MBA/MiM in Germany (2017)


blitzkrieg
Hi,

I am an engineer from India with currently a little over 2 years work experience in IT. I am planning for an MBA in germany, starting in 2017 and the b-schools I am considering are WHU, Mannheim, ESMT, EBS, HHL Leipzig. and Frankfurt.

With a 700 gmat score, and considering my profile, which school/(s) do you recommend I should apply to?

Also, what are the typical acceptance rates at these 6 schools?

Also, regarding MiM in german schools, I see b schools like WHU ranked in the top 10 worldwide, but dont see the same in case of mba rankings. Is it because the mba course here is really that bad, or is there some other reason? And which one would be better for me?

Please suggest. thanks.

[Edited by blitzkrieg on Jul 03, 2016]

Hi,

I am an engineer from India with currently a little over 2 years work experience in IT. I am planning for an MBA in germany, starting in 2017 and the b-schools I am considering are WHU, Mannheim, ESMT, EBS, HHL Leipzig. and Frankfurt.

With a 700 gmat score, and considering my profile, which school/(s) do you recommend I should apply to?

Also, what are the typical acceptance rates at these 6 schools?

Also, regarding MiM in german schools, I see b schools like WHU ranked in the top 10 worldwide, but dont see the same in case of mba rankings. Is it because the mba course here is really that bad, or is there some other reason? And which one would be better for me?

Please suggest. thanks.
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Duncan
You may have too much experience for a MiM, so an MBA or a specialised masters like an MFin are more appropriate. These schools rank higher in MiM rankings because the MiM is not well established in the USA but in Germany, originally as the Diplom Kaufmann/frau, has been the reference qualification for managers for decades.
You may have too much experience for a MiM, so an MBA or a specialised masters like an MFin are more appropriate. These schools rank higher in MiM rankings because the MiM is not well established in the USA but in Germany, originally as the Diplom Kaufmann/frau, has been the reference qualification for managers for decades.
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blitzkrieg
You may have too much experience for a MiM, so an MBA or a specialised masters like an MFin are more appropriate. These schools rank higher in MiM rankings because the MiM is not well established in the USA but in Germany, originally as the Diplom Kaufmann/frau, has been the reference qualification for managers for decades.
I'm not so interested in finance. I actually want to get into product management (in the technology/IT sector) or consulting.

In that case, how good/well reputed is an MBA from WHU? Is the education quality, job opportunities etc. better than its MiM program?

Also, there are some universities like imperial College London or HEC paris, which take students with upto 3 years experience in their MiM program. Considering my profile, would it be better to go for MBA or an MiM from such universities?

[Edited by blitzkrieg on Jul 05, 2016]

[quote]You may have too much experience for a MiM, so an MBA or a specialised masters like an MFin are more appropriate. These schools rank higher in MiM rankings because the MiM is not well established in the USA but in Germany, originally as the Diplom Kaufmann/frau, has been the reference qualification for managers for decades. [/quote]I'm not so interested in finance. I actually want to get into product management (in the technology/IT sector) or consulting.

In that case, how good/well reputed is an MBA from WHU? Is the education quality, job opportunities etc. better than its MiM program?

Also, there are some universities like imperial College London or HEC paris, which take students with upto 3 years experience in their MiM program. Considering my profile, would it be better to go for MBA or an MiM from such universities?
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blitzkrieg
Any suggestions @Duncan ?
Any suggestions @Duncan ?
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Duncan
Not really. WHU is very well described in other posts here, and I have already said that you have too much experience to be accepted by an MiM.
Not really. WHU is very well described in other posts here, and I have already said that you have too much experience to be accepted by an MiM.
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eduaudax
WHU's MiM is (like many Master programmes in Germany) a consecutive degree program. That means that it builds upon business-related undergraduate studies. While applicants for a MiM do not need to have studies (pure) business studies (BWL Betriefswirtschaftslehre in German), it should be partly covered (e.g. business engineering "Wirtschaftsingenieur" or culture and business "Kulturwirtschaft").

