MSc in International Management & Full-Time MBA
The MBA and MSc programs are taught in classes of between 25-30 students to facilitate profound discussions and well-targeted lectures.
The master’s-level programs offer majors in International Business, Communication & PR, International Marketing, Global Banking & Finance, Leisure & Tourism Management, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, E-Business, Sports Management, Human Resources Management, and Design Management. Further programs on the specific needs of emerging industries complement this range of subjects.
Full-time MSc & MBA programs
MSc and MBA programs last one academic year and are composed of three ten-week terms. Alternatively, students can extend their studies up to two years if enrolled as part-time students.
While the first two terms focus on general business concepts, the last term is narrowed down to the student’s major-related courses. Classes are taught exclusively in English and take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Both the MSc in International Management and the MBA program curricula are comprised of 90ECTS/67CH (credit hours) and start in October, January and March. The admission period is ongoing throughout the year.
MSc in International Management students need no work experience while MBA students need at least two years of relevant professional experience for admission.
Master’s graduates receive either a state-recognized MBA or an MSc in International Management from the University of Roehampton in London and a Certificate of Advanced Studies from EU Business School in:
- International Business
- Communication & PR
- International Marketing
- Global Banking & Finance
- Leisure & Tourism Management
- Sports Management
- Human Resources Management
- Design Management
About the students
Students from 75 countries study at the Munich campus and the ratio between male and female students is equal.
The most popular graduate majors are international marketing, human resources management and finance. However, design management and sports management are becoming increasingly popular in recent years.
Upon graduation, students are automatically inducted into the EU Alumni Association which has a new, exclusive online platform for online networking. More than 1,000 students have registered since its early 2016 launch.
Accommodation is not provided on campus but placements in leased student residences and apartments are offered along with a wide range of support such as multilingual ‘housing experts’ who also answer questions on health insurance, visa guidance or how to get settled in the city.
About EU Business School Munich
The EU Business School Munich Campus is part of the EU Business School network of campuses. The first English-language campus was established in 1973 and offered bachelor’s and master’s programs. The Munich campus opened in 1991 and today is an integral part of the five-campus network.
The school follows the idea that ‘the future of industry is founded on innovation, but delivering success depends on people.’
EU combines the concepts of North American and European business education with on-campus classes in Munich, Barcelona, Geneva, Montreux and online. The EU Group holds the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the International Quality Accreditation (IQA) by CEEMAN, an international management development association. The bachelor’s and master’s programs offered on the Munich campus have been approved by the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts.
EU Business School collaborates with internationally renowned universities, such as the London-based University of Roehampton, the University of Derby as well as universities in Beijing, Kuala-Lumpur, Moscow and the U.S.A. (link to comprehensive list).
Upon graduation, MSc and MBA students receive a state-recognized degree from the University of Roehampton as well as a Certificate of Advanced Studies from EU Business School.
Interview with a participant of the MBA program
- Rodrigo Crespo
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Graduated in 2015
Rodrigo, please tell us why you decided to do your MBA at EU Business School Munich.
When I was 10 years old, I remember telling my father that one of my life goals was to go and study in Munich, Germany. Munich is my favorite city. I love Bavarians, their culture and the way that they do business. In 2010, I took part in an exchange program in Tübingen and, when I saw the opportunity to study at EU Business School Munich, I said to myself: ‘this is my school.’ I submitted my application right away and I was extremely happy when I was given the news that I had been accepted. I then knew that I would study in the place that I had always dreamed of.
What was the decisive moment that got you started?
At the age of 16, I had my first taste of the business world. We raised $20,000 at a charity event that my school held to help to raise money for those affected by the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. The money was used to build houses, to buy food and supplies and to provide special aid for the people who needed it most. That night, I said to myself: ‘you are good at leading people and transferring your vision – both of these are skills that you need in business.’ That’s when I made the decision that I would study business and become a real entrepreneur.
In terms of your personal background, where did you work before and where do you work now?
I have been working since I was a young boy. First, I worked for my father’s company in the construction industry, then I worked in marketing for British American Tobacco. I launched my own startup in Munich some time later, but it wasn’t a great success. I am the type of person who prefers to do their own thing rather than working for others, even if this involves some suffering at the beginning. Now I am the co-founder, chief marketing officer and business development director of the Danish company BitShares Munich, which has its headquarters in Munich.
What would you like to let future students know about the school and the program?
At EU, you study business theory and you also learn about business practice. The professors tell you about their real-world experiences and they support your ideas. Networking opportunities at EU are fantastic. You meet such good people – people that are extremely intelligent and have great potential in the business world. I would recommend EU to anyone, without any regrets, because, in my opinion, EU Business School is one of the best schools you can find.
Despite the demanding program, were you still able keep a satisfactory work-life balance?
I launched my first startup in the second semester of my BA. I studied, of course, but I worked harder on my ideas on how to change the world! Doing this while at EU was great because I could discuss my ideas with my professors and they were able to offer me help and advice on how to push forward. I owe special thanks in this regard to Ingmar Niemann, Dr. Saiful Islam, Veselina Arnaudova, Timothy Kotowich and Ramin Ismaili.
Could you give us a hands-on example of how you managed?
At EU Business School the programs can be strict and demanding, though I prefer this to an easy-going environment. Executing your business ideas and studying at the same time can be quite tough, but when you want to achieve something you have to work hard for it and make time for it. Sometimes I struggled with mathematics, for example, but I never sought an excuse not to work hard at it and, in the end, I made it through. If you go looking for excuses you are lying to yourself, and lying to yourself won’t get you anywhere.
Who do you think are suitable candidates for a course like this?
