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About us


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.
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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


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.


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 regularly undergoes evaluations by internal and external committees.

State recognition
In 1999, Munich Business School became the first private university in Bavaria to receive state recognition; in 2010, the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and the Arts granted unlimited state recognition.

Institutional accreditation by the German Council of Science and Humanities
Munich Business School was first accredited by the German Council of Science and Humanities (WR) in 2010. The Wissenschaftsrat is the most important advisory body for the development of science in Germany and is responsible, among other things, for the accreditation of non-state universities.

Program accreditation by FIBAA and Accreditation Council
All of Munich Business School's degree programs are accredited by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) and the Foundation Accreditation Council (AR). FIBAA is one of the six most important international accreditation agencies whose seal of quality confirms the professional relevance and quality of the study programs. The AR has the legal mandate to regulate the accreditation of study programs in Germany and thus ensure the quality of study and teaching.

Evaluation of courses
Every MBS course is evaluated anonymously in the interest of continuous quality assurance. At the end of the semester, each student evaluates all the courses he or she has attended and the instructors used for this purpose. The grades and the answers to the open questions form an important basis for decision-making for the further improvement of the course offerings and the curriculum of the following semester.

External evaluation
Through contacts with companies, external lecturers from the business world and members of the company advisory board, the curriculum is constantly adapted to the changing requirements 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.


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”.

Prof. Dr. Alexandra Hauser

Vice Dean Learning and Teaching
Professor for Responsible Leadership


Prof. Dr. Heiko Seif

Vice Dean for Research
Academic Director Master Sports Business and Communication


Maninderjit Pabla, M.A.

Vice Chancellor Finance, HR & Facility Management


Our Campus - small, but fine!

Munich Business School is located in the west of Munich, at Elsenheimerstrasse 61. Thanks to the good public transport connections, our campus can be reached quickly and easily from all directions.

Short distances characterize the daily study routine at MBS. Since the university only has one campus, you will quickly get in touch with your fellow students and the way to the MBS professors and staff is not far either. Often, the offices are located right next to your lecture hall! We appreciate the personal exchange among each other and the small but nice MBS campus gives you and us the perfect opportunity to do so!

On four floors you will not only find innovative seminar rooms, but also study rooms for individual learning, a computer lab, a library, a study center for working together or having lunch, an MBS lounge for bigger events, and a cozy garden where you can recharge your batteries between lectures in the summer.

Numerous student initiatives as well as the location of the MBS campus in the heart of the city of Munich with wide-ranging leisure, cultural and sports activities as well as a good infrastructure into the (European) surrounding area offer students all possibilities for a fulfilling student life - both inside and outside the MBS campus.

History of MBS

National and International Memberships

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

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.


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.

EMBA Consortium
EMBA Consortium

Munich Business School is a member of the EMBA Consortium for Global Business Innovation.

The EMBA Consortium for Global Business Innovation is the result of a collaboration between a number of business schools around the world. It aims to enrich the educational experience of MBA students by offering a global portfolio of geographically focused programs.

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.


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.

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.

The Munich Innovation Ecosystem (MUST)
The Munich Innovation Ecosystem (MUST)

Munich Business School is part of the Munich Innovation Ecosystem (MUST).

Together with MUC SUMMIT GmbH - the driving force behind MUST - as well as other partners in the network, Munich Business School strives to establish Munich as a sustainable innovation landscape for start-ups by promoting and actively participating in activities and initiatives in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship.

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