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Master in Global Management

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A truly global masters in management program

The Master in Global Management is an MSc program for those eager to enter the international job market with in-demand skills and hands-on experience.

This is a masters in management but with a truly global scale. Learn how businesses shape the global economy and how managers and strategy consultants can make a positive impact. As you learn, benefit from opportunities to take your learning abroad through exchanges, internships and other projects.

  • Develop in-demand skills through a mixture of practical and cross-cultural experiences

  • Customize your learning journey to fit your career goals 

  • Launch an international career with a practice proof skill set 

This global management masters is designed to prepare you for a career in international business, to face the unprecedented challenges and opportunities that await the future leaders and managers of the 21st century. 

Quick Facts



24 months



Start date



Berlin + required global internship and social impact projects and optional exchange semester or double degree


Managing global corporations in a changing world



A masters in management program with a global focus


  • Internships are built into the curriculum for maximum exposure 
  • Immerse yourself in global businesses with hands-on, practical experience 
  • Participate in a term abroad and gain new perspectives  
  • Take part in a Social Impact Project and contribute towards positive social or environmental change 
  • Sharpen your profile with an optional finance certificate 
  • Develop a practice-proof skill set to prepare yourself for the job market 
  • Options to customize your learning journey 
  • Learn from a truly international cohort of peers 


  • 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 want to learn how to manage and lead in an interconnected global economy

  • 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 

Why ESMT Berlin?

  • Study in the heart of Berlin, connect to the city’s vibrant startup scene and Germany’s powerhouse economy

  • Benefit from the diverse experiences of a highly international class of peers and faculty  

  • Prime your profile for a competitive job market with ESMT’s Career Development Center

  • Apply for a double degree and study at Yale SOM to earn a Master in Global Management from ESMT and a Master of Management Studies in Global Business and Society from Yale

  • Use your skills to make a positive contribution with the Social Impact Project and the Responsible Leaders Fellowship 


  • Core courses include: Business economics, financial management & corporate finance, agile leadership, global corporate strategy, and operations and global supply chain management

  • Personalize your learning journey. Choose from more than 35 electives* including core courses from  the other 2 master programs, more than 15 international exchange options, and master-specific practice projects.

  • Throughout the program develop key skills and begin to plan the next stage of your career through skills workshops, career advisor sessions and more.

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An introduction to the Master in Global Management

Faculty lead Guillermo Baquero explains how the MGM will prepare you to lead in the businesses of tomorrow.

Preparing you for a career in international business

Global Immersion

Practical experiences are central to the program, giving you time to apply new skills in real-world environments and prepare for the job market: 

  • Take advantage of internship opportunities during the program.

  • Take an academic term abroad at one of ESMT's top-ranked partners in Europe and beyond.  

  • Take language classes in German, French, Spanish or Chinese at our partner GLS Sprachenzentrum Berlin (German Language School Berlin). 

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. 

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. 

What to do next? How to enroll in the Master in Global Management

Ready to start your application?

If you are interested in joining the ESMT community, then it is time to start your application.

but it might be the case that you still need more information to make your decision.


Visit the admissions page to get more information about requirements for enrolling and the documents you will need to make your application.

Alternatively you may need more information about the range of scholarships that we offer or the cost of an ESMT master program.

Or perhaps you are curious about how we can help you start laying the foundations of your career while you study?

How to apply for the Master in Global Management

1. Create an account in the online application portal

2. Select your program of interest

If you have not decided about the format that suits you the best, you can apply to multiple programs.

3. Complete the application form and upload required files

More information on requirements can be found on the admissions page

4. Application review

5. Interview with admissions

Interviews may be conducted by either admissions, careers or program directors or program faculty leads.

6. Decision and enrollment

After accepting an offer you will receive access to an internal student portal, which will provide you with all necessary information regarding the next steps. A dedicated Student Services manager will be available to assist you with any further needs and questions you may have.


Frequently asked questions

  • What are the MGM application requirements?

    • A Bachelor's degree

    • Proof of English proficiency (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS) or graduating from a university program taught in English

    • Completed application, including essays and one recommendation

    • Having less than 24 months of post-graduate professional experience (not including internship or work experience prior to bachelor program graduation)

    Find out more information about admission requirements here.


  • Does ESMT Berlin offer on-campus housing?

    ESMT does not offer on-campus student housing. The majority of students find housing within 25 minutes commute of campus. Our student services team is always happy to share tips on how to find housing in Berlin. You can also use our student services platform to reach current ESMT students or alumni and inquire them about their experiences with finding an apartment. 

  • What should I consider before moving to Berlin?


    All non-EU/non-EEA nationals staying in Germany are typically required to obtain a visa before entering the country, if they intend to stay for more than 90 days to work or study.

    Issuing a German student visa might take up to 6 months. Though the process is often quicker, we advise all admitted students to reach the embassies in their countries as early as possible.



    The APS Certificate is mandatory for Chinese and Indian students who are interested in studying in Germany. Before applying to a German university you have to hand in your academic certificates and documents to the APS office in your respective country. This procedure might take time. We would recommend booking an appointment as soon as possible.

    You can read all about the APS for China and the APS for India on their respective websites or contact the German embassy.


    Residence permit

    After entering Germany for study purposes, students are required to register as a resident at their new address with the local registration office (Bürgeramt) and apply for a residence permit (Aufenthaltserlaubnis/Aufenthaltstitel) at the local immigration authority (Ausländerbehörde/Landesamt für Einwanderung). This document is the permit that allows non-EU or non-EEA nationals to live and study in Berlin for the duration of the program.

    Upon receiving a valid residence permit in Germany, you may travel to another country within the Schengen zone, visa-free, using a valid passport for up to 90 days per six-month period.


    Can I extend my residence permit after the program is finished?

    According to current German immigration regulations, after successfully graduating from a German higher education institution, you are eligible to extend your residence permit for up to 18 months and receive a so-called job search permit (which is more beneficial compared to job seeker visas for specialists without a German diploma). During this time, you can search for suitable employment that complements your German university degree.

  • What are the MGM GMAT and GRE requirements?

    We do not have a specific minimum score for GMAT/ GMAT Focus / GRE scores. However, the average scores for admitted candidates are: GMAT (640) or GRE (equivalent scores of approx. 160/160).

    The Admissions Committee may decide to request GMAT, GMAT Focus or GRE scores for any candidate following a complete review of their application.

  • What are the MGM tuition fees and payment schedule?

    Tuition for the full two-year MGM program is currently €34,000.

    MGM full tuition fees are paid in three installments over the two academic years, as follows:

    • To officially confirm your enrollment and reserve your place in the class, a first deposit of €4,000 should be paid no later than four weeks after receiving your acceptance offer. This deposit will be deducted from future tuition payments.
    • The remaining tuition fees are to be paid in two equal installments, at the beginning (September) and after the first year of the program.

    These fees cover all courses and seminars, teaching materials, orientation, and career support.

    In addition to tuition, students should budget enough money for relocation and living expenses. We recommend that you budget around €1,200 per month for living expenses.

    Full tuition fee information can be found here

  • Find more questions and answers.

    Not found the answers you were looking for? Check out our FAQ page for a broader selection of questions and answers on ESMT's master programs.

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