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Full-time MBA

Educating leaders for the future of business

Want to learn more about the full-time MBA program?

Unlock the next stage of your career

A full-time MBA from ESMT Berlin is a great way to boost the trajectory of your career, equipping you with the skills and experiences you will need to negotiate the challenges of the future.

Choice is at the heart of the MBA, with multiple opportunities to tailor the program to the type of career you want to build:

  • Prepare for a role leading a global business and focus on managerial analytics

  • Develop into a future innovator or disruptor and take advantage of ESMT's close links to Berlin's vibrant startup scene

  • Acquire the skills needed to strategically lead a Mittelstand company at the heart of the German economy

In an intense 15 months, you will gain an extensive suite of skills and experiences that will put you in the driver’s seat of your own career.

Apply now for the full-time MBA 2024. Next application deadline: September 13 2023

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Quick facts
15 months
Start date
General management plus specializations in Strategic leadership, Managerial analytics or Innovation and entrepreneurship

An MBA driven by choice

The full-time MBA has been thoughtfully designed to help you develop the skills and experiences that are relevant to your desired career path. After a foundational module, you can choose from three specialization tracks; Strategic leadership, Managerial analytics, or Innovation and entrepreneurship

This flexibility applies to more than just the broad suite of electives you can pick from, but also includes opportunities to study at partner schools or use your summer break to try out a summer internship, take on a social impact challenge or hone your German language skills.

Find out more about the course structure and personalization.


  • ESMT Berlin is currently ranked  #1 business school in Germany and #8 in Europe by the Financial Times
  • Located in Berlin, Germany’s political, cultural, and startup capital.
  • Our global alumni network of international business professionals represents numerous industries and sectors around the world

Your profile

  • You have at least three years of professional work experience
  • You are ready to change your future and accelerate your career
  • You are aligned with our values of community, curiosity, courage, and rigor
  • You seek a program where you can tailor your academic journey to meet your needs

Program highlights

  • Work in diverse teams, explore new leadership styles, and question conventional thinking
  • Personal development and leadership are woven into the program
  • Small class sizes ensures personalized constructive feedback
  • Opportunities to grow your network and work with our Career Development Center to help you secure your next job


  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Managerial Analytics
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Global Strategic Management 

Rebecca Loades, Director of MBA Programs, gives an introduction to the ESMT Full-time MBA.

A day in the life of a MBA student

A day in the life of a MBA student

Josh Pritchett, MBA Student

Apply now for the Full-time MBA 2024! Next application deadline: September 13

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ESMT Blog - Full-time MBA

"ESMT Berlin MBA Team’s Journey in the Allianz Case Competition 2023 "

September 22, 2023 | ESMT Blog
In May 2023, the full-time MBA student Yanyan Ma and three of her classmates participated in the Allianz Case Competition 2023 and successfully advanced to the final round.

My MBA journey: From Beijing to Berlin, consulting, and beyond

August 25, 2023 | ESMT Blog
Hear from Sitong He, a driven MBA student hailing from Beijing, China who is passionate about technology and consulting. Sitong's journey reflects the essence of ESMT's global and innovative approach.

Path to impact: Winning the 2023 Impact Investing Challenge

August 14, 2023 | ESMT Blog
ESMT full-time MBA students win the 2023 Impact Investing Challenge, an international competition designed to promote the concept of impact investing and reward a self-built diversified impact portfolio that delivers both significant financial returns and impact.