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ESMT Berlin enrolls larger Full-time MBA class despite pandemic

Zoom photo collage of ESMT MBA students
This week, 51 students from 24 countries begin their full-time MBA program at ESMT Berlin (2020: 49 students). On average, the participants are 30,5 years old and have more than six years of professional experience.

“We started investing heavily in online and blended learning way before the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, we can continue to give our students a high-quality educational experience, even as the circumstances force us to alternate between face-to-face, hybrid, and this month’s online-only format,” says Nick Barniville, Associate Dean of Degree Programs. “It is uplifting to see how many students from around the world continue to place their trust in ESMT.”

The ESMT Full-time MBA is a 14-month, personalized program that starts in January each year. The MBA program focuses on innovation, technology, managing big data, sustainable business development, entrepreneurship, and global strategic management. The curriculum also offers optional pre- and post-MBA courses, such as quantitative preparation, language, and business communication courses.

ESMT is ranked first in Germany and ninth in Europe according to the Financial Times. It is the first German-based business school ever to break into the European top 10.


About ESMT Berlin

ESMT Berlin is the highest-ranked business school in Germany and Top 10 in Europe. Founded by 25 leading global companies, ESMT offers master’s, MBA, and PhD programs, as well as executive education on its campus in Berlin, in locations around the world, online, and in online blended format. Focusing on leadership, innovation, and analytics, its diverse faculty publishes outstanding research in top academic journals. Additionally, the international business school provides an interdisciplinary platform for discourse between politics, business, and academia. ESMT is a non-profit private institution of higher education, accredited by AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and FIBAA, and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion across all its activities and communities.