Munich Business School

The Munich Business School (MBS) is a private university of applied sciences located in Munich (Bavaria, Germany). The MBS offers degrees in Business Administration and is recognised as one of the leading private Business Schools in Germany.

The school was founded in 1991 and became state accredited private university in Bavaria in 1999. All study courses are FIBAA accredited. MBS is located in a modern office building in Munich's Laim district.

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.

All study courses offered at MBS are FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation) accredited. The FIBAA is one of the six most important international quality and accreditation agencies. Its quality seal of approval certifies the professional relevancy and quality of the study courses.

As first private university in Bavaria, Munich Business School has received an institutional accreditation by the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat).

Campus facilities

Munich Business School is located in a modern office building in Munich's Laim district. Lecture halls and study rooms as well as all other MBS facilities such as lecturer and staff offices, library, computer room and cafeteria are all in one building.

IT and Library

The function rooms are equipped with projection technology with wireless broadband internet communication accessible from throughout the university.

Other (Gym, clubs and societies)

MBS has a variety of student associations avaialble such as U2B - University to Business, MBS Invest, MBS innovate or benefit from the university’s social club called Students Clubbing. Members of Students’ Clubbing organise a variety of social, sports and cultural events for students throughout the semester.

  • Clubbing (Welcome Party, Christmas Party, Mid-Term Party, and much more.)

  • Sports (Soccer, Wintertrophy, Kart-Challenge, etc.)

  • Culture (Late Night of Museums, Late Night of Music)

  • Dinner (Running Dinner, Culinary Journey)

Academic calendar

Autumn semester: Early September  - Mid December (Exams included)

Spring semester:  Early January - Late April (Exams included)

Students can also attend 2-week intensive German language course prior to the start of the semester.


The International Office at MBS offer orientation days (usually 2 days) at the beginning of each semester for international students so that you become acclimatised with life in Munich.

Our Orientation Days also include city tours and day visits into the surrounding areas as well as welcoming activities arranged by MBS and our student association students clubbing. Our International Office Team will also have a Welcome Package waiting for you including information about MBS services, sports activities, Munich and much more.

Academic life

The minimum language level required to study at MBS in German is B1.

MBS accepts students on German SPA only in Autumn.

European Business Semester (Undergraduate Program in English) is open during Autumn and Spring semester.

Study groups at MBS contain a maximum of 20 – 30 participants and students will be required to work together with other students on group work. Students are required to do oral and written work, practical work and receive course certificates (Scheine) needed to take the examination; this is the main performance assessment during the course.


The grading system in Germany ranges from 1 - 5 with 1 being the highest mark and 5 a fail. The pass / fail level is generall 4 /5. Full Description: Marks: 1: sehr gut; 2: gut; 3: befriedigend; 4: ausreichend; 5: nicht ausreichend

Buddy System

The International Buddy Program is a student initiative which supports the International Center as well as the International Programs at MBS and serves as an exchange platform for new international students and current MBS students.Please click here for more information.


GERMAN SPA workload requirements:

You are required to take a minimum of 30 ECTS per SPA semester from the subjects approved by your Academic Advisor or Head of Programme, although you may want to register for more if you wish.

ENGLISH SPA workload requirements:

You are required to take 30 ECTS per SPA semester from the courses approved by your Head of Programme although you may register for more if you wish.


Please note the following when selecting your modules:

  • You may not enrol in any course that you have previously taken at EBS London, Regent's University London
  • Ensure the module you are interested in is running in your SPA semester (AS =autumn semester = 1st semester SS= spring semester = 2nd semester)
  • Courses must be one semester long. Students may not be allowed to take year long courses
  • If you are doing the SPA in the target language, you can include one language course as part of your workload
  • All courses must be taught and examined in the target SPA language
  • You must submit your Learning Agreement with the courses you have registered for no later than three weeks after your arrival at the host institution


Equivalent of ECTS depends on the amount of contact hours of each course and the academic degree level.

German Language Courses

Course title

ECTS Credits

Link to course descriptions

GER 100 German I


GER 200 German II


GER 400 German IV


Passing requirements

Academic Progression following the study abroad period

Number of credits you will accumulate on the degree:

  • All students are required to complete 360 Regent’s University London credits in order to be awarded their final bachelor’s degree award.
  • In addition to these 360 Regent’s credits, students on this programme are required to enrol on 120 credits equivalency whilst on study abroad period. Students on this programme will therefore complete their degree with 480 credits.

How your marks from the study abroad are used to calculate your final degree classification:

  • The marks achieved in the 120 credits from the study period abroad will be averaged and will represent 30% of the overall mark associated with Level 5. Level 5 credit combined from both Regent’s and abroad also counts towards 30% of the final classification, the other 70% of the final classification is averaged from Level 6 modules.

What happens if you fail credit whilst on the study period abroad?:

  • Students who fail credits whilst on study abroad do not need to repair the failed credit, as Regent’s only require 360 credits minimum in order for a student to graduate from one of its undergraduate programmes, however all marks (including fails) will still count towards the final classification.
  • When considering progression to Level 6, both the number of Level 5 Regent’s credits as well as the overall performance and engagement in the year abroad will be considered by the Board of Examiners.
  • Progression regulations as outlined in the Regent’s University London Academic Regulations still apply to progression from Level 5 to Level 6, students may trail 20 failed credits for Regent’s modules only, but must have completed 100 Regent’s credits minimum.

In cases where there is significant non-engagement with the year abroad, students could be exited from the programme.

