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.

Facts
and Numbers

Founded
1991
Accreditations
FIBAA, Council of Science and Humanities
Students
627
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”.

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.

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

 

National and International Memberships

Munich Business School is an active member in the following national and international associations and education groups:
AACSB
AACSB


Munich Business School is a member of AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

AACSB International is a membership association of educational institutions, businesses, non-profit, and government organizations devoted to the advancement of higher education in business administration and management. Membership does not imply accreditation.

EFMD
EFMD

Munich Business School is a full member of the European Federation of Management Development (EFMD).

EFMD is a leading international network in the field of management development and business school advancement and also responsible for issuing the EQUIS and the EPAS accreditations.

ESO Education Group
ESO Education Group

Since 1998 Munich Business School is part of ESO Education Group

ESO Education Group is one of the largest private education groups in Germany and consists of more than 100 member institutions and more than 1,000 education and integration programs. ESO Education Group collaborates closely with companies in Germany and abroad and stands for internationally renowned degrees.

Expat in the City
Expat in the City

Munich Business School is a member of the Expat in the City network.

"Expat in the City" is all about inspiring and informing internationals living in Munich by connecting them to people and businesses who understand what it is like to be new in a country and in a new life.

MedienCampus Bayern e.V.
MedienCampus Bayern e.V.

Munich Business School is a member of the MedienCampus Bayern e.V. (Media Campus Bavaria association).

MedienCampus Bayern e.V. (Media Campus Bavaria association) was founded by the Free State of Bavaria in 1998 in cooperation with 13 leading educational institutions in the field of media. Today, the umbrella organization has 112 members. The main goal of the association is to foster the media education in Bavaria and to offer consulting, networking, and coordinating services.

PRME
PRME

Munich Business School is Advanced Signatory of the PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) initiative of the United Nations.

The mission of PRME is to inspire and champion responsible management education in business schools worldwide. The PRME principles are based on the United Nations Global Compact's principles for companies.

Stifterverband
Stifterverband

Munich Business School is a member of the Stifterverband (Donors' Association for German Science)

The Stifterverband (Donors' Association for German Science) is a business community initiative advocating long-term improvement of the German education and research landscape. In order to achieve this goal, the Stifterverband provides funding for universities and research institutes, supports talents, analyses the higher education system, and devises recommendations for policymakers and business.

Verband der privaten Hochschulen e.V.
Verband der privaten Hochschulen e.V.

Munich Business School is a founding member of the Verband der Privaten Hochschulen e.V. (Association of Private Universities).

The Association of Private Universities represents the interests of private universities in Germany. It is committed to a pluralistic system of higher education for the benefit of students and society, and the only advocacy group of private universities in Germany.