Frequently Asked Questions

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This page contains answers to commonly-asked questions about the Master in Management Analytics (Full-Time). If you can't find an answer to your question here, please don't hesitate to contact our admissions manager.


  • How much work experience do I require?

    The minimum amount of work experience we require is one year. On average participants of our program have three to five years work experience, the overall range generally being between one and ten years. Please note that only postgraduate work experience can be considered and in case of uncertainty please don´t hesitate to get in touch with our admissions manager.


  • How do I submit my application?

    Download the application form and fill out the application on your computer. The same applies to the reference forms. The complete application package can be submitted via e-mail to or to the Admissions Manager’s e-mail account. Please combine everything in a single pdf document.


  • Do I need to send hard copies of the completed application form and certified documents, such as transcripts and employment letters, or can I scan and e-mail them?

    You may scan and e-mail your complete application package directly to or to the Admissions Manager’s e-mail account. Please combine everything in a single pdf document. 


  • Who do I ask for a reference?

    We require two references. At least one should come from a former/present employer or immediate supervisor with managerial responsibility. An acceptable second referee would also be a former customer or an academic referee (e.g. a mentor or professor).

  • In what format should my referees return the completed reference forms to you?

    Your referees should return the forms as an e-mail attachment directly to or to the Admissions Manager’s e-mail account.

  • My prospective referees have asked whether they need to print and sign the references as there is a space for a signature and a seal. Is this necessary or can they simply type their name into the signature field?

    The typed name is acceptable, provided that the email is sent from the referee’s own e-mail account.


  • Do I have to take the GMAT?

    There is no GMAT required within the application package for our Master in Management Analytics (Full-Time). If you already took the test previously, feel free to add it to your application as a bonus.

  • What kind of English tests would be accepted within the application package?

    We do accept the TOEFL with a minimum score of 85 or alternatively the IELTS with a minimum score band of 6.5. 
    For any other test formats, please get in touch with our admissions manager to check whether they would be eligible.

  • As an Indian citizen, do I need to take the TOEFL / IELTS test as my education was entirely in English?

    The TOEFL / IELTS test is actually a requirement of the visa application, rather than part of our own application process. You may therefore submit your complete application to us without the TOEFL / IELTS for the time being. 

  • I took the TOEFL exam more than a year ago. I have my score report, but I didn't ask the test center to send the report to MBS. Should I arrange for a copy of the official report to be sent to you by the test center or will you accept a scan of my copy of the report?

    A scan of your score report is acceptable for the initial application process. However, we will require the original of the official report in due course.


  • What is an APS Certificate and do I need one?

    For applicants who obtained their degrees in China, Vietnam and India, it is mandatory to submit your APS certificate. Without an APS certificate, you will not be able to apply for a student visa to Germany.

    As the application of APS takes a certain amount of time, you are highly recommended to start the application early. You can submit an application to MBS simultaneously as you apply for APS. Yet, you should receive your APS certificate before your visa application. Any delay in APS application may hinder your visa application and admission to our program.

    The APS certificate serves only to confirm the authenticity of degree certificates and transcripts for applicants from China, Vietnam and India. It is not required if you studied in Hong Kong. More information regarding the APS can be found here:

    For Chinese applicants:

    APS Beijing:

    APS Shanghai:

    For Vietnamese applicants:

    APS Hanoi:

    For Indian applicants:

    APS New Delhi:

Contact Person

Stefanie Klug
Admissions Manager Master in Management Analytics (Full-Time)


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