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The ESMT part-time MBA in Business Innovation

Delivered in blended format: 80% online / 20% in class

Applications for the Part-time MBA intake in 2021 are open. Apply now to transform your career with ESMT Berlin.

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The ESMT Berlin Part-time Blended MBA in Business Innovation is an ideal way to continue working full-time while gaining the knowledge and competencies to support not only your personal development but also the growth and transformation of your company.

The program targets individuals with a minimum of three years’ professional experience who wish to be effective change agents in their organization. Whether you are part of a mature corporate needing to stimulate disruptive innovation or a startup looking to scale up, this program could be the next step in your career.

Learn about essential MBA topics, followed by specifically designed courses on customer centricity, entrepreneurial strategy and innovation, digital business, and agility.

Flexibility is at the core of this two-year study program delivered face-to-face and on the world’s most innovative virtual learning platform by ESMT's world class faculty. Our integrated approach comprises 80% online MBA study and 20% in person over 14 weekends in either Berlin or Munich (all students attend the first module in Berlin).

ESMT’s membership in the Future of Management Education (FOME) alliance guarantees your access to the world’s most innovative blended learning environment.


Key facts

  • Blended delivery with 80% online / 20% face-to-face
  • Leading to the ESMT Berlin MBA degree (60 ECTS)
  • 24-month program duration
  • 14 face-to-face modules (Thursday afternoon - Saturday)
  • Cohort-based: you start and finish with the same group of people, allowing you to build a network
  • Locations: choose to study in either Berlin or Munich for each module
  • September 2021 intake
  • Germany's most international alumni network
  • Focus areas: business transformation, digital innovation, agility, disruption, analytics
  • Tuition fee: 38,000 EUR (early-bird tuition discount available)


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.


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What is "blended"?

Blended learning combines online learning with face-to-face modules. During each course, you benefit from the flexibility of interactive online learning at your own pace while also learning from your peers and world-class faculty both online and in person. Keep your current job, enhance your expertise, and build your network in one program.

Face-to-face is key!

Combining online sessions with face to face education allows you to work more intensively with your classmates and enhances your subsequent online collaboration. The interactive elements of ESMT’s online digital hub allow you to develop personal relationships between the face-to-face elements.

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Part-time MBA Webinar

A webinar about the program including a hub demonstration & examplary lecture

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Part-time MBA - Program presentation and hub demo

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