Global MBA. Made in Germany.
Location: Germany
About ESMT Berlin

The ESMT Full-time MBA: Take control and accelerate your career

The ESMT Berlin MBA program offers numerous ways to combine program content and deliver the personalized path and value you are looking for.

Over 15 months, the program will give you the skills and experience necessary to change your future and accelerate your career in Europe or beyond. Your choices are at the heart of the MBA with multiple opportunities to tailor the program to meet your needs.

The springboard to flexibility happens once you have established your management foundation in the integrated core. From May, you are in the driving seat. Choose your track, select your summer option, and then tailor the program even more with electives. The ESMT Berlin MBA is a great way to accelerate or change your international career path.

Your options include:

  • Specialization tracks:  Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Managerial Analytics; Strategic Leadership
  • Summer term:  Industrial and Social Innovation Challenge; Internship; intensive German summer school
  • Winter term:  electives at ESMT focused on innovation, technology, analytics, sustainable business development, entrepreneurship, and global strategic management; International exchange

The program attracts one of the world’s most diverse classes with 90-95% of students coming from outside Germany and spanning over 30 countries.  This ensures that international team work will be a big part of your studies. Take advantage of one or more optional international experiences including intensive German language courses, international exchanges or our Responsible Leaders Fellowship (RLF) , which enables you to spend up to six months completing asocial impact project in a developing country.

In the ESMT MBA, personal mastery and leadership are woven into the program.  The small class size ensures that you constantly reflect on your experience while receiving personalized constructive feedback, and honing your leadership skills.  Running alongside the program are multiple opportunities for career development.  A structured career curriculum helps you build your corporate and startup capital through networking and opportunities to immerse yourself in the local economy.

The ESMT Part-time MBA is a two-year program delivered through 75% online and 25% face-to-face modules, including international module options. The program is designed for candidates with three or more years of professional experience in any field who want to learn skills to change, disrupt, innovate, or scale up their companies. The program is designed for students working in any industry from start-ups to multi-national corporations who are interested in courses focusing on customer centricity, entrepreneurial strategy and innovation, digital business and agility. The program begins in September. In addition to working with the state-of-the-art online platform for learning, students will also learn from their face-to-face group work while building their network.

The ESMT Berlin Global Online MBA is set up to be a 24-month program, with the option to take up to five years to complete it at your own pace.The Global Online MBA is one of its kind in the European market: It is set up so you can continue working full-time while gaining the knowledge and competencies to support not only your personal development but also the growth and transformation of your company. You choose add ons to the scheduled courses, adding in personalized career coaching, or to take a global module either in Berlin, or a global week international field study.The program targets individuals who want flexibility in their studies. You can choose to take all modules as scheduled or take a break in between modules.This fully online study program is delivered on the world's most innovative virtual learning platform by ESMT's world class faculty.

The ESMT Executive MBA: Focus on technology, innovation, and international management The 18-month, part-time Executive MBA consists of three main phases during which the participants first acquire a solid foundation in general management issues, then build their distinctive edge in one of two focus-areas (technology management and innovation or international management) and develop strategic leadership capabilities. The third phase is integrative in nature, requiring that participants bring together the various dimensions of managing a business and leading people and organizations. This phase includes an "international field seminar" and a final report based on the "applied field work". Students complete coursework at the Berlin campus, with two modules outside of Germany.

ESMT Berlin is a private business school founded by 25 multinational corporations. The school’s expertise focuses on the development of entrepreneurial leaders who think globally and act responsibly. ESMT is the top ranked business school in Germany with a global network of alumni in over 40 countries.

ESMT offers the following degree programs: Master in Global Management, Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Master in Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, Full-time MBA, Part-time MBA, Global Online MBA and Executive MBA (EMBA) as well as executive education programs. All ESMT programs benefit from close relationships with ESMT's corporate network and founders. The school is accredited by AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS and FIBAA.  


Programme Presentation
ESMT Berlin is ranked as the #1 business school in Germany and #8 in Europe by the Financial Times. The ESMT Full-time MBA: A one-year, full-time international management MBA program. The ESMT MBA curriculum reflects the demands of modern day global business, with core tracks in Strategic Leadership, Managerial Analytics, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Courses are taught in English at ESMT’s campus in Berlin, Germany. ESMT accepts up to 70 talented professionals every year to join an intense program that runs from January to February of the following year. Students are given unparalleled opportunities for self-improvement and networking while learning to master global business administration from Germany’s most international business faculty. On average about 85% of the class remains in Germany after graduation and is comprised of around 95% international students. ESMT Berlin also offers Part-time, Global online and Executive MBA programs in addition to three master (MSc) programs.
Programme Info

Programme Info

Types of courses:
Full-time MBA (15 months)
Part-time MBA (24 months 75% online, 25% face-to-face)
Global Online MBA (24 - 60 months, 90% self-paced, 10% live)
Executive MBA (modular, 18 months)
Start date:
Full-time MBA: January
Part-time MBA: September
Global Online MBA: May and September 
Executive MBA: October
Application deadlines:
Full-time MBA: November 8, 2023
Part-time MBA: August 14, 2023
Global Online MBA: September 3, 2023 (September Intake)
Executive MBA: September 4, 2023
Accreditation: AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS and FIBAA



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Student Body

Student Body

2023 Full-time MBA: 37 participants

2022-2024 Executive MBA: 50 participants

Part-time MBA 2022-2024: 42 participants

Global Online MBA September 2022: 53 participants

Nationalities Represented:

Full-time MBA: 24 (32% Americas, 8% Africa/Middle East, 47% Asia/Oceania, 13% Europe)

Executive MBA: 25 (9% Americas, 11% Africa/Middle East, 8% Asia/Oceania, 72% Europe)

Part-time MBA: 25 (17% Americas, 50% Europe, 26% Asia, 6% Africa/Middle East)

Global Online MBA: 28 (8% Americas, 9% Africa/Middle East, 17% Asia/Oceania, 66% Europe)

Average Age and Work Experience
Full-time MBA: 30, with 6 years of experience
Executive MBA: 39, with 14 years of experience
Part-time MBA: 33, with 8 years of experience
Global Online MBA: 36, with 11 years of experience



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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

A bachelor's degree and good academic record
GMAT score (average 640)
TOEFL or equivalent test for non-native English speakers
3 years experience (5 years for EMBA)
Two recommendations

Leadership potential and intercultural competence, as demonstrated in the essays on the online application.




Costs and Financing

Programme fees
Full-time MBA: €49,000
Part-time MBA: €39,500
Global Online MBA: €28,000 
Executive MBA: €59,500
(Fees cover books, learning materials, coaching, personalized support, international field seminar (only EMBA), and other direct program costs)
Early admission discounts are available for our MBA programs, as well as different scholarship options, covering up part of the program fees. Scholarships are allocated based on academic excellence, personal and professional achievement, leadership potential, and superior interpersonal skills. No scholarships are available for the Part-time MBA and Global Online MBA. Further information can be found on ESMT's website.
Applicants are encouraged to apply for financing in the form of loans if needed, depending on the applicant's home country. ESMT joined the Prodigy finance loan program and the Brain Capital education fund. These programs offer loans or innovative financing schemes to qualifying MBA and EMBA students from any country. Further information can be found on ESMT's website.

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Address: ESMT GmbH, Schlossplatz 1, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 212 31-1400
Fax: +49 (0) 30 212 31-1409
Director of Admissions: Mrs. Stephanie Kluth