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Master in Global Management

#1 in Germany and #10 Globally

The ESMT Berlin Master in Global Management program has moved up in the Financial Times ranking and is now among the top ten master in management programs globally.

The program retains the top place among programs in Germany and moves to number three for international mobility.

Unprecedented challenges and opportunities await the future leaders of the 21st century. Businesses with global reach play an increasingly important role in shaping the future along the lines of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

The ESMT Berlin Master in Global Management equips you to live up to these challenges by combining modern methods and theories with practice immersion - all with a global outlook.

Understand how businesses shape the global economy and how managers and strategy consultants can contribute to making a positive impact.

Quick Facts
24 months
Start date
Berlin + required global internship and social impact projects and optional exchange or double degree
Managing global corporations in a changing world


  • A practice-proof skill set to help you hit the ground running
  • Options to customize your learning journey
  • A truly international cohort of peers
  • A well-rounded profile to stand out on the job market


  • You are a young professional in your early twenties with limited or no work experience.
  • You have shown initiative during your Bachelor studies or in your personal life.
  • You are curious about other cultures and embrace diversity as a strength.
  • You know that sustainable business holds the key to a better future.
  • You are a true team player and prepared to develop yourself to become an agent of positive change.


  • Global immersion through term abroad, internship, and Social Impact Project.
  • Internships are built into the curriculum for maximum exposure.
  • Sharpen your profile with an optional finance certificate.
  • Gain a global perspective of business in society.


  • Competitive Strategy
  • Business Leadership in Society 
  • Digital Marketing
  • Leading and Managing People
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Master in Global Management

Preparing you to lead in the world of tomorrow.

Key focus areas for the Master in Global Management

Global Immersion


Become a truly global business leader through options like internship opportunities at one of ESMT's many corporate partners, take an academic term abroad at one of ESMT's top-ranked partners in Europe and beyond. Additionally take advantage of language training in German, French, Spanish or Chinese at our partner GLS Sprachenzentrum Berlin (German Language School Berlin).

Finance Certificate


As part of your elective course choice, you can opt to complete five advanced courses in Finance subjects with a focus on global investment strategies. You will be issued an ESMT Certificate in Finance in addition to your Master Degree.

Portfolio Management Program

The Portfolio Management Program (PMP) is an extracurricular project in which selected students actively manage a real-money portfolio of 1 million Euros per group with a total portfolio value of 3 million Euros. The concept of the PMP enables participants to combine theory and practice to develop real trading strategies on the open market.

Social Impact Project


The Social Impact Project is a four-month project with a five-week intensive field project as part of the Master in Global Management program. It offers students the opportunity to serve as an economic or management consultant for an organization with specific social impact objectives, such as a non-profit organization, a CSR department, a social entrepreneurship venture, or a social impact project of a for-profit organization.

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