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The Esslingen MBA Talent Management Programme

Your Benefits

  • Boost your high-potential employees' company loyalty and motivation
  • Enlarge your personnel's network within your company headquarters or subsidiary in Germany
  • Designed for your staff from the academic fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
  • International, English-taught management training for your future division leaders
  • Company presence can be combined with eight months' full-time MBA programme
  • Corporate project and master's thesis in your company for result-oriented problem solutions
  • Dual career option for expat partners in Germany
  • Recruiting instrument to gain highly capable business professionals

"In most cases, Festo scholarship holders have returned to their home country and have taken on top positions there.

"The global networks, the English language, getting to know more than just the university, and the integration in a German company is a decided advantage for later networking.

"The cooperation with the Graduate School and the MBA was the right decision for us."

- Dr. Wilfried Stoll, managing partner of Festo AG & Co. KG. Founding member of the lndustrial Advisory Board of the Graduate School
(translated from the German)


More than a Typical MBA Programme

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

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

Key Facts

Programme Structure

  • Company presence can be combined with the MBA programme
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Corporate project and master’s thesis in your company
  • Core courses in operations, marketing and finance

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a STEM field
  • GMAT or GRE
  • English language test (e.g. TOEFL) for non-native speakers
  • Two years’ work experience

Expenses per Semester

  • Only 1.200 EUR tuition fee  
  • Cost of living 4.500 EUR (incl. rent, health insurance, transit)

Additional Services

  • German language courses and soft-skill seminars
  • Housing fully organized
  • Visa Support

Programme Start & Application Deadline

  • Programme start: October
  • Application Deadline: 31 May

Apply for winter semester 2022/23

Applications open November 2nd 2021