Anyone else in Germany for an MBA?


Sunny

Hi everybody,
I'll start my MBA in Munich now in January, and I just moved there.
Since it's my first time in Germany, I would be keen to get in contact with other foreign students currently doing or, like me, starting their MBA in Germany to exchange infos.
Sunny

Hi everybody,
I'll start my MBA in Munich now in January, and I just moved there.
Since it's my first time in Germany, I would be keen to get in contact with other foreign students currently doing or, like me, starting their MBA in Germany to exchange infos.
Sunny
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Irena

I plan to do an MBA in Germany, but I'm just in the process of applying, so no experience yet.
But I know Germany quite well, I've been there several times, so I can give you quite a few informations.
Where do you come from?

I plan to do an MBA in Germany, but I'm just in the process of applying, so no experience yet.
But I know Germany quite well, I've been there several times, so I can give you quite a few informations.
Where do you come from?
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Sunny

I am from Malaysia and worked in SIngapur for the past few years. I've been to the States ans Australia, but Germany is quite different still. Somehow "exotic" for me..
Where do you come from? Do you have the same feeling about Germany?
Sunny

I am from Malaysia and worked in SIngapur for the past few years. I've been to the States ans Australia, but Germany is quite different still. Somehow "exotic" for me..
Where do you come from? Do you have the same feeling about Germany?
Sunny
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Irena

Hi Sunny,
I'm from Bulgaria, so what you find exotic, probabely is not so much for me... But still, when you feel lost or wonder about something, there are many things I can explain to you!
So what do you think of that Christmas hype?

Hi Sunny,
I'm from Bulgaria, so what you find exotic, probabely is not so much for me... But still, when you feel lost or wonder about something, there are many things I can explain to you!
So what do you think of that Christmas hype?
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Sunny

Hi, the christmas hype... yes, this was a very good question! It's so pittoresque - I regularely think I am in Disney world, but no it's real, it's Munich!
Thank you very much for your offer, Irena. The most difficult for me is the rules of communication between people. I can't figure out why people seem unfriendly sometimes. Or when I meet somebody I don't know, if I should call the person to meet again or not.
Difficult, maybe I can learn this only through experience?

Hi, the christmas hype... yes, this was a very good question! It's so pittoresque - I regularely think I am in Disney world, but no it's real, it's Munich!
Thank you very much for your offer, Irena. The most difficult for me is the rules of communication between people. I can't figure out why people seem unfriendly sometimes. Or when I meet somebody I don't know, if I should call the person to meet again or not.
Difficult, maybe I can learn this only through experience?
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Irena

Hello Sunny,
It's true that what you experience regarding these rules of human interaction, seeming to different in your cultural setting than in Europe, that are problems I don't share with you. In Balcan countries we are close to Germans in that. I'd say that the unfriendliness f.ex. is much worse where I come from!
Rules of politeness are just very different here from Asia. YOu'll find out through experience, but don't hesistate to post in the board, I think your exyperience is interesting for many others!

Hello Sunny,
It's true that what you experience regarding these rules of human interaction, seeming to different in your cultural setting than in Europe, that are problems I don't share with you. In Balcan countries we are close to Germans in that. I'd say that the unfriendliness f.ex. is much worse where I come from!
Rules of politeness are just very different here from Asia. YOu'll find out through experience, but don't hesistate to post in the board, I think your exyperience is interesting for many others!
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Kate_hk

Hello Sunny,
coming from Asia, I was a bit surprised about the direct, honest way of communicating in Germany... But you'll see, once you are used to it, this direct way is a lot less complicated. Our rules of politeness in Asia (which are diverse of course) can make life kind of difficult. I appreciate the clear message in German talks.
Kate

Hello Sunny,
coming from Asia, I was a bit surprised about the direct, honest way of communicating in Germany... But you'll see, once you are used to it, this direct way is a lot less complicated. Our rules of politeness in Asia (which are diverse of course) can make life kind of difficult. I appreciate the clear message in German talks.
Kate
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Sunny

Hello,
I appreciate your comments... So it is quite normal that I feel a bit awkward sometimes! Good to know that I'm not an exception. I'll keep you posted if something weird happens to me ;)
Sunny

Hello,
I appreciate your comments... So it is quite normal that I feel a bit awkward sometimes! Good to know that I'm not an exception. I'll keep you posted if something weird happens to me ;)
Sunny
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chili

I understand that you were more discussing cultural differences, but maybe you can help me with some info how to find those MBAs in Germany which are worth doing? There are so many, I'm a bit lost...
Thanks! Pablo

I understand that you were more discussing cultural differences, but maybe you can help me with some info how to find those MBAs in Germany which are worth doing? There are so many, I'm a bit lost...
Thanks! Pablo
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Sunny

Hi Pablo,
I did a thourough research regarding MBA in Germany. True, it's crazy, there are a lot! Do you have a preference geographically?

