OVERVIEW

The ESMT Berlin Global Online MBA is designed to teach you everything that a modern decision-maker needs to be a successful leader. Analytics, Innovation and Leadership are at the core of this program which offers great flexibility to its students.

You are able to select the individual modules or sub blocks of courses as you go. The MBA is set up to be a 24-month program, with the option to take up to five years to complete it at your own pace.

The Global Online MBA is one of its kind in the European market: It is set up so you can continue working full-time while gaining the knowledge and competencies to support not only your personal development but also the growth and transformation of your company. You choose add-ons to the scheduled courses, adding in personalized career coaching, or to take a global module either in Berlin, or a global week international field study.

Online delivery with two start dates per year: September and May. Early-bird students also have a chance for a discount. As an option they can also pay per module.

  • LENGTH 24-month program duration, with the option to complete the program within five years
  • FREQUENCY Two start dates per year: September and May
  • LANGUAGE English
  • LOCATION
    • Online
  • PRICE €25.000
  • ECTS 60

Financing MBA Studies

Students very often pay for their own education because they keep on earning money during their studies and many have accumulated savings. Some companies fund EMBA students when the latter use data from their employers and when their research is relevant to their companies.

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ACCREDITATIONS

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

41 North Business School in partnership with ESMT Berlin brings you the very best Global Online MBA in the region. ESMT currently ranked in the FT Business School ranking as the #1 business school in Germany and #9 in Europe, ESMT is one of only two business schools in Germany to appear in every international ranking among the top business school rankings. ESMT is one of only three business schools in Germany to hold the accreditation “Triple Crown.” The “Triple Crown” is the highest distinction of quality for business schools worldwide.

Global Online MBA Program Head of Admissions

ESMT is one of only two business schools in Germany to appear in every international ranking among the top business school rankings, reflecting impressive career placement of graduates and high satisfaction among current and former students.

Nick Barniville, Associate Dean for Degree Programs at ESMT Berlin

PROGRAM SCOPE

Technology & Innovation

The ESMT Berlin Global Online MBA is designed to teach you everything that a modern decision-maker needs to be a successful leader. Analytics, Innovation and Leadership are at the core of this program which offers great flexibility to its students.

From Any Part of the Globe

All of the Global Online MBA courses are conducted virtually. Exceptions are the two Global Experience electives: The Berlin Experience Week requires presence in Berlin for one week, whereas the Global Experience Week takes you on an international study trip anywhere in the world. Participation in either Experience week is optional. Participation in the Berlin Experience week is included in the Global Online MBA tuition. Participation in the Global Experience Week is not included in the Global Online MBA tuition and will be subject to an additional fee.

Triple Accreditation

ESMT is one of only three business schools in Germany to hold the accreditation “Triple Crown.” ESMT is accredited by AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS. The “Triple Crown” is the highest distinction of quality for business schools worldwide.

Optional courses and electives

You can choose from a selection of elective courses focusing on technology and innovation. Should you wish to add an elective course in a subject area not offered at ESMT, you can opt for a SNOC course taught by one of our partner universities in the Global Network for Advanced Management.

Career Services

Throughout the program, you will have access to Career Services workshops for specific skills development, as well as access to a robust professional network as you consider the next phase of your career. As an ESMT student, you will have the chance to meet with potential employers and recruiters, and connect with business leaders from an array of different sectors. Through the Alumni network, you'll also build your professional network on a local and international level.

The world’s most innovative learning platform

The Hub is the only learning platform designed specifically for business education, meaning your experience is tailored to your needs. Engage with Faculty and peers through multiple interactive channels. Build on relationships formed within customized digital spaces for peer to peer learning and community building. Our Hub technology empowers learners to track their progress and personalize their learning experience. ESMT’s experienced, in-house Edtech team works to ensure a seamless study experience on the world’s most innovative learning platform. We liaise closely with professors and the Future of Management Education (FOME) partnership to keep updated with the latest knowledge, new learning models and techniques, and the right technologies to deliver a high-quality and impactful educational experience. You can experience life as a student on the Global Online MBA with our interactive demonstration of the Learning Hub.

Key facts of the program

• The EMBA is an intense general management program provided by a triple-accredited International Business School.
• Online delivery with two start dates per year: September and May
• Leading to the ESMT Berlin MBA degree (60 ECTS)
• 24-month program duration, with the option to complete the program within five years
• Unique kick-off module on how to design a trusted network and ensure the best start to your studies
• 4 core modules followed by an elective and an optional global exchange module
• Elective modules in Technology & Innovation
• Access to “small network online courses” (SNOCs) run by 30-plus schools in the GNAM network
• Germany's most international alumni network
• Focus areas: Analytics and Innovation
• Tuition fee: €25,000 (early-bird tuition discount available), option to pay per module

