Application & Admission

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Join a Class of Distinction

We highly welcome your interest in the ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA program. It is our goal to offer you an Executive MBA experience that meets your professional needs and expectations. At the same time, we are looking for highly skilled and dedicated executives who value diversity and are willing to contribute to the collective learning experience which is at the heart of the program.

Please be sure to review our criteria for admissions and contact our admissions team for any further information. You can also meet us in person at:

  • one of our information sessions in Paris or Mannheim
  • one of the World MBA Tour fairs
  • one of our campuses for a preliminary interview (Note: can be via phone)

As we operate a rolling admissions process, you can submit an application at any time after your counseling with admissions. Note that there are limited places in each class. We therefore encourage you to apply as early as possible to secure your place.

Admission Criteria

In the ESSEC & Mannheim Executive MBA, participants have a lot in common with each other: They have already achieved success in their careers, they are highly motivated and dedicated to their work, they enjoy learning new things and developing both personally and professionally, and look forward to doing so with other participants.
The formal criteria at a glance:

  • A first academic degree
  • At least 8 years of postgraduate work experience
  • Significant professional experience, including disciplinary and/or budgetary responsibilities
  • Experience in an international work environment
  • Excellent command of the English language (TOEFL with a minimum score of 95, IELTS with a minimum score of 7.0, or equivalent)
  • The support of your employer and his or her permission to attend classes on workdays
  • The motivation to invest a substantial amount of time and effort into our highly challenging but also very rewarding Executive MBA program

Admissions Process

  • Step 1: First Contact

    If you meet the admissions criteria for the ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA program, please contact us either in person or via phone or e-mail. Discuss your professional objectives with our admissions team and receive a first feedback regarding a potential application.

  • Step 2: Open Day or Information Session

    We invite you to one of our Open Days or Information Sessions in Mannheim which are designed to help interested professionals get a very detailed idea of what it means to pursue an Executive MBA at ESSEC & Mannheim Business Schools. 

  • Step 3: Submission of Application Documents

    Once the admissions team has indicated you should hand in your application, you may apply.

    Download and fill out the application form.

    As part of the application, you will be asked to supply the following documents

    • two letters of reference (professional evaluations)
    • four typed personal essays (the essay topics can be found as item 11 in the application form)
    • company support form
    • copies of all previous degree(s), transcripts and diplomas
    • recent TOEFL scores (at least 95, no older than two years)
    • a digital color passport-sized photo

    A non-refundable application fee of € 150 must accompany your application.

  • Step 4: Screening of Application

    After your application has been submitted, it will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee, who will then invite selected candidates for an interview in Mannheim. 

  • Step 5: Selection Interview

    This interview gives us the opportunity to find out more about you and to answer any questions that you might still have.

  • Step 6: Admission Decision

    Within approximately one week after your selection interview, you will receive notification of whether or not you have been admitted into the program.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fee for the ESSEC & Mannheim Executive MBA program: to be announced.

Fees cover tuition, required books and other materials as well as accommodations during study trips. Airfare is not included. Participants and/or their companies are billed in installments in the course of program.

A non-refundable application fee of € 150 must accompany your application.

Early-Bird Discount

Early applicants can score a good deal even before starting: Applicants who have completed the application process by June 30 will receive an early-bird discount (tba) on the tuition fees.


Mannheim Business School offers a number of partial scholarships to outstanding candidates. Improve your chances by sending us your application as early as possible.

We will be pleased to advise you personally. Application on a separate form is required. In order to apply for one of the exclusive scholarships, please contact our Admissions Manager for the Executive MBA Programs, Nilgün Vatansever. She will send you the scholarship application form.

Below are the criteria for the MBS scholarships:

  • Scholarship for Outstanding Candidates

    • At least 10 years of postgradual work experience
    • At least 5 years of leadership/management experience
    • At least a position as team leader or project manager with subordinates
    • A broad international exposure (>24 months stay abroad, family background/native english-speaking, international work environment)
    • 100% self-funded, i.e. will not receive any financial support from employer
  • Scholarship for Women in Business

    This scholarship underlines Mannheim Business School's dedication to increase the number of women in executive positions. Women who can prove a track record of outstanding achievements in their professional lives or in respect of their social commitments can apply for this scholarship.

Contact Person

Nilgün Vatansever
Admissions Manager Executive MBA Programs
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consultation. We kindly ask you to check the information available on the webpage before getting in touch with
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  • ESSEC & MANNHEIM EMBA Application Form
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  • ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA Brochure
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  • ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA Reference Form
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  • ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA Company Support Form
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  • ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA Tax Tip
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  • Factsheet ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA (Part-Time)
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  • ESSEC & MANNHEIM EMBA Sample Schedule
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  • Guidelines for the Crediting of Professional Competencies
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  • Application Form for the Crediting of Professional Competencies
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  • Attachment for the Crediting of Professional Competencies
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