About MBA Journal

MBA Journal is an independent online magazine written by Bärbel Schwertfeger, an expert about the MBA market for many years. It gives prospective students, business schools and companies an overview about the international and German MBA and Executive Education market. MBA Journal also features trend reports, writes about new programs, rankings and accreditations. Furthermore, it provides readers with a critical view on the MBA and management education landscape.

About the Editor

Since 1985, Bärbel Schwertfeger is working as freelance journalist. She graduated with a Diploma in Psychology (M.Sc. equivalent) from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and developed an outstanding expertise in the fields of management, business education and human resource management.

In 1992, she became interested in the MBA as the leading form in international business education. One year later, the German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) published her series “MBA in Europe”, in 1994, her book “Das MBA-Handbuch” (“The MBA-Handbook”) was released.

Ever since, she has written countless articles on MBA and business education for business magazines, dailies and special interest publications, including Capital, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Die Welt, Financial Times Deutschland, Handelsblatt, Personalmagazin, Spiegel online, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Wirtschaftswoche, Wirtschaft & Weiterbildung, and Die ZEIT, as well as for Die Presse and Der Standard in Austria, Cash and Neue Züricher Zeitung (NZZ) in Switzerland and Businessweek in the US.

From 2007 till June 2020 she was also Editor in Chief of Wirtschaftspsychologie aktuell, a quarterly magazine focusing on business psychology. In July 2020 she has started the online magazine WIRTSCHAFTSPSYCHOLOGIE HEUTE (business psychology today).

In 2006 Bärbel Schwertfeger founded the website MBA Channel with two partners. As Editor in Chief she was responsible for all news and articles. In December 2010 she started her own blog Schwertfeger-MBA-Channel which was relaunched and named MBA Journal in spring 2014.

Since 2011 she is also Editor in Chief of MBAintern, a monthly newsletter in German, which is sent to HR Professionals and prospective MBA students.