The Esslingen MBA

The Esslingen MBA: More than a Typical MBA Programme

  • Designed for STEM graduates with management ambitions
  • Full-time MBA programme, taught in English, duration 3 semesters
  • Government subsidised tuition fees
  • Strong links to global players, hidden champions and family companies
  • Lifts students out of the classroom into real-life situations in the industry
  • Mandatory corporate project and master's thesis in the industry
  • High professor-student ratio: an optimal learning environment
  • German language courses, cultural events and soft-skill seminars
  • Active international almuni network stretching all over the globe

Our ProgramME: The Industry's #1 Choice

In the Staufenbiel Institut* study of MBATrends 2015/16, Esslingen University of Applied Sciences had Germany's highest percentage of graduates entering the automotive industry and engineering consulting. 

*Staufenbiel Institut is the leading platform for the personal marketing and recruiting of young academics in Germany.

Combine Engineering and Management

Esslingen University is one of the leading universities in Germany for applied sciences, with core areas in engineering and management, as well as applied research.

These strengths form the Esslingen MBA in International Industrial Management, which focuses on the functional areas of business (operations, marketing and finance) in the manufacturing sector and the encompassing services.

Our ProgramMEs: Students' #1 Choice!

How happy are students with their university? The online portal StudyPortals decided to find out. In its world-wide competition asking students from 150 German universities how satisfied they were, we are very proud to announce that, out of these 150 German universities, Esslingen came in 10th place, flanked by top international universities of great renown.

"THRILLED ALUMNI RAVE ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL FLAIR"

In the education supplement to the German publication "manager magazine" 2018/1, there is an article featuring Esslingen MBA alumni. Have a look and find out how our alumni feel about their programme!

Accreditation

The Esslingen master's programmes were among the first to be accredited in Germany, and are regularly reaccredited by the ASIIN. The ASIIN is responsible for examining and certifying STEM university programmes, as well as interdisciplinary programmes containing STEM subjects. As an industrially-oriented master's programme for STEM graduates, The Esslingen MBA has worked closely with the ASIIN to help ensure its continual development of high quality and international recognition.

The Esslingen MBA was last accredited in 2012, and will be reaccredited in 2019.

If you have questions about the application process, please see our application FAQs

Step 1: Completely Fill Out the Online Application

Each page of the online application form must be completely filled out. When the online application is complete, applicants lock their file and then print out and sign the online application data report.

Step 2: Gather Together all Required Documents

Please add the following to your application package:

  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended (original or certified copies)
    Transcripts must show all courses taken in each semester of your undergraduate (bachelor or equivalent) degree. We also require your graduation diploma or certificate. The transcript evaluation form has to be filled out by your university or college registrar and must be included in your application.
    We prefer applicants with an undergraduate degree in the field of engineering, mathematics or natural sciences.
  • Graduation diploma from each college or university attended (original or certified copies)
  • Proof of at least 2 years' work experience
    Our applicants must certify to a minimum of two years' work experience after their undergraduate degree.
  • GMAT or GRE test scores (GMAT www.mba.com; GRE www.ets.org)
    Either the GMAT or the GRE test is mandatory for admission to the MBA programme. Please see www.mba.com for GMAT test sites: our GMAT code is TJ2-P4-65. Please see www.ets.org for GRE test sites: our GRE code is 7004. Test results are sent to us by the test site approximately three weeks after the test has been taken. Please make sure that the test results arrive before the application deadline, 31 May.
  • Proof of English language proficiency (not necessary for Indian applicants)
    We require one of the following tests:
    -International TOEFL score of at least 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, 79 internet-based (our code: 1680)
    -An academic IELTS score of at least 6.5
    -Unicert II
    -Cambridge Certificate (CAE or CPE)
    We do not accept the institutional TOEFL.
    Native English speakers and applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree in English (certification from university) are exempt from the English language test.
  • Original APS for all applicants whose first degree is from PR China, Vietnam or Mongolia (www.aps.org.cn)
    All applicants whose first degree was completed in the PR China, Vietnam or Mongolia must include the original APS certificate (Academic Examination Service). As it can take up to three months to receive the APS certificate, applicants are encouraged to apply in good time to allow both their application and their APS certificate to reach the Graduate School.
    Applications from the PR China, Vietnam and Mongolia that have not submitted the APS certificate before the application deadline of 31 May cannot be considered for our programmes.

Step 3: include all application attachments

Applicants must include the following forms with their application:

  • Recommendation Forms
    Applicants should ideally have one recommendation from a professor and one from their supervisor at work. Letters of recommendation are to arrive in sealed envelopes with the recommender's signature over the seal.
    Letters of recommendation must be submitted on the forms provided. Recommenders should attach their business card, if they have one, to the recommendation, and should if possible place their stamp somewhere on the recommendation.
  • Transcript Evaluation Form
    This form assists us in evaluating applicants from different countries and academic systems. Applicants should have this form filled out by the registrar of their university or college.
  • 2 Essays
    Applicants write two essays of between one and two pages on given topics. These topics are given at the top of Attachment 3 A & B.
  • Curriculum Vitae
    The curriculum vitae, or résumée, must be filled out on our form. It must include all necessary personal data, including computer knowledge, language and soft skills.
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and then fill in the form as far as possible at the computer. You should fill out your application number, as well as all attachments except the Recommendation Forms and the Transcript Evaluation Form on line.

When you have typed in your data, please print the form and have the Recommendation Forms and the Transcript Evaluation Forms filled in as instructed.

Step 4: Add Supporting Documents

Step 5: Post Your Application

Please send us a complete application package, with all the above required documents. Use the check-list to ensure that your application package is complete. Please note that ONLY the letters of recommendation should be in separate envelopes: all other documents should be loose.

Mail to:

Esslingen University of Applied Science
Graduate School
Flandernstrasse 101
73732 Esslingen
GERMANY

 

The Esslingen Student Ambassadors 2017/18

Our Student Ambassadors are master's students who would like to tell you what living in Esslingen is like! Just click on a photo to email our SAs your questions.
We are sure you will understand that if you send the same email to more than one SA = email deleted!!! And that SAs cannot give any information on admission requirements or status.

The Esslingen MBA in 3 Words:

 

Graduate School students are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of extracurricular projects. Whether their interests lie in the area of building a racing car in a university team, involving themselves in the local community, writing newspaper articles or supporting incoming students, any student wishing to be active can find something for them.

Applicant contact form 2018/2019

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Your personal details are provided voluntarily; however, in order to process your request, we need at least your name and e-mail address. Furthermore, we need your country in order to be able to tailor our response individually. Mandatory boxes are marked with an asterisk (*). All optional information will allow us to advise you on an individual and personalized basis. All information provided will be kept confidential. Passing on of your data and information to third parties is excluded.

APPLICATIONS CLOSED UNTIL 15 OCTOBER

Applications open June 1st 2018

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Dipl.-Betriebsw. (FH) Tu Dao Luong
+49 711 397-4466

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Tuesday, Thursday: 1 to 3 p.m.