Berlin MBA

  • Degree
    Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Type of study
    Full-time study
  • Standard period of study
    15 months
  • Commencement of studies
  • Credits (ECTS)
  • Language of instruction
  • Department / Central Institute
    Berlin Professional School

Degree programme

The Berlin MBA has been developed for ambitious executives who are keen to address the challenges of responsible management in a global context. The core modules teach basic general management skills - such as marketing, HR, strategy, finance and accounting. The seminars are enriched by the diversity of our students with their different professional experience and backgrounds. Interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving are formulated, while cross-sector and interdepartmental thinking is developed. You can pursue your individual interests and professional focal points in a variety of ways: when selecting your elective modules, during integrated study visits or when writing your final Master's thesis.

For extensive information about our programme see the website of the Berlin Professional School

Professional field

The Berlin MBA qualifies graduates with professional experience for international, cross-sector leadership or consultancy roles. Regardless of whether you want to expand your current leadership role, assume management tasks within your company in future or completely change the direction of your professional career, our management training will open up new job and promotion opportunities

Degree structure

The Berlin MBA programme is divided into three sections: traditional general management core modules, specific elective modules and Master's thesis. Individual interests can be pursued in our wide range of elective modules and integrated study visits. The final Master's thesis is designed as a company project and aims to focus on the specific application of the interdisciplinary linking of the content covered on the MBA programme. You will have to demonstrate your understanding of the modules in one or more ways, such as examinations, homework, individual and group presentations.

Core modules:

  • Coping with a Complex Environment
  • Managing Core Processes
  • Managing Human Ressources
  • Accounting and Managing Value
  • Managing Financial Ressources
  • Managing Marketing
  • Formulating Strategy
  • Developing your Leadership Personality
  • Doing Business in Germany
  • International Management

Elective modules:

  • Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking
  • Digital Business and Technology Management
  • Consulting and Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Finance
  • Sustainable Business Leadership
  • Completed university degree
  • Three years post-graduate work experience
  • GMAT is strongly recommended for Non-EU applicants
  • Very good knowledge of English (minimum scores - TOEFL: cbt 213 points or ibt 79 points; IELTS: 6.5 points)

Each year, applications are accepted from 1 December. We recommend applying early as admissions are made on a rolling basis depending on suitability. 25 places are assigned annually for the programme start in September.

Application Process

If you meet the entry requirements and are interested in applying for the Berlin Full-Time MBA, please use our online application tool:

You will be asked to upload the following documents during the application process:

  • Copy of your undergraduate university degree and transcript of records
  • Proof of work experience (e.g. job confirmation)
  • Letter of motivation, including your professional goals
  • Certificate of English language skills (e.g. TOEFL certificates)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of your passport or ID
  • Certificates of English language competence (e.g. TOEFL certificates)

Please submit formally certified copies only.

Certificates and other documents which are not in English nor in German must be translated into one of these languages. Translations must be formally certified and attached to the documents.

If you are applying from a non-European country, you will need to allow for the time to have your visa processed (approx. 4-6 months).


The Berlin MBA programme is accredited by the Akkreditierungsrat, Association of MBAs (AMBA) and by FIBAA – Foundation for International Business Administration.

Fees and grants

  • Tuition fees

    Tuition fees are required for this degree programme.

Guidance for prospective students

Berlin Professional School
Stefanie Ehrentraut
Program Coordination Berlin MBA Full-Time