ESMT Berlin

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Don’t miss out on a new and exclusive online management programme offered by ESMT, Imperial, and IE coming this Fall. Learn more about the 12-week Master’s in Management Essentials Programme now!


ESMT Berlin is a triple-accredited, top-ranked business school located in the center of Berlin, Germany offering a range of postgraduate degrees – Master’s in Management (MIM), Full-time MBA, and Executive MBA. All courses are taught in English.

The MIM program is a pre-experience program that prepares talented minds for careers in global business. The program is divided into two tracks with a focus on international management.

The tracks are:
•    Quantitative Business - for quantitative decision analysts and one track
•    Innovative Management - for creative and strategic thinkers.

Depending on the track, students can choose between four specializations:
•    Business Analytics
•    Finance & Investments
•    Entrepreneurship & Innovation
•    Global & Digital Strategy


Program highlights include:
•    Full-time
•    24 months
•    6-11 months of integrated project and work experience
•    90 students total
•    85-90% international students
•    Average age 23
•    Average work experience 5 months

The program
The two-year program combines fieldwork in global companies with applied coursework and research on the latest business and management theories. Admitted students have a variety of academic backgrounds and use the time at ESMT to gain valuable knowledge and interdisciplinary experience to apply their previous expertise to economic and management problems.

The language of instruction is English. However, all students study a new language during the program. For non-native German speakers, MIM candidates learn German to increase their competitiveness on the German job market, and complete internships immersed in the German corporate culture. Native German speakers choose a language needed to manage relationships in the world's fastest growing economies.
During module 1, students take management core courses together in a single cohort. Most courses include components for teamwork and presentation to hone the students' communication and conflict resolution skills.

After the core module of the program, students take courses related to their chosen track in module 2, either quantitative business or innovative management

In module 3 students complete an internship of up to six months with a company and industry that meets their career goals. German students are encouraged to complete their internship abroad. ESMT works with a growing number of companies to offer internships. Current internship partners, include Allianz, Axel Springer, Barclays, BMW, Bosch, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Post, E.ON, EY, Gazprom, McKinsey, Siemens, ThyssenKrupp and many more.

After the first internship and a combined capstone module in October, students move on to module 4 and choose one of four specializations in order to develop a tangible value proposition for companies looking for talent.

•    Business Analytics: Data Science and Data Mining, Predictive Analytics, Advanced Decision Analysis, Spreadsheet Modeling, Ethics in Data Analytics
•    Finance & Investments: Valuating Companies, International Finance & Risk Management, Entrepreneurial Finance and FinTech, Portfolio Management
•    Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Innovation and New Product Management, The Human Factor of Innovation, 'Startup Challenge', Design Thinking
•    Global & Digital Strategy: Understanding Global Challenges, Strategic International Management, Digital Disruption & Business Models, Digital Marketing

Module 5 is comprised of the Social Impact Project. Students work on a group assignment in an NGO, social venture or in a corporate social responsibility department of a global firm in Germany or abroad. This assignment allows students to observe how the global marketplace plays out in other parts of the world and other levels of society. It is the students' opportunity to give back and learn how to be a life-long engaged global citizen. Previous projects include:
•    DHL, India - Identifying opportunities to foster the collaboration between DHL and SOS Children Villages
•    UNDP, Uganda- finding innovative solutions to make Uganda Tourism Ecosystem Platform (UTEP) financially sustainable in the mid- and long term
    United Nations, Paraguay - Improving the sustainability of cotton farming by preserving the national culture
•    Audi AG, Germany - Analyzing the strategy of future sustainability and development projects at Audi
    Deloitte, Germany - Assessing social innovation programs at Deloitte
    OECD - Measuring the cost of inaction in developing countries
    PwC, Athens - Using the success factors of Berlin start-ups to help grow the Greek entrepreneurship scene
    United Nations, Kenya  - Evaluating a current UN Habitat with the goal of improving living conditions in South Sudan

Module 6: While working on their thesis, students may seek the opportunity of a second internship and carry out their research with support from practitioners. Alternatively, particularly those who intend to pursue an academic career may opt for working on a thesis topic in close coordination with a professor's own research agenda.

