Mannheim Business School
|Location||Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
|Campus||Urban (Mannheim Palace)|
|Affiliations||University of Mannheim
Mannheim Business School (MBS) is the umbrella organization for management education at the University of Mannheim. The school offers three international MBA programs: the Mannheim Master of Business Administration (part-time and full-time), the ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA (weekend and modular) and the MANNHEIM & TONGJI Executive MBA. The Master of Accounting and Taxation program, open enrollment programs as well as tailored company programs complete the MBS portfolio. Its legal form is a gGmbH, a non-profit Ltd, whose shareholders are the Prechel Foundation and the University of Mannheim.
As of November 1, 2010, Jens Wüstemann is President of the school. President of the board of trustees is Kurt Bock, the Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF. The school is located in the city of Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg in Germany at Mannheim Palace, one of the largest baroque castles in Europe. International students at the school account for more than 55 percent. With class sizes ranging from a minimum of 40 participants in the Executive MBA programs to a maximum of 60 in the full-time MBA program, Mannheim Business School hosts a student body of 500 postgraduats on average.
Mannheim Business School is considered the best German and one of the leading European business schools by several national and international rankings. It is triple accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
The business school offers four international MBA programs: the Mannheim Master of Business Administration which can be absolved in both full or part-time, the Mannheim Executive MBA, the ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA and the MANNHEIM & TONGJI Executive MBA. Furthermore, a specialized master program in Accounting and Taxation, open enrollment programs as well as company tailored programs are available:
- Mannheim MBA (full-time, 12 month; part-time, 24 month)
- German track
- Eurasian track - Asian Partner Business Schools: National University of Singapore, Chinese University of Hong Kong, IIMB
- Transatlantic track - Transatlantic Partner Business Schools: Queen's University, Arizona State University, New York University
- European track - European Partner Business Schools: EADA, Warwick Business School, ESSEC
- Global track
- ESSEC & Mannheim Executive MBA
- modular (18 month)
- Mannheim Executive MBA
- weekend (18 month)
- Mannheim & Tongji Executive MBA
- modular format, duration flexible
- Mannheim Master of Accounting and Taxation (M.Sc.)
- Accounting Track (modular, 3 years)
- Taxation Track (modular, 3 years)
The admission to Mannheim's full-time MBA program was rated as the most selective in Europe, on par with the HEC Paris MBA and with an acceptance rate of only 20%. The average GPA of the 2015 cohort was 3.4, while the GMAT score was 671.
|Business school rankings|
- # 11 in the Global Financial Times Executive Education Ranking for Customized/Company Programs and # 1 in Germany (2016)
- Among the World's Top 30 Executive MBA Programs in the Ranking of the Economist and # 7 in Europe in (2015)
- Among the best Non-U.S. MBA Programs in the Ranking of Bloomberg Business Week (# 17 overall; 2016)
- # 49 in the Global Financial Times Full-time MBA Ranking (2016)
- # 38 in the Global MBA Ranking of the Economist and # 1 in Germany (2015) 
- Among the World's Top 20 Executive MBA Programs in the Global Green MBA Ranking of Corporate Knights, # 4 in Europe and # 1 in Germany (2015)
- Best German Business School
- Wirtschaftswoche (2002–2014, thirteen times in a row) - based on recommendations of German HR managers
- Capital (2004 and 2006) - based on recommendations of German HR managers
- CHE (2002, 2005 and 2008) - based on recommendations of German professors of business administration and student surveys
- Focus (2004, 2005 and 2007) - based on recommendations of German HR managers, professors of business administration, and other criteria
- Best German Professors of Business Administration (Handelsblatt 2014)
- # 1 Christian Homburg
- # 2 Martin Weber
- Best German full-time MBA Program
- # 9 in the European business school ranking of Handelsblatt/Karriere (2006)
- by far the best German business school in the ranking
Partnerships and cooperations
- University of Mannheim
- University of Mannheim Business School
- Mannheim Graduate School for Economics and Social Sciences
- Key facts about MBS
- Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2014
- Financial Times European Business School Ranking 2013
- Financial Times Master in Management Ranking 2013
- Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2013
- Financial Times Executive Education Ranking 2014
- Bloomberg Businessweek International Business School Ranking 2012
- Eduniversal Business School Ranking in Germany
- The Economist - Which MBA? Ranking 2013
- "The Most & Least Selective International Business Schools". poetsandquants.com. Retrieved 2015-11-02.
- "Global MBA Ranking". Financial Times. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-31.
- MBS ranking placements Archived 2008-03-05 at the Wayback Machine.