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, 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.
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.
As the first private university in Bavaria, Munich Business School has received the institutional accreditation by the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat).
For the first time, MBS was able to place itself in the international QS University rankings. The Master International Business program was ranked 91st among the Master in Management programs. Only 8 Master programs from Germany are represented in the 135 programs in the ranking. In the “Return on Investment” indicator, the program ranks 24th worldwide and 4th among German universities.
The full-time MBA International Management program is also included in the Global MBA Ranking for the first time as one of only 7 programs in Germany. Also here the studies pay off: In terms of return on investment, Munich Business School ranks second in Germany and 61st out of 251 universities represented worldwide.
“We are pleased about the increased international visibility of the MBS,” said MBS Dean Professor Dr. Stefan Baldi. “The fact that we were the only university of applied sciences in Germany to be able to place ourselves shows that the quality of our offerings can compete well with internationally renowned universities. In the future we will continue to work hard to further improve our quality and to make it internationally visible. We will continue to strengthen the profile of MBS as one of the most international business schools in Germany and continue to emphasize practical relevance.”
Source: QS World University Ranking 2019
In the latest edition of the student survey trendence Graduate Barometer, Munich Business School (MBS) achieved a great result once again, confirming its convincing achievements of recent years. According to the “German Business Edition” of the trendence Graduate Barometer 2018, for which business students of German universities were surveyed, MBS is the best private university of applied sciences in the categories “internationality of studies” and “practical relevance of studies”.
A total of more than 13,000 Bachelor and Master students from 107 German universities and universities of applied sciences offering business study programs took part in the student survey. Subsequently, their answers were evaluated by the independent experts of market research and consulting firm trendence.
Internationality and Practical Relevance of Studies: MBS Amongst the Top German Universities
Internationality and practical relevance have always been two of the basic pillars of Munich Business School’s educational approach. According to the survey, the Bachelor and Master students of MBS share this view: Both the “exchange programs” (3.6 on a scale of 1 to 4) and the “lectures in a foreign language” (3.4) are excellently rated by them. This puts MBS in 7th place among all universities with business study programs in Germany, and in the shared top position among all private universities of applied sciences.
Munich Business School’s strong international orientation is also reflected in the above-average qualifications of its students in this field: 54 percent of participating MBS students have already completed an internship abroad (Germany-wide: 18.1 percent) while 92 percent consider their English as fluent (Germany-wide: 69.3 percent). In addition, all MBS Bachelor and Master students complete at least one integrated semester abroad at an international partner university during their studies – an experience that less than a third of students at German universities are able to enjoy.
Munich Business School also cuts a good figure in the “practical relevance of studies” category: Both the “practical relevance of teaching content” (3.3 on a scale of 1 to 4) and the “practical semesters, internships” (3.2) receive good marks from the students. This means 12th place among all German universities that offer business studies – and once more, 1st place among all private universities of applied sciences.
Overall, MBS students give their university a grade of 2.3 (on a scale of 1 to 7); more than four out of five students would recommend Munich Business School to others.
“We are very happy about the great results of the trendence Graduate Barometer 2018, which provide us with particularly valuable information as they are based directly on the feedback of our students. We are pleased with the positive assessment, but we will also take a close look at the areas in which we can improve further,” says Prof. Dr. Stefan Baldi, Dean of Munich Business School.
MBS Students Command a Great Set of Soft Skills
In addition to internationality and practical relevance, Munich Business School attaches great importance to the personal development of its students. The self-assessments of the MBS students surveyed prove that this concept is working: they consider themselves well prepared for the job market with regard to their soft skills – and in some cases are well above the German average.
Source: trendence Institut
In the 2018 edition of the WirtschaftsWoche university ranking, Munich Business School (MBS) accomplished an excellent result. In the field of business administration, MBS achieved rank 6 amongst all universities of applied sciences in Germany. It is thus the best rated private university of applied sciences in the ranking – and the only one that has achieved a top ten position for the ninth time in a row.
On behalf of German business magazine WirtschaftsWoche, HR service provider Universum Global had conducted interviews with 500 HR managers from small, medium, and large companies of various industries throughout Germany. The decision-makers were asked to select from a list those universities whose graduates, in their opinion, best meet the requirements of their companies. Thereby, the ranking provides a representative indicator of the employability of university graduates.
MBS Graduates Are Excellently Prepared for the Labor Market
The outcomes of the WirtschaftsWoche university ranking confirms the excellent results of Munich Business School in the trendence University Employability Ranking as well as in the Global University Ranking U-Multirank: here again, MBS had achieved the top position amongst all private universities of applied sciences for business administration. In a nutshell, MBS graduates do not have to worry about their employability.
