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MBA International Management. For Military Officers and Professionals.

“In the MBA International Management for officers and professionals I learned to set ambitious but realistic goals and to pursue these goals rigorously. The MBA showed me different doors into the world of work in civilian life, even opening some of them. Finally I obtained the necessary knowledge and information to go through the right doors and achieve my ambitions.”

Christian Ahrens, Manager MHP - A Porsche Company, MBA graduate 2016

Why study MBA International Management?

… because it teaches military and civilian professionals business skills at the highest level and prepares them purposefully and comprehensively for a career in business.

... because it is the only MBA programme that is based on the situation of officers and is therefore adapted to officers and not vice versa.

... because on the way to a civilian career in international management it closes the gaps regarding content between the first degree and the challenges of the civilian economy.

... because it is adapted in terms of time to the demands and uncertainties of military service or a different profession.

Key facts

Length of course

2 yearsand 5 months, fast track: 1 year and 8 months

Place of study

Munich, Hamburg, Cologne

Beginning of course

1 January

Application deadline

15 October

It is possible to join an ongoing programme.

Language of instruction

German/English 50/50

Foreign languages





Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The academic degree is awarded as a joint degree by ESB Business School, Reutlingen University and the University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich



Discount of 20% for members of the Federal Armed Forces (15.800,-)

Funding by the vocational training service of the Federal Armed Forces (Berufsförderungsdienst der Bundeswehr, BFD)

Admission requirements

• Successfully completed first degree (university of applied sciences or university), all fields of study

• At least two years of professional experience (eg. active service in the Federal Armed Forces)

• Good English language skills

• Motivation and personal aptitude (application interview)

Available places

According to demand

This degree programme deals with questions such as...

… how do I lead a company to success?

… what are the tasks a manager should expect in general management and in functional areas such as marketing, HR or logistics?

… how can I capitalise on my experience as an officer in the civilian economy?  

… how can I use my professional experience to get started as a manager?

… how do I develop international strategies?

… how do I control international business processes?

… how do I work efficiently in an intercultural environment?

Perspectives: Careers & opportunities

Typical industries/lines of business

  • Manufacturing companies
  • Consultancy companies

 Typical corporate areas

  • International Marketing and Sales
  • International Finance and Control
  • International Consulting and Leadership
  • International Supply Chain Management


ESB Business School is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Worldwide only five percent of all business schools bear this seal of quality. The AACSB is the largest accreditation organisation in the world with demanding quality requirements in relation to training and research at business schools.

The MBA International Management für Offiziere-programme follows the quality standards of ACQUIN (read more).

News & Events

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23.03.2024 - 23.03.2024: Graduation Ceremony of ESB Business School March 2024

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This programme is offered in cooperation with the Knowledge Foundation @ Reutlingen University.

AACSB accredited

For further information please also visit the website of the MBA International Management. For Military Officers and Professionals