EMBS - European Master in Business Studies, M.B.A.

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  • 24 months
  • Tuition
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Jointly run by the University of Savoie (France), the University of Trento (Italy), the University of Kassel (Germany) and the University of León (Spain), the European Master in Business Studies (EMBS) is a two-year full-time Master’s degree in Management officially integrated in the new European Bologna system of higher education.
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  • Fees and funding


EMBS has been developed in order to offer to European as well as to non-European students a unique opportunity of learning how to do business in Europe effectively. Apart from studying fundamentals of Management and Sales & Marketing on a European scale, students will learn “on site” the multicultural differences by working in groups of different nationalities and by spending one semester in each University of the consortium. The EMBS is composed of four semesters in four different European countries (Trento/Italy, Annecy/France, Kassel/Germany and León/Spain), as explained in the following scheme:

  • 1st semester: University of Trento (Italy)
  • 2nd semester: University of Savoie (France)
  • 3rd semester: University of Kassel (Germany)
  • 4th semester: University of Leon (Spain)

Programme Structure

Students admitted to the EMBS will spend a semester in each participating university in the following order:
  1. 1st year of Master
  • Semester 1 in Trento (Italy)
  • Semester 2 in Annecy (France)
  1. 2nd year of Master
  • Semester 3 in Kassel (Germany)
  • Semester 4 in León (Spain)
  • 3 months internship/placement in a foreign country (not in their native country) at the end of the fourth semester
  • Final Master Thesis to be presented at the end of the fourth semester

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 560

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 87

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

In order to be considered for admission to the EMBS program, a Bachelor’s degree (at least amounting to 6 semesters and 180 ECTS) in Economics, Management, Business Studies or equivalent, or a higher degree is required, as well as certified English knowledge (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS or similar) and proven computer skills. A curriculum vitae, 2 letters of reference and one letter of motivation are also required.

Minimum requirements

Following minimum requirements must be fulfilled by EMBS applicants:

  • a three- or four-year-Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Management or Business Studies or other study backgrounds (Social Sciences, Languages, Engineering) with a focus on Economics & Management awarded by an internationally recognized institution at university level. 50% or more of your Bachelor studies have to be done in the Economic/Business field. Applicants who do not yet have their Bachelor’s certificate can still apply for the EMBS master's program provided they are able to submit their certificate no later than November 2015. Such applicants will not be admitted unconditionally to the program, but may be “conditionally admitted” as long as the certificate remains outstanding. Formal enrollment to the program can only be granted, however, when the Bachelor’s certificate is submitted.
  • Final marks of at least 95/110 in Italy, 13 in France, 2,5 in Germany, 6,5 in Spain or the equivalent in other countries.
  • Proof of English proficiency at least at B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (or 560 paper-based TOEFL or 87 internet-based TOEFL or equivalent test results; certificate of the language center of thier home institution testifying that your level of English is at least CEFR B2; university English exam; proof that university studies were completed at a recognized institution where English is the primary media of instruction; etc.).
  • good command of the most common computer applications.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 3500 International
  • EUR 3500 EU/EEA

EMBS participation fees are about € 3500 per year (2500 euro tuition fee per year plus about 250/300 euro per year to be paid to each partner university as administrative fee).



EMBS students have the possibility to be supported through grants and scholarships offered by the Université de Savoie (France). For further information please contact embs@univ-savoie.fr.

The UNITN "Opera Universitaria Scholarship"

Please note that EMBS students are NOT eligible for the “Opera Universitaria Scholarship (OUS)”.

The "Università a Colori" scholarship

This scholarship is dedicated to children and grandchildren of Trentino-native emigrants currently living outside Italy. Please contact MS Lorenza Fracalossi (lorenza.fracalossi@provincia.tn.it) for further details about this scholarship.

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