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The ESMT full-time MBA

Educating leaders for the future of business

Duration: 15 months; full-time face-to-face
Location: Berlin
Start date: January
Tuition: €48,500
Application Deadline: June 29
Focus: General management plus specializations in Strategic leadership, Managerial analytics, or Innovation and entrepreneurship

MBA Open House

June 10

Learn more about the ESMT Full-time, Part-time, and Global Online MBA programs and meet current students, alumni, faculty, and ESMT admissions staff in Berlin.

The ESMT Berlin MBA is a great way to accelerate or switch your career. Choice is at the heart of the MBA with multiple opportunities to tailor the program to meet your needs. In an intense 15 months, you will gain the skills and experience necessary to change your future in Europe or beyond.

The ESMT full-time MBA is a 15 month, personalized program that starts in January each year. It has been designed to help you develop the skills and experiences you need to move ahead. You are at the heart of the program and will have many opportunities to tailor the program to meet your needs.

Your options include:

  • Specialization tracks:  Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Managerial Analytics; Strategic Leadership
  • Summer term:  Industrial and Social Innovation Challenge; Internship; intensive German summer school
  • Winter term:  electives at ESMT focused on innovation, technology, analytics, sustainable business development, entrepreneurship, and global strategic management; International exchange

Currently ranked in the Financial Times Business School ranking as the #1 business school in Germany and #7 in Europe, you will  study alongside a very international cohort (we ranked #7 in the Financial Times Global MBA ranking for international students).  We believe that 50% of your experience is about learning from each other and our world-class faculty in the classroom, and 50% is integrative, personal development. Throughout the program, the MBA will challenge you to work in diverse teams, discover your drives and limits, and question conventional thinking.

In the ESMT MBA, personal mastery and leadership are woven into the program.  The small class size ensures that you constantly reflect on your experience while receiving personalized constructive feedback, and honing your leadership skills.  Running alongside the program are multiple opportunities for career development.  A structured career curriculum helps you build your corporate and startup capital through networking and opportunities to immerse yourself in the local economy.

Learn more about the program strengths.

ESMT is located in Berlin, Germany’s political, cultural, and startup capital.  There is always something to do or see:  the city is a center of modern art and film, has a thriving food scene, and is home to people from all over the world.

Your studies in the ESMT MBA program span an intense 15 months but will leave you ready to seize and thrive in your post-MBA life.  As a graduate, you will join our global alumni network of international business professionals representing numerous industries and sectors around the world.

But your journey does not need to stop there.  You may decide to participate in a post-study option:

  • Take up a Responsible Leaders Fellowship.  Spend up to six months completing a social impact project in a developing country.   We help you find the fellowship, we pay you a stipend, we cover your travel, and you make the difference.
  • ​​​​​​​Join the incubator program at our entrepreneurship hub, Vali Berlin

We look forward to welcoming you to ESMT Berlin.

Key facts about the Full-time MBA

Boost your employabilty: build marketable skills with internships, consulting projects and social innovation challenges

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

Personalize your degree: Choose electives from sustainability, business German, digital transofrmation and more

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A day in the life of a MBA student

A day in the life of a MBA student

Josh Pritchett, MBA Student

Rebecca Loades, Director of Career Accelerator Programs, gives an introduction to the ESMT Full-time MBA.

MBA Alumni Interview

Hear from MBA alumni Alex Lozan Ferreyra on his journey to ESMT and what it did for his career in the non-profic sector after graduation.

ESMT Blog - Full-time MBA

"Students drive exponential growth of pro-bono GreenTech consulting"

April 30, 2021 | ESMT Blog
ACI Consulting Club and Net Impact ESMT Berlin joined together to engage their members in 3-week long pro-bono consulting projects for GreenTech start-ups. Ludovica Ceschi and Kelsey Fennell provide an insight into their work so far.

"Responsible Leaders Fellowship diary – Roxie’s goals"

April 27, 2021 | ESMT Blog
Roxie Overaker talks about why she chose to do the Responsible Leaders Fellowship and what motivated her to work with David Avido, fashion designer and founder of Looks Like Avido.

"Responsible Leaders Fellowship diary – Beverly’s goals"

April 21, 2021 | ESMT Blog
Beverly Dodard-Guillaume talks about why she chose to do the Responsible Leaders Fellowship and what motivated her to work with the Huru Foundation, a new NGO based in Nairobi.