In addition, all students have the option to apply for the Portfolio Management Program. Those wishing to gain experience in portfolio management have the opportunity to manage a fund of €1 million per year. The first year students act as analysts and second year students as portfolio managers.

Complete program and detailed course information is available on the ESMT Berlin website and in the program brochures.


Until 1989 the ESMT Berlin Campus 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 and consistently ranked by students and alumni as #1 globally for learning environment.


ESMT Berlin, fosters startups through a new 3500-square-meter, co-working office in Berlin-Schöneberg, called Space Shack. Two ESMT MBA alumni, together with a managing director provide an inspiring working environment for entrepreneurial development. ESMT students, who are starting their own businesses or looking to connect with startups, can apply for free co-working space at Space Shack.


Clubs are one of the main ways that students interact with students across all programs and the greater professional community of Berlin. All clubs are initiated and run by students. Current clubs include: Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology, Investment, Marketing, Social Impact and the newest is the ESMT Berlin chapter of Net Impact.

There are several sports activities, which take place on campus throughout the year. The most celebrated event is the football tournament where MIM, MBA students compete against EMBAs, faculty and staff members.

When studying in Berlin, many students find themselves enchanted with the city and appreciate its international flair. Berlin is a city with great history, a pulsating culture, a vibrant food scene, and a tendency to reinvent itself.  Studying at ESMT Berlin gives you the opportunity to study at, what some believe to be Europe’s new capital.

To apply, Master's in Management candidates need to have:

•    A previous degree in any subject. Applications will also be accepted from final-year undergraduate students awaiting completion of their degree.
•    In order to enroll in the Quantitative Business track a proof of strong quantitative abilities is required, whether with a degree in an analytical field or quantitative economics, finance, or a similar topic OR a degree in any discipline with a strong GMAT score (top 20% globally in the quantitative section). A GMAT is highly recommended for all applicants to this stream. The average GMAT score is 640.
•    In order to enroll in the Innovative Management track: A degree in any discipline with excellent grades is required. GMAT or GRE is optional but may be requested in certain cases by the Admissions Team.
•    Ideally no more than 18 months of postgraduate, full-time work experience
•    Strong TOEFL scores (95 minimum), PTE score (64 minimum), IELTS  score (7 minimum) or other English proficiency test.


The online application is easy to follow, and requires the following information:
o    Basic personal data
o    Your academic and professional background
o    Short essay questions


Additionally, you will be asked to submit:
•    Your CV
•    Transcripts to all higher education institutions attended
•    GRE/GMAT and TOEFL scores, if needed
•    Two recommendations (forms provided by ESMT)
 
MIM tuition fees are 29,500€ and can be paid in three installments over two academic years. These fees cover all seminars, selected teaching materials, orientation and career support.

ESMT offers partial tuition scholarships and a limited number of full-tuition scholarships to accepted Master's in Management students who show academic merit. Scholarships are allocated based on academic excellence, personal and professional achievement, leadership potential and interpersonal skills. To receive a scholarship, candidates first apply to the Master's in Management program. There is an extra essay available for applicants to explain their suitability for a scholarship.

Career statistics from our most recent MIM class are:

93% of our graduates received job offers within 6 months of graduation.

On average 80% of ESMT graduates work in Germany after graduation each year. Germany has very favorable working visa regulations for university graduates, who are able to stay in the country for 18 months after graduation and easily obtain working visas.

Soft-skill workshops and career services are integrated into the curriculum and cover topics such as leadership development, project management and presentation skills.  There is also an annual career fair on campus, company presentations on campus and visits throughout Germany, all designed to bring ESMT Berlin MIM students in direct contact with companies looking to hire.

