Anyone else in Germany for an MBA?


Herocoder

I'm not too sure where I'm going to work .. but I want to use this opportunity to do a PG .. and most preferably whats money worth and cant afford something too expensive either .. yeah .. do think FOM is a bit better option. Otherwise might have to think of other MS programmes.

Thanks a lot for your help. Just one other thing .. is that 4000 euros per annum or the 4000/11000 in the total fees thats what U mean?

Meanwhile will take some more time and research before I make my decision. thanks once again for all u've done.

I'm not too sure where I'm going to work .. but I want to use this opportunity to do a PG .. and most preferably whats money worth and cant afford something too expensive either .. yeah .. do think FOM is a bit better option. Otherwise might have to think of other MS programmes.

Thanks a lot for your help. Just one other thing .. is that 4000 euros per annum or the 4000/11000 in the total fees thats what U mean?

Meanwhile will take some more time and research before I make my decision. thanks once again for all u've done.
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a_mukerjee

OK, I see, but if you are not sure to stay in Germany you should maybe reconsider the plan of doing an MBA or let's say consider other options at the same time.

You could do a Master at any public German University ( and there are quite a few around in the region where you are now), it will be so much cheaper. The costs of public education (outside MBA I mean) are very low in Germany. Tuition varies from region to region, I don't know exactly what it is in Köln, but usually it is between 260-500 per semester (that even includes public transport and other side costs), so really nothing compared to an MBA. Maybe a German Master could also have some value for you abroad.

Anyways, don't forget, it is worth investing the money in an MBA ONLY if the title is of use for you afterwards.

OK, I see, but if you are not sure to stay in Germany you should maybe reconsider the plan of doing an MBA or let's say consider other options at the same time.

You could do a Master at any public German University ( and there are quite a few around in the region where you are now), it will be so much cheaper. The costs of public education (outside MBA I mean) are very low in Germany. Tuition varies from region to region, I don't know exactly what it is in Köln, but usually it is between 260-500 per semester (that even includes public transport and other side costs), so really nothing compared to an MBA. Maybe a German Master could also have some value for you abroad.

Anyways, don't forget, it is worth investing the money in an MBA ONLY if the title is of use for you afterwards.
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Could anyone please give me a list of TOP MBA univs in Germany. I plan to join in 2010 March, but an still confused with so many colleges. I am not looking out to be in an exciting place. I am looking forward to study in one of the TOP MBA schools and those having some campus selection programmes or ones preferred by companies for hiring.

Could anyone please give me a list of TOP MBA univs in Germany. I plan to join in 2010 March, but an still confused with so many colleges. I am not looking out to be in an exciting place. I am looking forward to study in one of the TOP MBA schools and those having some campus selection programmes or ones preferred by companies for hiring.
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dipuj76

Dont find many programs starting in March in Germany. Even am searching for that. WIll share if I get something

Dont find many programs starting in March in Germany. Even am searching for that. WIll share if I get something
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JohnnyL

Hi there,

International accreditations (AACSB, EQUIS) are a good guideline for the German market when you are looking for a TOP program. As far as I can oversee it, the following schools are accredited:

AACSB:
Mannheim
HHL
Goethe Frankfurt

EQUIS:
Mannheim
WHU

As I already mentioned in other threads: Beware of rotten apples with a bad image (EBS, ESMT) and "Fachhochschulen", because they are not "real" universities.

Best,
JL

Hi there,

International accreditations (AACSB, EQUIS) are a good guideline for the German market when you are looking for a TOP program. As far as I can oversee it, the following schools are accredited:

AACSB:
Mannheim
HHL
Goethe Frankfurt

EQUIS:
Mannheim
WHU

As I already mentioned in other threads: Beware of rotten apples with a bad image (EBS, ESMT) and "Fachhochschulen", because they are not "real" universities.

Best,
JL
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omega

It's funny that Mannheim, HHL are the two schools advertised on mba-channel, Barbel Schwertfeger's website.

