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International Industrial Management (MBA)

General Information

The Esslingen University is one of the leading universities for applied sciences in all Germany. Its core areas are based in engineering and management, and its Graduate School was one of first in the country offering International Masters' Programmes taught entirely in English.

Alongside working closely with our entrepreneurship and start-up centre you will have the option to choose the direction of your studies in the 2nd semester.

We have developed a brand new focused and effective approach to our specialised MBA by dividing the key learning areas into 3 streamlined majors:

General Management – Master key managerial skills used to handle the varied challenges faced by multinational companies as well as learn the tools to become a successful entrepreneur.

Sustainable Production & Technology – Centred around sustainable management concepts. Learn to thoroughly assess sustainable activities and gainthe tools and methods used to establish a sustainable supply chains.

Digital Transformation - Examine the impact of integrated technology and smart manufacturing on company structures and procedures. Learn how to manage digitalisation strategies in correlation with company goals.

This unique structure forms The Esslingen MBA in International Industrial Management.

Its unique positioning in the German Automotive centre, internal strengths, an incomparable mix of access to world leading global companies and a stunning middle ages European city experience.

The Esslingen MBA is highly competitive, internationally recognised, and ranked among the top European MBA programmes in Industrial Management.

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APPLY FOR winter semester 2022/23!

M.Eng. applications open on November 2nd 2021

Academic Coordinator

Prof. Dr. Michael Flad

Degree programme leaflet

International Industrial Management (MBA)

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Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures - at a glance

Degree awardedMaster of Business Administration (MBA)
FacultyManagement and Technology
CampusEsslingen Hilltop Campus
Number of semesters3
Language of instructionenglish
Information on admission requirements

Application Perion: October 15 - March 31

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in A STEM-Subject (preferably)
  • Compelted Test: GMAT or GRE
  • Work Experience: 2 Years (preferably)
  • English Language Test (TOEFEL/IELTS)

General Management

Sustainable Production & Technology

Digital Transformation

Application and Admission

Application Period: November 2 - March 31 

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Application requirements:

Prior Study:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • GMAT or GRE

Prior Experience:

  • 2 years relevent work experience after obtaining graduate degree

English Language:

  • English language test (TOEFEL/IELTS)
  • International TOEFL score of at least 530 paper-based, 197 computer-based, 71 internet-based (our code: 1680)
  • An academic IELTS score of at least 6.0
  • OPT test 75 points
  • 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.

German Language:

  • Minimum level A1 upon arrival
  • Minimum level A2 before the end of the second semester


You will also be asked to write two short essays on topics that will be provided with the application attachments. You will find these once you have started the application form and come to the relevent section.



All applications are handled through our Admission Form.

Upon clicking through to the form you will be asked to fill in some basic details and create an account before you are redirected to the actual application form.

The form can be partially completed and saved so that you are able to return and update if there is any information missing. Documents can be uploaded directly in to the form where necessary.

Please note that once you have clicked 'Submit' on the final page of the form no further changes can be made.


1. Semester

Data Analytics and Information Management

Marketing, Sales and Economics



Organisational Behavior and Strategy

2. Semester

Enterpreneurial Management

International Management

Specialisation Modules


3. Semester

Master`s Thesis

The curriculum for the degree programme and detailed descriptions of the programme modules are contained in the Module Catalogue.

MBA Module Catalogue

Degree Programme and Examination Regulations (SPO, in German)

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Career prospects

Approximately 95% of our students are international: about 50% of our MBA alumni live in Germany after graduation.


The yearly starting salary of our MBA graduates is, on average, between 50,000€ and 70,000€.


Our graduates typically continue to a range of occupations from middle to top management.

APPLY FOR winter semester 2022/23!

MBA applications open on November 2nd 2021

Tu Dao Luong
Dipl.-Betriebsw. (FH) Tu Dao Luong

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 1 to 3 p.m.