Full-time MBA/Part time MBA in Business Innovation at ESMT Berlin

    • Full or part time
      Full time , Part time & On campus available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Business & Management - Other Business
    • Course Start
      September, January
    • Course Duration
      15 months full time, 2 years part time
    • MBA Program Type

    Course Description

    Part time MBA in Business Administration

    The ESMT Berlin Full-time MBA is a great way to accelerate or switch your career. Choice is at the heart of the MBA with multiple opportunities to tailor the program to meet your needs. In an intense 15 months, you will gain the skills and experience necessary to change your future in Europe or beyond.

    The ESMT Berlin Part-time 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 corporation needing to stimulate disruptive innovation or a start-up looking to scale up, this program could be the next step in your career.

    Full-time MBA program strengths

    The ESMT full-time MBA is a one-year, personalized program that starts in January each year. It has been designed to help you develop the skills and experiences you need to move ahead. You are at the heart of the program and will have many opportunities to tailor the program to meet your needs.

    Your options include:

    • Specialization tracks: Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Managerial Analytics; Strategic Leadership
    • Summer term: Industrial and Social Innovation Challenge; Internship; intensive German summer school
    • Winter term: electives at ESMT focused on innovation, technology, analytics, sustainable business development, entrepreneurship, and global strategic management; International exchange

    Currently ranked in the Financial Times Business School ranking as the #1 business school in Germany and #7 in Europe, you will study alongside a very international cohort (we ranked #7 in the Financial Times Global MBA ranking for international students). We believe that 50% of your experience is about learning from each other and our world-class faculty in the classroom, and 50% is integrative, personal development. Throughout the program, the MBA will challenge you to work in diverse teams, discover your drives and limits, and question conventional thinking.

    In the ESMT MBA, personal mastery and leadership are woven into the program. The small class size ensures that you constantly reflect on your experience while receiving personalized constructive feedback, and honing your leadership skills. Running alongside the program are multiple opportunities for career development. A structured career curriculum helps you build your corporate and start-up capital through networking and opportunities to immerse yourself in the local economy.

    Learn more about the program strengths.

    ESMT is located in Berlin, Germany’s political, cultural, and start-up capital. There is always something to do or see: the city is a centre of modern art and film, has a thriving food scene, and is home to people from all over the world.

    Your studies in the ESMT MBA program span an intense 15 months but will leave you ready to seize and thrive in your post-MBA life. As a graduate, you will join our global alumni network of international business professionals representing numerous industries and sectors around the world.

    But your journey does not need to stop there. You may decide to participate in a post-study option:

    • Take up a Responsible Leaders Fellowship. Spend up to six months completing a social impact project in a developing country.  We help you find the fellowship, we pay you a stipend, we cover your travel, and you make the difference.
    • ​​​​​​​Join the incubator program at our entrepreneurship hub, Vali Berlin.

    Timeline & Courses

    The ESMT Berlin MBA program blends academic theory with practical application, and a significant portion focuses on experiences outside the classroom. You will also have numerous options to tailor the content of your MBA so that it delivers the great value you are looking for.

    The springboard to flexibility happens once you have established your management foundation in the integrated core. From May, you are in the driving seat. Choose your track, select your summer option, and then tailor the program even more with electives. You can also enrich your MBA experience with further international exposure. Take a look at the options ESMT offers to launch an international career and expand your worldwide professional and personal network.

    The curriculum and courses are described below. You can find more information about networking and personal growth on pages dedicated to your personal developmentstudent life, and careers.

    The ESMT Berlin MBA is a great way to accelerate or change your international career path.

    Achieve your Goals

    Depending on the desired outcome, the ESMT Berlin Full-Time MBA offers you a bespoke pathways to reach your personal and professional goals, with specially designed focuses for your journey.


    Jumpstart your next career with our assistance

    ESMT’s MBA program is designed to develop future leaders for the next step of their careers. Throughout the MBA program, you work individually with coaches, mentors, and advisors who can give you professional feedback and advice on how to achieve your goals and transition into your next career opportunity. Running in parallel to your formal learning experience is a structured career curriculum designed to help your identify, explore, and connect with your post-MBA future. ESTM Career Services is here to help you take the next step in your career.

    The career curriculum will help you make the transition you want. Gain essential skills to navigate a changing labour market and use them to hone in on your future career. The Career Services team is here to support, advise, and guide you as you explore your future after the MBA.

    A series of career development workshops and personal coaching are integrated into the MBA course schedule, along with company visits throughout Germany and on-campus recruiting events. ESMT’s Career Services team plays an active role in supporting, advising, and guiding students as they consider their futures after their MBA.

    Visit the Full-time MBA/Part time MBA in Business Innovation at ESMT Berlin page on the ESMT Berlin web site for more details!

    (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 apply to the program you will need to meet all of the following requirements:

    At least three years of consecutive postgraduate, professional experience
    An undergraduate, or first university, degree (bachelor)
    Strong GMAT or GRE scores (the average GMAT score is 640)
    To send your GMAT score to ESMT, search for ESMT by name
    GRE scores should be sent to 7768 - European Sch Mgmt Tech ESMT

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