FAQ (Frequently asked questions)

Q: I would like to apply for the EMBS programme. What steps do I need to follow?

A: Please follow the link for detailed instructions on the application process. All steps will be explained in detail. 

Q: What are the minimum requirements to be accepted?

A: Please follow the link for detailed information about the application process.

Q: I would like to apply outside the official application period. Is this possible?

A: Unfortunately we are not able to accept applications outside of the application period.

Q: Which language skills are required?

A: Applicants need to prove proficiency in English because all courses are held in English. Students will be given the opportunity to learn the language of each country where they spend one semester. For further information please follow the link to the admission criteria.

Q: Is it possible to choose the sequence of the four countries freely or do I have to follow a specific order?

A: The sequence of the countries is set which means that you will start in Trento (Italy) followed by a semester in Annecy (France), Kassel (Germany) and León (Spain). Students can freely choose the country for their required internship. It is not possible to do all four semesters in the same country.

Q: When does the first semester start?

A: The EMBS programme only starts in the winter term each year (mid-September in Trento).

Q: What courses are offered?

A: Please follow the link to the detailed curriculum and general course information.

Q: How long does the EMBS programme take and is it possible to finish it after one year?

A: The course duration is four semesters. In addition to that, students have to do an internship. It is not possible to receive a degree after two semesters.

Q: What are the tuition and fees to be paid?

A: Please follow the link to get detailed information about the tuition fees and other costs.

Q: Is there any financial aid?

A: Yes, students can benefit from various scholarships. Please follow the link for further information.

Q: What are my career opportunities after completing the EMBS?

A: Former graduates of this program have excellent career opportunities. Many alumni started their career outside of their home country. Please follow the link to access more information about career prospects. (Link to content from group 1 – point 8)

Q: How can I find accommodation in each country?

A: In each university, a service at the international office assists students in finding accommodation either in student residences or on the private market.

Q: What do I have to consider as a non-European applicant?

A: Please follow the link for detailed information.

Q: Which degree will I get after completing the EMBS programme?

A: Each EMBS student is awarded one joint degree from all four universities. The advantages of a joint degree are numerous. To start with, the programme (including curricula, admission and examination regulations) are jointly developed and recognized by all participating universities. Furthermore, students have access to the facilities and resources of all four institutions. This can be especially helpful for research projects. In addition, students will benefit from a diverse and international teaching staff. Finally, the joint degree is recognized in all four countries.

The ‘European Master in Business Studies’ degree awarded at the end of the programme corresponds to the following four national degrees:

  • In the Italian University system, to a ‘Laurea Magistrale - CLASSE LM77 Lauree Magistrali in Scienze Economico-Aziendali’;
  • In the French University system, to a ‘Master en Droit Economie Gestion’;
  • In the German University system, to a ‘Master of Arts’;
  • In the Spanish University system, to a ‘Master Universitario Europeo en Dirección de Empresas’.

Q: How many students are admitted to the programme?

A: There is not a fixed number of students for an incoming class but on average 28 students are admitted to the programme. The student body is very diverse and the previous EMBS classes consisted of students from roughly ten different nationalities.

Q: Is it possible to work full-time and pursue the degree?

A: No, it is not possible to work full-time as the courses require compulsory attendance.

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