Entry requirements

EMBA applicants should fulfill at least the following:
  • Five or more years of professional experience, including three years of managerial experience with an emphasis on leadership qualities and achievements (managing people, process, or budgets).
  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent professional qualification.
  • Either strong GMAT/GRE scores, the GMAC Executive Assessment or ESMT's admissions test scores*. ESMT’s MBA GMAT code is H4D-SJ-46 or simply search for ESMT by name. Our Designated Institution (DI) code for the GRE is 7768.

* ESMT administers admissions tests for candidates who choose not to take the GMAT/GRE or GMAC Executive Assessment. The admissions test is either administered in Berlin, as a one-day assessment at the same time as the in-person interview, or it can be passed online in combination with a Skype admissions interview.

Months of entry


Course content

The ESMT Berlin EMBA is an academically rigorous and highly practice-relevant general management program that focuses on you and your organization’s success. It is designed to deliver experiences and skills needed to become an effective, integrative leader who is capable of implementing change and innovation in complex international business environments. You learn from top international faculty, industry experts and highly ranked executive coaches through in-class modules supported with online tools and personal consultations.

The EMBA journey is highly interactive and experiential. Using a combination of case studies, group exercises, company projects, and business simulations, the high-impact learning approach challenges you to translate modern management concepts into action.

View the full details in pdf brochure.

Information for international students

TOEFL scores may be required for candidates with limited experience in business English. 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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • EMBA
    part time
    18 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+ 49 30 21231–1600