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Part-time MBA Admissions

The Part-time MBA in Business Innovation is designed for professionals seeking a rigorous management degree while also working. Before starting an online application, prospective students must meet all of the following admission requirements:

  • Three years of postgraduate professional experience
  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification
  • Strong GMAT/GRE scores or strong performance in ESMT’s admissions test. ESMT’s GMAT code is H4D-SJ-53 or simply search for ESMT by name. Our Designated Institution (DI) code for the GRE is 7768.
  • English proficiency test scores
    • TOEFL scores (95 minimum), PTE score (64 minimum), IELTS score (7 minimum) or other English proficiency tests are accepted). 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.
    • A strong command of the English language should also be demonstrated in the admission interview.

To begin the admissions process, you should complete an online application, which will ask you for the following information:

  • Personal data
  • Your academic and professional background + your CV
  • One essay and a 3-min video essay upload
  • Two recommendations
  • Your English proficiency test scores
  • Copies of your university transcript
  • An interview (in person or per video call), should you move on in the process


Applications are received and reviewed on an on-going, rolling basis.

June 15, 2020: Early-bird tuition deadline
August 15, 2020: Final application deadline



GMAC Essential Skills Assessment

ESMT Berlin is now accepting the GMAC Essential Skills Assessment as a valid replacement for the GMAT/GRE requirement for all applicants.


The Essential Skills Assessment is done 100% online and should allow all applicants to submit a test score despite the COVID-19 pandemic.


Have a look at this page for more information

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.
  • You must have computer equipment that meets the requirements for the test.
  • You must have a room that provides an acceptable environment for the test.
Learn more about the GRE General Test at home

Contact the Admissions team

Questions or concerns? Want to make sure that the Part-time MBA in Business Innovation is the right step for you? Send your LinkedIn profile link or CV to our Admissions team for a profile assessment.

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Tuition and fees

The tuition and fees for the Part-time MBA are 38,000 EUR. Click here to learn more about our early bird tuition discount.

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