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MBA European Management

Degree awarded
MBA (Master of Business Administration)

Universität des Saarlandes, EIABM / Europa-Institut, Sektion Wirtschaftswissenschaft, Campus, Building A5.4, 1. Floor, Room 1.07, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany

+49 (0) 681 / 302 – 2553

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Type of course
Full-time and part-time degree programme

Language of tuition

Length of course
1 year (full-time)
Up to 4 years (part-time)

Date of commencement
Part-time: At any time
Full-time: October

Application deadline
Part-time: Application always possible
Full-time: July, 15; Late registration is possible until September, 30

Class size
Maximum of 30 students

Cost / fees
12.000€ (full-time) 14.500€ (part-time) + approx. 250€ semester fees. All students are entitled to a Student ID Card which gives them free access to local public transport.

Student grants / Financial assistance
Available from various institutions

The University´s Welcome Centre assists with finding accommodation.

Major recruiters of graduates of our programmes
Our MBA graduates hold highly sought-after management positions in leading companies in Europe and across the world. Recruiters are European and international companies as well as international governments and administrations.

Exchange partner schools
IIFT/ India

Student profile
1. Ratio of National / International students – 23/77%
2. Ratio of Men / Women - 54/46%
3. Age range - Average age of participants: 33,5 years

Programme Directors
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bastian Popp
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andrea Gröppel-Klein

Contact details for application
Julia Senni, M.A., Programme Manager
Claudia Jamhour, Secretary
Saarland University
EIABM / Europa-Institut
Postfach 15 11 50
66041 Saarbrücken
Telephone +49 (0) 681 / 302 – 2553
Email: info(at)

Saarland University, Europa-Institut
Sektion Wirtschaftswissenschaft / EIABM (European Institute for Advanced Behavioural Management)

MBA European Management

The MBA programme European Management at the EIABM (European Institute for Advanced Behavioural Management) at Saarland University has been teaching state-of-the-art scientific management skills for more than 30 years. It is the oldest university MBA programme in all of Germany.

The programme focuses on Europe and International Management with an emphasis on behavioural marketing and management. The focus is set on the behaviour of people and markets. From the winterterm 2024/25, the MBA programme offers a new exciting elective area in the field of “Entrepreneurship”: In addition to the long-standing successfully established focus on Behavioural Management, the institute now presents 5 new specialised courses. The new focus on Entrepreneurship offers all those interested in continuing education at the highest level in the field of innovative specialist knowledge for business start-ups and leadership skills in the field of entrepreneurship, the opportunity to acquire the latest findings from science and practice. On top of that, with the internationally renowned degree MBA European Management, all participants qualify for leading management positions on the international job market.

The MBA aims at different target groups: International graduates, practitioners, entrepreneurs and scientists/academics who want to make the leap from academia into business.

The programme offers flexibility with full-time and part-time options, enabling students to engage in both studies and work. The modular approach allows for tailored study structures, accommodating diverse student needs.

MBA students acquire specialist knowledge in all areas of modern business management, which is covered in 15 courses in six modules. These include Management Basics, European Basics, Financial Management, Marketing & Management, Operations Management and Behavioural Management. At the end of the programme, students write a Master Thesis on an innovative and relevant topic in management and marketing research.

The entire curriculum of the MBA programme is offered exclusively in English. All courses can also be booked individually as certified individual courses. The 15 courses are taught as block courses usually from Wednesday to Saturday. Up to 3 of these courses run as international study weeks at other European partner universities abroad.

Students at the EIABM come from all over the world. On their way to taking the lead in global teams, they learn the necessary basics of modern management in the MBA programme: economic, legal and political strategies as well as essential intercultural aspects through discussions and case studies.

Field trips, lectures, case studies, and company visits to the Institute's European partner universities offer students the opportunity to deepen and apply theoretical knowledge and to interact with international students, practitioners and scholars. The programme is very practice-focused, state-of-the-art teaching methods such as interactive case studies, team work and real-life examples enhance the study experience. Students get valuable insights into the industrial world on various company visits and networking events with experts from the business world which offer them excellent opportunities to start building up their career networks for their successful futures right from the beginning.

Courses are taught by renowned professors from Saarland University as well as from other recognized universities in Germany and other European countries. EIABM chooses their lecturers very carefully from the elite range of leading experts in their fields.

A high degree of practical relevance and internationality, both of the study programme and of the students, state-of-the-art scientific application, practical and professional orientation, interdisciplinarity, an individual qualification profile and the teaching of responsible action at the heart of the programme guarantee an excellent qualification at the highest level. EIABM's industry connections and knowledge transfer initiatives, including guest lectures and international study weeks, ensure students receive practical insights and exposure to global business environments. The institute's advisory board fosters ongoing collaboration with local industries, enhancing networking opportunities and industry relevance.

The programme undergoes regular accreditation procedures that continuously confirm the high quality of the programme. In 2009 for example, the programme was awarded the FIBAA seal of accreditation. In 2016 and 2020 the programme was awarded the UdS Quality Pass in the context of the system accreditation of Saarland University.

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Admission requirements
  • First university degree
  • Fluency in English
  • Professional Experience
  • GMAT
About Saarland University

Saarland University, founded in 1948, is a campus university offering an extensive range of courses and international research networks with multinational orientation. Saarland University has a state-of-the-art campus with modern facilities and offers a great work environment. In particular EIABM students can take full advantage of the various institutions and services of Saarland University's excellent infrastructure such as the international office, career and start up centres, CIP Pools, etc. International students receive excellent supervision and can enjoy a comprehensive range of sports and leisure activities while studying at Saarland University.

Located in the heart of Europe in the border triangle of Germany, France and Luxembourg, the special geographical location of the Institute offers an excellent basis for international management education as well as easy access to three job markets in Germany, France and Luxembourg.

Saarland is a great business location and its state capital Saarbrücken is the economic and cultural center of the cross-border conurbation SaarMoselle. Saarbrücken, as a university-, congress-, trade fair- and shopping city and an attractive location for entrepreneurial activities.