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ESMT Berlin

ESMT Berlin was founded by 25 leading global companies and institutions. The international business school offers a full-time MBA, an executive MBA, a master’s in management as well as open enrollment and customized executive education programs. 

Top reasons to study here

  • ESMT strives for excellence in all areas and reviews its success in reaching its goals internally and externally.
  • We develop entrepreneurial leaders who think globally and act responsibly.
  • From the heart of Europe, we create and impart new knowledge to advance business and society.



ESMT Berlin offers high-quality executive development programs in a short time frame, building upon experience and success. Participants are able to translate what they have learned into action as soon as they return to their companies. Additionally, ESMT offers advanced management programs for executives in the transition to general management, senior executive roles or to supervisory boards.

In the customized programs, ESMT Executive Education pursues an industry-focused approach and has created practice groups, each headed by an expert in various respective areas.


In accordance with the school's mission, the role of research at ESMT Berlin is to develop and disseminate innovative knowledge, to foster sustainable economic growth, and to help business leaders succeed globally and act responsibly. ESMT's research findings aspire to enlighten the judgment of business leaders and policy makers, thereby improving human societies and organizations.

The research output from ESMT's faculty is published in international academic journals, which are first-class in their respective fields. These research findings also provide cutting-edge and profound insights for the business community as well as the classroom through managerial publications and case studies.

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ICT services

Information Center on the ESMT Berlin campus

  • research support
  • database and research software trainings
  • print media & DVDs for loan
  • digital and print acquisitions
  • document delivery & interlibrary loan
  • workspaces with WLAN

Student Life

Campus life

ESMT Berlin Campus is a noteworthy example of Germany’s modern architectural heritage. Until 1989 the building housed the headquarters of the East German government. After reunification, it was used in varying functions and was the temporary office of the German chancellor from 1999 to 2001. It has since been renovated and transformed into one of Germany’s most modern educational centers.

Student clubs

The Alumni Network focuses on professional networking and development, career support, and social events. The school's active Chapters and Clubs regularly organize a wide range of events to engage local alumni around the world, and keep them connected to the school and each other.


ESMT is currently one of only three business schools in Germany to hold the “Triple Crown,” made up of successful accreditations of the world’s leading business education accrediting bodies AACSB, AMBA (Association of MBAs), and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System). The “Triple Crown” is the highest distinction of quality for business schools worldwide.

Student Reviews

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Best decision I ever made.