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About us

MBS Values: INNOVATIVE – RESPONSIBLE – GLOBALLY MINDED

Munich Business School (MBS) is a state-recognized private university in Munich that is accredited by the German Council of Science and Humanities. MBS offers business studies programs in the form of Bachelor, Master, MBA and DBA programs as well as executive education programs for professional development.

Rankings and Awards

Wirtschaftswoche University Ranking
Wirtschaftswoche University Ranking

2020 MBS ranks fourth among all German universities of applied sciences in the area of Business Administration and is therefore the Best Private Business School in Germany.
2019 MBS is the Best Private University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration in Bavaria.

 

2018 MBS is the Best Private University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration and achieved rank 6 amongst all Universities of Applied Sciences in Germany.
2016 MBS is the only Private University of Applied Sciences to Finish in the Top 10 eight times in a row.
2015 MBS is ranked 2nd amongst all Universities of Applied Sciences for Business Studies in Germany.
2014 MBS is the Best Private University of Applied Sciences for Business Studies.

CHE Ranking
CHE Ranking

2020 MBS achieves top rankings in the categories "Support at the Beginning of Studies", "International Orientation" and "Labor Market and Occupational Relevance".

2017 The Study Programs of MBS Feature a Unique International Orientation.
2014 MBS receives Top Ratings for Internationality and Practical Relevance of itts study programs.

Globales Hochschulranking U-Multirank
Globales Hochschulranking U-Multirank

2020 MBS is once again among the Global Top 25 Performers for Student Mobility and is considered one of the best performing universities worldwide.

2018 + 2019 MBS is Germany’s Best Private University of Applied Sciences in “Business Studies”.
2017 MBS is Germany’s Best Private University of Applied Sciences in “Business Studies”.
2016 MBS belongs to the "Top 25 Performers" in International Orientation.

Trendence Graduate Barometer
Trendence Graduate Barometer

2020 MBS is among the Top 3 Private Universities of Applied Sciences in seven of the eight categories and No 1 in the categories internationality, faculty and library.

2019 MBS is again Germany’s Best Private University of Applied Sciences for Business Studies in Internationality of Studies.
2018 In the Business Field, MBS is Germany’s Best Private University of Applied Sciences for Business Studies in Internationality and Practical Relevance of Studies.
2017 MBS receives excellent grades for Internationality and Practical Relevance.
2016 Students give top grades for the Practical Relevance and Internationality of the studies at MBS.
2015 MBS achieves another top result.

QS World University Rankings
QS World University Rankings

2019 MBS ranks under top 100 universities in Master in Management Ranking.

Trendence Employability Ranking
Trendence Employability Ranking

2016 MBS graduates are sought-after specialists by German companies.

Facts
and Numbers

Founded
1991
Accreditations
FIBAA, Council of Science and Humanities
Students
650
Alumni
2.400
Founded Start-ups
>60
Partner Universities
>60

Vision and Mission

Our Vision

Munich Business School wants to be the preferred business school in Germany for globally minded, responsible and entrepreneurial individuals from all over the world in their lifelong pursuit of knowledge and personal development.

Our Mission Statement

Munich Business School contributes to the economy and society by creating an inspiring academic environment in Munich that enables individuals to strive for entrepreneurial success while treating the people around them as well as our natural resources in a respectful and responsible manner.

In a holistic approach, we encourage people to fully understand and appreciate their role in and impact on society as well as to competently apply and continuously advance their business knowledge. We provide students from all over the world with an academic and professional perspective in Germany and beyond. In collaboration with our international partner universities, we enable them to gain advanced insights into the global economy and diverse cultures.

Together with our company and academia partners, we create a platform for motivated and curious individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit to connect, exchange views and learn from each other. In all of our activities, we pursue practical relevance and high quality.

Reasons for Studying
at Munich Business School

Internationality

Munich Business School is one Germany's most international universities. Its internationality is characterized by numerous special features of the study concept.

International Focus
Though basic business principles apply everywhere, every international market is shaped by its own political, cultural and historical landscapes.

Study Abroad
Studying abroad leaves MBS students with defining impressions according to the experiences. You can complete your semester abroad at one of the many partner universities worldwide:

Bachelor International Business
Master International Business
Master Sports Business and Communication
Master Innovation and Entrepreneurship (optional)
Master International Marketing and Brand Management (optional)
MBA General Management Full-time (optional)

Internship Abroad
An internship abroad allows you to not only get to know the academic world, but also professional practice on an international level:

Bachelor International Business
Master International Business (optional)
Master Sports Business and Communication (optional)
Master Innovation and Entrepreneurship (optional)
Master International Marketing and Brand Management (optional)
MBA General Management Full-time (optional)

Dual Degree
The cooperation between Munich Business School and renowned international universities provides you with the opportunity to earn two different Master degrees within two years.

Master International Business
Master Sports Business and Communication
Master Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Master International Marketing and Brand Management

Foreign Languages
MBS offers its own language course

International Week
MBS created a special programs in cooperation with excellent foreign partner universities, especially for the MBA Programs.

International Lecturers
Lecturers with international management experience as well as guest lecturers from around the world allow for a practical introduction to the challenges of global operations and further an understanding of complex international connections.

International Students in Munich and at MBS
Students from around the world not only meet during their semester abroad, but also at MBS: Each semester, foreign exchange students visit courses in Munich, contributing to an international atmosphere.

Practical Relevance

The basic principle of the study programs at MBS is the deliberate orientation in international operations and work content within companies, which is created through the tight integration of practical studies and domestic and international practical involvement phases, national and international.

Practical Relevance as a Basic Principle 
The innovative program concept of Munich Business School aims at the high demands internationally operating businesses place on their junior staff members. The basic principle of the study programs are the deliberate orientation in international operations and work content within companies, which is created through the tight integration of practical studies and domestic and international practical involvement phases. This allows students to actually implement the skills in practice, therefore achieving additional learning success. The location in Munich and the university's close ties to the industry provide the ideal conditions. 


Lecturers from the Industry 
A large part of the lecturers teaching at Munich Business School are managers or entrepreneurs in the industry themselves. This allows them to vividly illustrate the course material using actual, current examples. They communicate the modern management theories and current business science debates from the viewpoint of business practice. 


Topics from the "Real Business World" 
The good contacts to the industry allow Munich Business School to implement a basic principle essential to the practical relevance of studies: theses are typically actual tasks from companies most often also dealt with during an internship at the respective company. The companies, whose representatives are involved in supporting and evaluating the theses, as well as the MBS students benefit from this tie.


Projects from Business Practice 
Actual tasks from businesses impact everyday studies at MBS even beyond theses. Developing business plans, management games as well as tangible projects are among the influencing elements of studies at Munich Business School. A student team typically works on solving an actual problem over a period of one to two semesters. Supervised by experienced lecturers, the students train their entrepreneurial thinking and acquire people and organisational skills indispensable in daily work life.

Personality

The successful management of future challenges requires tomorrow's leaders to not only possess high professional qualifications, but also certain personality traits.

Soft Skills and Personality 
The tasks that managers face in companies are continuously increasing in complexity. The successful management of future challenges requires tomorrow's leaders to not only possess high professional qualifications but also certain personality traits.

Munich Business School offers events integrated into the academic program to support students in developing their personality. These include instructions on presentation techniques, rhetoric, time and self-management, and negotiation techniques. Special seminars identify the personal success potentials of participants and support these specifically.

In addition to dealing with individual potentials and skills, the students become familiar with typical structures, processes, and identities in groups through projects, group seminars, and role play.


Projects as Personality Training 
The project orientation of studies at MBS has a significant impact on the development of personality traits that leaders must possess.

