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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. 

Quick facts about the part-time MBA



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

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An introduction to the part-time MBA

What is a part-time MBA at ESMT? Program Director Rebecca Loades introduces the program.

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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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Is a part-time MBA right for you?

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

Frequently asked questions

  • What is the difference between the part-time and global online MBA programs?

    While both the Part-time MBA and Global Online MBA lead to the same triple-accredited, globally recognized, ESMT Berlin MBA degree, there are some key differences.

    Study mode:

    While the Part-time MBA combines 25% in-person, and 75% online learning, the Global Online MBA is 100% online

    Days on campus:

    For the Part-time MBA you will spend 42 days away from home (28 weekdays in total), whereas the Global Online MBA has no compulsory days on campus. 

    International study options:

    • Part-time MBA: 1-week international study tour to a destination agreed by the class; optional 1-week exchange at one of the 30+ schools that make up the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM); take up to two courses offered online by GNAM member schools

    • Global Online MBA: optional 1-week elective taught at ESMT Berlin (Berlin Experience Week); take up to two courses offered online by 30+ GNAM member schools

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

    No. Your degree certificate shows only that you earned an MBA from ESMT Berlin.

  • What are the admissions requirements for the Part-time MBA?

    To apply for the program, you must meet the following admission requirements:

    • At least three years of postgraduate professional experience at the time of program start.

    • bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years duration (minimum 180 ECTS), or equivalent qualification.

    • Strong score in the ESMT admission test, GMAT, GMAT Focus, GRE, or GMAC Executive Assessment. In certain situations a test waiver may be granted. 

    • English proficiency test score (if applicable)

    For more details on the Part-time MBA admission requirements visit our admissions page.

  • Do you offer any scholarships for the Part-time MBA?


    Yes. There are a range of scholarships available including scholarships of up to 50% for applicants holding refugee status. We also offer early application discounts. You can find details on the Part-time MBA scholarships page.

  • Still got questions?

    If you have more questions, visit our dedicated FAQ page to see a wide variety of questions and answers on a range of topics.

Still have questions?

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



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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Want to learn more?

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

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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