A closer look at the results of the ranking shows that, besides some of the big public universities, focused public and private institutions were able to achieve very good positions – such as University of Mannheim and WHU in Vallendar, ESB Reutlingen and Munich Business School.
“We are very happy that we have been able to finish amongst the top 10 universities of applied sciences for nine consecutive years now. We are particularly proud of the fact that none of our competitors have succeeded in doing so. This is all the more remarkable as MBS is by far the smallest university that regularly ranks amongst the top ranked universities," says Prof. Dr. Stefan Baldi, Dean of Munich Business School.
Munich Business School is thus again rated by far the best private university in the Munich area by employers (IUBH 15th place, ISM 17th place, FOM 51st place, others could not rank among the top 50).
“We consider this as proof of the consistently high quality of our education, but also as an incentive to continue working hard on preparing our graduates for the challenges of the working world in an ideal way. Through our international approach, with a strong focus on practical relevance and personal development, we strive for enabling our graduates to actively shape their professional future – be it as executive managers in a company or as founders of their own start-up."
Excellent Grades for International Orientation of the Bachelor and Master Programs – Global Top 25 Performer in “Student Mobility”
Munich, 8 June 2018 – According to the independent global university ranking U-Multirank 2018, Munich Business School (MBS) is Germany’s best private university of applied sciences in “Business Studies” – thereby maintaining the top position of last year’s ranking. The Bachelor and Master programs were awarded top ratings in “International Orientation”. On top of that, MBS is again ranked amongst the “Top 25 Performing Universities in Student Mobility” on a global scale.
Since 2014, U-Multirank, the biggest global university ranking, has evaluated universities in the five categories “Teaching & Learning”, “Research”, “Knowledge Transfer”, “International Orientation”, and “Regional Commitment”. In its current fifth edition, the ranking experts examined and rated 1,614 universities in 95 countries. In the “Business Studies” subject area, 493 universities were assessed, amongst them 46 German ones. The evaluation also included the results of a students’ survey with over 100,000 participants.
MBS Is Again Germany’s Best Private University of Applied Sciences in “Business Studies”
In the overall evaluation, taking into account all ranking criteria, MBS achieved an excellent first place among all private German universities of applied sciences offering business administration study programs – a feat MBS had already achieved in last year’s ranking.
“We are very proud of our great result in the current U-Multirank university ranking. The good positions of recent years confirm the consistently high quality of our study programs. We will continue to work hard to maintain this level and to improve further,” says Prof. Dr. Stefan Baldi, Dean of Munich Business School.
Top Ratings for International Orientation of Bachelor and Master Programs
U-Multirank awarded top ratings to the international orientation of MBS’s Bachelor and Master programs. In this context, the Bachelor International Business program achieved 10 of 13 points, the Master programs even won 12 of 13 points.
In total, MBS took the eighth rank amongst German universities (public as well as private universities and universities of applied sciences) in the “International Orientation” category – representing the top position amongst private universities of applied sciences.
“We traditionally attach great importance to the international orientation of our study programs. We are therefore delighted that the U-Multirank experts have rated this aspect particularly highly. Our goal will continue to be to prepare our students as well as possible for their future careers in the international business world,” says Prof. Dr. Stefan Baldi about the good result.
Global Top 25 Performer in Student Mobility
Already for the third year in a row, MBS is ranked amongst the “Top 25 Performing Universities in Student Mobility”. According to the U-Multirank experts, having “an international student body and offering students the opportunity to study part of their degree programme abroad is an indication of the international orientation of a university. In order to provide a full picture of mobility and international exchange U-Multirank takes into account both incoming and outgoing mobility.”
Students Award Good Ratings for „Teaching & Learning“
In the “Teaching & Learning” category, the results of a students’ survey with over 100,000 participants were taken into account. The students had been interviewed with regards to the quality of courses and teaching, their learning experience, and the practical orientation of the courses, amongst others. MBS students rated their university with “good” in seven of eight criteria.
Comprehensive Evaluation of Universities
U-Multirank is the first international university ranking that – through its multidimensional approach – attempts to draw a picture of the examined universities that is as comprehensive as possible. To come to results, U-Multirank bundles data from several sources, inter alia from bibliometric and international patent data bases, university data and the data of an extensive student survey. U-Multirank is subsidized by the European Union.
In the latest edition of the independent global university ranking U-Multirank, Munich Business School (MBS) was able to confirm its convincing results of the previous year and is Germany’s best private university of applied sciences in “Business Studies”. Its Bachelor, Master and MBA programs were awarded with top ratings in the category “International Orientation”. Moreover, its students confirmed MBS’ high “Teaching & Learning” quality.
Since 2014, U-Multirank, the biggest global university ranking, has been evaluating universities in the five categories “Teaching & Learning”, “Research”, “Knowledge Transfer”, “International Orientation” and “Regional Commitment”. In its current fourth edition, the ranking experts examined and rated 1,500 universities in 99 countries, among them 89 in Germany. The evaluation also included the results of a students’ survey comprising 100,000 participants.
In the overall evaluation, taking into account all ranking criteria, MBS achieved an excellent sixth place among all German universities of applied sciences offering business administration study programs – and thus is number one of all private institutions (overview).
As in the previous year, MBS was able, above all, to convince the independent experts – and its own students – in the areas of “International Orientation” and “Teaching & Learning”.
U-Multirank awarded “very good” (grade 1 on a scale of 1 to 5) to the international orientation of the MBS Bachelor, Master and MBA programs. In this context, the Bachelor International Business program achieved 10 of 13 points, the Master and MBA programs even won 12 of 13 points. The “Opportunities to study abroad” received “good” (grade 2) from the interviewed MBS students.
In the category “International Orientation” at university level throughout Germany, MBS took the 7th rank and the 3rd rank among all universities of applied sciences (overview). To evaluate the international orientation, the experts scrutinized factors such as mandatory stays abroad, opportunities for an international dual degree and the number of international students at the university.
In the “Teaching & Learning” category, students were interviewed with regards to the quality of courses and teaching, inclusion of work/ practical experience, overall learning experience, organization of the programs and contact with teachers. For these aspects, students rated “their” MBS with “good” (grade 2) in 7 of 8 criteria. This places MBS among Germany’s best universities across all disciplines in this category as well, ranking second of all universities and thus finishing first amongst all German universities of applied sciences in “Teaching & Learning” (overview).
“We are very proud to have succeeded in confirming last year’s good results in this ranking. We place highest priority on the international orientation of our study programs. Therefore, we are particularly pleased that this aspect was so favorably rated by the experts and also our students,” comments Prof. Dr. Stefan Baldi, Dean of MBS. “And we are also particularly happy about the good results of the student survey in the areas of ‘Teaching & Learning’. After all, student satisfaction is the most crucial parameter for our university.”
U-Multirank is the first international university ranking that – through its multidimensional approach – attempts to draw a picture of the examined universities that is as comprehensive as possible. To come to results, U-Multirank bundles data from several sources, inter alia from bibliometric and international patent data bases, university data and the data of an extensive student survey. U-Multirank is subsidized by the European Union.
To see the overall results for MBS here.
The CHE University Ranking published this week certifies the high international orientation of Munich Business School (MBS). All the study programs provided – from Bachelor International Business through the Master’s programs of Master International Business as well as Master Sports Business and Communication right through to MBA programs in General Management and International Management – are included in the leading group in the ranking category „International Orientation of Study & Teaching“. Students at MBS awarded their university the overall grade of 1.9 in the student survey.
In the university ranking system U-Multirank and the trendence Graduate Barometer , Munich Business School was already convincing with the international orientation of its study programs. The independent experts of the Centre for University Development (CHE) have now reached a similar outcome.
The study programs Bachelor International Business, MBA General Management and MBA International Management were able to convince in the current ranking with 9 out of 11 possible points, the Master International Business even achieved 10 of 11 points. The Master Sports Business and Communication with 8 out of 11 points likewise should be attributed to the leading group.
Indicators such as time spent abroad during studying, the proportion of international students and the provision of foreign language study programs were evaluated in the ranking category „International Orientation of Study &Teaching“
In the student survey forming an important component of the CHE University Ranking, MBS similarly achieved a good value with an overall grade of 1.9 (on a scale of 1 to 6).
MBS students awarded the teaching provided a grade of 2.0. They showed they were especially satisfied with the international orientation of teaching provided here (grade 1.4), with more than 90 % of those questioned evaluating it as „good“ or „very good“.
In the category academic feasibility the students awarded an overall grade of 1.8. They commented especially positively regarding access to teaching events (grade 1.7) and concerning the numbers of participants on courses (grade 1.4).
