MBA School Selection in Germany


heer
I will be grateful if someone can guide me on the MBA programs in the following schools in Germany. I am an engineer by education with three years of working experience in purely commercial role. My German proficiency is A2

Reutlingen University (MBA Full Time)
Hochschule Furtwagen (International Business Management)
TU Bergakademie Freiberg (MBA International Management of Resource and Environment)
FAU Erlangen Nuremberg (MBA
Berlin School of Economics and Law (MBA in European Asian Management)
I will be grateful if someone can guide me on the MBA programs in the following schools in Germany. I am an engineer by education with three years of working experience in purely commercial role. My German proficiency is A2

Reutlingen University (MBA Full Time)
Hochschule Furtwagen (International Business Management)
TU Bergakademie Freiberg (MBA International Management of Resource and Environment)
FAU Erlangen Nuremberg (MBA
Berlin School of Economics and Law (MBA in European Asian Management)
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Duncan
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität does not have an MBA, does it?

Search the board for discussions on these schools and come back with specific questions. If you want to work in Germany, Reutlingen is the only one I'd really consider but an AACSB-accredited school would be better.
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität does not have an MBA, does it?

Search the board for discussions on these schools and come back with specific questions. If you want to work in Germany, Reutlingen is the only one I'd really consider but an AACSB-accredited school would be better.
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mba hipste...
It's hard to really know without having a sense of your goals. In general, though, something that's accredited internationally: Pforzheim, HHL, Whu, Mannheim, ESMT, Frankfurt, et. all, is better for most applicants:

http://find-mba.com/lists/top-business-schools-by-location/top-10-ranked-business-schools-in-german-speaking-europe
It's hard to really know without having a sense of your goals. In general, though, something that's accredited internationally: Pforzheim, HHL, Whu, Mannheim, ESMT, Frankfurt, et. all, is better for most applicants:

http://find-mba.com/lists/top-business-schools-by-location/top-10-ranked-business-schools-in-german-speaking-europe

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heer
Thank you both for your reply, my specific question is that I want to know which school is preferred interms of employment opportunities. I have basic German proficiency plus I have work experience very specific to chemicals. I would like to try my luck at BASF in Germany or Evonik or Bayer Chemicals

Freiberg is tuition free, I have tution fee waiver scholarship at HFU & I have to yet hear from Reutlingen & FAU Erlangen Nuremberg.

FAU EN is MS not MBA https://www.fau.eu/study/prospective-students/degree-programmes/international-degree-programmes/mibs/
Thank you both for your reply, my specific question is that I want to know which school is preferred interms of employment opportunities. I have basic German proficiency plus I have work experience very specific to chemicals. I would like to try my luck at BASF in Germany or Evonik or Bayer Chemicals

Freiberg is tuition free, I have tution fee waiver scholarship at HFU & I have to yet hear from Reutlingen & FAU Erlangen Nuremberg.

FAU EN is MS not MBA https://www.fau.eu/study/prospective-students/degree-programmes/international-degree-programmes/mibs/
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heer
And an MBA Bursary for women giving a 5000 Euro tuition fee waiver at BSEL however I am not considering it as the tuition is way too high even after the bursary. That is MBA in European Asian Management
And an MBA Bursary for women giving a 5000 Euro tuition fee waiver at BSEL however I am not considering it as the tuition is way too high even after the bursary. That is MBA in European Asian Management
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Duncan
I think a German-language course will beat all of them in term of employment potential.
I think a German-language course will beat all of them in term of employment potential.
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heer
Did I hear you right? You mean regardless of the school I select, my language skills will be more helpful in getting job than degree?

Freiberg is MBA in International Resource and Environmental Management, I am not really sure about job prospects after graduation. I contacted a couple of people from that school, mostly 2k - 3k Euro jobs in pretty small companies.

I really like the program in Villigen however I am worried as it's a paid program & 7k Euros mean a lot of money for a Pakistani.
Did I hear you right? You mean regardless of the school I select, my language skills will be more helpful in getting job than degree?

