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Pre- and Post-MBA options

Choose your own MBA path

Focus on future success with an MBA that offers you the flexibility to design your management studies based on your professional ambitions. Get a head start or extend your learning experience in Berlin with the following options.


Pre-MBA options

July - December (start dates vary)

Optional pre-MBA courses run from the beginning of July to December and include:

  • Intensive German courses at GLS (German Language School Berlin)
  • An intensive coding bootcamp
  • Full access to ESMT campus facilities
  • Scheduled meeting with ESMT Career Services Advisor
  • Online quantitative methods review courses
  • Ability to participate in ESMT Open Lectures
  • Integration into ESMT MBA Club activities
  • Networking opportunities with current MBA class

Fees vary based on the chosen option.

Post-MBA options

January - June (start dates vary)

After completing all academic requirements of the MBA, students can choose to defer graduation and participate in a variety of program extensions for additional credit. These options consist of:


Email the Admissions team at for further details.

Student Perspectives
Students Speak

I found that the Pre-MBA program was a great way to begin developing friendships with other students who also elected for the program, and a fun way to start exploring and getting to know the wonderful city of Berlin.

Christopher Korman, MBA 2019

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