University profile

ESMT Berlin

2024/25 edition

About ESMT Berlin

ESMT Berlin, situated in the heart of Germany's capital, is a private, international business school founded by 25 multinational corporations. The school’s expertise focuses on the development of responsible leaders with a global focus on innovative management, analytics, and technology. ESMT is the top ranked business school in Germany and our graduates have gone on to form Germany’s most international alumni network. The ESMT Masters in Global Management continues to be the top ranked program in Germany, and ESMT Berlin remains the #1 ranked school in Germany and #7 in Europe.

ESMT offers five degree programs:

All ESMT programs benefit from close relationships with ESMT's corporate network and founders, as well as its proximity to the booming entrepreneurial environment in Berlin.

Our graduates go on to work in a number of different sectors, including consulting and technology. Over 80% of our graduates choose to take advantage of the favorable visa regulations in Germany (all graduates are granted 18 months to find a job after graduation) and stay in the country for their first job after graduation as a pathway into the German economy. The average starting salary for graduates is 83,000 Euros (MBA) and 53,000 Euros (MGM). There are 32 faculty members at the school, representing 18 different countries.

As the most international business school in Germany, over 80% of ESMT’s faculty members have a non-German background. With 32 faculty members at the school, they represent 18 different countries.

ESMT were recently ranked as the #1 business school in Germany, and #3 in Europe by the financial times. ESMT is one of only three business schools in Germany to hold the accreditation “Triple Crown”, to be accredited by AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS. The “Triple Crown” is the highest distinction of quality for business schools worldwide.

Berlin was chosen as the site of the European School of Management and Technology because it is a city of enormous transformation and change. As a school we sit alongside the largest startup economy in Europe, giving our graduates unrivalled access to a diverse and thriving new economic sector. The city also enjoys comparatively low living costs, especially when compared to other European capitals such as London or Barcelona. The same forces that make the city so enticing for development also create a strong draw for students from around the world.

In 2006, the ESMT campus was opened in the former state council building of the German Democratic Republic. The building is located on Schlossplatz, directly opposite the Berlin City Palace and within walking distance of central city tourist sites and the central business district at Potsdammer Platz.

The fees for the four programs are:

  • Masters in Global Management – 29,500 Euro for two years full time tuition
  • Full-time MBA - 43,5000 Euro for one years full time tuition
  • Part-Time MBA – 29,500 Euro for two years part time tuition
  • Executive MBA – 57,500 Euro for eight months part time tuition

ESMT also offers significant scholarships for top applicants based on academic merit. You will be able to apply to these scholarships directly in your online application.

Applications run on an open basis, with candidates typically receiving an offer within two weeks of a completed application. The admissions process has been designed to find the most talented individuals with a truly international outlook. If you think this sounds like you, make sure to submit your application today.