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ESMT Berlin welcomes newest intake of full-time MBA class

Full-time MBA 2023
This week 40 students from 21 different countries have started their full-time MBA program at ESMT Berlin. The new class is composed of 48 percent women and 52 percent men and is therefore well gender- balanced.

Participants in the new cohort are, on average, 31 years old and have seven years of professional experience. Half of the students come from the finance, technology, or consulting sectors. Ninety-three percent of students are from outside of Germany.  

“I am very excited to welcome such a diverse cadre of students to the ESMT Full-time MBA program,” said Rebecca Loades, director, career accelerator programs. “With this class we are tantalizingly close to achieving gender parity, and collectively they bring more than 267 years of diverse managerial, industrial, and functional experience into the classroom. Their diversity ensures an impactful learning experience from which the entire ESMT community will benefit.” 

The ESMT Full-time MBA is designed to help students develop the skills and experiences needed to move ahead in their careers or to change career paths. Academic theory is blended with practical application, complemented by leadership and professional development. While focused on general management, students of the 14-month program choose between three specializations: managerial analytics, innovation and entrepreneurship, and strategic leadership. Post-program options include a financially supported six-month Responsible Leaders Fellowship during which graduates provide pro-bono services to organizations that create social impact. With more than 80 percent of students remaining in Germany, the program excels at bringing international talent to German businesses. 

ESMT ranks first in Germany and seventh in Europe according to the Financial Times European Business School Ranking 2021. It is the first business school in Germany ever to be included in 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.