Questioned concerning time spent abroad, above all the appeal of the courses of study at the foreign universities arranged (grade 1.7), information on studies abroad (grade 1.7) as well as support and advice during preparation for studying abroad (grade 2.0) was convincing.
In the ranking category of relevance to the employment market and professional careers (overall grade 2.1), MBS students awarded good grades, above all in the field of professional relevance of qualifications awarded (grade 1.8) and the number of courses with practical relevance (grade 1.8).
„We are satisfied with the performance of MBS in many fields of the CHE University Ranking. We are especially pleased to receive further confirmation of the international orientation of our study programs,“ , Prof. Stefan Baldi, Dean of Munich Business School told us.
You can find an overview of results for Munich Business School in the CHE University Ranking here.
CHE University Ranking is the most comprehensive and detailed ranking of German universities and universities of applied science. It covers 39 subjects and is produced using a sophisticated methodology: Alongside facts on academic studies, teaching, equipment and research, the ranking contains students‘ opinions on the conditions for studying at their universities, as well as for some subjects on the reputation of specialist areas amongst professors.
More than 300 German universities and universities of applied science, more than 2,700 subject fields, more than 10,000 study programs and more than 30 subjects are evaluated by independent experts in the current CHE University Ranking. You can find the overall results and further information on the CHE University Ranking here.
93.5 per cent of the Bachelor and Master students of Munich Business School (MBS) would recommend their study program to others – this is what one of the results from the students’ survey trendence Graduate Barometer 2017 tells us. The students at MBS showed they were particularly satisfied with the internationality and practical relevance of their academic education, as well as with the student services provided at and by their university.
For the latest edition of their student survey, the experts of trendence research institute evaluated data from 14,128 Bachelor and Master students at 111 German universities in the “Business“ field.
The MBS especially obtained points in the categories internationality, practical relevance and student services.
The “internationality of education“ at MBS was evaluated as outstanding by students, both the quality of the „exchange programs/ semesters abroad, university partnerships“ (satisfaction 93.4 %; Germany: 73.9 %) as well as the „lectures in a foreign language“ (85.8 %; Germany: 67.8 %) achieved good above-average values. As a logical consequence, MBS is included amongst the Top Ten of all German universities in the ranking category “Internationality of education“.
The students were likewise very satisfied with the “practical relevance of education“ (ranked 13th out of all German universities). The students evaluated all individual indicators in the comparison here particularly well: the “practical relevance of course contents“ (93.3 %; Germany: 65.5 %), the „excursions, case studies, guest lectures“ (81.8 %; Germany: 56.6 %) as well as the „practical semesters, internships“ (78.6 %; Germany: 60.1 %).
In the category „Services“, MBS ended up ranked 11th of all German universities. At MBS, the students receive “swift responses to queries“ (79.1 %; Germany: 67.2 %) from „competent contact persons“ (85.0 %; Germany: 68.6%) in “transparent responsibilities“ (79.4 %; Germany: 60.8 %).
Overall, the surveyed MBS students awarded their university a grade of 2.1 (on a scale of 1 = “very satisfied“ to 7 = “very unsatisfied“).
The Bachelor and Master students obviously do not just hold the quality of education at MBS in high esteem, but also the city of Munich where the university is situated, as their future place of work: More than 40 % of them plan to look for a job in the Bavarian state capital following graduation. Students at other universities in Germany, by contrast, comparatively frequently return to their home regions or look for a job anywhere in Germany; only 22 % remain in the city where they studied.
Also the number of those aspiring to careers overseas at MBS is high and above-average: 19.6 % of MBS students want to work overseas following graduation, throughout the whole of Germany the figure is merely 10.9 %.
Whether in Munich or overseas – students at MBS feel they are well prepared for starting their professional careers: in comparison to the average for the whole of Germany, significantly fewer students plan further study and qualifications – and instead of this plan to start working in their career immediately.
The number of those wishing to start a business during or right after their studies is likewise above-average: more than one in four MBS students (27.7 %; Germany: 19.2 %) is planning their own start-up. “We consider it an important role to not only impart economic knowledge and soft skills to our students, but over and above this encourage them to develop their own ideas and also put them into practice. For this reason, courses in entrepreneurship, business plan workshops, business idea pitching competitions and similar provisions are fixed components of the curricula at Munich Business School,” says Prof. Dr. Stefan Baldi, Dean of MBS.
MBS students have no concerns about their professional future, also thanks to the extensive services offered by the Career Center, available to all MBS students with advice and assistance: starting with career training and coaching through numerous career events right through to support when searching for internship and entry-level positions in well-known businesses.
