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International Management Full-Time - MBA

An all-encompassing management toolkit for future executives in fluid and global markets

The International Management Full-Time MBA is particularly aimed at graduates of technical, scientific and academic fields of study such as engineering, natural sciences and the humanities for management and leadership tasks in the field of international business.

  • Gateway to German industry even before graduation
    Build and refine business, management and leadership skills in the shortest possible time, applying them in a company placement of your choice.

  • Internationally oriented
    The content of the programme is geared towards an international career; studying entirely in English whilst learning German in parallel.

  • Studying at the highest level
    ESB Business School is AACSB accredited - a seal of quality that only 5 % of all business schools worldwide achieve. Top rankings are the norm for us.

 

Further advantages

  • You can choose between ten specialisations; applying your knowledge in a company project, which you can choose to complete at home or abroad.

  • Graduates usually take on positions in (junior) management and consulting. They are active in all sectors and company divisions, especially in marketing, market research, product management, key account management, international sales, international trade, international procurement, and logistics.

  • German courses are mandatory for international students throughout the study period.
Looking forward to your application!

Virtual Info Sessions

In our virtual info sessions, we will introduce you to the programme with a short presentation and then answer your questions about study content, study structure and the organisational framework and admission process.

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MBA International Management Full-Time

Key facts and figures

All facts and figures for your degree programme at a glance

Language of instruction

English

Admission requirements

Bachelor’s degree, C1 English, 2+ years work experience, GMAT / equivalent or waiver

Costs

€9,600 total plus €167.30 semester fee

Start of studies

Early October

Duration of study

3 semesters

Places in programme

20 annually

All Key Facts

Duration of studies

3 semesters

Study location

Reutlingen University

Start of Studies

Early October

Application deadline

15 August

For all international students, please apply as early as possible. Please be aware that the first instalment of tuition fees, bachelor's degree verifications and electronic notification of health insurance must be paid or submitted by 15 August.

Places in programme

20 annually

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Fluent English - C1/IELTS 7.0 proficiency or proof of bachelor's degree untertaken in English

  • GMAT Focus 515+, GMAT 550+, EA, ESB BAT, GRE (35th percentile) or CAT (80th percentile) unless applicant has a business-related bachelor's or master's degree

  • Minimum 2 years professional experience after completion of bachelor's degree

  • Successfull selection interview

Language of instruction

Englisch

Degree

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

ECTS

90

Costs

  • Total tuition fees: €9,600

  • Semester fee: €167,30

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Fluent English - C1/IELTS 7.0 proficiency or proof of bachelor's degree untertaken in English

  • GMAT Focus 515+, GMAT 550+, EA, ESB BAT, GRE (35th percentile) or CAT (80th percentile) unless applicant has a business-related bachelor's or master's degree

  • Minimum 2 years professional experience after completion of bachelor's degree

  • Successfull selection interview

Costs

  • €9,600 total tuition fees

  • Plus semester fee: €167,30

Management, leadership skills and company experience in just 18 months

The all-English MBA Full-Time allows you to create a broad portfolio of leadership and management skills in an international setting.

Programme Content

  • Core Business Modules
  • Elective Specialisation
  • Practical & Academic Experience

 

Content

The MBA Full-Time deals with questions such as:

  • What tasks await today´s executives in the field of general management?
  • What elements are important for integrated corporate management?
  • How do I control and successfully implement international business processes?
  • How do I resolve conflictes in intercultural environments?
  • What management and leadership skills are crucial in international practice

Study plan overview

The MBA Full-Time provides you with a broad portfolio of management and leadership skills; preparing you for roles in the management of global businesses in just 18 months. In addition to the compulsory modules, you can choose four of ten specialisations and apply your knowledge to a business project/company of your choice, which you can undertake in Germany or abroad.

