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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

"Navigating the Berlin startup scene: strengths, weaknesses, and future outlook"

June 2, 2023 | EU-Startups
EU-Startups talks about advantages and disadvantages of founding a startup in Berlin, and mentions ESMT Berlin as one of the universities where startup companies can find and hire skilled graduates.

"How to avoid rainbow capitalism during Pride Month"

June 2, 2023 | ESMT Blog
Amelie Eckersley highlights the importance of making policy changes, implementing inclusive hiring practices, and receiving support from management.

"Mumbai girl embraces Berlin, gives interesting reasons, tips to study in Germany"

May 27, 2023 | Free Press Journal
Ramsha Mistry, a Master in Management student at ESMT Berlin, shares her experience studying in Germany and gives advice to prospective students.
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