HOCHSCHULE REUTLINGEN

International Management Part-Time - MBA

Tailor-made management skills for high potential talents

The MBA Part-Time programme prepares you for management tasks in an international context. You can continue to work and maintain your work-life balance while preparing for your next career step on a part-time basis.

  • Economic competence for non-economists
    The degree programme teaches management skills while incorporating your professional experience.

  • Study while working
    You will work in a concentrated and manageable way on subject areas that build on each other - during a maximum of eight weekends and one block week per semester.

  • International partner institutions
    During the integrated module abroad of optionally one to four weeks, you will build up an international network at one of the renowned partner universities in addition to the ESB network.

 

Further advantages:

  • The ESB Business School is AACSB accredited - a seal of quality that only five percent of all business schools worldwide achieve. We have top rankings.

  • Your complete course of study is guided by a competent team of programme coordinators and you receive individual coaching as part of optional online seminars.

Sign up now! Until February 15.

Virtual Info Sessions

In our virtual info sessions we introduce the MBA International Management Part-Time with a short presentation and answer your questions about study contents, teaching formats, study structure and the admission process.

Dial into one of our appointments by zooming in:

Zoom link to our info sessions

Upcoming dates:

  • November 9, 6 pm
  • December 7, 6 pm
  • January 11, 6 pm
  • February 1, 6 pm

Podcast: MBA Part-Time on air

For the MBA Part-Time Podcast, program coordinator Manuele Pilloni meets MBA students and alumni for a conversation.

Listen in now!

Arrange conversation

We look forward to advising you personally about our degree program!

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Key facts and figures

All facts and figures for your degree programme at a glance

Duration of study

2 years plus Master’s thesis

Start of studies

Winter and summer semester (September/March)

Admission requirements

Higher education degree, professional experience

and very good proficiency in German and English

Costs

€14,750 plus semester fee

and cost of study-abroad module

Study location

Reutlingen University,

one elective abroad

Places in programme

Approx. 20 per semester

All key data

Duration of study

2 years plus Master’s thesis

Study location

Reutlingen University and one elective abroad

Start of studies

Winter and summer semester (September/March)

Application deadline

Winter semester: 15 August

Summer semester: 15 February

Places in programme

Approx. 20 per semester

Admission requirements

  • Allgemeine oder fachgebundene Hochschulreife

  • Completed higher education studies recognised in Germany (Bachelor's degree or equivalent, in the case of foreign degrees - recognition e.g. by the Studienkolleg Konstanz)

  • At least 2 years of qualified professional experience after completing the first degree

  • Very high proficiency in German and English: The language requirements and documentation thereof are regulated by the  Reutlingen University language regulations. For English you have to prove a level of at least B2. Proof of sufficient language skills in German: e.g. TestDaF with at least 14 points or DSH-2 examination.

Language of instruction

German and English (50/50)

Degree

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

ECTS

90

Costs

  • €14,750 tuition fee

  • € 167.30 semester fee
  • Cost of study-abroad module

Download fee schedule

Admission requirements

  • Allgemeine or fachgebundene Hochschulreife

  • Completed university studies recognized in Germany (Bachelor's degree or equivalent, for foreign degrees recognition e.g. by the Studienkolleg Konstanz)

  • At least 2 years of qualified work experience after completion of the first degree

  • Very good knowledge of German and English: The language requirements as well as the valid proofs are regulated by the language statutes of Reutlingen University. For English you have to prove a level of at least B2. Proof of sufficient language skills in German: e.g. TestDaF with at least 14 points or DSH-2 exam.

Costs

  • €14,750 tuition fee

  • € 167.30 semester fee
  • Cost of study-abroad module

Download fee schedule

Work full-time - and develop your career

The part-time International Management MBA programme provides broad-based knowledge with a focus on strategy, business development, marketing, digitalisation, sustainability, leadership and international negotiation skills.

Structure and content

You start your studies in September or March. On a maximum of eight weekends of attendance per semester, our programme provides everything you need for professional and personal development.

Lecture times are usually:
Friday 3:30–9:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am–3:30 pm

For intensive interaction with the lecturers and for student exchange, we hold a block week once a semester. The block week is eligible for education leave in Germany (Bildungsurlaub).

For some years now, we have been building on a modern blended learning arrangement: optional online seminars offer space for individual coaching and repetition in the form of recaps during the evenings, thus complementing the attendance phases.

Study plan

Modular structure

All subjects are taught in subject blocks - called modules - and conclude with an examination. We distinguish between Core Modules (compulsory modules) and Electives (optional modules), which you can put together individually.

  • Market-Oriented Management
  • Managerial and Financial Accounting
  • Negotiating across Borders
  • Business Research Methods
  • Economics & Finance
  • Strategic & Sustainable Management
  • Leadership & Change
  • Digitisation & Entrepreneurship
  • Business Process Management Simulation
  • International Business Law

In our MBA programme, we place particular emphasis on a high degree of individualisation and flexibility. A broad spectrum of electives ensures the option of an individual focus within the degree programme.

