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MIM admissions

Requirements and steps

Admission requirements

To apply, Master's in Management candidates need to have:

  • A previous degree (at least Bachelor's equivalent). Applications will also be accepted from final-year undergraduate students awaiting completion of their degree.
  • In order to enroll in the Quantitative Business track:
    • Proof of strong quantitative abilities, whether with a degree in an analytical field (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics), quantitative economics, finance, or a similar subject
    • OR a degree in any discipline with a strong GMAT score (top 20% globally in the quantitative section). A GMAT or GRE is highly recommended for all applicants to this track.
    • The average GMAT score is 640. ESMT’s GMAT code is H4D-SJ-86 or simply search for the school name. We also accept GRE scores, and our Designated Institution (DI) code is 7768.
  • In order to enroll in the Innovative Management track:
    • A degree in any discipline with excellent grades
    • GMAT or GRE is optional but may be requested in certain cases by the Admissions Team
  • Ideally no more than 18 months of postgraduate work experience (excl. internships)
  • TOEFL scores (95 minimum), PTE score (64 minimum), IELTS  score (7 minimum) or other English proficiency test. 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.
  • Completed application - including essays, one reference and €50 application fee
  • Individual interview over Skype

Want to learn more about the current MIM student profiles, please view our current class statistics here.


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. 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

Application steps

  • Step 1: Application

    If you have any questions about applying to the MIM program or your profile, please contact the Office of Admissions.

    The application form will ask you to fill-in the following information:

    • Basic personal data
    • Your academic and professional background
    • Short essay questions

    Additionally, you will be asked to submit the following documents with your application:

    • Your CV
    • Transcripts to all higher education institutions attended
    • One recommendation (form provided by ESMT)
    • GRE/GMAT and TOEFL scores, if needed

    ESMT cannot begin assessing your application until all of the above documents are received.

  • Step 2: First screening

    When complete, the ESMT Admissions Team will review your application and all supporting documents. If successful, you will receive an invitation to an interview.

  • Step 3: Interview

    The ESMT Admissions Office will invite you for a short interview with an ESMT administrator or professor.

    All interviews for the MIM program will be conducted via Skype or on-campus. Interviewers will assess your competency under pressure, your interpersonal communication skills, and any questions arising in your application.

  • Step 4: Admissions and Scholarship Committee

    After the interview, ESMT's Admissions Committee reviews your application and makes a decision. Following the Admissions Committee decision, the Scholarship Committee meets to review applications for scholarship consideration.

    Applicants receive an email with the admissions decision and scholarship award (if any) directly after these meetings. Successful applicants also receive details about the next steps to enroll in ESMT's MIM program.

    To confirm attendance, admitted candidates must pay a deposit towards their tuition to the ESMT Master's in Management program.

  • Step 5: Enrollment

    After accepting your offer of admission and paying the tuition deposit, your seat in the class is confirmed.

    At this stage, you will receive access to an internal student portal, which will provide you with all necessary information regarding the next steps: How to look for and find housing in Berlin, student visa application, health insurance, registering upon arrival in Berlin, and much more. A dedicated Student Services manager will be available to assist you with any further needs and questions you may have.

MIM - Frequently asked questions

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Admissions Contact

Stephanie Kluth

Head of Admissions
+49 30 21231 1400

Shelley Yu (China Office)

Marketing Manager Degree Programs
+86-186 1638 9822

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