Business Administration European Management

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Deadline: Jul 15, 2025
StudyQA ranking:6760 Duration:4 years
We have been offering the MBA programme "European Management" since 1990. No other postgraduate programme in business studies takes into account the specific demands of the European economic area to such a degree as the MBA degree available in Saarbrücken. This is because of its subject foci, its internationally renowned lecturers, its international students and its contacts.
Managing with(in) Europe is our vision:
Gain an interdisciplinary understanding of the economic, political, legal and cultural basics of European integration. Learn the skills and abilities needed to lead companies with dealings with(in) Europe.
On the one hand, "Managing with(in) Europe" means all operational and strategic activities necessary for companies working within Europe. On the other hand, "Managing with(in) Europe" relates to the challenge for companies outside of Europe to do business with Europe.
We offer the following courses: International Management, Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility, European Economics, European Law, European Politics, International Accounting, International/Corporate Finance, Marketing and Management in Emerging Countries, International Human Resource Management, Cross-Cultural Management, International Controlling, Service Management, Consumer Behaviour, Entrepreneurship, International Retailing & Logistics.
Teamwork and leadership training play an important role in qualifying top European leaders. Therefore, our students have the opportunity to work on case studies in each class. In workshops, students improve both key competencies and soft skills such as leadership, business behaviour, presentation techniques and team building.
Our programme features high-transfer orientation, case studies, guest lectures and panel discussions. "Learning in action" also includes international study weeks- for instance, in England and Switzerland in 2016.
Practitioners from international institutions and companies lecture on topical issues and share their professional experience. Managers from major companies regularly invite our students to visit their manufacturing facilities and share their insights into European management.
Saarbrücken is located at the border triangle of France-Luxembourg-Germany.
Enjoy the cosmopolitan flair of Saarbrücken in the heart of the European Union!

Educational organisation

The programme comprises 15 compulsory study units and is completed by a final thesis to be prepared within three months for full-time students and within six months for part-time students. Each course week lasts from Monday to Friday and ends with an examination. Our full-time programme can be completed in one year. Part-time students are able to extend the programme to a maximum of four years. Upon completion of their studies, successful students are awarded the title of MBA.

Study abroad unit(s)

For example in 2015-16:
International week in Sheffield, United Kingdom
International week in Fribourg, Switzerland

Forms of assessment

Apart from the written exam (see above), further examination elements are e.g. group work (case studies), presentation of papers, participation in class, simulations and oral examinations.

Course objectives

Our programme offers ambitious graduates as well as motivated practitioners from around the world the opportunity to prepare themselves for the challenges of tomorrow. At the MBA School of Saarland University, students acquire solid management training, after which the successful candidates are awarded the title of MBA.

Language requirements

Fluency in the English language is indispensable. Applicants from non-English-speaking countries must present appropriate evidence.
The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is used as the standard here: the score must be minimum of 500 (paper-based test), 173 (computer-based test), or 61 (Internet-based test).
The GMAT is also required.

Academic requirements

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree (minimum: Bachelor's/Master's/240 ECTS). Furthermore, applicants should have professional experience (of at least one year after graduation).
Additionally, TOEFL and GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) are required.

Enrolment fees

Approx. 204 EUR per semester, including a semester ticket covering public transport in the Saarbrücken area

Costs of living

About 800 EUR per month to cover personal expenses (incl. accommodation)

Job opportunities

Contact career service on campus.

Funding opportunities within the university


Arrival support

The International Office provides support in finding accommodation and registering with the university and the residence authority. It also organises social and intercultural tutoring.

Services and support for international students

Service and support is given by the International Office and the study coordinator.


The International Office helps students find accommodation. Rooms and apartments are affordable and relatively easy to find.
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