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Cost of an MBA in Germany- Tuition fees & Scholarships

ACAlpina ChariSep 13, 2022

Cost of English-taught MBA Courses in Germany for International Students

MBA programs typically cost a lot of money. However, the cost of an MBA in Germany is less than that of the US and the UK. Both public and private universities in Germany offer MBA programs and the cost varies greatly. Most public universities in Germany do not charge tuition for other programs but this is not the case for MBA programs. The annual cost of an on-campus MBA in Germany can range from 7,920 to 19,500 Euros for public universities and 6,400 to 20,850 Euros for private universities. The cost of an online MBA in Germany ranges from 1,672 to 10,855 Euros. Additionally, scholarship programs like the DAAD and university-specific scholarships can assist students in managing the cost of MBA programs in Germany. 

The universities offering an MBA in Germany can be classified as business schools or universities of applied sciences. The following two MBA programs are available in Germany:

  1. General MBA
  2. Specialized MBA

General MBA covers subject areas under the umbrella of business management and administration. In contrast, a specialized MBA provides in-depth management training in the specialty of choice. For example, an MBA in Healthcare Management, Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Innovation, etc., comes under specialized MBA programs. 

The length of MBA programs is another factor contributing to cost variations. Students have the option of pursuing an MBA either full- or part-time. The cost of part-time MBA courses is usually higher than full-time. Part-time MBA courses also called executive MBA programs are most pursued by experienced executives, managers, or other professionals looking to strengthen their leadership skills. All MBA courses in Germany require students or professionals to possess some professional experience (few universities accept candidates without experience) and English language proficiency. A few private colleges also offer these courses online, however, the majority of MBA programs, both full-time and part-time, are taught on-campus.

Overview of cost of an MBA in Germany

MBA tuition fees at public universities 7,920 to 19,500 Euros/year
MBA tuition fees at private universities 6,400 to 20,850 Euros/year
MBA online tuition fees  1,672 to 10,855 Euros
Study mode On-campus (full-time and part-time) or online 
Full-time MBA duration  1 to 2 years 
Part-time MBA duration  2 to 4 years 
Scholarships available Yes

Why study an MBA in Germany?

Here is a list of some reasons why Germany is the best place to study an MBA. 

  • Accredited and officially recognized MBA courses
  • Culturally diverse study environment
  • Study abroad options for MBA students
  • German universities have career centers to help students find job after graduation
  • Practical learning content and projects with recognized companies
  • Students can take up full-time, part-time or online MBA courses

MBA tuition fees at popular public universities in Germany

University Name MBA Type  Tuition fees (Euros/year) Duration 
Saarland University MBA European Management 12,000 (full-time),  14,500 (part-time) 1 year of full-time or 4 years of part-time
University of Applied Sciences of Economics and Management (FOM) MBA 7,920 1.5 years
Business Administration (MBA) 7,920 2 years
Munich University of Technology Executive MBA 19,500 2 years
Executive MBA in Business & IT 19,500 2 years
Executive MBA

in Innovation & Business Creation

19,500 2 years
Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences MBA in International Management 8,400 1.5 years
Berlin School of Economics and Law Berlin Full-Time MBA 15,840 1.25 years
Berlin Part-Time MBA 15,840 2 years

MBA tuition fees at popular private universities in Germany 

University Name MBA Type  Tuition fees (Euros/year) Duration 
SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences EMBA Executive MBA General Management 15,000 1 year
MBA General Management 14,400 1.5 years
MBA Healthcare Management 14,400 1.5 years
MBA Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship 14,400 1.5 years
MBA International Human Resource Management 14,400 1.5 years
University of Europe for Applied Sciences MBA 17,500 1 year
MBA Sustainable Water Management 17,500  1.5 years
MBA Shipping & Logistics 17,500 1.5 years
MBA Innovation & Technology Management 17,500 1.5 years
MBA Diplomacy 17,500 1.5 years
GISMA Business School Global MBA 18,000 1 year of full-time or 2 years of part-time 
Kühne Logistics University MBA in Leadership and Supply Chain Management 19,833 1.5 years
Steinbeis School of Management

and Innovation

Master of Business

Administration (MBA)

