Best MBA colleges in Germany ! 2012


Help me to choose one college from the below list !
Planning to take up MBA this year !
I am an engineer with good grades and nearly 4 years of IT exp and an IELTS score of 7.0
I am targeting Germany !
The below are the list of colleges that I have applied to
1) Offenburg - MBA in IBC
2)Furtwangen University
3)University of Applied Sciences Berlin -MBA
4)University of Applied Sciences Bremen
Which is better ?

Thanks for ur reply !!
Regards
Venkat

Help me to choose one college from the below list !
Planning to take up MBA this year !
I am an engineer with good grades and nearly 4 years of IT exp and an IELTS score of 7.0
I am targeting Germany !
The below are the list of colleges that I have applied to
1) Offenburg - MBA in IBC
2)Furtwangen University
3)University of Applied Sciences Berlin -MBA
4)University of Applied Sciences Bremen
Which is better ?

Thanks for ur reply !!
Regards
Venkat
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Also please let me know any other college that I can target !

Also please let me know any other college that I can target !
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I would also look at -
1) WHU
2) HHL
3) ESMT

If you are not sure about the strength of your candidacy you can send them your CV and they will reply back to you in a day or two suggesting if you should apply or wait for next year. WHU starts in April, HHL in Sept and ESMT in Jan.

All these programs have much better placements records than the ones you listed. They also have 2 of the three accreditions.

I would also look at -
1) WHU
2) HHL
3) ESMT

If you are not sure about the strength of your candidacy you can send them your CV and they will reply back to you in a day or two suggesting if you should apply or wait for next year. WHU starts in April, HHL in Sept and ESMT in Jan.

All these programs have much better placements records than the ones you listed. They also have 2 of the three accreditions.
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Also there is Mannheim Business School (Germany's top ranked) but it would be hard to get in for this year intake.

Also there is Mannheim Business School (Germany's top ranked) but it would be hard to get in for this year intake.
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Thanks for your reply bleedinguitar !

There are two more oints that i am looking ta

1) Cost of the program
2)Didnt give GMAT due to lack of time .

Moreover , i was following the profiles of the 2009, 2010 passed out of Offenburg (MBA-IBC) and nearly everyone seems to be placed in a respectable job !
Hence for the same reason i have considered offenburg in my list !
Do you think even Offenburg is not in the standards >?

Thanks for your reply bleedinguitar !

There are two more oints that i am looking ta

1) Cost of the program
2)Didnt give GMAT due to lack of time .

Moreover , i was following the profiles of the 2009, 2010 passed out of Offenburg (MBA-IBC) and nearly everyone seems to be placed in a respectable job !
Hence for the same reason i have considered offenburg in my list !
Do you think even Offenburg is not in the standards >?
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maubia



1) Cost of the program



Keep in mind that there are different options to fund german mbas. Whu for example offer a full tuition funding option(check whu concept... they say to assist only EU but I suggest you to ask them directly). More remember that, as almost always suggested in this forum, it's better to have a good knowledge of German language before going for an mba there.

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1) Cost of the program

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Keep in mind that there are different options to fund german mbas. Whu for example offer a full tuition funding option(check whu concept... they say to assist only EU but I suggest you to ask them directly). More remember that, as almost always suggested in this forum, it's better to have a good knowledge of German language before going for an mba there.
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Hi,

ESMT has a very big scholarship pool, WHU offers brain capital and HHL is just 27k. The ROI from these school would be high.

There is no good school that doesn't have the GMAT requirement, which makes sense because it is the only direct universal criteria they can match the students with. If you can pull some time off and score > 620 then all these three schools are within reach.

As far as placement is concerned, Germany's unemployment rate is 3%, so people are likely to get placed somewhere. But do you want to get placed anywhere or somewhere good.

Hi,

ESMT has a very big scholarship pool, WHU offers brain capital and HHL is just 27k. The ROI from these school would be high.

There is no good school that doesn't have the GMAT requirement, which makes sense because it is the only direct universal criteria they can match the students with. If you can pull some time off and score > 620 then all these three schools are within reach.

As far as placement is concerned, Germany's unemployment rate is 3%, so people are likely to get placed somewhere. But do you want to get placed anywhere or somewhere good.
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ezra

There is no good school that doesn't have the GMAT requirement, which makes sense because it is the only direct universal criteria they can match the students with. If you can pull some time off and score > 620 then all these three schools are within reach

Definitely agree.

To the OP: Maybe take another year before you apply. That way, you could take the GMAT and save up a bit of money so you don't have to settle for something that won't pay off in the long run. In terms of return on investment, even if the Offenburg grads you are tracking are landing in "respectable" positions, their long-term career arcs will suffer compared to grads of ESMT, HHL, etc.

<blockquote>There is no good school that doesn't have the GMAT requirement, which makes sense because it is the only direct universal criteria they can match the students with. If you can pull some time off and score > 620 then all these three schools are within reach</blockquote>
Definitely agree.