Each student handles multiple tasks in various project groups throughout the term of his studies. These teams each feature different sizes and different make-ups.

With these projects, the mutual success can be influenced by the performance and dedication of each and every team member. The students therefore not only train skills such as time and self management with these projects. The experience from this intensive collaboration promotes skills such as team and conflict management, but also independence, discipline, and willingness to help.

Individual Support

An Appointment with the Professor? Anytime! The personal and individual atmosphere at MBS allows for studies unlike many mainstream universities.

Interactive Classes 
At Munich Business School, studying has nothing to do with overcrowded lecture halls and confusing study groups. The students study in groups of 20 to 30 participants and for language courses, specialty courses, or projects oftentimes even fewer students are in the room.

The small group size clearly impacts the character of courses. The lecturers create an interactive imparting of knowledge. The students work topics out in dialogues with the professors, who are able to respond to special interests and prior knowledge in debates.

The project-centered approach of the studies contributes to the personal atmosphere at Munich Business School. The intense collaboration in small groups requires and promotes character features in the students that are also required in daily work life.


Open Doors for all Students 
Due to the small group sizes, the lecturers are easily accessible to their students – immediately before and after courses as well as in their offices, with their doors always being open for students. Direct feedback to student performance in courses is possible, just as an individual evaluation of exercises, projects, and simulations.

Supporting the students in all student matters within the realm of their possibilities is part of the sense of purpose of MBS lecturers.


Organization as a Success Factor 
According to a survey conducted by the Wissenschaftsrat (German Council of Science and Humanities ), students at Munich Business School on average acquire a university degree in International Business Administration faster than at any other German university. This advantage is a result of intensive studies in small groups and of the firm organization of the curriculum with compulsory student attendance. All students being able to access the resources required to achieve their study tasks is always warranted.

Quality Assurance

As one of Germany's leading business schools, Munich Business School subjects itself to the reviews of internal and external panels. Below please find an overview of our accreditations and panels.

State Accreditation
Munich Business School became the first state accredited private university in Bavaria in 1999. As a result, it offers its services under the supervision of the Bavarian Ministry for Education, Science, and the Arts. Its exam regulations are also approved by the Ministry, and MBS has the right to award academic titles.

International Accreditation
The Bachelor International Business is – like all programs offered by MBS – FIBAA accredited. FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation) is one of the six most important international quality and accreditation agencies. Its quality seal of approval certifies the professional relevancy and quality of the study courses.

Evaluation of Courses
Every MBS course is anonymously evaluated in the interest of continued quality assurance. At the end of the semester, each student evaluates the courses attended and the lecturers used. The ratings and the responses to open questions form an important decision-making basis for further improving the course offerings and the curriculum for the following semester.

External Evaluations
Contact with companies, external lecturers from the industry, and members of the company advisory board allow the curriculum to continually be customized to the changing demands of practice.

Language of Study

In some of our study programs, we offer you to complete your studies completely in English (English Track) or with a mix of German and English courses (Bilingual Track).

In our Bachelor International Business and in our Master International Business, you get the option to choose between the following tracks:

Bilingual Track
Courses in the Bilingual Track is taught mostly in German and addresses German native speakers as well as international students with very good German skills who want to improve their English language skills.

English Track
The Bachelor English Track is taught completely in English and addresses international students as well as German students who possess advanced English language skills.

Munich

The numerous successful and interesting companies that are located in the immediate neighborhood provide Munich Business School with an excellent foundation for its study concept of consistent practice orientation. Thanks to the fact that its premises are located in the charming Bavarian metropolis, Munich Business School offers an ideal study environment that extends far beyond the classroom.

