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ESMT Berlin, Berlin Germany

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# =90World University Rankings - Masters In Management

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About ESMT Berlin

ESMT Berlin - European School of Management and Technology GmbH, located in the heart of Berlin, Germany, is a private business school founded by 25 multinational corporations. The school’s expertise focuses on the development of entrepreneurial leaders with a global focus on social responsibility and the management of technology. ESMT is one of the top ranked business schools in Germany with a global network of alumni in over 50 countries. In addition to executive education, ESMT offers the following degree programs:  

Master in Global Management (MGM)
Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MIE)
Master in Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (MAAI)
Full-time MBA (FTMBA)
Part-time MBA (PTMBA)
Global Online MBA (GOMBA)
Executive MBA (EMBA)


Rankings

The Financial Times Business School Rankings currently rank ESMT Berlin as the #1 business school in Germany and #7 in Europe.

ESMT’s Master in Global Management program is ranked #10 by the Financial Times, including #7 for "overall satisfaction" and #10 for "international mobility". The program ranks #14 in the Economist "Which MBA?" global ranking, including #5 for "education experience", #8 for "personal development/educational experience" and "faculty quality". CEO World ranks the ESMT Berlin MIM among the top 3 in Europe.

ESMT’s EMBA program ranks #39 globally by the Financial Times, and #1 in Germany for stand-alone programs. The EMBA is #14 for “career progression”, #18 for international course experience and #22 for ESG. In The Economist “Which MBA?” ranking of the top 100 Executive MBA programs #20 globally.

The full-time MBA is ranked #1 in Germany by Bloomberg, #10 among non-US business schools. It is ranked #10 among One-Year International MBAs by Forbes. It ranks #46 globally and #12 in Europe in The Economist ranking of the top full-time MBA programs. The Financial Times ranks the full-time MBA as #88 in the world, including #3 globally for international mobility.


ESMT is accredited by AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS and FIBAA, part of an elite group of just 90 business schools worldwide recognized by the three most prestigious international accrediting bodies.

As the most international business school in Germany, over 80% of ESMT’s faculty members have a non-German background. With 37 full-time faculty members at the school, they represent 19 different countries.

ESMT Berlin, fosters startups through a new 3500-square-meter, co-working office in Berlin-Schöneberg, called Space Shack. Two ESMT MBA alumni, together with a managing director provide an inspiring working environment for entrepreneurial development. ESMT students, who are starting their own businesses or looking to connect with startups, can apply for free co-working space at Space Shack.

80% of MIM and MBA graduates received job offers within three months after graduation.

On average, almost 90% of ESMT graduates work in Germany after graduation. Germany has very favorable working visa regulations for university graduates, who are able to stay in the country for 18 months after graduation and easily obtain working visas. 

Scholarships are allocated based on academic excellence, personal and professional achievement, particularly strong leadership potential, and superior interpersonal skills. MBA and EMBA scholarships are restricted to self-funded candidates and are applied directly to the applicant’s tuition.

All programs are taught in English.

About ESMT Berlin

ESMT Berlin - European School of Management and Technology GmbH, located in the heart of Berlin, Germany, is a private business school founded by 25 multinational corporations. The school’s expertise focuses on the development of entrepreneurial leaders with a global focus on social responsibility and the management of technology. ESMT is one of the top ranked business schools in Germany with a global network of alumni in over 50 countries. In addition to executive education, ESMT offers the following degree programs:  

Master in Global Management (MGM)
Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MIE)
Master in Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (MAAI)
Full-time MBA (FTMBA)
Part-time MBA (PTMBA)
Global Online MBA (GOMBA)
Executive MBA (EMBA)


Rankings

The Financial Times Business School Rankings currently rank ESMT Berlin as the #1 business school in Germany and #7 in Europe.

ESMT’s Master in Global Management program is ranked #10 by the Financial Times, including #7 for "overall satisfaction" and #10 for "international mobility". The program ranks #14 in the Economist "Which MBA?" global ranking, including #5 for "education experience", #8 for "personal development/educational experience" and "faculty quality". CEO World ranks the ESMT Berlin MIM among the top 3 in Europe.

ESMT’s EMBA program ranks #39 globally by the Financial Times, and #1 in Germany for stand-alone programs. The EMBA is #14 for “career progression”, #18 for international course experience and #22 for ESG. In The Economist “Which MBA?” ranking of the top 100 Executive MBA programs #20 globally.

The full-time MBA is ranked #1 in Germany by Bloomberg, #10 among non-US business schools. It is ranked #10 among One-Year International MBAs by Forbes. It ranks #46 globally and #12 in Europe in The Economist ranking of the top full-time MBA programs. The Financial Times ranks the full-time MBA as #88 in the world, including #3 globally for international mobility.


