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Overview

ESMT Berlin - European School of Management and Technology, located in the heart of Berlin, Germany, is a private business school founded by 25 multinational corporations. ESMT focuses on the development of entrepreneurial and sustainable leadership. The research concept of ESMT sets three major research areas of expertise: Leadership, Innovation and Analytics.


All ESMT programs benefit from close relationships with ESMT's corporate network: Allianz, McKinsey, Bosch, and Siemens, among others. Our programs consist of small, diverse classes, ensuring our students a personalized educational experience throughout their time at ESMT, one of the top ranked business schools in Germany with a global network of alumni in over 50 countries.

ESMT offers three degree programs: 

  • Master's in Management
  • Full-time MBA 
  • Executive MBA (EMBA) 

as well as executive education. 

All ESMT programs benefit from close relationships with ESMT's corporate network and founders. 

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.

The school is represented in several rankings. 

  • The EMBA program has been ranked #1 for six consecutive years for career progress and is the highest ranked stand-alone program in Germany, and 31st globally by the Financial Times. In The Economist “Which MBA?” ranking of the top 100 Executive MBA programs, ESMT entered the top 10 as #8 globally. 
  • The full-time MBA ranks amongst the top 41 globally with The Economist ranking of the top 100 full-time MBA programs in 2017, including top 10 in Europe and #3 for diversity of recruiters. Bloomberg Businessweek ranked the ESMT MBA #15 globally in their 2016 international school rankings, placing #5 globally in the employer survey.
  • The ESMT Master's in Management program has been ranked 14th in the first Economist "Which MBA?" global ranking of the top 40 Masters in Management (MIM) programs in 2017.


ESMT is ranked #2 for personal development/educational experience and geographical diversity.

ESMT is accredited by AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS and FIBAA.

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, 70-75% 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.

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.


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.

To apply, Master's 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 25,000€ 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's 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's in Management program. There is an extra essay available for applicants to explain their suitability for a scholarship.


Career statistics from our most recent MIM class are:

84% of our graduates received job offers within 3 months after graduation.

On average 70-75% 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.

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