Application for the Darmstadt MBA

The decision to apply for the Darmstadt MBA should be thoroughly considered. Therefore, we offer a comprehensive and personal consultation in which you can discuss any questions which you may have concerning the programme and your individual career tracking.

Admission Requirements

For admission to one of our MBA programmes we require

  • An above average economics or non-economics university degree
  • A minimum of three years of professional experience after graduation
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the English language*
  • Optional: GMAT certificate

* We accept the following certificates or equivalents of it

  • IELTS​​​​​​ (minimum band score of 6.5 or better) 
  • TOEFL (minimum internet-based score of 88 or better)
  • Cambridge Certificates (FCE – First Certificate of English (General English, BI), Grad A /
    BEC Vantage (BI), Grade B or better / BEC Higher (CG), Grade C or better)

Applicants, who have sufficient english language skills, but no corresponding test certificate can take an
English language test offered by the h_da language center. Please note: the test is currently only available online due to COVID-19.

Eligibility Check

For applicants who aren't sure if they meet our Admission Requirements, we offer a preliminary check for your eligiblity to the programme in advance.
If you are interested in taking this service, please send us the following documents in a SINGLE pdf file, in either English or German to

  • Table of contents
  • CV or Résumé
  • Complete table of records of your study
  • Final Grade(s) of your degree or degrees
  • English Certificate (if available)
  • Proof of work experience accounting for 3 years at least
  • Other relevant certificates (i.E. PMP)

If specific documents will be missing, please let us know beforehand.

English Proficiency Test for Applicants

Applicants, who have sufficient english language skills, but no corresponding test certificate can now take an web based English language test.

Testing dates for winter term 2023

  • 23th of March
  • 20th of April
  • 25th of May
  • 22th of June
  • 13th of July

To register for the test, please send the Registration form via e-mail to You will receive further information along with your registration confirmation. Please note, that a registration is only possible in conjunction with an application for our program of study!

How does the test work?
The test will take approximately 90 minutes.
It will evaluate the following branches of your language-capability:

  • Reading capability
  • Writing capability
  • Conversational capability

You will receive a Link to a website where your test will take place. You have to make sure that the lecture can see you. At the beginning, the lecture will ask you to hold up your ID.

How do I prepare myself for the test?
With this test, we intend to assess your current capability of the english language and if your language abilities will be sufficient to follow the lectures of our MBA-Programme. Therefore, particular preparation for the test is not necessary. If you still want to practice though, we recommend taking any opportunities to engage actively in the english language. For example: Speaking english in your company on a regular basis is the best form of preparation.

How much does it costs?
We charge a handling fee of 50€. You have to make sure that you transfer the handling fee before the test starts. About 3 days before the Test date.