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.
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.
Though basic business principles apply everywhere, every international market is shaped by its own political, cultural and historical landscapes:
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:
An internship abroad allows you to not only get to know the academic world, but also professional practice on an international level:
The cooperation between Munich Business School and renowned international universities provides you with the opportunity to earn two different Master degrees within two years:
MBS offers its own language courses:
MBS created a special programs in cooperation with excellent foreign partner universities, especially for the MBA programs:
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 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.
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.
An Appointment with the Professor? Anytime!
The personal and individual atmosphere allows for studies unlike many mainstream universities.
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 at MBS
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
The Bachelor English Track is taught completely in English and addresses international students as well as German students who possess advanced English language skills.