Study in Berlin the Best EMBA in Germany for Career Progress

Highly practice-relevant general management program that focuses on you and your organization's success.

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Key facts


Part-time modular

18 months

7 modules in Berlin
+3 modules abroad


Applied learning

A final project in your company

International modules

Global network week
International field seminar
Academy of management


average age



Focus areas

Technology and innovation management
Leadership development
Business integrity

About ESMT Berlin

The business school founded by business

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ESMT entered the Financial Times EMBA ranking in 2012, and is currently ranked 39th in the world. Currently, the Executive MBA program ranks:
  • #39 globally: ESMT's EMBA program is #15 in Europe and #1 in Germany, amongst stand-alone programs.
  • #1 in Germany for Career Progress, for seven consecutive years: The EMBA was ranked #1 Globally for career progress for six consecutive years and is currently #6 globally for career progress. This category in the FT EMBA ranking measures how a graduate's current responsibility has grown three years after graduation compared to his or her role before the EMBA program. The growth is weighted for company size. ESMT is proud that its EMBA graduates show top career growth in the world consistently for multiple years.
  • #6 globally for Corporate Social Responsibility
The Economist places ESMT's Executive MBA program among the top 15 worldwide. In 2018, the Economist ranked ESMT's Executive MBA program as:
  • #14 in the world
  • #1 in Germany for stand-alone programs
  • #5 for "Percentage of students who have been promoted or grown their own company since graduation"
  • #7 for students' rating of culture and classmates

Founders and Benefactors


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  • At least five years of professional experience, including three years of managerial experience with an emphasis on leadership qualities and achievements (managing people, processes, or budgets)
  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent professional qualification
  • Strong GMAT/GRE scores, GMAC Executive Assessment or ESMT Admission Test scores. Completed online application including two references, at least one of which must be from your employer
  • Personal interview with ESMT program director or faculty


  • International outlook, intercultural competence, responsible approach to business
  • Proven teamwork skills
  • Leadership achievements and potential for high-performance career growth
  • Excellent analytical skills


  • Round 1: April 8
  • Round 2: July 1
  • Round 3: September 3
  • EMBA Admissions operates a rolling selection process, with available places in the class filled on a continual basis. Space in the class is limited, and early application is strongly suggested.


  • The program fee is € 57,500 and is payable across three calendar years.
  • Scholarships: For self-funded candidates, ESMT offers partial merit-based scholarships for top EMBA applicants. Please refer to our website for more info.
  • Loans: ESMT offers access to alumni-funded loans through Prodigy Finance or the unique scheme from Brain Capital.
  • Title IV student and GI Bill loans are available to US citizens who study at ESMT.

Selection of Job Titles

CEO · CFO · Chief Analyst · CSR & Social Entrepreneurship Expert · Country Division Lead · Deputy Manager · Director of Sales & Marketing · Finance Director · Founder/Managing Director · General Manager · Global Brand & Marketing Director · Global Business Manager of Investments · Head of Clinical Operations Technology · Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development · Head of Diversity & Engagement · Head of Global Capital Management · Head of Research & Development · Innovation Director · Principal Consultant · Research Scientist · Sales & Distribution Channel Director · Senior Project Manager · Technical VP/Chief Digital Officer · VP of Corporate Development

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