MBA in International Business Consulting
Offenburg University has established itself as one of the regionally recognized institutions for quality education in southwestern Germany. It has four major departments: Business Administration and Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering, and Media and Information. In addition to our favorable location in close proximity to the France and Switzerland, 12% of our students come from outside Germany.
MBA @ Offenburg University
The MBA program International Business Consulting, or commonly referred to as MBA-IBC, was established in 1999 and has grown ever since in terms of internationality, quality, students’ intakes and curriculum.
The strong involvement of Offenburg University in the regional economy led to the development of an MBA program with a practical orientation that is reflective of today's business challenges. As with any organization within any economy of the world, the basic challenges are similar in nature, and hence MBA-IBC graduates are equipped to deal with the evolving needs of the industries not only in Germany, but globally as well. MBA-IBC program's equal concentration on the core business areas, namely management, logistics, accounting, finance and information technology both at a strategic and an operational level optimally prepares our students to meet the challenges of the global economy. Despite the ‘consulting’ in the degree title, our graduates are not only destined for consultancy positions. Some of our alumni's profiles are highlighted on the Alumni Profiles page.
Hence, MBA-IBC is one of the most relevant programs to those who seek career development amidst the changing landscape of global business, while taking into account the exposure to internationality and competitiveness. The return on the investment in this MBA is truly exceptional.
Requirements & Procedures The application procedure begins with the shortlisting of applicants via the Online Application System. You can apply for the MBA in International Business Consulting full-time program by using our online application system called "OASIS" (www.mba-ibc.com). Please use our online application system (OASIS) to enter your personal data. The admission committee will screen your online application first to ensure our basic requirements are met. Upon screening, you will receive status update either declining your application or requesting you to submit the required documents to support your application. The admission committee will then revert on the status of your application.
A. First Stage-Screening The admission committee will review if you meet the two minimum requirements: 1. First Bachelor Degree, i.e. BA or BSc. 2. Two years of professional experience In case of being shortlisted, you will be asked to print out the online application form and submit it along with the following documents via post.
B. Completing the Application 1. Certified Copy of First Bachelor Degree, i.e. BA or BSc (Note: Applicants who do not hold a degree in Business Administration or its equivalent will have to pass an admission test - all study material for the test will be provided by the university) 2. Certified transcript of marks 3. Proof of two years of professional experience after graduation (We will not consider internships.) 4. English language skills proven by one of the following tests: a. TOEFL (550 PBT; 213 CBT, 79 iBT) (Institutional Code 7087). b. IELTS (6.5). c. APIEL (3.0). (Note: Native speakers are exempted from this requirement) 6. Letter of motivation of 1-2 pages a) Please state your post-MBA short and long term goals? How will the Offenburg MBA assist you to obtain these goals? b) Describe a meaningful leadership experience, decision making challenge or managerial accomplishment. c) How did this experience affect your professional and/or personal development? 7. Curriculum Vitae (CV) 8. Two passport sized photos 9. APS certificate (only for applicants from China and Vietnam)
C. In the final stage, a structured Interview via telephone/video conference (i.e. Skype) may be conducted with the Admission Committee. Applicants will be duly informed.
D. Applicants will be informedof the committee’s decision via the Online Application System (OASIS) and this will be followed by letter of admission and other documents via post.
Bachelor’s degree, two years of professional experience, proven English language skills (TOEFL 87, IELTS 6.5 oder APIEL 3.0), APS (for applicants from China and Vietnam) and two letters of recommendation
Application deadline for winter semester 2015/16 intake is 30 June 2015. Apply online: www.mba-ibc.com/admissions
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Last updated May 19, 2016