Study MBA in Germany

Study MBA in Germany

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Study MBA in Germany

Germany, often referred to as the “Land of Opportunities”, is an attractive destination among international students, especially for an MBA course. The number of students studying MBA in Germany has increased considerably over the past few years. An MBA is a 1-2 year program that has a great scope in the job market both in Germany and in the rest of the world. 

Do you know that 9 MBA colleges from Germany are listed in the top positions in the QS World University Rankings 2023?

The average annual tuition fee of an MBA program in Germany ranges from EUR 20,000 to EUR 40,000. Additionally, public universities in Germany offer Postgraduate programs without charging tuition fees. You can read the blog further to learn more about studying for an MBA in Germany.

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Study MBA in Germany Highlights

Type of program



1-2 years

Total no. of universities


Entry requirement

Bachelor’s degree in any subject, GMAT, IELTS/TOEFL

Average GMAT score required

550 - 600

Average annual tuition fee

EUR 20,000 - EUR 40,000


Full tuition fee waiver and living costs coverage

Average annual salary

EUR 47,000

Top recruiters

Mercedes, Volkswagon, BMW, Siemens, Amazon etc.

Why Study MBA in Germany?

Germany is one of the top destinations chosen by international students for an MBA, especially because the public universities in Germany do not charge tuition fees. A few reasons why you can choose to pursue your MBA in Germany are

  • Better course structure: The course structure of an MBA program in Germany is wide, and there are several specialisations to choose from. This will help students choose the course that best suits their interests.
  • Flexibility: Germany offers high flexibility for pursuing courses, and students can study MBA both full-time and part-time. This also helps students study at a lesser tuition cost.
  • Affordability: As mentioned above, public universities in Germany do not charge tuition fees for their Master’s students, making it affordable to study there. This is especially so because MBA is one of the most expensive programs.
  • Research-oriented: MBA programs in Germany are research-oriented, which helps students to improve their decision-making skills.
  • Employability: MBA is one of the very few Postgraduate degree programs that have a high demand in the job market. 

Top MBA Universities in Germany

Germany has several top universities that offer MBA courses, and these include both private and public universities. The tuition fee can vary based on the university you choose, and the table below will help you understand in detail the tuition fee, course duration and much more.

Name of University


QS Ranking 2023



Average Annual Tuition Fee (in INR)

Technical University of Munich

Business and IT


2 years

GMAT - 600, TOEFL - 88

INR 24,200

RWTH Aachen University

Digitisation and Industrial Change


1 year

IELTS - 5.5

INR 26,34,000

University of Hamburg

Health Management


2 years

GMAT - 600, IELTS - 6.0

INR 29,63,000

Technical University Berlin

Energy Management


1 year

GRE - 280, IELTS - 6.0/PTE - 58

INR 27,000

IU, International University of Applied Sciences

Big Data Management

18 - 36 months

Duolingo - 95/IELTS - 6.0/ PTE - 56

INR 5,85,000

University of Bayreuth

Marketing and Sales Management


2 years

GMAT - 580, IELTS - 6.5

INR 9,98,000

Leipzig University

Small Enterprise Promotion and Training


2 years

GMAT - 550, TOEFL - 79

INR 3,06,000

Saarland University

European Management


1 year

GMAT - 500, TOEFL - 61

INR 10,54,000

International School of Management

General Management

2 years

IELTS - 6.0

INR 11,24,000

Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Financial Management

2 years

GMAT - 550, IELTS - 6.0/PTE - 53

INR 5,18,000

MBA in Germany Eligibility

All students need to satisfy a few eligibility criteria to study MBA in any university in Germany. Though there can be a few differences in these criteria based on the university and specialisation you choose, there are several requirements that remain the same for almost all universities. We have given them below. However, it is also advisable to visit the official website of the university so that you get updated information on everything.

  1. A Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university with an acceptable score of at least 60%.
  2. A GMAT score between 500 and 600 or a GRE score of around 280.
  3. A good score in any English proficiency test like IELTS, TOEFL, PTE etc.
  4. A 2-5 years of work experience may be asked for by some universities.
  5. Some universities may also conduct entrance exams.

Documents Required

You need to submit a few documents while applying for admission to MBA programs in Germany. Though there can be a few changes in the documents asked for by universities, there are a few that most universities ask for. They are given below.
  • All academic documents.
  • English proficiency test scorecards.
  • GMAT/GRE test scorecards.
  • Proof of work experience.
  • Letter of Motivation.
  • Letter Of Recommendation (LOR).
  • Statement Of Purpose (SOP).
  • Completed university application form.
  • Passport.
  • Proof of work experience.
  • Updated resume/CV.

