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Accreditation and rankings



ESMT Berlin is one of only four business schools in Germany to hold the accreditation “Triple Crown.” ESMT is accredited by AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS. The “Triple Crown” is the highest distinction of quality for business schools worldwide.

The school has been accredited by FIBAA, the Foundation for International Business Accreditation Administration, since 2006.

The German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) renewed its accreditation of ESMT to grant PhDs in October 2018. ESMT was first awarded this right in 2013.


Business Schools

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#1 in Germany and #8 in Europe in the Financial Times European Business School Ranking 2022.
Berlin, December 5, 2022 



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#12 in Europe overall and #1 in Germany and #4 in Europe for Entrepreneurship in the Bloomberg European B-Schools Ranking 2022-23.
November 10, 2022


Executive Education

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#10 globally in the 2023 Financial Times Executive Education combined ranking customized and open enrollment programs. ESMT remains the highest-ranked business school in Germany. 

#5 in customized programs and #20 in open enrollment programs
Berlin, May 21, 2023


Full-time MBA

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#88 in the Financial Times MBA ranking 2022.*
Berlin, February 14, 2022

We made a strategic decision to extend our full-time MBA program, thus making it even better for our students, by including internships, exchange programs, and other opportunities. A result of this extension is that ESMT does not appear in the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2023. Although ESMT has demonstrated its ability to run a sustainable, sizeable program each and every year, the technicality of having no graduates in the calendar year 2020 means exclusion from the ranking this and next year. We will be back in the FT Global MBA Ranking stronger than ever in 2025!

Executive MBA

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#43 in the Financial Times Executive MBA ranking. 
Berlin, October 17, 2022 

Master in Global Management

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#20 globally in the Financial Times Global Masters in Management Ranking 2023.
Berlin, September 11, 2023