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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.
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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

"Bright MBA job prospects amidst economic uncertaintyp"

September 25, 2023 | Find MBA
Sophie Schaefer, deputy director of the career development center at ESMT Berlin, observes two trends in the current industry demand for MBA talents.

"ESMT Berlin MBA Team’s Journey in the Allianz Case Competition 2023 "

September 22, 2023 | ESMT Blog
In May 2023, the full-time MBA student Yanyan Ma and three of her classmates participated in the Allianz Case Competition 2023 and successfully advanced to the final round.

"Top scientists, engineers choose startups over tech behemoths for reasons other than money"

September 18, 2023 | Science Daily
Henry Sauermann, professor at ESMT Berlin, co-authored research challenging the common assumption that high-ability tech workers primarily choose established tech firms for better compensation. The study suggests that some of these workers opt for startups due to non-monetary benefits like autonomy and the chance to contribute to innovative projects, emphasizing the importance of career preferences in job choices among STEM professionals.
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