Munich, which is world-famous for its one-of-a-kind combination of economic power and quality of life, is an absolutely perfect choice for students of international business administration. The metropolis is one of Europe’s leading business regions. World-class German companies, including BMW, Allianz, and Siemens, have their headquarters in Munich. Global players, such as Microsoft, Intel, and General Electric as well as numerous start-ups have long come to appreciate the benefits of Munich as an economic region. More than 8,000 new technology corporations are settled in Munich. Almost a third of Germany’s 25 largest software companies can be found in Greater Munich. Other growthdriving engines are the media industry as well as the seminal life sciences industry.

The economic landscape is not the only attribute that makes Munich such an attractive place to study. As a “global city with a big heart”, Munich has made a name for itself as a place that melds Bavarian tradition and global culture. It is the one and only place where you can join the celebrations of the world’s largest folk festival, the Oktoberfest, right after paying a visit to one of the world-famous museums of the Pinakothek. The Frauenkirche, the Englischer Garten, the Olympic Stadium, and other sights have become landmarks of a city that likes to be called ”a village of millions at the foot of the Alps” or “Italy’s northernmost city”.

Accreditations

State Accreditation
State Accreditation

In 1999, Munich Business School became the first private university in Bavaria to receive unlimited state recognition.

As a result, it offers its services under the supervision of the Bavarian Ministry for Education, Cultural Affairs, Science and the Arts (Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Bildung und Kultus, Wissenschaft und Kunst). Its exam regulations are also approved by the Ministry, and MBS has the right to award academic titles.

Council of Science and Humanities
Council of Science and Humanities

As the first private university in Bavaria, Munich Business School has received the institutional accreditation by the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat).

This decision was taken by the panel after a detailed procedure in the course of which the achievements in research and teaching were examined as to whether they met scientific standards.

International Program Accreditation
International Program Accreditation

All study programs offered at MBS are FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation) accredited.

FIBAA is a European, internationally oriented agency for quality assurance and quality development in higher education. Its quality seal of approval certifies the professional relevancy and quality of the study courses.

History

Munich Business School was founded in 1991 by the European Business Schools International (ebsi) London, Paris, Madrid and Milan. The goal of the initiators: The private business school - at that time still under the name Europäische Betriebswirtschafts-Akademie (eba) - is to establish new benchmarks for practical orientation and internationality for business education in the economic center of Southern Germany. In 1999, the university became the first private university in Bavaria to receive state accreditation for its International Business curriculum by the Bavarian Ministry of Education and Culture, Science and the Arts. In 2003, the university was renamed Munich Business School, and at the same time the Bachelor International Business program was introduced.

The full-time Master International Business program followed in 2004, and just one year later the first MBA program was introduced as a 24-month part-time program: MBA General Management. In the following years, MBS continually expanded its offerings, including contemporary study focuses for the Bachelor and Master programs, the option to study the programs in English as well as Executive Education seminars and courses for professional development at an academic level. In 2010, MBS was the first private university in Bavaria to receive the unlimited state accreditation as well as the institutional accreditation by the German Council of Science and Humanities. Further study programs were introduced in 2011 (Master Sports Business and Communication) and 2013 (MBA as full-time study program). In cooperation with Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), Munich Business School extended its offer in 2014 with the DBA Doctor of Business Administration program and received re-accreditation by the German Council of Science and Humanities in 2015. Since 2019, MBS offers two new Master programs: Master Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Master International Marketing and Brand Management.

National and International Memberships

Munich Business School is committed in Germany and beyond its borders. The university is an active member of numerous national and international associations and educational groups, in order to ensure the practical relevance and international orientation of all its study programs at a high level and to further expand and optimize them. AASCB, MedienCampus Bayern e.V., PRME - a list and further information can be found in our International Center.

Advisory Board
of Munich Business School

Rita Niedermayr

Managing Director Controller Institut Wien

 

Peter Prestele

CEO of Prestele Consulting

 

Dr. Dirk Schmelzer

CFO for Finance, Treasury, Tax, Controlling, Procurement & Facilites and Investor Relations at Scout24 AG

 

Jörg Schwitalla

Senior Partner and independent consultant at LSG & Kollegen GmbH