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The ESMT full-time MBA

Educating leaders for the future of business

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ESMT’s MBA is a one-year, personalized program that starts in January each year. The MBA program is based in Berlin, in the heart of Europe, with significant international and intercultural components. MBA courses focus on innovation, technology, managing big data, sustainable business development, entrepreneurship, and global strategic management. Click here to learn more about our program strengths.


At its core, ESMT’s MBA program takes a general management and personal development approach that gathers up to 65 students from more than 30 countries, not just in Europe, but around the world. At ESMT, we believe that 50% of an MBA experience is new learning in the classroom, and 50% is integrative, personal development. Throughout the program, the MBA challenges students to work in diverse teams, discover their drives and limits, and question conventional thinking.

Living in Berlin provides students with great location advantages in any of the three core tracks. Innovation & Entrepreneurship courses lead you from idea generation all the way to implementation and commercialization, with Berlin's entrepreneurial ecosystem as a backdrop. Managerial Analytics concentrates on the skills and knowledge needed to manage analysts and drive insightful decision-making processes, while Strategic Leadership hones the aptitude to design, evaluate, and execute complex growth strategies across borders and in large corporations. Strong connections to corporations, small-and-midsized enterprises and industry allow students to observe and practice themes taught in the last two tracks.

Currently ranked in the FT Business School ranking as the #1 business school in Germany and #9 in Europe, ESMT is one of only two business schools in Germany to appear in every international ranking among the top business school rankings. Have a look at where our MBA program ranks!


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Key facts about the Full-time MBA

One-year, full-time program


Tracks in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Managerial Analytics, and Strategic Leadership


Customize your degree: Choose German language and Responsible Leaders Fellowship

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A day in the life of a MBA student

Josh Pritchett, MBA 2019

ESMT Blog - Full-time MBA

"MBA 2020 – the journey so far"

September 28, 2020 | ESMT Blog
YuJean Chng and Ankan Guria share their experiences of the MBA program so far.

"International perspective: a Canadian student in Germany"

June 18, 2020 | Times Higher Education
ESMT alumnus Christopher Korman shares his experience of moving from Toronto to Berlin to pursue an MBA.

"Value Of An MBA In A Crisis"

May 26, 2020 | BusinessBecause
ESMT MBA alumna Anke Dassler is interviewed on what it was like to graduate during the 2008 financial crisis and how it compares to the current situation.
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