About

Don’t miss out on a new and exclusive online management programme offered by ESMT, Imperial, and IE coming this Fall. Learn more about the 12-week Master’s in Management Essentials Programme now!


ESMT Berlin is a triple-accredited, top-ranked business school located in the center of Berlin, Germany offering a range of postgraduate degrees – Master’s in Management (MIM), Full-time MBA, and Executive MBA. All courses are taught in English.

The MIM program is a pre-experience program that prepares talented minds for careers in global business. The program is divided into two tracks with a focus on international management.

The tracks are:
•    Quantitative Business - for quantitative decision analysts and one track
•    Innovative Management - for creative and strategic thinkers.

Depending on the track, students can choose between four specializations:
•    Business Analytics
•    Finance & Investments
•    Entrepreneurship & Innovation
•    Global & Digital Strategy


Program highlights include:
•    Full-time
•    24 months
•    6-11 months of integrated project and work experience
•    90 students total
•    85-90% international students
•    Average age 23
•    Average work experience 5 months

The program
The two-year program combines fieldwork in global companies with applied coursework and research on the latest business and management theories. Admitted students have a variety of academic backgrounds and use the time at ESMT to gain valuable knowledge and interdisciplinary experience to apply their previous expertise to economic and management problems.

The language of instruction is English. However, all students study a new language during the program. For non-native German speakers, MIM candidates learn German to increase their competitiveness on the German job market, and complete internships immersed in the German corporate culture. Native German speakers choose a language needed to manage relationships in the world's fastest growing economies.
During module 1, students take management core courses together in a single cohort. Most courses include components for teamwork and presentation to hone the students' communication and conflict resolution skills.

After the core module of the program, students take courses related to their chosen track in module 2, either quantitative business or innovative management

In module 3 students complete an internship of up to six months with a company and industry that meets their career goals. German students are encouraged to complete their internship abroad. ESMT works with a growing number of companies to offer internships. Current internship partners, include Allianz, Axel Springer, Barclays, BMW, Bosch, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Post, E.ON, EY, Gazprom, McKinsey, Siemens, ThyssenKrupp and many more.

After the first internship and a combined capstone module in October, students move on to module 4 and choose one of four specializations in order to develop a tangible value proposition for companies looking for talent.

•    Business Analytics: Data Science and Data Mining, Predictive Analytics, Advanced Decision Analysis, Spreadsheet Modeling, Ethics in Data Analytics
•    Finance & Investments: Valuating Companies, International Finance & Risk Management, Entrepreneurial Finance and FinTech, Portfolio Management
•    Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Innovation and New Product Management, The Human Factor of Innovation, 'Startup Challenge', Design Thinking
•    Global & Digital Strategy: Understanding Global Challenges, Strategic International Management, Digital Disruption & Business Models, Digital Marketing

Module 5 is comprised of the Social Impact Project. Students work on a group assignment in an NGO, social venture or in a corporate social responsibility department of a global firm in Germany or abroad. This assignment allows students to observe how the global marketplace plays out in other parts of the world and other levels of society. It is the students' opportunity to give back and learn how to be a life-long engaged global citizen. Previous projects include:
•    DHL, India - Identifying opportunities to foster the collaboration between DHL and SOS Children Villages
•    UNDP, Uganda- finding innovative solutions to make Uganda Tourism Ecosystem Platform (UTEP) financially sustainable in the mid- and long term
    United Nations, Paraguay - Improving the sustainability of cotton farming by preserving the national culture
•    Audi AG, Germany - Analyzing the strategy of future sustainability and development projects at Audi
    Deloitte, Germany - Assessing social innovation programs at Deloitte
    OECD - Measuring the cost of inaction in developing countries
    PwC, Athens - Using the success factors of Berlin start-ups to help grow the Greek entrepreneurship scene
    United Nations, Kenya  - Evaluating a current UN Habitat with the goal of improving living conditions in South Sudan

Module 6: While working on their thesis, students may seek the opportunity of a second internship and carry out their research with support from practitioners. Alternatively, particularly those who intend to pursue an academic career may opt for working on a thesis topic in close coordination with a professor's own research agenda.

