Top 5 MBA schools in Germany

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A master's in business administration (MBA) is a necessary step for many aspiring business leaders, and Germany has some great options. With more established institutions than the U.S., greater access to resources and job opportunities, and prestigious international connections, Germany's MBA programs are worth looking into. The country welcomes foreigners with a well-developed infrastructure that makes it an excellent country for entrepreneurship, even with its strict immigration requirements.


In the top 5 MBA colleges in Germany, a GMAT score is required to get admission. The average GMAT score required to pursue an MBA in Germany is between 550 to 600, but a 600+ GMAT score can significantly increase your admission and scholarship chances. So, aim at scoring high on the GMAT.




MBA colleges in Germany provide different types of MBA, such as Executive, Online, and International. Based on the recent QS Global ranking 2022, out of 73 full-time MBA programs in Europe, six business schools in Germany make it to the list. Here are the top MBA colleges in Germany:


1. Mannheim Business School

(No.16 in Global QS Ranking Europe 2022)
  • Duration: Full Time or Part time i.e. 12 months or 24 months

  • Average GMAT score of 600 or equivalent GRE score

  • The course fee for a full-time MBA is €39,900

  • The average salary is approx. €95464

2. Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

(No.18 in Global QS Ranking Europe 2022)
  • Duration: Full Time or Executive Program i.e. 12 months or 18 months

  • Average GMAT score of 600+

  • The course fee for a full-time MBA is €39,000

  • The average salary is approx. €67,000

3. WHU University – Otto Beisheim School of Management

(No.24 in Global QS Ranking Europe 2022)
  • Duration: Full Time i.e. 12 months

  • Average GMAT score of 600+

  • The course fee for a full-time MBA is €40,500

  • The average salary is approx. €77,897

4. ESMT Berlin (The European School of Management and Technology)

(No.30 in Global QS Ranking Europe 2022)
  • Duration: Full Time or Part time i.e. 14 months or 24 months

  • Average GMAT score of 640

  • The course fee for a full-time MBA is €43,500

  • The average salary is approx. €71,900

5. HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

(No.42 in Global QS Ranking Europe 2022)
  • Duration: Fast track or advance track i.e. 12 months or up to 21 months

  • Average GMAT score of 620

  • The course fee for a full-time MBA is €39,500

  • The average salary is approx. €64,322

Note: They offer a tuition fee reduction if you submit your complete application by the Early Bird deadlines


6. EU Business School

(No.43 in Global QS Ranking Europe 2022)
  • Duration: Full-time or part-time i.e. 12 months or 24 months

  • Average GMAT score of 600+

  • The course fee for a full-time MBA is €20,850

  • The average salary is approx. €60,000

Each MBA college in Germany has its own specific admissions requirements. However, some of the standard entry requirements to study MBA in Germany are:

  1. A recognized undergraduate degree

  2. GMAT or GRE scores

  3. English proficiency: IELTS/ TOELF

  4. 1-3 years of work experience

  5. Motivation and reference letters optional

Source: https://e-gmat.com/blogs/mba-in-germany/#11-university-of-mannheim-mannheim-business-school


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