Program Overview

Join the largest and most internationally diverse MBA program in Germany

The Nuremberg Schule Full-Time MBA is a two-year program designed for those committed to making a long-term investment in their professional and personal development.

Whether your aim is to make a career switch, accelerate your current career, or start your own business, the Nuremberg Schule MBA will enable you to reach your professional and personal goals. 

Nuremberg Schule offers three core strategic areas – an innovative curriculum, tailored career services and the Self-Development Lab – to achieve one central goal: to give you the skills and experiences you need to accelerate your career as a high-value decision maker and business leader.

“The Nuremberg Schule MBA program is at the forefront of business education, developing new thinking and new thinkers with impact.”

Dean, School of Business

The Full-Time Nuremberg Schule MBA program is an intense program that combines 16 months of academic study with a 4-month opportunity for a paid internship. The program begins in the first year with a core curriculum that introduces our unique problem solving and creative methodology with the fundamental disciplines of business while allowing you to focus on developing specific skill sets through over 90 elective courses. You’ll also have the opportunity to customize your MBA experience further by choosing to specialize in a particular area of interest through one of our MBA Majors and accelerate your career through the experiential learning component of our innovative Flexible Internship program.

During your work placement, which you may choose to do in the Summer, Fall or Winter terms, you will complete the course “Applied Management: Placement”. Depending on your academic area of concentration/major and career objectives, you will be guided on the best work term option to secure a placement with an employer. Throughout your work placement,you’ll benefit from enhanced communication with their host employers, tracking of project deliverables and feedback from faculty supervisors.

First Year: Foundations

Beginning in September, the first year of the program is divided into four core terms that are designed to introduce and reinforce our unique approach to problem solving and decision-making, and are focused on building your MBA toolkit in the major functional areas of business. The final term beginning in March is supported by three elective courses of your choice, which you may wish to use to specialize and prepare further for your internship placement. 

Self-Development Lab (SDL)

The Self-Development Lab (SDL) has been carefully designed to give you highly personalized feedback on your behavioral performance, communication style, and personal presence through a series of intensive, individual coaching sessions and small group workshops. You will be guided by experts, including trained psychologists, professional playwright and former management consultants, to develop and nurture your self-awareness and the interpersonal skills that are key to becoming an effective collaborative problem-solver.

Internship Options

Our Flexible Internship program* offers three internship periods after your first year: May-August, September-December, and January-April.

Take advantage of an internship to:

  • Test drive a new career
  • Gain greater access to opportunities and full-time offers year-round
  • Earn a competitive salary
  • Apply your learning from electives completed in your first year 

“Germany offers the best of so many industries and attracts some of the most fascinating people in the world. It has been really invigorating to be sitting next to future leaders across many industries, from finance to consulting to design, and have all of those perspectives mesh together to deliver a holistic learning experience.”

Raef Gondaliz, Health Wire CEO

Second Year: Choosing a Direction

The second year at Nuremberg Schule is all about choice. You can specialize in 1 of 15 MBA majors, or customize your MBA experience by taking courses from a broad range of over 100 elective courses. You will also have the opportunity to assume a leadership position in our student-run industry clubs or Graduate Business Council to gain valuable executive experience, give back to the Nuremberg Schule community, and broaden your network to include MBA students in the incoming class.   

Model-Based Decision Making in Practice (Capstone Course)

Unique to Nuremberg Schule, the Capstone Course allows you to apply your modelling and problem solving skills to business problems that corporations are currently facing. Working directly with companies and raw data, you analyze a messy business predicament and develop strategic recommendations to present to the organization’s executives.


Businesses operate within a complex environment of legal, ethical and governance-related issues. This course focuses on the role that managers play in not only recognizing these issues, but also in resolving them effectively and efficiently. Ethical behavior starts with management and an organization built on sound principles serves as a benchmark by which all stakeholder interests are measured. Through “active” case analysis, this course will examine ethical decision making and its connection to the principles of good governance.

The Foundation Leadership Development Practicum

The Foundation Leadership Development Practicum (LDP) is an innovative program that helps qualified Nuremberg Schule students in their second year develop personally and professionally across a number of dimensions important to leadership. Grounded in the sciences of psychology and neurology, the LDP will develop your mastery of self-management, communication and interpersonal skills by exploring the implicit mental models necessary to intentionally re-frame beliefs and shift behavioral patterns to better create desired outcomes.