Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Study Master of Business Administration (MBA) at BI
The learning environment fostered at Berlin International is student-centered and hands-on. Our teaching concept focuses on project-based learning; students work individually and in groups in order to promote professional and personal growth and the development of team skills. All Bachelor and Master programs at Berlin International are taught in English. In combination with our diverse student and teaching body and our global network this enables us to offer a truly international academic experience.
The ultimate goal of the program is to prepare global professionals of diverse backgrounds with solid managerial knowledge, tools, and skills, strengthened by an alluring network, in order to create value in changing business environments. The MBA operates under the global iAccelerate network, which strengthens innovative entrepreneurial projects.
Students profit from the program’s flexible and project-based orientation towards entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, albeit amid a conscious and practical understanding of emerging economies and their interaction with other markets.
We view every class as a unique experience, including valuable interactions with external organizations (e.g., corporations, startups) through company visits, simulations, and city discoveries within the dynamic flair of Berlin. The MBA is built around a balanced mix of course formats, including projects, classical lectures, seminars, workshops, computer lab sessions, and colloquia, albeit through innovative teaching techniques that foster the development of core competencies.
At Berlin International, all lectures are fully taught in English. Teaching the MBA courses in English helps prepare our students for the global market and supports their role in an international business setting.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduates have wide-ranging opportunities in international or domestic job markets. Whether they wish to specialize in small organizations or take on challenges in large corporations in emerging markets, graduates will signal their compromise with quality and ethics through their international and, at the same time, German degree.
Combining the outlined competences with the specific knowledge and each personal path opens a wide-ranging set of employment opportunities, which include working as entrepreneurs, managers, public officials, or consultants in areas such as:
- General management
- Small Business Management
- Specialized Projects
- Sales & Marketing
- Strategy Consulting
- Product Development
- Strategy Consulting
- Research & Development
- Policy Advocacy
- Public service Operations
Apply for Master of Business Administration (MBA)
A bachelor's degree is required, the field of Business Administration or a related field is preferred however it is possible to apply with an unrelated field of study.
In addition, all applicants are required to have gained at least 1 year of full-time, continuous work experience after your bachelor's graduation. Ideally, you should have taken over managerial tasks already. If you have instead set up your own business, then proof thereof will be required.
In order to meet the 300 ECTS credit requirement for graduation with the title of ‘Master of Business Administration’, students who have completed a (German equivalent) 3-year bachelor's degree will be accepted into the 2-year MBA program. Those who have a (German equivalent) 4-year degree may opt for the 1 year MBA program and will have the opportunity to discuss the recommended option with the faculty during the interview.
The application process for studying a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Berlin International is simple. Through our online application portal, you can quickly and securely enter your personal information and receive a confirmation email with a link. Then you can use the link to upload the following documents:
- Official Senior High School diploma with a transcript of grades (German Abitur/Fachabitur or equivalent)
- Official University certificates and transcript of grades
- English Language Test (CEFR level B2 or above)
- Letter of motivation
- Letter from employer confirming a minimum of 1-year continuous full-time employment
For more information, please use the menu item Admission.
Our MBA program is taught in English. We will require proof of your language skills. German knowledge is not required.
If your language skills are at CEFR Level B2 or above, one of the following currently valid language test certificates and scores can be accepted for your application:
- TOEFL ITP: 543
- TOEFL IBT: 74
- IELTS (Academic): 6.0 overall
- Cambridge FCE: B2
- PTE Academic: 59
- BI internal exam/ BAU 'English Language Proficiency Exam': 60/100
- IB Diploma: English A or B at HL or SL
- German Abitur
The score must be earned within the last two years.
If you have not completed high school in a majority-English speaking country (USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand) or a bachelor's degree fully in English, an approved language exam is required in order to qualify for admission.
You are welcome to attend the internal Berlin International language proficiency exam. It will be hosted online, participation is free of charge and can be offered once an application to one of our programs has been made and admission requirements have been met.
For the dates of our next language proficiency exam, see the Language Requirements tab on our Admissions Page.
If you do not yet have CEFR level B2 English, and you meet the admission requirements to study at BI, you can sign up for our English Preparatory School.