10 Years of ESMT
This ESMT Update is dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the business school. ESMT was founded in 2002 by 25 leading global companies, and it is the people in and around ESMT who are contributing to the school’s progress every day. In this special issue, alumni of our full-time, executive MBA, and executive education programs, leading personalities connected to the school, and employees who have been with ESMT the longest talk about the school and share their experience. You will also find insights in the school’s research and its most popular case studies. In addition to an overview of milestones within the last 10 years, staff members selected their favorite places on the campuses in Berlin and Schloss Gracht. Members of our current full-time MBA class recommend 10 special places in Berlin.
Berlin has one of the most diverse scientific landscapes in Europe. An international business school like ESMT is a valuable addition to this. It’s good to hear that so many international young professionals and researchers choose Berlin and ESMT as their place to study and work.Klaus Wowereit, Governing Mayor of Berlin
Most popular ESMT case studies
Waltraud Ziervogel at Konnopke's Imbiss: Re-Inventing a Berlin icon by Urs Müller and Veit Etzold (EFMD Prize Winner 2011)
The case describes a critical external incident which would have fundamental consequences for a small but very successful family business. Konnopke’s had become a Berlin fast food icon, winning critical acclaim in almost all major Berlin travel guides. But at the same time, the snack bar did not seem to fit to its changed surroundings any longer.
10 years of ESMT - Milestones
25 German companies founded ESMT European School of Management and Technology, an international business school based in Berlin. Ten years later ESMT is accredited by AACSB, AMBA, and FIBAA, and is ranked in the Financial Times.
10 favorite places at ESMT
ESMT staff members selected their favorite places on campus. While the Berlin campus is located in the heart of the capital with the Museum Island, the TV tower, the City Hall and the Federal Foreign Office as neighbors, the campus in Schloss Gracht is a moated castle and true retreat and was once seat of the Metternich family.
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Way more than...10 top speakers at ESMT
Paul Achleitner ● Josef Ackermann ● Akbar Al Baker ● Frank Appel ● Werner J. Bauer ● Clemens Börsig ● Gerhard Cromme ● Michael Diekmann ● Niall Ferguson ● Peter Löscher ● Wolfgang Mayrhuber ● Angela Merkel ● Mario Monti ● N. R. Narayana Murthy ● René Obermann ● Güler Sabancı ● Wolfgang Schäuble ● Oliver E. Williamson ● Levin Zhu
In 2005/06, Cathleen Behrends was one of the first participants in ESMT’s Executive Transition Program, which was another major transition in Cathleen’s life. She describes the program as a turning point.
Cathleen Behrends, Executive Coach and Organizational Consultant; Executive Transition Program 2005/06
Research with impact
Forbes, Usain Bolt and the Peril when your Status rises too high by Matthew S. Bothner
Running up to the Olympics, Matthew S. Bothner takes a closer look at Usain Bolt and describes the perils of a high status, using his current research as a basis for the article. What can be done in the business world to stave off decline when status hits the heights? Using vivid examples, Bothner recommends strategic redeployment, redefining the reference points, and remaining humble.
Longest serving employees
Claudia Rösecke, executive assistant to the president, has the personnel number 1 at ESMT. When she took up her job on February 1, 2003 in the almost bare first offices of ESMT on Potsdamer Platz, there was a chair, a table, and not much more.
10 special places in Berlin
ESMT's MBA students have selected 10 favorite places in Berlin. Among them is East Side Gallery. While the painted remains of the Berlin Wall are interesting, the people who visit even more so. It is fun to watch them pose and take pictures. It is an interesting framing, and given the historical background, sometimes really fascinating. See more places
Way more than 10 - Nationalities at ESMT
ESMT's faculty and staff have 27 different nationalities. All of them are pictured below.