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Why study an MBA in Germany?

Germany has a long running history of strong economy and management, making it a great place to study for business qualifications. If you want to study for an MBA in Europe, Germany might just be the right place for you.

Studying an international MBA program in Europe will give you a strong business qualification that will be respected around the world. Whether you want to study full or part time, at executive or specialist level, you can be sure that there is an MBA program in Germany to suit your needs.

What international MBA programs are offered in Germany?

German business schools offer the full range of MBA types, study modes and specialisations. You can study any business idea or industry specialisation in Germany, with dozens of business schools spread out across the country.

However, it’s important to decide what you requirements are before applying. Is it the type of MBA specialisation? Is it accreditation? Cost? Whatever your requirements, you should be able to find an MBA program in Germany to match your requirements.

Immigration and visas in Germany

EU citizens are permitted to take an international MBA program in Germany without a visa providing they can demonstrate the following:
 

  • You are studying for more than three months
  • You have sufficient income or savings to support yourself during your studies
  • You are enrolled at an approved or accredited institution
     

Non-EU students will need to apply for a student visa (studentenvisum), which will normally be issued for an initial three month period before being extended on arrival. You cannot come to study in Germany on a tourist visa.

What are the costs of studying for an MBA in Germany?

Germany is a popular destination for international MBA students as tuition fees are normally lower than those in destinations like the UK and the United States. You should expect to pay between €20,000-€30,000 for your MBA program in Germany.

Working in Germany

Germany is one of wealthiest and largest countries in Europe, putting in a prime position to be one of the world’s major economies. Despite the recession, the German economy remains relatively strong and the job market is robust.

Particularly successful industries in Germany include engineering, manufacturing and IT.

Although the majority of Germans will have a strong grasp of English, you will be expected to have a good knowledge of written and spoken German before you got into employment.  

What to do next

If you would like more information on choosing and applying for an MBA program in Germany, sign up to our Free Application Service. We’ll get in touch with you with information tailored to your requirements, including advice on the best business course for you.