MBA International Management Part-Time

“Designed specifically for high potentials from predominantly non business fields, the ESB Part-Time MBA is a 24-month degree programme delivered over 24 weekends and three week-long blocks plus a master’s thesis. It focuses on strategy, business development and management and prepares you for managerial responsibilities in an international context.

You can continue to work full-time and maintain a work-life balance with our weekend schedule whilst you prepare for your next step on the job.

Prof. Dr. Dennis A. De, professor for entrepreneurship and business development

Why study MBA International Management Part-Time?

... because the MBA enables persons with a non-business university degree to acquire management skills while in employment and involving their professional experience.

... because the degree programme is perfectly compatible with working life: The attendance phases take place at weekends. Since lectures take place in block modules there is sufficient time for you to concentrate on successive and interrelated subject areas.

... because the International Management (Part-Time) MBA degree programme teaches you comprehensive management skills within a wide company-relevant spectrum on a scientific, methodical and best practice basis. This includes guidance towards business thinking and acting as well as sensitisation for management in an intercultural environment.

... because graduates are qualified to assume company and business relevant functions in an international context and to make the right decisions. Typical professional fields are to be found in all operative, growth and strategy relevant interfaces in internationally operating companies.

Key facts

Length of course
2 years + thesis
Place of study
Reutlingen, one elective must be completed abroad
Beginning of course
Summer and winter semester (March/September)
Application deadline
Winter semester: September 15
Summer semester: February 28/29
Applications are possible up to these dates if you have suffiecient proof of your language skills.
Language of instruction
German and English (50/50)
Foreign languages
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Tuition fees: 11.000 € + module abroad

Plus semester contribution summer semester 2019: €167.80 for regular students (Student Union fee and contribution to administrative costs) and €97.30 for exchange students

plus costs for the module abroad

Admission requirements
Registration requirements: General or subject-related university entrance qualification,
university degree recognised in Germany (bachelor or equivalent degree, degrees from foreign universities must be
recognised e.g. by the Preparatory College (Studienkolleg) in Konstanz,
at least two years professional experience after the first degree,
very good German and English skills

Available places
ca. 20 per semester

This degree programme deals with questions such as...

  • What tasks does a manager expect in general management and marketing?
  • What elements are important for integrated management?
  • How do I control international business processes?

Perspectives: Careers & opportunities

Qualification profile

Graduates of the MBA International Management (part-time) programme acquire comprehensive management skills; they are familiar with the entire economic spectrum from marketing to financing, from corporate strategies to process optimisation. They demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit and skills. They look far into the future and are highly sensitive to different business cultures and international partners.   

Typical industries

The MBA degree programme provides qualifications for responsibility in General Management that can be applied in all industries.

Typical corporate areas

  • Marketing and sales abroad
  • Project management at home and abroad
  • Market research, key-account management
  • Consulting
  • Company management
  • Self-employed activity

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:

  • 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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