ESMT Berlin has two spheres of governance: corporate and academic. The corporate governance of ESMT regulates all strategic and operative issues. The president and CFO of ESMT are its legal stewards. They are controlled by the supervisory board and advised by the Management Committee (MC) as the supreme advisory body of ESMT Berlin. Its members are, besides the president and CFO, the dean of faculty and research, and the dean of programs.
The academic governance of ESMT covers all matters of faculty policy, research, and education. There are two main bodies: The academic board is an independent advisory body for academic matters. The academic committee supervises and advises the president in fundamental issues of research, academic instruction, and the further development of the study program. The president is in charge of ESMT and represents the school in both spheres of its governance.