"Affordable" MBAs


Well, I am from Egypt. I'd already have to sell my arm to be able to afford the tuition.
I can see that MBAs can go all the way to 40k€ or even more in Europe.

What are considerably "affordable" MBAs in Europe that might be worth it?
I have been looking in Germany considering they have wide variety of schools and programs, and are also quite more caring for international students.

What options did you guys see that caught your attention?

Well, I am from Egypt. I'd already have to sell my arm to be able to afford the tuition.
I can see that MBAs can go all the way to 40k€ or even more in Europe.

What are considerably "affordable" MBAs in Europe that might be worth it?
I have been looking in Germany considering they have wide variety of schools and programs, and are also quite more caring for international students.

What options did you guys see that caught your attention?
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Duncan

This depends on what you can afford, and get into. Reutlingen is the least costly, internationally-accredited, MBA in Germany.

This depends on what you can afford, and get into. Reutlingen is the least costly, internationally-accredited, MBA in Germany.
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mba hipste...

Why are you looking in Germany, specifically? There are values there, for sure, but there are also good deals in other European countries, such as Croatia (ZSEM), Greece (AUEB), or Turkey (Koç).

https://find-mba.com/lists/top-business-schools-by-location/top-10-budget-mba-programs-in-europe

I suppose your choice would probably depend on your goals.

Why are you looking in Germany, specifically? There are values there, for sure, but there are also good deals in other European countries, such as Croatia (ZSEM), Greece (AUEB), or Turkey (Koç).

https://find-mba.com/lists/top-business-schools-by-location/top-10-budget-mba-programs-in-europe

I suppose your choice would probably depend on your goals.

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max91119

Hello, I am also looking for an affordable MBA in a European country and on the list above Koç University caught my eye. For somebody who wants to work in Europe will it be a problem that this university is based in a non-EU country? Is the school well known across other European countries?

Hello, I am also looking for an affordable MBA in a European country and on the list above Koç University caught my eye. For somebody who wants to work in Europe will it be a problem that this university is based in a non-EU country? Is the school well known across other European countries?
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Try LinkedIn search. Enter the school name and find people. You'll be able to see where alumni of searched business schools are employed, and that will include even non-citizens. ESB Reutlingen is one of the best business schools in Germany. Not to mention, I've also contacted some of its alumni through LinkedIn, and none of them said a negative word about the course. However, one should learn German if looking forward to working here. I will apply for its 2020 program. All the best applicants!

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Try LinkedIn search. Enter the school name and find people. You'll be able to see where alumni of searched business schools are employed, and that will include even non-citizens. ESB Reutlingen is one of the best business schools in Germany. Not to mention, I've also contacted some of its alumni through LinkedIn, and none of them said a negative word about the course. However, one should learn German if looking forward to working here. I will apply for its 2020 program. All the best applicants!
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Duncan

I agree that Koç is excellent value, but German recruiters won't know it.

I agree that Koç is excellent value, but German recruiters won't know it.
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mba hipste...

Yes, good advice about scouring LinkedIn.

Koç will probably not have much of a network outside of Turkey, but it will have an excellent network inside the country.

This is very typical for schools that have MBAs in this price range: they may have a footprint nationally, but not so much beyond the borders. So as always, the best advice would be to study in the county that you want to work. The EU labor market is not monolithic.

Yes, good advice about scouring LinkedIn.

Koç will probably not have much of a network outside of Turkey, but it will have an excellent network inside the country.

This is very typical for schools that have MBAs in this price range: they may have a footprint nationally, but not so much beyond the borders. So as always, the best advice would be to study in the county that you want to work. The EU labor market is not monolithic.
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max91119

I wasn't asking specifically about Germany, but this is good information to know. I appreciate it!

I wasn't asking specifically about Germany, but this is good information to know. I appreciate it!
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John john

Dears,
If am non European not planning to learn German or to work in Germany, will ESB school consider a good choice knowing that their fees fit with my budget.
Thanks in advance

Dears,
If am non European not planning to learn German or to work in Germany, will ESB school consider a good choice knowing that their fees fit with my budget.
Thanks in advance
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Duncan

ESB is an excellent choice. It's also in a beautiful city.