The electives are distributed over semesters 2 to 4, so that a stay abroad can also be flexibly integrated during this period. Since some of the electives are offered online, it is also easier to organise your studies and accommodate various preferences.

Private study

What you learn in class will be reinforced in private study using the learning materials. We make all documents, case studies, videos and links available via a learning portal.

Optional online seminars, which our teachers usually offer in the evening, support you in your studies at home.

Study abroad

The internationality of graduates is an important qualification goal in the MBA programme. Therefore, a compulsory stay abroad is planned. Duration (one to four weeks) and timing are flexible and thus tailored precisely to the situation of working professionals.

We currently have eight partner universities in our portfolio:

  • IAE Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management, France
  • HEC Montreal, Canada
  • Luxembourg School of Business, Luxembourg
  • Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands
  • Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
  • SolBridge International School of Business, South Korea
  • S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, India
  • Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Croatia

All universities are guided by high quality standards. Almost all partners are AMBA and/or AACSB accredited.

The list of partner universities is constantly being expanded.


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Questions?

Your personal study advisor is happy to help you!

Your application process

1.

Carefully read the admission requirements.

2.

Take the online aptitude test.

3.

Enrol for the programme.

Admission requirements

  • Allgemeine or fachgebundene Hochschulreife

  • Completed university studies recognized in Germany (Bachelor's degree or equivalent, for foreign degrees recognition e.g. by the Studienkolleg Konstanz)

  • At least 2 years of qualified work experience after completion of the first degree

  • Very good knowledge of German and English: The language requirements as well as the valid proofs are regulated by the language statutes of Reutlingen University. For English you have to prove a level of at least B2. Proof of sufficient language skills in German: e.g. TestDaF with at least 14 points or DSH-2 exam.

Aptitude test

Step 1: Register for the qualifying examination as early as possible. Appointments for the qualifying examination are available until two weeks before the end of the enrolment period (15.08. / 15.02.)

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THE APTITUDE TEST

Step 2: After your registration, we will check whether you meet the admission requirements. You will then promptly receive an appointment for the aptitude test.

Step 3: Take the online aptitude test: You will have a half-hour online interview with professors of the MBA International Management Part-Time.

Enrolment

Step 1: Enrol online at Reutlingen University. The portal says "application", but the online form takes you directly to the application for enrolment.

ENROLLING ONLINE

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 (15.08 / 15.02); the date of the postmark does not apply.

Step 3: Pay the first instalment of the tuition fees (€ 5,200) and the semester fees after you have received the fee notification. The transfer must be made by the enrolment deadline (15.08 / 15.02).

 

Our application tips (in German) include a list of the required documentation.

And after your studies?

With your degree, you will be able to recognise and manage change. You can solve problems effectively and make complex decisions responsibly - ideal prerequisites for demanding leadership tasks in the management of global companies.

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Your qualification profile

Graduates of the MBA International Management Part-Time programme excel in entrepreneurial thinking and skills, take on responsibility and successfully manage complex international business processes.

Typical sectors

As a graduate of the International Management Part-Time MBA programme, your expertise in general management is sought in all sectors of nationally and internationally operating companies and organisations

Possible fields of business

Whether it's corporate strategy, leading international teams, management, self-employment or consulting: with your MBA degree in International Management, a wide range of fields of application is open to you.

Doctoral degree

The MBA programme International Management degree also offers you the best start into an academic career and a doctorate.

The MBA International Management Part-Time programme prepares high potential talents for management tasks in an international context. It focuses on strategy, business development, marketing, digitalisation, sustainability and leadership.

 

Prof. Dr. Gerd Nufer

MBA International Management Part-Time Dean of Studies

portrait of Patricia Soppelsa-Fandino

I learned that often there is not just one right answer. Rather, there are many different possibilities, and we have to carefully assess and weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of each one.

 

Patricia Soppelsa-Fandino

Global Key Account Management, Festo SE & Co. KG
Graduate of 2020

With heart and dedication - The MBA International Management Part-Time was time-consuming but very enriching. It's the mixture of knowledge, the different cultures on campus and abroad, and the unmistakable ESB spirit.

 

Fabian Hörz

Director Global Strategy & Digital Transformation, ElringKlinger AG

Graduate of 2019

Sign up now! Until February 15.

Virtual Info Sessions

In our virtual info sessions we introduce the MBA International Management Part-Time with a short presentation and answer your questions about study contents, teaching formats, study structure and the admission process.

Dial into one of our appointments by zooming in:

Zoom link to our info sessions

Upcoming dates:

  • November 9, 6 pm
  • December 7, 6 pm
  • January 11, 6 pm
  • February 1, 6 pm

Podcast: MBA Part-Time on air

For the MBA Part-Time Podcast, program coordinator Manuele Pilloni meets MBA students and alumni for a conversation.

Listen in now!

Arrange conversation

We look forward to advising you personally about our degree program!

[Translate to English:]

MBA International Management Part-Time

[Translate to English:]

MBA International Management Part-Time

[Translate to English:]

MBA International Management Part-Time

[Translate to English:]

MBA International Management Part-Time

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