In addition, all students have the option to apply for the Portfolio Management Program. Those wishing to gain experience in portfolio management have the opportunity to manage a fund of €1 million per year. The first year students act as analysts and second year students as portfolio managers.

Complete program and detailed course information is available on the ESMT Berlin website and in the program brochures.


Until 1989 the ESMT Berlin Campus 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 and consistently ranked by students and alumni as #1 globally for learning environment.


ESMT Berlin, fosters startups through a new 3500-square-meter, co-working office in Berlin-Schöneberg, called Space Shack. Two ESMT MBA alumni, together with a managing director provide an inspiring working environment for entrepreneurial development. ESMT students, who are starting their own businesses or looking to connect with startups, can apply for free co-working space at Space Shack.


Clubs are one of the main ways that students interact with students across all programs and the greater professional community of Berlin. All clubs are initiated and run by students. Current clubs include: Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology, Investment, Marketing, Social Impact and the newest is the ESMT Berlin chapter of Net Impact.

There are several sports activities, which take place on campus throughout the year. The most celebrated event is the football tournament where MIM, MBA students compete against EMBAs, faculty and staff members.

When studying in Berlin, many students find themselves enchanted with the city and appreciate its international flair. Berlin is a city with great history, a pulsating culture, a vibrant food scene, and a tendency to reinvent itself.  Studying at ESMT Berlin gives you the opportunity to study at, what some believe to be Europe’s new capital.

To apply, Master's in Management candidates need to have:

•    A previous degree in any subject. Applications will also be accepted from final-year undergraduate students awaiting completion of their degree.
•    In order to enroll in the Quantitative Business track a proof of strong quantitative abilities is required, whether with a degree in an analytical field or quantitative economics, finance, or a similar topic OR a degree in any discipline with a strong GMAT score (top 20% globally in the quantitative section). A GMAT is highly recommended for all applicants to this stream. The average GMAT score is 640.
•    In order to enroll in the Innovative Management track: A degree in any discipline with excellent grades is required. GMAT or GRE is optional but may be requested in certain cases by the Admissions Team.
•    Ideally no more than 18 months of postgraduate, full-time work experience
•    Strong TOEFL scores (95 minimum), PTE score (64 minimum), IELTS  score (7 minimum) or other English proficiency test.


The online application is easy to follow, and requires the following information:
o    Basic personal data
o    Your academic and professional background
o    Short essay questions


Additionally, you will be asked to submit:
•    Your CV
•    Transcripts to all higher education institutions attended
•    GRE/GMAT and TOEFL scores, if needed
•    Two recommendations (forms provided by ESMT)
 
MIM tuition fees are 29,500€ and can be paid in three installments over two academic years. These fees cover all seminars, selected teaching materials, orientation and career support.

ESMT offers partial tuition scholarships and a limited number of full-tuition scholarships to accepted Master's in Management students who show academic merit. Scholarships are allocated based on academic excellence, personal and professional achievement, leadership potential and interpersonal skills. To receive a scholarship, candidates first apply to the Master's in Management program. There is an extra essay available for applicants to explain their suitability for a scholarship.

Career statistics from our most recent MIM class are:

93% of our graduates received job offers within 6 months of graduation.

On average 80% of ESMT graduates work in Germany after graduation each year. Germany has very favorable working visa regulations for university graduates, who are able to stay in the country for 18 months after graduation and easily obtain working visas.

Soft-skill workshops and career services are integrated into the curriculum and cover topics such as leadership development, project management and presentation skills.  There is also an annual career fair on campus, company presentations on campus and visits throughout Germany, all designed to bring ESMT Berlin MIM students in direct contact with companies looking to hire.

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ESMT Berlin,

Schlossplatz 1 , Berlin , Germany , 10178

English language requirements