eba). Its name changed to Munich Business School in 2003.

Where is the MBS campus?

MBS is located in west Munich at Elsenheimerstrasse 61. It is a stone’s throw from Westendstrasse U-Bahn station, which means that MBS is easy to reach from all directions by public transport.

Does the MBS campus have halls of residence for students?

The Munich Business School campus does not have its own halls of residence for MBS students. However, there are a number of private halls of residence in Munich. We would be happy to provide tips and contacts to help you find suitable accommodation. International students can contact the MBS International Center for support on this.

Is MBS a state-recognized university? Are its courses of study accredited?

In 1999, Munich Business School became the first private university to receive indefinite state accreditation from the Bavarian State Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts. This state accreditation ensures that qualifications awarded at MBS are classed as equal to qualifications awarded at state universities in Bavaria. In addition, MBS holds institutional accreditation from the German Council of Science and Humanities, plus international program accreditations from the FIBAA.

How many students does Munich Business School currently have?

Around 650 people are currently studying at MBS – from bachelor and master students to MBA and DBA candidates.

What are the distinguishing features of MBS?

Internationality, practical relevance and a strong network are central pillars of our study and training programs at MBS. You will study in smaller groups at MBS than at state universities and therefore benefit from more contact and a far more intensive exchange with teaching staff. Here at MBS, our students are more than a matriculation number. Your professors will know your name, your background, and your individual needs. We place an emphasis on interpersonal exchange – and our small but excellent campus provides the perfect setting for this. Facilitating interaction and exchange is also a priority in the classroom. We draw on a diverse range of the latest teaching and learning methods – including group work, projects, internships, expert talks, poster presentations and visits to businesses – which allows our students to grow as individuals during their quest for knowledge and get a taste for how business works in practice. In addition, while all teaching staff at MBS hold relevant academic qualifications, they also have practical working experience. As a result, our students benefit directly from their insights and contacts in the world of business. Another key feature of Munich Business School is its focus on internationality and keen interest in the topics of diversity and inclusion. Not only is this reflected in our curriculums, it is also evidenced in the composition of the student body on the MBS campus. In fact, international students from more than 70 different countries together make up more than half of the MBS student body.

What are the values of MBS?

Innovative, responsible and globally minded are the values of Munich Business School. These are far from empty words, but are actively integrated and embodied in our teaching, research and interaction. MBS offers globally minded entrepreneurial personalities an inspiring and international academic environment to develop into the responsible leaders of tomorrow.

What is student life like at MBS?

Munich Business School places particular emphasis on offering a rich and varied student life. The university often organizes events in the evenings and at weekends, from readings and expert talks to trips and excursions taking in sights and attractions across Bavaria (such as Schloss Neuschwanstein, Oktoberfest, and many more). There are also numerous groups and societies covering an array of topics, ranging from film and sport to debating, in which students can participate and play an active part. At the same time, our small class sizes and compact campus mean that students get to know one another quickly and easily, including those in different years and on different courses. Our university is also open to students over the weekend; the MBS Lounge and the Study Center are popular meeting points for students to share ideas and views. A series of introductory activities and networking events kicks off the first term on every program of study. In addition, the International Center organizes Orientation Days to help international students settle in. Our Buddy Program also connects current MBS students with international exchange students to ensure they are supported during everyday life studying in Germany.

How is MBS dealing with the coronavirus pandemic?

When it comes to handling the coronavirus pandemic, the health and safety of MBS students, teaching staff and other employees is our top priority. A coronavirus taskforce regularly provides advice on the latest developments and takes action where appropriate. We also offered the spring and fall term 2020 using online and hybrid learning methods to protect the health of all involved. Online teaching has continued in the fall term 2021. You can access all information on the university’s latest decisions regarding the pandemic by visiting the dedicated coronavirus page on our website. On the whole, Germany is now on the road to recovery: infection rates are falling, measures to curb the spread of the virus are having an effect, and the vaccination program is now underway. All MBS students who are resident in Germany and hold valid German health insurance are eligible for a vaccine.

How can I find out more about MBS?

We regularly hold information events so that potential students interested in our programs of study can get to know MBS better as a university. We also hold our MBS Explorer Days and MBS Explorer Weeks at least once per year. You can find an overview of upcoming events on our events site. And, of course, our student advisors would be happy to arrange a personal consultation appointment or a campus tour with you.

Bachelor International Business

About applying

When can I apply to study at MBS?

