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Indisputably World-Class

There are some 10,000 business schools worldwide. Only the very best make it into the international MBA rankings. Mannheim Business School has firmly established itself as one of these elite schools and is among the top 70 in every single one of the major rankings.

European Business Schools Ranking

#1 in Germany // #15 overall

International MBA Ranking (Non U.S.)

#1 in Germany // #8 overall

International MBA Ranking (Non U.S.)

#1 in Germany // #14 overall

Global MBA Ranking (Which MBA?)

#1 in Germany // #39 overall

Ranking Highlights

Top 70 in all international business school rankings

Best German MBA program in the global MBA rankings of Financial Times, The Economist, Bloomberg Businessweek and Forbes

#1 in Germany in the international Bloomberg Businessweek MBA ranking (2017) in the category 'job placement' and #4 in the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking (2017) in the category 'employed at three months' 

Top 50 position for ten years in a row in the Economist MBA ranking (2018)

#1 worldwide in the Bloomberg Businessweek International MBA Ranking (2017) in the category 'job placement'

Best return on investment (ROI) worldwide in the QS Global MBA Ranking (2018/2019)

The two best German business professors (Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Christian Homburg and Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Martin Weber) are members of the Mannheim faculty according to the Handelsblatt research ranking

Among the top 10 in the Financial Times Masters in Management ranking (2018) in Marketing (#2) and Finance (#10)

Ranking results

  • Financial Times

    • #15 in the European Business Schools Ranking (December 2017)  
      • First appearance among the Top 15
      • #1 in Germany
    • #14 in the International Masters in Management Ranking (September 2018)
      • #1 in Germany 
      • #2 for Marketing
      • #10 for Economics
    • #33 in the Global Executive Education Ranking for Customised/Company Programs (May 2018)
    • Among the Top 60 in the Financial Times Global Executive MBA Ranking with two programs (October 2018)
      • #47 ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA
      • #52 MANNHEIM & TONGJI Executive MBA
      • Both programs among the Top 20 in the category 'international course experience'
    • #61 the Global MBA Ranking of the Financial Times (January 2018)
      • #1 in Germany
      • Top 10 in the categories 'international students' and 'international mobility' and 'employed at three months'
  • The Economist

    • #42 in the Which MBA? Ranking (October 2018)
      • #1 in Germany
      • #9 in Europe
    • #17 (ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA), #56 (Mannheim Executive MBA) and #58 (Mannheim & Tongji Executive MBA) in the Global Executive MBA Ranking (July 2018)
  • Forbes

    #8 in the International (Non U.S.) MBA Ranking (September 2017) as the only German business school in the ranking

  • Bloomberg Businessweek

    • #14 in the International MBA Ranking (December 2017)
      • #11 in Europe
      • #1 in Germany
      • #1 in the category 'job placement'
  • Times Higher Education

    #33 in the World University Rankings 2018/2019 for Business and Economics (#8 in Europe, #1 in Germany)

  • Other International Rankings

    • Top 15 in the QS Global Joint Executive MBA Ranking with two programs, best program of a German institution in the overall EMBA ranking (2018)
      • ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA #10 worldwide
      • MANNHEIM & TONGJI Executive MBA #14 worldwide
      • Mannheim Executive MBA #32 worldwide and #16 in Europe
    • Top 50 in the QS Global MBA Rankings (2018/2019)
      • #42 worldwide
      • #17 in Europe
      • #1 in Germany
    • #18 in the Global MBA Ranking of América Economía (2018)
      • #9 in Europe
      • #1 in Germany
    • #24 in the Global Better World MBA Ranking of Corporate Knights (2017)
      • #9 in Europe
      • #1 in Germany
    • #35 in the Global MBA Ranking of Expansión (2018)
      • #10 in Europe
      • #1 in Germany
    • #18 in the Global Executive MBA Ranking of Expansión (2018)
      • #7 in Europe
      • #2 in Germany
  • National Rankings

    • Handelsblatt Business Administration Research Ranking (December 2014)
      • #1 in Germany: Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Christian Homburg
      • #2 in Germany: Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Martin Weber
    • Wirtschaftswoche University Ranking
      • #1 in Business Administration for 14 times in a row (2002 - 2014) and in 2016 and 2018
      • based on recommendations of German HR managers

MANNHEIM BUSINESS SCHOOL (MBS)

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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