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MBA in Germany: 3 Business Schools to Consider

Although Germany is a small country with a population of just 82 million, it is one of the largest economies in the world. Technological innovation was one of the prime drivers for the rise of Germany. Many of the leading German brands like BMW, Bosch and Siemens are now household names. Recently, professionals from different nationalities have been drawn to Germany due to high wages, strong social service support and resilient economy.

German education maintains high standards with individual attention that has been fulfilled with a small class size. In addition to that, a strong export economy has attracted high potential MBA students to Business Schools all around Germany. The average MBA salary in Germany last year was estimated to be around $80,000. Further, labor laws that required preference given to German nationals have been scrapped, making this EU powerhouse an attractive place to earn a business degree. To find out whether you are qualified for a Top MBA in Germany and scholarships are available for your profile, upload your resume here.

Here are the top four MBAs in Germany. Though these courses are taught in English, German classes are suggested for a holistic integration with the culture and people in Germany.

1) Mannheim Business School

The Mannheim Business School is located in Mannheim, a multicultural and cosmopolitan city in the Southwest of Germany, close to business centers in Stuttgart and Frankfurt. Contrary to expectations, the class profile is exceptionally diverse, representing as many as 25 nations. Just 34% is German, with more than 50% from outside the EU. The faculty is highly regarded and well published, with adjunct faculty drawn from the industries around Mannheim. They include Prof. Dr. Norbert Pfitzer, Director Board Member, Ernst & Young GmbH and Dr. Carsten Linz, Senior Vice President- Global Head, SAP. The teaching methodology is a mix of case studies and lectures, with the former dominating. Team building with team-based activities is given prime importance. In 2010, the average base salary offered was Euro 65,000, and 100% of the class was employed within three months.

The Mannheim MBA
is a 1-year MBA program that can be taken up in any of five tracks, depending on how much country exposure is desired. The German track has all four quarters in Germany.

During the Global Track, participants also spend two terms abroad: one at a European and the other at an Asian or Transatlantic Partner Business School.

The Eurasian Track has 3 quarters in Germany, with one quarter in Asia, at Asian partner schools - Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China and National University of Singapore.

For the Transatlantic Track, students spend three quarters in Germany and one across the Atlantic – at Queen's, Canada, Thunderbird, USA, or Stern, USA.

There also is the European Track where two quarters are in Germany and two others at any two of the three European partner schools – EADA, Spain, ESSEC, France and Warwick, UK. Finally, there is the Global Track where one quarter is at one of the European partner schools, one at either a transatlantic or Asian partner school, and the remaining two in Germany. The final quarter is always in Germany, where, student teams act as real-life consultants for an international company or develop their own business plan.

Related: HEC MBA Paris (Five Specializations: Entrepreneurship, Finance, Leadership & Global Organizations, Marketing & Strategy; Great for Career Switchers: 74% Change in Job Function)

2) European School of Management and Technology in Berlin (ESMT)

ESMT is located in the heart of Berlin, a cosmopolitan metropolis rich in cultural, entertainment and business opportunities. Twenty-Five multinational companies and institutions came together to form the school with the aim of nurturing global leaders and entrepreneurs. The MBA program develops business heads who integrate people, leading them with ethical, visionary and radical leadership skills. The class is both small and diverse. For the 2017 class, there were only 65 students from 32 countries. Only 10% of the class was from Germany. The faculty has experience in other top institutions. Examples include Zoltán Antal-Mokos, PhD from London Business School, Victor Araman, PhD from Stanford University and Sumitro Banerjee, PhD from INSEAD. The teaching methodology is centered on the case method. Of the class of 2016, the median base salary was € 75,000. 80% of graduates received job offers within three months of graduation, with 51% receiving the offers in Germany.

ESMT’s MBA is a 1-year program designed to give students the choice of two tracks - Management of Innovation & Technology and Global Sustainable Business. The entire curriculum is divided into two parts.

First is Mastering Management, where management basics are covered, ending with an international field project. This helps students master a global business scenario, with previous projects held in countries like India, USA, Russia, Mexico and China.

The second part is taking the Lead, built around governance, innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship. At the end of this half, students participate in a 7-week project at one ESMT's partner corporate organizations.

