Mannheim Business School

Program Description
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Mannheim Business School

ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA: A Prestigious Qualification for the Smartest Brains


Mannheim Business School and French 'Grande Ecole' ESSEC, two prestigious European institutions in the field of business education, have joined forces to create a program that provides superior executive education for managers with a minimum of five years of work experience. In the ranking of the world's best Executive MBA programs published by the Financial Times (FT) in October 2007, the 'ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA' was awarded place 26 and did particularly well, especially in the categories 'career progress' (4th place), 'international course experience' (8th place) and 'international resident students' (10th place).

This part-time program is offered in two different formats - a weekend and a modular track - to optimally fit the personal schedule. This enables participants to pursue their career while honing their skills and competence. The Executive MBA is also the perfect choice for companies who want to invest in developing high-potential managers within their own ranks.

The ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA at a glance:

  • Two different formats to fit your business schedule
  • Participants come from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds
  • Residencies in Europe and worldwide
  • Emphasis on team and project work
  • Strong combination of theory and practice.


Creating Synergy

The main objective of the ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA program is to provide participants with a global vision of the firm and to enhance links between skilled individuals, expert faculty and real world environment.

The ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA is based on a coherent concept that balances theory and practice, individual experience sharing and group experience, self-study and teamwork.

Our participants benefit from:

  • a global vision of businessand expertise in all corporate functions
  • three different tracksto best fit their professional and personal circumstances
  • the sharing of experience among participantsfrom different corporate functions and countries
  • interaction with an internationally renowned faculty
  • three residenciesin Europe and Asia
  • individual and group coachingby experienced coaches
  • practicing a team-oriented working style

Practical Oriented Business Education


The quality of the ESSEC & MANNHEIM faculty ensures modern and high-quality EMBA courses which match the needs of today’s executives qualifying as tomorrow’s business leaders.

The Academic Directors believe that this can only be achieved if instructors have the liberty to choose as experts from their wide experience and knowledge. The curriculum therefore gives a framework of which courses are needed to assure complete management know-how. All important aspects of modern business are covered. Each instructor develops his own style thereby contributing to the variety of the fields that are covered.

Fundamentals of Management -- Perspectives and Foundation Skills

The courses provide an integrated understanding of today's global and competitive business challenges, of business as a system, of quality management and of intellectual and interpersonal skills required of a future business leader. Participants will acquire needed quantitative and analytical skills, develop an understanding of the financial, legal, and economic environment and examine issues of managerial ethics and responsibilities.

Managing Functions in Business Life

Field Two provides you with the knowledge about various business disciplines touching your day-to-day business life. ESSEC & MANNHEIM offers in-depth knowledge of business disciplines and the successful application of skills by building on integrated foundation coursework. It provides more in-depth knowledge and applied skills related to finance, management, and marketing.

Understanding Environment and Establishing Policy

Courses and residencies offering a European perspective on business are the core of the ESSEC & MANNHEIM approach. Establishing policy is only possible if the manager knows the companies environment and respective strategies to implement the elaborated solutions. European executives particularly need to know about the global business in a European context.

Therefore we focus, as a central theme, on how to interpret and understand the European issues and context. We integrate this throughout the program in the form of case studies and conferences. Three residencies are, therefore, placed in Europe, each of them focusing on aspects of being successful in a European environment.

Leading Organizational Renewal

Developing participants' leadership skills by project-based learning
Show participants how to implement change in the company is the primary objective of Field 4, the core theme of which is driving organizational renewal. The integrative approach of the courses in Field 4 enables participants to draw on the functional and strategic skills acquired in the previous fields and to apply them to key cross-functional processes relevant in contemporary businesses. It encompasses a residency devoted to this topic as well as classical courses as “Organization and Change Strategy”.

The integration of theory and practice throughout the courses and conferences (with varying intensity) allows challenging insights into the implementation of learned aspects in real business life. This allows participants to integrate theory and practice in their companies and daily work. The course curriculum includes a mixture of lectures and projects. The project based learnings culminates in the final business project (“Entrepreneurial Project”) which requires application of cross-discipline knowledge in a team setting.

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Oct. 2016
18 months
Part time
46,000 EUR
Start date Oct. 2016
France Paris, Ile-de-France
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Germany Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg
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Duration 18 months
Price 46,000 EUR
42000 EUR for weekend format