Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition Fee
    43500 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    43500 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
The ESMT Master of Business Administration is a one-year, full-time international management MBA program. Focus areas include technology and innovation management, global sustainable business and entrepreneurship.


ESMT’s full-time MBA program develops leadership skills for the global stage, taught by Germany’s most international MBA faculty. At over 90% international, MBA students at ESMT have a unique opportunity to work closely with diverse individuals, honing their intercultural skills throughout the MBA program. ESMT alumni currently work in international MBA careers across six continents and over 40 countries.

ESMT strengths
  • Leadership and personal development: At ESMT, we keep class sizes small so that every student’s development can be at the core of the program. No 500-person lecture halls here.
  • Technology management: ESMT believes in innovating through technology. Experience this up close with the specialization track “Managing Innovation and Technology,” and through high-tech and high-impact consulting projects on offer every year.
  • Entrepreneurship: Don’t forget to join ESMT’s Entrepreneurship Club for the unique chance to connect with Europe’s most vibrant start-ups in Berlin.
  • Sustainable and responsible leadership: With several global sustainable business electives, find out international management’s role in bettering the planet. Through the Social Impact Club, you connect with local and international NGOs and social entrepreneurs, with whom you can organize consulting projects that benefit the world.
  • Networking in Berlin: You will have multiple opportunities to network and meet HR representatives, leaders from business and government, entrepreneurs, NGOs and academic experts during your MBA program.


We have earned accreditation by AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and FIBAA in record time. We will continue to pursue further international accreditations and participate in other brand-building rankings where it makes sense to do so.

Programme Structure

General management in context 

  • Economic thinking 
  • Macroeconomics 
  • Business ethics 
  • Introduction to general management 
  • Managerial analysis and decision making 
  • Quantitative methods 
  • Sustainable business: the triple bottom line

Develop functional expertise: the manager’s toolbox 

  • Organizational behavior 
  • Financial accounting 
  • Introduction to finance 
  • Marketing management 
  • Operations management and supply chain 
  • Managerial accounting 
  • Negotations

Integrated business thinking

  • Managing and developing people
  • Corporate finance 
  • Business and corporate strategy 
  • Entrepreneurship 

International field seminar (elective)

Capstone simulation, entrepreneurship and electives 

  •  Intopia business simulation
For more information, please visit the programme website

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL(IBT) score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

Find English courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GMAT score:

Required score: 640

The GMAT is specifically designed for admission to business or management schools, and is meant to test how prepared you are for a business degree programme

  • At least three years of professional, postgraduate experience
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Strong GMAT or GRE scores
  • For non-native English speakers, TOEFL scores (95 minimum) or equivalent; please ask our admissions office whether you qualify for a TOEFL waiver based on your professional or academic exposure to English
  • Completed online application
  • Personal interview on campus or by Skype

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    43500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Living costs for Berlin

710 - 1,230 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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