Germany is one of the most attractive destinations for people who want to study abroad. Last year alone, over 400,000 international students began studying a Bachelor’s or Master’s programme in Germany.
But how attractive is Germany for students who want to graduate with an English-taught Business diploma? Is Germany an ideal destination for future Business graduates? Let’s find out!
How many English-taught business schools are there in Germany?
We don’t have an exact number, but on our portals alone — Bachelorsportal and Mastersportal — there are over 600 Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business and Management. Most of them are at Master’s level.
We recommend checking out the following German universities that offer English-taught courses in Business:
- CBS International Business School
- IU International University of Applied Sciences
- SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences
- University of Cologne
- Hertie School
How do I know if a Business degree is taught in English?
All the study programmes listed on our portals are taught in English, so that’s an excellent place to start. To avoid any surprises, you can also check the language requirements for each degree.
If you search for an academic course on other (university) websites, you need to check out the details in order to determine if a programme is taught in English.
The most common English tests approved by German universities are:
Learn more about IELTS vs TOEFL vs PTE Academic.
Free English-taught business schools in Germany
Here’s where the great news comes in:
With the exception of universities from the Baden-Württemberg state (e.g. University of Freiburg, University of Stuttgart, University of Mannheim, etc.), which reintroduced tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students in 2017, all the other PUBLIC business schools in Germany offer free tuition to all international students, regardless of their nationality.
The best English-taught business schools in Germany
Based on data from the QS Ranking created by TopUniversities, these are the best universities in Germany that offer Business programmes taught in English:
- University of Mannheim
- Technical University of Munich
- WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
- LMU Munich
- Freie Universitaet Berlin
- RWTH Aachen University
- Goethe University Frankfurt
- University of Cologne
- Humboldt University Berlin
- University of Münster
To view the complete offer of English-taught degrees, you can visit the official website of every university.
Learning German while studying Business in Germany
You don’t need to speak German in order to become a business professional in this country, but you will need to speak at least a little bit of German to get by.
While the younger generation of Germans is likely to speak English at least at a conversational level, you’ll still end up in situations where you need basic German to ask questions or directions.
If you end up deciding to settle here, learning German early on is even better. It will be a great asset on your CV, and both national and international companies will see you as a more eye-catching job candidate.
Already keen on learning German? Here are a few free resources to get you started: