Business School for Engineer in Europe


Hi all!
I am currently in my second to last year of a joint BS/MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. After I complete my degree next spring, I am hoping to go to Europe for graduate school in a business related field (Business, International Business, Management, etc.), but as I began looking through admissions requirements, many of the programs require an undergraduate degree in business. The programs I've found that don't so far are:
M.Sc MTEC - ETH Zurich
M.Sc MTE - EPFL
M.Sc Production Science and Management - TU Graz
M.Sc International Business Economics and Management - KU Leuven
M.Sc Industrial Engineering and Management - Aalto University

I should note that I've only been considering programs in English, and also ones with relatively low tuition fees, seeing as I will be financing the degree myself. I have centered my search around German-speaking countries as I have taken several years of German language instruction and believe that developing my skills further would create additional value from this abroad experience.

Also, since looking through this forum, I have found that a number of posts advocate opting to take time to get work experience and pursue a true MBA as opposed to a fresher MBA or a Msc in Management. Because of my personal life, now seems like the best time for me to travel abroad and work toward an extra degree. Will a MSc in management still help me towards a career goal in corporate management of a larger based technology/production company?

If you are aware of any other degrees that fit what I'm looking for or have any thoughts/advice on the process please let me know!

Hi all!
I am currently in my second to last year of a joint BS/MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. After I complete my degree next spring, I am hoping to go to Europe for graduate school in a business related field (Business, International Business, Management, etc.), but as I began looking through admissions requirements, many of the programs require an undergraduate degree in business. The programs I've found that don't so far are:
M.Sc MTEC - ETH Zurich
M.Sc MTE - EPFL
M.Sc Production Science and Management - TU Graz
M.Sc International Business Economics and Management - KU Leuven
M.Sc Industrial Engineering and Management - Aalto University

I should note that I've only been considering programs in English, and also ones with relatively low tuition fees, seeing as I will be financing the degree myself. I have centered my search around German-speaking countries as I have taken several years of German language instruction and believe that developing my skills further would create additional value from this abroad experience.

Also, since looking through this forum, I have found that a number of posts advocate opting to take time to get work experience and pursue a true MBA as opposed to a fresher MBA or a Msc in Management. Because of my personal life, now seems like the best time for me to travel abroad and work toward an extra degree. Will a MSc in management still help me towards a career goal in corporate management of a larger based technology/production company?

If you are aware of any other degrees that fit what I'm looking for or have any thoughts/advice on the process please let me know!
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Duncan

The FT ranking of MSc programmes is a better starting point. There is a field you can add into the default view to show whether they require a relevant first degree: only a quarter need a degree in business. Cologne and Mannheim are your obvious choices.

The FT ranking of MSc programmes is a better starting point. There is a field you can add into the default view to show whether they require a relevant first degree: only a quarter need a degree in business. Cologne and Mannheim are your obvious choices.
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Thanks for the help!

Looking at the programs at Mannheim and Cologne, they both list between 30-60 credits in Business Administration as application prerequisites. I know some schools offer programs which allow you to gain admittance to the program and begin taking these prerequisite programs at the prospective university before you start your official degree. In the event that a school does not offer or publicize this, will an application be immediately rejected? Unfortunately due to the structure of my current course load I will not be able to take enough Business Administration courses to meet their requirements before I graduate.

Also, although I know the Financial Times list is the ultimate reference for premier management programs, am I correct in assuming that any programs with EQUIS Accreditation from an internationally respected university(KU Leuven, ETH) will hold clout on a resume/CV?

Thanks again!

Thanks for the help!

Looking at the programs at Mannheim and Cologne, they both list between 30-60 credits in Business Administration as application prerequisites. I know some schools offer programs which allow you to gain admittance to the program and begin taking these prerequisite programs at the prospective university before you start your official degree. In the event that a school does not offer or publicize this, will an application be immediately rejected? Unfortunately due to the structure of my current course load I will not be able to take enough Business Administration courses to meet their requirements before I graduate.

Also, although I know the Financial Times list is the ultimate reference for premier management programs, am I correct in assuming that any programs with EQUIS Accreditation from an internationally respected university(KU Leuven, ETH) will hold clout on a resume/CV?

Thanks again!
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Duncan

I think you'd need to explain how you would gain those credits, for example though online study or a summer school. Outcomes differ greatly between programmes, and a school's reputation differs between regions and segments.

I think you'd need to explain how you would gain those credits, for example though online study or a summer school. Outcomes differ greatly between programmes, and a school's reputation differs between regions and segments.
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