Global MBA. Made in Germany.
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 Blended MBA in Business Innovation 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 and students can choose to join a class either in Berlin or Munich. 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 Management, 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.
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)
Full-time MBA: January
Part-time MBA: September
Global Online MBA: September and May
Executive MBA: October
Full-time MBA: November 16
Part-time MBA: August 15
Global Online MBA: August 14 (September Intake), April 24 (May Intake)
Executive MBA: September 1
Accreditation: AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS and FIBAA
2022 Full-time MBA: 40 participants
2021-2023 Executive MBA: 45 participants
Part-time MBA 2021-2023: 47 participants
Global Online MBA September 2021: 47 participants
Full-time MBA: 21 (36% Americas, 5% Africa/Middle East, 35% Asia/Oceania, 24% Europe)
Executive MBA: 26 (14% Americas, 8% Africa/Middle East, 8% Asia/Oceania, 70% Europe)
Part-time MBA: 24 (Europe 68%, Asia 13%, Americas 13%, Middle East 6%)
Global Online MBA: 27 (Europe 49%, Asia 21%, Middle East/Africa 19%)
Average Age and Work Experience
Full-time MBA: 31, with 7 years of experience
Executive MBA: 38, with 13 years of experience
Part-time MBA: 33, with 7 years of experience
Global Online MBA: 34, with 9 years of experience
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)
Leadership potential and intercultural competence, as demonstrated in the essays on the online application.
Costs and Financing
Full-time MBA: €48,500
Part-time MBA: €38,000
Global Online MBA: €26,500
Executive MBA: €59,500
(Fees cover books, learning materials, coaching and 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 scholarships 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, and 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.