The MBA program in contrast is mainly targeted to students without a business-related academic background (in addition to the difference regarding work experience). This means that in an MBA, fundamental business concepts are thaught, whereas in an MiM program concepts are covered much more in-depth and (to some degree/at some universities) also more from an academic and research perspective. Nevertheless, it is true that also some people with business as an undergraduate study course choose to do an MBA.

Since you state that you have an engineering background, WHU's MBA program is relevant to you.
WHU's MiM is (like many Master programmes in Germany) a consecutive degree program. That means that it builds upon business-related undergraduate studies. While applicants for a MiM do not need to have studies (pure) business studies (BWL Betriefswirtschaftslehre in German), it should be partly covered (e.g. business engineering "Wirtschaftsingenieur" or culture and business "Kulturwirtschaft").

The MBA program in contrast is mainly targeted to students without a business-related academic background (in addition to the difference regarding work experience). This means that in an MBA, fundamental business concepts are thaught, whereas in an MiM program concepts are covered much more in-depth and (to some degree/at some universities) also more from an academic and research perspective. Nevertheless, it is true that also some people with business as an undergraduate study course choose to do an MBA.

Since you state that you have an engineering background, WHU's MBA program is relevant to you.
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blitzkrieg
WHU's MiM is (like many Master programmes in Germany) a consecutive degree program. That means that it builds upon business-related undergraduate studies. While applicants for a MiM do not need to have studies (pure) business studies (BWL Betriefswirtschaftslehre in German), it should be partly covered (e.g. business engineering "Wirtschaftsingenieur" or culture and business "Kulturwirtschaft").

The MBA program in contrast is mainly targeted to students without a business-related academic background (in addition to the difference regarding work experience). This means that in an MBA, fundamental business concepts are thaught, whereas in an MiM program concepts are covered much more in-depth and (to some degree/at some universities) also more from an academic and research perspective. Nevertheless, it is true that also some people with business as an undergraduate study course choose to do an MBA.

Since you state that you have an engineering background, WHU's MBA program is relevant to you.
Alright...thanks for the details.

So how good/well reputed is an MBA from Germany worldwide, considering that their b schools are ranked a bit low? Also, considering the economic situation in the rest of Europe and UK, would it be better to look at UK or any other EU country?
[quote]WHU's MiM is (like many Master programmes in Germany) a consecutive degree program. That means that it builds upon business-related undergraduate studies. While applicants for a MiM do not need to have studies (pure) business studies (BWL Betriefswirtschaftslehre in German), it should be partly covered (e.g. business engineering "Wirtschaftsingenieur" or culture and business "Kulturwirtschaft").

The MBA program in contrast is mainly targeted to students without a business-related academic background (in addition to the difference regarding work experience). This means that in an MBA, fundamental business concepts are thaught, whereas in an MiM program concepts are covered much more in-depth and (to some degree/at some universities) also more from an academic and research perspective. Nevertheless, it is true that also some people with business as an undergraduate study course choose to do an MBA.

Since you state that you have an engineering background, WHU's MBA program is relevant to you.[/quote]Alright...thanks for the details.

So how good/well reputed is an MBA from Germany worldwide, considering that their b schools are ranked a bit low? Also, considering the economic situation in the rest of Europe and UK, would it be better to look at UK or any other EU country?
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eduaudax
Regarding the economic situation, I would be careful with the UK (potential Brexit consequences) and southern European countries (high unemployment rates).

Germany so far has a strong economy, which also led to an influx of people, both skilled and unskilled.

I cannot answer your question regarding global reputation as I have no sufficient global corporate experience for a solid evaluation of business schools on a global level.
Regarding the economic situation, I would be careful with the UK (potential Brexit consequences) and southern European countries (high unemployment rates).

Germany so far has a strong economy, which also led to an influx of people, both skilled and unskilled.

I cannot answer your question regarding global reputation as I have no sufficient global corporate experience for a solid evaluation of business schools on a global level.
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