More than a typical MBA program

  • Designed for STEM graduates with management ambitions
  • Full-time MBA program, taught in English, duration 3 Semesters
  • Government subsidized 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

The Financial Times

Our program: the industry's #1 choice

In the Staufenbiel Institut* study of MBATrends 2015/16, Hochschule Esslingen 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.

Student diaries

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.

“The Lighthouse Project lives on”

Community spirit is strong in the Esslingen Graduate School. In the summer of 2016, a student initiative created the “Lighthouse Project.” Students visited senior citizens living in a Seniors’ Centre in Esslingen Kennenburg....[more]


M-Brain sponsors The Esslingen MBA in International Industrial Management

M-Brain is a global company working in the areas of market intelligence, strategic analysis and online information technologies. M-Brain is sponsoring The Esslingen MBA with the software platform "Intelligence-Plaza" and a new...[more]


Christmas Visit to a Senior Center

On Christmas Day, a group of Graduate School students visited a senior centre in Esslingen, bringing cheer and holiday joy to the residents. MBA student Sindhuja Sankaranarayanan shared the following details of their visit:[more]


Input from Balluff for The Esslingen MBA

In The Esslingen MBA course "Industrial Marketing," Christian Holder of Balluff GmbH presents how marketing works best for a global supplier of industrial automation.[more]


Long-Time Lecturer presented with the University Badge of Honour

During a celebration on 24 November 2016, Diplom Physiker Hans-Georg Leis was presented with the University Badge of Honour.[more]


Class of 2016 at its final hurdle!

Our Senior MBAs have another few days' work ahead of them and then they can begin to celebrate.[more]


Songs... plays... presentations: the GS German party!

Staff and teachers got to lean back last Friday and be entertained: our students put on what is perhaps the most creative afternoon of the year: the German party.[more]


Finnish Business Professor to lecture in the MBA

On Thursday 13 June, Professor Maija Haaramo from Tampere University in Finland will visit Esslingen to lecture on "Leadership in Finland"[more]


DDM student Floriane Dumur talks about Heide's Deutschtreff

Heide Elberth organises German conversation and culture meetings in Esslingen above and beyond anything official: Heide gives students a small community where they can be at home amongst friends.[more]