There are several options out there if you’re thinking about studying for an online MBA in Germany, with two fully online course and some business schools offering a blended mode of tuition, with time spent on campus and modules studied for online. Most programs are delivered in English and some can be taken in German, so proficiency in your chosen language will have to be proven with an English proficiency test. Beuth University of Applied Sciences runs an MBA Renewables course which is taught in English with options for blended and fully online learning. Other universities in Germany offering a blended study MBA are the European University in Munich, Wissenschaftliche Hochschule Lahr, SRH FernHochschule Riedlingen and West Saxon University of Applied Sciences in Zwickau.

MBA Renewables, Beuth University of Applied Sciences

This fully online MBA is a niche course for those keen to take a management position in the ever-growing renewable energy industry. Both technical employees and non-technicians will dramatically boost their career prospects with an MBA in renewable energy to their name, and although the course is tailored to this specific industry, students will improve their general business and leadership skills as well as learning the crucial interrelation of economics and politics for commercial success. £11,500.

Job roles for an MBA Renewables graduate

  • Production of Components
  • Project Development and Implementation
  • Project Financing and Consultancy
  • Governmental and NGOs
  • Utilities, Grid Operators, Regulators

MBA International Business Online, European University Munich Campus

Germany’s other fully online MBA is a more traditional and generic course than the former and requires three weeks on campus throughout its year-long duration. There’s also the option to spend one whole semester on-site and to study the second and third semesters from home if you fancy a taste of the campus experience.

The EU online MBA also offers students plenty of chances to attend conferences, industrial visits and face-to-face tutorials, which is another reason to study an online MBA in your home country – to make use of the flexibility of home study as well as the practical work experience and networking opportunities offered by your institution. Studying partly on campus or taking advantage of trips and socials with full-time students won’t affect the overall cost of the course, which is around £15,650.

Enrolment is a rolling process throughout the year, and that’s just another perk of studying online – terms start when you decide and lectures happen when you have the time. The course closely follows the EU University’s campus MBA program which is ranked 35th in the world and results in the exact same Master’s degree on completion.

MBA, SRH FernHochschule Riedlingen

A truly flexible MBA ideal for those living in or close to Hiedelberg, the course is made up of optional weekend lectures at uni plus e-modules studied from home, and online classroom attendance. All course content on the Mobile MBA (as it’s commonly known) can be accessed via an iPad, which is provided to all students at the start of the course. Learning is achieved through podcasts, videos and online texts.

What makes this course ideal for those living in the vicinity is that each semester is rounded off with an intensive five day stay at university where students attend lectures, spend time with professors and meet up with fellow students. This is also the point at which exams are taken. This sort of blended study arrangement offers students the best of both worlds – the chance to continue working whilst studying at times suitable to each individual. The contact time in university and with fellow students makes the course less detached than fully online options, giving students the option to network and socialise with as well as support one another through the program.

Skills Taught: Analysing and understanding, deciding and managing, controlling and communicating, conclusion and perspectives.

Optional modules: HR Management, Marketing

German MBA Fees Comparison

Course and InstitutionCosts
Beuth University of Applied Sciences, MBA Renewables£11,500 / EUR 14,000
European University in Munich, MBA£15,650 / EUR 19,000
Wissenschaftliche Hochschule Lahr, MBA General Management£9,900 / EUR 12,000
SRH FernHochschule Riedlingen, MBA£15,600 / EUR 19,000
West Saxon University of Applied Sciences in Zwickau, MBA International Business£6,000 / EUR 7,000