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  • QS Global RankQS Global Rankings
    Position in the QS World University Rankings: Global MBA Rankings 2020
  • 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.
    31-36 Yrs.
  • ScholarshipIndication as to whether the institution provides scholarships for MBA programs.


ESMT Berlin - European School ofManagement and Technology GmbH, located in the heart of Berlin, Germany,is a private business school founded by 25 multinational corporations. Theschool’s expertise focuses on the development of entrepreneurial leaders with aglobal focus on social responsibility and the management of technology. ESMT isone of the top ranked business schools in Germany with a global network of alumniin over 50 countries. In addition to executive education, ESMT offers three degree programs:

·        Master'sin Management

·        Full-timeMBA

   ExecutiveMBA (EMBA)

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


  • The EMBA program has been ranked #1 globally for six consecutive years and #1 in Germany for seven consecutive years for career progress, and 39th globally by the Financial Times, including #6 globally for Corporate Social Responsibility. In The Economist “Which MBA?” ranking of the top 100 Executive MBA programs #14 globally and #1 in Germany for stand-alone programs.

  •         The full-time MBA ranks amongst the top 56thglobally and 4th for diversity of recruiters with The Economistranking of the top 100 full-time MBA programs in 2018, including #12 in Europeand #3 for diversity of recruiters. The Financial Times ranks the full-time MBAas 88th in the world, #8 globally in value for money and #16 in Europe forentrepreneurship.

  •         The ESMT Master's in Management program has beenranked 14th in the first Economist "Which MBA?" global ranking of thetop 40 Masters in Management (MIM) programs in 2017. ESMT is ranked #2 forpersonal development/educational experience and geographical diversity.

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

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.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does ESMT Berlin offer CV evaluation prior to applying?

    Before the official application, ESMT engages with each MIM, MBA and EMBA applicant individually to ensure that the student’s career goals match the program’s track record for excellence. You can submit your CV 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, 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.

    How do I apply to an ESMT Berlin program?

    To begin the admissions process, applicants complete an online application. There is no application fee. The application is easy to follow, and will ask you for the following information:

    ·         Personal data
    ·         Your academic and professional background
    ·         Essay questions
    ·         Your CV
    ·         Two recommendations
    ·        GMAT or GRE test scores - (Either GMAT or GRE is required for MBA applicants. MIM applicants may not need to submit test results. EMBA applicants can also choose to take the ESMT Admissions test instead.)
    ·         Copies of your university transcripts
    ·         English test results, such as TOEFL or IELTS, if required

    Upon completion of your application the Office of Admissions will contact you with the next steps for personal interview and any remaining questions. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until about one month prior to the start of each program. Once your complete application is received, you should receive a decision within 2-4 weeks.

    If I don't speak German, can I find a job in Germany after the MBA?

    Yes, but there are never any guarantees!

    On average, about 10-20% of our MBA students speak German fluently or to a business-level equivalency. However, each year almost 90% of graduates work in Germany following the MBA 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.

    We do, however, encourage you to study German either through the optional program prior to the MBA or classes during the program. Speaking German will no doubt provide you with many more options during your job search and help with your integration. An individualized career services networking and mentoring approach during the MBA, to help offset this.

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