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  • Core focus on individual personality
  • Application-oriented teaching
  • Modern learning methods

Your Learning Journey At MBS

At Munich Business School (MBS), we understand learning and teaching as a shared journey within the entire MBS community. Inspired by the MBS Explorer Spirit, this journey combines new experiences, challenges and adventures with individual pathways and social cohesion in the pursuit of learning goals. These goals can be unique to each student, are defined for each study program, and are articulated in MBS’ institutional learning goals. We place personal responsibility, individual personality and student activities designed to critically question and expand new knowledge at the heart of the learning process.

“High-quality, challenging and practice-oriented teaching has always been the focus at Munich Business School; it forms the basis for sustainable academic progress and a successful start to professional life. Every day, we aspire and strive to create close links between teaching and learning and continuously improve our offerings.”

Prof. Dr. Stefan Baldi, Dean of Munich Business School


Learning and Teaching As A Joint Expedition:
MBS Learning and Teaching Philosophy


Different locations enhance learning

Where we learn is an important aspect of a rich learning experience. With this in mind, the learning process at MBS deliberately integrate activities within and beyond the university, in both physical and virtual spaces. Different locations allow learners to engage with content from different perspectives – whether online or on campus, on a field trip, in a company while completing an internship or at one of our partner universities abroad.

A variety of contemporary teaching methods is essential for learning success

Our teaching methods facilitate learning by building on students’ strengths. The methods we apply are suitably diverse and innovative, so that each learner can achieve optimal, individual learning success. We integrate group projects, reflections, case study discussions, simulations, practical projects, innovation workshops and experiential learning elements into our collaborative learning across all courses – using classroom-based and virtual sessions where appropriate.

All teaching content is based on the latest scientific findings

MBS pursues an evidence-based approach to teaching and only draws on current, scientifically validated theories, approaches and methods. Personal and practical experiences (clearly indicated as such and not as generally valid knowledge) provides additional learning context.

Learning means being curious

MBS lecturers foster curiosity, inspire our students and build their confidence to acquire knowledge and gain experience. They encourage independent thinking and challenge students’ ideas. We embolden students to think outside the box. As a team of explorers, we approach the learning process together, placing a particular focus on dialogue and feedback. Everyone takes responsibility for themselves and for others. Although we measure learning success with grades, our primary concern is the successful personal development of each individual student.


“I’ve gained a lot of valuable theoretical knowledge and tactical strategies during my study at MBS, which have guided me through my daily work until now.”

Xinxin Zhou, Master International Marketing and Brand Management


We apply an array of teaching and learning formats as appropriate in our study programs. These formats place a particular emphasis on lived experience, projects and skills. It is our firm belief that this is the only way for learning to yield lasting results – moving away from teacher-centered methods towards modern learning formats firmly rooted in the real world.

Interested in some examples? Here’s a selection of the formats we use.

Business and Social Projects – Learning From and With Partners in Practice
Business and Social Projects – Learning From and With Partners in Practice

Business projects with partner companies are an integral part of all study programs. They give students the opportunity to work on a real project for a large corporation, a medium-sized enterprise, a start-up or a non-profit organization. Students work in teams on these practical projects over several months. This allows them to familiarize themselves with the company’s internal processes and structures while also successfully applying their newly acquired expertise in practice.
Students on bachelor’s programs at MBS complete a social project in cooperation with a social institution or non-profit organization at the very beginning of their studies. In addition to project management skills, the students immerse themselves in other realities of life and see things from different perspectives.

Hands-on Workshops – Sustainable Learning Through Knowledge Application
Hands-on Workshops – Sustainable Learning Through Knowledge Application

Our study programs see students get hands-on with specific tasks in workshop settings. In digitalization workshops, for example, students actively apply digital technologies, program their own project websites and implement online marketing measures. Other workshops focus on agile working methods and creative techniques.

In the Start-up Week specially designed for the MBA General Management, students apply Design Thinking and Lean Start-up concepts, develop their own ideas in a design sprint and share them with founders from the MBS community. Students on the Innovation and Entrepreneurship master’s program also follow a similar path, completing a start-up project that includes creating various applications on digital prototypes.

The MBS Career Center also holds regular workshops that see students work on real tasks and benefit from supervision from our many corporate partners. This is how to put knowledge into practice!