Students are permitted to take resit exams on SPA at Munich Business School.


Disability provisions

Please contact the IPO for more information regarding the support services at MBS.


Munich is the capital and the 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. Munich, which is world-famous for its one-of-a-kind combination of economic power and quality of life, is an absolutely perfect choice for students of international business administration. The metropolis is one of Europe’s leading business regions. World-class German companies, including BMW, Allianz and Siemens, have their headquarters in Munich. Global players, such as Microsoft, Intel and General Electric, as well as numerous start-ups, have long come to appreciate the benefits of Munich as an economic region.

Munich  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”.


Munich has a continental climate, strongly modified by the proximity of the Alps: The city's altitude and proximity to the northern edge of the Alps mean that precipitation is high. Rain storms often come violently and unexpectedly. The range of temperature between day and night or summer and winter can be extreme. A warm downwind from the Alps (a föhn wind) can change the temperatures completely within a few hours, even in the winter.

Winters last from December to March. Munich experiences cold winters, but heavy rainfall is rarely seen in the winter. The coldest month is January with an average temperature of −1 °C (30 °F). Snow cover is seen for at least a couple of weeks during winter.

Summers in Munich city are fairly warm with an average maximum of 23 °C (73 °F) in the hottest month of July. The summers last from May until September.

Useful links:

For more information please view the Country Information Packs available on the IPO Study Abroad pages on Blackboard. Click here to log into Blackboard.


There is no on-campus housing available at MBS.

While MBS does not have on-campus housing, it provides students with information on how to obtain off-campus housing. Accepted students will receive the MBS off-campus housing guide. It is recommended for students to secure housing prior to their arrival at MBS.

Finding a Place to Rent

Rentals are usually listed on rental websites which are often in German. While some rentals are directly sublet by the owner, many rentals are offered through rental agents who charge 2 months rent plus VAT tax for their referral services. Toytown Germany has useful links for rentals as well as actual rentals in English.

Rental Prices

Rental prices in Munich are generally high. Students therefore often share apartments to save costs. Rentals are often unfurnished. Below are some examples of rental options:

  • Room in shared apartment: Renting a room in an apartment can range from €400 to €600 per month, depending on the size and location of the room. Utilities (electricity, Internet etc) are typically not included in the rent and can amount up to an additional €80-€100 per month. Bathroom and kitchen are shared and rooms come furnished or unfurnished.

  • Renting a studio (one room with kitchen and own bath): Medium rents for these apartments range from €700-800 (plus utilities), depending on the size, quality, and location of the apartment.

  • Apartments: Apartments are divided into 1-Zimmer (studio), 2-Zimmer (1 bedroom, 1 Iiving room), 3-Zimmer (2 bedroom, 1 living room) etc.

    Medium monthly rent for a 2-Zimmer apartment typically ranges from

    €850 to €1000 (plus utilities) and €1100 to €1300 for 2-bedroom apartments (plus utilities).

Cost of living

MBS estimates that your living costs will be between 1150 and 1450  Euro per month. Your budget will mostly depend on how you manage your free time. Below is an example of an exchange student’s monthly budget:



Example 1

Example 2









Public transportation








Miscellaneous (incl books)*








The rent in Example 1 refers to a room in a shared apartment. Example 2 is a typical rent for a studio (1 room apartment) in Munich. 

You may need to budget about €100-150 per semester for books and this amount is included in the miscellaneous monthly expenses.


Student feedback can be found on Blackboard. Click here to log into Blackboard.


Students who have been nominated to study at MBS will be sent an application pack via email the semester before they are due to start their SPA.

Health Insurance  

You must provide evidence of having an appropriate, comprehensive health insurance. This is usually required at the time of submitting your application.

If you come from an EU country, remember to apply for a European health insurance card (EHIC) before leaving.

Please note: In Germany there are two kinds of health insurances: public (which is compulsory) and private.

Choosing a private health insurance is only allowed in exceptional cases. Once you take out private health insurance you cannot revert to public health insurance.

For more information please visit:

Visa requirements

EU citizens and students from some other nationalities do not need a visa prior to entering Germany.

German law requires non-EU nationals to apply for a Student Visa (Visum für Studienzwecke). As visa requirements differ for each country, you have to contact the German Embassy in your country to obtain correct information (visas are never issued in Germany).The Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt) provides a table of countries that shows which citizens require/do not require visas to enter Germany.

Please check with German Consulate what documents you need to provide for your visa application.

Admission pack

Soon after you submit your application and necessary information, an official invitation letter and necessary visa documents will be sent directly to the IPO here at Regent’s University London.

You can find more information on this on the link below:

EU citizens will not need a visa to enter Germany. Other nationalities should contact the German embassy for advice:

Address: 23 Belgrave Square

London SW1X 8PZ

Tel: (020) 7824 1300

Fax: (020) 7824 1449
Website :

All students are required to register with the local authorities upon arrival in MBS.

This is for your information only, it is the student's responsibility to obtain the correct visa.


Staatlich anerkannte private Hochschule
Elsenheimerstr. 61

Contact: Daniela Ludwig
Department: Incoming & Outgoing Study Abroad Coordinator
Phone: 49-841-937-1915
Fax: +49 (0)89 547678-29

Please note: The information on this page is accurate at the time of publishing. Some details have been sourced from external websites.




Country: Germany
Language of tuition: English,German
Level of study: Undergraduate
Partner type: Erasmus+ exchange

Applicable Regent's programmes for a study period abroad: