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Studying MBA

Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally recognised, prestigious postgraduate degree that prepares students to take up leadership and management positions in public, private and charity sectors. Most MBA courses provide students with grounding in core subjects like accounting and finance, economics, marketing and operations and offer opportunities to specialise in areas like international business, human resources and strategic marketing and communications.

Most courses require you to complete a semester-long internship or project. This is a great chance to gain relevant work experience and build a professional network in Germany.

Some of the most sought-after universities, colleges and institutes in Germany are:

  • Gisma Business School
  • Berlin School of Business & Innovation
  • European Business School
  • International University Of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef (IUBH)
  • New European College

Salary and Career Prospects

Upon graduation, MBA graduates find employment with banks (Deutsche Bank, HSBC), accountancy and professional services consultancies (EY, KPMG) and in management and business operations roles at technology (Apple, Siemens), engineering (Airbus, Volkswagen), retail and hospitality companies (Aldi, Hilton) and government departments.

Some of the roles they take up are Finance Manager, Business Analyst, Business Integration Manager, Business Operations Manager and HR Manager.

Salaries vary based on job role, industry, experience, qualifications, skills and location. As a guide, business and management professionals earn around €60,000 a year (48 lakhs INR).

Why study in Germany?

Germany is a popular study destination for international students. Some German universities are several centuries old and are held in high esteem across the world. The country is popular for its engineering and business courses.

German economy is among the largest in both Europe and the world. The economy is powered mainly by automobile and manufacturing sectors and the country is home to premium brands like Volkswagen, BMW and Audi. Frankfurt and Berlin are major business and commerce hubs that host a wide range of multinational companies, including technology companies (Apple, Siemens) and banks (Deutsche Bank, HSBC). With its breathtakingly beautiful scenery, iconic monuments and palaces, museum and arts and culture scene, Germany is also a popular tourist destination.

German is the national language, although people living in big cities can speak English to varying degrees of fluency.

International graduates are able to apply for a post-study work permit lasting up to 18 months.

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