17,200 1.5 years
CBS International Business School  MBA International Management, Fast-track  8,250 1 year
MBA International Management 5,850 2 years
Munich Business School MBA General Management-Full-Time 32,000 1 year
MBA General Management-Part-Time 32,000 2 years
ISM International School of Management  MBA General Management-Full-Time 12,900 1.5 years
MBA General Management-Part-Time 15,600 2 years
EU Business School  MBA in International Business 20,850 1 year of full-time or 2 years of part-time 
MBA in Communication & Public Relations 20,850 1 year of full-time or 2 years of part-time 
MBA in International Marketing 20,850 1 year of full-time or 2 years of part-time 
MBA in Global Banking & Finance 20,850 1 year of full-time or 2 years of part-time 
MBA in Leisure & Tourism Management 20,850 1 year of full-time or 2 years of part-time 
MBA in Entrepreneurship 20,850 1 year of full-time or 2 years of part-time 
MBA in Digital Business 20,850 1 year of full-time or 2 years of part-time 
MBA in Sports Management 20,850 1 year of full-time or 2 years of part-time 
MBA in Human Resources Management 20,850 1 year of full-time or 2 years of part-time 
MBA in Design Management 20,850 1 year of full-time or 2 years of part-time 
MBA in Blockchain Management 20,850 1 year of full-time or 2 years of part-time 
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 20,850 1 year
MBA (Project Management) 20,850 1 year
MBA (Cloud Computing) 20,850 1 year
MBA (Information Systems) 20,850 1 year
IU International University of Applied Sciences* MBA Starting from 1,672 1.5 to 3 years (depending on time model)
One-year MBA Starting from 1,880 1 year to 2 years (depending on time model)
MBA – Big Data Management Starting from 1,672 1.5 to 3 years (depending on time model)
MBA – Engineering Management Starting from 1,672 1.5 to 3 years (depending on time model)
MBA – Finance & Accounting Starting from 1,672 1.5 to 3 years (depending on time model)
MBA – E-Sports Management Starting from 1,672 1.5 to 3 years (depending on time model)
MBA – International Marketing Starting from 1,672 1.5 to 3 years (depending on time model)
MBA – IT Management Starting from 1,672 1.5 to 3 years (depending on time model)
MBA – Artificial Intelligence Starting from 1,672 1.5 to 3 years (depending on time model)
MBA – Healthcare Management Starting from 1,672 1.5 to 3 years (depending on time model)
MBA – Human Resource Management Starting from 1,672 1.5 to 3 years (depending on time model)
MBA – Innovation & Entrepreneurship Starting from 1,672 1.5 to 3 years (depending on time model)
MBA – Salesforce Starting from 1,672 1.5 to 3 years (depending on time model)
MBA – Supply Chain Management Starting from 1,672 1.5 to 3 years (depending on time model)
Arden University Master of Business Administration (MBA) 16,500 (on-campus), 10,855 (online) 1 year full-time or 1 to 4 years part-time 
Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Graduate) 16,500 (on-campus), 10,855 (online) 1 year full-time or 1 to 4 years part-time 
Berlin International

University of Applied Sciences

Master of Business Administration (MBA) 10,560 (1-year) and 12,000 (2 years) 1 or 2 years

Note: All MBA programs at IU International University of Applied Sciences are offered online.

Gyanberry is an official partner of some of the above-mentioned universities. You can apply via us to increase your chances of acceptance. 

A number of private universities offer a reduction on their tuition fees, either as an early bird discount or based on merit. Tuition fees at ISM International School of Management are reduced by up to 50% for high-achieving students, international applicants, or female executives. Steinbeis School of Management and Innovation gives an 8% discount on paying fees upfront. 

Scholarships for MBA in Germany

The German government and universities offer scholarships for a variety of post-graduate degrees, including various MBA courses. Universities usually offer partial tuition scholarships of up to 25% to their students. The common criteria for receiving these scholarships are academic merit, interpersonal skills, extracurriculars, and financial need. Let us look at some scholarships sponsored by German government. 

DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) scholarship

This scholarship is offered by the German Academic Exchange Service. DAAD is a joint organization formed by Germany’s higher education institutions. To promote international academic relations, it offers scholarships to postgraduate students. The monthly stipend for postgraduate students is 850 Euros. 

Erasmus scholarships

These scholarships are open to students participating in an exchange program. The European Union’s member states provide the funding for these scholarships. International students can receive financial support for one-year exchange programs through this award. It pays for tuition, travel, and living cost. Study or internship programs must last between two and twelve months to qualify, though in some cases up to 36 months is permitted.

Deutschlandstipendium

This scholarship program is available for high achieving students from all over the world. Students pursuing bachelor’s or master’s courses at any public or stage-recognized German university can apply. The federal government contributes one half of the scholarship’s funding, while private donors provide the other half. Each scholar is awarded a monthly stipend of 300 euros for the course of the two semesters.

To browse through a list of university scholarships for incoming international students in Germany, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

In Germany, the typical duration of MBA courses is 1 to 2 years for a full-time MBA and 2 to 4 years for a part-time MBA.

There are two types of MBA courses available in Germany: General MBA and specialized MBA.

Yes, few public universities offer MBA courses in English. Unlike other programs that are tuition-free, German public universities do charge tuition for their MBA programs. 

 

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