Engineering, economics and management, social and nursing sciences make up the pillars of teaching at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. Around 5,600 students are enrolled in 11 faculties, offering a total of 25 Bachelors and 11 Master’s degree programs.

Close networking of the university with the economy, industrial and commercial organizations ensures a high degree of practical orientation within a distinct curriculum.

Students have access to over 50 highly modern laboratories on three campuses carrying out development projects commissioned by industry - interdisciplinary research on leading-edge topics in Social Work and Health is conducted with an extensive institutional network. The University achieves consistently front positions in the university.


Esslingen University’s ranking results speak for themselves. Whether in the ranking tables of the Centre for University Development (Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung, CHE), those published by the ZEIT Student Guide or the magazines “Wirtschaftswoche”, “Junge Karriere” and “Handelsblatt”, Esslingen University is always among the best in Germany. The grade “very good” is regularly awarded for Esslingen’s training and practice-oriented programs.

Excellent education and training

We stand for excellence in education and training. We awaken enthusiasm for challenging engineering, management, and social professions in young people. We encourage and support our students in developing those personal qualities which will enable them to take on professional and social responsibilities.

Scientific qualifications

Our degree programs also qualify students for a scientific career. With our advanced specialist training, we make it possible for people who are already in a profession to enhance and expand their knowledge.

Applied research

We give our research activities a high priority. They are practical, future-oriented, independent and enrich our teaching. We are continually extending our research competences and involve our students in doing the same.


Thanks to our local contacts and global networks we ensure that our teaching is practically oriented and that there is a high degree of reciprocal transfer. We create synergies through systematic cooperation with our partners.


We practice international and intercultural exchanges. This motivates our students to consider a career in a global environment and gives them the necessary skills.


“The Esslingen master's programs were among the first to be accredited in Germany, and are regularly reaccredited by the ASIIN. The ASIIN is responsible for examining and certifying STEM university programs, as well as interdisciplinary programs containing STEM subjects.

As an industrially-oriented master's programme for STEM graduates, The Esslingen master’s programs have worked closely with the ASIIN to help ensure their continued development of high quality and international recognition.”

Programs taught in:
  • English

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Esslingen University of Applied Sciences

Graduates of The Esslingen MBA work at the meeting point of business and academia in internationally-oriented industrial enterprises and companies, in a wide variety of f ... [+]


Designed for bachelor graduates from STEM fields with management ambitions

Located in one of Europe’s most innovative and advanced industrial regions, a one-of-a-kind business cluster

Strong links to global players, hidden champions and family companies, such as Bosch, Daimler, EY, Festo, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Kärcher, Porsche, PwC and Siemens

Lifts students out of the classroom into real-life situations in the industry through company visits, case studies and team projects with companies

Specialisation in an industrial management field during the mandatory corporate project and master’s thesis in the industry... [-]

Germany Esslingen
September 2020
3 semesters

Esslingen University of Applied Sciences

Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, Graduate School (MBA)
Esslingen University of Applied Sciences Flandernstrasse 101
D-73732 Esslingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany