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Part-time MBA Admissions

ESMT warmly welcomes applications from students of all nationalities. We are an international business school that thrives on international exchange and discourse, and the ESMT community is committed to building peace.

The Part-time MBA in Business Innovation is designed for working professionals with a minimum of three years of work experience who want to be effective change agents in their organization.

To apply for the program, please check you meet all of the following admission requirements:

  • At least three years of postgraduate professional experience
  • An undergraduate degree of minimum 3 years, or equivalent, qualification
  • Strong GMAT, GRE, EA, or BAT scores (the average GMAT score is 640)
    • To send your GMAT score to ESMT, search for ESMT by name
    • GRE scores should be sent to 7768 - European Sch Mgmt Tech ESMT
    • The ESMT admissions test (BAT) will be administered by your application manager
  • English proficiency test scores, if applicable
    • We do not need to see proof of English if English is your native language, or you earned a university degree taught exclusively in English
    • Scores we’ll accept are:
      • TOEFL - 95 minimum; we accept MyBest™ scores; our institution code is 8707
      • PTE - 64 minimum
      • IELTS - 7 minimum


Step 1: Apply online

To begin the admissions process, please complete and submit an online application. The application is each to follow and will ask you for the following information:

  • Personal data
  • An up-to-date CV showing at least three years of postgraduate professional experience
  • Answers to the following:
    • What was the most challenging situation you have encountered in your business life? How did you tackle it? What did you learn from it? (max 250 words)
    • Please share your career goals and describe how the ESMT MBA program, coupled with your current knowledge and experience, will help you achieve them. (video essay, max 3 mins)
  • Two professional recommendations – at least one is needed to submit your application, the second can follow later
  • Your English proficiency test scores (if applicable)
  • Transcripts of your undergraduate degree detailing courses and grades
  • €50 application fee


Step 2: Interview

After we have reviewed your application, successful candidates will be invited for interview (in person or video).

The interview will last 40-50 minutes and serves to help us learn about each other. We want to get to know you – your career to date, future career goals and aspirations, and what you’re looking for; and in turn you get to ask us questions about the program, school, and life at ESMT.


Step 3: Admission test

Skip this step if you already have a valid GMAT or GRE score. If not, then we may ask you to take the ESMT Business Admissions Test. This is a two hour, online, test that evaluates academic aptitude over four sections of 30 minutes each: communication analysis, critical thinking, data analysis, and data interpretation.


Step 4: Receive your offer

Successful applicants will receive an offer of admission. Step 5: Accept your offer To secure your place in the part-time MBA, you will need to pay a non-refundable deposit of €4,000 by the date indicated in your offer letter. Congratulations and we look forward to welcoming you to ESMT Berlin!



September 2023 intake deadlines

The program will start in September 2023.

  • February 13, 2023 - 1st round application deadline
    candidates who submit a completed application before this date will receive a discount of €6,000 from their tuition.
  • April 17, 2023 - 2nd round application deadline
    candidates who submit a completed application before this date will receive a discount of €3,000 from their tuition.
  • June 12, 2023 - 3rd round application deadline
    candidates who submit a completed application before this date will receive a discount of €1,000 from their tuition.
  • August 14, 2023 - final application deadline
    applications received after this date will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Apply now

Start or continue your Part-time MBA application.


GMAT Online Test

The GMAT is now 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. More information in the link below!


Click here for more info about the GMAT online

GRE General Test at Home

To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the GRE® General Test at a test center due to public health concerns, ETS offers a GRE General Test at home option.

  • 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
Admissions Contact

Stephanie Kluth

Director of Admissions
+49 30 21231 1400

Shelley Yu

Marketing Manager China Office
+86-186 1638 9822

Frequently asked questions

Still have questions about the ESMT Berlin Part-time MBA?


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