Freiberg is MBA in International Resource and Environmental Management, I am not really sure about job prospects after graduation. I contacted a couple of people from that school, mostly 2k - 3k Euro jobs in pretty small companies.

I really like the program in Villigen however I am worried as it's a paid program & 7k Euros mean a lot of money for a Pakistani.
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heer
Or are you suggesting that I apply for employment directly instead of going for MBA. My issue is that I can't due to very different professional experience in comparison with academic knowledge.

I have worked for a German chemical MNC in Pakistan and I am applying to German schools expecting to land a job in the very same company. HFU, FAU and Reutlingen are all in the same state where the company is hence I am very confused on which university to go for.

PS: I am not clear whether I will get into FAU or Reutlingen and I have HFU admission letter plus scholarship. I look forward to your expert advise and opinion on this.
Or are you suggesting that I apply for employment directly instead of going for MBA. My issue is that I can't due to very different professional experience in comparison with academic knowledge.

I have worked for a German chemical MNC in Pakistan and I am applying to German schools expecting to land a job in the very same company. HFU, FAU and Reutlingen are all in the same state where the company is hence I am very confused on which university to go for.

PS: I am not clear whether I will get into FAU or Reutlingen and I have HFU admission letter plus scholarship. I look forward to your expert advise and opinion on this.
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Duncan
I mean that if you don't speak German to a professional level then there are limits to what an MBA will do for you, especially an MBA that is not very strong. Very strong MBAs are expensive to run, and thus employers for MBA-type roles value the added value that thse top MBA programs see and develop in top-quality managers. There are funding optipns, mainly loans, for people who can't afford these programs in advance. Without the ability to pay fees, you are limited, as you have discovered.

Furtwagen has a small programme, and if you listen to the sample videos you will see that it's not taught like an MBA: the information comes from the lecturer; there's little questioning of the students, their background knowledge seems limited when they do speak, there's certainly no sign of methods which really build critical reasoning or verbal acuity. This programme cannot develop many people who are qualitatively better at working like a modern MBA. Just look at this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zQTC8bBEhs

HFU, FAU and Reutlingen are not all in the same state, by the way. Furtwagen is in Baden-Wuttemburg.
I mean that if you don't speak German to a professional level then there are limits to what an MBA will do for you, especially an MBA that is not very strong. Very strong MBAs are expensive to run, and thus employers for MBA-type roles value the added value that thse top MBA programs see and develop in top-quality managers. There are funding optipns, mainly loans, for people who can't afford these programs in advance. Without the ability to pay fees, you are limited, as you have discovered.

Furtwagen has a small programme, and if you listen to the sample videos you will see that it's not taught like an MBA: the information comes from the lecturer; there's little questioning of the students, their background knowledge seems limited when they do speak, there's certainly no sign of methods which really build critical reasoning or verbal acuity. This programme cannot develop many people who are qualitatively better at working like a modern MBA. Just look at this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zQTC8bBEhs

HFU, FAU and Reutlingen are not all in the same state, by the way. Furtwagen is in Baden-Wuttemburg.
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Duncan
I saw this nice list of some Reutlingen alumni: http://www.esb-business-school.de/career-centeralumni/fuer-alumni/alumni-karrieren.html HFU can't compete with this.
I saw this nice list of some Reutlingen alumni: http://www.esb-business-school.de/career-centeralumni/fuer-alumni/alumni-karrieren.html HFU can't compete with this.
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Edu
Almost all the schools and the MBA programs you are talking about are quite good.
Just in case someone is thinking in applying to EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY MUNICH (also called EU Business School) DO NOT DO THAT: the "university" (not even university since it's not accredited) has not level to offer studies MBA, professors and lecturers are mediocre and its career services basically inexistent.
Would never recommend it to anybody.
Almost all the schools and the MBA programs you are talking about are quite good.
Just in case someone is thinking in applying to EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY MUNICH (also called EU Business School) DO NOT DO THAT: the "university" (not even university since it's not accredited) has not level to offer studies MBA, professors and lecturers are mediocre and its career services basically inexistent.
Would never recommend it to anybody.
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