Founded in 2002 by 25 leading global companies, ESMT offers master’s, MBA, and PhD programs, as well as executive education across its campus in Berlin, various locations around the world, online, and in an online blended format.
Focusing on leadership, innovation, and analytics, its diverse faculty publishes outstanding research in top academic journals. Additionally, the international business school provides an interdisciplinary platform for discourse between politics, business, and academia. ESMT is a non-profit private institution of higher education, accredited by AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and FIBAA, and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion across all its activities and communities.
From the heart of Europe, we create and impart new knowledge to advance business and society. We develop entrepreneurial leaders who think globally and act responsibly.
Purpose and values
Our purpose is empowering people to create a better tomorrow. Our shared values are community, curiosity, courage, and rigor.
The school has prioritized three areas: leadership, innovation, and analytics. These pillars underpin the academic and organizational development of the school and guide its programming and research.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion
With the Inclusive Leadership Roundtable (ILRT) students, faculty, and staff prioritize the values and practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the school and champion these in academia and the business community. ESMT has signed the “Charta der Vielfalt” (Diversity Charter).
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