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ESMT Berlin

Empowering you to create a better tomorrow

ESMT Berlin is Germany's #1 business school. 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

ESMT Berlin is ranked as the #1 business school in Germany and #8 in Europe by the Financial Times.

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:  

Our programs rank 10th in the worldwide Financial Times Ranking 2022.

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 FUTURE 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 in 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


Public event

Today’s Global Leader with Roland Busch, President and CEO, Siemens AG

November 28, 2023 | 18:00 - 19:30 | ESMT Berlin

Finance Seminar by Kasper Nielsen (Copenhagen Business School)

November 30, 2023 | 14:15 - 15:45 | Humboldt University, Dorotheenstraße 1, Room 405 or Zoom

Latest news

""Mehr Schulden, um die Klimaziele zu erreichen, wären der falsche Weg""

November 24, 2023 | Zeit Online
Lars-Hendrik Röller, Professor at ESMT Berlin, provides insightful commentary on the latest Karlsruhe verdict and its implications for the German government, leveraging his expertise in economic and political matters.

"Capital ranking 2023 top 40 under 40"

November 22, 2023 | Capital Magazin
ESMT alumna Myriam Rapior was selected as one of Germany's top 40 under 40 in the category "society" by Capital Magazin. Myriam graduated from the ESMT Master in Management program in 2020 and currently holds the position of vice president at Friends of the Earth Germany. She is an active member of the German Council for Sustainable Development.

Fostering global exchange: Highlights from Berlin Global Dialogue 2023

November 17, 2023 | ESMT Blog
In September 2023, 40 students from ESMT Berlin and partner universities from the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM) had the honor to participate in the inaugural Berlin Global Dialogue (BGD) hosted by ESMT and are sharing their highlights of this experience.

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