ESMT is accredited by AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS and FIBAA, part of an elite group of just 90 business schools worldwide recognized by the three most prestigious international accrediting bodies.

As the most international business school in Germany, over 80% of ESMT’s faculty members have a non-German background. With 37 full-time faculty members at the school, they represent 19 different countries.

ESMT Berlin, fosters startups through a new 3500-square-meter, co-working office in Berlin-Schöneberg, called Space Shack. Two ESMT MBA alumni, together with a managing director provide an inspiring working environment for entrepreneurial development. ESMT students, who are starting their own businesses or looking to connect with startups, can apply for free co-working space at Space Shack.

80% of MIM and MBA graduates received job offers within three months after graduation.

On average, almost 90% of ESMT graduates work in Germany after graduation. Germany has very favorable working visa regulations for university graduates, who are able to stay in the country for 18 months after graduation and easily obtain working visas. 

Scholarships are allocated based on academic excellence, personal and professional achievement, particularly strong leadership potential, and superior interpersonal skills. MBA and EMBA scholarships are restricted to self-funded candidates and are applied directly to the applicant’s tuition.

All programs are taught in English.

University information

To apply, Master in Management candidates need to have:

•    A previous degree in any subject. Applications will also be accepted from final-year undergraduate students awaiting completion of their degree.
•    In order to enroll in the Quantitative Business track a proof of strong quantitative abilities is required, whether with a degree in an analytical field or quantitative economics, finance, or a similar topic OR a degree in any discipline with a strong GMAT score (top 20% globally in the quantitative section). A GMAT is highly recommended for all applicants to this stream. The average GMAT score is 640.
•    In order to enroll in the Innovative Management track: A degree in any discipline with excellent grades is required. GMAT or GRE is optional but may be requested in certain cases by the Admissions Team.
•    Ideally no more than 18 months of postgraduate, full-time work experience
•    Strong TOEFL scores (95 minimum), PTE score (64 minimum), IELTS  score (7 minimum) or other English proficiency test.


The online application is easy to follow, and requires the following information:
o    Basic personal data
o    Your academic and professional background
o    Short essay questions


Additionally, you will be asked to submit:
•    Your CV
•    Transcripts to all higher education institutions attended
•    GRE/GMAT and TOEFL scores, if needed
•    Two recommendations (forms provided by ESMT)
 
MIM tuition fees are 29,500€ and can be paid in three installments over two academic years. These fees cover all seminars, selected teaching materials, orientation and career support.

ESMT offers partial tuition scholarships and a limited number of full-tuition scholarships to accepted Master in Management students who show academic merit. Scholarships are allocated based on academic excellence, personal and professional achievement, leadership potential and interpersonal skills. To receive a scholarship, candidates first apply to the Master in Management program. There is an extra essay available for applicants to explain their suitability for a scholarship.

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Until 1989 the ESMT Berlin Campus housed the headquarters of the East German government. After reunification, it was used in varying functions and was the temporary office of the German chancellor from 1999 to 2001. It has since been renovated and transformed into one of Germany’s most modern educational centers and consistently ranked by students and alumni as #1 globally for learning environment.


ESMT Berlin, fosters startups through a new 3500-square-meter, co-working office in Berlin-Schöneberg, called Space Shack. Two ESMT MBA alumni, together with a managing director provide an inspiring working environment for entrepreneurial development. ESMT students, who are starting their own businesses or looking to connect with startups, can apply for free co-working space at Space Shack.


Student life

Clubs are one of the main ways that students interact with students across all programs and the greater professional community of Berlin. All clubs are initiated and run by students. Current clubs include: Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology, Investment, Marketing, Social Impact and the newest is the ESMT Berlin chapter of Net Impact.

There are several sports activities, which take place on campus throughout the year. The most celebrated event is the football tournament where MIM, MBA students compete against EMBAs, faculty and staff members.

When studying in Berlin, many students find themselves enchanted with the city and appreciate its international flair. Berlin is a city with great history, a pulsating culture, a vibrant food scene, and a tendency to reinvent itself.  Studying at ESMT Berlin gives you the opportunity to study at, what some believe to be Europe’s new capital.

Career statistics from our most recent MIM class are:

93% of our graduates received job offers within 6 months of graduation.

On average 80% of ESMT graduates work in Germany after graduation each year. Germany has very favorable working visa regulations for university graduates, who are able to stay in the country for 18 months after graduation and easily obtain working visas.

Soft-skill workshops and career services are integrated into the curriculum and cover topics such as leadership development, project management and presentation skills.  There is also an annual career fair on campus, company presentations on campus and visits throughout Germany, all designed to bring ESMT Berlin MIM students in direct contact with companies looking to hire.

