Between now and the start of your Mannheim Part-Time MBA journey lies your application. So take the next step! A good way to get in touch with us and prepare to submit your documents is by taking part in one of our online or in-person information events. To clarify open questions and get initial feedback on your profile, you can arrange a personal counselling session with the admissions manager.
Learning with and from one another is a central component of the Mannheim Part-Time MBA. Thus, we constantly seek people who enjoy enriching the group by sharing their competences, experiences and commitment. Our standards are and always will be exacting in order to ensure an ideal learning experience for all participants.
The formal criteria at a glance
Dr. Benito Campos, Saribek Karapetyan and Gaurav Sinha, Co-Founders of Visual Abstract, Mannheim Part-Time MBA Class of 2020
“For our application, we focused on showcasing our leadership skills, professional achievements, and motivations for wanting to do the MBA. We reached out to current participants and alumni, who were more than willing to share their experiences and provide valuable advice. Their insights helped us align our expectations and tailor our application effectively. Our first contact with the admissions manager and the MBS team was very warm and welcoming. They seemed genuinely interested in our profiles and career aspirations. They were also transparent about the program and its rigorous demands, which gave us a clear idea of what to expect.”
We decided to apply for the MBS Part-Time MBA because we believed in the power of lifelong learning and wanted to balance our existing careers with further academic and personal growth. The flexibility of the part-time program, the international reputation of Mannheim Business School, and its strong focus on entrepreneurship particularly appealed to us. Besides being home to Germany’s premier business school, Mannheim has been Germany’s hotspot for B2B startups and in some current rankings the startup climate was number one in the country, surpassing other startup hubs like Berlin and Munich. Next Mannheim is also one of the largest and best organized startup ecosystems. For the three of us, Mannheim was the natural choice.
For our application, we focused on showcasing our leadership skills, professional achievements, and motivations for wanting to do the MBA. We reached out to current participants and alumni, who were more than willing to share their experiences and provide valuable advice. Their insights helped us align our expectations and tailor our application effectively.
Our first contact with the admissions manager and the MBS team was very warm and welcoming. They seemed genuinely interested in our profiles and career aspirations. They were also transparent about the program and its rigorous demands, which gave us a clear idea of what to expect.
Receiving the acceptance notification was a thrilling moment. We felt that the MBA would open many doors for us but that it would also “close” doors in ways that we could not yet fully grasp: It would inevitably shape our path. In addition, we saw it as a validation of our hard work and potential, and it also marked the beginning of a new exciting chapter in our lives.
MBS has been incredibly successful in bringing together some of the brightest talents who are also great team players and good comrades. Walking into our class for the first time was a mix of nervousness and excitement. Seeing the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of our classmates, we knew that we were going to learn as much from them as from the program itself.
The program was filled with numerous highlights and challenges. Some highlights included working on real-world business problems, engaging in stimulating debates, and forming close bonds with our classmates. The most challenging moments were usually associated with balancing the demanding coursework with our professional responsibilities, but overcoming these hurdles was a rewarding experience in itself.
Founding our own company was something we had aspired to, and the program definitely reinforced that decision. The Mannheim startup ecosystem felt like a natural extension of the Mannheim Business School environment: MBS and the Mannheim startup ecosystem provided us with invaluable resources such as access to funding, accelerator programs and potential customers. This support system played a crucial role in getting our business off the ground.
The Mannheim Part-Time MBA has been instrumental in our professional and personal development. It not only equipped us with the tools and knowledge needed to run a successful business but also instilled a sense of resilience, strategic thinking, and ethical responsibility. It expanded our network and introduced us to diverse industries, which have been beneficial in our current roles. As #Mannheimerforlife we always had the unique opportunity to leverage Mannheim Business School’s powerful brand and network. Some of our professors still mentor us to this date, long after graduation and have been instrumental in shaping our business model.
