MBA from Germany


Hi,
So here are my details:
I am an ACCA and a CPA, CGA member. Now I want to opt for an MBA that teaches Management / Leadership with a hint of Finance, Ethics etc in the course so I can take on management roles. In order to enter a new market, I have been looking into MBAs in Germany. I also know beginner’s German and improving it along the way. I found one program in Hochschule Coburg called MBA Financial Management and one in Furtwangen called MBA in international business management. I want to opt for an MBA that is not extremely highly priced like the ones by CBS / ESCP / Frankfurt School etc, is well reputed amongst companies, offers good lecturers and a great environment for international students. I cannot find reviews of all these three universities anywhere. I have contacted students from each university who liked what they’ve experienced.
I was reading comments from 2017 here and people were saying nobody in Germany even knows where Coburg is etc. But I have contacted students from places around and they seem pretty happy. Many have been hired by Addidas, KPMG etc. But I am still looking for more reasonably priced programs before making a decision. There's one MBA from Dresden International University and One by Reutlingen which doesn't look as renowned.
Can anyone help?

Thanks!
Hi,
So here are my details:
I am an ACCA and a CPA, CGA member. Now I want to opt for an MBA that teaches Management / Leadership with a hint of Finance, Ethics etc in the course so I can take on management roles. In order to enter a new market, I have been looking into MBAs in Germany. I also know beginner’s German and improving it along the way. I found one program in Hochschule Coburg called MBA Financial Management and one in Furtwangen called MBA in international business management. I want to opt for an MBA that is not extremely highly priced like the ones by CBS / ESCP / Frankfurt School etc, is well reputed amongst companies, offers good lecturers and a great environment for international students. I cannot find reviews of all these three universities anywhere. I have contacted students from each university who liked what they’ve experienced.
I was reading comments from 2017 here and people were saying nobody in Germany even knows where Coburg is etc. But I have contacted students from places around and they seem pretty happy. Many have been hired by Addidas, KPMG etc. But I am still looking for more reasonably priced programs before making a decision. There's one MBA from Dresden International University and One by Reutlingen which doesn't look as renowned.
Can anyone help?

Thanks!
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Duncan
I think a lot of this depends on your goals and your language skills. If you speak German and are not looking for a role which requires an MBA, then the Coburg program is just riskier than a higher quality option. Reutlingen is a much higher quality school than the private schools you mention but private schools like CBS and DIU will have slicker marketing and nicer websites.
I think a lot of this depends on your goals and your language skills. If you speak German and are not looking for a role which requires an MBA, then the Coburg program is just riskier than a higher quality option. Reutlingen is a much higher quality school than the private schools you mention but private schools like CBS and DIU will have slicker marketing and nicer websites.
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Hey thanks for your reply. Since many companies like to see a postgraduate degree and good experience in the profile to consider employees for management roles, I want to go for an MBA to lock the whole educational front. Also, I want to get into Management and since MBA is better option than an Msc so there’s that. I don’t know a whole lot of German but I’m getting a hang of it. So you’re saying an MBA from Reutlingen is a better option of all considering it’s a high quality school? And I didn't get what you meant about Hochschule Coburg
Hey thanks for your reply. Since many companies like to see a postgraduate degree and good experience in the profile to consider employees for management roles, I want to go for an MBA to lock the whole educational front. Also, I want to get into Management and since MBA is better option than an Msc so there’s that. I don’t know a whole lot of German but I’m getting a hang of it. So you’re saying an MBA from Reutlingen is a better option of all considering it’s a high quality school? And I didn't get what you meant about Hochschule Coburg
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Duncan
An MSc from an above average school is better than an MBA from a below average school. With a low quality program like Coburg there is a chance you can get a functional role but no chance you can get a role which requires an MBA.
An MSc from an above average school is better than an MBA from a below average school. With a low quality program like Coburg there is a chance you can get a functional role but no chance you can get a role which requires an MBA.
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I completely get what you mean. Thank you for this! It makes sense and I’m now looking into more programs. What would be your view on an Msc from Rhinewaal?
I completely get what you mean. Thank you for this! It makes sense and I’m now looking into more programs. What would be your view on an Msc from Rhinewaal?
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Duncan
Very cute, fun, University in the middle of nowhere. Why not aim at a better known state uni? Reutlingen or a traditional research university?
Very cute, fun, University in the middle of nowhere. Why not aim at a better known state uni? Reutlingen or a traditional research university?
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Reutlingen offers program that states they take students from science background. Most of them prefer such students. That’s the problem actually. TUM says the same. Goethe Frankfurt has a degree in Finance but when I email them, they say sorry you’re not a kid from “Economics” background. Whu otto is extremely expensive.
So i have been looking at schools where students with my kind of education have actually gone. And so decided to ask because I didn’t feel good with them.
Reutlingen offers program that states they take students from science background. Most of them prefer such students. That’s the problem actually. TUM says the same. Goethe Frankfurt has a degree in Finance but when I email them, they say sorry you’re not a kid from “Economics” background. Whu otto is extremely expensive.
So i have been looking at schools where students with my kind of education have actually gone. And so decided to ask because I didn’t feel good with them.
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laurie
Are you fluent in German?
Are you fluent in German?
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Chi Wang
I think a lot of this depends on your goals and your language skills. If you speak German and are not looking for a role which requires an MBA, then the Coburg program is just riskier than a higher quality option. Reutlingen is a much higher quality school than the private schools you mention but private schools like CBS and DIU will have slicker marketing and nicer websites.


will ESB Reutlingen be a better choice than EBS for am mba degree?
[quote]I think a lot of this depends on your goals and your language skills. If you speak German and are not looking for a role which requires an MBA, then the Coburg program is just riskier than a higher quality option. Reutlingen is a much higher quality school than the private schools you mention but private schools like CBS and DIU will have slicker marketing and nicer websites. [/quote]

will ESB Reutlingen be a better choice than EBS for am mba degree?
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Duncan
Yes.
Yes.
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