Tuition fee and scholarships

One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Rankings & ratings

ESMT Berlin is one of the top universities in Berlin, Germany. It is ranked #=90 in World University Rankings - Masters In Management 2022.

World University Rankings - Masters In Management

  • 2018
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  • 2019
    #101+
  • 2020
    #101+
  • 2021
    #101+
  • 2022
    #=90

Available programs

ESMT Berlin is a triple-accredited, top-ranked business school located in the center of Berlin, Germany offering a range of postgraduate degrees – Master’s in Management (MIM), Full-time MBA, Part-time MBA and Executive MBA. All courses are taught in English.


The MIM program is a pre-experience program that prepares talented minds for careers in global business. The program is divided into two tracks with a focus on international management.

The tracks are:
•    Quantitative Business - for quantitative decision analysts 
•    Innovative Management - for creative and strategic thinkers.

Depending on the track, students can choose between four specializations:
•    Business Analytics
•    Finance & Investments
•    Entrepreneurship & Innovation
•    Global & Digital Strategy


Program highlights include:
•    Full-time
•    24 months
•    6-11 months of integrated project and work experience
•    148 students total
•    74% international students
•    Average age 23
•    Average work experience 6 months

The program
The two-year program combines fieldwork in global companies with applied coursework and research on the latest business and management theories. Admitted students have a variety of academic backgrounds and use the time at ESMT to gain valuable knowledge and interdisciplinary experience to apply their previous expertise to economic and management problems.

The language of instruction is English. However, all students study a new language during the program. For non-native German speakers, MIM candidates learn German to increase their competitiveness on the German job market, and complete internships immersed in the German corporate culture. Native German speakers choose a language needed to manage relationships in the world's fastest growing economies.
During module 1, students take management core courses together in a single cohort. Most courses include components for teamwork and presentation to hone the students' communication and conflict resolution skills.

After the core module of the program, students take courses related to their chosen track in module 2, either quantitative business or innovative management

In module 3 students complete an internship of up to six months with a company and industry that meets their career goals. German students are encouraged to complete their internship abroad. ESMT works with a growing number of companies to offer internships. Current internship partners include Allianz, Axel Springer, Barclays, BMW, Bosch, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Post, E.ON, EY, Gazprom, McKinsey, Siemens, ThyssenKrupp and many more.

After the first internship and a combined capstone module in October, students move on to module 4 and choose one of four specializations in order to develop a tangible value proposition for companies looking for talent.

•    Business Analytics: Data Science and Data Mining, Predictive Analytics, Advanced Decision Analysis, Spreadsheet Modeling, Ethics in Data Analytics
•    Finance & Investments: Valuating Companies, International Finance & Risk Management, Entrepreneurial Finance and FinTech, Portfolio Management
•    Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Innovation and New Product Management, The Human Factor of Innovation, 'Startup Challenge', Design Thinking
•    Global & Digital Strategy: Understanding Global Challenges, Strategic International Management, Digital Disruption & Business Models, Digital Marketing

Module 5 is comprised of the Social Impact Project. Students work on a group assignment in an NGO, social venture or in a corporate social responsibility department of a global firm in Germany or abroad. This assignment allows students to observe how the global marketplace plays out in other parts of the world and other levels of society. It is the students' opportunity to give back and learn how to be a life-long engaged global citizen. Previous projects include:
•    DHL, India - Identifying opportunities to foster the collaboration between DHL and SOS Children Villages
•    UNDP, Uganda- finding innovative solutions to make Uganda Tourism Ecosystem Platform (UTEP) financially sustainable in the mid- and long term
    United Nations, Paraguay - Improving the sustainability of cotton farming by preserving the national culture
•    Audi AG, Germany - Analyzing the strategy of future sustainability and development projects at Audi
    Deloitte, Germany - Assessing social innovation programs at Deloitte
    OECD - Measuring the cost of inaction in developing countries
    PwC, Athens - Using the success factors of Berlin start-ups to help grow the Greek entrepreneurship scene
    United Nations, Kenya  - Evaluating a current UN Habitat with the goal of improving living conditions in South Sudan

Module 6: While working on their thesis, students may seek the opportunity of a second internship and carry out their research with support from practitioners. Alternatively, particularly those who intend to pursue an academic career may opt for working on a thesis topic in close coordination with a professor's own research agenda.

In addition, all students have the option to apply for the Portfolio Management Program. Those wishing to gain experience in portfolio management have the opportunity to manage a fund of €1 million per year. The first year students act as analysts and second year students as portfolio managers.

Complete program and detailed course information is available on the ESMT Berlin website and in the program brochures.


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