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Global Online MBA admissions

Before submitting your application for the Global Online MBA, you must meet all of the following admission requirements:

  • Three years of postgraduate professional experience
  • An undergraduate degree (with accompanying grade overview) or equivalent qualification in any discipline
  • Scores from either the GMAT, GRE or ESMT’s admission test are optional but encouraged from students with a non-quantitative or non-business background, and may be requested by the Admissions Committee. ESMT’s GMAT code is H4D-SJ-99 or simply search for ESMT by name. Our Designated Institution (DI) code for the GRE is 7768.
  • English proficiency test scores
    • TOEFL scores (95 minimum), PTE score (64 minimum), IELTS score (7 minimum) or other English proficiency tests are accepted. ESMT Berlin accepts MyBest™ scores for the TOEFL iBT® test, in addition to TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date. The ESMT TOEFL institution code is 8707.
    • If English is your native language or you earned a university degree exclusively taught in English you do not need to take an English proficiency test.
    • If you have worked in an English speaking country or an organization whose language of communication was English for 12 months or more the English proficiency test requirement may be waived.
    • A strong command of the English language should also be demonstrated in the admission interview.

To begin the admissions process, you should complete an online application, and provide the following information:

  • Personal data
  • Your academic and professional background + your CV
  • One essay and a 2-min video essay upload
  • Two recommendations
  • Your English proficiency test scores
  • Copies of your university transcripts
  • €50 application fee
  • An interview (per video call), should you move on in the process


Application deadlines

In 2022, the Global Online MBA program has two intakes: May and September.


May 2022 intake deadlines

The program will start on May 9, 2022.

  • January 9, 2022: Early application deadline. Applications received by this date will be eligible for a €2,000 tuition discount.
  • April 24, 2022: Final application deadline. Applications received after this date will be considered on a case-by-case basis; entry for May 2022 cannot be guaranteed.


September 2022 intake deadlines

The program will start on September 5, 2022.

  • May 8, 2022: Early application deadline. Applications received after this date will be eligible for a €2,000 tuition discount.
  • August 14, 2022: Final application deadline. Applications received after this date will be considered on a case-by-case basis; entry for September 2022 cannot be guaranteed.

Applications for the September 2022 intake will not receive an initial review until after May 1, 2022. However, you may submit your application at any time and we will use your submission date to determine eligibility for the early application discount.

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GMAT Online Test

The GMAT is now online! Instead of sitting for the traditional GMAT test, we recommend that you submit results for the GMAT online test. Testing times are flexible and there is no need to find a local test center. More information in the link below!



GRE General Test at Home

To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the GRE® General Test at a test center due to public health concerns, ETS offers a GRE General Test at home option.

  • The GRE® General Test is available everywhere that the computer-delivered GRE General Test is normally available, with the exception of Mainland China and Iran.
Learn more about the GRE General Test at home

Contact the Admissions team

Questions or concerns? Want to make sure that this ESMT MBA is the right step for you? Send your LinkedIn profile link or CV to our Admissions team for a profile assessment.

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Tuition and fees Global Online MBA

The tuition and fees for the Global Online MBA are €26,500. Click here to learn more about the early application tuition discount.

Admissions Contact

Stephanie Kluth

Head of Admissions
+49 30 21231 1400

Shelley Yu (China Office)

Marketing Manager Degree Programs
+86-186 1638 9822

Frequently asked questions

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