Vision & Mission


ESB Business School is committed to upholding its tradition in providing outstanding international, practice-oriented education and professional training as well as applied research.

Guided by the values of respect, trust, responsibility and commitment, ESB Business School as part of state-funded Reutlingen University, strives to be distinctive by becoming the most international business school in Germany and in its offer of highly attractive programmes to students who aspire to fulfill challenging roles in companies and organisations in an international context.


”Within an educational environment that is truly international, we develop leaders who shape global business practice and society responsibly.“

In order to live up to our mission we:

  • produce socially responsible graduates who are highly employable worldwide,
  • achieve academic excellence in accordance with international quality and educational standards,
  • forge strong international and sustainable partnerships (alumni, academic & research),
  • leverage the international expertise of faculty to conduct innovative, relevant teaching and applied research that shapes business practice,
  • develop and maintain a values-driven vision and service approach based on mutual trust and respect, individual commitment and shared responsibility towards our local and global stakeholders.