Consequently, MBS students replied to the two questions “It will be difficult to get a job following graduation“ as well as “I am concerned for my professional future“, all 100 % – with a clear “No“.
Source: trendence Institut
According to the recently released University Employability Ranking Germany 2016, the graduates of Munich Business School (MBS) enjoy an excellent reputation amongst Germany-based companies, and are consequently sought-after specialists. Of all German universities, MBS achieved the 13th position, ranking first amongst all private universities of applied sciences (including all academic subjects) across the country.
Research institute trendence and HR consultancy Emerging had conducted the Global University Employability Survey by interviewing about 6,000 cross-sector employers worldwide, amongst them 186 German ones. The company representatives were to rate the employability levels of the universities’ graduates. Besides their expertise, soft skills were another important factor to be included into the evaluation.
"We are very proud of this positive result. Being one of the leading business schools in Germany, we consider it our duty to perfectly prepare our graduates for the working world”, Prof. Dr. Stefan Baldi, Dean of MBS, expresses his joy about the ranking. “The result is a confirmation of our approach to not only impart managerial expertise into our students, but to support them in their personality development. After all, soft skills play an important role in the working environment.”
Confirming the Employability of MBS Graduates
The University Employability Ranking Germany 2016 reinforces the results MBS had achieved in the WirtschaftsWoche University Ranking 2016. The latter ranking equally investigates and rates the employability of German university graduates.
The complete University Employability Ranking Germany 2016 is available here.
Top positions in “Teaching & Learning” and “International Orientation”
In the most comprehensive global university ranking U-Multirank, Munich Business School (MBS) achieved excellent results. In the area of “Teaching & Learning”, MBS belongs to Germany’s best universities, in the aspect of “International Orientation”, the independent ranking counts MBS even among the “Global Top 25 Performers”.
Since 2014, the U-Multirank consortium evaluates universities worldwide in the categories of “Teaching & Learning”, “Research”, “Knowledge Transfer”, “International Orientation” and “Regional Engagement”. The current third edition examined the performance of more than 1300 universities from 90 countries, amongst them 85 German institutions of higher learning.
“Global Top 25 Performers”
In particular, MBS had been able to convince in the area of “International Orientation”. This category considers factors such as the number of international students at a university and its students’ stays abroad. In this respect, MBS not only belongs to the top 3 universities in Germany – the ranking also counts the university among the “Global Top 25 Performers” in student mobility.
The ranking further assigns MBS a top position for its performance in the area of “Teaching & Learning”: In this domain, Munich Business School achieved a 2nd position among all German universities. Among others, the study evaluated factors such as the average graduation rate of Master students and the faculty-students ratio.
“We are really very happy about this excellent result which confirms other rankings for our university. We are particularly proud of the good positions achieved in internationality and teaching, because in our self-coception and in teaching our students, we place the highest importance on these aspects”, states the MBS dean, Prof. Dr. Stefan Baldi. “The ranking shows that for MBS, these principles are not just empty words but are actively lived.”
Comprehensive evaluation of universities
U-Multirank is the first international university ranking that – through its multidimensional approach – attempts to draw a picture of the examined university that is as comprehensive as possible – and not only uses research achievements as a basis for evaluation. To come to results, U-Multirank bundles data from several sources, inter alia from bibliometric and international patent data bases, university data and the data of an extensive student survey. U-Multirank is subsidized by the European Union.
For the official press release and more information on the ranking please visit here.
Munich Business School (MBS) has once again achieved top results in the WirtschaftsWoche University Ranking. The current 2016 edition of the ranking, published this week by the German business magazine, rates MBS in the top ten of all universities of applied sciences for business administration in all of Germany. This makes MBS the only private university in to finish in the top ten in each of the last eight editions of the prestigious ranking.
On behalf of WirtschaftsWoche, research and consultancy firm Universum has surveyed 540 human resources managers from different industries in Germany. They were asked to rate the best universities from a list of academic institutions whose graduates, in their view, fulfilled the corporations' requirements the most – providing a representative indicator of the graduates' employability.
Continuous Academic Quality
With its seventh overall place, Munich Business School has achieved a top ten position for the eighth time in a row – a feat none of its private competitors has been able to accomplish. And also a strong indicator that MBS provides continuous academic quality and a high grade of employability to its students and graduates.
Amongst all private institutions, MBS has been able to hold a top position for several years now, ranking second this year. Looking at South Germany exclusively, MBS is the by far best-rated private university (IUBH is ranked 18th, ISM 20th, FOM 52nd – others not ranked among the top 50 in Germany).
