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European School of Management and Technology – ESMT

European School of Management and Technology – THE BUSINESS SCHOOL FOUNDED BY BUSINESS

Location: Berlin, Germany, European Union

Language of Instruction: English

Accreditation in: Germany

Degrees offered: Graduate level – Full-time MBA, Executive MBA, Master’s in Management

Key Facts:

State-accredited private business school founded in 2002 by 25 leading German corporations and institutions.
ESMT opened its main campus in Berlin in 2006 in the former GDR Staatsratsgebäude at Schlossplatz 1. Built in 1964, the building hosted the Staatsrat (National Council) of the GDR until 1989. After reunification, the building was used in many ways, including as the temporary office of the German Chancellor.

Accreditation & Ranking

ESMT has received accreditation from AACSB in 2012 (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, USA), AMBA in 2009 (Association of MBAs, UK), and FIBAA in 2006 (Foundation for International Business Accreditation Administration). These accreditations highlight the quality of the school’s faculty, teaching, and research and ensure that ESMT meets the same high standards of education as all of the world’s leading business schools. Only eight schools in Germany have been awarded the AACSB accreditation since AACSB’s founding in 1916. ESMT is currently one of only two business schools in Germany to hold accreditations from both AACSB and AMBA.

ESMT in Berlin placed 20th globally in this year’s Financial Times Executive Education ranking (2012:16th). ESMT is the only business school based in Germany to be included in the ranking and is the highest ranked school within the DACH countries (German-speaking countries: Germany, Austria, and Switzerland). ESMT is ranked 23rd in the Financial Times European Business School Ranking 2012 and is, for the first time, the highest ranked German business school. ESMT has placed 29th worldwide and 4th in Europe in the Aspen Institute’s ranking Beyond Grey Pinstripes. ESMT was especially strong in the area of business impact and student exposure.


Dynamic, cosmopolitan, creative, and international are words that best describe Germany‘s capital city Berlin. The partition of Germany shaped Berlin, but much has changed since the reunification. Berlin is the largest city in Germany, where many diverse cultures and lifestyles meet. In 2005, Berlin was awarded the title of “City of Design” by UNESCO.

Berlin is a world city of culture, politics, media, and science. Its economy is primarily based on high-tech industries and the service sector, encompassing a diverse range of creative industries, research facilities, media corporations, and convention venues. Berlin also serves as a continental hub for air and rail transport and is a popular tourist destination. Significant industries include IT, pharmaceuticals, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, electronics, traffic engineering, and renewable energy.

Berlin is home to renowned universities, research institutes, orchestras, museums, and celebrities and is host to many sporting events. Its urban setting and historical legacy have made it a popular location for international film productions. The city is well known for its festivals, diverse architecture, nightlife, contemporary arts, public transportation networks, and an extremely high quality of living.

In 2009, the nominal GDP of the citystate Berlin experienced a growth rate of 1.7% and totaled €90.1 billion.The Science and Business Park of Berlin-Adlershof is among the 15 largest technology parks worldwide. Research and development have high economic significance for the city, and the Berlin–Brandenburg region ranks among the top-three innovative regions in the EU.


Program Portfolio

Full-time MBA
Duration: 12 months
Start Date: January, 2014
Tuition Fee: 29,000 EUR
Program Fees: 9,000 EUR. The program fees include learning materials, textbooks, the international field seminar, and lunch on campus each class day. In line with ESMT’S mission, ESMT will cover the program fees for all accepted MBA candidates for the January 2014 intake, thanks to ESMT’s founders and benefactors.
Full-time MBA class currently has 53 participants representing 27 nationalities. They are on average 30 years old and have six years of work experience.
For detailed information on admission please contact Prime Study.

Executive MBA
Starts every October
Duration: 18 months
Tuition Fee: 57,500 EUR
There are two Executive MBA classes. The Class 2012-2014 has 45 participants representing 19 nationalities, and the just graduated Class 2011-2013 was made up of 47 participants with 18 nationalities. Participants in both classes are on average 35 years old and have 10-12 years of work experience.
For detailed information on admission please contact Prime Study.

Master’s in Management
Duration: 22 months
Tuition Fee: 25,000 EUR
Beginning in September 2014, ESMT will launch an exciting new master’s program for beginning professionals who show outstanding potential.
For detailed information on admission please contact Prime Study.