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MBA, Executive MBA

Taught language


Program Emphasis
Business Administration

Course options
Part-time study



Contact person
Admissions Manager Executive MBA
L 5, 6
68131 Mannheim
The ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA was established in 2004 and is the core of the long and successful cooperation between Mannheim Business School and the French Elite Economic School ESSEC. The program is considered to be one of the best postgraduate courses for experienced professionals and executives in Europe. Since 2006, the international management program constantly achieves a place among the top 50 in rankings of the worldwide best Executive MBA Programs. In the ranking for Executive MBA Programs by The Economist, the ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA currently ranks #26.

Not only current management knowledge from a leadership perspective on highest international level is taught in the ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA: Practical orientation, teamwork, and encouraging the development as a personality and manger are further important building blocks of the program concept. Furthermore, an “Entrepreneurial Project” and a “Class Project” must be successfully completed.

In the ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA, participants meet over an 18-months period for eight 6-day course modules, four of which take place in Mannheim and Paris. In addition, two stays at renowned partner institutions in Asia and North America are part of the curriculum.

Key features:

Degree: (Executive) Master of Business Administration

Place of study: Mannheim/Paris

Duration: 18 Months

Study Places: 45

Program Emphasis

  • Preparation for top-level management
  • Enhancement of teamwork and leadership capabilities
  • Group coaching and personal development


Requirements / Application

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Min. 8 years of work experience
  • Potential for higher management positions
  • Mandatory: Fluency in English – TOEFL (105 iBT)
  • 2 reference letters

Important Dates

Modular Track
Final Application Deadline: August 15th
Start in October

Mannheim Weekend Track
Final Application Deadline: February 15th
Start in April

Tuition / Fees

Tuition Modular Track: € 49,500
Paris Weekend Track: € 47,500
Tuition Mannheim Weekend Track: € 47,500

Financial Aid

For information regarding financial assistance (grants and loans), please contact the Admissions Manager at the MBA office.


Our participants come from more than 10 countries, have an average age of 36 years, and an average work experience of 10 years.

Graduates by field:
Engineering 38 %
Business 19 %
Medicine/Pharmacology 15 %
Arts 9 %
Law 9 %
Other fields 10 %

Duration of study

Modular Track: 18 months
Mannheim Weekend Track: 18 months

Career Perspective

Besides the regular course modules, an “Entrepreneurial Project”, a “Class Project”, international residencies, conferences with high-calibre senior experts and coaching sessions for individuals and groups are important elements of the curriculum.


Modular Track
Average age: 36
Average work experience: >10 years
International participants: 50-60%

Mannheim Weekend Track
Average age: 36
Average work experience: >10 years
International participants: 30-40%

Both tracks usually have participants from ten or more different countries and diverse professional, as well as educational backgrounds. Most participants work for multinational companies and represent a wide range of industries.

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