ESMT European School of Management and Technology 

Private (state-approved) (University)
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Date of Establishment


University Status

Private (state-approved)




University Type


Best Known For

Business Management

Lecture Mode

Physical, Hybrid


ESMT Berlin is Germany's top business school and one of Europe's top ten. ESMT, founded by 25 leading global companies, provides master's, MBA, and PhD programs, as well as executive education, on its Berlin campus, in locations around the world, online, and in an online blended format. Its diverse faculty, which focuses on leadership, innovation, and analytics, publishes outstanding research in top academic journals. ESMT has prioritized three areas: leadership, innovation, and analytics. These pillars underpin the academic and organizational development of the school and guide its programming and research. ESMT offers a full-time MBA, an executive MBA, a part-time MBA, a global online MBA, a master in management, a master in global management, a master in innovation and entrepreneurship, a master in analytics and artificial intelligence program, as well as open enrollment and customized executive education programs. Furthermore, the international business school serves as an interdisciplinary forum for debate between politics, business, and academia. ESMT is a non-profit private institution of higher learning that is accredited by AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and FIBAA. The German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) renewed its accreditation of ESMT Berlin to grant PhDs in October 2018. Altogether, it is dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its activities and communities. The school's headquarters and main campus is located in the former GDR State Council Building in Berlin next to the Federal Foreign Office and opposite of the UNESCO world cultural heritage Museum Island. The school's former Cologne campus, Schloss Gracht, is a historic castle and grounds where the Metternich family lived for centuries.

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Summer, Winter

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Highly competitive

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