You can submit an application to study at MBS at any time throughout the year, but at most one year before your studies would start. The application deadline for studies starting in the spring term is in January; the application for entrants starting in the fall term is in August. International students who require a visa for their stay in Germany should apply at least four months before the start of their studies. As a general rule, however, we recommend applying early as places are limited.

How can I apply to study at MBS?

You can submit an application for our study programs either online via our website, in writing, or via email. All applications are subject to an application fee of €60. You can provide any application documents not submitted with your original application at any time up until the start of your studies. Once we have received your application documents, we will review them and, if we believe you would be a suitable candidate, we will invite you to an admission interview within a week. We will then contact you within a week of your interview to inform you of whether your application has been successful.

What eligibility criteria do I need to meet to be accepted onto a bachelor course at MBS?

The first fundamental requirement for admission to the Bachelor in International Business is a school-leaving qualification that enables you to progress to university-level study in Bavaria, e.g. a German Abitur or Fachhochschulreife certificate, a Swiss or Austrian Matura certificate, an IB Diploma or another international school-leaving qualification. Here at Munich Business School, we would be happy to check that your school-leaving qualifications are sufficient before you apply. There is no numerus clausus (NC) for this program of study. We also require evidence of your English-language skills. You can find out which testing methods and language competency levels are required at our Bachelor International Business site. Please also note that, depending on your country of origin, you may need to obtain a visa to study in Germany. The MBS International Center will be happy to provide information and support you in this regard.

Can I apply with a foreign school-leaving qualification?

In principle, you can submit an application with a foreign school-leaving qualification. When we receive your application documents, we will examine whether your specific school-leaving qualification makes you eligible for university-level study in Bavaria. In many cases, international students have to complete a one-year foundation course or attend a preparatory college and complete an assessment test before they can commence their studies at a German university. Our student advisors would be happy to check over your documents, including your CV and last three end-of-year reports, before you submit your application.

 

What should I do if I do not meet the admission criteria (e.g. language skills)?

If you do not meet the admission criteria for the bachelor program, we also offer a preparatory pre-bachelor program.

The pre-bachelor program is suitable for all applicants who do not meet the English-language or mathematics requirements. Held from June to August and from September to December, the pre-bachelor program prepares you for the TOEFL ITP test and includes courses in mathematics and business communication. In addition, the program serves as a source of guidance and can help you to decide whether embarking on business studies at MBS is the right decision for you. Admission to the pre-bachelor program requires applicants to be eligible for university-level study and have English-language skills of at least level B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

About studying

When can I start my (pre-)bachelor studies at MBS? What are the semester dates?

You can start your bachelor degree in International Business either in the spring term, in which case you would start studying in February, or in the fall term, in which case you would start studying in September. Classes run from mid-January/February to May (spring term) and from September to December (fall term). There are no classes from May to September or from December to mid-January. Students take exams at the end of each term in May and December. If you study abroad for a term, your term dates may vary depending on the university you select.

The pre-bachelor program runs twice each year, from June to August and from September to December. You can then move on to your bachelor studies starting either in September or February, provided you pass the exams at the end of the pre-bachelor course.

How long is the (pre-)bachelor program at MBS?

The bachelor program runs for six semesters of teaching (i.e. 3 years). After completing these six semesters, students write their bachelor thesis.

The pre-bachelor program runs for around three months (from June to August or from September to December).

How many classes will I have per week? How heavy is the workload?

The MBS bachelor program is a full-time course of study. Classes take place during the week, from Monday to Friday. You can expect an average of 25 hours of teaching per week. In order to ensure that students continue to learn and are as successful as possible in their studies, attendance at all classes is mandatory. Including preparation and follow-up work, you can expect a workload of around 40 hours per week.

When are the exams and what examination methods are there?

In the case of the our Bachelor International Business, exams are held at the end of each term, i.e. in May and December. The exam diet includes both written and oral examinations, project presentations and project documentation. Students are also required to complete other tasks alongside their classes over the course of each term. At the end of the bachelor program, students write an academic thesis. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all examinations for the spring term 2021 will take place online.

How many students will be in my classes?

Munich Business School sets great store by teaching in small groups to ensure the best possible interaction between teachers and students. The exact number of students depends on the class in question. Group sizes range from at least five to a maximum of 30 students in a lecture.

What is the language of instruction on the Bachelor in International Business course?