ESB is an excellent choice. It's also in a beautiful city.
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Chat83

Hi all, 

just wondering if this conversation is still 'up to date' or there is anyone which could provide a few fresh insights. I am interested in an 'affordable' MBA in Europe, possibly in Germany which is the country where I currently live and work. I am Italian national and I've read about MIB - not totally sure to be honest.  Would be more interested in a part time / flexible solution rather than full time. 

Thanks all for any insights :)

Hi all,&nbsp;<br><br>just wondering if this conversation is still 'up to date' or there is anyone which could provide a few fresh insights. I am interested in an 'affordable' MBA in Europe, possibly in Germany which is the country where I currently live and work.&nbsp;I am Italian national and I've read about MIB - not totally sure to be honest.&nbsp;&nbsp;Would be more interested in a part time / flexible solution rather than full time.&nbsp;<br><br>Thanks all for any insights :)
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Duncan

I'm not sure what your goals are, but the information here is still valid as far as I can see. MIB is a good school but, as you know, it is not in <edited>GERMANY<IDIOTIC ERROR>. If you want a part-time MBA then it might be good to look at schools that are within commuting distance of where you live. 

[Edited by Duncan on Feb 06, 2021]

I'm not sure what your goals are, but the information here is still valid as far as I can see. MIB is a good school but, as you know, it is not in &lt;edited&gt;GERMANY&lt;IDIOTIC ERROR&gt;. If you want a part-time MBA then it might be good to look at schools that are within commuting distance of where you live.&nbsp;
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Chat83

I'm not sure what your goals are, but the information here is still valid as far as I can see. MIB is a good school but, as you know, it is not in Italy. If you want a part-time MBA then it might be good to look at schools that are within commuting distance of where you live. 


Thank you Duncan, it makes sense to stay within commuting range probably (I'm in Cologne, which is not bad since equidistant from many key German/European locations) but would not take it as the main criteria maybe. My goals would be to make a solid experience focused on business management and finance, if possible with some sustainability/CSR dimensions (I've seen ESB e.g. have that), and of course with a good cohort/network - not really interested in a 1st class 'ribbon' on my CV (therefore looking at this thread :)). What do you mean MIB is not in Italy ? Trieste has always been a contended and a border city, but permanently in Italy at the moment 1f609

Thanks !


[quote]I'm not sure what your goals are, but the information here is still valid as far as I can see. MIB is a good school but, as you know, it is not in Italy. If you want a part-time MBA then it might be good to look at schools that are within commuting distance of where you live.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Thank you Duncan, it makes sense to stay within commuting range probably (I'm in Cologne, which is not bad since equidistant from many key German/European locations) but would not take it as the main criteria maybe. My goals would be to make a solid experience focused on business management and finance, if possible with some sustainability/CSR dimensions (I've seen ESB e.g. have that), and of course with a good cohort/network - not really interested in a 1st class 'ribbon' on my CV (therefore looking at this thread :)). What do you mean MIB is not in Italy ? Trieste has always been a contended and a border city, but permanently in Italy at the moment&nbsp;:wink:<br><br>Thanks !<br><br><br>
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Duncan

Sorry, that was a brain-fart. I meant that it's not in Germany. 

Sorry, that was a brain-fart. I meant that it's not in Germany.&nbsp;
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Duncan

I think almost all accredited schools are strong on the core, but then for that, you could go anywhere  online: https://findmbaonline.com/board/general-forum/value-alternatives-to-unaccredited-mbas-58288 (Maryland Micromasters, UoP, Amity/OUBS MBA etc).

For the good network, then what matter is what network, where? The RSM/Koeln EMBA is very good and the WHU part-time MBA in Düsseldorf are excellent. The Düsseldorf Business School is insanely costly, for a very average cohort. 

I think almost all accredited schools are strong on the core, but then for that, you could go anywhere&nbsp; online: https://findmbaonline.com/board/general-forum/value-alternatives-to-unaccredited-mbas-58288 (Maryland Micromasters, UoP, Amity/OUBS MBA etc).<br><br>For the good network, then what matter is what network, where? The RSM/Koeln EMBA is very good and the WHU part-time MBA in Düsseldorf are excellent. The Düsseldorf Business School is insanely costly, for a very average cohort.&nbsp;
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Chat83

I think almost all accredited schools are strong on the core, but then for that, you could go anywhere  online: https://findmbaonline.com/board/general-forum/value-alternatives-to-unaccredited-mbas-58288 (Maryland Micromasters, UoP, Amity/OUBS MBA etc).

For the good network, then what matter is what network, where? The RSM/Koeln EMBA is very good and the WHU part-time MBA in Düsseldorf are excellent. The Düsseldorf Business School is insanely costly, for a very average cohort. 


Thanks again - the link is very useful. RSM/Koeln seems really cool, but I see it at 56k and WHU at 43k, which is def. out of my budget. 
On what network and where: definitely Nord/Central Europe,  not necessarily in the consultancy world (big 4s and similar),  more in the business/industry (maybe also entrepreneurial) dimenions. Honestly ESB starts seeming quite appealing, Pforzheim as well but seems they only offer a full time option. 

[quote]I think almost all accredited schools are strong on the core, but then for that, you could go anywhere&nbsp; online: https://findmbaonline.com/board/general-forum/value-alternatives-to-unaccredited-mbas-58288 (Maryland Micromasters, UoP, Amity/OUBS MBA etc).<br><br>For the good network, then what matter is what network, where? The RSM/Koeln EMBA is very good and the WHU part-time MBA in Düsseldorf are excellent. The Düsseldorf Business School is insanely costly, for a very average cohort.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Thanks again - the link is very useful. RSM/Koeln seems really cool, but I see it at 56k and WHU at 43k, which is def. out of my budget.&nbsp;<br>On what network and where: definitely Nord/Central Europe,&nbsp; not necessarily in the consultancy world (big 4s and similar),&nbsp; more in the business/industry (maybe also entrepreneurial) dimenions. Honestly ESB starts seeming quite appealing, Pforzheim as well but seems they only offer a full time option.&nbsp;
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Duncan

I think the ESB part-time MBA has a lot of strengths. It's a well-known, well-respected school (especially in the Catholic part of Germany. It gives international students a rare opportunity to show their abilities in both German and in English, because it's a bilingual programme, and it's easier to get into than the full-time MBA. 

In practice, the added cost if WHU and RSM are trivial compared to the much greater career power. They would going to increase your earnings much more than €1000 a year, compared to ESB. 

I think the ESB part-time MBA has a lot of strengths. It's a well-known, well-respected school (especially in the Catholic part of Germany. It gives international students a rare opportunity to show their abilities in both German and in English, because it's a bilingual programme, and it's easier to get into than the full-time MBA.&nbsp;<br><br>In practice, the added cost if WHU and RSM are trivial compared to the much greater career power. They would going to increase your earnings much more than €1000 a year, compared to ESB.&nbsp;
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Duncan

The other downside is the cohort. The ESB part-time degree is aimed at the managers of tomorrow, with two or three years' experience. The RSM EMBA is an executive programme, aimed at experienced senior managers. 

The other downside is the cohort. The ESB part-time degree is aimed at the managers of tomorrow, with two or three years' experience. The RSM EMBA is an executive programme, aimed at experienced senior managers.&nbsp;
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Rogberto

I see RSM coming up a lot in discussions here. I am particularly interested in an MBA from the Netherlands for various regions. I am focusing on full-time degrees.

There seem to be more affordable options than the RSM degree, offered by say, Amsterdam Business School, MSM, and Nyenrode. How would you compare these degrees to RSM's? Although I am not going to base my entire decision on cost, it is a big factor. 

I see RSM coming up a lot in discussions here. I am particularly interested in an MBA from the Netherlands for various regions. I am focusing on full-time degrees.<br><br>There seem to be more affordable options than the RSM degree, offered by say, Amsterdam Business School, MSM, and Nyenrode. How would you compare these degrees to RSM's? Although I am not going to base my entire decision on cost, it is a big factor.&nbsp;
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Duncan

I would compare them to their ability to meet your goal, but I don't know what that is. 

I would compare them to their ability to meet your goal, but I don't know what that is.&nbsp;
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