European MBA Rankings
Those who want to complete an MBA part-time often look for clues
as to which university is the best choice. However, there is no
ranking that can relieve your research. We have dared to approach an
“MBA part-time ranking” from various sources.
The search for the right part-time MBA is a balancing act between
hard facts (costs, structure, attendance phases) and subjective
feelings (how does the university affect me? What do other graduates
say?). Around 90% of the MBA programs are carried out as part-time
or distance learning. There are over 100 courses to choose from. A
ranking could at least give a little insight.
MBA part-time - including evening and weekend courses as well as
distance learning courses. However, there are few rankings. We have
sorted and listed them below.
MBA rankings, screened for part-time programs
In order to find the best German universities, you can search
through known MBA rankings and sort them again according to
Economist ranking 2015
||Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA
||51 attendance days in 5 countries in 2 years / € 75,000
||1 presence week every 2 months, 3 weeks abroad / 57,500
||40 attendance days, 2-3 weeks abroad / 45,000 €
||University of Mannheim - Mannheim Business School
||either 1 presence week every 6 weeks or every weekend /
||Mannheim / Shanghai (Tongji)
The FT publishes one of the most renowned MBA rankings. The
following German universities with part-time programs can be found
in the European Business School Ranking 2018:
||Mannheim Business School & Essec
||Frankfurt School of Finance
Wirtschaftswoche university ranking
The WiWo does not directly evaluate the MBA programs, but "only"
German universities in general. But since the image of a university
is often cited as a decisive factor in the MBA, we have selected the
best universities in the field of business administration and
checked whether one can derive results for an MBA part-time ranking
||ESB Business School
||15 attendance weekends per academic year, 3 years / €
||every weekend attendance + 2 block weeks / € 13,875
||2 attendance days per week + 1 block week per semester /
||different, e.g. attendance week every 6 weeks / 32,000 -
CHE university ranking
The best-known German ranking comes from the Center for
University Development (CHE). There is no ranking for MBAs there, so
we selected the top universities for an MBA at universities and
universities of applied sciences.
Conclusion: There are hardly any right clues
As you can see, there are a few universities that are also
internationally recognized for their part-time MBA courses. At the
same time, these are also the most expensive. On the one hand,
quality costs money, on the other hand, not everyone can afford to
spend 40,000 euros for such a degree. Therefore, an "MBA part-time
ranking" somehow loses its value.
Tip: How to search for the right university
We recommend that you first filter out the study options that are
right for you from the complete range. In our database you can, for
example, sort by location and study model.
Then it goes on like this:
- Find out which degree courses are right for you. Should it
be a General Management MBA or do you want to specialize in a
certain industry, such as health management or logistics?
- Order information material from the universities and compare
the hard facts
- Please ask (for example via Xing) a graduation report from
graduates of the relevant universities
- Assess the advantages and disadvantages of the universities
in the narrow selection
- Decide and carry out your studies with ambition and
commitment. In the end, that counts more than the name of the
We hope to have helped you with our small ranking overview.