"We are once again very happy with our result achieved in the WirtschaftsWoche University Ranking as it provides a significant indication of our graduates' employability and, likewise, our educational concept," says Prof. Dr. Stefan Baldi, Dean of MBS.
Practical Relevance, International Experience and Language Skills
The surveyed human resources executives placed high priority on the practical relevance of the academic education in their ranking, but aspects such as the international experience and language skills of the graduates played an important role, as well. In both the latter areas, graduates of private universities were seen to be superior in comparison to their likes of public universities.
The students of Munich Business School (MBS) are highly satisfied with their university – according to the outcome of the students’ survey trendence Graduate Barometer 2016. Above all, the categories “Lecturers/ Professors”, “Practical relevance”, “Internationality” as well as “Student Service” were the areas where MBS received excellent ratings – placing the university clearly above the German and European average with respect to many of the surveyed criteria.
106 students from the Bachelor and Master programs of Munich Business School participated in the annually conducted survey by trendence Institute. An astounding 92.5% of them would recommend MBS to others: “All in all, I am very satisfied with the university I have chosen. My rather high expectations were even exceeded in nearly every respect,” was the assessment of a Master student in an anonymous statement.
In total, the experts of trendence had processed the data of 13,660 business administration students at 113 German universities.
Best Ratings for Practical Relevance and Internationality of the Studies
The students participating in the survey awarded excellent grades for the categories of practical relevance and internationality, but MBS also scored with the quality of its lecturers, its close ties to the economy, its Career Service and additional student service offers. “We take it as a great affirmation that our students awarded the best ratings exactly in those areas that we ourselves consider our primordial values,” was the highly pleased response of Prof. Dr. Stefan Baldi, Dean of Munich Business School, regarding the students positive feedback.
As it turned out, MBS students were particularly happy with the categories “Practical relevance” (92.3%; Germany: 63.5%), “Excursions, case studies, guest lectures” (89.8%; G.: 54.6%) and the “Practical semesters, internships” (84.7%; G.: 61.0%). Amongst all German universities – all institutions of higher learning, public as well as private – MBS achieved an astounding 4th place.
According to the opinion of the students, MBS also clearly ranks above the German average in the category “Internationality” – scoring 3rd in the nation-wide competition. But MBS students also perceive “Exchange programs/ semesters abroad, University partnerships” (91.0%; G.: 68.3%) and “Lectures in a foreign language” (89.2%; G.: 60.9%) as above average and positive.
High Expertise and Didactic Competence
Students assessed the MBS lecturers as “competent in their specific subject” (92.1%; G.: 88.1%), “didactically skilled” (86.1%; G.: 64.6%) and also as “motivated and supportive” (82.2%; G.: 73.9%) – bringing MBS to the 7th rank among all German universities in this category. “A great university with competent professors, future-oriented events and close ties to the economy,” a student of the Master International Business program summarized.
The service offers for students, too, met with positive feedback: The Career Center (No. 9 for all of Germany), as well as additional student services (No. 7) were generally positively rated.
“We not only want to equip our students with professional knowledge on their way into the corporate world”, explains Prof. Dr. Stefan Baldi. “We also believe that it is our task to give competent advice in all questions related to their studies and to support our graduates as much as possible in their transition to professional life.”
Altogether, MBS has been able to improve compared to last year: In 25 of the 28 measurement criteria, student satisfaction has improved.
MBS students with above-average qualifications
Not only MBS achieved excellent results in the trendence Graduate Barometer survey; the qualifications of the MBS students, too, convinced in this German-European competition: An impressive 78.8% of them has already studied abroad (G.: 30.6%; Europe: 33.8%), 92.2% did internships within Germany (G.: 61.4%; E.: 62.7%) and 51.6% did one abroad (G.: 20.0%; E.: 22.7%).
The internationality of the studies at MBS and the high portion of international students are clearly perceptible with regard to command of foreign languages: 92.2% of the students speak more than one foreign language (G.: 67.2%; no data for Europe as a whole available). These are great conditions for an international career: After all, 28.7% of the MBS students are planning to work abroad (G.: 11.4%; E.: 17.5%).
“In the name of our university, I want to thank our students. We are very happy about the altogether very positive feedback, but in order to improve, we will also consider the individual issues that caused criticism,” the Dean, Prof. Dr. Stefan Baldi, summarized.
Munich, July 22, 2015 – Munich Business School (MBS) has achieved excellent results in the current WirtschaftsWoche University Ranking 2015. In the category "Best universities of applied sciences in business administration", MBS was ranked second overall and number one in Bavaria – further increasing its ranking of the previous years. This makes MBS the top-ranked private university of applied sciences in the area of business administration.
On behalf of WirtschaftsWoche, the consultancy firm Universum had conducted interviews with 540 HR managers from all over Germany. Those decision makers were asked to rate the best universities from a list of academic institutions whose graduates, in their view, fulfilled the corporations’ requirements the most. In the survey, precisely 10 per cent voted in favor of MBS. This is the second best result of all German universities of applied sciences in the field of business administration. Among private universities of applied sciences, MBS was even ranked first, relegating other renowned educational institutions to lower positions.
Focusing on practical orientation
According to WirtschaftsWoche, the HR executives placed high priority on the practical relevance of the academic training in their ranking – a factor gaining increasing importance among companies. In addition, the university ranking revealed that graduates of universities and other academic institutions in metropolitan areas are highly sought-after on the job market, with Munich and Berlin being the most favored locations.
"We are very happy about this excellent result. We are, as a principle, committed to prepare our graduates as well as possible to their professional future," declares Prof. Dr. Stefan Baldi, dean of Munich Business School. "The fact that the HR managers of German companies have such a good opinion of our graduates, and also implicitly about our training concept, confirms our approach."
Number one among private universities of applied sciences
MBS has been able to maintain its position amongst the top ten of the University Ranking of WirtschaftsWoche since 2009. In past years, MBS had been ranked sixth back-to-back-to-back before making the leap to second place this year. Among private universities of applied sciences, MBS has been able to continuously defend its top position for several years.
Internationality, practice-orientation and personality: These are the values for which MBS flies its flag and the foundation for its curriculum. An approach which, according to the “trendence Graduate Barometer 2015” survey, seems to be well received by its students. They gave their university excellent credentials and awarded top marks in series.
90% of the interviewed MBS Bachelor and Master students answered the questions regarding overall satisfaction with their university by giving marks of 1 or 2 (in a scale of 1=very satisfied to 7=very dissatisfied). “Of course, we are thrilled with this outstanding rating especially considering the results of Germany overall (Germany: 65%),” comments MBS Dean Prof. Dr. Stefan Baldi. The fact that 80% of the students feel perfectly prepared for their professional careers by their MBS education (G: 35%) speaks for itself. A recommendation rate of almost 90% and very high satisfaction with the MBS services round off the excellent overall assessment.
By national comparison, MBS students have significantly more international experience than their average fellow students – be it with regard to studies abroad, internships abroad or the command of additional foreign languages. Rated at 88%, the “internationality of the study programs” itself also clearly ranges above the German average (68%). The students’ future plans also fit well into this picture: After graduating from MBS, 38% of the interviewed students want to study at a university abroad (G: 10%), 32% intend to work in another country (G: 11%).
At MBS, practice orientation is not only imparted via relevant contents (MBS: 91%, G: 65%), but also through good company contacts, established and maintained, for example, by expert presentations and collaborations or the Career Center. This is perhaps one of the reasons why none of the interviewed MBS students expects difficulties to find work in 2015 (G: 32%).
In addition to their extracurricular commitments (MBS: 78%, G: 59%), their higher motivation to perform will undoubtedly also be helpful (MBS: 49 h/week, G: 44 h/week). Accordingly, MBS students see themselves as strong personalities (reliable, resilient, motivated, with high social competence, very flexible) ready to assume leadership responsibilities (MBS: 92%, G: 68%).
* The Berlin trendence Institute interviewed more than 35,000 students at more than 130 universities throughout Germany about their universities and their career goals.
The “International Business” and “Sports Business & Communication” Master’s degree programmes of the Munich Business School (MBS) have recorded top positions in the current CHE university ranking, where the university excelled above all in the internationality and practical orientation categories.
The Centre of Higher Education (CHE) annually assesses German universities using student and lecturer surveys based on a questionnaire with up to 34 criteria per subject. The MBS Bachelor’s, Master’s and MBA degree programmes excelled in the internationality and practical orientation categories.
Knowledge of cultural characteristics, other markets and the international flow of goods are indispensable in view of the internationally networked nature of today’s economies. Bachelor and Master students at MBS are full of praise when it comes to the international orientation of the university’s degree programmes. They particularly value aspects such as the foreign language teaching, integration of study abroad and the many students from different countries and cultures. Over 75 percent of the course material at the private business school is taught in a foreign language. In addition, the university’s extensive network of partner universities allows MBS to offer its students the opportunity to gather new experiences and learn different academic approaches all over the world. MBS also scores points with its mandatory study abroad, which may occur in the form of study or practical experience.
