MBA program in German-speaking countries


MoRafik
I am quite confused between St. Gallen, WHU, ESMT, and HHL, EBS. I am planning to do my MBA in a German-speaking country and to work there afterwards. I am a pharmacist with 7 years experience in sales at multinational pharmaceutical companies in three different countries. I am planning to do my GMAT in December, and my mock test score is 630, expected to get between 650-680. I have started a German course and I will finish A1 before March. I want to know about the job outlook after finishing a degree from these schools and which one will be better. Thanks
I am quite confused between St. Gallen, WHU, ESMT, and HHL, EBS. I am planning to do my MBA in a German-speaking country and to work there afterwards. I am a pharmacist with 7 years experience in sales at multinational pharmaceutical companies in three different countries. I am planning to do my GMAT in December, and my mock test score is 630, expected to get between 650-680. I have started a German course and I will finish A1 before March. I want to know about the job outlook after finishing a degree from these schools and which one will be better. Thanks
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Duncan
If it is taking you until March to finish A1, then you will arrive in Germany with A2. You won't get to professional fluency by the end of your MBA. Read Do you need to speak the local language? www.find-mba.com/board/34713

Quit your job earlier. Study the language for four months or six months full-time in a German-speaking country first if you want to work in Germany.
If it is taking you until March to finish A1, then you will arrive in Germany with A2. You won't get to professional fluency by the end of your MBA. Read Do you need to speak the local language? www.find-mba.com/board/34713

Quit your job earlier. Study the language for four months or six months full-time in a German-speaking country first if you want to work in Germany.
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MoRafik
Thanks a lot for these insights. But, what about the job outlook after these schools? Is there any significant difference?
Thanks a lot for these insights. But, what about the job outlook after these schools? Is there any significant difference?
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Duncan
You can read about that in their placement reports. They are all different from each other in several ways.
You can read about that in their placement reports. They are all different from each other in several ways.
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Razors Edg...
Of the schools that you are looking at, the Financial Times-ranked schools, St. Gallen and ESMT, would probably have the best outcomes in terms of salaries. But the others have solid placements in different industries, so it would ultimately depend on your career goals in terms of industries/functions/etc.

One thing to note is that St. Gallen is ranked third of all the schools in the FT in terms of international mobility, that is the percentage of students who ended up working in different countries from where they are from. That's a reasonably good indicator (although not a perfect one) of non-European students successfully transitioning to the continent.

I would agree with Duncan about the need for fluency. This does take commitment and of course time.
Of the schools that you are looking at, the Financial Times-ranked schools, St. Gallen and ESMT, would probably have the best outcomes in terms of salaries. But the others have solid placements in different industries, so it would ultimately depend on your career goals in terms of industries/functions/etc.

One thing to note is that St. Gallen is ranked third of all the schools in the FT in terms of international mobility, that is the percentage of students who ended up working in different countries from where they are from. That's a reasonably good indicator (although not a perfect one) of non-European students successfully transitioning to the continent.

I would agree with Duncan about the need for fluency. This does take commitment and of course time.
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Duncan
St Gallen has been the leading business school in the German-speaking world since the 19th century. That mobility score includes the Germans and Austrians.
St Gallen has been the leading business school in the German-speaking world since the 19th century. That mobility score includes the Germans and Austrians.
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