MA European Management Studies

Portrait Prof. Dr. Günther Reiter

“This trilingual degree programme in cooperation with the renowned Université de Strasbourg offers two Master’s degrees in two years. It creates first-class career perspectives for our graduates – particularly in Franco-German companies, organisations or associations.”

Prof. Dr. Günther Reiter, Programme Director MA European Management Studies

Why study MA European Management Studies?

... because you will acquire two Master’s degrees in two countries, one from ESB Business School at Reutlingen University and one from the Ecole de Management at the Université de Strasbourg (EM Straßburg). By studying in two countries you will develop sensitivity for different business cultures and soft skills for dealing with international partners.  

… because you will study in three languages: The classes are taught in German, English and French.

… because, as a non-economist (with a first degree in the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences), you will acquire all-round business management skills.  

… because as an expert in Franco-German economic relations you will have excellent career prospects: Upon successful completion of the course you will have two sets of skills at your disposal, forming an excellent basis for entry into diverse management positions in France and Germany.

Key facts

Length of course
4 semesters
Place of study
Reutlingen, Strasbourg
Beginning of course
Winter semester
Application deadline
15 July
Language of instruction
German, English, French
Foreign languages
English, French
120 ECTS
Master of Arts (MA)

Costs at ESB Business School:
Semester contribution summer semester 2019: €167.30 for regular students (Student Union fee and contribution to administrative costs) and €97.30 for exchange students

Costs at EM Strasbourg:
approx. €250

Applicants from non-EU countries: The State of Baden-Württemberg imposes fees of 1.500 € per semester for new students.

Admission requirements
General or subject-related university entrance qualification

First degree with at least 180 ECTSThe degree programme is available in principle to graduates from all disciplines but is designed primarily for non-economists. Skills in the field of management or business administration are not a prerequisite.
Degrees from foreign universities must be recognised in Germany (e.g. by the Preparatory College (Studienkolleg) in Konstanz)

A total of 6 months practical experience

Very good German, English and French language skills, corresponding to B2 level in the European Framework of Reference
Available places
15 admissions via ESB Business School, 15 via the Ecole de Management at the Université de Strasbourg

This degree programme deals with questions such as...

  • What special features, for example of an intercultural or a legal nature, do you have to take into account in Franco-German business activities?
  • What are the framework conditions for your economic actions?
  • What elements are important for international, strategic management?
  • How can you work efficiently in intercultural teams?

Perspectives: Careers & opportunities

Qualification profile

Graduates of the European Management programme have basic skills related to management and interculturally oriented business content. 

They gain in-depth specialised skills in Franco-German business relations and in their individual specialisations within the internships or apprentissage.  In particular they have well developed intercultural knowledge and high foreign language proficiency with special emphasis on the Franco-German economic area.

Typical industries

  • German, French, European, international companies or organisations

Typical corporate areas

  • Marketing
  • Market research
  • Consulting
  • Product management
  • International sales
  • International trade
  • International procurement

Rankings & accreditations

ESB Business School has been system accredited by the FIBAA: within the accreditation process the internal quality assurance system of ESB Business School was audited and awarded the quality seal of the accreditation council. All degree programmes of ESB Business School pass through this rigorous internal quality assurance system and in this way achieve accreditation.

Current rankings:

  • Wirtschaftswoche 2018: ESB Business School is the leading German university for business studies and number 5 in International Business Engineering.
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  • CHE Hochschulranking 2017/18: Reutlingen University is part of the top group in several areas including international orientation, degrees completed within an appropriate timeframe and the overall study situation
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  • U-Multirank 2017: Reutlingen University is awarded seven top placings e.g. for Internationality, Knowledge Transfer and Regional Engagement
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  • WirtschaftsWoche 2016, School of Business Management: First spot among all universities of applied sciences.
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  • U-Multirank 2016: Reutlingen University: worldwide "Top performer" in knowledge transfer, Top group in international orientation and regional commitment
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  • Die Zeit (CHE) 2014, School of Business Management: Top group
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  • U-Multirank 2014: Best possible in the categories international orientation of the programmes, contacts with work environment, quality of course & teaching
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All students of this degree programme receive financial support (mobility grants) from the non-profit Deutsch-Französische Hochschule, DFH (German-French University). The DFH awards the graduates a separate graduation certificate.

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Co-funded by the European Union/European Regional Development Fund (EFRE)