MBS was also able to convince with its practical orientation. Faculty and students alike praised the practical orientation of teaching at the university, which uses case studies, management exercises, business plans and renowned lecturers with practical experience at various different levels, to grant students close-to-market insights to traditional markets and the innovation centres of tomorrow. Curriculum and research topics are aligned to the needs of the economy and combine theory and practice, which is also why almost half of the faculty is composed of staff with a practical background.
The possibility to complete the programme within the standard period of study and the very good equipment of the teaching facilities were other areas where MBS excelled. “We are highly pleased with our many top positions in the CHE university ranking, as these are also a reflection of the satisfaction among our students,” commented Stefan Baldi, Dean of the Munich Business School and Professor of Management Information Systems. “The CHE university ranking can provide some initial orientation in terms of study offers and topical content, and shifts above all private institutions like MBS, which offer a more personal form of study, into the focus of prospective students and companies as potential employers.”
About the CHE Ranking
From December 2013 to January 2014, the Centre for Higher Education (CHE) performed a survey of faculties and students, where they were allowed to vote on various criteria at their universities. The universities are divided into a top, middle and bottom group based on these results. The detailed results of the ranking for 2014/15 were published on 6 May 2014 in the ZEIT Study Guide. Besides facts on study courses, teaching and equipment, the ranking also contains assessments from students on the studying conditions at their universities. The CHE therefore provides prospective students and other interested parties with an orientation tool for teaching quality and key subjects at the institutions.
Munich Business School (MBS) has confirmed its excellent position in the Wirtschaftswoche uni-ranking: just like in the previous two years, MBS is in 6th position in the ranking and is therefore the best-placed private university of applied sciences for business studies.
A good degree from a university or university of applied sciences alone is no longer sufficient for many human resources managers in the current environment. Applicants must stand out from other candidates through an interesting curriculum vitae, but also by having selected the right university. Wirtschaftswoche exclusively published the uni-ranking on 23 June, which was compiled by the consultancy Universum together with the human resources service provider access KellyOCG. The survey for the ranking questioned 571 human resources managers in both large corporations as well as smaller medium-sized companies.
Personality and practical experience
Personality and practical experience are the most important qualifications for human resources managers when selecting candidates, followed by a very good knowledge of English.
“International, practically relevant and personal, these three key phrases describe a course at Munich Business School”, says Prof. Dr. Stefan Baldi, Dean of Munich Business School. “We have already been focusing the curricula of our courses on these features for many years so that our students are provided with optimal preparation for their professional careers. These requirements are very similar to the results from the current ranking by Wirtschaftswoche and the feedback from our cooperation partners and alumni.”
The selection of a private or state university also plays a major role for the human resources managers. It is precisely in the areas of conduct, experience abroad, course length and knowledge of foreign languages that graduates from private universities frequently fare better than graduates from state universities.
Already since 2009 Munich Business School has flourished in the top ten universities in the Wirtschaftswoche uni-ranking and has even been in 6th position for the third year in succession. This means that Munich Business School is the only private university in the top ten. This success is particularly noteworthy because Munich Business School is the newest and smallest institution compared with the other universities.
The Universum university consulting company has carried out a survey of 189 German universities, also asking 9,000 students of economics for their opinions regarding their courses and their universities. Munich Business School is far ahead in the opinion of students.
The students gave Munich Business School excellent grades in all survey categories, leading to above-average ratings for their university. 88 percent of the participants are very satisfied or satisfied—the value among all students of economics in Germany is at 76 percent. The ratings “unsatisfied” or “very unsatisfied” were not assigned to Munich Business School.
Some of the top categories for MBS are “usability in practice“ (91 percent satisfied and very satisfied students compared to 54 percent in Germany as a whole) as well as the possibility of studying abroad, which is connected to the university’s international focus (91 percent satisfied and very satisfied MBS students vs. 59 percent in all of Germany). MBS also received clearly above-average ratings in all other survey categories, e.g. for its study program (82 vs. 68), the number of students per professor (90 vs. 54) as well as teaching quality, professors, business contacts or the career service.
The high degree of satisfaction becomes clear not only when looking at the detailed evaluations, but also at the answers to another question: 93 percent of students at Munich Business School would recommend studying at the university to others.