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Master in Global Management


Start or continue your application to an ESMT Berlin Master program.

ESMT Berlin warmly welcomes applications from students of all nationalities to the Master in Global Management. We are an international business school that thrives on international exchange and discourse, and the ESMT community is committed to building peace.

Admission requirements:

ESMT designed the Master in Global Management program admissions process to find the most talented individuals who will benefit from the program's international and interdisciplinary nature. When evaluating applications, ESMT is looking for the following qualities:

  • Candidates who want to change business to make a positive impact
  • International outlook, intercultural competency, and a responsible approach to business
  • Potential for high-performance career growth in a global environment
  • Willingness to learn from others, collegial behavior in high-stress situations
  • A strategic mindset

To apply, candidates need to have:

  • A previous degree (at least Bachelor's equivalent) with excellent grades. If you are finishing your undergraduate studies within the next year, your application will also be considered.
  • Ideally no more than 24 months of postgraduate work experience (excl. internships)
  • ESMT expects a score of 100 points in the TOEFL or 7.0 in the IELTS or 850 in the TOEIC.”The ESMT TOEFL institution code is 8707. You will receive a waiver for the English proficiency test if English is your native language or if you have completed a university degree completely taught in English.
  • Proof of an above-average and well-balanced GMAT or GRE score. The GMAT/GRE requirement can be waived in case of strong evidence of outstanding quantitative skills
  • Completed application - including essays, one reference and €50 application fee
  • Individual interview in person or online

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Admission Deadlines

Applications for the September 2023 class are open.

Start your application

Applications to ESMT Master programs are reviewed on a rolling, first-come basis. The Admissions Committee meets and publishes admissions decisions every two weeks. The deadline schedule should serve as a guide for your application planning.

Application Round


Round 1: ++ Early Decision

March 31

Round 2: ° Student visa applicants               June 1 
Final Round: Final deadline July 31


++ Accepted candidates from this round will receive a €2,000 discount on tuition.

° Due to long visa process times, citizens of countries that require a student visa to study in Germany are strongly advised to apply by this deadline. 

Additional information

  • Student visa details

    We're pleased to extend our deadline for international students who require a visa to enter Germany. Our aim is to ensure more flexibility and allow applicants to benefit from the latest change in student visa regulations in Germany.

    Please, note that 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.

    APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED AFTER JUNE 1 WILL STILL BE CONSIDERED. However, ESMT can only provide minimal visa support for applicants from non-EU countries submitted after June 1. More visa information could be found here.

    As a general rule, all non-EU/non-EEA nationals staying in Germany for more than 90 days for work or study purposes need a visa before entering the country.

    Applicants from Australia, Brazil, Canada, El Salvador, EU and EEA countries, Honduras, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and the United States, DO NOT need visas to enter Germany as a student. As these regulations can change dynamically and without notice, we recommend consulting with ESMT representatives or your nearest German Embassy/Consulate.

    Additional information for graduates from Chinese or Indian universities: 

    If you are a graduate of a Chinese or Indian university, there are some additional steps you need to take in order to study at a German university. This process can take up to 6 months to complete. Please visit the appropriate APS website: China (ChineseDeutschIndia, for further information.

  • Admission test codes

    • GRE – ESMT Designated Institution (DI) code: 7768
    • GMAT - ESMT Master in Global Management code: H4D-SJ-17
    • TOEFL - ESMT institution code:  8707
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Start or complete your Master in Global Management application


GMAT Online Test

The GMAT is now online! Instead of sitting for the traditional GMAT test, we recommend that you submit results for the GMAT online test. Testing times are flexible and there is no need to find a local test center. More information in the link below!


Click here for more info about the GMAT online

GRE General Test at Home

To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the GRE® General Test at a test center due to public health concerns, ETS offers a GRE General Test at home option.

  • The GRE® General Test is available everywhere that the computer-delivered GRE General Test is normally available, with the exception of Mainland China and Iran.
Learn more about the GRE General Test at home
Admissions Contact

Stephanie Kluth

Director of Admissions
+49 30 21231 1400

Shelley Yu

Marketing Manager China Office
+86-186 1638 9822