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MIM Essentials Program

Brought to you by 3 of the world's highest-ranked business schools

The Master's in Management (MiM) Essentials Program gives you the a unique opportunity for a world-class online education designed to lead to further business education and to kick start your international career. Delivered jointly by ESMT Berlin, IE Business School, and Imperial Business School, this is your chance to take advantage of teaching from three of the worlds highest ranked business schools.

  • Fast-track to a master’s in management degree from IE Business School or ESMT Berlin, and stand out from other candidates at Imperial College
  • Experience the WOW Room as part of your MiM Essentials Program  – Winner of Best Innovation in Business Education at Reimagine Education Awards 2018
  • Seek support from a personal tutor, office hours, and discussion boards 
  • Receive admissions and visa support to complete your master's application

Program Information

  • Begins September 28th 2020
  • Duration 10 - 12 weeks
  • Final application deadline - August 31st 2020
  • Early Bird Tuition Fee - €6,500 (flexible payment available)
Key facts about the MIM Eessentials Program

Fast-track to a Master’s Degree


Education from the world's best business schools


Career, entrepreneurial, & networking support

Who is this program for?

This program can help people at various stages of their professional and educational career through:

  • A world-class business management education as well as idea development  and incubation support for business owners and entrepreneurs.  
  • A pathway to a master's in management degree for recent college grads and those interested in studying abroad through experiencing online coursework at 3 top European schools.
  • A unique opportunity for a career switch or a move up to a leadership position by acquiring essential management skills.

MEP course structure

MEP Course Structure

Course descriptions

  • Strategy

    This course examines why some firms perform better than others. Introducing the main concepts, theoretical frameworks and analytical tools that allow participants to understand how firms gain and sustain a competitive advantage, as well as the key elements of a successful execution.

    • Duration: 40 hours
    • Credits: 2 ECTS
    • Taught by Prof. Nicola Gatti, Professor of Strategy & Strategic Management at IE Business School.
  • Foundations of Finance

    This module is an introduction to financial markets. We will begin by exploring the role that financial markets play in the economy; the role of financial intermediation. Financial markets move capital from savers to borrowers – we need to understand who the savers and borrowers are, the basic financial securities that facilitate the flow of funds and how the markets are organised to support this flow.

    • Duration: 40 hours
    • Credits: 2 ECTS
    • Taught by Imperial College Business School
  • Data Analytics & Decision Making

    Develop your critical thinking, analysis and creativity skills, with particular focus on the application of quantitative frameworks to specific business settings such as marketing, finance, and human resources.

  • Business Economics

    Central to this module is an exploration of both micro- & macroeconomics. In relation to microeconomics, the aim is to understand how markets operate, with a particular application to business decision-making. The module also analyses the macroeconomic backdrop, to create an understanding of central issues in monetary policy, plus how the decisions of firms and consumers interact to generate the aggregate outcomes used by macro economists.

    • Duration: 40 hours
    • Credits: 2 ECTS
    • Taught by Prof Richard Green, Professor of Sustainable Energy Business at Imperial College Business School.
  • Financial Accounting

    The purpose of this course is to understand the accounting process and to develop skills necessary to evaluate an enterprise’s financial position and its operating, investing and financing activities.

    • Duration: 40 hours
    • Credits: 2 ECTS
    • Taught by Prof. Lucia Egea, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management at IE Business School.
  • People, Teams, and Organizations

    This course explores the application of a body of knowledge related to individual and collective behaviors in organizations, as well as to organizational systems that affect these behaviors, for analysis of managerial options and choices.

    • Duration: 40 hours
    • Credits: 2 ECTS
    • Taught by Prof. Konstantin Korotov, Professor of organizational behavior at ESMT Berlin
  • Entrepreneurship

    The Entrepreneurship module offers you a unique opportunity to build your knowledge, skills and experience in starting up a new business. The module aims to inspire students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset for setting up and driving new projects or ventures.

    • Duration: 40 hours
    • Credits: 2 ECTS
    • Taught by Prof. Harveen Chugh, Senior Teaching Fellow in Entrepreneurship at Imperial College Business School.
  • Technology and Innovation Management

    This part introduces IT as a transforming force in today businesses. We will study the evolution of IT and how this evolution has affected businesses, the strategic alignment between IT and business goals; and how business can obtain competitive advantages with the use of digital technology.

    • Duration: 40 hours
    • Credits: 2 ECTS
    • Taught by Prof. Ramiro Montealegre, Professor of Information Systems and Technology at IE Business School.
  • Marketing and Sales in a Digital World

    This course explores fundamental principles of marketing and how they are affected by more contemporary digital practices. It aims to equip participants to develop your ability to analyze markets, create value for customers, and manage the “marketing mix” – both in the traditional and the digital world.

    • Duration: 40 hours
    • Credits: 2 ECTS
    • Taught by Prof. Johannes Habel, Professor of Marketing at ESMT Berlin.

Key takeaways

Upon the successful completion of the program, you’ll earn a certificate from the 3 business schools: Imperial College Business School, IE Business School, and ESMT Berlin.

The program is designed to deliver the following key learning and takeaways:

  • Managerial skills 
  • Entrepreneurial know-how 
  • Decision making
  • Leadership skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Communication skills

Pricing and payment

  • Tuition Cost

    Management Essentials Online

    Start date: September 28, 2020

    The program fee is €6,500 or $7,500 and payment is accepted in Euros or U.S. dollars. 

    Sign up deadline: August 31, 2020
    • Normal price €9,000, early bird discount €6,500
    • Early bird discount
      available until July 31, 2020

  • Flexible payment options

    This option is made available in the application portal and should be selected before making the payment.  

    With this option, you’ll be able to pay in two installments after the initial deposit of €300 (or $350): The first installment of €3,000 (or $3,460) is due by September 15th and the final installment is due by October 15th, with a 5% surcharge fee: €3,525 (or $4,065).

    The course credits completed as part the MiM Essentials Program can be used to offset against the equivalent courses, with fee deductions from ESMT if you subsequently enroll in their Masters In Management Program. €5,000 will be deducted from the full master's program if admitted and enrolled to at and ESMT Berlin.

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About the schools

ESMT Berlin

ESMT Berlin, the #1 ranked business school in Germany (Financial Times), provide the soft skills and decision support tools essential for successful managers; through courses on people, teams and organisations, marketing and sales in a digital world, and decision making and data analysis.

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IE Business School

IE Business School, Madrid, ranked 1st in QS Online MBA Ranking and top ten ranked MiM, provide their flagship accounting, strategy and technology and innovation courses, essential for family business owners and people with an innovative mindset.

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Imperial College Business School

Imperial College London, ranked 8th in QS World University Rankings, provide award-winning faculty in economics, finance and entrepreneurship delivering rigorous courses which will equip you to launch a business plan, or progress within a consulting or financial services career.

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