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Executive MBA

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Master, Executive MBA

Taught language


Program Emphasis
Business, General Management, Innovation, Leadership

Course options
Part-time study


The ESMT Executive MBA can help you realize your fullest potential – and drive your career to the next level. At ESMT, we realize that both intellectual and behavioral qualities affect your prospects for success. The EMBA curriculum integrates academic training with an Individual Leadership Development Itinerary, peer-to-peer and individual coaching, applied and evidence-based learning. All combine to give high-potential executives the knowledge and experience necessary to grow an organization with the sensitivity needed to manage and develop people effectively.

The ESMT EMBA is a rigorous management program that leads you through developmental phases designed to deliver the experiences and skills you will need to become an effective, integrative leader capable of thriving in complex international business environments.


ESMT is accredited by German, European, and US accrediting bodies (triple-accredited). This ensures a high-quality educational experience and a degree with a solid reputation throughout the world.

ESMT currently holds rankings in a number of publications, including appearances in the Financial Times, The Economist, Bloomberg Businessweek and Handelsblatt.

Requirements / Application

EMBA admissions focuses on finding talented, high-potential leaders who can succeed in a challenging environment. Those applying should be engaged with ESMT’s mission and goals, specifically an interest in technology management and a desire to uphold responsible leadership practices.

ESMT EMBA admissions evaluates applications on the following qualities:
  • Strong career record with at least 7 years of professional experience, three of which should include managerial experience
  • Indicators of senior leadership potential for high-performance career growth
  • International outlook, intercultural competence, and a responsible approach to business
  • Proven teamwork skills
  • Strong motivation, commitment and drive to succeed in a challenging academic program
  • Clear commitment by your company about study-time allowances and project agreements, or an in-depth discussion with our EMBA management about your career plan for EMBA Career Change candidates.

Important Dates

EMBA Admissions operates a rolling admissions process, with available places in the class filled on a continual basis. Space in the ESMT Executive MBA class is limited, and early application is strongly suggested.

Application deadlines

  • February 26, 2024 - 1st round application deadline:  Applications received by this deadline will qualify for a tuition discount of €10,000, in addition to any scholarships awarded.
  • April 29, 2024 - 2nd round application deadline: Applications received by this deadline will qualify for a tuition discount of €5,000, in addition to any scholarships awarded.
  • June 24, 2024 - 3rd round application deadline: Applications received by this deadline will qualify for a tuition discount of €2,500, in addition to any scholarships awarded.
  • September 2, 2024 - 4th round application deadline: Applications submitted after this deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
Start date: October

Tuition / Fees

Tuition: €64,800

Early bird tuition discount: All applications from self-financing candidates received in the first admissions round are eligible for an early bird discount.

Value: 17% of EMBA tuition (€10,000)

Financial Aid

For self-funded candidates, ESMT offers partial-tuition, merit-based scholarships. ESMT awards scholarships based on academic excellence, personal and professional achievement, particularly strong leadership experience, and outstanding growth potential. Scholarships for the Executive MBA are applied directly to the applicant’s tuition.

To receive a scholarship, Executive MBA applicants first complete an online application to the Executive MBA program. In the relevant section of the application, candidates can submit their motivation for applying for any number of the following scholarships. Self-funded EMBA applicants are automatically considered for any available scholarships.

Executive MBA scholarships

Duration of study

Duration: 18 months
Study method: 100% in-person over 10 modules (lasting six days each)

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