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Part-time MBA

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Program Emphasis
Business Administration, General Management, Innovation, Leadership

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The ESMT Berlin Part-time MBA in Business Innovation is an ideal way to 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.

The program targets individuals with a minimum of three years’ professional experience who wish to be effective change agents in their organization. Whether you are part of a mature corporation needing to stimulate disruptive innovation or a startup looking to scale up, this program could be the next step in your career.

Requirements / Application

The Part-time MBA in Business Innovation is designed for professionals seeking a rigorous management degree while also working. Before starting an online application, prospective students must meet all of the following admission requirements:

  • Three years of postgraduate professional experience
  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification
  • Strong GMAT/GRE scores or strong performance in ESMT’s admissions test. ESMT’s GMAT code is H4D-SJ-53 or simply search for ESMT by name. Our Designated Institution (DI) code for the GRE is 7768.
  • English proficiency test scores
    • TOEFL scores (95 minimum), PTE score (64 minimum), IELTS score (7 minimum) or other English proficiency tests are accepted). ESMT Berlin accepts MyBest™ scores for the TOEFL iBT® test, in addition to TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date. The ESMT TOEFL institution code is 8707.
    • If English is your native language or you earned a university degree exclusively taught in English you do not need to take an English proficiency test.
    • A strong command of the English language should also be demonstrated in the admission interview.
To begin the admissions process, you should complete an online application, which will ask you for the following information:
  • Personal data
  • Your academic and professional background + your CV
  • One essay and a 3-min video essay upload
  • Two recommendations
  • Your English proficiency test scores
  • Copies of your university transcript
  • €50 application fee
  • An interview (in person or per video call), should you move on in the process

Important Dates

Start date: September

Tuition / Fees

The tuition fee is €38,000, with an early application round discount available.

Early admission discount
  • May 1, 2022 - 1st early application deadline: candidates who submit a completed application before this date will receive a discount of €8,500 from their tuition.
  • July 1, 2022 - 2nd early application deadline: candidates who submit a completed application before this date will receive a discount of €5,000 from their tuition.
  • August 15, 2022 - final application deadline: applications received after this date will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Financial Aid

The ESMT MBA is an excellent investment into your future. Most students fund their studies with a mix of personal funds, loans, and scholarships. Students may also pursue financing of their MBA through their employer. To help make studying for an MBA a reality, ESMT Berlin offers access to a number of loan programs for part-time MBA students.

Duration of study

Flexibility is at the core of this two-year study program delivered face-to-face and on the world’s most innovative virtual learning platform by ESMT's world class faculty. The program is cohort-based, meaning you start and finish with the same group of people, allowing you to build a network.

Our integrated approach comprises 80% online MBA study and 20% in person over 14 weekends in either Berlin or Munich (all students attend the first module in Berlin).

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