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Customized World-Class Education

No industry is exactly like another. Every company has its own culture. We know that. That is why you will not find any ready-made education solutions at MBS. All of our customized programs are one-of-a-kind solutions tailored to the individual needs of an organization. To develop the best possible program for you, we take a deep look at your company, its objectives, its particular challenges and the industry in which it operates.

Facts & Figures


We are ranked within the top 10 worldwide in the category "future use" for customized programs!


We conduct our programs in many different countries on 5 continents and in more than 5 languages.


At least 90% of the team projects initiated in our programs ensure sustainable growth for the according corporation.

Company Collaboration

Our customers are also our partners! This is signified in our program development process which heavily relies on co-creation and collaboration with our partners.

  • 1. Assess

    The aim of the assessment is to ensure that we have a thorough overview of your organization, the development needs and what impact the program will have.

  • 2. Design

    In the design phase we layout the structure, learning objectives, content and learning methods of the program.

  • 3. Develop

    In the development phase we create the material for the program – this is done in a close partnership with you in order to reflect the company specific input and experience.

  • 4. Deliver

    Most of our programs are blended learning programs which contain elements such as: onboarding webinars, team building activities, classroom input, group work and discussions, role plays, reflections, journaling, simulations and group projects.

  • 5. Evaluate

    Together with you we define the KPIs for a successful program and then evaluate the program during and after the delivery.

  • 6. Adapt

    Most of our programs are run several times therefore we continually update the program to reflect the evaluation as well as potential changes within your company.

Vision 2025

We believe that companies will have to excel in three areas in order to face the challenges of digitalization successfully: analytics, business administration and co-leadership.

Topics in Focus

The world never stops - just like our customers. Of course, general business topics will always be a central feature of our Executive Education programs. Still, we will continuously keep shifting our focus to adapt to ever changing challenges. Currently our topics focus on the following:

Business Analytics

Big Data and business analytics are crucial factors for the success of any company in the future and even today.

Innovation Development

The world keeps changing. Keep up with its pace by utilizing innovation development.

Leadership 4.0

Digitalization and technological innovations call for an equally modern leadership style.

Focus Industries


Whether you are a major corporation or medium-sized firm, in the pharmaceutical or automotive industry, in operational or top management, national or global in scope – we develop customized solutions tailored specifically to the needs and challenges of every size of company, every industry, every type of position and every level of management. Our list of selected references demonstrates the breadth of our offerings.


A program to equip Managing Directors with a leadership toolbox for innovative global and local projects, with a common language about leadership and with strong networks that can be used to share best practices. In this program the participants further strengthen their management and leadership skills.  There is a strong focus on how the participants can deepen their skills related to developing others and how to coach and develop themselves into the leader they want to be.


This global leadership program provides managers with the necessary skill-set and relevant management knowledge to successfully progress within the company. The program covers a broad array of topics such as strategic thinking, leadership, marketing strategy, finance & accounting, innovation & change management and a mix of diverse action-based learning methods that are at the core of the program. Here groups of participants work on current challenges the company is facing to develop innovative business ideas.

World Class Facilities

Our brandnew MBS Study & Conference Center in the former coal cellar of Mannheim Palace is a symbol of our vision of modern education. These spaces are designed to bring smart people together to exchange views, learn form each other, develop ideas, address the challenges of the future, and find solutions. For this reason, it is a building that not only sets new architectural standards, but also delivers the technical prerequisites required to make digitization tangible and to bring it alive.

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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.