A large majority of the students in India are enrolled in bachelor degree program like the B.A, B.COM, BMS, BBA degrees. A bachelor degree from India even in the commerce or business streams has little value in the job market. Whereas a masters degree from abroad can make a huge difference to your career. Further if you graduate in Master from a college in Europe, you can aim for a global placement and an international career.
We are focusing on job oriented Business Management courses in France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Canada.
UK and the US have been left out as they don’t offer automatic work visas to international students after a Business Management.
MBA is different from a Masters in Manangement. While the MBA offered by most Universities in Europe or elsewhere requires a 3 year post qualification work experience (which may be reduced for outstanding candidates), The Masters in Management or the MIM requires very little or no work experience. One is advised to have 3 to 6 months experience after graduation.
1. Groningen University, Netherlands
The University of Groningen is an ambitious international research university with strong roots in the north of the Netherlands. Research and teaching at the University of Groningen are curiosity driven and relate closely to global societal needs. International students can pursue;
Masters in Economics and Business. This is a 12 months course, with intakes in February & September. Several specialisations are offered;
- Business Administration.
- Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial Studies.
- Human Resource Management.
- International Business & Management.
2.International School of Management, Germany
International School Of Management (ISM) has 5 campuses in Germany. Graduates have the opportunity to gain a Master’s in Management degree on a full-time or part-time course. Applicants with work experience can enroll on an international MBA programme. Given below are Masters programmes which one can apply right after graduation and don’t need much work experience.
- M.Sc. International Management.
- MA Management Supply Chain Management & Logistics.
- MA Management Psychology & Management.
- MA Management Marketing, CRM & Sales.
- MA Management International Management.
Duration: Most of the courses have a 2 years which includes 3 semester plus 1 semester for your thesis.Intake in the Fall semester (September); but few of them start in February. Engineers and non business graduates have to undergo a preparatory semester in addition to the regular study for most of the programmes. 12 weeks compulsory internship, workshops, excursions, 100 % English.
3. University of Mannheim Germany
The Business School of the University of Mannheim provides students of the Mannheim Master in Management a unique programme offering, which allows a flexible design of the study plan through numerous specialisation streams in varied areas.
Master in Management (M.Sc):- Duration: 2 years, Intakes: September, Language: English and German.
4. European Business School, Frankfurt, Germany
It is one of the most renowned, international business schools in the Germany with a high rank for its Masters Courses. There are five specialisatons in which students can deepen their knowledge with accurate learning in the field of masters in management.
A. Master in Management (Msc):
- – International Business.
– Sales & Marketing.
- Integrated Marketing Communications.
– Digital Business.
– Financial Management & Control.
Duration: 20 months(full time), Language: English, Intakes: September & January, Engineers and non business graduates have to undergo a preparatory semester in addition to the regular study for most of the programmes.
B. Masters in Business Administration. Duration: 16 months, Language: English, Intakes: September & January.
5 ESSEC Business school, France
ESSEC is offering a scholarship for qualified candidates to pursue their studies with the Global learning. ESSEC offers a unique pedagogical approach. This approach is founded on the creation and dissemination of cutting- edge knowledge, a blend of academic learning and practical experience, and a multicultural openness and dialogue. ESSEC Business school offers global MBA in major fields under which some of them are provided in two campuses Paris & Singapore.
- MBA in luxury Management.
- MBA in Hospitality Management.
- MBA in Finance.
- MBA in Strategy Management.
- MBA in Digital Business& Innovation.
Duration: one year programme, Language: English, Intakes: September.
Also, ESSEC Business School offers M.Sc in Management with an International Degree with Duration: 2-3 years, Language: English, French,Intakes: September.
6. SKEMA- Business School, France.
SKEMA is a community devoted to learning and the creation and transmission of management knowledge and practice. SKEMA has become a global school with a multi-campus structure in France, United States, China & Brazil and includes a large portfolio of programmes taught in English and in French.
Masters in Management: Duration: 2 years,Language of instruction: English(optional in second year), French.Intakes: admissions throughout the year with a deadline every 15th of the month. The final admission decision is released within four weeks after each deadline.
7. McGill University or University of British Columbia, Canada
McGill University is one of Canada’s best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world. McGill is recognized around the world for the excellence of its teaching and research programs.
Masters in Business Administration. Duration: For full time students 2 years (must complete it in 3 years) and for part time students 3 years (must complete it in 5 years), Requirement: Undergraduate degree from an accredited college, GMAT, TOEFL(minimum score of 100 for the Internet-based test) or IELTS (minimum overall band of 7.0).
8. Schulich School of Business, Canada
The school help managers and leaders acquire new knowledge and improve their leadership capacity with executive education programs to build agile organizations in an ever-changing world.
The Schulich International MBA (IMBA) Duration: 2 years,Language of instruction: English, French, Spanish, German, Mandarin and Japanese, Start of month: September.
9. ESADE Business School, Spain
ESADE’s key mission is to train individuals to become highly-competent professionals fully aware of their social responsibility, promote education and research through our Law School and Business School with a firm commitment to intellectual rigour, critical analysis and academic excellence.
A. MSc in International Management: This degree includes various master programmes like
- Business Analytics.
- Global Strategic Management.
- International Management.
Duration: 10 months, Language: English with the possibility of studying a number of electives in Spanish, Intakes: September.
Masters in Business Administration: Duration: 12-15-18 months(flexible) full time, Language: English and learning of Spanish,German or French, Intakes: September.
10. IE Business School, Spain
A business school for transformation, creation and innovation. Their internationally recognized approach creates an environment of thriving professionalism.
Masters in Management: Duration: 10 months( full time),Language of instruction: English, Spanish, Start of month: September, February.
MBA: This International degree is a one year programme, Language of instruction: English or Spanish, Intakes: September & Janaury.
For the Masters in Management programme.
In general the Netherlands (for one year) and Germany( for one and half years to two) charge between 12,000 Euros to 27,000 Euros.
France offers for two to three year programme and the fees are between 24,000 Euros to 40,000 Euros.
For the MBA programme.
A two year full time MBA may cost as low as 35,000 Euros in Germany., while in France fees are Euro 45,000 for one year MBA programme.
Fee may go up to 60,000 Euros some universities like IE, ESADE in Spain. While Canadian Universities like McGill charge $45000 and Schulich is upto $ 78000 each for a 2 year MBA.
So please choose the MBA or a Master depending upon the ROI you expect. If you want to pay less ie below Euro 20000 (INR 16 lakh) it is a much safer bet to go for a Masters in Management in Germany which also offers you reasonably safe job prospects.
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