Hi Pablo,
I did a thourough research regarding MBA in Germany. True, it's crazy, there are a lot! Do you have a preference geographically?
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chili

Hello, no, I have no preference, sctually it's the first time I consider studying in Germany, and I don't have a precise idea about the differente German regions. Which areas are good? It would be wonderful if you could share!

Hello, no, I have no preference, sctually it's the first time I consider studying in Germany, and I don't have a precise idea about the differente German regions. Which areas are good? It would be wonderful if you could share!
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a_mukerjee

It's for the language that you look for an MBA in Germany if I understand right? You should include Austria and German speaking Switzerland to your options, there are not so many B schools, easy to identify the good ones.

It's for the language that you look for an MBA in Germany if I understand right? You should include Austria and German speaking Switzerland to your options, there are not so many B schools, easy to identify the good ones.
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chili

Yes, you are right, since I speak Spanish and some French, I prefer to study in a German speaking country for the additional language skills. As you seem to know quite well, which MBAs would you advise me to check out? Thanks.

Yes, you are right, since I speak Spanish and some French, I prefer to study in a German speaking country for the additional language skills. As you seem to know quite well, which MBAs would you advise me to check out? Thanks.
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a_mukerjee

Hi there, the problem im Germany is that you have loads of programs, you can here on this site how incredibly long the list of Germany MBAs is. Hardly any of them is ranked internationally, means they can all be medium good or bad... A lot of work to go through them all!
So you don't care if it's Berlin, Frankfurt or Munich? Or Vienna?

Hi there, the problem im Germany is that you have loads of programs, you can here on this site how incredibly long the list of Germany MBAs is. Hardly any of them is ranked internationally, means they can all be medium good or bad... A lot of work to go through them all!
So you don't care if it's Berlin, Frankfurt or Munich? Or Vienna?
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Sunny

Hello, a report from my personal Munich experience: I can't tell so much because it has only been a month. It's a beautiful city, strong economy, goos job opportunities. You can get get good contacts when studying here.
Cologne is a cozy city, people seem to be very nice! And in Cologne they have one of the few internationally ranked MBAs at "University of Cologne".

Hello, a report from my personal Munich experience: I can't tell so much because it has only been a month. It's a beautiful city, strong economy, goos job opportunities. You can get get good contacts when studying here.
Cologne is a cozy city, people seem to be very nice! And in Cologne they have one of the few internationally ranked MBAs at "University of Cologne".

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chili

Hi everyone!
Cologne sounds good, nice city + good program.
What about Frakfurt and Berlin, can you advise?

Hi everyone!
Cologne sounds good, nice city + good program.
What about Frakfurt and Berlin, can you advise?
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Irena

In Frankfurt it's difficult, there is just the EMBA of the University, but I guess you are looking for a regular MBA? Weird, this city of banks and business does not offer anything apparently.
As for Berlin: ESCP-EAP is good, and I heard good things about the ESMT, but it's a brand new program, so I don't really know how to judge.

In Frankfurt it's difficult, there is just the EMBA of the University, but I guess you are looking for a regular MBA? Weird, this city of banks and business does not offer anything apparently.
As for Berlin: ESCP-EAP is good, and I heard good things about the ESMT, but it's a brand new program, so I don't really know how to judge.
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chili

Thanks. That suprises me very much about Frankfurt!
I heard Hamburg is a good place to be, any comments about MBAs there?

Thanks. That suprises me very much about Frankfurt!
I heard Hamburg is a good place to be, any comments about MBAs there?
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a_mukerjee

Hi, I don't know abou Hamburg. But here are some more ranked programs, from the BW ranking:
- HHL Leipzig
- Mannheim Business School
- WHU Koblenz
Leipzig should be quite nice, the two other cities are probabely not so exciting. But in the end you go there to study, not to be in an exciting place.. ;)

Hi, I don't know abou Hamburg. But here are some more ranked programs, from the BW ranking:
- HHL Leipzig
- Mannheim Business School
- WHU Koblenz
Leipzig should be quite nice, the two other cities are probabely not so exciting. But in the end you go there to study, not to be in an exciting place.. ;)
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Irena

You should have a look at Tias Nimbas as well, it is avery good school and classe are held in some German cities too!
Irena

You should have a look at Tias Nimbas as well, it is avery good school and classe are held in some German cities too!
Irena
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