The European Institute was founded in 1951, after Saarland University had been proclaimed a “European University” in 1950.

Ten years after the foundation of the postgraduate course “European Integration” of the law section of the European Institute, a counterpart in economics was established in 1990 with the course “European Economy”.

The initiators of the MBA programme were Prof. Dr. Christian Scholz (Business Administration), Prof. Dr. Werner Kroeber-Riel (Business Administration), Prof. Dr. Rudolf Richter (Economics) and Prof. Dr. Werner Pommerehne (Economics).

In the years 1990-1999 an economics and a business administration course of study were initially offered. Since 2008 the programme has been operating under the name “MBA European Management” and is offered exclusively in English. Students receive an academically sound management education and are prepared for the requirements of the European market in the practice-oriented programme.

The high quality of the MBA programme “European Management” was confirmed in 2009 by the award of the FIBAA with an accreditation seal and in 2016 and 2020 by the UdS quality pass.