Country Vignette: Pre-experience graduate management education in Germany

Discover how German GME has evolved and the forces driving change.


The Country Vignette Series has been developed to illustrate how pre-experience business master's degrees have evolved over a ten-year period. Focusing on the supply of, and demand for, English-language taught master's programs in a single country, each vignette combines quantitative data-compiled from GMAC research on the entire market-with qualitative insights from domestic business schools.

Quick Facts

German institutions are relative newcomers to the international education stage but are catching up quickly. International recruitment has been helped by the low tuition charged by public institutions and a quickly growing portfolio of master's programs taught in English. And with changes in the structure of German higher education making it more compatible globally, German students are taking the opportunity to study abroad too.

In the German country vignette, we explore how graduate education has evolved and discuss the current challenges facing institutions. Recommended reading for anyone working with partner institutions in Germany, or seeking to learn more about how the education system shapes students from the country.