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Mannheim Business School (MBS) is the leading institution for management education in Germany – this has again been confirmed by the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2018. Among the world’s 100 best business schools, MBS is ranked in the 61st position and reached a global 4th position in the category ‘international mobility’.

2017 was a remarkable year for Mannheim Business School (MBS): the international MBA ranking of the US magazine Bloomberg Businessweek has now confirmed the Financial Times, the Economist and Forbes ranking results published throughout the year. For the first time, Mannheim is not only consistently the number one MBA program of all German-speaking countries in the four major international rankings, but is also always among the top 20 in Europe and the top 60 worldwide.

In the European Business School Ranking of the Financial Times published today, Mannheim is ranked #1 in Germany and #15 overall.

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According to the ranking, HR executives prefer to employ Mannheim business graduates. In the executives’ opinion, they are the best prepared for their professional life.

The world in one classroom – this motto has come true for the participants of the ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA Class of 2018, who have started their 18 months´ MBA journey this October. Their first week at the ESSEC campus in Paris and at the French elite military academy of Saint-Cyr has been packed with team building activities, demanding outdoor leadership workshops, and courses in Strategic Leadership.

In the current global Executive MBA ranking of The Financial Times, the ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA has kept its good 45th position. This makes Mannheim Business School the only institution in the German-speaking world listed among the top 50 in every single one of the major business school rankings.

Today, two rankings have been published that underline Mannheim’s top position among Europe’s business schools. Both in the Economist MBA Ranking and in the Corporate Knights Better World MBA Ranking Mannheim Business School maintains its clear top position in the German-speaking countries.


Located in the heart of the German and European economy, Mannheim Business School (MBS), the umbrella organization for management education at the University of Mannheim, is considered to be one of the leading institutions of its kind in Germany and is continuously ranked as Germany’s #1.