Pharma MBA


Deadline Early-Bird Discount Tuition
Februrary 13, 2023 EUR 5,550 EUR 31,450
May 15, 2023 EUR 3,700 EUR 33,300
August 15, 2023   EUR 37,000

Tuition fees include a non-refundable admissions fee of EUR 2,000. Additional costs include the respective semester fees for the program duration, to be settled with Goethe University.

The application fee amounts to EUR 100.


To be part of the first cohort of the Pharma MBA at GBS felt like doing something extraordinary. I was excited to find a program especially designed for people working in the pharmaceutical industry. To meet experts from other companies with different job positions and to exchange views was one of the best experiences during the whole program. It facilitated thinking about new viewpoints and approaches for my current and future work. The program covered many relevant topics. Furthermore, GBS was always open for feedback to improve and develop an even better program. In addition, I really appreciated the Friday Talks giving deeper insights into companies’ perspectives

Nadja ThomasProduktmanager Kadcyla, Class of 2018

There are numerous portals listing various scholarship opportunities for students with diverse backgrounds, such as the "Stipendien-Tipps". In additon, we have put together some tips from our Recruiting & Admissions team below on how to manage cost of studies.

If you have previously completed a degree and are looking to return to studies to advance your career, it may be possible to claim your tuition fees as an income-related expense.

Download our informational flyer on tax benefits for university students in Germany.

Brain Capital offers financing opportunities to motivated and qualified GBS students, independent of their financial status. Brain Capital arranges a flexible inter-generation financing contract, i.e. repayment is income-dependent, the max. repayment is capped and conditions remain constant over the contract period. Applicants or students interested in a consultation with Brain Capital should contact recruiting[at] to be connected with our Brain Capital Key Account Manager!

Explore your study funds financing options and see which one might be the best for your needs:

  • Festo Bildungsfonds offers attractive student loan programs, and
  • the state-owned KfW-Bank also provides financing opportunities to anyone under the age of 44.
  • Deutsche Bildung offers income-dependent repayment plans, allowing you to study without the burden of loan repayment holding you back.

You may also approach your employer and discuss options for support. This may be financial, or take other forms such as time support or mentoring. As a business school, we understand the value further studies can have on your career development, and want to help you communicate your choice to your employer. Take a look at our Value Proposition Sheet for tips you can discuss when you approach your company, to help them understand the benefits in supporting your choice, too.


At GBS, we do our best to assist applicants in finding the right program that best fits their personal and professional needs. We are also dedicated to doing our part in fostering a diverse business culture, paving the path to a successful career for talents across industries, and to establish a strong network of professionals who make a difference. With this in mind, we offer scholarships to financially support students of GBS master programs.

If you would like to be considered for GBS Scholarships, please make sure to complete the required applications by our deadline. In case of questions or if you would like more information, please contact our Recruiting & Admissions Team via recruiting[at]

The GBS Thought Leader Scholarship is designed to provide financial support to outstanding candidates who demonstrate significant influence or commitment within their industry. Candidates who can demonstrate a significant role in initiating innovative projects in their professional environment, are actively involved in professional associations, or are committed to advancing their industry in a special way are eligible to apply.

Learn more about how to apply for a GBS Thought Leader Scholarship in the GBS Thought Leader Scholarship Key Fact Sheet.

The GBS Diversity in Business Scholarship aims to support students who are looking to further advance their career in the areas of technology/digital transformation, finance, or pharmaceutical business. We look forward to supporting talented, dedicated students who are pro-active about bettering the position of diverse people within their chosen industries and who have a proven record of ideas, initiatives and success related to their biographical background and their professional work experience.

Learn more about how to apply for a Diversity in Business Scholarship in the Key Fact Sheet.