The ESMT Foundation, the majority shareholder in the international business school ESMT Berlin, and the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, agreeing that QIA will support the foundation with a donation and become the first international benefactor of the ESMT Foundation. Mansoor bin Ebrahim al-Mahmoud, CEO, QIA, will join the ESMT International Advisory Council.
Starting in September 2023, ESMT Berlin will offer three new master’s programs: Master in Global Management, Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Master in Analytics and Artificial Intelligence. The programs each last 24 months and will be held at ESMT’s campus in Berlin.
With the joint program “BMW Group Fellowships for Ukraine”, the BMW Group and international business school ESMT Berlin are offering up to ten female refugees from Ukraine the opportunity to participate in the ESMT Global Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) at no cost. The English-language MBA program opens up global perspectives and opportunities for action, by strengthening the important, fundamental role that women in management positions play in business and enabling participants to realize their potential, despite having to flee their country.
ESMT Berlin has developed a gender equality plan as part of the EQUAL4EUROPE research project. The plan, which will be implemented by the end of 2025, promotes gender equality among staff in academic careers and administration, as well as among students.
On March 31, 2022, the Klenke Quartett, a renowned string quartet that recently received the Saxon Mozart Prize, will give a charity concert at ESMT Berlin to support humanitarian aid projects in Ukraine.
March 28-29, 2022, the dialogue forum Global Solutions Summit 2022 will take place at ESMT Berlin. Jörg Rocholl, president of ESMT, will lead a panel discussion on quality integration of economic and firm performance indicators. ESMT professor Lars-Hendrik Röller will join a panel on the preparedness and resilience of the global health system.
Allowing citizens to have greater involvement in the early stages of research studies could be the key to providing new, innovative perspectives and furthering high-impact research, according to new findings published in the journal Research Policy.
Linus Dahlander, professor, director of research, and holder of the Lufthansa Group Chair in Innovation at ESMT Berlin, is the winner of the Jan Söderberg Family Prize in Economics and Management of the Lund University School of Economics and Management (LUSEM), endowed with SEK 1 million (around €93,500).
ESMT Berlin continues to expand exchange options for its master in management (MIM) participants. Starting this year, MIM students may choose from ten business schools worldwide for a semester abroad to gain valuable experience for their future career path.
On February 22, 2022, the four business schools Cranfield School of Management, ESMT Berlin, Imperial College Business School, and Rotterdam School of Management will host the online event “Women in Leadership” together.
The first Sustainability Bootcamp at ESMT Berlin, organized by the international business school’s entrepreneurship hub Vali Berlin starts today under the umbrella “Create ideas for a better tomorrow.” The boot camp brings together companies, non-governmental organizations, and entrepreneurial talents to discuss pressing issues facing our world and develop initial solutions. The focus will be on environmental challenges in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
As of February 2022, Prof. Lars-Hendrik Röller, PhD, has returned to ESMT Berlin as a professor of economics. Since 2011, the former president of the international business school served as chief economic advisor to German Federal Chancellor Merkel and G7 and G20 Sherpa. Lars-Hendrik Röller will also rejoin E.CA Economics, a European economic consultancy specializing in competition analysis.
ESMT Berlin has revamped its full-time MBA program to emphasize employability. International exchange, internships, social impact, and German language learning options have been enabled, alongside more opportunities to tailor the curriculum and develop career-relevant skills.