Whether for boosting career opportunities and stepping up your game at work, or simply for gaining new sets of skills and knowledge, an MBA (Master of Business Administration) degree can be a great source of help. Some of the top universities and business schools in Europe have been offering MBA programmes for many years now. EDUopinions has prepared an exclusive list for German students to get to know the top MBA choices for them.
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1. Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
With 60 years of experience, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is one of the top-ranked business schools in Europe, according to the Financial Times European Business School Rankings 2018. Located in Frankfurt, Germany, the school offers 3 types of MBA programmes in the English language for young professionals: The Frankfurt MBA Full-Time (duration of 12 months) and The Frankfurt MBA Part-Time (duration of 20 months). MBA in International Healthcare Management is another course offered by Frankfurt School in a part-time format and duration of 20 months. It should be noted that all three programmes require candidates to have a bachelor’s degree, excellent English language skills (minimum IELTS score of 7 or TOEFL score of 90 iBT), GMAT or GRE, and 3 years of postgraduate work experience.
2. Mannheim Business School
Mannheim Business School is ranked by the Financial Times as the number one business school in Germany. Also, it is in the list of the Financial Times Top 100 Global MBA Ranking 2018. This school offers 2 types of MBA programmes for young professionals: Mannheim Full-Time MBA and Mannheim Part-Time MBA. With a duration of 12 and 24 months respectively, both have the same sets of admission criteria: an internationally recognised undergraduate degree, fluency in English (minimum IELTS score of 7 and TOEFL score of 95), GMAT (minimum score of 600), and 3 years of postgraduate working experience.
3. European School of Management and Technology (ESMT)
Located in Berlin, ESMT is another German higher institution on the list of the Financial Times Top 100 Global MBA Ranking 2018. This school offers a Full-Time MBA programme with a duration of 12 months and admission requirements of an undergraduate degree, English language proficiency certification (minimum IELTS score of 7 and TOEFL score of 95), GRE or GMAT (minimum score of 640), and at least 3 years of postgraduate professional experience.
4. HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
With around 30 years of experience, HHL is one of the world’s oldest business schools. It is also one of the top German business schools, according to the Financial Times European Business School Rankings 2018. The school offers a Full-Time MBA (duration of 15-21 months) as well as Part-Time MBA (duration of 24 months) programmes. The application requirements are a bachelor’s degree in any field from a recognized university, proof of very good English skills, GMAT or GRE, and proof of minimum 3 years of relevant practical work experience.
5. WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Similar to the aforementioned schools, WHU is also one of the top business schools in Germany and in the list of the Financial Times Top 100 Global MBA Ranking 2018. Offering 2 types of MBA programmes of full-time and part-time with durations of 12 and 24 months respectively, WHU has some admission requirements: an undergraduate degree of bachelor or equivalent, English proficiency certificate (minimum IELTS score of 7 and TOEFL score of 100), GRE or GMAT (minimum score of 600), and at least 2 years of postgraduate work experience.
6. Porto Business School (PBS)
Located in Porto, Portugal, PBS offers a 13-month full-time MBA programme for young professionals, known as The Magellan MBA. It is offered and taught in English and applicants should hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited university as well as proof of at least three years of working experience in any field. It should be noted that PBS is also one of the top 100 in the list of Financial Times European Business School Rankings 2018.
7. EU Business School
With a total of 4 campuses in Barcelona (Spain), Munich (Germany), Geneva (Switzerland), Montreux (Switzerland), as well as the online learning option, EU Business School offers one of the world’s top 150 MBA programmes (according to QS, World University Rankings, 2019). The school offers 11 full-time MBA programmes with duration of 12 months – international business, communication & public relations, international marketing, global banking & finance, leisure & tourism management, entrepreneurship, digital business, sports management, human resources management, design management, and block chain management. Applicants should submit a bachelor’s degree as well as a certificate of English language (minimum IELTS score of 6.5 and TOEFL score of 89). In some cases, a satisfactory score in GRE or GMAT and/or at least 2 years of professional work experience is required.
8. University of Roehampton
With more than 175 years of experience, University of Roehampton offers a full-time MBA programme with a duration of 12 months. Admission requirements include a bachelor’s degree as well as the proof of 3 years of professional experience.
Acquiring an MBA degree can open doors to many job opportunities, higher salary, and of course, a better personal and social life. Whether you decide to study and pursue an MBA degree in your homeland or abroad, EDUopinions is here to help you through the process; from the earliest steps of information collection to the very last steps, till registration.