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Coronavirus information

Health and safety at ESMT Berlin

Information regarding COVID-19 in Germany

Reliable answers and concrete information on how to protect yourself and help others.

Delivering a safe learning experience

The health and safety of the ESMT community, coupled with an excellent educational experience, are our top priority. 

In order to enable a safe and healthy experience on campus, we have implemented rules and measures for the ESMT community to abide by in accordance with the regulation of the State of Berlin and recommendations by the Robert Koch Institut (RKI).  With the regulation easing in Germany as of April 1, 2022, there is no longer a requirement to wear a mask in the Learning Center, and regular mandatory testing has been suspended.  

ESMT strongly recommends using common sense to protect yourself and others from infection.

Health Honor Code

The health and safety of the ESMT Berlin community, coupled with an excellent educational experience, remain our top priority. Therefore, ESMT strongly recommends that all incoming and returning students be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We are legally obliged only to recognize vaccines approved by the European Union.

Our students, faculty, and staff are responsible for monitoring and maintaining their own health in order to protect the health and wellbeing of the entire community. The Health Honor Code should support the protection of each individual member of the ESMT community, including students, executive education program participants, faculty, staff, freelancers, and visitors, thus fostering the wellbeing of the entire community.

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What to do if a test is positive

If you test positive for COVID-19, do not come to campus or, if you are already there, leave campus immediately. Stay at home and self-isolate. The isolation period is 10 days, but you may leave your isolation after seven days with a negative test result. 

Academic excellence

We are committed to delivering an impactful and high-quality learning experience, be it face-to-face, online, or in a hybrid format. We recognized the importance of digitalization in education and society as a whole long before the coronavirus made face-to-face teaching impossible. In 2019, we invested heavily in digital learning. This investment, along with our experience as a part of the Future of Management Education Alliance, has given us a tremendous advantage. We not only have the capability and expertise to deliver the highest quality of online and blended programs, but we also have access to faculty networks across leading business schools in Europe, APAC, and the Americas.

Drawing upon our extremely successful blended Telekom MBA, we have launched the ESMT Part-time MBA in Business Innovation in blended format. Timotheus Höttges, CEO, Deutsche Telekom AG, said, “Digitalization and agile transformation are key for the future success of large organizations. To support us in the development of a new generation of leaders with the required management skills and in the retention of top performers, we decided to offer a tailor-made academic qualification with a recognized degree. ESMT was the clear choice and convinced us with their program design, faculty, digital platform, and price.”