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ESMT Berlin

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  • GMATRange of average GMAT scores across all MBA programs at the institution
    550-650 - Low
    651-700 - Medium
    701-800 - High
  • DemographyAge range of students across all MBA programs at the institution.
    30-36 Yrs.
  • ScholarshipIndication as to whether the institution provides scholarships for MBA programs.


ESMT Berlin - European School of Management and Technology, located in the heart of Berlin, Germany, is a private business school founded by 25 multinational corporations. ESMT focuses on the development of entrepreneurial and sustainable leadership. The research concept of ESMT sets three major research areas of expertise: Leadership, Innovation and Analytics.

All ESMT programs benefit from close relationships with ESMT's corporate network: Allianz, McKinsey, Bosch, and Siemens, among others. Our programs consist of small, diverse classes, ensuring our students a personalized educational experience throughout their time at ESMT, one of the top ranked business schools in Germany with a global network of alumni in over 50 countries.

ESMT offers three degree programs: 

  • Master's in Management
  • Full-time MBA 
  • Executive MBA (EMBA) 

as well as executive education. 

All ESMT programs benefit from close relationships with ESMT's corporate network and founders. 

As the most international business school in Germany, over 80% of ESMT’s faculty members have a non-German background. With 37 full-time faculty members at the school, they represent 19 different countries.

The school is represented in several rankings. 

  • The EMBA program has been ranked #1 for six consecutive years for career progress and is the highest ranked stand-alone program in Germany, and 31st globally by the Financial Times. In The Economist “Which MBA?” ranking of the top 100 Executive MBA programs, ESMT entered the top 10 as #8 globally. 
  • The full-time MBA ranks amongst the top 41 globally with The Economist ranking of the top 100 full-time MBA programs in 2017, including top 10 in Europe and #3 for diversity of recruiters. Bloomberg Businessweek ranked the ESMT MBA #15 globally in their 2016 international school rankings, placing #5 globally in the employer survey.
  • The ESMT Master's in Management program has been ranked 14th in the first Economist "Which MBA?" global ranking of the top 40 Masters in Management (MIM) programs in 2017.

ESMT is ranked #2 for personal development/educational experience and geographical diversity.

ESMT is accredited by AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS and FIBAA.

ESMT Berlin, fosters startups through a new 3500-square-meter, co-working office in Berlin-Schöneberg, called Space Shack. Two ESMT MBA alumni, together with a managing director provide an inspiring working environment for entrepreneurial development. ESMT students, who are starting their own businesses or looking to connect with startups, can apply for free co-working space at Space Shack.

On average, 70-75% of ESMT graduates work in Germany after graduation. Germany has very favorable working visa regulations for university graduates, who are able to stay in the country for 18 months after graduation and easily obtain working visas. 

Scholarships are allocated based on academic excellence, personal and professional achievement, particularly strong leadership potential, and superior interpersonal skills. MBA and EMBA scholarships are restricted to self-funded candidates and are applied directly to the applicant’s tuition.

All programs are taught in English.

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