EBC University

The EBC University was a private, state-approved university of applied sciences with a focus on practice-oriented international business studies with individual professional specialization.


The EBC University will not enrol any new students from the winter semester 2019/2020 onwards. This decision is based on the strategic reorientation within the ESO Education Group.

As part of this strategic reorientation, the management of the ESO Education Group has decided to bundle the potentials and strengths of its two university brands EBC University (EBC) and International School of Management (ISM). In the future its concept of a multi-campus university will focus on the ISM brand, which will thus expand its presence in Germany. In addition to its campuses in Dortmund, Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne and Stuttgart, from 1st September 2019 there will be also a campus in Berlin. With this bundling the ISM will also benefit from the potential and innovative concepts of the EBC University.

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Focusing on Careers

At the EBC universities, young personalities had the chance to the fastest road to a successful career. In attractive locations in the cities of Hamburg and Düsseldorf, our students were ideally prepared for their career start in relevant, practice-oriented international Bachelor and Master study programs.

Learning at the EBC universities wasn't just about technical knowledge: Beyond this expertise, our students acquired methodological and social skills. In small groups and with individual attention they learned how to efficiently deal with specific issues and how to take optimum action in unknown markets. They were holistically trained and educated as responsible specialists and managers and expand and develop their individual strengths during the course of their studies – obvious competitive advantages when applying for attractive positions.


Areas of Specialization – Internationality as Part of the Studies

The EBC university’s study programs included Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Business Management; Tourism & Event Management; Fashion, Luxury & Retail Management; Business Psychology & Management as well as a Master’s degree in International Management. EBC University has originated from the Hamburg Schoolof Foreign Languages, established in 1934. English-language lectures and study programs, language courses, an integrated semester and internships abroad as well as double degrees were proof of the remaining international focus. A network of more than 70 partner universities around the world ensured that the course of studies was rounded off with a unique experience abroad.


Close to Practice

The EBC University’s professors and lecturers closely networked with the economy– to the benefit of their students, both for their internships as well as for practical projects and case studies. The teachers had many years of professional experience and their instruction was equally diverse and exciting so that complex issues were easily comprehensible. In addition, the Career Center also supported the students in smoothly transitioning from university to professional life or to graduate studies.

Former LocationsFormer Study Programs
  • Düsseldorf
  • Hamburg



    For EBC University transcripts/diploma reprints, certificates for the retirement insurance or other requests, please contact:

    Birgit Lehmann
    040 3233700