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The ESMT Global Online MBA

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Applications for the Global Online MBA are open. Apply now to transform your career with ESMT Berlin. Starts September 2021!

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The ESMT Berlin Global Online MBA is designed to teach you everything that a modern decision-maker needs to be a successful leader. Analytics, Innovation and Leadership are at the core of this program which offers great flexibility to its students.

You are able to select the individual modules or sub blocks of courses as you go. The MBA is set up to be a 24-month program, with the option to take up to five years to complete it at your own pace.

The Global Online MBA is one of its kind in the European market: It is set up so you can continue working full-time while gaining the knowledge and competencies to support not only your personal development but also the growth and transformation of your company. You choose add-ons to the scheduled courses, adding in personalized career coaching, or to take a global module either in Berlin, or a global week international field study.

The program targets individuals who want flexibility in their studies. You can choose to take all modules as scheduled or take a break in between modules.

This fully online study program is delivered on the world's most innovative virtual learning platform by ESMT's world class faculty.

ESMT’s membership in the Future of Management Education (FOME) alliance guarantees your access to the world’s most innovative online learning environment.

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Global Online Webinar

Global Online MBA Webinar - The modern, flexible curriculum

Key facts

  • Online delivery with two start dates per year: September and May
  • Leading to the ESMT Berlin MBA degree (60 ECTS)
  • 24-month program duration, with the option to complete the program within five years
  • Unique kick-off module on how to design a trusted network and ensure the best start to your studies
  • 4 core modules followed by an elective and an optional global exchange module
  • Elective modules in Technology & Innovation
  • Access to “small network online courses” (SNOCs) run by 30-plus schools in the GNAM network
  • Germany's most international alumni network
  • Focus areas: Analytics and Innovation 
  • Tuition fee: €25,000 (early-bird tuition discount available), option to pay per module


Early-bird deadlines

Applications received before these dates will be eligible for a €2,000 tuition discount.

  • September 2021 intake - early-bird deadline June 1, 2021
  • May 2022 intake - early-bird deadline January 10, 2022


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 how our programs rank.


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ESMT Berlin - Top business school to watch in 2021

With it's cutting edge approach to online teaching, ESMT Berlin made it to the Top 5 European Business Schools to Watch in 2021, according to Poets&Quants.

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Breakthrough of the Year

FOME has been shortlisted as a 'Breakthrough of the Year' finalist in the Falling Walls World Science Summit. The Future of Online Management Education (FOME) alliance is a group of like-minded business schools with collaborating on strategic, international online initiatives.

Breaking the Wall of Online Learning
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