Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The International MBA at the European College of Business and Management (ECBM) is a tremendous opportunity for executives wishing to enhance their professional, managerial and leadership skills with a sound management qualification.

We have designed this 18-24 months part-time MBA in Business Administration programme to offer professionals a practical and internationally orientated business education with a flexible but compact teaching schedule allowing students to develop their business administration skills and to accelerate their career whilst following the concept of lifelong learning.

Determine your own future and take the first steps towards a life changing, internationally accredited MBA in Business Administration course.

The ECBM provides complete administration and tuition of the programme in full agreement with Liverpool Business School which awards the MBA degree (validated by Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU).

  • MBA Content
  • Programme Delivery
  • Entry Requirements
  • Graduates

MBA Content

Students complete the Strategic Diploma in Management and Leadership (DSM) in the first year of this MBA, covering the following units:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Strategic Change Management
  • Developing Strategic Management and Leadership Skills
  • Professional Development for Strategic Managers
  • Managing Financial Principles and Techniques
  • Strategic Quality and Systems Management
  • Strategic Marketing Management

In the second year of this MBA students choose 2 out of 4 options* to customise the programme content according to their professional needs and interests. The choices are:

  • Research Methods for Managers
  • Integrated Marketing Communications*
  • Managing Human Resource Strategy*
  • Global Corporate Finance and Governance*
  • Ethics for Business*

In addition to taught modules students need to submit a dissertation (20,000 words). The dissertation gives students the opportunity of undertaking a significant piece of independent research which applies appropriate business management and academic research concepts to investigate a significant organisational issue or problem.

Programme Delivery

The unique mix of different learning styles, called Blended Learning, is a modern form of teaching that combines e-learning, self-study and intensive in-class teaching seminars, aimed at professionals with limited time. The block seminars are learning opportunities that use case studies, group interaction and discussions.

Students are expected to actively participate in the seminars and therefore must complete the directed reading instruction from tutors, given in the preparation phase, to engage with the module content before coming to a session.

As a student on the programme you will have access to our student platform at any place and time. Even when you are away on a business trip you can access the teaching material, get in touch with tutors as well as your fellow students about group work and study questions. In addition to the teaching material, supplied via our student platform prior to any teaching session, every participant receives access to electronic journal services with a broad range of relevant literature.

During the teaching seminars you will use the tutor input to work on case studies and you are encouraged to also use current projects from your company to discuss with your fellow students. Sharing knowledge and experience with your fellow students from different professional backgrounds is a very valuable experience of the MBA programme. It helps you broaden your personal perspective and to build up your network.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for this practical orientated postgraduate degree are very flexible. Candidates should meet any of the following requirements:

  • 3-5 years of managerial work experience (on average)
  • or a business based education (e.g. 'Betriebswirt' or equivalent)
  • or a Bachelor or Master degree in any field

A good level of proficiency in the English language is required as the entire programme is delivered in English.

If you have any questions about the entry requirements email us.


"Studying at the ECBM was a great experience that was truly international. The MBA not only enabled me to take a step further - to grow personally as well as intellectually - it also supported me and my employer in connecting theory with real-life experiences. I straight away could apply the business knowledge I gained at ECBM in a professional environment."

Nina Müller, MBA Graduate
EMEA Marketing Manager Trauma, DePuy Synthes (Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Group)

Meet more of our MBA Graduates!

Key Facts

Next Intake: Spring 2020

Study Duration: 18-24 months part-time

Teaching Locations: Germany and London

Programme Delivery: 9 teaching weekends (Fri-Sun) & 2 weeks (Mon-Fri)

Credit Points: 90 ECTS

Tuition Fees
: £ 10,500

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Work and Study

We have designed this MBA programme to offer professionals a practical and internationally orientated business education with a flexible but compact teaching schedule. The block seminar structure requires you to only take a few ‘out-of-office’ days each academic year, allowing you to develop and accelerating your career whilst following the concept of lifelong learning.

The MBA prepares you for future challenges and enables you to understand changing and challenging business processes in a global business context. Elective modules in the second year of this MBA allow you to customise the programme content according to your professional needs and interests.

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The ECBM provides complete administration and tuition of the programme in full agreement with the Liverpool Business School which awards the MBA degree. The ECBM is a validated partner of Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU).

After completing this programme graduates have the opportunity to progress to Doctorate study, e.g. the Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA).

Liverpool John Moores University won 'University of the Year' at the Educate North Awards in April 2017.

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Alumni Network

Students can join the ECBM Global Network!

All of our MBA graduates are professionals, consultants or managers in business, one in three are CEOs. Our network provides the opportunity to keep in touch, build business contacts and gain added value from being in a network of fellow business professionals.

Get more information about our graduates and our alumni network:

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The admission process starts upon your submission of the online application form along with the supporting documents, such as your resume, employment/ internship references, diplomas and certificates. We review and respond to applications within a couple of days of receipt. You will then be contacted to schedule an interview. The interview examines the data provided in the application and supporting documents, tests your level of English and evaluates whether your profile will meet the demands of the programme.

We encourage those interested in the programme to apply as early as possible given the limited number of places on the programme.

We are very pleased to advise you if you want to check if you could do the MBA programme, simply send your CV and we can tell you very quickly if you will be able to do the programme.

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