Personal & Leadership Development

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An Executive MBA program at Mannheim Business School goes way beyond the pure imparting of knowledge. We know what executives need to succeed and it is our aim to prepare you adequately for these demands. Thus, we do not only look at all subjects of the program from a leadership perspective, but have also put together an holistic offer for you, which allows you to grow as a leader. Additionally, the experts of our Career Development Team are pleased to assist you in planning your further career at any time.



Be the Leader you can be

Leadership challenges in modern business vary from the level of “captaincy” of a small team to the stewardship of a multi-national corporation. Developing your leadership skills remains one of the keys to succeeding in a high-level position. This program provides a framework and sufficient time for self-reflection, and helps you progressively develop these skills through team building exercises, group coaching and an experiential outdoor leadership training with coaches who all have extensive military experience. By the end of the program, you will have gained a greater understanding of yourself, your values and skill sets with the end goal of becoming a more effective leader. 



Planning the next Stage of your Career

Planning for the next stage of your career requires knowing yourself, your competitive strengths and how to capitalize on professional opportunities. The ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA program includes the Career Advancement Track which provides you with confidence and practical skills necessary to move your career forward. Discuss your career plans in individual sessions with our trained coaches and learn how to increase your visibility within your organization and online by joining our practical workshops. Make use of the numerous and varied networking events to engage in lasting contacts with company representatives who come to share their experience.


Additional Elements

  • Mannheim Series for Executives

    The Mannheim Series for Executives (MSE), which replace the Personal Development Days, are a special offer to our current EMBA participants and EMBA alumni. Twice a year, in January and July, we ask you to join us for exciting one-day seminars on current topics and evergreens, that will open your eyes for new opportunities and perspectives in regards to your personal development as a professional. In order to give you greater flexibility and reduce pressure during the EMBA program, the MSEs are a non-mandatory offer, and you can decide whether you want to attend during your program or after graduation.



  • Team Work and Coaching

    The majority of content and projects are acquired and dealt with in Multi-Competence Teams (MCT). Working in these highly diverse groups will encourage you to reflect on your perspectives and leadership style and allows you to gain further intercultural experience. This unique learning experience will be enhanced by team coaching sessions with professional coaches.


  • Individual Coaching (optional)

    Coaches from our vast and high-quality network will be pleased to support you.

Contact Person

Nilgün Vatansever
Admissions Manager Executive MBA Programs


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.


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