You can choose to complete the Bachelor International Business as a solely English-language program or as a bilingual course of study. On the English Track, all teaching is provided in English; on the Bilingual Track, around 70% of your studies will be in German and 30% in English – the perfect preparation for a future business career, both in Germany and internationally.

What career prospects will be open to me after graduation?

A degree from Munich Business School will open up a diverse range of outstanding career prospects in various fields and industries. You don’t need to worry about making the transition from study to the world of work, either – during your studies, you will build up your own professional network, benefit from coaching from our Career Center, and get a taste of the working world through internships and collaborations with companies. How do you like the sound of a career as an HR Manager, or perhaps a Brand Manager? You can find insights into potential fields of work and the career paths forged by our alumni on our Bachelor International Business program site.

About costs and financing

How much does a (pre-)bachelor program at MBS cost?

The tuition fee 2021 for the Bachelor International Business is €36,400. The tuition fee for the pre-bachelor program is €5,200. There is an additional enrollment fee of €690 for EU/EFTA students and €1,490 for international students.

How can I pay my student fees?

In the vast majority of cases, students pay their tuition fees in installments each semester. In the case of the Bachelor International Business, fees are paid in seven installments and include the fee for the bachelor thesis. It is also possible to arrange monthly payments. The installment for the first semester is due when you start your studies. The enrollment fee is due when you sign and return your student contract. You can pay all fees by bank transfer or via PayPal.

What additional costs should I expect for learning materials?

As a responsible university, MBS strives to keep the costs of learning materials as low as possible, such as by making documents available online. You should allow for a maximum of €150 per semester.

Do I need to plan for further costs during my semester abroad?

There are no additional costs involved in a semester of study at the majority of MBS partner universities as these costs are already covered by MBS tuition fees. In a limited number of cases – predominantly relating to our partner universities in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA – a semester abroad may involve additional costs depending on the tuition fees at the partner institution. However, Munich Business School also offers grants and bursaries for the semester abroad. Our International Center will be happy to provide further details of the costs involved in a semester abroad and about studying abroad in general.

 

Will I have to pay more if I take longer to complete my studies than the standard period of study?

If you exceed the standard period of study on the bachelor program, you will be charged a small additional fee of 10% of the tuition fees per semester.

Does MBS award scholarships? What other financing avenues are available?

Munich Business School strives to enable high-achieving prospective students to access university-level education regardless of their financial situation and thus offers a number of partial scholarships to committed prospective students. Students accepted onto the bachelor degree program can apply for the MBS Bavarian, MBS Explorer and MBS BEST scholarships. Students can also access scholarships for their semester studying abroad.

Beyond internal MBS scholarships, students at MBS can also access a range of other funding opportunities – such as state funding (through the German Federal Law on Support in Education, known by its acronym BAföG) or grants from charitable foundations. You can find an overview of the financing options and the eligibility criteria for MBS scholarships at our site Scholarships and Financing.

 

About internships and time abroad

How can I find a company for my internship?

The MBS Career Center regularly organizes networking and recruitment events and invites companies so that MBS students can build their professional network. In addition, the Career Center internally publishes job vacancies announced by companies and also helps students to apply and prepare for internships and work placements.

Can I count an internship I have already completed towards my bachelor degree?

In the case of the Bachelor International Business, it is possible to count previous internships in certain circumstances as determined by the Examination Office. That being said, in view of the personal development opportunities and in order to gain experience and expand your network, Munich Business School recommends seizing the opportunity for further internships.

When is the semester abroad?

The Bachelor International Business includes a mandatory semester abroad, which students can complete either in their fourth semester (if they started studying in September) or the sixth semester (if they started studying in February).

Do all bachelor-level students at MBS have to complete a semester abroad? What about international students?

The semester abroad is mandatory for all students on the Bachelor in International Business program, whether they are domestic or international students. It offers students an outstanding opportunity to develop their intercultural competencies, hone their linguistic abilities and get to know a different academic culture.

Where can I spend my semester abroad? What are Munich Business School’s partner universities?

When it comes to selecting a suitable partner university for your semester abroad, you have a wide range of options open to you. Whether in France, the USA, China, Australia or Mexico, Munich Business School has partnerships with more than 60 universities around the world – and is constantly expanding this network even further. You can find an overview of our international partner universities on our International center site.

Study Advisory

Who can I contact if I have further questions?
Who can I contact if I have further questions?

Our study advisor for the program Bachelor International Business is Christine Heber. She will be happy to answer any further questions you may have.

