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Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship | Apply for your place

ESMT Berlin warmly welcomes applications from students of all nationalities to the Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. We are an international business school that thrives on international exchange and discourse.

For the MIE we are looking for students who identify with or aspire to be any of the following:

  • (Corporate) innovators:
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Venture Capitalist
  • Innovation consultants/venture architects
  • Technology enthusiasts:


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Admission requirements

The application process is designed to help us find those individuals who are a good fit for the program’s focus on practical learning and experimentation. When evaluating applications, we are looking for the following qualities: 

  • Creative thinking 
  • Willing to take risks and learn from mistakes 
  • Keen sense for identifying and acting on opportunities 
  • Willingness to collaborate and effectively communicate 
  • Natural leader 


What do I need to apply?

To apply candidates need to have:

  • A previous degree (equivalent to a Bachelor's) with excellent grades. If you are a final-year undergraduate students awaiting completion of your degree, your application will also be considered. 
  • Recently graduated, with no more than 24 months of postgraduate work experience (excl. internships). 
  • English language proficiency test scores (if applicable)* 
  • Evidence of strong quantitative skills.**  
  • Completed application - including answers to essay questions, one reference and €50 application fee.



*ESMT expects a score of 100 points in the TOEFL, 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. 

** Above-average and well-balanced GMAT, GMAT Focus, or GRE scores are typical, but not obligatory, if you can provide alternative evidence of outstanding quantitative skills and/or scientific training  within your Bachelor’s studies with competitive grades. 

Evidence of scientific training can be proven from one of the following:

Bachelor’s degree specialization in engineering (chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, environmental, or other engineering application)

Natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, or other natural science), mathematics, statistics, or other quantitative science economics, where the majority of courses and research was theoretical and quantitative in nature rather than applied.

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Admission Deadlines

When can I apply?

Applications are open!

Applications to ESMT Master programs are reviewed on a rolling, first-come basis. The Admissions Committee meets and publishes admissions decisions on average within two to four weeks.

Application Deadlines


Round 1: Early Decision

Deadline: March 31

This deadline has now passed.


Round 2: Student visa applicants 

Deadline: June 1 (Applications after this date will still be considered)

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


Final Round: Soft-deadline for applications

Deadline: July 31 (Applications after this date will still be considered)

The final deadline should serve as a guide for your application planning. We will still accept applications that are submitted after this date but would recommend that you apply as soon as possible to secure your place before the class gets filled.


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Additional information

GMAT Online Test 

The GMAT can be taken 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. 

Click here for more info about the GMAT online 


GRE General Test at home 

ETS offers candidates the option to take the GRE® General Test at home or at a test center. 

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 


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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

Student Visa Details

We have extended our deadline for international students who require a visa to enter 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.

Admissions Contact

Boban Sulic

Deputy Director Admissions
+49 30 21231 1400

Shelley Yu

Marketing Manager China Office
+86-186 1638 9822