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EMBA class of 2023

The ESMT Executive MBA

Open the door to senior management

Duration: 18 months
Study method: 100% in-person over 10 modules (lasting six days each)
Location: 7 modules in Berlin + 3 international modules
Start date: October
Tuition: € 59,500
Focus: Leadership, innovation, general management, and an individual leadership development itinerary

Executive MBA Open House

August 12

Learn more about the ESMT Executive MBA program and meet current students, alumni, faculty, and ESMT admissions staff in Berlin.


The ESMT Executive MBA can help you realize your fullest potential – and drive your career to the next level. At ESMT, we realize that both intellectual and behavioral qualities affect your prospects for success. The EMBA curriculum integrates academic training with an Individual Leadership Development Itinerary, peer-to-peer and individual coaching, applied and evidence-based learning. All combine to give high-potential executives the knowledge and experience necessary to grow an organization with the sensitivity needed to manage and develop people effectively.

The ESMT EMBA is a rigorous management program that leads you through developmental phases designed to deliver the experiences and skills you will need to become an effective, integrative leader capable of thriving in complex international business environments. Click here to learn more about the EMBA program strengths.

Currently ranked in the FT Business School ranking as the #1 business school in Germany and #7 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 programs rank.


Hear from Executive MBA Alumni Stefan Schwab who credits his EMBA with giving him the skills to needed to run not one, but two Siemens-owned companies. Read more.


A redesigned EMBA to develop the holistic leader

  • Focus on: Leadership, Innovation, Analytics
  • Optimized schedule: more time for individual and peer-to-peer coaching, project integration, and work-school-life balance
  • A dedicated faculty lead works individually with you on coaching and personal development
  • Three international modules, integrating evidence-based learning into the curriculum
  • Integrated module focusing on social responsibility, sustainability and ethics and fraud in business



Find out the latest information and updates concerning the impact of COVID-19 on application and enrollment at ESMT Berlin - Learn more

EMBA alumnus Thomas Hillard
The EMBA experience

Alumnus Thomas Hillard on how the EMBA helped fill his professional gaps.

ESMT Blog - Executive MBA

"Executive MBA admission tips and insights"

November 26, 2021 | ESMT Blog
Executive MBA student Isolde Stephan talks about how she narrowed down her search for the right business school and provides tips for applying to the ESMT EMBA program.

"Residency 1 – Building a community and reevaluating my expectations"

October 22, 2021 | ESMT Blog
Isolde Stephan, EMBA 2021-2023, shares her experience of the first residency and her plans for the second residency.

"DGLegacy – From ESMT to the global market"

March 31, 2021 | ESMT Blog
ESMT EMBA alumni Ana Mineva and Peter Minev provide an insight into their business and how they have put into practice the innovation and entrepreneurship skills they acquired during their studies at ESMT.