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Global Online MBA admissions

Secure your place on the global online MBA

ESMT Berlin warmly welcomes applications from students of all nationalities for its global online MBA program. We are an international business school that thrives on international exchange and discourse. 

Through the application process, we are searching for a diverse range of individuals who share our values, want to be part of our mission to develop responsible leaders, and who will thrive academically, professionally, and personally in the global online MBA program 


Start or continue your MBA application

Early Application DeadlineJanuary 21, 2024

Is this program for you?

Before submitting your application for the global online MBA, you must meet all of the following admission requirements:

  • Three years of postgraduate professional experience

  • An undergraduate degree of minimum 3 years (with accompanying grade overview) in any discipline

  • Scores from either the GMAT, GRE or ESMT Admissions Test (BAT) are optional but encouraged from students with a non-quantitative or non-business background, and may be requested by the Admissions Committee.*

  • English proficiency test scores*

How do I apply?

To begin the admissions process, you should start and complete an online application. As part of this process, you'll need to create an account and provide the following information:

  • Personal data

  • Your academic and professional background + your CV

  • One essay and a 2-min video essay upload

  • Two recommendations

  • Your English proficiency test scores

  • Copies of your university transcripts

  • €50 application fee

  • An interview (per video call), should you move on in the process


Application deadlines

The global online MBA program has two intakes a year: May and September. Applications for the May 2024 intake are open. 


May 2024

Applications open on September 4, 2023. The program will start on May 27, 2024.

Early Application Deadline: January 21, 2024. Applications received by this date will be eligible for a €2,000 tuition discount.

Final application deadline: April 28, 2023. Applications received after this date will be considered on a case-by-case basis; entry for May 2024 cannot be guaranteed.      


September 2024

Applications open on March 1, 2024. The September intake will start on September 30, 2024.

Early Application Deadline: May 26, 2024. Applications received by this date will be eligible for a €2,000 tuition discount.

Final application deadlineSeptember 1, 2024. Applications received after this date will be considered on a case-by-case basis; entry for September 2024 cannot be guaranteed.      



*ESMT’s GMAT code is H4D-SJ-99 or simply search for ESMT by name. Our Designated Institution (DI) code for the GRE is 7768.
**If English is your native language or you earned a university degree exclusively taught in English you do not need to take an English proficiency test. If you have worked in an English speaking country or an organization whose language of communication was English for 12 months or more the English proficiency test requirement may be waived. A strong command of the English language should also be demonstrated in the admission interview.

Scores we’ll accept are: 

  • TOEFL - 95 minimum; we accept MyBest™ scores; our institution code is 8707 

  • PTE - 64 minimum 

  • IELTS - 7 minimum

Other English proficiency tests are accepted.

Apply now

Start or continue your global online MBA application.


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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Admissions Contact

Stephanie Kluth

Director of Admissions
+49 30 21231 1400

Shelley Yu

Marketing Manager China Office
+86-186 1638 9822

Frequently asked questions

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