ESMT - European School of Management and Technology

Main campus
Schlossplatz 1, 10178 Berlin, Germany

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Mode of
Duration Language
taught in
Cost £ Country
MBA Full-time MBA Full Time 12 months English 30k - 40k Germany
MBA Executive MBA (EMBA) Modular 18 months English 40k - 50k Germany


Founded by 25 multi-national companies, ESMT European School of Management and Technology is an international business school based in Germany. Our tradition is European, our reach is global. ESMT offers excellence and innovation through rigorous academic research, teaching, and educational con­sulting - with a practice-oriented approach to business education.

The program portfolio includes an Executive and a Full-time MBA program; a Master's in Management as well as executive education. ESMT is fully accredited by AMBA, AACSB, EQUIS and FIBAA and its degree programs ranks among the world'sbest in the most important business magazines in Germany and worldwide, including the Financial Times and the Economist. 


Future executives cannot just be functional specialists in finance, or marketing, or operations research. They not only need to possess a cross-functional perspective, but also need to bridge departmental, legal or cultural lines which, at times, can be like uniting separate worlds. The program's mission is to develop leaders for the 21st century through the conjunction of theory and practice. Future leaders face the challenges of anticipating change before others do so and leading organisational transfor­mation in terms of re-aligning business structures and functional activities to grasp new opportunities.



  • Developing your competencies by choosing from two elective tracks: Management of Innovation and Technology (MIT) or Global Sustainable Business (GSB)
  • Earning a prestigious top MBA degree in just 12 months - beginning in January each year
  • Strong connections to the corporate world in which our 25 founding companies live and breathe
  • An innovative general management curriculum combining applied research and real-life practice, preparing you for the challenges of managing global organisations
  • Hand-picked classmates with strong professional experience representing a rich variety of academic backgrounds, industries, and nationalities
  • International faculty from 19 countries with degrees from top business schools worldwide
  • Half of the intensive German language course costs in Berlin covered by ESMT if enrolled by July each year before the programs intake in January
  • Possibility of post MBA exchange with Guanghua University in Beijing, China
  • Life in Europe among Berlin's cosmopolitan choices of cultural, entertainment, and leisure activities
  • ESMT is part of the Global Network for Advanced Management, an elite group of business schools who partner together to offer short studies at their university. MBA students can attend a two-week seminar at the school of their choice. Partner schools include Yale (USA), EGADE (Mexico), HEC Paris (France), and Fudan (China). 



Partial and full merit-based scholarships are available including specific scholarships for women applicants, as well as academic excellence opportunities. The Kofi Annan Fellowship specifically targets talented and motivated students from developing countries. US-citizens benefit from special financial aid schemes.

In 2013 ESMT joined the Prodigy Finance loan program, an innovative way of helping the MBA students finance their degree.



Contact details

Nick Barniville
Associate Dean of Degree Programs

Rick Doyle
Marketing Manager