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MBA General Management Full-Time

Course Description

Course Description

The MBA General Management is a highly flexible MBA program that can be completed in either full-time or part-time format. While forming a core group with your fellow part-time MBA students, you will also enjoy joint classes with full-time MBA students. This provides you with the opportunity to study in an even more diverse environment, and enables you to expand your business and career network even further.

The MBA curriculum is based on three pillars: Expert Business Knowledge courses provide you with a strong foundation of expertise in core business and management areas. By selecting 2 out of 4 elective courses, you further deepen your knowledge in these particular fields. The MBS Flagship Course is comprised of a one-of-a-kind combination of courses based on Munich Business School’s core values – making the MBA General Management a truly unique experience. An International Week at SDA Bocconi in Milan, Italy, and an MBS Startup Week round off the MBS Flagship Module. Executive Skills courses are aimed to support you in your personality and leadership development, and provide you with all the necessary information to start, or continue, your professional career in Germany, or other parts of Europe.

Studying at MBS

Munich Business School, is recognized by U-Multirank 2017 as Germany’s best private university of applied sciences in “Business Studies”, received by Trendence Graduate Barometer 2017 excellent grades for internationality and practical relevance and among others, ranked by Trendence Employability Ranking 2016 as 1st amongst all private universities of applied sciences, including all academic subjects across Germany.

Program Structure

The MBA International Management (MBA IM) is divided into three terms over a period of 15 months. Each term covers topics from the three major modules Business & Management Knowledge, Executive & Leadership Skills, and International Business Environment. This effective modular structure is the basis for a challenging and compact MBA program, which allows its completion in less than one and a half years – thus minimizing the time our students spend putting their professional careers on hold.

Personal Development

In order to prepare for future leadership tasks, and to focus on their personal development, MBA students are given the opportunity to intensively deal with their personal understanding of leadership. They draw up a personal development plan, and thus work specifically towards the fulfilment of their individual, interdisciplinary competence and qualification goals. 

MBA students are also offered professional business coaching sessions, and the opportunity to participate in selected offers from Munich Business School’s Executive Development program. In this way, tailor-made personality development is promoted, and students are equipped with important “future skills”. 

Elective Courses

Besides the imparting of general management knowledge and skills, the MBA General Management full-time also covers a number of electives providing a deeper understanding of a particular field. During your studies, you combine two of four elective courses, selecting one specialized course per term. Choices are "Business in Germany" and "Global Supply Chain Management" in term 1 (September-December), and "Management in Emerging Markets" and "Business Law" in term 2 (February-May).


Though basic business principles apply everywhere, every international market is shaped by its own political, cultural, and historical landscapes. A good share of your course work is therefore dedicated to exploring international markets, international business methods, and specific economies that are currently impacting global business.

You may choose one out of three international focuses:

  • Business in Germany & Europe
  • Business in Latin America
  • Business in China

In addition, you may improve your foreign language skills by participating in an optional language class, choosing between German, Spanish, and Chinese.

As one of Europe’s most international and culturally diverse cities, Munich is a study location combining global business hustle with a truly intercultural atmosphere. As an MBA student at Munich Business School, you will benefit from the variety of opportunities offered by this city. In addition to that, Milan – another global hotspot – is visited during the International Week of the program.

A Typical MBA IM Class at MBS

When carefully selecting the candidates for our MBA General Management program, we pay very close attention to putting together a diverse yet cohesive group of students. Be it through their academic backgrounds, their personal experiences or their professional paths – we want to create the best possible opportunities for our MBA students in terms of networking potential and mutual enrichment. Here are some numbers of the MBA General Management class:

Average age: 30 years

International / German: 75% / 25%

Average Work Experience: 8 years

Female / Male: 75% / 25%

Academic Background: Engineering/IT - 25%, Business - 25%, other - 50%

The MBS Best Scholarship

Munich Business School offers a limited number of various partial scholarships to outstanding MBA applicants. Selection criteria comprise several achievements and character traits, depending on the respective scholarship.


The MBA International Management program is – like all study programs at Munich Business School – internationally accredited by FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation). As Bavaria‘s first and so far only private university, MBS has received unlimited state accreditation by the Bavarian State Ministry and institutional accreditation by the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat).

Visit the MBA General Management Full-Time page on the Munich Business School web site for more details!

(Student Profile)


2830.jpg After deciding to move into the social impact space, I knew I had to further my understanding of international business and multi cultural work. An MBA in International Management provided me with the necessary skills and credentials to do just that. Not only is MBS one of Germany’s most international schools, but their small class sizes create a more personal atmosphere, and studying with individuals from all over the world exposes you to a variety of different perspectives that challenge your current thinking. Equally important to me is that the program is internationally (FIBAA) accredited, so the degree will be relevant wherever I chose to work in the world.

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2831.jpg Germany was like a second home to me as I spent almost 2 years for a business assignment back in 2010. So, I was already aware of German culture and environment, specifically Bavarian. There was always a disciplined atmosphere at my home back in India so it was relatively easy for me to merge with German culture. Secondly, I love food and getting used to German food and beer was a welcome change for me. Finally, when I checked the details of the MBA program at Munich Business School, I found it to be quite concrete and comprehensive. And since Munich is a home to many industry leading firms, it was indeed a good place to start my career after finishing my studies.

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2832.jpg I chose to do an MBA in International Management because I wanted to explore how to manage an international company. When I started looking at different universities, I also came across MBS and finally decided to study there. Regarding the content of ‘The Munich MBA’, I liked the fact that it was not as short as other full-time programs. Especially for international students like me, it was helpful to spend one year in class and another few months doing an internship and writing the Master Thesis. And I love Germany! It is very interesting to live in a country where the economy is strong and growing. It gives you the opportunity to learn and take the knowledge back with you when returning to your home country.

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2833.jpg Munich Business School is ranked as one amongst the top B schools in Germany. The curriculum is entirely in English which encourages students from across the globe to study here. The programs offered at MBS aim to provide practical insights via internship and Consulting projects. The school is situated in Munich which provides ample opportunities to grow and learn as well as realize your dreams.

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2834.jpg After three years in my last job, I felt like it was time for the next step in my career. I always wanted to complete my MBA degree. I compared several schools and Munich Business School seemed to be really ahead of the competition. When I realized that MBS also offered a full-time MBA program, I thought: It’s now or never. It was the right time for me to complete an MBA as I was looking for a change in my job position.


MBS MBA Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

Munich Business School offers them a limited number of partial scholarships between 5 and 25 % of the program fee.

Value of Scholarship(s)

between 5 and 25 % of the program fee


The MBA Scholarship supports future MBA students with special professional achievements.

Application Procedure

When applying for this scholarship, please submit a personal statement (1 page with the keyword "MBA Scholarship") and convince us of your suitability. The prerequisites for this scholarship are:

Justification and proof of special achievements during professional life
Willingness to get involved at MBS (e.g. Student Initiative, MBS Ambassador at trade fairs or events)

Please note: Early application is recommended as the number of scholarships is limited.

Further Information

Entry Requirements

You should have successfully completed a first academic degree in any discipline with a German GPA of minimum 2.5 (US system: 3.0/4.0 or better); Minimum 2 years professional work experience; excellent English proficiency level (min. scores: TOEFL – 90, IELTS – 6.5, ELS – 112); GMAT (min. 600) or equivalent GRE score or Pre-MBA International Management.

Course Fees

Tuition Fee: 32,000 Euro
Application Fee: 60 Euro
Enrollment Fee EU/EFTA: 690 Euro
Enrollment Fee International Students: 1,490 Euro

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