EMBA employer

Convince your company to partner with you for the EMBA

Get corporate support for the career you want

Your employer’s support during your Executive MBA program is vital. But how can you persuade your organization that there will be a sufficient return on investment? Here are some business cases for the EMBA program when engaging with decision makers in your company.

Securing corporate sponsorship usually involves several signatories. Submitting of a well-written and well-thought-out business case can be crucial. Please take a look at our sample business case for applying for corporate sponsorship to the ESMT EMBA.

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Ensure a smooth process

Ensure a smooth process

Many students need three to twelve months, or longer, to work with their corporate culture while negotiating support. Once finalized, make sure you are ready for the EMBA application process.

Talk to different people about your EMBA wishes, not just your HR representative.

Throughout your program, keep contact with those who influenced your sponsorship decision to ensure continual growth after the program.

Stress the value of an EMBA

Stress the value of an EMBA

You will acquire new management tools and a cross-functional corporate view enabling you to take a more objective and strategic approach to making decisions and to tackle broader responsibilities.

You will form an outstanding international network with high-potential executives from other industries. ESMT’s corporate founders, and the EMBA participants, ensure that you will further a unique network into German industry from a variety of different sectors.

You will enhance your teamwork, communication, and intercultural competencies. ESMT’s professors and students are among the most diverse in the world. You will gain valuable insights and cross-border acumen during the program.

Reinforce your loyalty

Reinforce your loyalty

Your company will want a guarantee that their investment will show results. Many students set up an agreement with their sponsoring company that guarantees commitment for a certain period of time after completing the EMBA. This signals your official loyalty and enables companies to reap maximum benefit from your increased employability.

The EMBA is a mutual investment

The EMBA is a mutual investment

Companies who send their talent to the ESMT EMBA foster loyalty in their employee. You as a future graduate will return to your company to lead it to long-term, cutting-edge growth.

Negotiating the details of your company support will require both you and your company to decide what investments to make in your future. Former EMBA participants have negotiated a shared-time situation, leveraging using vacation leave or accepting unpaid leave to have time off for the EMBA modules. Past students have had financial support in a whole range over the program.

Sponsoring companies may settle the program fee in installments over three calendar years.

Many companies also link financial support (and performance bonuses) to successful intermediate academic results.

Share knowledge

Share knowledge

During the EMBA program you will be sharing your new insights with your colleagues through internal workshops to maximize the program impact.

Why the ESMT EMBA?

Why the ESMT EMBA?

ESMT exposes you to the best practices of its 25 leading global founding companies, strengthening your organization’s network with major partners across industries.

The ESMT EMBA is delivered in a modular format: You do not have to interrupt your career. Time spent away in residential modules accounts for no more than 10% of your working days over the duration of the program.

Our alternating work-study cycle allows you to apply what you have learned immediately back on your job.