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Global outreach

International strategy

ESMT is at the forefront of business education, focusing on research topics of worldwide interest and educating tomorrow’s business leaders on the opportunities and challenges of globalization. ESMT brings together a diverse student body and a renowned faculty via strong international academic networks and initiatives to deliver a positive, global, and sustainable impact on society at all levels. Our strengths include:

  • Internationally diverse student body and faculty
  • Program and research cooperations with business schools across the globe
  • Opportunities for student internships via business partners in Europe and abroad
  • A network of more than 8,000 alumni spreading across five continents
  • A global footprint via our main campus in Berlin, Germany, a branch office in Shanghai, China, and programs in Africa and for African students 

Academic partners

ESMT Berlin collaborates with international business schools to bring its Executive MBA and Executive Education certificate programs to leaders and learners around the world:

  • Sao Paolo Escola de Negócios 
    Offering the joint Executive MBA in Leadership since May 2016
  • Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)
    Offering the “Bringing Technology to Market” Executive Education program
  • China Executive Leadership Academy in Pudong (CELAP)
    Offering the “Bringing Technology to Market” Executive Education program
  • Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
    Offering the second module of the “Bringing Technology to Market” Executive Education program
  • Guanghua School of Management, Beijing University Business School
    Offering a post-MBA exchange program
  • SKK Graduate School of Business (Seoul)
    Offering qualified students a 50% tuition discount on the MBA program

Click here to contact representatives of ESMT Executive MBA and Executive Education programs.


International networks

    EQUAL4Europe is a project launched by researchers, lecturers, and experts in gender equality from various international universities and business schools to promote gender equality at academic institutions. ESMT is participating in the project which is funded by the European Commission.
  • Erasmus+ 
    ESMT Berlin has been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE), the prerequisite for participation in the EU's Erasmus+ program. With an overall budget of €14.7 billion, the program financially supports people in Europe with studying, training, and working, providing them with the opportunity to gain international experience. Once the mobility program is set up at ESMT, students will be able to apply for living cost stipends for exchange semesters at partner institutions and internships in Erasmus+ countries. Read our Erasmus+ policy statement here.
  • FOME 
    The Future of Management Education (FOME) Alliance is a global alliance of renowned business schools shaping immersive and engaging online education. It was founded in 2018 in an effort to develop and share high-quality online learning. FOME shapes impactful, collaborative initiatives and establishes evidence-based pedagogical insights to optimize online learning experiences.
  • Global Network for Advanced Management
    ESMT Berlin is the German network partner of the Global Network for Advanced Management. Founded by Yale School of Management in 2012, the network consists of 31 business schools worldwide that collaborate in academic exchange, research, and student exchange. Master’s in management, MBA, and executive MBA students work together in open and custom programs, discuss major business trends, and create research and data-collection projects to shape the future of business. Click here to learn more about the Global Network for Advanced Management.
    UNICON is a global consortium of business‐school‐based executive education organizations. Its member organizations are engaged in accelerating the education development of leaders and managers, thereby enhancing performance in public and private organizations globally. Its primary activities include conferences, research, best practice exchange, and member networking within the business and practice of executive education. ESMT joined UNICON in 2016. Click here to learn more about UNICON.

Executives in Residence

Established in 2016, the Executives in Residence Program at ESMT Berlin links corporate partners and students. This group of highly accomplished business executives, industry experts, business founders, and investors represent a wide range of sectors and bring experience and expertise to the ESMT community. They specifically enrich the educational programs of ESMT through brown bag lunch sessions, coaching, mock interviews, and career advice sessions, as well as support of wider school events, such as those led by the Investment Club, the Entrepreneurship Club, and the Social Impact Club.

Alexander Doll (Lincoln International, Frankfurt)
Hans Haderer (Ambienta Capital, Düsseldorf)
Dr. Gerald Leitner (Investor, Advisor, Researcher)
Theo Maas (Siemens)
Daniel von Heyl
Prof. Dr. Jörg K. Ritter, (Senior Advisor, Egon Zehnder International GmbH; Professor at Quadriga Hochschule Berlin)