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Part-time MBA

Accelerate your career, enhance your expertise

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

The MBA program that fits around your schedule


The part-time MBA from ESMT Berlin offers the same triple-accredited, globally-recognized degree as the full-time MBA, but empowers you to balance the program around your existing commitments.  

Accelerate your career with the knowledge, skills and expertise required to take on the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

The part-time MBA’s blended format allows you to:

  • Study remotely for 75% of the course at the times that work best for you.

  • For 25% of the program attend 14 in-person residences to network, learn from your classmates and benefit from ESMT's campus facilities.

  • Spend only 28 working days away from the office over the two year program.

  • Level-up your career while you work, so you can start applying what you've learned straight away.

  • Build your professional network from day one.

Whether you are a key leader in a mature corporation looking for the skills to help you drive innovation, or eager to explore new ways to scale up your start-up and disrupt established markets, this program is designed to propel you into the next phase of your personal and professional development. 

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Quick facts



24 months, part-time



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Business innovation, leadership and general management


42 days on campus (12 residencies and 2 residential weeks), online

An introduction to the part-time MBA

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An MBA driven by flexibility

  • Designed to shape future leaders and equip them with the skills to excel in general management roles. 
  • Opportunities to specialize and prepare for the specific challenges that your career will present.
  • Flexible program delivered 75% online, so you can decide how your learning fits around other commitments.
  • Access course content, attend online classes, and collaborate with peers on our online learning platform, the Hub.
  • Attend 14 in-person residencies and network at the ESMT campus in the heart of Berlin.

Find out more about the course structure and personalization.

How you benefit from the part-time MBA

Studying in the ESMT part-time MBA means:

  • You can continue to work and accelerate your career while you study

  • You will be able to apply what you’ve learned immediately

  • You will learn from peers while building your network

  • You can benefit from the program's blended format, which reduces the time you will need to spend away from work and family

How your employer benefits

Sponsoring an employee to study for an MBA has many benefits for employers:

  • Employees will only be away from the office for 28 days over two years

  • The value delivered to the business will grow as your employee progresses through the program

  • The employee will bring new ideas to the workplace

  • Their perspective will change as they develop personally and professionally

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Program highlights

  • Continue working full-time while you study for your MBA

  • The program's “blended format” allows for maximum flexibility, meaning you can study at your own pace 

  • In-person residencies provide opportunities to network at our Berlin campus 

  • Develop vital skills relevant to your career goals 

  • 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) 


  • General Management

  • Data Analytics

  • Strategic Entrepreneurship

  • Agile Leadership

  • Embracing Technological Change


Your profile

  • 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. 

Why choose ESMT Berlin?

  • Located in the heart of Berlin, Germany’s cultural, political, and startup capital 

  • Our global alumni network of international business professionals represents numerous industries and sectors around the world 

  • Combine in-person residencies with remote learning using the Hub, a learning platform designed for business education

Still have questions?

Check out our FAQs page for more information on the program and how you can apply.



Career opportunities


The part-time MBA represents a chance for you to boost the trajectory of your career. Take a look at the range of options available to part-time MBA participants to help them take the next steps in their career after graduating. 

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Which scholarship is for you?

We can help you make your MBA ambition a reality. Find out how you could benefit from a scholarship during your studies. There are a selection of “automatic” and application-driven scholarships available.

Visit our Tuition and Fees page for more information, or get in touch with the Admissions Office.

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Meet us to learn more

Learn more about the part-time MBA by visiting us on campus or attending one of our recruiting events near you.

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