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ESMT Berlin starts dual degree program in Qatar

ESMT Berlin and the School of Public Administration and Development Economics of the Doha Institute welcomed the first intake of the dual Executive Master of Business Administration/Master of Public Administration (Executive MBA/MPA) in Qatar on September 29.

The 21-month program is the first of its kind outside of the United States. Participants are, on average, 33 years old and have nine years of professional experience. Fifty-six percent of the class are women.

“We strive for diversity at ESMT and are delighted to break 50% female participation with this program,” said Nick Barniville, Associate Dean of Degree Programs.

The modular EMBA/EMPA, held in English at the Qatar campus of the Doha Institute, is aligned with the Qatar National Vision 2030, whose aim is to enhance the private sector and diversify the economy. The program is designed to combine business and public administration. Fitting with this philosophy, the class represents a mix from leading energy, healthcare, education, and financial services companies, as well as from several government ministries. The experienced leaders from private, public, and non-profit sectors will develop their leadership skills during the three or four-day modules held each month.

ESMT President Jörg Rocholl said, “We look forward to supporting Qatar in reaching its ambitious educational goals with this program, while, at the same time, increasing our international footprint.”


About ESMT Berlin

ESMT Berlin was founded by 25 leading global companies and institutions. The international business school offers a full-time MBA, an executive MBA, a master's in management, as well as open enrollment and customized executive education programs. ESMT focuses on three main topics: leadership, innovation, and analytics. ESMT faculty publishes in top academic journals. Additionally, the business school provides an interdisciplinary platform for discourse between politics, business, and academia. It is based in Berlin, Germany, with a branch office in Shanghai, China. ESMT is a private business school with the right to grant PhDs and is accredited by the German state, AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and FIBAA.