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Part-time MBA Admissions

The Part-time MBA in Business Innovation is designed for professionals seeking a rigorous management degree while also working. Before starting an online application, prospective students must meet all of the following admission requirements:

  • Three years of postgraduate professional experience
  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification
  • Strong GMAT/GRE scores or strong performance in ESMT’s admissions test. ESMT’s GMAT code is H4D-SJ-53 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.
    • 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, which will ask you for the following information:

  • Personal data
  • Your academic and professional background + your CV
  • One essay and a 3-min video essay upload
  • Two recommendations
  • Your English proficiency test scores
  • Copies of your university transcript
  • €50 application fee
  • An interview (in person or per video call), should you move on in the process


Applications are received and reviewed on an on-going, rolling basis.

July 1, 2021: Second round application deadline - Applications received before this time will be eligible for a €5,000 tuition discount.

August 15, 2021: Final application deadline (Applications received after this date will be considered on a case-by-case basis.)

Apply now

Start or continue your Part-time MBA 2021 application.


GMAT & Essential Skills 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. More information in the link below!


ESMT Berlin now also accepts the online GMAC ESSENTIAL SKILLS ASSESSMENT to meet the application requirements degree programs (until September 1, 2021). PLEASE NOTE: Candidates who submit the Essential Skills Assessment do not qualify for the GMAT scholarships awarded by ESMT.



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 is temporarily offering a GRE General Test at home option.

  • As of April 2, 2020, 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.

Email us!

Tuition and fees

The tuition and fees for the Part-time MBA are €38,000. Click here to learn more about our early-bird 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

Still have questions about the ESMT Berlin Part-time MBA?


Check out the FAQs!