Recommendation for MBA in Germany or France


ahmed_ali

Let me first provide short introduction about my self
I am from Egypt with 11 of experience in IT, I worked in many multinationals companies and I have extensive experience in banking and financial systems
I got 6.5 in IELTS and I know French at level A2.
I am looking to do my MBA in Germany or France, but I prefer Germany mainly to be able to find job there after completing my MBA.
I have limited budged of 15,000 EURO
I search for Germany Universutes and below my list
1- Hochschule Esslingen fees are 4000 and they also offer German language curses up to level B1
2- Hochschule Offenburg fees are 7000 and no German language curses
3- Hochschule Pforzheim fees are 8000 offer German language curses up to level B1 accredited by AACSB but required full time for 2 years
4- Hochschule Furtwangen
5- Hochschule Bremen :fees 13,000 AACSB accredited but no German language
Any help or advice is really needed , Thanks

Let me first provide short introduction about my self
I am from Egypt with 11 of experience in IT, I worked in many multinationals companies and I have extensive experience in banking and financial systems
I got 6.5 in IELTS and I know French at level A2.
I am looking to do my MBA in Germany or France, but I prefer Germany mainly to be able to find job there after completing my MBA.
I have limited budged of 15,000 EURO
I search for Germany Universutes and below my list
1- Hochschule Esslingen fees are 4000 and they also offer German language curses up to level B1
2- Hochschule Offenburg fees are 7000 and no German language curses
3- Hochschule Pforzheim fees are 8000 offer German language curses up to level B1 accredited by AACSB but required full time for 2 years
4- Hochschule Furtwangen
5- Hochschule Bremen :fees 13,000 AACSB accredited but no German language
Any help or advice is really needed , Thanks
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Duncan

Hochschule Bremen is not AACSB accredited. It has several MBA programmes, one of which leads to an MBA from UNCW, and it's the MBA of that partner school which is accredited.

Hochschule Pforzheim is far and away the better choice if you want to work in Germany. Hochschule Esslingen comes second.

Hochschule Bremen is not AACSB accredited. It has several MBA programmes, one of which leads to an MBA from UNCW, and it's the MBA of that partner school which is accredited.

Hochschule Pforzheim is far and away the better choice if you want to work in Germany. Hochschule Esslingen comes second.
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Hi Ahmed,

I am studying MBA in International Management at Hochschule Pforzheim. I was faced with the same choices last year - will try and give you an unbiased advice here:

1. Given your budget, HS Pforzheim looks like the best choice (includes German language courses).
2. It is probably the only AACSB accredited Business School from the list that you have provided.
3. Esslingen is good and cheaper you might argue, but the MBA course if I am not wrong is in Industrial Management. The MBA in International Management offered by HS Pforzheim is focussed on various domains (Please refer the course list and electives).
4. We have had an amazing record with placements - jobs and internships. Although its not on the website, you are most welcome to reach out to me personally for the details.

Hi Ahmed,

I am studying MBA in International Management at Hochschule Pforzheim. I was faced with the same choices last year - will try and give you an unbiased advice here:

1. Given your budget, HS Pforzheim looks like the best choice (includes German language courses).
2. It is probably the only AACSB accredited Business School from the list that you have provided.
3. Esslingen is good and cheaper you might argue, but the MBA course if I am not wrong is in Industrial Management. The MBA in International Management offered by HS Pforzheim is focussed on various domains (Please refer the course list and electives).
4. We have had an amazing record with placements - jobs and internships. Although its not on the website, you are most welcome to reach out to me personally for the details.
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Deepali04

Hello ,
I am Deepali from India and I am also planning to do an MBA Iin Germany from the either of the colleges Ahmed have mentioned. I am having one question in mind that, as the website mentions, we do not require a GMAT score for applying to these colleges. Is it true? if it is not a requirement from University the does a good GMAT score gives an added advantage in admissions? What are the basis of admissions then?

Hello ,
I am Deepali from India and I am also planning to do an MBA Iin Germany from the either of the colleges Ahmed have mentioned. I am having one question in mind that, as the website mentions, we do not require a GMAT score for applying to these colleges. Is it true? if it is not a requirement from University the does a good GMAT score gives an added advantage in admissions? What are the basis of admissions then?
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HS Pforzheim needs a valid GMAT/ GRE score - cant say about the others.

HS Pforzheim needs a valid GMAT/ GRE score - cant say about the others.
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Duncan

A school that does not require the GMAT will not have excellent students, and in this market that it what US and European employers are looking for.

A school that does not require the GMAT will not have excellent students, and in this market that it what US and European employers are looking for.
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Deepali04

Hello Duncan,
Does a 3.5 years of work experience can exempt you from taking a GMAT?

Hello Duncan,
Does a 3.5 years of work experience can exempt you from taking a GMAT?
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ahmed_ali

Hi Duncan ,
Thanks for your advice and feedback. Pforzheim was my first choice but the program duration is 2 years which consider additional a cost for me without being able to work.

putting that my target it to find a job in Germany within 2 years is it better to go to Pforzheim or doing my MBA throw distance learning from henley or brradford in 2 years time frame and in same time enhance my German language skill ?

Hi Duncan ,
Thanks for your advice and feedback. Pforzheim was my first choice but the program duration is 2 years which consider additional a cost for me without being able to work.

putting that my target it to find a job in Germany within 2 years is it better to go to Pforzheim or doing my MBA throw distance learning from henley or brradford in 2 years time frame and in same time enhance my German language skill ?
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Duncan

Pforzheim is almost certainly the better choice, unless you are already working in Germany.

Pforzheim is almost certainly the better choice, unless you are already working in Germany.
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I would like to rectify that Offenburg University offers an intensive language course before the beginning of studies. Furthermore 3 hours weekly German course is given during the studies.

I would like to rectify that Offenburg University offers an intensive language course before the beginning of studies. Furthermore 3 hours weekly German course is given during the studies.
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Duncan

Hi there. What level of German are most non-EU students at by the end of the course? What are their employment outcomes?

Hi there. What level of German are most non-EU students at by the end of the course? What are their employment outcomes?
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Most of our students finish the MBA with a B1-B2 level in German. Please follow the link to get some impression on employability: http://www.mba-ibc.com/your-career/statistics/

Most of our students finish the MBA with a B1-B2 level in German. Please follow the link to get some impression on employability: http://www.mba-ibc.com/your-career/statistics/
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Duncan

Interesting. Of course these are the salaries for alumni, not graduates, so these would include data for people who gradates a dozen or more years ago. Any ideas about the current starting salaries for non-EU students? What percentage of non-EU students find work within three months?

Interesting. Of course these are the salaries for alumni, not graduates, so these would include data for people who gradates a dozen or more years ago. Any ideas about the current starting salaries for non-EU students? What percentage of non-EU students find work within three months?
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