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ESMT Berlin master’s programs: practical relevance much higher than national average

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ESMT Berlin master’s programs scored more than 25 percent higher than the national average in practical relevance of studies in relation to employment after graduation, according to the National Graduate Panel.

Participants of the survey included MBA and Master’s in Management (MIM) graduates from 2017 who retrospectively rated their experiences at ESMT.

The alumni were asked to evaluate their respective programs under the following criteria: timeliness of the content learned, instructor expertise, practical relevance of the coursework, combination of theory and practice, and preparation for employment. In all five categories ESMT scored between 1.6 and 1.8, while the national average lay between 2.5 and 3.2 on a scale of one to five, with one being the highest.

The National Graduate Panel is a long-term study in Germany that repeatedly revisits topics of transition into the labor market two, five, and ten years after graduation. The intention is to provide data on the quality management of university programs.


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.