With the 70-session Leadership Competence Development program, students are trained to develop their integrative leadership qualities. There is also a 10-day International Field Seminar, the 2012 version of which will be held in Turkey/Russia and Silicon Valley. To promote entrepreneurship, the ESMT Entrepreneurs Club facilitates business networking to foster entrepreneurial ideas among the student body.

3) WHU - Otto Beisheim GSM

The WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management pioneered management education in Germany, offering the first ever degree in business administration. The school focusses on both developing managers in general and entrepreneurs in particular. WHU also has a cooperative network with 150+ schools globally. More than half the class is international, and the course lasts 15 months - 12 months of learning, followed by a 3-month project. The teaching methodology emphasizes case based learning, followed by classroom lectures. In 2012, 95% of the graduates were employed within three months of graduation. The faculty has developed an excellent body of research while showcasing expertise in practical management practices. Senior management executives also frequent the school.

Students can specialize in Marketing & Sales, Advanced Finance & Accounting, Operations, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Strategy & Organization and Personal Leadership. Due to WHU’s focus on leadership, the Personal Leadership module is compulsory and offers classes as well as a real-life corporate project that fosters leadership and develops the students’ personalities. Teamwork is stressed on, with study groups of five to six, formed to tackle a host of practical projects.

The MBA program has an international module where students spend 2 weeks each at Kellogg - USA, CEIBS - China and IIMB – India. Each study stint involves lectures by senior faculty, corporate visits and one group task.

Business SchoolAverage GMAT ScoreAverage Experience (years)FeesAccreditationFinancial Aid
Mannheim Business School6755€33000AACSB, AMBA, EQUISYes
ESMT (Berlin)6406Corporate rate: €50,000 Self Financed: €38000AACSB, AMBA, FIBAAYes
WHU - Otto Beisheim GSM6004€35000AACSB, AMBA, FIBAAYes

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"I have not reviewed many books for MBA Admission consulting companies but doing it now to give all applicants a brief idea on what the book covers. The book includes 31 top MBA programs - almost all the top schools you have heard or considering for your MBA application. Each chapter is categorized by US States where there is at least one top MBA program. So you have California and Massachusetts with the most number of MBA programs and several states with one top program (Washington, Minnesota, Washington D.C., Connecticut, Virginia, and Maryland) and other states with two to three MBA programs. The book focuses on four aspects of an MBA program - curriculum, cost, class profile and post-MBA salary. For me, the breakdown of the cost and post-MBA industry was useful to make my decision on selecting the top 5 programs for 2017-18. It is a fascinating read in an industry where consultants overprice for their expertise. I recently bought a 30-page guide for $49. Compared to the obvious observation in that book, the 300+ page, MBA in US - the Ultimate guide is a goldmine of information and analysis." - Verified Purchase (21st June 2017)

"I bought the ultimate guide after a friend recommended it for me. The guide covers a lot of ground on the history of each prominent US states and goes into the reasons why a certain industry emerged from each state. In addition to the analysis of the economy, trends and expected changes in the next 5 years, the book features top MBA programs in each state with an extensive study of its curriculum. Ultimate guide is an essential reference book for MBA Applicants if they want to shortlist MBA programs based on value and cost, and not just ranking. " - Verified Purchase (14th June 2017)

"Should be a required reading before applying for an MBA. School events and MBA Tours are PR events disguised as a Q&A. On the contrary, the book is an unbiased analysis of each Top MBA program in the US supported by a large dataset and historical context on each industry. The guide builds a case for indstries that are likely to emerge as favourite for MBA graduates. Thorough and a valuable book." - Verified Purchase (15th June 2017)

"What I liked: The breadth of the information. Some of my favorite nonfiction books have taken the same approach as the ultimate guide have - cover background information in-depth. In the book, the author uses parallel threads to demonstrate the history of the state and the rise of industries. Will make you think how schools thrive based on the policy set by the state. California's obsession with Technology has revolutionized how we do Business and changed post-MBA trends. Many MBA applicants will be consulting or doing marketing for a Technology company. That is one key finding from the book. The latest development in AI, FinTech, and Automation is an additional context that I found valuable in the book.

Very informative. I would recommend that you read the book at least once in chronological order before using Table of Contents." - Verified Purchase (2nd July 2017)

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