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Global Online MBA

A fully remote learning experience

Want to learn more about the Global Online MBA program? 

Study at ESMT Berlin from anywhere in the world

The Global Online MBA from ESMT Berlin is a truly modern program that enables you to study for an MBA online through a completely remote learning experience.  

  • Receive the same triple-accredited, globally-recognized degree as our other MBA programs.

  • Take advantage of a highly flexible program schedule that allows you to spread your learning experience over as many as five years or as little as two

  • The distance learning MBA: The program's 100% online format means you can study from anywhere in the world. 

Quick facts about the Global Online MBA



24-60 months (flexible)




May and September


Online (The Hub)


General management combined with technology, innovation, and global electives


100% online

Online MBA student stories


Networking during your Global Online MBA experience


ESMT community

“What surprised me the most is the community that you get to build with an online program, especially at ESMT. They have done a really good job giving us tasks and assignments that are very group oriented"

Patrick Gall, Canada

Make a move

"The Global Online MBA helped me to be more confident to move to Germany and start a new position. I have a lot of good role models in my classmates who do business in different countries"

Ayaka Nogaku, Japan

Diverse network

“The one greatest thing when we got into our first class is the nature of the diverse classmates and the different areas that they come from. For me, a network is so rich and valuable, even more than money"

Lucy Wanjiku Mutinda, Kenya

Interested in enrolling at Germany’s top business school?

The impact of an online MBA

Program highlights

  • Learn at your own pace with a highly flexible 24-month program that boasts two intake dates (May or September) 

  • Study for an MBA online, 100% remotely.

  • Option to complete the program within five years 

  • Access to small network online courses (SNOCs) run by 30-plus schools in the GNAM network 

  • Online sessions with our career services team to develop essential career skills 

  • Option to add on personalized career coaching or international study experiences (for a fee) 


  • You have at least three years of professional work experience.

  • You are looking to accelerate your career while working full-time.

  • You are excited to develop your analytical skills, leadership qualities and ability to innovate.

  • You are seeking a program with a high degree of flexibility.



  • Our global alumni network of international business professionals represents numerous industries and sectors around the world  
  • Earn a triple-accredited, globally-recognized, ESMT Berlin MBA degree (60 ECTS) 
  • Learn with recorded lectures, live online sessions, group assignments, case studies and networking opportunities 
  • Online delivery through the world’s most innovative learning platform, the Hub 


  • General Management

  • Data-driven Decisions

  • Marketing and Sales

  • Technology and innovation

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Get an MBA on your terms


The Global Online MBA from ESMT is designed with the same goal of shaping future leaders and equipping them with the skills required to step-up to and advance their career.


The program offers opportunities to tailor your learning so that you gain skills and insights that are relevant to your future career.


In addition to this, you can decide the pace of your learning, both in terms of how you work through the course content and fit it into your existing schedule and also the pace at which you start each module.


Find out more about the program structure and curriculum 

Online Learning with ESMT Berlin

The Global Online MBA delivers flexible online teaching through the Hub - an innovative learning platform that has been designed specifically for business education.

Try out the demo today to explore the different features of this learning platform.

Meet the Global Online MBA class

With an average of 11 years of experience, participants of the Global Online MBA come from a range of industries and work in different functions all across the world.


Find out more about the class profile of the Global Online MBA.



Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will my degree certificate show how I studied for my MBA?

    No. Regardless of the MBA program you choose, your degree certificate will show only that you earned an MBA from ESMT Berlin.

  • What are the admissions requirements for the Global Online MBA program?

    To enroll in the Global Online MBA, candidates must meet all of the following admission requirements:

    • 3 years of postgraduate, professional experience

    • An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification

    • A strong score in the ESMT admission test, GMAT, GMAT Focus, GRE, or GMAC Executive Assessment. A test waiver may be granted for some candidates

    • English proficiency test scores (if applicable)

    For a detailed list of the admission requirements, please visit the GOMBA admissions page.

  • Are there scholarships available for the Global Online MBA?

    Yes. You can find out more information about the range of scholarships that we offer for the Global Online MBA on our dedicated scholarships page.

  • What are the Hub and Engageli?

    The Hub

    The Hub is the world’s most innovative virtual learning platform, designed by and for business schools. It is the primary platform you will use as you study for the ESMT Global Online MBA. On the Hub you will find the program calendar, and all your course materials, activities, and assignments. You will also use the Hub to interact with other students, program faculty, and program management. Sign up and try the Hub today!

    What's Engageli?

    Engageli is a virtual classroom that helps you learn with and from each other (and is most definitely not another Zoom room). It’s a great way of bringing the classroom experience to you, irrespective of where you are in the world. There’s no need to download an application, simply access the platform through your browser to join classes, social events, informal get togethers, and more.

  • Still got more questions?

    Head over to our dedicated FAQ page if you still have more questions about the Global Online MBA.

Want to learn more?

Learn more about this program by visiting us on campus or attending one of our recruiting events near you.

See a list of upcoming events

Alternatively, you can reach out to Sira Ruedeeniyomvuth, recruitment manager at ESMT Berlin to discuss the program in more detail

Sira Ruedeeniyomvuth

Recruitment Manager
+49 17 1209 9812

Find out more about student life at ESMT

Learn more about life at ESMT Berlin beyond the classroom, whether you're a full-time student or studying remotely.

Visit the student life page.

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