Management (MIM)

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 7.55k / Semester(s) Deadline: May 31, 2021
StudyQA ranking:769 Duration:4 semestrs

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The 22-month Master's in Management degree programme gathers a select group of talented individuals who display advanced abilities in quantitative analysis. Courses emphasise how these analytic techniques and research methods can further an organisation's global goals.
Students will complete multiple projects and an internship with global companies before graduation. Partner corporations include Allianz, Axel Springer, Barclays, BMW, Bosch, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Post, E.ON, EY, Gazprom, McKinsey, Siemens and ThyssenKrupp. Balanced with soft skills and career reflection in the classroom, the programme will help students become more aware individuals who can make a difference in their organisations.

Educational organisation

Courses on the Berlin campus complement the in-company experience with soft skills training, statistical analytics, competitive specialisations, and guided research. Students complete work assignments abroad, learn a new language, and develop knowledge of how businesses develop and shape new technology.

Modules One and Two
During the first two MIM programme modules, students take management core courses together in a common classroom. Most courses include components for teamwork and presentation to improve students' communication and conflict resolution skills.

Module Three
In coordination with ESMT, students complete an internship of up to six months in a company and industry that meets their career goals. Students intern with numerous companies and start-ups. Official ESMT internship partners for the Master's in Management are: Allianz, Axel Springer, BMW, Barclays, Bosch, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Post DHL, E.ON, EY, Gazprom, McKinsey, Siemens, and ThyssenKrupp. German students are encouraged to complete their internship abroad. While ESMT has agreements with internship providers to offer internships, participants are still required to apply and pass the target company's selection procedures. Participants may also source their own internship opportunities.

Module Four
After the internship, students choose one of three specialisations in order to develop comprehensive abilities to work creatively in high-impact careers:
  • The Value Chain Analyst (Combines marketing and Supply-Chain Management)
  • The Financial Manager
  • The Innovation Consultant

Modules Five and Six
Students work in a group on a social impact project, which allows them to observe how the global marketplace plays out in other parts of the world and in other levels of society.

Lastly, the Master's thesis includes work on an applied project while completing a second internship in a company or academic query in close coordination with an ESMT faculty member's research project.

Study abroad unit(s)

Students have the possibility to complete their internships, social impact projects, and/or thesis work in another country. This is especially recommended for German students.


ESMT Master's in Management students have the opportunity to complete two internships in companies during their programme:
1) First-year internship: students begin this mandatory internship after they have completed the eight-month business core in the MIM programme. Students are also trained in foreign languages, project management, and soft skills before beginning the internship.
2) Master's thesis internship: students have completed their first internship, chosen a specialisation, and received further project management and soft skills training. MIM candidates have the choice to undertake this optional second internship while writing their thesis or follow a more academic approach and forego the second internship.

Forms of assessment

Assessments can take the form of written and oral exams, individual and/or group presentations as well as submission of papers.

Course objectives

  • Combining technical training and strategic analysis in business situations
  • High-performance team management
  • Strong intercultural skills
  • Excellent team-working skills
  • Enhanced problem-solving capacity
  • Communication and presentation skills

Language requirements

English proficiency test (TOEFL = 95 minimum) or equivalent proof of English fluency

Academic requirements

  • A strong previous academic degree (at least Bachelor's or equivalent) in an analytical field (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) or quantitative economics, finance or a similar topic, OR a previous degree in any discipline with demonstrated competency in advanced quantitative analysis (i.e. GMAT)
  • We recommend strong GMAT or GRE scores (min. 600 GMAT) which helps the student's application to the MIM programme.
  • Ideally no more than 18 months of postgraduate work experience by programme start
  • TOEFL scores (95 minimum) or equivalent proof of English fluency
  • Essays and two letters of recommendation

Enrolment fees

ESMT's MIM tuition covers all courses and seminars, teaching materials, orientation, and career support.

Costs of living

Students should budget enough money for relocation to Berlin, living expenses, and textbooks. We recommend that students budget 1,200 EUR per month for living expenses.

Job opportunities

ESMT expects the companies participating in the ESMT's internship programme to pay students between 700 EUR and 1,200 EUR per month during their internships. It is possible to do internships in local start-ups and smaller ventures in Berlin, but these internships will probably not be paid or paid less.

Funding opportunities within the university

ESMT offers a number of partial tuition scholarships for students of exceptional academic merit. A small number of full-tuition scholarships are also available for excellent applicants from developing economies in financial need.

Arrival support

ESMT provides extensive support with visa, relocation, search for accommodation, health insurance and residence permit application.

Services and support for international students

The ESMT Admissions Office and the Degree programme office support international students from the very beginning. As an international institution, ESMT's faculty and staff often speak the native language of the students, which is another way in which the school can support its international student body.


No on-campus accommodation is available. Students are responsible for finding an apartment and signing a personal lease, but are supported by the ESMT Admissions Office. Studio apartments in central Berlin cost from 400 EUR upwards per month.
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