From the Classroom to the Whole World – Learning in Different Places
From the Classroom to the Whole World – Learning in Different Places

Learning at MBS takes place in many locations – from internships in Germany and abroad to semesters at partner universities, class excursions and cultural activities. This is because we believe new knowledge and insights are generated by more than just classroom-based teaching. Lecturers might invite students to immerse themselves in Asian culture in Munich’s Westpark or discuss case studies at the relevant company’s offices. The same applies to a wide range of lectures on practical issues. Experts from various companies regularly visit MBS to give guest lectures, while students visit companies and organizations to learn directly on site.

Business Simulations and Competitions – First-hand Practical Experience
Business Simulations and Competitions – First-hand Practical Experience

A special learning experience awaits MBA General Management students during the Business Simulation Week. After a two-day bootcamp in accounting and finance, students take on specific key roles in a struggling company over four days with the task of leading it back to profitability and growth. It’s a challenging endeavor in which students immediately experience the impact of their own actions.
We also use simulations in our other degree programs to provide direct applications and feedback, such as in culture-specific courses, to simulate behaviors and general dynamics (networks, cultural factors, etc.) and place them in a realistic context.
Our students also have opportunities to participate in various competitions as part of their learning journey to get feedback from within MBS and beyond. Examples include open innovation challenges, business plan competitions and the IUM Mark Challenge on luxury business. Students prepare all necessary documents and meet requirements in class to ensure their success.

"Teaching at MBS is hands-on with practical real-world learning techniques. For example, during the MBA Simulation Week, we had the chance to assume the roles of high-ranking executives leading an international business all while solving a wide range of complex managerial problems on the fly. It is this kind of applied learning that makes studying at MBS very enriching."

Immaculata Baradyana, MBA General Management

"Studying at MBS allowed me to gain innumerable and valuable theoretical knowledge in all the important business areas, which I apply in my work life to all of the tasks that come my way. With the help of a collaborative studying process, students are inspired to apply the gained knowledge to real-life business problem-solving and stay curious to learn more."

Marija Radulovic, Bachelor International Business



Thanks to our modern syllabi and innovative approaches to teaching, our shared learning journey is the perfect preparation for future professional challenges and the next steps in your career. It is particularly important to MBS as a university that you, as a student, can forge your own path and develop as an individual.
Our institutional learning goals reflect MBS’ mission and values, have been refined for each study program and are at the heart of everything we do. They represent the skills you will acquire, develop, consolidate and hone during your studies.
Our Assurance of Learning process monitors your attainment of competency goals during your studies. This special form of quality assurance enables us to continuously develop our syllabi, teaching and learning formats – and thereby ensure your personal learning success.

MBS Graduates...

...are globally minded with a cultural awareness that enables them to act consciously in an international environment.

...have a holistic overview of relevant theories and practices of international business and management.

...act responsively by incorporating ethical and sustainability considerations into their decisions.

... collaborate effectively with others in leadership positions and in other roles.

...have an entrepreneurial mindset and the ability to develop innovative, creative solutions.

...are critical thinkers who can make decisions based on sound, analytical reasoning.

...are committed to continuous personal development and lifelong learning.

Learning goals for our study programs



As part of our efforts to continuously improve our teaching quality, Munich Business School also supports its lecturers’ personal and professional development. Initiatives to improve teaching and student learning include:

  • Individual professional development measures
  • Workshops on different teaching methods
  • Open in-house training and seminars
  • Language courses
  • Ongoing dialogue between faculty, whether on campus or online

Annual MBS Teaching Day with extensive workshops and BarCamps

The MBS Teaching Award

Excellent teaching should be rewarded

We have awarded the MBS Teaching Award since 2020 in recognition of outstanding teaching. The award criteria include the use of innovative teaching concepts, a strong commitment to teaching and a focus on learning success, as well as excellent student supervision and support. The award comes with prize money of EUR 2,500.

Previous teaching award winners:

" To be able to inspire young people from all over the world and future leaders every year is a privilege. If students write in the teaching evaluation not about the lecturer, but about themselves and the individual, personal development they have made in the course, I have achieved my teaching goal."

Professor Dr. Christian Schmidkonz, MBS Teaching Award 2020

„It is my ambition to provide my students with a well-founded education that will enable them to understand, to analyze and to evaluate complex issues. To achieve this, I believe it is essential to be open with students, to create a positive learning environment, and to have fun and dedication in the classroom!“

Professor Dr. Florian Bartholomae, MBS Teaching Award 2021

"I consider myself a Management Professor with head, heart & hand. I think this slogan represents nicely what I stand for in teaching. Of course, university courses are first and foremost about content Next is the heart, the passion: I burn for the courses and the content I teach. Finally comes the hand, the doing and trying out. Experimentation plays an important role, especially in digital contexts. "

Professor Dr. David Wagner, MBS Teaching Award 2021

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