Full-time MBA at ESMT Berlin

Course Description

ESMT’s full-time MBA program develops leadership skills for the global stage, taught by Germany’s most international MBA faculty. Being 90% international, MBA students at ESMT have a unique opportunity to work closely with diverse individuals, honing their intercultural skills throughout the MBA program. ESMT alumni currently work in international MBA careers across six continents and over 40 countries.

ESMT strengths

Leadership and personal development: At ESMT, we keep class sizes small so that every student’s development can be at the core of the program. No 500-person lecture halls here.

[Technology management]: ESMT believes in innovating through technology. Experience this up close with the specialization track “Managing Innovation and Technology,” and through high-tech and high-impact consulting projects on offer every year.

Entrepreneurship: Don’t forget to join ESMT’s Entrepreneurship Club for the unique chance to connect with Europe’s most vibrant start-ups in Berlin.

Sustainable and responsible leadership: With the “Global Sustainable Business” elective track, find out international management’s role in bettering the planet. Through the Social Impact Club, you connect with local and international NGOs and social entrepreneurs, with whom you can organize consulting projects that benefit the world.

Networking in Berlin: You will have multiple opportunities to network and meet HR representatives, leaders from business and government, entrepreneurs, NGOs and academic experts during your MBA program.

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(Student Profile)

MBA class profile

A class of MBA professionals who make a difference

ESMT gathers the most diverse and talented MBA class in Germany. Every year, ESMT accepts around 70 students from across the globe who share the School’s passion for responsible leadership. Our MBA participants have strong educational and professional backgrounds, understand the importance of taking responsibility, possess the ambition to make a difference, and show potential to transition to larger leadership roles.

Each ESMT MBA class is a small, hand-picked group of professionals chosen to ensure that students receive the best possible personal development. The student body is around 90% international, and no one country or geographic region makes up more than 20% of the class. ESMT believes that a diverse classroom experience forms the cornerstone of the MBA: students learn to work within diverse teams and become global leaders.

MBA class of 2018

68 students

34 nationalities

35% women

30 years old, on average

7.5 years of experience, on average

640 average GMAT score


MBA scholarships - 20+ Awards

ESMT’s MBA scholarship program helps make your goal of an international business career a reality. Supported by its 25 corporate founders, ESMT offers a number of partial-tuition scholarships for MBA applicants. Every year, there are also a limited number of prestigious full-tuition scholarships available.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Scholarships are allocated based on academic excellence, personal and professional achievement, particularly strong leadership potential, and superior interpersonal skills. MBA scholarships are restricted to self-funded candidates and are applied directly to the applicant’s tuition.

Application Procedure

To receive a scholarship, MBA candidates first fill out an online application to the MBA program. All applicants to the MBA program are automatically considered for any available scholarships.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

To be considered for the ESMT international MBA program, students need to have:
-At least three years of professional, postgraduate experience
-A bachelor’s degree or equivalent- Strong GMAT or GRE scores
-For non-native English speakers, TOEFL scores (95 minimum) or equivalent; please ask our admissions office whether you qualify for a TOEFL waiver based on your professional or academic exposure to English
-Completed online application
-Personal interview on campus or by Skype

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