ESMT Berlin - European School of Management and Technology was founded on the initiative of 25 leading German and global companies and institutions. The founders aimed at establishing an international business school, based in Germany, with a distinct European profile.
As a private institution of higher education, ESMT has provided an international one-year Full-time MBA program since 2006. In 2007 ESMT started a part-time Executive MBA program and in 2014 the Master’s in Management (MIM). ESMT's main campus is in Berlin. The university is triple- and fully state-accredited.
1. The ESMT full-time MBA: General management and leadership focus
The one-year Full-time MBA program is composed of two main phases: Mastering Management and Taking the Lead. During the first phase participants obtain a solid foundation in the fundamentals of management. During phase two participants develop the ability to make a difference – the ability to steer changes, achieve innovation, and to mobilize a team – even an entire company – around a common goal.
Therefore participants of the ESMT Full-time MBA program benefit from:
- Unique access to multinational corporations that results in career opportunities after graduation
- An innovative combination of academic and hands-on coursework
- Hand-picked classmates with proven professional experience
- International faculty with experience at top business schools worldwide
- Life in the heart of Europe with Berlin’s cosmopolitan choice of cultural, entertainment, and leisure activities
- Substantial scholarships provided by ESMT sponsors
2. The ESMT Executive MBA: Focus on Technology, Innovation and International Management
The 18-month, part-time Executive MBA program consists of three main phases during which the participants first acquire a solid foundation in general management issues, before building their distinctive edge in one of the two focus-areas (technology and innovation management or international management) and developing their 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 master’s thesis based on a practice project.
The highlights of the ESMT Executive MBA are:
- Experienced peer group with substantial work experience
- Integrated professional and personal development
- International faculty with experience at top business schools worldwide
- International modules, including the GNAM week and first-hand experience in international business
3. The ESMT Master’s in Management: Specialize in Business Analytics, Finance & Investments, Entrepreneurship & Innovation or Global & Digital Strategy
The Master's in Management (MIM) program combines applied work in companies with high-quality coursework and research on the latest management theories. Students who have recently graduated from their Bachelor’s apply their acquired skills to economic analysis, product development, and new technology management within the global marketplace. The courses are divided into two streams with a focus on international management. One stream is designed for quantitative decision analysts (Quantitative Business) and one stream for creative and strategic thinkers (Innovative Management).
Depending on the stream, students can choose among four specializations in the second year:
- Business Analytics
- Finance & Investments
- Entrepreneurship & Innovation
- Global & Digital Strategy
Other highlights of the MIM program.
- Up to 11 months of internships and team projects in German enterprises, Berlin start-ups or abroad.
- Committed internship companies so far include Allianz, Axel Springer, Barclays, BMW, Bosch, Daimler, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Post DHL, EY, E.ON, Gazprom, McKinsey, Siemens and ThyssenKrupp.
- In the second year, MIM candidates spend 1,5 months working on a Social Impact Project with an international NGO, non-profit, or social venture.
- All students learn a foreign language. German students will learn a strategically significant language like Chinese or Spanish; international students learn German.
- Small class sizes allow for an individual learning environment
The ESMT Master of Business Administration is a one-year, full-time international management MBA program. Focus areas include technology and innovation management, global sustainable business 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 December. Students are given unparalleled opportunities for self-improvement and networking while learning to master global business administration from Germany’s most international business faculty.
The ESMT Master's in Management 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 ESMT EMBA in Berlin is an 18-month, part-time, modular program with a #1 reputation for developing global executives. Participants, comprising exclusively mid- to senior-level managers, meet in Berlin for intensive six day modules every two months, beginning in October each year. Two international modules take participants to economic powerhouses abroad for networking and academic exchange. Graduates are awarded a Master of Business Administration degree, and most progress to significant executive-level corporate leadership roles after graduation. In Berlin, EMBA participants learn from outstanding international faculty from Germany’s top business school. The program targets those who have an interest in creating long-term, sustainable competitive advantage for their companies through innovation, technology and a global mindset. We invite you to learn more via the links below.
Requirements / Application
Graduates and professionals who want to make a difference
ESMT gathers a diverse and talented group of participants. We are looking for candidates who bring with them the facets of innovation and leadership for which the school stands.
Our participants have a strong educational and, for the MBA/EMBA, professional background, understand the importance of taking responsibility, possess the ambition to make a difference and show the potential to make the transition to a broader management and leadership role. They may come from any country, culture, study background and have experience in any industry and function.
For each program, please view the specific admissions requirements on our website.
Wide Range of Scholarships
ESMT's corporate founders are offering substantial scholarships to fulfill ESMT’s mission. When applying to ESMT every applicant has the possibility to compete for one of the prestigious scholarships. The scholarship can cover partial tuition, depending on the assessment by the Scholarship Committee of the applicant’s merits. Full-tuition scholarships are available for candidates of the Kofi-Annan Fellowship.
Allocation of Scholarships
Scholarships will be allocated on the basis of intellectual excellence (grades for MIM applicants), evidence of personal and professional achievement and evidence of strong leadership potential. Applicants do not have to apply separately for the scholarship as the application and interview results will be used to measure the mentioned criteria.
The amount of the scholarship will be decided after a candidate has been accepted into the program. The Scholarship Committee reviews all applications and makes the decision as to the amount.
Candidates can find a list of scholarships on the particular program websites.
ESMT gives students unique opportunities to network with local and global business and start-ups within the MBA and MIM programs.
During the second half of the Full-time MBA, companies come to the ESMT campus to network with and meet the current MBA class. Companies host students in various formats: They meet students over lunch, in group sessions, deliver presentations on recruitment opportunities, and/or conduct individual interviews. Recruiters are also invited to campus throughout the year to meet with students on an individual basis.
The integrated consulting project provides the students another networking opportunity. Consulting projects come from many corporate, startup, and non-profit sources, in any industries.
During the Master’s in Management, students have the opportunity to work for up to six months in a company of their choice. ESMT's professional staff works with MIM students to find the right internship.
In the second half of the program, students engage in a six-week international Social Impact Project. The project offers students the opportunity to serve as an economic or management consultant for an organization with specific social objectives, such as a non-profit organization, a CSR department or a social entrepreneurship venture. Moreover, ESMT's annual career fair offers corporate recruiters exposure to all MIM students for half a day at the Berlin campus. Companies are given a unique opportunity to promote their full-time and internship positions in an informal setting.