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ESMT Berlin

Empowering you to create a better tomorrow

We are making an impact by empowering a global community of students, alumni, and executives to create a better tomorrow. 

Find the right program for you

Degree programs

Take your career to the next level with Germany's #1 business school. Choose from our degree programs

Executive education

Develop yourself and your organization with our executive education programs, which focus on your personal development and increasing your company's success. Choose from our:  

Transforming the future

Digital society

The Digital Society Institute bridges technology and society and places security at the nexus between social, legal, and economic needs. It works towards creating a successful and responsible digital future for Germany and Europe.


Our entrepreneurship hub Vali Berlin empowers entrepreneurs to create a better tomorrow and fosters responsible entrepreneurship for economic, environmental, and social value creation.


The Institute for Deep Tech Innovation (DEEP) focuses on the deep tech value chain and aims to change the way deep tech is coming to life by sustainably instilling entrepreneurial thinking and acting in the scientific sphere and beyond.


Sustainability and social impact play a fundamental role in research, teaching, outreach, and action at ESMT. The ESMT Institute for Sustainable Transformation creates and shares knowledge to transform organizations, industries, and value chains towards sustainability. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are important components at the forefront of sustainable transformation at ESMT.   

Why study in Berlin?



Germany's capital is home to a vibrant cultural scene and diverse international community.

Startup capital

Berlin is one of Europe's top startup capitals, with more than 30 unicorns based here.


Within Germany, Berlin is home to the most companies focused on future markets.

Student experiences

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Student experience

"The master’s program has been the biggest personal development curve I have ever experienced. We all got to meet so many new people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, stories, and cultures. It has been the most enriching journey I have ever been on".

Gianna di Lorenzo, Masters student
Alumni voice

"ESMT is more than a business school because it manages to take every individual and build on what they've achieved so far in their career to take the next step. I think it's this individual approach that I've benefited from, and which makes ESMT unique".

Samira Barakat, Vice President, Vattenfall, EMBA alumna
Samira Barakat at the Audimax at ESMT Berlin

Latest news

Jörg Rocholl joins international corporate advisory board at Kozminski University

July 23, 2024 | ESMT Press
ESMT President Jörg Rocholl has been appointed to the international corporate advisory board (ICAB) of Kozminski University in Warsaw, Poland. This nomination further strengthens the longstanding partnership between the two business schools, which includes a student exchange program for master’s students. It highlights ESMT’s international outreach and continued focus on strengthening ties in Central and Eastern Europe. Both business schools are members of the Global Network for Advanced Management, a consortium of top business schools worldwide, collaborating to enhance global business education through shared resources, programs, and research initiatives.

ESMT Berlin joins Digital Education Council

July 17, 2024 | ESMT Press
ESMT Berlin has joined the Digital Education Council (DEC), a prestigious global alliance dedicated to advancing sustainable innovation and AI adoption in higher education and workforce development. This is one more step towards the business school’s goal to advance innovation in education.

ESMT Berlin and Handelsblatt partner for Management Summer School

July 12, 2024 | ESMT Press
In today’s fast-paced business environment, effective leadership and change management are paramount. To support leaders in mastering the challenges they face, ESMT Berlin is collaborating with Handelsblatt to offer a specialized Management Summer School. Designed for management professionals and corporate leaders, this program provides Handelsblatt subscribers with a comprehensive suite of resources including articles, podcasts, video tutorials, and live talks featuring top management experts.

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