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International Industrial Management (MBA)

General Information

New: APS Certificate required from applicants with degrees from India, must be submitted by 31 March -> Apply in time!

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.



Esslingen University has a long tradition in educating in the industrial management. The university has always taken advantage of its location in one of the major centres of the European industry, closely linked to the nearby companies, such as Bosch, Daimler, Audi, Festo, Porsche and many others.


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 NOW for Winter Semester 23/24. Application period: November 2 - March 31

                                                      Find out more about our application details in "Application and Admission"


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 Period: October 15 - March 31

Admission Requirements:

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

General Management

Sustainable Production & Technology

Digital Transformation

Application and Admission


Application period: 2 November - 31 March         

New: APS Certificate required from applicants with degrees from India, must be submitted by 31 March -> Apply in time!

You can see our FAQ here

Application requirements:


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • GMAT or GRE


  • 2 years relevent work experience after obtaining graduate degree

English Language:

  • Valid English language test (TOEFEL/IELTS)
  • International TOEFL score of at least 550 paper-based, 215 computer-based, 80 internet-based (our code: 1680)
  • An academic IELTS score of at least 6.5
  • OPT test 85 points
  • Cambridge Certificate (CAE or CPE)
  • We do not accept the institutional TOEFL.
  • Native English speakers and applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree entirely 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.


Note for Applicants with degrees from China, Vietnam, India and Mongolia:

If you received your degree in China, Vietnam, India or Mongolia, we require that you present an APS-Certificate when applying to study at the Esslingen Graduate School. You can obtain an APS-Certificate by applying for one at the German Embassy in your home country. Note that this can take some time so if this applies to you please make sure that you start the process as soon as possible.


Course Fees:

The fee for the MBA programme is €1750 but applicants should also consider the admin fees and general cost of living. More information on the fees can be found here.



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

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.

MBA Alumni Association

The MBA Alumni Association is a membership based organisation of Esslingen MBA graduates who are committed to furthering their career prospects and social relationships by connecting with peers in the feild.

You can find out more about the Association and instructions on how to join HERE.

APPLY FOR winter semester 2023/24!

MBA applications open until 31 March

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