 

Compulsory Modules

  • Business in Numbers: Accounting and Finance
  • Managing Demand and Supply
  • Strategizing the Future
  • Managing People and Culture
  • Legal Frameworks of Management
  • German 1 / Business Language 1
  • German 2 / Business Language 2
  • Business Research Methods
  • Company Placement & Project Report
  • Master´s Thesis

Electives (4 of 10)

  • Lean Enterprise Management
  • Negotiating across Borders
  • International Sales Management
  • Data-Driven Marketing
  • Leveraging Diversity, Equity and INclusion (DEI) as Organizational Drivers
  • Data Analytics and Decision Making
  • Sustainability Dynamics
  • Organizational and Business Transformation
  • Business Models for a Circular Economy
  • Strategy Creation and Execution

 

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Questions?

Your personal study advisor is happy to help you!

Your application process

1.

Carefully read the admission requirements and get the necessary documents together:

  • CV
  • Letter of motivation (1 page)
  • Copy of bachelor’s degree certificate 
  • GMAT Focus 515+, GMAT 550+ or equivalent EA, BAT and GRE (35th percentile) scores or CAT (80th percentile) unless applicant has a business-related bachelor’s or master’s degree
  • Proof of two years professional experience
2.

Fill out the online application form.

Our advice: The earlier you submit your application, the more time you will have in the further application process, e.g. applying for your visa and verifying your documents.

 

3.

Take part in the selection interview.

4.

Enrol for the programme.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Fluent English - C1/IELTS 7.0 proficiency or proof of bachelor's degree untertaken in English

  • GMAT Focus 515+, GMAT 550+, EA, ESB BAT, GRE (35th percentile) or CAT (80th percentile) unless applicant has a business-related bachelor's or master's degree

  • Minimum 2 years professional experience after completion of bachelor's degree

  • Successfull selection interview

How to apply

Step 1:
Get the necessary documents together:

  • Your CV
  • Letter of motivation (1 page)
  • Copy of your bachelor’s degree certificate
  • GMAT Focus 515+, GMAT 550+ or equivalent EA, BAT and GRE (35th percentile) scores or CAT (80th percentile) unless applicant has a business-related bachelor’s or master’s degree. Please make your GMAT or GRE score available to us via your GMAT or GRE account. The GMAT code for ESB Business School is MMB-LX-84. The GRE code for ESB Business School is 2867.

  • Documentation of minimum two years professional experience

Step 2: Fill out the online application form.


Online application form

Our advice: The earlier you submit your application, the more time you will have in the further application process, e.g. applying for your visa and verifying your documents.


Step 3:

1. Indian https://aps-india.de/, Vietnamese https://vietnam.diplo.de/vn-vi  and Chinese https://www.aps.org.cn// applicants must apply for recognition of their first degree with the respective APS authority in their country.

2. ALL applicants with a bachelor’s degree issued outside of Germany, must apply to Studienkolleg Konstanz for recognition of such.

FAQs about the application process
 

Selection interview

After you have submitted the online application form, and provided you meet the admission requirements, you will receive a proposed date for the selection interview. If the date is not feasible, we will offer you an alternative date.

The selection interview: You will take part in a 30 minute online interview. If you pass the selection interview, you will receive confirmation within a week.




FAQ about the application process

Enrolment

Step 1: Enrol online at Reutlingen University Campus PoRTal and upload the required documents.

ONLINE ENROLMENT

Please switch to the English version on the following (after pressing online elrolment) page (Campus-PoRTal) if necessary. The button is located on the next page in the lower right corner.

You can view the status of your enrolment in the university's Campus PoRTal.

Step 2: Submit the signed application for enrolment together with all supporting documents by post to Reutlingen University. Your application with all the required documents must be received by the enrolment deadline of 15. August.

