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Executive Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
ESMT’s Executive MBA in Berlin brings together professionals on a fast track to top leadership roles. Top-ranked for its success in helping high-potential leaders assume significant top-management positions, the Executive MBA program based in Berlin is designed for mid- to senior managers and business owners who understand the importance of responsible leadership.


With our extensive connections to Germany’s global corporations, and taught by Germany’s most international and dynamic faculty, the program emphasizes real-life examples underpinned by the latest academic research, encouraging participants to apply their learnings immediately on the job.

In the program, you will develop both your core business capabilities and your effectiveness as a leader and driver of change. The program is modular and delivered in an international setting in one of Europe’s most dynamic capitals.

Our focus is on solving long-term business problems through innovative and sustainable methods. If you have an interest in using technology to improve sustainable wealth generation for society, for yourself, and for your organization, we invite you to read on and contact us.

The ESMT EMBA concept

Professionals require general management knowledge and tools to lead across disciplines and across business functions. The ESMT Executive MBA provides the cross-functional management know-how vital for mastering the transition from manager to integrative leader. For highly motivated individuals aiming at leadership roles in the fields of global business and technological innovation, the ESMT Executive MBA in Berlin offers participants the unique opportunity to earn a prestigious MBA degree while staying in their job.

Executive MBA strengths

We've identified four core stengths that make the ESMT EMBA special:

  • Applied learning format: ESMT’s Executive MBA is designed for you to apply your learning and increase your contribution to your organization immediately.
  • Technology and innovation: Courses emphasize how technology influences market need, and electives deliver knowledge on driving innovation in an organization.
  • International management: At Germany’s most internationally diverse business school, you’ll learn how to build international and virtual teams and how to lead organizations with heterogeneous cultures.
  • Leadership development: Leadership practices that drive responsible, sustainable stewardship within teams and organizations are integrated into every course.


AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, FIBAA, Wissenschaftsrat

Programme Structure

  • Build a solid foundation 
  • Develop your disjunctive edge 
  • Applied strategic intentional management 
  • Applied learning 
  • Global Network for Advanced Management 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description
      Intensive six-day modules every two months.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • At least five years of professional, postgraduate experience, of which three years are in a management role
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent, or higher
  • A strong performance on ESMT’s EMBA Admissions Test or excellent GMAT or GRE scores
  • Fluent English (you may be asked to take a TOEFL test or equivalent)
  • Completed online application
  • Personal interview in Berlin or via Skype

Work Experience

At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38328 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    38328 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Berlin

  • 836 - 1340 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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