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ESMT Berlin welcomes largest master’s class amidst pandemic

MIM students in class with social distance
ESMT Berlin has enrolled 148 students, its largest cohort to date, in the current Master’s in Management (MIM) program, growing by 32 percent on 2019.

The MIM class, which started both on-campus and online today, is made up of 68 women and 80 men with 43 different nationalities.

While three quarters of students were able to join in person in Berlin, many are still stuck, unable to travel due to COVID-19 related delays in visa processing times. For those unable to join on campus, ESMT launched its first ever pathway program, the innovative MIM Essentials Program, delivered online jointly by ESMT Berlin, IE Business School, and Imperial Business School. Students learn leadership and communication skills, strategic thinking, and entrepreneurial acumen, among other topics, while receiving credits they can use to transfer into the ESMT MIM program after the first term.

“We found strategic partners and invested heavily into online and blended learning in 2018, and this forward-thinking move is really paying off,” said Nick Barniville, Associate Dean of Degree Programs at ESMT. “We are able to offer students flexible, high-quality solutions for their learning needs – and not only during the coronavirus crisis.”

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.