Which MBA school is better in Germany?


Vj
Hi,
I am an engineering graduate and with 11.5yrs of experience into IT ( including managerial role). I am looking for MBA program in Germany. I am planning for Constancy domain. Could you please advise me which school I should give the priority ?.
I found some of the school like :

1. ESMT
2. WHU
3. ESB - Hochschule Pforzheim
4. IBC
5. HH Leipzig
6. ESCP Europe Berlin
7. Technische Universität München
8. University of Mannheim
9. Frankfurt School of Finance & Management gGmbH
10. RWTH Aachen University
11. Berlin School of Business and Innovation
Hi,
I am an engineering graduate and with 11.5yrs of experience into IT ( including managerial role). I am looking for MBA program in Germany. I am planning for Constancy domain. Could you please advise me which school I should give the priority ?.
I found some of the school like :

1. ESMT
2. WHU
3. ESB - Hochschule Pforzheim
4. IBC
5. HH Leipzig
6. ESCP Europe Berlin
7. Technische Universität München
8. University of Mannheim
9. Frankfurt School of Finance & Management gGmbH
10. RWTH Aachen University
11. Berlin School of Business and Innovation
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Duncan
Take a look at the Financial Times ranking.
Take a look at the Financial Times ranking.
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Vj
Hi Duncan,
Yes, I did. However, it was not clear enough on the domain specialization. Like I am looking for consultancy mostly.
Hi Duncan,
Yes, I did. However, it was not clear enough on the domain specialization. Like I am looking for consultancy mostly.
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Duncan
Consultancy is a wide field. If you mean MBA-level roles in major consulting firms then the ranked schools are the ones that matter. Obviously, you will need to speak and write German fluently before enrolling to have a good outcome with those firms.
Consultancy is a wide field. If you mean MBA-level roles in major consulting firms then the ranked schools are the ones that matter. Obviously, you will need to speak and write German fluently before enrolling to have a good outcome with those firms.
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Vj
Agreed. I am learning German. Planning to land when I have C1 at least. Meanwhile, I want to select the best one which suits to my goal. I am having most of my experience in IT Project Management / Transition.
Agreed. I am learning German. Planning to land when I have C1 at least. Meanwhile, I want to select the best one which suits to my goal. I am having most of my experience in IT Project Management / Transition.
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Larry
I agree, go with a ranked school. But beyond that you have to do your own research to figure out if the consulting firm(s) you want to work for are recruiting from those schools.

I think the big global consulting firms are common recruiters at Mannheim. For the firms that are more focused on Germany - Alix Partners, for instance, maybe WHU would be worth looking at.

If you're looking at MBB firms you might also consider the stronger schools from a European perspective: Insead and LBS.
I agree, go with a ranked school. But beyond that you have to do your own research to figure out if the consulting firm(s) you want to work for are recruiting from those schools.

I think the big global consulting firms are common recruiters at Mannheim. For the firms that are more focused on Germany - Alix Partners, for instance, maybe WHU would be worth looking at.

If you're looking at MBB firms you might also consider the stronger schools from a European perspective: Insead and LBS.
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Vj
Thank you Larry !
Thank you Larry !
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00578
As long as the school has an AACSB, EQUIS, or EMBA ranking you will be fine. If your goal is to get a management role or higher, the earnings will come from your experience you gain.

My class has a lot of students that studied engineering (mixed with other disciplines like business, social sciences, etc) and they all want to make a career change to business. Many of them are already working in Digital Transformation or Consulting roles as working students & a bunch of our alumni with a similar background have transitioned careers.

Ultimately your decision comes down to where you want to live & what your budget is. You can get a consultancy job from any of them.

[Edited by 00578 on Feb 24, 2020]

As long as the school has an AACSB, EQUIS, or EMBA ranking you will be fine. If your goal is to get a management role or higher, the earnings will come from your experience you gain.

My class has a lot of students that studied engineering (mixed with other disciplines like business, social sciences, etc) and they all want to make a career change to business. Many of them are already working in Digital Transformation or Consulting roles as working students & a bunch of our alumni with a similar background have transitioned careers.

Ultimately your decision comes down to where you want to live & what your budget is. You can get a consultancy job from any of them.
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Duncan
You are absolutely mistaken to say that salary gaps even out. There is so much data on this.
You are absolutely mistaken to say that salary gaps even out. There is so much data on this.
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Razors Edg...
Most wages for MBA students, regardless of school, even out after a few years. This is based on HR findings, so don't worry so much about initial salaries. If your goal is to get a management role or higher, the earnings will come from your experience you gain.

So, you're telling me that an MBA from Union University in Tennessee, which is AACSB accredited, will be able to even out their salary with an MBA from Stanford, after a few years?!
[quote] Most wages for MBA students, regardless of school, even out after a few years. This is based on HR findings, so don't worry so much about initial salaries. If your goal is to get a management role or higher, the earnings will come from your experience you gain. [/quote]
So, you're telling me that an MBA from Union University in Tennessee, which is AACSB accredited, will be able to even out their salary with an MBA from Stanford, after a few years?!
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00578
Most wages for MBA students, regardless of school, even out after a few years. This is based on HR findings, so don't worry so much about initial salaries. If your goal is to get a management role or higher, the earnings will come from your experience you gain.

So, you're telling me that an MBA from Union University in Tennessee, which is AACSB accredited, will be able to even out their salary with an MBA from Stanford, after a few years?!


You are right on this. Error on my side. It is still fair to compare tiers outside of the top MBA programs as those are outliers for the vast majority of people with MBA degrees. You can still find a great job with an accredited MBA program was my point.
[quote][quote] Most wages for MBA students, regardless of school, even out after a few years. This is based on HR findings, so don't worry so much about initial salaries. If your goal is to get a management role or higher, the earnings will come from your experience you gain. [/quote]
So, you're telling me that an MBA from Union University in Tennessee, which is AACSB accredited, will be able to even out their salary with an MBA from Stanford, after a few years?![/quote]

You are right on this. Error on my side. It is still fair to compare tiers outside of the top MBA programs as those are outliers for the vast majority of people with MBA degrees. You can still find a great job with an accredited MBA program was my point.
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laurie
International accreditation is pretty much a baseline for MBA selection at this point - I won't advise anybody to do an MBA without AMBA, EQUIS, or AACSB accreditation.

Yes, you *can* find a great job with an unranked accredited MBA. However, 'great' is a loaded word - for many people I speak with 'great' means a $150k+ a year job at Bain, which is much harder if you didn't attend a top-ranked MBA that has recruiting connections with the firm.
International accreditation is pretty much a baseline for MBA selection at this point - I won't advise anybody to do an MBA without AMBA, EQUIS, or AACSB accreditation.

Yes, you *can* find a great job with an unranked accredited MBA. However, 'great' is a loaded word - for many people I speak with 'great' means a $150k+ a year job at Bain, which is much harder if you didn't attend a top-ranked MBA that has recruiting connections with the firm.
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