People who are suitable for studying at EU have to have integrity – they need to be honest, hardworking and loyal. Life is not just about business; it is also about helping people who need it.
And what was the male/female ratio?
I think the male to female ratio was almost equal.
Do you remember a particularly funny, interesting or helpful moment that came about through studying with people from different cultural backgrounds?
I will always remember the Christmas parties – it was great fun to meet people from 100 different countries and to see how they enjoyed the festivities.
Personally, what is the best aspect of your time as an MBA student?
The network that I developed among my professors and fellow students. We now do business with our former classmates and our professors have gone on to become consultants for us.
And what is your overall conclusion of the time you spent at EU Business School?
I made so many friends – my network is huge now thanks to EU! And I had the best time of my whole life.
Interview with a member of the Business School
- Dr. Begoña Gonzalez Otero
Academic Dean at EU’s Munich campus
Thank you Begoña, for answering a couple of questions. Would you mind first introducing yourself briefly?
I am the academic dean at the EU Business School Munich campus. In addition to my managerial position, I teach business law, international law, sports sponsorship and intellectual property strategy for business. I am also a Spanish attorney specializing in intellectual property law, information technology law, media law and antitrust law.
Besides that, I have a real passion for sports: I hold a degree from the Royal Spanish Gymnastics Federation and have been an NSCA-certified personal trainer as well as practicing kickboxing from time to time.
Please describe the university’s MBA as well as its specifications.
At EU Business School Munich, we offer two graduate programs in partnership with the University of Roehampton in London: an MBA and an MSc in International Management.
The MBA program is around 18 months long and divided in three terms of regular classes and a 6-month period for the dissertation.
The University of Roehampton is the most research-intensive modern university in the U.K. according to the Research Excellence Framework produced by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. These programs are approved by the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts.
In addition to the scheduled lectures – what other activities, presentations, circles, sports or trips are part of the program?
Weekly or biweekly, we organize guest speakers with former students and relevant business people worldwide. For instance, last year we had: Dr. Claudia Tapia Garcia, director IPR policy, RIPL strategy & portfolio, management at Ericsson; Jens Bay, industry manager media & entertainment at Google Germany GmbH; and José Pañeda, the Spanish voice of the Miami HEAT and senior advisor for Hispanic affairs in marketing, public relations and broadcasting, on campus.
We invite companies to present themselves and connect our students with student associations such as the TU Investment Club.
We organize local industrial visits to a wide variety of businesses such as; Spaten Brewery, BMW, MAN trucks, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Adelholzner, Fujitsu, AUDI or the Munich Technology Centre. A few years ago, we started organizing international trips, where students can combine learning with leisure. One of these trips was to FAO in Rome and to the Gucci headquarters in Florence.
Our students are also encouraged to participate in international conferences such as CWMUN, competitions such as the PrimaveraPro start-ups competition in Barcelona or the Morpheus Cup in Luxembourg. EU Business School Munich is also a TEDx sponsor, we are partners with PWN and Toastmasters in Munich, and this provides our students with a wide range of out of the classroom opportunities to learn, network and grow.
Finally, since we also deeply care about our students’ social lives and we believe in the saying ‘mens sana in corpore sano’ (sound mind, sound body), we organize welcome drinks at the beginning of the academic year where we get to know each other in a more relaxed environment and sports activities every weekend. So far football has been the most popular activity with our students.
Which international accreditations does your school have?
The MBA program delivered at EU Business School Munich has the approval of the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts. In addition to that, the program holds ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs) and the International Quality Accreditation (IQA) by CEEMAN, which is an international management development association established in 1993 with the aim of accelerating the growth in quality of management development in Central and Eastern Europe. EU Business School has also been certified by EduQua, the first Swiss quality label geared toward adult further education.
Please describe the profiles and backgrounds of your MBA students.
In the current academic year, we have a group of 73 students from 34 countries. Usually, our MBA students complement an existing bachelor’s degree in fields such as engineering, communications and medicine. However, we have also had a former ballerina, a former professional skier and a former professional tennis player. About 30% of our master’s students are going into a family business and around 40% are planning on starting their own companies.
Is it possible to work part-time during the school year?
It is not only possible, but we encourage students to do so. The class timetable is designed in a way that students can work during the day and come to their sessions Monday through Friday evenings from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and some Saturday mornings as well.
What is the application process like? Or rather, how do you select the candidates?
Every student provides their academic transcripts, diploma and a proof of their English fluency as well as two letters of recommendation and an essay.
Last but not least, how much is the full-time MBA per year?
The price for a full academic year of the MBA program is € 21,500.
MSc International Management & MBA
Duration of the program
Network: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the International Quality Accreditation (IQA) by CEEMAN, certification by EduQua, the first Swiss quality label. Munich campus programs run with the approval of the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts. The MBA and MSc in International Management programs are carried out in partnership with the University of Roehampton. Link to the Rankings of EU Munich.
Tuition fees for the academic year 2017/2018 are:
- MBA program in partnership with the University of Roehampton: € 23,750
- MSc in International Management program in partnership with the University of Roehampton: € 23,750
- First academic degree
- For the MBA two years of professional experience
- Proficient command of English: TOEFL score 233 (computer-based), 577 (paper-based), 89 (Internet-based); IELTS 6.5; CAE C1; PTE score 59; English native or equivalent.
At least two of the following:
- A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- A satisfactory score on the GMAT or GRE
- 2+ years of professional work experience (may include military service)
Applications are considered on a rolling basis, applicants are evaluated according to their leadership potential, academic achievements, performance on standardized tests and job experience. Exceptions may be made after an interview with the Academic Dean.
Online Application can be found here.
Rolling application, intake three times a year in January, March and October
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