Germany, Munich

Munich Business School

Bachelor, MBA

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Munich Business School was able to set benchmarks in the German landscape of higher education particularly in two areas: The international focus and the hands- on approach of the studies have become a distinctive feature of the training at Munich Business School — long before these features have been defined as objectives at other universities.

The numerous successful and interesting companies, which are located in the immediate neighborhood, provide Munich Business School with an excellent foundation for its study concept of consistent practice orientation. Thanks to the fact that its premises are located in the charming Bavarian metropolis, Munich Business School offers an ideal study environment that extends far beyond the classroom.

The Country

Germany is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe. The country consists of 16 states and its capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 square kilometers and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With 80.6 million inhabitants, it is the most populous member state in the European Union. Germany is the major economic and political power of the European continent and a historic leader in many cultural, theoretical and technical fields. Germany has the world’s fourth-largest economy by nominal GDP and the fifth-largest by purchasing power parity. As a global leader in several industrial and technological sectors, it is the second-largest exporter and third-largest importer of goods. It is a developed country with a very high standard of living, featuring comprehensive social security that includes the world’s oldest universal health care system.

The City

Munich is the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria. It is located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg. About 1.5 million people live within the city limits. Modern Munich is home to many national and international authorities and major universities, major museums and theaters. Its numerous architectural attractions, international sports events, exhibitions and conferences and the Munich Oktoberfest combine to attract considerable tourism. Since 2006, the city’s motto has been “München mag dich” (“Munich loves you”). Munich is one of the economically most successful and fastest growing cities in Germany and the seat of numerous corporations and insurance companies, as well as a frequently top-ranked destination for migration and expatriate location in livability rankings.

Student Life

The economic landscape is not the only attribute that makes Munich such an attractive place to study. As a “global city with a big heart”, Munich has made a name for itself as a place that melds Bavarian tradition and global culture. It is the one and only place where you can join the celebrations of the world’s largest folk festival, the Oktoberfest right after paying a visit to one of the world-famous museums of the Pinakothek. The Frauenkirche, the Englischer Garten, the Olympic Stadium and other sights have become landmarks of a city that likes to be called ”a village of millions at the foot of the Alps” or “Italy’s northernmost city”.

Estimated Expenses

Rough Expense Comparison

Semester at ZSEM

Semester at Munich Business School

Health Insurance

Airfare

534 EUR

Housing/Utilities*

287 EUR

708 EUR

Internet/cable*

28 EUR

24 EUR

Food*

177 EUR

245 EUR

Books

Included

Transportation*

16 EUR

60 EUR

Visa

*per month

Accommodation

Accepted incoming students should try to arrange their own accommodation. If permanent accommodation cannot be obtained from abroad, they must arrange temporary housing in a youth hostel or inexpensive hotel for the first one or two weeks of their stay. They can then search for housing in Germany. Toytown Germany and Vrbo have useful links for rentals as well as actual rentals in English.

Travel Opportunities

Places, which you need to visit:

  • Schloss Nymphenburg in Neuhausen & Nymphenburg is a baroque palace which served as summer residence of the Bavarian kings. The palace is surrounded by a spendid 200-hectare park. The palace is open to the public and also houses several museums such as the Marstallmuseum, the Porzellanmuseum München, the Museum Mensch und Natur and the Erwin von Kreibig-Museum.
  • Ludwigstraße also starts at Odeonsplatz, but runs from south to north connecting the inner city with Schwabing. It is lined by buildings of Italian renaissance designed by Leo von Klenze and Italian romanesque architecture designed by Friedrich von Gärtner, e.g. St. Ludwig Church and the main buildings of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität. Ludwigstraße ends at the Siegestor, a triumphal arch crowned with a statue of Bavaria with a lion-quadriga, after which it turns into Leopoldstrasse.