MBA in International Industrial Management Esslingen University of Applied Sciences
Academic admission criteria
We prefer applicants with an undergraduate degree in the field of engineering, mathematics or natural sciences.
Our applicants must have at least two years of work experience gathered after their first university degree.
- Application period: 1st November - 31st March
- The program begins: September of each year
- Language of instruction: Entirely in English
- Preparation Course in German Language and Culture: 3 weeks in September, prior to the MBA program
- Semester 1: Finance, Information Technology, Marketing and Strategy, Methods and Tools, Operations Management, Organisational Behavior
- Semester 2: Business Planning, Finance, International Management, Methods and Tools, Organisational Behavior
- Semester 3: Methods and Tools, Corporate Project, Master's Thesis and Thesis Colloquium
Credits: 30 credits per semester: 90 credits total
Place of study: Esslingen Hilltop campus
Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Graduates of the Esslingen MBA
- Have an in-depth understanding of the functional fields of business and interrelationships in complex organizations;
- Are able to think and act in global dimensions;
- Have experience of applied quantitative and behavioral tools of business analysis and decision-making;
- They are able to build bridges between companies, countries, and cultures.
Studying The Esslingen MBA is more than just an education. It is an experience that widens our participants' horizons.
Management Careers in an International Network
“The Esslingen MBA is an optimal complement to my academic background as a mechanical engineer”. Bryan Morehouse, MBA 2015, Customer Solution Business Development Specialist
Today’s business managers need a whole new range of skills to lead an enterprise in the global marketplace. They need to combine a strong industrial knowledge with a passion for management; to build bridges between countries and cultures. The Esslingen MBA is dedicated to educating highly skilled business professionals and preparing them for a management career in an international environment.
As an Esslingen MBA graduate, you will work at the interface between technology and management, or in a management position requiring goal-oriented problem-solving.
Esslingen MBA graduates are particularly sought after by German companies in the field of automotive and mechanical engineering, as well as consulting.
Hands-on learning activities, such as company visits and real examples are carried out under close guidance; students have the opportunity to study German and to explore the German mentality and culture by participating in excursions, cultural lectures, and social events. Our programs are strongly sponsored by the German government.
Students receive an MBA valued at over €30,000 for less than €4,000!
Engineering and Management: Focusing on the Industry
Esslingen University is one of the leading universities in Germany for applied sciences, with core areas in engineering and management as well as applied research. These strengths form the Esslingen MBA in International Industrial Management, which focuses on the functional areas of business (operations, marketing, and finance) in the manufacturing sector and the encompassing services.
Alumni Network Around the Globe
“The alumni network and the close link with the companies in the Neckar Valley provided many valuable insights into the newest developments”. Fiona van Petegem, MBA 2016 Project Engineer
Networking is essential for success in today's global business world. Over 90% of Esslingen MBA students are international, with representatives from approximately 12 different nations each year: the resulting intercultural network is a particular highlight of the Esslingen MBA.
About the School
Esslingen – An Ideal Place to Study
The city of Esslingen has a population of over 93,000 inhabitants and lies nestled in the vineyards overlooking the Neckar valley. Stuttgart, the capital city of Baden-Wuerttemberg, is only 20 kilometers away.
Near the university, there are many hiking paths through the vineyards and forests that can be explored on foot, by bicycle or Segway. Within the city, there are many parks, the city castle, waterways, street cafés, and theatres. In the winter, the old city center lights up with a Christmas market; in the summer, live music, open-air cinemas, and artisan’s markets make Esslingen come to life. Esslingen’s historical city center, with its half-timbered houses, its cafés, and its diverse cultural life, is an ideal surrounding for successful study time.
Esslingen has a history reaching back over 1,200 years, a history in which tradition and progress have gone hand in hand. Since its industrialization, Esslingen has been a major center for engineering education, and it is this mixture of technical prowess and cultural tradition that makes Esslingen an ideal place to study.