When we started our MBA journey, we could understand the value of the MBS Network but now, we can fully appreciate it. The MBS Network has been an essential part of our journey. It provides ongoing support, learning opportunities, and connections that transcend our time in the classroom. On a personal level, it has given us lifelong friendships. Professionally, it's an immense resource for new business opportunities, partnerships, and insights. We consider it an indispensable part of our success. It speaks highly of Mannheim Business School that, even in times of pandemic and hard competition on the business school market, it has not diluted its prestigious “Mannheimer for life” brand.
Excited? This is where it all begins. Fill out the Mannheim Part-Time MBA application form and ask your referee to fill out the reference form. Send all the required documents to the Admissions Manager. You can find a checklist of everything you need to include with the application form.
The Admissions Committee will review your application as a whole. If your application package is convincing enough, we will want to get to know you personally. In the first interview, you will then get the opportunity to introduce yourself and explain your motivation for pursuing the Mannheim Part-Time MBA more fully.
We want to make sure of two things: that the brightest minds join the class and that they are also the right fit for the program and our Mannheim Network in general. This is why the next step is an online group interview where you will join a group of fellow applicants and two members of our Part-Time MBA Alumni Board. Here you can show how capable you are of learning from and working with your peers. This is also a great opportunity to network with our alumni and your potential classmates!
The Admissions Committee will consider all of the interviews and application documents and notify you of their decision within two weeks. If you are selected to join the next cohort, you will receive the admission notification and contract to sign and return. Your MBA journey is about to begin!
Since we have a monthly admission process, you may submit your application for the next program starting in September 2024 in the last week of the month between November 2023 and June 2024.
We offer two early-bird reductions: If you apply by January 31, you will benefit from a €4,500 reduction of your tuition fee. If you apply by April 30, the reduction will be €2,000.
The application fee is €150 (non-refundable).
You can study the Mannheim Part-Time MBA for €1,350/month. *
* This is the current early-bird price for applications received by April 30, 2024, and includes an early-bird discount of €2,000. The price is based on 24 monthly installments. Other payment options are available. For more information, please contact Ms. Siebler. The monthly payment option is available for participants with a permanent employment contract in the European Union only. A down payment of €8,500 must be paid no later than three weeks after the official notification of admission. The total (standard) tuition fee without any discounts is € 42,500.
Many countries allow tuition for an MBA program and related expenses such as travel costs to count as tax-deductible expenses. Find out more here.
Private loans that cover education expenses are available from many banks. We recommend that you contact your local bank to explore your options.
Brain Capital’ Generation Contract is another model to finance your studies. Under the contract, you can focus on your studies without having to worry about finances. It covers tuition fees and living expenses. Read more about the terms and conditions, and how to apply for a loan on the Brain Capital website.
Mannheim Business School offers a number of partial scholarships to outstanding candidates. In order to apply for a scholarship, you need to submit a complete application and ace the first interview with the Admissions Manager. Please note that a minimum GMAT score of 600 or equivalent GRE score is recommended to apply for a scholarship.
Outstanding in this case refers to several achievements and desirable characteristics such as an excellent educational and professional background, a high GMAT score, international working experience, language skills and social engagement. In addition, your performance throughout our selection process will highly contribute to the final scholarship amount.
This scholarship emphasizes Mannheim Business School’s commitment to increase the number of women in executive positions. Any woman with a proven track record of outstanding achievements in her professional life or social commitments can apply for this scholarship.
In Germany, employees usually have the right to Bildungsurlaub, a period of paid leave granted to take part in educational programs. These programs are accredited by Germany’s individual federal states. Mannheim Business School has been accredited by the states of Baden-Württemberg and North-Rhine Westphalia. In some states, MBS has to apply for selected modules while some others automatically approve of educational events that have been approved in another state. Only Bavaria and Saxony do not have legislation for paid educational leave.
If you are a participant in one of our part-time MBA or EMBA programs, you may be eligible to apply for five days’ paid leave per year, depending on where your company is based. The rules and application deadlines differ widely in each state, so make sure to inform yourself and apply early. Find more information (in German) here.