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MBA and MSc women’s scholarships

There is a lack of gender equality in global business. ESMT Berlin offers full and partial scholarships for women looking to advance in their careers. 

ESMT Berlin is committed to addressing gender imbalance and to helping more women reach influential positions. We work with a number of partners towards this goal, such as the 30% Club and Vali Berlin.

Master (MSc) women's scholarships

  • Women's Scholarships

    30% / ESMT master Women's Scholarship

    The 30% Club is a global gender diversity campaign which aims to increase the number of women on boards, and throughout the pipeline. It started in the UK in 2010 with a goal of achieving a minimum of 30% women on FTSE-100 boards -- currently the figure stands at 26.1% up from 12.5%. The 30% Club aims to develop a diverse pool of talent for all businesses through the efforts of its Chair and CEO members, who are committed to better gender balance at all levels of their organizations. Business leadership is key to the 30% Club mission, taking the issue beyond a specialist diversity effort and into mainstream talent management.

    ESMT Berlin and the 30% Club are committed to addressing gender imbalance and to helping more women reach influential positions. The 30% Club/ESMT master Scholarship has been established to encourage and support outstanding women who are aspiring towards leadership roles.

    Number of scholarships available: One
    Value: up to €10,000
    Eligibility: Female candidates who have demonstrated a clear path towards leadership during their previous studies or who show a strong desire to move into leadership roles in the future.
    Requirements: Candidates should complete the scholarship essay as part of their ESMT online application explaining how they qualify for this scholarship.
    Status: Open

     

    Women's Academic Excellence Scholarship

    Number of scholarships available: four
    Value: up to €10,000
    Eligibility: Female candidates with outstanding academic excellence during their bachelor studies.
    Requirements: Candidates should complete the scholarship essay as part of their ESMT online application explaining how they qualify for this scholarship. Applications from underrepresented countries in the developing world are especially encouraged to apply for this scholarship.
    Status: Open

     

    Women in Private Equity Scholarship by capiton

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    ESMT Berlin and capiton have joined together to improve the gender balance in the private equity industry by offering a full scholarship supporting outstanding women who aspire to become leaders in the industry. In addition to this scholarship funded by capiton, the recipient will also participate in a minimum three to six month internship with capiton, as a way to gain valuable experience in the PE sector.

    Number of scholarships available: one per intake
    Value: €32,000
    Eligibility: Female applicants who have demonstrated a clear path toward leadership and a high interest in the private equity world.
    Requirements: Outstanding academic results and demonstrated interest in finance or private equity. B2 or higher level German is a plus.
    Status: Open

     

Full-time MBA women's scholarships

  • 30% Club Scholarships

    The 30% Club is a global gender diversity campaign that aims to increase the number of women on boards, and throughout the pipeline, through the efforts of Chairs and CEO members who are committed to better gender balance at all levels of their organizations. Business leadership is key to the 30% Club mission, taking the issue beyond a specialist diversity effort and into mainstream talent management.

    ESMT and the 30% Club are committed to addressing gender imbalance and to helping more women reach influential positions. The 30% Club/ESMT MBA Scholarship has been established to encourage and support outstanding women who are aspiring towards senior leadership roles.

    Number of scholarships available: one
    Value: up to €15,000
    Eligibility: Female candidates who have excelled in leadership positions during their career or who have a clear path toward leadership in the future.
    Requirements: Candidates should complete the scholarship essay as part of their ESMT online application explaining how they qualify for this scholarship.

  • Vali Berlin Female Founders Scholarship

    Women working at their own company or proactively exploring new business ideas.

    Fewer than one in five start-ups have female founders. This award will empower talented and motivated women to create impact in Europe’s most active start-up city. Scholarship recipients will be guaranteed a place in the Vali Berlin Summer Entrepreneurship Program. One scholarship of €5,000 is available.

    Question: Outline a challenge you faced as a female founder and describe how you overcame it.

  • Women's Scholarship

    Number of scholarships available: two
    Value: up to €10,000 (this scholarship cannot be combined with the GMAT/GRE scholarship)
    Eligibility: Female candidates with exceptional professional achievements and a GMAT score of over 650 are eligible.
    Requirements: Candidates need to provide their official GMAT scores (not older than five years) and should complete the scholarship essay as part of their ESMT online application explaining how they qualify for this scholarship

Executive MBA women's scholarships

  • 30% Club / ESMT EMBA Women’s scholarship

    The 30% Club is a global gender diversity campaign which aims to increase the number of women on boards, and throughout the pipeline. Started in the UK in 2010, the Club has a goal of achieving a minimum of 30% women on FTSE-100 boards. Currently the figure stands at 26.1% up from 12.5%.

     

    The 30% Club aims to develop a diverse pool of talent for all businesses, through the efforts of its Chair and CEO members who are committed to better gender balance at all levels of their organizations.

    ESMT and the 30% Club are committed to helping more women reach influential positions. The 30% Club/ESMT EMBA Scholarship has been established to encourage and support outstanding women who are aspiring towards more senior leadership roles.

     

    Number of scholarships: unlimited

     

    Value: up to 50% of tuition fees (€29,750)

     

    Eligibility:  Female candidates showing proven senior leadership experience in the public or private sectors.

     

    Requirements:  Candidates should complete the scholarship essay as part of their ESMT online application explaining how they qualify for this scholarship.

Learn more about our Master and MBA programs

Full-time MBA

ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER

 

Duration: 15 months; full-time

Study method: face-to-face

Location: Berlin

Start date: January

Tuition: € 49,000

Focus: General management plus specializations in strategic leadership, managerial analytics, or innovation and entrepreneurship

Executive MBA

ADVANCE TO SENIOR LEADERSHIP

Duration: 18 months

Study method: 100% in-person over 10 modules (lasting six days each)

Location: 7 modules in Berlin + 3 international modules

Start date: October

Tuition: €59,500

Focus: Leadership, innovation, general management, and an individual leadership development itinerary

Master in Global Management

LEAD IN THE WORLD OF TOMORROW

Duration: 24 months

Study method: On-campus

Location: Berlin + required global internship and social impact projects and optional exchange or double degree

Start date: September

Tuition: € 32,000

Focus: Managing global corporations in a changing world
 

Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

START AND DISRUPT BUSINESS FOR GOOD

Duration: 24 months

Study method: On-campus

Location: Berlin

Start date: September

Tuition: € 32,000

Focus: Foster positive change through networking with intrapreneurial leaders & corporate venturers 

Master in Analytics & Artificial Intelligence

APPLY DATA-DRIVEN SOLUTIONS TO FUTURE CHALLENGES

Duration: 24 months

Study method: On-campus

Location: Berlin + required global internship

Start date: September

Tuition: € 32,000

Focus: Leading business transformation through the use of state-of-the-art data and automation