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About ESMT Berlin

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. The school’s expertise focuses on the development of entrepreneurial leaders with a global focus on social responsibility and the management of technology. ESMT is one of the top ranked business schools in Germany with a global network of alumni in over 50 countries. In addition to executive education and PhD's, ESMT offers five degree programs: 

As the most international business school in Germany, over 80% of ESMT’s faculty members have a non-German background. With 40 full-time faculty members at the school, they represent 17 different countries.

Rankings 

  • The Financial Times Business School Rankings currently rank ESMT Berlin as the #1 business school in Germany and #7 in Europe.
  • ESMT’s MiM program is ranked #12 by the Financial Times, including #7 for "overall satisfaction" and #10 for "international mobility". The program ranks #14 in the Economist "Which MBA?" global ranking, including #5 for "education experience", #8 for "personal development/educational experience" and "faculty quality". CEO World ranks the ESMT Berlin MIM among the top 3 in Europe.
  • ESMT’s EMBA program ranks #39 globally by the Financial Times, and #1 in Germany for stand-alone programs. The EMBA is #14 for “career progression”, #18 for international course experience and #22 for ESG. In The Economist “Which MBA?” ranking of the top 100 Executive MBA programs #20 globally.
  • The full-time MBA is ranked #1 in Germany by Bloomberg, #10 among non-US business schools. It is ranked #10 among One-Year International MBAs by Forbes. It ranks #46 globally and #12 in Europe in The Economist ranking of the top full-time MBA programs. The Financial Times ranks the full-time MBA as #88 in the world, including #3 globally for international mobility.

ESMT is accredited by AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS and FIBAA, part of an elite group of just 90 business schools worldwide recognized by the three most prestigious international accrediting bodies. 

In addition to strong corporate relations, 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, almost 90% 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. 

About ESMT Berlin

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. The school’s expertise focuses on the development of entrepreneurial leaders with a global focus on social responsibility and the management of technology. ESMT is one of the top ranked business schools in Germany with a global network of alumni in over 50 countries. In addition to executive education and PhD's, ESMT offers five degree programs: 

As the most international business school in Germany, over 80% of ESMT’s faculty members have a non-German background. With 40 full-time faculty members at the school, they represent 17 different countries.

Rankings 

  • The Financial Times Business School Rankings currently rank ESMT Berlin as the #1 business school in Germany and #7 in Europe.
  • ESMT’s MiM program is ranked #12 by the Financial Times, including #7 for "overall satisfaction" and #10 for "international mobility". The program ranks #14 in the Economist "Which MBA?" global ranking, including #5 for "education experience", #8 for "personal development/educational experience" and "faculty quality". CEO World ranks the ESMT Berlin MIM among the top 3 in Europe.
  • ESMT’s EMBA program ranks #39 globally by the Financial Times, and #1 in Germany for stand-alone programs. The EMBA is #14 for “career progression”, #18 for international course experience and #22 for ESG. In The Economist “Which MBA?” ranking of the top 100 Executive MBA programs #20 globally.
  • The full-time MBA is ranked #1 in Germany by Bloomberg, #10 among non-US business schools. It is ranked #10 among One-Year International MBAs by Forbes. It ranks #46 globally and #12 in Europe in The Economist ranking of the top full-time MBA programs. The Financial Times ranks the full-time MBA as #88 in the world, including #3 globally for international mobility.

ESMT is accredited by AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS and FIBAA, part of an elite group of just 90 business schools worldwide recognized by the three most prestigious international accrediting bodies. 

In addition to strong corporate relations, 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, almost 90% 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. 

