MBA in Germany


Velkan
Hi,
I am an computer science engineering graduate with 4 years of experience in IT. currently I am working with IBM India pvt limited.
I am planning to do my MBA in Germany. Can you kindly guide me on the school rankings and quality and Return of investment.

How good is the Hochschule Pforzheim university. I saw a Internation Mangament program in that university. Kindly share your thoughts on this pls.

Warm regards
Hi,
I am an computer science engineering graduate with 4 years of experience in IT. currently I am working with IBM India pvt limited.
I am planning to do my MBA in Germany. Can you kindly guide me on the school rankings and quality and Return of investment.

How good is the Hochschule Pforzheim university. I saw a Internation Mangament program in that university. Kindly share your thoughts on this pls.

Warm regards
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maubia
Hi ,, as you can read in this forum, if you plan to find a job in Germany you should know german.
Hi ,, as you can read in this forum, if you plan to find a job in Germany you should know german.
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Duncan
Velkan, take a look at this discussion: http://www.find-mba.com/board/19831/ While Pforzheim has a better content than Coburg, its overstand standing, small alumni network and limited careers services are generally similar.
Velkan, take a look at this discussion: http://www.find-mba.com/board/19831/ While Pforzheim has a better content than Coburg, its overstand standing, small alumni network and limited careers services are generally similar.
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Velkan
Thanks Duncan for the response,

Well my overall details are
UG - BE Computer Science engineering 66%
Now I have 4 years of work IT experience.(currently with IBM)
I have not yet written my GMAT. Planning to take it by Jan 2012.

Wat are your recommendations on some good MBA programs in germany that are worth pursuing, in terms of program quality, job prospects etc.
Thanks Duncan for the response,

Well my overall details are
UG - BE Computer Science engineering 66%
Now I have 4 years of work IT experience.(currently with IBM)
I have not yet written my GMAT. Planning to take it by Jan 2012.

Wat are your recommendations on some good MBA programs in germany that are worth pursuing, in terms of program quality, job prospects etc.
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Duncan
Hi Velkan,

Well, I think the best MBA programmes in Germany are mentioned on this thread already. However, if you are not a German-speaking EU citizen there are not many opportunities for Indians in Germany unless are are transferred here by an Indian firm from its headquarters.

Duncan.

PS Just to be a little more precise: Indian MBAs working in Germany are typically alumni of really elite universities (in particular INSEAD, TU Munich, Universität Mannheim, WHU and Henley) and they are in high tech multinationals (IBM, Infosys, Accenture, SAP and Tata) and typically had that experience before their MBA and often moved into Germany with the same firm. It cannot be overstated how very few openings there are in Germany for MBAs who are not fluent in German.
Hi Velkan,

Well, I think the best MBA programmes in Germany are mentioned on this thread already. However, if you are not a German-speaking EU citizen there are not many opportunities for Indians in Germany unless are are transferred here by an Indian firm from its headquarters.

Duncan.

PS Just to be a little more precise: Indian MBAs working in Germany are typically alumni of really elite universities (in particular INSEAD, TU Munich, Universität Mannheim, WHU and Henley) and they are in high tech multinationals (IBM, Infosys, Accenture, SAP and Tata) and typically had that experience before their MBA and often moved into Germany with the same firm. It cannot be overstated how very few openings there are in Germany for MBAs who are not fluent in German.
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Velkan
Duncan,
I am non-german speaking ,non-EU student. I intend to take up german classes during the time I spent in INDIA even before I land there in germany.

But you are mentioning that, there is not much job opportunities in Germany after pursuing an MBA. :-(
I see a lot of indian students pursuing MBA in germany, are their fate similar too.
Duncan,
I am non-german speaking ,non-EU student. I intend to take up german classes during the time I spent in INDIA even before I land there in germany.

But you are mentioning that, there is not much job opportunities in Germany after pursuing an MBA. :-(
I see a lot of indian students pursuing MBA in germany, are their fate similar too.

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Duncan
Hi Velkan. Well, business schools all over the world are filled with Indians and, of course, there's more demand for Indian managers in India than there is outside. In a full-time MBA you will not have much time to improve your German, especially since it will be taught in English.

Your first steps should be to get your German to at least B2 and ideally C1 on the European scale used by the Goethe Institute, and to get a job with the sort of multinationals I have mentioned. Then ideally move with that firm to Germany, or move to a top regional MBA -- ideally Mannheim, WHU, HHL or St Gallen.

Even that route is unlikely to work, but at a lesser university or with worse German I think you'd stand very little chance of getting an MBA-level appointment.
Hi Velkan. Well, business schools all over the world are filled with Indians and, of course, there's more demand for Indian managers in India than there is outside. In a full-time MBA you will not have much time to improve your German, especially since it will be taught in English.

Your first steps should be to get your German to at least B2 and ideally C1 on the European scale used by the Goethe Institute, and to get a job with the sort of multinationals I have mentioned. Then ideally move with that firm to Germany, or move to a top regional MBA -- ideally Mannheim, WHU, HHL or St Gallen.

Even that route is unlikely to work, but at a lesser university or with worse German I think you'd stand very little chance of getting an MBA-level appointment.
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Velkan
Thanks Duncan for your reply.

I will keep this in my mind. thanks..
Thanks Duncan for your reply.

I will keep this in my mind. thanks..
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maubia
here you can find some comments I got from ESMT adcom

http://www.find-mba.com/board/22130
here you can find some comments I got from ESMT adcom

http://www.find-mba.com/board/22130
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fshridhar
hello, i have done with mechanical and i want to do mba after my graduation in germany.which is the best university for doing mba in germany???also i want to know is it the right place for doing mba or should i try for us? but i like germany and its technology so i prefer to germany. my decision is right or should i change it?
hello, i have done with mechanical and i want to do mba after my graduation in germany.which is the best university for doing mba in germany???also i want to know is it the right place for doing mba or should i try for us? but i like germany and its technology so i prefer to germany. my decision is right or should i change it?
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maubia
did you read the different threads about this subject?
You ll find lots of answers ...
did you read the different threads about this subject?
You ll find lots of answers ...
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What Duncan said is really correct, now I am doing my MBA in Mannheim, I really feel the need of German. If you want to land on a job after your MBA study, the language skill is really crucial, I believe you would require at least C1 level.
What Duncan said is really correct, now I am doing my MBA in Mannheim, I really feel the need of German. If you want to land on a job after your MBA study, the language skill is really crucial, I believe you would require at least C1 level.
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Velkan
Yeah, I understand that German is needed to land a job.
How much time does it take to reach C1 level.
I understand that it varies from individual to individual. But on an average scale how long does it take to reach C1
Yeah, I understand that German is needed to land a job.
How much time does it take to reach C1 level.
I understand that it varies from individual to individual. But on an average scale how long does it take to reach C1
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Duncan
At the language school I learnt German, I think it will take around 800 hours of classes, plus a similar amount of time for self-study.
At the language school I learnt German, I think it will take around 800 hours of classes, plus a similar amount of time for self-study.
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