List of documents:

  • A high school leaving certificate or equivalent (e. g. A-levels, Abitur, Hochschulreife).
  • A copy of your first higher education degree (e. g. diploma/bachelor’s). Applicants with a bachelor’s degree from a German institution of higher education, please submit a certified copy and the certificate of exmatriculation.
  • Indian https://aps-india.de/, Vietnamese https://vietnam.diplo.de/vn-vi and Chinese https://www.aps.org.cn// applicants must apply for recognition of their first degree with the respective APS authority in their country.

  • ALL applicants with a bachelor’s degree issued outside of Germany, must apply to Studienkolleg Konstanz for recognition of such.

  • Resumé (CV)
  • Confirmation of successful selection interview
  • Proof of level C1 English proficiency undless bachelors´s degree was conducted in English
  • GMAT 550+, GMAC Executive Assessment (EA) or GRE equivalent (mandatory/ no waivers). Please make your GMAT or GRE score available to us via your GMAT or GRE account. The GMAT code for ESB Business School is MMB-LX-84. The GRE code for ESB Business School is 2867.
  • Proof of minimum two years professional experience (employment contract, interim reference or employer's confirmation of the duration of the employment relationship).
  • Applicants from India, China and Vietnam must submit an original certificate from the Academic Evaluation Center (APS)
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Electronic notification from a statutory health insurance company in Germany about health insurance status

Please ensure that you include a current email and home address in your application so that we can contact you.

Step 3: Once you have successfully submitted all documents, you will receive an enrolment offer, a list of any outstanding certificates and a fee notification. Pay the first instalment of the tuition fees (€ 5,200) and the semester fee. The transfer must be made by the enrolment deadline on 15 August.

FAQ about applications

Eliot Wogu  Founder/CEO, Trashcoin  MBA Full-Time Graduate 2021

The rich and in-depth curriculum provides students with skills to make strategic and operational decisions and prepares them for managerial careers in highly competitive and global markets.

Eliot Wogu

Founder/CEO, Trashcoin

MBA Full-Time Graduate 2021

Li Bickerich  Strategy & Transformation Lead; MBA; Agile Coach at Roche  MBA Full-Time Graduate 2011

In the MBA International Management Full-Time I was able to fully concentrate on my studies. There was no work pressure that prevented me from doing so. Prior to completing my MBA, my post-MBA salary also increased by more than 50 per cent in comparison.

Li Bickerich

Strategy & Transformation Lead; MBA; Agile Coach at Roche

MBA Full-Time Graduate 2011

Patricio Mena Bustos

The MBA Full-Time at ESB Business School provides the technical skills and recognition needed to become an attractive and convincing player in the German and European job market.

Patricio Mena Bustos

Supply Chain Analyst at 4Flow (Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain and Storage),
Berlin, Germany

MBA Full-Time Graduate 2022

January Edward  Digital Marketing Specialist, cedalo, Freiburg, Germany  MBA Full-Time Graduate 2019

This MBA programme provides the proper mix of skill development for career advancement in the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds. Learning with individuals from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds aided my intercultural competence and sensitivity.

January Edward

Digital Marketing Specialist, cedalo, Freiburg, Germany

MBA Full-Time Graduate 2019

César R. Martínez Pereyra  Senior Marketing & Communications Manager, Profion GmbH, Munich  MBA Full-Time Graduate 2020

To succeed in Germany, you need to keep on redefining your skillset. This MBA helped me to do just that. The full-time nature also really let me dive into the deep end without any other distractions. If you want to step up your game, increase your potential and salary, try this international and practice-oriented MBA, it'll point you in the right direction, without a doubt! 

César R. Martínez Pereyra

Senior Marketing & Communications Manager, Profion GmbH, Munich

MBA Full-Time Graduate 2020

From a professional scientific background to business management application, the MBA Full-Time provided a very solid platform, allowing me to re-train and take my career to the next level. Its unique blend of theoretical and practical knowledge, taught by industry experts, gave me the skills to integrate smoothly into a challenging market

Rania Bojar

Project Lead Battery Software Development, Bosch eBike Systems, Kusterdingen, Germany

MBA Full-Time Graduate 2020

A fine example of ESB‘s leadership in all things international is our over two decades of history of cooperation with one of the top business schools in India, SPJIMR. Our consecutive SPJIMR GMP and ESB MBA Full-Time structured programme was creatively conceived and implemented with much success for over 120 alumni and many more to come.

