European School of Management and Technology

ESMT European School of Management and Technology GmbH is a private business school in the center of Berlin, Germany. It was founded by 25 multinational corporations to develop entrepreneurial leaders, who think globally, act responsibly and respect the individual. ESMT fosters an innovative, entrepreneurial, fast-growing environment where participants learn cutting-edge business practices from Germany's most international faculty. ESMT’s programs are taught entirely in English.

ESMT offers a Full-time MBA, modular Executive MBA, and executive education. The school takes a personalized approach to education. Participants not only learn from material taught in the classroom, but are given numerous opportunities for personally guided reflection, coaching, and feedback. This small, individual approach ensures that students learn the tools necessary and develop the skills required for leading international organizations.


Executive MBA

Focus International Business, Leadership
Duration 18 months, in one-week on-campus modules (9 modules in total)
Language English
Fee € 57,500

Structure & Content

The 18-month, part-time Executive MBA consists of three main phases during which the participants first acquire a solid foundation in general management issues, then build their distinctive edge in one of two focus-areas (technology management and innovation or international management) and develop strategic leadership capabilities. The third phase is integrative in nature, requiring that participants bring together the various dimensions of managing a business and leading people and organizations. This phase includes an international field seminar and a master's thesis based on a practice project. Students complete coursework at the Berlin campus, with two modules outside of Germany. In 2012, the international modules were in Russia and China.



Full-time Professors 23
Visiting Professors 3
Foreign Professors 19


On-Campus-Rooms available? No.
Scholarships available? Yes.
Living Expenses € 13,000


Total MBA Students 80
Students per class 50
Average Age 35
Average work experience 10 years and more
Percentage foreign students 50%
Percentage woman students 20%

Admission Requirements

  • First undergraduate degree (Bachelor equivalent)
  • Five years of professional experience, part of which was in a leadership role
  • Leadership potential
  • Team-orientated work perspective, intercultural adaptability, intellectual curiosity