It's funny that Mannheim, HHL are the two schools advertised on mba-channel, Barbel Schwertfeger's website.
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JohnnyL

So what?!? I mentioned them because both schools are accredited - that is fact that can't be denied. When you look at the mba-channel newsletter you'll find many more schools advertising there (ESMT, TiasNimbas, Augsburg, FOM, FHW). Believe me, I am not Barbel Schwertfeger or one of her colleagues... ;-)

Best,
JL

So what?!? I mentioned them because both schools are accredited - that is fact that can't be denied. When you look at the mba-channel newsletter you'll find many more schools advertising there (ESMT, TiasNimbas, Augsburg, FOM, FHW). Believe me, I am not Barbel Schwertfeger or one of her colleagues... ;-)

Best,
JL
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omega

Ok, I believe you :-)

I was just surprised about how vehemently you were critizising some schools while praising some others. That's why I became a little bit suspicious.

Are you currently doing an MBA? Where?

Ok, I believe you :-)

I was just surprised about how vehemently you were critizising some schools while praising some others. That's why I became a little bit suspicious.

Are you currently doing an MBA? Where?
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JohnnyL

No problem... :-) I planned to do a fulltime program at one of the top schools in Germany last year, but got promoted by my company and decided to stay there. But now an EMBA program became an option for me for the future. That is why I still observe the market.

Best, JL

No problem... :-) I planned to do a fulltime program at one of the top schools in Germany last year, but got promoted by my company and decided to stay there. But now an EMBA program became an option for me for the future. That is why I still observe the market.

Best, JL

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bmavgibom

got admits to both Mannheim and St. Gallen. yet, how well known are they (and therefore marketable and value-adding to the resume) in europe and elsewhere? any graduates that can spoke to the quality of the programs ??? st gallen has a young program and about 1.5 times more expensive than mannheim.

got admits to both Mannheim and St. Gallen. yet, how well known are they (and therefore marketable and value-adding to the resume) in europe and elsewhere? any graduates that can spoke to the quality of the programs ??? st gallen has a young program and about 1.5 times more expensive than mannheim.
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Mesix

I agree that the accreditation is a way of evaluating MBA programs offered in Germany. The German university system is undergoing changes, especially in the business school area, to become more aligned with the internationally recognized standards. Most of the MBA programs are not ranked because they are so young, not because they are of low quality. Some of the top schools are getting billion euro endowments to build elite business education institutions in Germany and they have partnerships with top schools globally.

I personally chose the EMBA program at the Goethe Business School. It is accredited, as was mentioned above, and offers a program that is international in scope (residencies in Germany, Shanghai, India, and the U.S.) and easy to adapt to my full time work and family life. The program at Goethe was designed with faculty from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke where the U.S. residency is held.

I put that second paragraph in to disclose my personal choice and why. That is not to say that some of the other programs might not be just as good or better for people with other circumstances.

I agree that the accreditation is a way of evaluating MBA programs offered in Germany. The German university system is undergoing changes, especially in the business school area, to become more aligned with the internationally recognized standards. Most of the MBA programs are not ranked because they are so young, not because they are of low quality. Some of the top schools are getting billion euro endowments to build elite business education institutions in Germany and they have partnerships with top schools globally.

I personally chose the EMBA program at the Goethe Business School. It is accredited, as was mentioned above, and offers a program that is international in scope (residencies in Germany, Shanghai, India, and the U.S.) and easy to adapt to my full time work and family life. The program at Goethe was designed with faculty from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke where the U.S. residency is held.

I put that second paragraph in to disclose my personal choice and why. That is not to say that some of the other programs might not be just as good or better for people with other circumstances.
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JohnnyL

Hi there,

Congratulations! Without any doubt Goethe is a good choice. Not as well-established as Mannheim or St. Gallen, but a school to watch in the next years.

Best,
JL

Hi there,

Congratulations! Without any doubt Goethe is a good choice. Not as well-established as Mannheim or St. Gallen, but a school to watch in the next years.

Best,
JL
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ebtea

For those of you who have not decided but still want to study in Germany why not look at ESMT in Berlin. It was founded by several major corporations, is highly rated by the FT and has generous scholarships.

For those of you who have not decided but still want to study in Germany why not look at ESMT in Berlin. It was founded by several major corporations, is highly rated by the FT and has generous scholarships.
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Soraya

@ebtea: We welcome an ESMT staff member to Find MBA! ;-)

@ebtea: We welcome an ESMT staff member to Find MBA! ;-)
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