Sweedish MBAs NOT free?


I was considering looking for MBA degrees in Sweden, because a couple of people on this site said that they might be free, and I can't pass up a bargain like that.

BUT I just read the new article on this website about MBA degrees in Scandinavia - and apparently, while the fees are covered by the government - there are no programs in English!

AND they're going to introduce fees next year for students from outside Europe!

But then I started thinking - maybe this will motivate schools there to start offering English language programs - I'd imagine that they would be able to charge a lot more for the programs if they were billing students directly, than if the government was picking up the tab.

We'll probably learn more about this transition through the McGill case study too - they're going to privatize their program next year as well...

I was considering looking for MBA degrees in Sweden, because a couple of people on this site said that they might be free, and I can't pass up a bargain like that.

BUT I just read the new article on this website about MBA degrees in Scandinavia - and apparently, while the fees are covered by the government - there are no programs in English!

AND they're going to introduce fees next year for students from outside Europe!

But then I started thinking - maybe this will motivate schools there to start offering English language programs - I'd imagine that they would be able to charge a lot more for the programs if they were billing students directly, than if the government was picking up the tab.

We'll probably learn more about this transition through the McGill case study too - they're going to privatize their program next year as well...

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fishball

Isn't education in Germany free? Or seriously subsidized?

Isn't education in Germany free? Or seriously subsidized?
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ralph

I don't think German MBAs are free, at least not for international students.

Leipzig HHL's tuition is 27k euros, the WHU/Kellogg program is 68k (although that may have something to do with it being part of Kellogg... But at HFU (Hochschule Furtwangen) it's a more reasonable 8k.

Maybe German students can comment more on what the fees are like for domestic students, but it seems like as far as I can tell - German MBAs are not government subsidized for international students.

I don't think German MBAs are free, at least not for international students.

Leipzig HHL's tuition is 27k euros, the WHU/Kellogg program is 68k (although that may have something to do with it being part of Kellogg... But at HFU (Hochschule Furtwangen) it's a more reasonable 8k.

Maybe German students can comment more on what the fees are like for domestic students, but it seems like as far as I can tell - German MBAs are not government subsidized for international students.
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Duncan

This is an old discussion, but I just want to point out that generally student fees are the same for Europeans as for non-Europeans in Germany. WHU and HHL are private schools, but the MBAs at state universities are generally inexpensive. At the universities of applied science (Fachhochschulen, which normally have no doctoral programmes) fees can be as low as 600 euro a semester. Two of those, Pforzheim and Esslingen, are well established, in English and cost around 2000 euro. Riedlingen, HTW Berlin and Offenburg are around 6000 euro for the whole course, and are also in English. Most of the others at that price are in German.

This is an old discussion, but I just want to point out that generally student fees are the same for Europeans as for non-Europeans in Germany. WHU and HHL are private schools, but the MBAs at state universities are generally inexpensive. At the universities of applied science (Fachhochschulen, which normally have no doctoral programmes) fees can be as low as 600 euro a semester. Two of those, Pforzheim and Esslingen, are well established, in English and cost around 2000 euro. Riedlingen, HTW Berlin and Offenburg are around 6000 euro for the whole course, and are also in English. Most of the others at that price are in German.
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husenkps

Sir,
I have gone through all the discussion forums and i was skeptical that .is it after doing MBA from applied science university, we cant get role of MBA Student, is there a differentiation among the MBA Graduates from business school and from applied science school. And on the basis of the degree obtained from the applied science university can we easily get the job outside Germany?

Sir,
I have gone through all the discussion forums and i was skeptical that .is it after doing MBA from applied science university, we cant get role of MBA Student, is there a differentiation among the MBA Graduates from business school and from applied science school. And on the basis of the degree obtained from the applied science university can we easily get the job outside Germany?
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Duncan

Yes, I think employers understand that there are differences between traditional universities and the UAS. The top UAS (Esslingen, Pforzheim, Reutlingen) get okay outcomes, but not like the top MBA programmes -- maybe 45K rather than 80K+ in salary. Outside Germany, people are even more sensitive to the quality of the school.

Yes, I think employers understand that there are differences between traditional universities and the UAS. The top UAS (Esslingen, Pforzheim, Reutlingen) get okay outcomes, but not like the top MBA programmes -- maybe 45K rather than 80K+ in salary. Outside Germany, people are even more sensitive to the quality of the school.
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mba hipste...

At the universities of applied science (Fachhochschulen, which normally have no doctoral programmes) fees can be as low as 600 euro a semester. Two of those, Pforzheim and Esslingen, are well established, in English and cost around 2000 euro.

I realize this is an older thread, but just wanted to update this:

The cost of the MBA at HHL Pforzheim is 7900EUR (or 5800EUR for the fast-track option.)

Esslingen is around 3600EUR.

Still good deals - Pforzheim is AACSB-accredited.

<blockquote> At the universities of applied science (Fachhochschulen, which normally have no doctoral programmes) fees can be as low as 600 euro a semester. Two of those, Pforzheim and Esslingen, are well established, in English and cost around 2000 euro.</blockquote>
I realize this is an older thread, but just wanted to update this:

The cost of the MBA at HHL Pforzheim is 7900EUR (or 5800EUR for the fast-track option.)

Esslingen is around 3600EUR.

Still good deals - Pforzheim is AACSB-accredited.
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husenkps

Thank you for the information..it would be of great help..

Thank you for the information..it would be of great help..
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