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MBA Personal Development

Integrative leadership development

Your MBA journey at ESMT Berlin features many opportunities to complement your academic studies with different courses on personal development. These are designed to round-out your competencies and prepare you fully for the senior leadership roles of your future and competitive job markets.

Throughout the MBA program, you will attend a series of personal development workshops and seminars designed to allow reflection on the MBA experience and facilitate personal growth outside of the classroom. Activities include:

  • Intense team-building exercises that create a sense of camaraderie with your classmates.

  • Presentation skills workshop

  • A course on negotiation skills.

  • Simulations, to help you put what you have learned into practice.


Achieve your Goals 

Depending on the desired outcome, the ESMT Berlin Full-Time MBA offers you a bespoke pathways to reach your personal and professional goals, with specially designed focuses for your journey. 


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Intra-or entrepreneurship 

If you are interested in intra- or entrepreneurship: 
The Innovation and Entrepreneurship track will be the start of your journey 

During the summer term, apply entrepreneurship principles to solve a social or industrial challenge 

In the electives, choose courses such as Entrepreneurial Strategy, Design Thinking, From Ideas to Business, and the Start Up Challenge 

Use the capstone project to build out your business or expansion plans 

And post-program, join the incubator program offered by our partner VALI Berlin. 


Future business leader and innovator 

If you want to make your mark on the business world: 
Choose the Managerial Analytics track 

In the summer term, complete an internship anywhere in the world 

Choose courses like Matchmakers in the digital economy, Quantitative Methods in Marketing, Integrative Leadership, and Conflict Management 

Take advantage of the career services support throughout the year to visit companies at their headquarters and meet with them on campus. 

Work as a consultant for an established company and get first-hand experience of the challenges and opportunities involved in solving the issues of another company 


German Mittelstand 

The German Mittelstand (SMEs) are the companies that have helped forge Germany’s economic success. If you want to make your mark: 
Choose the Strategic Leadership track 

Improve your German language skills with evening classes and take them further in the intensive 6-week Sommer-Sprachschule 

Choose from electives such as Business German, Global Industrial Strategies, Geopolitics, and Sustainable Supply Chains 

And use the capstone project to be a consultant to a leading German company