Qualification Requirements for the MBA Program

Admission to the Hybrid, Part-Time MBA is open to candidates who fulfill the following requirements: 


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1. First higher education degree

A level of competence of an internationally recognized first academic degree (undergraduate degree) in any discipline qualifying for admission to a profession or equivalent admission requirements (e.g. B.Sc. | B.A. | B.B.A. | B.Ed. | B.Eng. | LL.B. | or equivalent).

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2. First postgraduate working experience of at least 2 years

A qualified professional experience of not less than two years in management, planning and control tasks after completion of the first university course in private or public enterprises, associations, administrations or church institutions.

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3. Fluency in English (C1)

English language skills must be proven prior to the start of the first semester of the MBA program. Accepted evidence:

  • TOEFL iBT: 90 or above
  • IELTS: 6.5 or above
  • Cambridge Certificate: C1 Advanced
  • High School Diploma: C1 with average grade 1 or 2 (10 points or more)

Other English language certificates may be submitted. The Selection Committee will inform each applicant whether the submitted certificates are sufficient, or if the applicant must provide one of the three listed above.

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4. German language skills (A2)

Proof of German language proficiency at a level of at least A2 (European Framework of Reference) is accepted in one of the following ways: German "Abitur", a Goethe A2 Certificate, or an equivalent Certificate. The German language skills must be proven by the end of the second semester, and until then, matriculation is subject to providing the required proof.

External Scholarships

The Hybrid, Part-Time MBA at WFI - Ingolstadt School of Management is offered at a very competitive price point, which makes it one of the most attractive MBA programs of its kind in Germany. External scholarships oftentimes present a beneficial option for financing a study program, as they generally do not require repayment. Discover further information about external scholarships and loans at www.stiftungsindex.de.

Find an overview of various types of external scholarships for candidates that may be applicable to you, offered by a selection of the best-known foundations and organizations in Germany, here:

For International students who want to study in Germany, we recommend: DAAD ("Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst")

* Please note that candidates are responsible for securing any external scholarships on their own.

Useful Information for Visas

Applicants for the Hybrid, Part-Time MBA are eligible for a visa application. For detailed information about the application for a student visa, we recommend exploring the visa homepage of the Federal Government and the Federal Foreign Office:

We expect all MBA students to be on campus in Ingolstadt, Germany, for the Orientation Day at the beginning of the semester, followed by the first weekend of in-person classes. We recommend all international students to apply early and allow sufficient time for the visa application.

Any questions?

Contact us! We will help you with your application and answer your individual questions about your profile!

Maximilian Bauer, M.Sc.
Maximilian Bauer, M.Sc.
MBA Program Manager and Doctoral Candidate
Building Neubau | Room: NB-123
Office hours
Tue. - Fr. 9am - 6pm
And by appointment