Phone: +49 89 547678 272

WhatsApp: +49 178 2304275

E-mail: bachelor@munich-business-school.de

Master programs and Pre-Master

About applying

When can I apply for a master program at MBS?

You can submit an application to study at MBS at any time throughout the year, but at most one year before your studies would start. The application deadline for studies starting in the spring term is in January; the application for entrants starting in the fall term is in August. International students who require a visa for their stay in Germany should apply at least four months before the start of their studies. As a general rule, however, we recommend applying early as places are limited.

How can I apply to study at MBS?

You can submit an application for our study programs either online via our website, in writing, or via email. All applications are subject to an application fee of €60. You can provide any application documents not submitted with your original application at any time up until the start of your studies. Once we have received your application documents, we will review them and, if we believe you would be a suitable candidate, we will invite you to an admission interview within a week. We will then contact you within a week of your interview to inform you of whether your application has been successful.

What eligibility criteria do I need to meet to be accepted onto a master-level course at MBS?

In order to be accepted onto a master program at MBS, you must hold a bachelor degree worth at least 180 ECTS, preferably in the field of business science. There is no numerus clausus (NC) for the program of study. We also require evidence of your English-language skills. You can find out which testing methods and language competency levels are required on our program pages. Please also note that, depending on your country of origin, you may need to obtain a visa to study in Germany. The MBS International Center will be happy to provide information and support you in this regard.

What should I do if I do not meet the admission criteria for master-level study?

If you do not meet the admission criteria for the master program, we also offer a preparatory pre-master program.

The pre-master program is conceived for all applicants hoping to commence master-level studies at MBS but who do not already hold a university degree in business science. In this three-month course, you will become familiar with fundamental aspects of management, finance, accounting, marketing and communication. In order to be accepted onto the pre-master program, you most hold a university-level degree (in any subject) from a state-accredited university and have a very good command of English.

About studying

When can I start my (pre-)master studies at MBS? What are the semester dates?

Master programs at MBS start in the fall term, meaning that you will start your studies in September. Classes take place from September to December (fall term) and from mid-January/February to May (spring term). There are no classes from December to mid-January or from May to September. Students take exams at the end of each semester in May and December. If you study abroad for a semester, your semester dates may vary depending on the university you select.

The pre-master program takes place from May to August each year. You can then move on to start your master studies in September, provided you pass the exams at the end of the pre-master course.

How long is the (pre-)master program at MBS?

Master programs at MBS last three semesters (18 months), including the master thesis. If you opt for a dual degree, your period of study will be extended to four semesters (24 months).

The pre-master program lasts approximately three months and runs from May to August every year.

How many classes will I have per week? How heavy is the workload?

Master programs at MBS are full-time courses. You can expect an average of 25 hours of teaching per week. In order to ensure that students continue to learn and are as successful as possible in their studies, attendance at all classes is mandatory. Including preparation and follow-up work, you can expect a workload of around 40 hours per week.

When are the exams and what examination methods are there?

Exams on MBS master programs are held at the end of each semester, i.e. in May and December. The exam diet includes both written and oral examinations, project presentations and project documentation. Students are also required to complete other tasks alongside their classes over the course of each semester. At the end of each master program, students write an academic thesis. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all examinations for the 2021 Summer semester will take place online.

How many students will be in my classes?

Munich Business School sets great store by teaching in small groups to ensure the best possible interaction between teachers and students. The exact number of students depends on the class in question. Group sizes range from at least five to a maximum of 30 students in a lecture.

What is the language of instruction on master programs at MBS?

You can choose to complete the Master International Business as a solely English-language program or as a bilingual program. On the English Track, all classes take place in English; on the Bilingual Track, around 70% of your studies will be in German and 30% in English – the perfect preparation for a future business career, both in Germany and internationally.

All our other master programs –Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Master in International Marketing and Brand Management, and Master in Sports Business and Communication – are taught 100% in English.

 

Can I switch courses after I have started my studies?

In principle, it is possible to switch courses on our master programs at the end of a semester. You can carry over your grades in core modules, which are the same across all master programs; however, you will have to catch up on any program-specific modules you have missed. We recommend arranging a consultation meeting before you apply to avoid the need to change courses, which wastes valuable time.

Can I take a dual degree at MBS?

It is possible to complete a dual degree in consecutive master programs through our international network of partner universities. This usually involves spending two semesters at MBS followed by two semesters at an international partner university, which allows you to earn two different master-level qualifications within two years. For further information, please contact our student advisor.

What career prospects will be open to me after graduation?

A degree from Munich Business School will open up a diverse range of outstanding career prospects in various fields and industries. You don’t need to worry about making the transition from study to the world of work, either – during your studies, you will build up your own professional network, benefit from coaching from our Career Center, and get a taste of the working world through internships and collaborations with companies. You can find insights into potential fields of work and the career paths forged by our alumni on the individual program pages.

About costs and financing

How much does a (pre-)master program at MBS cost?

The tuition fees for each MBS master program are €24,000. The fees for the pre-master program are €5,200. There is an additional enrollment fee of €690 for domestic students (EU/EFTA) and €1,490 for international students.

How can I pay my student fees?

You can pay student fees in installments, either every month or every semester. The installment for the first semester is due when you start your studies. The enrollment fee is due when you sign and return your student contract. You can pay all fees by bank transfer or via PayPal.

What additional costs should I expect for learning materials?

As a responsible university, MBS strives to keep the costs of learning materials as low as possible, such as by making documents available online. You should allow for a maximum of €150 per semester.

Do I need to plan for further costs during my semester abroad?

There are no additional costs involved in a semester of study at the majority of MBS partner universities as these costs are already covered by MBS tuition fees. In a limited number of cases – predominantly relating to our partner universities in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA, or in the event you opt for a dual degree – a semester abroad may involve additional costs depending on the tuition fees at the partner institution. However, Munich Business School also offers grants and bursaries for the semester abroad. Our International Center will be happy to provide further details of the costs involved in a semester abroad and about studying abroad in general.

Will I have to pay more if I take longer to complete my studies than the standard period of study?

If you exceed the standard period of study on a master program, you will be charged a small additional fee of 10% of the tuition fees per semester.

Does MBS award scholarships? What other financing avenues are available?

Munich Business School strives to enable high-achieving prospective students to access university-level education regardless of their financial situation and thus offers a number of partial scholarships to committed prospective students. Students accepted onto a master program can apply for the MBS Bavarian, MBS Explorer and MBS BEST scholarships. The university also offers the MBS Sport scholarship to students on the Master in Sports Business and Communication. Beyond internal MBS scholarships, students at MBS can also access a range of other funding opportunities – such as state funding (through the German Federal Law on Support in Education, known by its acronym BAföG) or grants from charitable foundations. You can find an overview of the financing options and the eligibility criteria for MBS scholarships on our site Scholarships and Financing.

About internships and time abroad

How can I find a company for my internship?

The MBS Career Center regularly organizes networking and recruitment events and invites companies so that MBS students can build their professional network. In addition, the Career Center internally publishes job vacancies announced by companies and also helps students to apply and prepare for internships and work placements.

When is the semester abroad?

The semester abroad, which is mandatory in some cases, takes place in the third semester of our master programs.

Do all master-level students at MBS have to complete a semester abroad? What about international students?

The semester abroad is mandatory for all students on the Master in International Business, whether they are domestic or international students. It offers students an outstanding opportunity to develop their intercultural competencies, hone their linguistic abilities and get to know a different academic culture. On our specialized master programs – Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Marketing and Brand Management, plus Sports Business and Communication – students who have already studied or worked in a non-German-speaking country for a continuous one-year period can choose to complete a subject-specific internship in Germany, Austria or the German-speaking part of Switzerland instead of a semester abroad. In the third semester of the Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, students also have the option of developing their start-up idea and receiving coaching from MBS teaching staff.

Where can I spend my semester abroad? What are Munich Business School’s partner universities?

When it comes to selecting a suitable partner university for your semester abroad, you have a wide range of options open to you. Whether in France, the USA, China, Australia or Mexico, Munich Business School has partnerships with more than 60 universities around the world – and is constantly expanding this network even further. You will have different universities and countries to choose from depending on your course of study. You can find an overview of our international partner universities at our International Center site.

Study Advisory

Who can I contact if I have further questions?
Who can I contact if I have further questions?

Our study advisor for the Master programs is Christroph Schlottmann. He will be happy to answer any further questions you may have.

Phone: +49 89 547678 227

WhatsApp: +49 178 2304275

E-mail: master@munich-business-school.de

MBA General Management

About applying

When can I apply to study an MBA at MBS?

You can submit an application to study at MBS at any time throughout the year, but at most one year before your studies would start. The application deadline for studies starting in the Summer semester is in January; the application for entrants starting in the Winter semester is in August. International students who require a visa for their stay in Germany should apply at least four months before the start of their studies. As a general rule, however, we recommend applying early as places are limited.

How can I apply to study at MBS?

You can submit an application for our study programs either online via our website, in writing, or via email. All applications are subject to an application fee of €60. You can provide any application documents not submitted with your original application at any time up until the start of your studies. Once we have received your application documents, we will review them and, if we believe you would be a suitable candidate, we will invite you to an admission interview within a week. We will then contact you within a week of your interview to inform you of whether your application has been successful.

What eligibility criteria do I need to meet to be accepted onto the MBA in General Management at MBS?

Applicants must hold a recognized undergraduate degree in any subject plus at least two years’ relevant professional experience after graduating. Applicants’ profiles should be supplemented with personal competences and qualities, such as communication skills and leadership/management potential. We also require evidence of your English-language skills. You can find out which testing methods and language competency levels are required at our program site MBA General Management. There is no numerus clausus (NC) for this program of study. Please also note that, depending on your country of origin, you may need to obtain a visa to study in Germany. The MBS International Center will be happy to provide information and support you in this regard.

About studying

When can I start my MBA studies at MBS? What are the semester dates?

You can start your MBA program at MBS either in the Summer semester, in which case you would start studying in March, or in the Winter semester, in which case you would start studying in September. On the full-time MBA program, classes take place all year round with the exception of a recess in August and over the Christmas break in December. On the part-time MBA program, classes take place roughly once every two weeks on Friday afternoon and evening and all day Saturday. The program also includes one or two intensive weeks during the year that part-time students complete alongside full-time students. Students on the MBA program take exams at the end of each semester.

How long is the MBA program at MBS?

If you study full-time, the MBA program lasts two semesters (12 months) including the final thesis. If you study part-time, the MBA program lasts four semesters and therefore takes 24 months.

How many classes will I have per week? How heavy is the workload?

We offer the MBA in General Management on both a full-time and part-time basis. There are some periods of more intense study, while other periods are more sedate. On average, you should expect a workload of around 40 hours per week on the full-time program, including class preparation and follow-up work. The workload on the part-time program is naturally lighter (approx. 20 hours per week). In order to ensure that students continue to learn and are as successful as possible in their studies, attendance at all classes is mandatory.

When are the exams and what examination methods are there?

Examinations on the MBA program take place at the end of each semester. The exam diet includes both written and oral examinations, project presentations and project documentation. Students are also required to complete other tasks alongside their classes over the course of each semester. At the end of each MBA program, students write an academic thesis. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all examinations for the 2021 Summer semester will take place online.

How many students will be in my classes?

Munich Business School sets great store by teaching in small groups to ensure the best possible interaction between teachers and students. The exact number of students depends on the class in question. On the full-time MBA program, you will have an average of 10 to 15 fellow students on each course; this number may be lower on the part-time program.

What is the language of instruction on the MBA program?

The MBA in General Management is taught entirely in English.

What career prospects will be open to me after graduation?

A degree from Munich Business School will open up a diverse range of outstanding career prospects in various fields and industries. Choosing the MBA program at Munich Business School will give your career a significant boost and prepare you for a leadership position in the field of international management. The program offers numerous networking opportunities that will allow you to expand your professional network. In addition, our Career Center offers a range of services and support to help you achieve your personal career goals. You can find insights into potential fields of work and the career paths forged by our alumni on our program site MBA General Management.

About costs and financing

How much does an MBA at MBS cost?

The tuition fees for the MBA at Munich Business School are €32,000. There is an additional enrollment fee of €690 for domestic students (EU/EFTA) and €1,490 for international students.

How can I pay my student fees?

You can pay student fees in installments, either every month or every semester. The installment for the first semester is due when you start your studies. The enrollment fee is due when you sign and return your student contract. You can pay all fees by bank transfer or via PayPal.

What additional costs should I expect for learning materials?

As a responsible university, MBS strives to keep the costs of learning materials as low as possible, such as by making documents available online. You should expect a maximum of €150 for the MBA program.

Will I have to pay more if I take longer to complete my studies than the standard period of study?

If you exceed the standard period of study, you will be charged a small additional fee of 10% of the tuition fees per semester.

Does MBS award scholarships? What other financing avenues are available?

