European Management (MBA)
Internationality is not something you learn, it's something you experience. The MBA programme 'European Management' at Saarland University is a well-established and challenging study programme designed to prepare graduates for management roles in European and international markets. The high quality of this MBA programme was recognized in 2009 when it was accredited by FIBAA, the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation. The expert assessors praised the programme's international approach, the cooperation with business and academia, the broad range of teaching methodologies deployed, the use of case studies, the well-qualified teaching staff and the technical facilities and equipment available in the classrooms.
The MBA programme is system accredited. Having passed through the internal accreditation process by the Quality management of Saarland University, the programme has been granted the Saarland University quality label as well as the seal of the Accreditation Council.
The MBA programme is coordinated and run by the Economics Section at Saarland University's Europa-Institut. The programme can be studied either part time or full time. The courses are taught by university teaching staff or by international guest professors. The range of courses on offer is very broad and includes lectures covering such areas as 'Strategic Management', 'Economics and Finance' or 'European Regulations' and topics of major current relevance, such as 'Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility' or 'Marketing and Management in Foreign Countries'.
Many of the courses include practically relevant case studies that reveal and reflect authentic business challenges. Students therefore have the chance to become acquainted with real-world business scenarios and to appreciate the associated risks and opportunities. The MBA programme also trains soft skills such as team training and business behaviour and organizes visits to companies.
'The Europa-Institut combines the benefits of an established and high-quality MBA programme with the infrastructure and traditions of a major university. Being part of a cutting-edge MBA programme located on the Saarland University campus is both highly rewarding and a lot of fun.' (Christian Gansen, MBA, who graduated from the MBA programme in 'European Management').
Module 1 – Management Basics
M1-1 Strategic Management
M1-2 Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility
M1-3 Soft Skills
Module 2 – European Basics
M2-1 European Institutions
M2-2 European Regulations
Module 3 – Financial Management
M3-1 Economics and Finance
M3-2 Learning Business by Doing Business
Module 4 – Marketing and Management
M4-1 Marketing and Management in Foreign Countries (in Spain)
M4-2 Retailing and Logistics (in France)
Module 5 – Operations Management
M5-1 Service Management
M5-2 Data Analysis
Module 6 – Behaviour Management
M6-1 Consumer Behaviour
M6-2 Entrepreneurship (in England)
M6-3 Leadership and Human Resource Management
M6-4 Cross-Cultural Management
Please note that the requirements for our MBA programme "European Management" are:
- First university degree
- Excellent English knowledge (TOEFL)
- Professional experience (at least one year of postgraduate work experience)
- Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). This test could be waived in exceptional cases.
For more information, please refer to our homepage.
How to apply
The programme starts in October. The application for the full-time programme is possible until 15 July. Late applications may be accepted until 30 September. For the part-time programme, there is no application deadline. A list of required documents as well as the application form are available on our homepage.
Please send your application to:
Campus A5 4
|Standard period of study||1 year (full-time) or max. 4 years (part-time/working professionals)|
|Language of instruction||English|
|English language requirements||TOEFL iBT: 61|
|Start of programme||Full-time study: Winter semester|
Part-time study: Can commence at any time
|Application deadline for full-time study||Winter semester: 15 July|
A late application is possible.
|Tuition fees||€12.000 (full-time), €14.500 (part-time)|
|Semester fee||See current fee structure|
Accredited study programmes
Saarland University was one of the first universities in Germany to successfully complete the system accreditation procedure. Since 2012, it has carried the seal of the Accreditation Council.