To the OP: Maybe take another year before you apply. That way, you could take the GMAT and save up a bit of money so you don't have to settle for something that won't pay off in the long run. In terms of return on investment, even if the Offenburg grads you are tracking are landing in "respectable" positions, their long-term career arcs will suffer compared to grads of ESMT, HHL, etc.
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Sam_Mitt

Hello All,
Those were great inputs.Even I'm planning to go for germany next year.Mannheim is the top ranked b-school in germany but i believe the duration is 12 months which may make it little difficult.Researching about other schools there.Its almost mandatory to know german before the course finishes else good jobs may be hard to find.
However, I would like to know how difficult it is right now (keeping eurozone crisis in mind) for non eu candidates to get placed in germany or europe after mba?

Thanks

Hello All,
Those were great inputs.Even I'm planning to go for germany next year.Mannheim is the top ranked b-school in germany but i believe the duration is 12 months which may make it little difficult.Researching about other schools there.Its almost mandatory to know german before the course finishes else good jobs may be hard to find.
However, I would like to know how difficult it is right now (keeping eurozone crisis in mind) for non eu candidates to get placed in germany or europe after mba?

Thanks
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Duncan

The difference isn't really between EU and non-EU candidates as much as it is between those who can or cannot speak the languages of the countries they are targetting. A British or Indian graduate of WHU or Mannheim will find it equally hard to find work in German consulting offices if they don't speak German.

The difference isn't really between EU and non-EU candidates as much as it is between those who can or cannot speak the languages of the countries they are targetting. A British or Indian graduate of WHU or Mannheim will find it equally hard to find work in German consulting offices if they don't speak German.
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Sam_Mitt

The difference isn't really between EU and non-EU candidates as much as it is between those who can or cannot speak the languages of the countries they are targetting. A British or Indian graduate of WHU or Mannheim will find it equally hard to find work in German consulting offices if they don't speak German.


Thanks Duncan. valuable input.I think C1 level of German language proficiency should broaden the chance of finding work in Germany.Is that correct?

<blockquote>The difference isn't really between EU and non-EU candidates as much as it is between those who can or cannot speak the languages of the countries they are targetting. A British or Indian graduate of WHU or Mannheim will find it equally hard to find work in German consulting offices if they don't speak German.</blockquote>

Thanks Duncan. valuable input.I think C1 level of German language proficiency should broaden the chance of finding work in Germany.Is that correct?
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Duncan

Yes. B2 (The DSH 1) is good enough for internships, and C1 (DSH 2) is good enough for most jobs. For ones with a lot of formal writing, you might look for C2 (DSH 3).

Yes. B2 (The DSH 1) is good enough for internships, and C1 (DSH 2) is good enough for most jobs. For ones with a lot of formal writing, you might look for C2 (DSH 3).
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@Duncan

Thanks for the info .One small question .
On the whole how is the job market in Germany or in Europe , provided if you have learnt German to the level B2 ?

@Duncan

Thanks for the info .One small question .
On the whole how is the job market in Germany or in Europe , provided if you have learnt German to the level B2 ?
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BigD

I am intrigued by this as I have just heard that Doctoral students and some Masters students pay as little as 180EUR/semester. As some of the schools mentioned seem to quote 50kEUR as the fees, does such subsidy for EU national apply to any MBA-like courses ?

BigD

I am intrigued by this as I have just heard that Doctoral students and some Masters students pay as little as 180EUR/semester. As some of the schools mentioned seem to quote 50kEUR as the fees, does such subsidy for EU national apply to any MBA-like courses ?

BigD
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Duncan

I think that, generally, fees are similar in Germany for EU and non-EU students. I think you'll find 50K fees at schools which are outside the state university system.

I think that, generally, fees are similar in Germany for EU and non-EU students. I think you'll find 50K fees at schools which are outside the state university system.
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Sam_Mitt

Hi,
How do you rate German MBA compare to MBA from CANADA?Like US or UK degree is it valid globally or CANADIAN degree will help more if you are not searching for a job in that country?
I know this is probably not the correct thread but still if anyone can throw some light on the chances of getting MBA related jobs after finishing MBA in CANADA? Which country has more options for International students?

Thanks

Hi,
How do you rate German MBA compare to MBA from CANADA?Like US or UK degree is it valid globally or CANADIAN degree will help more if you are not searching for a job in that country?
I know this is probably not the correct thread but still if anyone can throw some light on the chances of getting MBA related jobs after finishing MBA in CANADA? Which country has more options for International students?

Thanks
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Duncan

I think the difference is about the school not the country. An accredited and ranked German school will be better than an unranked and unaccredited school in many employers' eyes. And vice versa.

I think the difference is about the school not the country. An accredited and ranked German school will be better than an unranked and unaccredited school in many employers' eyes. And vice versa.
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