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. Gerd Nufer, Dean of the programme MBA International Management Part-Time

Why study MBA International Management Part-Time?

... because the MBA imparts management skills, taking into account your professional experience.

... because the degree programme can be perfectly combined with professional life: You can work on consecutive subjects in a focused and time-manageable manner. Classes take place in weekend attendance phases as well as during a few block weeks during the semester. 

...because you receive individual support from web-based contact seminars.

because you can establish an international network in addition to the ESB network at one of the degree programme’s prestigious partner universities during the mandatory module abroad.

because you receive extensive and individual support throughout the course of studies from a competent team of study programme coordinators.

Key facts

Length of course
2 years plus master thesis
Place of study
Reutlingen, one elective must be completed abroad
Beginning of course
Summer and winter semester (March/September)
The winter semester 2020/2021 starts on 25 September.
Application deadline
Due to the situation caused by the pandemic, deadlines for submitting application documents are temporarily different from the deadlines set out in the selection criteria.

For summer semester 2021: 15.02.2021
For winter semester 2021/2022: 15.08.2021

Please note that there may be delays to language tests and in the case of higher education entrance qualifications from outside Germany. You should therefore prepare your application in in good time.
Language of instruction
German and English (50/50)
Foreign languages


Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Tuition fees: 11,000 euros

Plus semester contribution as of summer semester 2019: 167.80 € for regular students

plus costs for module abroad

Admission requirements
Registration requirements: General or subject-related university entrance qualification,
completed degree that is recognised in Germany (bachelor or equivalent degree, recognition of degrees from abroad by, for example, the Studienkolleg Konstanz /preparatory college Konstanz),
at least 2 years qualified professional experience after gaining first degree,
very good German and English language skills
Language requirements as well as valid supporting documents are regulated by the languages statutes of Reutlingen University. You will find these in the download area. For English you need to provide evidence of at least B2. Evidence of sufficient German language skills must be provided by the TestDAF, for example, with at least 14 points, or by the DSH2 test.

Available places
approx. 20 per semester

This degree programme deals with questions such as...

  • How can I take on management responsibility at home and abroad?
  • How can I further develop companies responsibly in terms of strategy and a forward-looking focus?   
  • What knowledge do I need to lead teams or companies successfully?
  • What tasks relevant to growth and strategy await me in a management position?

Perspectives: Careers & opportunities

Qualification profile

Graduates of the MBA International Management programme demonstrate  entrepreneurial thinking and skills, assume responsibility and successfully control complex international business processes. They look far into the future and are highly sensitive to different business cultures and international partners.     

Typical industries

The MBA study programme provides qualifications for responsibilities in General Management which can be applied in all industries.  

Typical corporate areas

  • Corporate strategy
  • Leading international teams
  • Business management
  • Self-employment
  • Consulting

Rankings & accreditations

ESB Business School is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Worldwide only five percent of all business schools bear this seal of quality. The AACSB is the largest accreditation organisation in the world with demanding quality requirements in relation to training and research at business schools.

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:

  • Trendence Graduate Barometer 2020: Top positions in the fields "Internationality" and "Practical Relevance"
  • Studycheck University Ranking 2020: Reutlingen University belongs to the most popular universities in Germany once again. It performed especially successful in the fields "Internationality" and "Practical Relevance". To the ranking
  • U-Multirank 2020: Reutlingen University is awarded eleven top placings, e. g. in the fields of International Orientation and Student mobility. ESB Business School performed especially successfully in regard to the contact to work environments. To the ranking
  • Wirtschaftswoche 2020: ESB Business School is the leading German university for business studies and number 6 in International Business Engineering.
    To the ranking (German Article)
  • U-Multirank 2019: Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences achieves seven top rankings in the fields of research, international orientation and knowledge transfer. In addition, the university is one of the top 25 universities worldwide in the field of "Contact to work environment". To the ranking
  • Studycheck University Ranking 2019: Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences ranks 6th among the "Most Popular Universities of Applied Sciences 2019" and is awarded the title "Top University of Applied Sciences in Germany". To the ranking
  • Die Zeit (CHE) 2017/18, Business Management: Top group in several areas including international orientation, degrees completed within an appropriate timeframe and the overall study situation
    To the ranking

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