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The ESMT Master's in Management

Preparing you for a global career

Applications for the September 2020 MIM intake are now open. Log in to access your application to the Master's in Management program.

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The Master's in Management (MIM) program combines internships and a social impact project with applied coursework and research on the latest business and international management theories.

The program is taught in English and is divided into two tracks with a focus on international management. One track (Quantitative Business) is designed for quantitative decision analysts and one track for creative and strategic thinkers (Innovative Management). Click here to learn more about the particular program strengths of the MIM.


Depending on the track, students choose one out of four specializations in the second year:

  • Business Analytics
  • Finance & Investments
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Global & Digital Strategy

The two-year Master's in Management program begins in September of every year. Students graduate with an M.Sc. in Management, worth 120 ECTS credits.

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 where our programs rank.


You have a specific question about the program? Have a look at our FAQ page


Key facts about the Master's in Management

Two-year, full-time program


Tracks in Innovative Management and Quantitative Business


Gain valuable work experience through an internship and a social impact project

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MIM Student Insights

Want to know more about the ESMT MIM program? Watch as Leticia Araujo talks about what makes ESMT stand out, and why she sought a MIM with an engineering background.

MasterTube MIM overview

Looking for an overview of the ESMT MIM program? Watch this video to find out more.

MIM Internships

Hear from students to learn how they apply the skills learned during the program directly to their internships.

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Profile of the MIM 2019-2021 class

Our newest class of MIM students, with an average age of 23, contains 112 students who hail from 40 different countries. Learn more about what they have previously studied, and how to contact them.

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Internships & projects

The MIM allows for students to gain up to 10 months of practical experience, through a mandatory, up to six-months internship and the participation in the Social Impact Project, a chance to put relevant business skills to use in a non-profit organization working on social challenges in a developing country.

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Portfolio Management Program

The Portfolio Management Program (PMP) is an optional two-year elective during the MIM program in which selected students actively manage a real-money portfolio - 1 million Euros per group with a total portfolio value of 3 million Euros.

MIM Alumni Insights

Simi Ayo Vaughan discusses her transition from Nigeria to a career in Berlin.

MIM Alumni Insights

Antonio Benina shows you how the MIM program helped to launch his career at Zeotap.

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MIM Blog posts
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Edoardo De Juliis’ internship experience

MIM Frequently asked questions

  • Do you have an update on the online GMAT/GRE tests?

    The best resources are for the GRE and for the GMAT.

    As of April 2nd, 2020, the GRE General Test at home is now available everywhere that the computer-delivered GRE General Test is offered, with the exception of Mainland China and Iran. You can find more information here.

  • How were the scholarships impacted? Are they still valid? Will any extra scholarship be created to incentivize the applicants during the crisis?

    Our scholarships have not been impacted by the crisis, we have a range of scholarships available and you can find more information here. You can also get more information at the MBA specific session tomorrow.

  • How are the scholarships impacted?

    Our scholarships have not been impacted by the crisis, we have a range of scholarships available and you can find more information here. You can also get more information at the MBA specific session tomorrow.

  • When will we receive the scholarship results?

    You will receive your scholarship offer at the same moment you are accepted onto the program.

  • Do you see the current pandemic affecting intake of international students by ESMT?

    We have not yet seen an impact on the number of international applications we have received. The biggest thing we are wary of is people being unable to get a visa whilst embassies are closed. We do have provision for online teaching for all of our programs in case this is still going on later in the year. Yet, we are very confident it will not come to that.

  • To what extent do the classes consist of group work?

    Every course and workshop has a group work component. How much of the class depends on the class itself. It is about 40-60%, depending on the course.

  • Why would you say 88% of the graduates end up working in Germany?

    We find that for many people staying in Germany, it is a good way to get access to the European economy, which has lots of opportunities. All graduates are given an 18-month work visa on graduation, which is accepted by all employers regardless of nationality or income. So, for many people this is a unique opportunity to relocate. Students also have access to many more networking opportunities in Germany, and therefore have a better chance of finding their perfect job here. After the 18-month visa has expired, around 1/3 of students will stay in Germany long term, 1/3 will move somewhere else in Europe, and the final 1/3 will move internationally.

  • I am interested in applying for the MIM program but my work experience is about 2 years and 8 months. Can I still apply?

    The work experience we take into account for the MIM has to be "post-graduation", however we do understand that many people will work after graduation in order to save for their masters. As such, we look at each person’s profile individually. You can send your CV to for an informal review.

  • What do you look for during the MIM interview?

    For the interviews for all questions, the key thing we are looking for is students who are "collaborative rather than competitive". As you can understand, with our small class sizes it only takes a few people with the wrong attitude to spoil the experience for everyone else, so what we always look for is people who will work well as part of the group, and who will work to ensure everyone succeeds. This can be brought across throughout the application but works especially well in the interview.

  • Will the MIM start in September 2020 or will the start date be postponed?

    For now, we are planning for an intake in September, but are in constant exchange with the authorities for updates. We will let you know about any changes as soon as there are any, on our website.