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You are not only curious, but convinced that the Mannheim MBA is the right choice to take your career to the next level? You do not only want to prepare yourself professionally for future management challenges, but also develop on a personal level in an international and demanding environment? If this is the case, we look forward to receiving your application!

The program starts every September, but since there are only limited places available, we strongly recommend getting in contact with us as early as possible.

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Admission Criteria

Learning with and from each other is a central component of the Mannheim MBA. Thus, we constantly seek personalities who enjoy enriching the group with their competences, experiences, and commitment.

The formal criteria at a glance:

  • an internationally recognized academic degree in any discipline (at least a Bachelor’s) – successful candidates will typically possess a min. B+ average in their undergraduate degree, then
  • at least 3 years of postgraduate working experience
  • leadership potential
  • international experience
  • fluency in English (TOEFL with a minimum score of 95, IELTS with a minimum score of 7.0, or equivalent)
  • GMAT/GRE necessary (a minimum GMAT score of 600 or equivalent GRE score is recommended. From a GMAT score of 650 or an equivalent GRE score, Mannheim Business School will grant you a reduction of €200 to acknowledge your good performance! Please note that this only applies if you are admitted to the MBA program.)*
  • knowledge of the German language is not an admission requirement; however, we strongly encourage international participants to start taking German language courses prior to the program start.

Admissions Process

  • Step 1: Start your Application

    Fill out the Mannheim MBA Application Form and send it together with the required documents to MBS, incl. an evidence of payment for the application fee (€ 130). Bank information and payment options can be found here. Your referees need to fill out the Reference Form and send it directly to the Admissions Manager. Your letter of motivation should not exceed one page (approximately 500 words).

  • Step 2: First Selection Interview and Case Study

    The Admissions Committee will take a holistic view at your application.

    There will be a personal or web-based interview with the Admissions Manager.

    A successful first interview is followed by a case study work at home.

  • Step 3: Final Interview

    Interview with Program Management.

    An admissions decision will be made based on the evaluation of your application package and the selection interview within two weeks

  • Step 4: Admission

    Receive the admission notification and contract.

    Sign and return the admission contract to Mannheim Business School.

Tuition Fees

The current course fee is € 39.500.

Please note that the tuition fee at Mannheim Business School includes case studies, copies and course materials at MBS. Furthermore, you will have full access to our IT infrastructure, including wireless LAN and our intranet as well as to all additional university services, including the library and its various databases, the gymnasium, the cafeteria and student clubs. Finally, your tuition fees will also cover German language courses, coffee breaks as well as some extracurricular programs and trips.

The fee does not include transportation, accommodation and living costs.

In-demand additional qualification at a reduced price: If you choose the Management Analytics Certificate in the optional fifth term, you pay only € 6,000 (plus VAT) extra instead of the regular fee of € 12,000 (plus VAT).

The application fee is € 130 (non-refundable).

Please note that a first downpayment of € 8,500 is due one week after the admissions contract was signed by the participant. Furthermore, 50% of the tuition fee should be paid before program start. There is also an option to get a further reduction of €500 if you pay your tuition fee upfront.

Application Deadlines and Early Bird Offer

Intake 2020

The program starts in September with an online term and in January with classes on campus. Due to our rolling admission process, it is still possible to apply for the intake 2020 until November 30th. Please get in touch with the Admission Manager before you submit your application documents. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis until we have selected the optimum cohort. Since there are only limited places available, we strongly encourage you to apply as early as possible.

Early Bird Intake 2021

If you apply by the first early bird reduction deadline (November 30th), you will benefit from a € 3,000 reduction of your tuition fee. Your tuition fee will be reduced by € 1,000 if you apply by the second early bird reduction deadline (March 31st).


At Mannheim Business School, a range of scholarships are available to successful applicants to help you finance your MBA. Mannheim Business School offers a number of partial scholarships to outstanding candidates. Improve your chances by sending us your application as early as possible.

When and how to apply:

The scholarship application forms are available upon request. We can only send you the scholarship application form after you have sent in your complete application documents and after you have successfully mastered the first interview round with the Admissions Manager.

Below are the criteria for the MBS scholarships:

MBS Network Scholarship

We are happy to announce that we will award a new scholarship to one successful MBA applicant this year: the MBS Network Scholarship. This newly established scholarship of € 10,000 comes from our network of Mannheimers, since half of the sum is made up of the small fee our participants and alumni have paid for our network club events over the last year. The other half is contributed by MBS. The alumni network vote decided that this year, a future Mannheim Full-Time MBA participant should get the scholarship.

Therefore, if you are applying for the Mannheim Full-Time MBA and want to be considered for this scholarship, please get in touch with our admission manager to get the MBS Network Scholarship application form and apply by 30 June 2020. Our Chapter Ambassadors will then make the final selection and decision.

  • Scholarship For The Most Outstanding Candidate

    Outstanding in this case stands for several achievements, clear motivation and characteristics, such as an excellent educational and professional background. Furthermore, a high score in GMAT or GRE and TOEFL or IELTS (if appropriate), international working experience with excellent foreign language skills (e.g. min. German at B2 level) and social engagement. You should also bring something really unique to the classroom. Your performance and creativity throughout our selection process highly contributes to the final outcome.

    Scholarship amount: €7,000. A decision whether you have been successful in obtaining this scholarship will not be made before June 2020.

  • Scholarship for Excellent Candidates

    Excellent in this case stands for several achievements, clear motivation and characteristics, such as an excellent educational and professional background, a high GMAT score, international working experience, foreign language skills and social engagement. 

    Please note that the scholarship amount is modest (€1,000 - €2,000) and awarded on a competitive basis. A decision whether you have been successful in obtaining this scholarship will not be made before June 2020.

  • 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.

    Please note that the scholarship amount is modest (€1,000 - €2,000) and awarded on a competitive basis.  A decision whether you have been successful in obtaining a scholarship will not be made before June 2020.

Prodigy Finance Loan Program for International Students

Prodigy Finance offers community-funded loans to international students at the world’s top business schools and universities, including Mannheim Business School.

Accepted students into the full-time MBA program are eligible to apply for a loan with Prodigy Finance. Further requirement: You must be travelling abroad for your education.

Interest rates vary depending on individual applicants. See more detail about the terms and conditions, and how to apply for a loan on Prodigy’s website.

Prodigy Finance Loan Benefits

•    150 nationalities are eligible to apply
•    Competitive interest rates
•    No co-signer or collateral required
•    No repayments while you study
•    Loan amounts are based on applicants’ individual affordability
•    Online process

Prodigy Finance Ltd is incorporated in the United Kingdom (Company Number 05912562) and registered with the Office of the Information Commissioner (Reg. No. Z9851854). Prodigy Finance Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, and entered on the Financial Services Register under firm registration number 612713. Prodigy's registered address is Palladium House 1-4 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7LD

Contact Person

Sofia Syed Nasir
Admissions Manager Mannheim Full-Time MBA
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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.