Executive MBA (1 year)
|Areas of Study
- International Business
- Risk Management / Assurance
|Joint Degree Offered
|Tuition & Fees
||Residents, Total Program: USD 39,532
Non-Residents, Total Program: USD 63,528
|Financial Aid Availability
||Financial aid available, contact school for more information
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How do I Find the Right MBA?
There are several hundred MBA courses in Germany
alone. There are thousands in Europe and worldwide. How
can you find the right and best MBA for yourself? We
have the 5-point plan for the right MBA.
Take your time!
The most important thing when choosing an MBA:
time! It is not enough to do a weekend of research, but
it will certainly take you several weeks to find the
best MBA program for you. Because it's not just about a
university, tuition fees and admission criteria, but
also about study models (full-time vs. weekend vs.
distance learning) and of course the course content.
First of all: do I even want that? And what exactly
do I want?
Are you sure that you will get through the MBA? This
is not meant badly, but a serious question. The course
is very stressful, especially if it is to be taken
part-time. You have to be sure that your nerves, your
family and your job are involved.
And you should know what you want to do the MBA
for. The motivation varies from person to person, as
our MBA experience reports show:
- "I was looking for a degree that would promote
my general management and leadership skills."
- "As a surgeon at a large German university
clinic, I wanted to prepare myself for a management
role and look outside the box."
- "To break through the 'surface tension' to a
management position (eg department head)."
- "After I graduated from law school, I just
wanted to gain knowledge in economics."
- “To be frank, I decided to study for an MBA
because I wanted to. In the back of my mind, I had a
professional reorientation. "
- "In order to 'saddle up' again after a few years
of professional experience and get new food for the
In addition to the question "What exactly do I
want?" : Would you like to reorient yourself
professionally or use the MBA to strengthen your
career? And up to which company floor do you want to go
up? CEO? Or do you see your realistic opportunities in
middle to upper management? In the latter case, you
can also look at specialized MBA courses at smaller
German universities. Only those who really want to get
to the top should do one of the European or German
top-ranked MBA - whatever the cost.
First decision: full-time or part-time? If
part-time: weekend or distance study?
Can you or do you want to interrupt your professional
life and study a full-time MBA? This is not as absurd as
it sounds at first. Many international courses are
designed as one to one and a half year MBA studies. The
students use the study time to deal intensively with the
topic and to start in a new position with a new company
immediately after graduation.
If you don't want to quit your job, you need a
part-time MBA. There are different study and time models
that you should definitely consider. Some part-time MBAs
have a block week from Monday to Sunday once a month,
others teach every weekend. And then there is distance
learning, which is very flexible, but where you have to
teach yourself almost everything on your own. This is
not for everyone.
Tip: If you don't have the time for an MBA, the Mini
MBA, a training course with a certificate, may offer the
Decision making questions:
- Can I do without a salary for about 1.5 years
(in addition to the high costs)?
- Do I dare to quickly find a job again after
completing my full-time degree? Or would I prefer to
reapply from a secure position?
- What type of learning am I? Prefer classic
lessons with professors and fellow students, or is
it also possible to work alone at your desk?
Second decision: specialized or generalist?
With the next decision, you limit the options
directly by 80%: Would you like to "just" acquire new
business knowledge or fundamentally expand existing
knowledge? Or should industry-specific content also be
integrated into the MBA course, for example with an MBA
media management, sales engineering or logistics ?
The MBA was originally invented to impart basic
business administration know-how and management skills
to non-business students. As a humanities
scientist, doctor, lawyer or engineer, you mostly have
little idea of this, but the more you get on the
career ladder, the more knowledge you need about
budgets, financing and personnel management.
For those who already have a bachelor's (and possibly
a master's) degree in business administration, a
generalist MBA course is less worthwhile because the
content is sometimes not really new. Unless it's a long
time ago and you want to refresh your
knowledge. Alternatively, you can choose an
industry-specific study program to expand this "niche
know-how". The same applies to those who want to change
the industry and the professional field.
Decision making questions:
- Do I need more industry knowledge or more
in-depth business / management knowledge for the
current and future positions in my company?
- Do I want to change my job and do not see any
reorientation opportunities in the target area
without academic knowledge?
Third decision: university, budget and accessibility
Now the selection of the relevant MBA courses should
be quite limited. But of course there are still dozens
of programs on offer. Therefore, it is now time for
- Which university offers the desired MBA?
- Where are the study locations?
- What does the fun cost?
You have the shortest research if you want to study a
specialized MBA, because depending on the industry,
there is only a choice between a few providers. It
becomes more extensive with generalist MBA courses. For
example, if you are looking for a part-time generalist
master, you still have the choice between numerous
universities. If you would like to study part-time with
attendance phases, i.e. not as a distance learning
course, it makes sense to restrict yourself to a radius
of approx. 200 kilometers around your place of residence
and work. Because it is quite exhausting to drive across
the republic to the face-to-face events every few weeks.
The next step is to narrow it down based on your
budget. There are MBA courses for 8,000 euros and those
for 75,000 euros. What budget do you have? And do not
forget that there are additional costs in addition to
the tuition fees. In our survey, the average expenditure
was around 18,000 euros.
Example calculation of a dentist:
- 32,000 euros tuition fee
- Interest of 8,000 euros for a 5-year loan from
Deutsche APO Bank
- Costs for 65 attendance days and 1 week module
abroad: flights, overnight stays, arrival and
departure and meals
- Total: 50,000 - 60,000 euros costs
Fourth decision: rankings and experience reports
What experiences have other students and graduates
had with the universities that are suitable for
you? Write to people about Xing, for example. There are
also separate groups for numerous MBA programs.
We have also put together an overview of the MBA
rankings for Germany. However, you will only find the
top 7 business schools there - the dozens of other,
sometimes very good, German MBAs do not appear in the
Fifth decision: do it!
Now you should have all the information
together. Decide on the basis of a consideration of the
study model and attendance times, costs and course
content. And then hit it and do your studies!