Objectives

• To provide a high-quality internationally focused management program.
• To accompany the personal and professional development of program participants.
• To create a group of dynamic learners with a diversity of professional experience

LEARNING EXPERIENCE

PROGRAM CURRICULUM

Module 0: Make connections: How to build a trusted network
Module 1: Making wiser decisions under uncertainty
Module 2: Understanding your market
Module 3: Understanding your organization
Module 4: Creating strategic advantage
Module 5: Electives
Module 6: Final Report

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Your study experience

ESMT’s innovative course design means you can study at times which suit you. Each module lasts for 15 weeks and contains nine hours of live teaching sessions and
weekly live office hours. Each live teaching session is offered twice to ensure you can join from any time zone. Course materials including mini-lectures and interactive
activities are built into all modules to allow studying at your own pace.

All courses contain a mixture of group and independent study, and assessment will take place throughout each module through a series of assignments and projects.

Why Invest in Global Online MBA?

Our Global Online MBA is an ideal way to continue working full-time while gaining knowledge and competences to support your personal and professional development. The program is modular and consequently allows you as a student to learn with ultimate flexibility, at your own pace. This means that you can access online lectures and other study materials from anywhere.

The core topics of the program include decision making, analytics and innovation, in addition to all essential MBA topics. At the same time, interaction between participants and faculty, as well as interaction among participants themselves, is encouraged, with a strong focus on social learning.

After successful completion of the opening module, individual program modules can be freely selected and booked in any order, offering you a high degree of individualization. As all courses are delivered exclusively online, there is no travel or on-campus attendance requirement (although a face-to-face module is offered in Berlin). Optional additional services such as personal career counseling or an international learning expedition, can be booked for an additional fee.

Alumni Profile

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ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

Before submitting your application for the Global Online MBA, you must meet all of the following admission requirements:

- Three years of postgraduate professional experience
- An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline
- GMAT/GRE scores or ESMT’s admissions test are all optional, but strongly recommended for non-quant/non-business undergraduates, and may be requested by the Admissions Committee. ESMT’s GMAT code is H4D-SJ-53 or simply search for ESMT by name. Our Designated Institution (DI) code for the GRE is 7768.

- English proficiency test scores
* TOEFL scores (95 minimum), PTE score (64 minimum), IELTS score (7 minimum) or other English proficiency tests are accepted. ESMT Berlin accepts MyBest™ scores for the TOEFL iBT® test, in addition to TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date. The ESMT TOEFL institution code is 8707.
* If English is your native language or you earned a university degree exclusively taught in English you do not need to take an English proficiency test.
* If you have worked in an English speaking country or an organization whose language of communication was English for 12 months or more the English proficiency test requirement may be waived.
* A strong command of the English language should also be demonstrated in the admission interview.

NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION

  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification.
  • GMAT/GRE/ or ESMT admission tests are optional, but strongly recommended.
  • Minimum three years of postgraduate professional experience.
  • English proficiency test scores, if applicable.
  • Your academic and professional background.
  • Your CV.
  • Two recommendations.
  • One essay and a 2-min video essay upload.
  • Copies of your university transcripts.

ADMISSIONS PROCESS

How to start the admissions process?

To begin the admissions process, you should complete an online application, which requires the following information:

• Personal, academic, and professional details
• A personal video essay · two minutes in length
• Two recommendations
• Your academic test scores, if applicable

Deadlines

September 2021 intake

  • June 1, 2021 · Early-bird deadline
  • August 15, 2021 · Final application deadline

If you start in September 2021 and follow the program as designed, you can complete your degree by September 2023. You can also choose to exit with a
diploma in management before the elective and final report modules.

 

May 2022 intake

  • January 10, 2022 · Early-bird deadline
  • May 2, 2022 · Final application deadline

If you choose to begin the program in May 2022, you can complete your degree by May 2024. You could choose to exit with a diploma in management before the elective and final report modules.

You can expect to devote 15 hours per week to your studies during modules. The interactive sessions, assignments, and projects are available any time on
the Hub to fit into your schedule.

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Fees and financing

The tuition and fees for the Global Online MBA are €25,000, which includes access to the learning platform and content, and required case study licenses.
Tuition can be paid in full, in advance, resulting in a 10% discount off the total tuition cost.

For the greatest financial flexibility, the Global Online MBA tuition can also be paid by module:

  • Module 0 is included in the non-refundable enrollment fee of €4,000
  • Subsequent modules cost €3,500 each

The first payment of the enrollment fee including Module 0 is due within four weeks of acceptance to the program, with a minimum of two weeks before the
program start. Subsequent module payments are due at least two weeks before the respective module start.

If you apply by the early-bird deadline, the Module 0 and enrollment fee is reduced by €2,000. The first payment will thus be €2,000 instead of €4,000, reducing the overall tuition to €23,000. It is not possible to combine the early-bird tuition discount with the full advance tuition payment discount of 10%.

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