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Master's degree courses designed with you in mind

What's your path?

The three master's degree courses (MSc) at ESMT Berlin are all designed to offer you the ultimate combination of specializations, educational rigor, and entrepreneurial expertise. Choose the program that best fits your interests and desired career trajectory. Each program will help you refine your skills and develop the foundation to make your mark in a corporate or startup business.



 

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Global Management

LEAD IN THE WORLD OF TOMORROW

Duration: 24 months

Study method: On-campus

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

Start date: September

Tuition: € 34,000

Focus: Managing global corporations in a changing world
 

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

START AND DISRUPT BUSINESS FOR GOOD

Duration: 24 months

Study method: On-campus

Location: Berlin and optional exchange semester for the students who choose the Innovation track 

Start date: September

Tuition: € 34,000

Focus: Transform or build the business of tomorrow

Analytics & Artificial Intelligence

APPLY DATA-DRIVEN SOLUTIONS TO FUTURE CHALLENGES

Duration: 24 months

Study method: On-campus

Location: Berlin + required global internship and optional exchange semester

Start date: September

Tuition: € 34,000

Focus: Leading business transformation through the use of state-of-the-art data and automation
 

Which master's program will you choose?

An introduction to ESMT's master programs

Director of Master Programs, Tino Elgner, talks us through the three master programs

ESMT master programs

Choose the master's degree course that fits your goals.

Discover how our three master programs are designed to prepare you for the world.

Why study for your master's degree at ESMT?

Highlights

  • World-class faculty at the cutting edge of research and teaching

  • Located in the heart of Berlin, the largest startup economy in Europe and central to global business

  • Alumni network represented all around the globe

  • Student clubs and large-scale student-run initiatives

Benefits

  • Foundation courses based on the latest business insights 

  • Hands-on skill seminars offered by leading industry experts

  • Dynamic range of electives for a customizable learning experience 

  • International student body, faculty, and staff members

  • Additional projects in social impact, investing, entrepreneurship, and analytics

Career Support

  • Personal and individual career service support with regular one-on-one meetings

  • Internships built into the curriculum for maximum exposure to the European economy

  • Automatically qualify for an 18-month resident permit extension to find work in Germany after graduating 

  • Skills workshops for your career development

  • Company visits direct to you to support networking

Your master's degree journey

Year one

Learn the core

Begin your master's degree journey by building the foundation of your knowledge.

This means that for the first and second terms you'll complete mandatory core courses.

Practice

In this year you'll also complete an internship as part of the program, lasting 3 - 6 months; or if you are an MIE student you can complete the Summer Entrepreneurship Program.

 

 

 

Year two

Customize your program

Choose an individual study plan that suits your career goals choosing from 35+ electives* including core courses from

the other 2 master programs, and the finance certificate; 15+ international exchange options; and Master-specific practice projects.

Master thesis

Finish off your master's degree journey with your master thesis.

 

Find out more about master's students at ESMT

A highly international class...

149 students are currently enrolled in the three master programs at ESMT Berlin. Their average age is 23 and they are a highly international cohort, with 76% coming to study from outside of Germany and 45% coming from outside of Europe. In total, the master students in this cohort represent 49 nationalities.

 

 

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...From a variety of academic backgrounds

Students of the three master's degree courses at ESMT come from a variety of academic backgrounds. Business studies and management students comprise the largest share but the majority of students are coming to ESMT with degrees from a range of other topics including Economics, IT, communications or engineering.

 



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Moving to Berlin

Studying for your master's degree at ESMT Berlin also means moving to one of Europe's most vibrant capital cities.

Find out everything you need to know about moving to Berlin.

Who studies at ESMT?

Get more information about your potential future classmates with class profiles on students of the Master in Global Management, Master in Analytics and Artificial Intelligence and Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Vali Berlin

Vali Berlin is the entrepreneurship hub at ESMT Berlin and fosters responsible entrepreneurship for economic, environmental, and social value creation.

 

Find out more about Vali Berlin

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Rankings

 

The ESMT Master in Global Management is #20 in the world in the Financial Times Global Masters in Management ranking.

 

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Frequently asked questions

  • What are the requirements for ESMT's master programs

    The admission requirements differ for each of our master programs.



    You can find out more about the admission requirements for each program here:

    Master in Global Management admissions page

    Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Admissions page

    Master in Analytics and AI Admissions page





    Generally speaking, candidates should ensure that the the following statements apply to them:

    • You hold 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. 

    • You are Recently graduated, with no more than 24 months of postgraduate work experience (excl. internships) 

    • You can provide evidence of English language proficiency

    • You can provide evidence of strong quantitative skills or have excellent GMAT, GMAT Focus or GRE scores

  • What is the application deadline?

    The application deadline for master programs starting in September 2024 is July 31 2024. This is a soft-deadline: applications received after this point will still be considered but we recommend applying before this deadline in order to secure your space on the program.

  • Do you offer scholarships or financial support?

    Yes. There are a range of scholarships available to remove barriers to entry.

    ESMT Berlin also offers access to a range of loan programs.



    You can find out more on our dedicated fees and financing page

  • Is it possible to study for a master's degree part-time?

    No. All of the master's degree courses at ESMT Berlin are full-time programs.



    However according to German laws and regulations, students are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week as working students while still maintaining their student status.



    If you are able to balance the priorities of a master's degree program and a part-time job without negatively affecting your studies then this option is open for you to pursue.

Master events

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Access Masters Event Beijing

August 26, 2024 | 17:00 - 21:15 | Beijing, China
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Access MBA Event Beijing

August 27, 2024 | 16:30 - 21:15 | Beijing, China
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Access Masters Event Shanghai

August 28, 2024 | 16:30 - 20:45 | Shanghai, China
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Access Masters Event Shanghai

August 29, 2024 | 16:30 - 21:15 | Shanghai, China
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Access MBA Event London

September 21, 2024 | 10:00 - 14:40 | London, UK
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Access Master Event Brussels

September 23, 2024 | 16:00 - 20:45 | Brussels, Belgium

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