MBA in Germany Without GMAT or Work Experience

GMAT is often considered an important requirement for admission to MBA programs. The case with work experience is also similar. But what if we tell you that you can study in Germany without GMAT and work experience? There are several top universities that offer admission to students without either of them. The table below lists those universities.

Without Work Experience

Without GMAT

Technical University of Munich

Reutlingen University

University of Kiel

University of Tubingen

University of Ulm

Technical University of Munich

Ludwig Maximilian University Munich

University of Kiel

University of Tubingen

Berlin School of Economics and Law

How to Apply for an MBA in Germany?

The application process for MBA programs at German universities is not difficult, and you will find it easy as well. We have given below the steps you need to follow to apply for an MBA in Germany.
Step 1: Check the eligibility criteria for MBA programs at your desired universities.
Step 2: You should have taken all the tests like IELTS/TOEFL/PTE and GMAT/GRE well before the application opens.
Step 3: Apply online from the universities’ official websites.
Step 4: Submit the necessary documents and get them reviewed through uni-assist.
Step 5: You will get the acceptance letter within a few weeks.
Step 6: Attend the interview.

Cost to study MBA in Germany

The cost of studying an MBA in Germany is dependent on a variety of factors like the type of university, duration of the program etc. The average tuition cost ranges from EUR 9000 to EUR 50,000. The table below will help you understand the tuition costs of top universities in Germany.


Average Annual Tuition Fees (in EUR)

University of Mannheim

EUR 39,900

Technical University of Munich

EUR 39,000

Berlin School of Applied Sciences

EUR 21,000

University of Cologne

EUR 50,000

RWTH Aachen University

EUR 35,000

GISMA Business School

EUR 18,000


EUR 26,000

Berlin School of Business and Innovation

EUR 9000

Munich Business School

EUR 32,000

HHL Leipzig

EUR 34,500

MBA in Germany Scholarships

Students who pursue their MBA in Germany can avail of several scholarships that are funded by the government, universities and other private institutions. These scholarships will have varying eligibility criteria and award values as well. A few popular scholarships are tabulated below.

Name of Scholarship


Average Amount (in EUR)

Heinrich Boll Scholarships

All international students are eligible to apply

EUR 750 per month

Deutschland Stipendium

All international students are eligible to apply

EUR 150

DAAD Scholarships

Those with an IELTS score of 6.0 and 2 years of work experience are eligible

EUR 861 per month

Women in Business Scholarship

All women pursuing a Business course in a Zonta region are eligible

EUR 1878

Career After MBA in Germany

MBA is one of the very few degrees that have a high demand in the job market. It is estimated that most MBA graduates in Germany find a job within three months of completing their course. The average salary of an MBA graduate in Germany ranges from EUR 53,000 to EUR 73,000. The table below will help you understand better about the job roles and salaries.

Job Title

Average Annual Salary (in EUR)

Product Manager

EUR 60,000

Operations Manager

EUR 53,000

Business Development Manager

EUR 73,000

Marketing Manager

EUR 60,000

Post Study Work Permit

The post-study work visa guidelines in Germany allow international students to work in the country after the completion of their studies. As part of this visa, students can stay back in Germany and work for unlimited hours for a period of 18 months. It is, however, necessary to find a job in the area of study, failing which, you will have to return to your home country after the completion of 18 months. You can read our blogs to understand more about post-study work permits in Germany.

Blocked Account for German Student Visa

All international students should have a blocked account and a minimum balance in it when they come to Germany. The blocked account should ideally have EUR 11,280 or INR 9,00,000 for the first year of study. Students can withdraw upto EUR 934 or INR 75,000 per month. Additionally, you can spend more depending on how much you earn. You can work part-time in Germany to earn an additional income.

We hope to have covered all information related to pursuing an MBA in Germany. If you wish to learn more about the cost of studying and living in Germany, scholarships, study visas, health insurance etc., you can read our blogs on them. You can also contact AECC’s expert counsellors to get one-to-one assistance.

AECC has been assisting students in realising their study abroad dream since 2008. If you wish to learn more about studying abroad, you can contact AECC’s counsellors. They will guide you through the application process and offer guidance on scholarships, student visas, and much more. Don’t hesitate to contact us for free assistance!

Frequently Asked Questions to Study MBA in Germany

Can I stay in Germany after MBA?

 Yes, you can stay back in Germany and work for 18 months after completing your MBA under the post-study work permit.

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