Prof. Dr. Robert M. LoBue

ESB Business School

Coming from a non-business background, the Full-Time MBA at ESB Reutlingen was my gateway into the world of business. The intensive, practice-oriented approach combined with the multicultural learning environment allowed me to gain a deep understanding of international business dynamics. This programme truly broadened my horizons and opened up new career opportunities.

Ngoc Bui

Product Marketing Manager, Applied AI/SW Business, Bosch Corporate Research, Renningen, Germany; MBA Full-Time Graduate 2017

During my time at ESB Business School, the MBA Full-Time equipped me with a robust foundation in business management, strategic thinking, and leadership skills. The curriculum was meticulously designed to cover diverse aspects of business, including product development, market analysis, and project management. Interacting with fellow students from diverse backgrounds, industries, and cultures enhanced my ability to adapt to different perspectives. I am immensely grateful for the comprehensive education, the networking opportunities and support I received during my time at ESB, which have allowed me to excel in my career as a Product Manager at TRUMPF.

Andrew Jeffery

Product Portfolio Manager, TRUMPF, Ditzingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

MBA Full-Time Graduate 2022

Enrolling in ESB's MBA Full-Time was the pivotal decision that propelled my career to new heights. The curriculum's comprehensive approach combined with the invaluable guidance of experienced faculty, equipped me with the necessary skills to navigate complex business challenges. The program's emphasis on practical application enabled me to seamlessly integrate theoretical knowledge into real world scenarios, fostering a deep understanding of business dynamics. The collaborative learning environment not only expanded my professional network but also fostered lasting connections with like-minded peers. Overall, the MBA program's transformative experience has empowered me to confidently lead and excel in today's competitive global business landscape.

Nikhila Walawalkar

Manager, Strategy and Transactions at EY (Ernst & Young), Reutlingen, Germany

MBA Full-Time Graduate 2018

I never imagined that the Full-Time MBA at ESB would have influenced my personal development and my career in such a strong way. The fundaments of my Business and Marketing knowledge were formed there, many leadership tools I need in my daily work and which I teach to my team, have been applied in Reutlingen. But above all it is the ESB spirit! I am still in close contact with my fellow students from all over the world and I still meet Alumni in different business areas. We all share a smile together once we realize that we belong to the same family – the ESB.

Mark Schmelzer

Senior Director Global Marketing, KARL STORZ SE & CO. KG, Tuttlingen, Germany

MBA Full-Time Graduate 2010

Further information about the programme

Looking forward to your application!

Virtual Info Sessions

In our virtual info sessions, we will introduce you to the programme with a short presentation and then answer your questions about study content, study structure and the organisational framework and admission process.

Arrange a Teams chat

We look forward to advising you personally about our degree programme.

[Translate to English:]

MBA International Management Full-Time

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And after your studies?

With the ESB MBA in International Management, you are ideally equipped to pursue management and consultant positions in all industries, typically: Marketing, Market Research, Product Management, Key Account Management, International Sales, International Trade, International Procurement, Logistics and Fulfilment, etc.

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Your qualification profile

Graduates of the MBA programme will have gained broad expertise in general management, as well as refined strategic and operational capabilities to successfully design and lead international business processes responsibly.

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Typical industries

MBA graduates can aspire to managerial positions in all industries, typically: Marketing, Market Research, Product Management, Key Account Management, International Sales, International Trade, International Procurement, Logistics and Fulfilment, etc.

Possible areas of business

Whether marketing, market research, consulting, product and key account management or international sales, trade and procurement: with your MBA degree, a wide range of fields of application is open to you.