University information

To apply, Master in Management candidates need to have:

•    A previous degree in any subject. Applications will also be accepted from final-year undergraduate students awaiting completion of their degree.
•    In order to enroll in the Quantitative Business track a proof of strong quantitative abilities is required, whether with a degree in an analytical field or quantitative economics, finance, or a similar topic OR a degree in any discipline with a strong GMAT score (top 20% globally in the quantitative section). A GMAT is highly recommended for all applicants to this stream. The average GMAT score is 640.
•    In order to enroll in the Innovative Management track: A degree in any discipline with excellent grades is required. GMAT or GRE is optional but may be requested in certain cases by the Admissions Team.
•    Ideally no more than 18 months of postgraduate, full-time work experience
•    Strong TOEFL scores (95 minimum), PTE score (64 minimum), IELTS  score (7 minimum) or other English proficiency test.


The online application is easy to follow, and requires the following information:
o    Basic personal data
o    Your academic and professional background
o    Short essay questions


Additionally, you will be asked to submit:
•    Your CV
•    Transcripts to all higher education institutions attended
•    GRE/GMAT and TOEFL scores, if needed
•    Two recommendations (forms provided by ESMT)
 
MIM tuition fees are 29,500€ and can be paid in three installments over two academic years. These fees cover all seminars, selected teaching materials, orientation and career support.

ESMT offers partial tuition scholarships and a limited number of full-tuition scholarships to accepted Master in Management students who show academic merit. Scholarships are allocated based on academic excellence, personal and professional achievement, leadership potential and interpersonal skills. To receive a scholarship, candidates first apply to the Master in Management program. There is an extra essay available for applicants to explain their suitability for a scholarship.

Until 1989 the ESMT Berlin Campus housed the headquarters of the East German government. After reunification, it was used in varying functions and was the temporary office of the German chancellor from 1999 to 2001. It has since been renovated and transformed into one of Germany’s most modern educational centers and consistently ranked by students and alumni as #1 globally for learning environment.


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.


Student life

Clubs are one of the main ways that students interact with students across all programs and the greater professional community of Berlin. All clubs are initiated and run by students. Current clubs include: Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology, Investment, Marketing, Social Impact, Net Impact, Agriculture and more.

There are several sports activities, which take place on campus throughout the year. The most celebrated event is the football tournament where MIM, MBA students compete against EMBAs, faculty and staff members.

When studying in Berlin, many students find themselves enchanted with the city and appreciate its international flair. Berlin is a city with great history, a pulsating culture, a vibrant food scene, and a tendency to reinvent itself.  Studying at ESMT Berlin gives you the opportunity to study at, what some believe to be Europe’s new capital.

Visit the ESMT Berlin MIM Career Services website for the latest employment statistics.

On average 80% of ESMT graduates work in Germany after graduation each year. 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.

Soft-skill workshops and career services are integrated into the curriculum and cover topics such as leadership development, project management and presentation skills.  There is also an annual career fair on campus, company presentations on campus and visits throughout Germany, all designed to bring ESMT Berlin MIM students in direct contact with companies looking to hire.

Tuition fee and scholarships

One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Before the official application, ESMT engages with each applicant individually to ensure that the student’s career goals match the program’s track record for excellence. You can submit your CV or LinkedIn profile link to the Office of Admissions for feedback or to arrange a one-to-one meeting.

It is also possible to meet with an ESMT Berlin representative around the globe. We travel extensively to meet interested candidates and provide networking opportunities with alumni. Please contact us to arrange an individual meeting.

If you are in Berlin, we encourage you to come visit us on campus. The school is located in the center of the city on Museum Island , near Alexanderplatz. Should you like to attend a class, we recommend arranging your visit as much in advance as possible. In addition, we offer several Open House events throughout the year. All of the information is available on our web site.

Yes, but there are never any guarantees!

On average, about 25-30% of our MIM students speak German fluently or to a business-level equivalency. However, each year over 80% of graduates work in Germany following the MIM program. This means that many non-German speakers do find work in Germany. It is easy to live in Berlin and use English as your main language. Companies are often looking for the unique skills that you bring to their offices as a top criteria. The career services section of the ESMT website has lots of information about jobs graduates are working in following their time at ESMT.

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.


You can study German during the MIM program. The required internship during the MIM also helps with your professional integration.