Munich Business School strives to enable high-achieving prospective students to access university-level regardless of their financial situation and thus awards the MBA scholarship to committed prospective MBA students.

Beyond internal MBS scholarships, students at MBS can also access a range of other funding opportunities – such as state funding (through the German Federal Law on Support in Education, known by its acronym BAföG) or grants from charitable foundations. You can find an overview of the financing options and the eligibility criteria for MBS scholarships on our site "Sholarships and Financing".

 

About internships and time abroad

How can I find a company for my internship?

The MBS Career Center regularly organizes networking and recruitment events and invites companies so that MBS students can build their professional network. In addition, the Career Center internally publishes job vacancies announced by companies and also helps students to apply and prepare for internships and work placements.

Does the MBA in General Management include a semester abroad?

There is no integrated semester abroad on the MBA program. However, the mandatory International Week in September each year and the EMBA Consortium program give students the opportunity to immerse themselves in another university system, exchanging views and networking with other MBA students from around the world on topics surrounding the future of business.

Study Advisory

Who can I contact if I have further questions?
Who can I contact if I have further questions?

Our study advisor for the program MBA General Management is Jelena Palamarevic. She will be happy to answer any further questions you may have.

Phone: +49 89 547678 254

WhatsApp: +49 178 2304275

E-mail: mba@munich-business-school.de

Doctor of Business Administration

About applying

When can I apply for the DBA program at MBS?

The application deadline for the DBA program is April each year, with the course starting in September.

How can I apply for the DBA program at MBS?

You can submit an application for our study programs either online via our website, in writing, or via email. All applications are subject to an application fee of €60. You can provide any application documents not submitted with your original application at any time up until the start of your studies. Once we have received your application documents, we will review them and, if we believe you would be a suitable candidate, we will invite you to an admission interview within a week. We will then contact you within a week of your interview to inform you of whether your application has been successful.

What eligibility criteria do I need to meet to be accepted onto the Doctor of Business Administration program?

In order to be admitted to the Doctor of Business Administration program, candidates must hold a master degree in business, management or another related subject area and have at least five years’ professional experience, of which three years should have been in a management position, including team leadership and budget responsibilities. We also require evidence of your English-language skills. You can find out which testing methods and language competency levels are required on our progam site Doctor of Business Administration. You must submit an initial research proposal as part of your application. There is no numerus clausus (NC) for the program. Please also note that, depending on your country of origin, you may need to obtain a visa to study in Germany. The MBS International Center will be happy to provide information and support you in this regard.

About studying

When can I start my DBA studies at MBS? What are the semester dates?

You can start your Doctor of Business Administration  program in the fall term, which means your studies will commence in September. The three mandatory modules take place at approximately six-month intervals as five-day block classes.

How long is the Doctor of Business Administration program at MBS?

The extra-occupational DBA at MBS and Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) takes at least four years to complete.

How heavy is the workload on the DBA program?

The DBA program at MBS and SHU is an extra-occupational program, meaning that it is intended to be completed in parallel with your professional duties. In order to complete the program within the intended time frame, we recommend allowing for 8 to 10 hours per week of self-study in addition to the block modules.

What examination methods are used on the DBA program?

The final element of the DBA program is an academic doctoral thesis, which is a mandatory requirement of the doctorate. You will also be set various tasks during the block modules, such as literature reviews, which you should complete within the set timescales. Beyond this, self-study and independent time management are essential elements of the program.

How many people will be in my classes?

Munich Business School sets great store by teaching in small groups to ensure the best possible interaction between teachers and students. The DBA program usually involves 10 to 12 students studying together.

What is the language of instruction on the DBA program?

The Doctor of Business Administration is an exclusively English-speaking program.

About costs and financing

How much does the DBA program at MBS cost?

The tuition fees for the Doctor of Business Administration are €36,000.

How can I pay my student fees?

In the vast majority of cases, tuition fees are paid in annual or monthly installments. The first installment is due when you start your studies. You can pay all fees by bank transfer or via PayPal.

Will I have to pay more if I take longer to complete my DBA studies than the standard period of study?

On the DBA program, an additional €3,600 is charged for each year beyond the standard study period of four years.

Study Advisory

Who can I contact if I have further questions?
Who can I contact if I have further questions?

Our study advisor for the program Doctor of Business Administration is Elena Lucchi. She will be happy to answer any further questions you may have.

Phone: +49 89 547678 161

WhatsApp: +49 178 2304275

E-mail: dba@munich-business-school.de