MBA Student Life

MBA clubs: Expand your network

MBA networking doesn’t stop when you leave the classroom.

ESMT’s clubs are student initiatives that begin with a desire to get directly involved. Through each club’s contacts, students have a unique opportunity to compliment and develop their MBA experience. Each club at ESMT was formed by students’ proposals and a desire to create something new and useful for the future ESMT students. ESMT clubs are therefore unique groups where theory meets practice and where students can take an active hand in their educational experience.

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Entrepreneurship Club

Entrepreneurship Club

Mission

The ESMT Berlin Entrepreneurship Club (EPS) allows ESMT students and alumni to exchange ideas, support and experience around all subjects related to the entrepreneurial environment. Its purpose is to allow for members to get first hand insight into all phases of the lifecycle of a company, from the business idea to market penetration and establishment all the way to the IPO, acquisition or insolvency. Through discussions with members of the entrepreneurial community the EPS has built a strong network within the community and gives support to entrepreneurs taking the risk of founding.

Our Goals

  • Network – Grow the network within the entrepreneurial environment. This network is available for members to contact and covers relevant contacts for different phases of a company’s lifecycle
  • Mentorship – All members of the EPS act as mentors by openly sharing experiences and their network and offering help in business decisions
  • Angel Investment – Guide members to actively invest in startups and ideas by providing angel investment training through Leapfunder and organizing an annual angel round table
  • External events – Organize and initiate events at companies and startups for interested members
  • Internal Events – Communicate all internal events related to core interests of the EPS organized through ESMT or the student body among the members
  • Inspiration – Share relevant information and interesting articles on entrepreneurial subjects
  • Incubator – the EPS has a cooperation with the digital incubator Queens & Bees which is available to all members

Our Initiatives

The Entrepreneurship Club organizes visits to Berlin startups and VCs, invites guest speakers, and hosts monthly lunch tables with entrepreneurial thinkers. Past visits have included eDarling, AUPEO!, I Sol Ventures GmbH, e.ventures and PayPal.
ESMT’s Entrepreneurship Club uses their portfolio of contacts to source an applied fieldwork project that club members can complete during the MBA program.

Some examples of past projects include:

  • Develop an international rollout plan for a new product developed by a Berlin-based smartphone app technology provider
  • Conduct market research and create an internationalization strategy for a successful internet real estate portal based in Berlin
  • Recommend relevant solutions for foreign market entry to a German-based renewable energy management firm
  • Expand a successful e-business startup into further European markets

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ESMT Entrepreneurship Club on LinkedIn

Innovation & Technology Club

Innovation & Technology Club

Goals

  1. Understanding of the technology industry, including companies such as Google, Amazon, Wincor, Siemens and others:
    1. What potential talent they search for
    2. What MBA talent can do for these companies
  2. Sharing of tech know-how amongst club members
  3. Learning about current tech trends

Initiatives

  1. Seminars and sharing amongst ESMT community: EMBA and MBA students with a tech background bring their insights and knowledge, and share what they were working on; External lecturers/teachers share their practical experience
  2. Company visits: First-hand understanding about companies' products/solutions/services/roadmaps, e.g industrial companies, autonomous vehicles, cloud services, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence
  3. Workshops: Including students and companies for practical knowledge transfer, e.g. implementation of the Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing Platform / Amazon Web Services AWS for the potential customer, or introduction of a product roadmap.


Contact us to know more by visiting our website.
 

Investment Club

Investment Club

Mission

We are a group of ESMT MBA students who share a common interest in learning more about investment opportunities and applying our skills in practice.

Our Goals

We want to learn about the different investment types, the analysis of the investments and the criteria for decision making. We want to make a profit by following our investment strategy, share our knowledge and enjoy the time together.

Our Initiatives

Provide lessons investment basics, discuss investment portfolios, explore various investment strategies, assign people into various portfolio teams, monitor results, and understand world economy and international relations. Invite speakers to discuss investment strategies on issues such as sustainable investments.

 

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ESMT Investment on LinkedIn

 

Marketing Club

Marketing Club

Mission

The ESMT Berlin Marketing Club (EMC) is a facilitator for students and alumni to exchange ideas, learnings and experience around topics related to marketing. Its purpose is to allow members to understand more about the marketing world, trends and companies through presentations and networking events.

Goals

  1. More understanding about the different realms of marketing (from the advertising industry, market research, digital marketing, social media marketing, sales, to a more general look into the media, sports and entertainment industries, etc)
    1. What is each industry comprised of?
    2. What is marketing and how can companies use marketing?
  2. Sharing marketing know-how
  3. Sharing and learning about current marketing trends and best practices
Net Impact

Net Impact

We are proud to be the first Net Impact chapter in Germany!

Net Impact, a global community of students and professionals who aspire to be the most effective change agents they can be, offers emerging leaders the skills, experiences and connections they need to make a lasting social and environmental impact, now and throughout their careers and helps turn passions into a lifetime of world-changing actions.

Many people want to make a difference, but turning good intentions into tangible impact can be hard. Net Impact is an accelerator and gives its members the skills, connections and experiences they need to maximize their potential and have a lasting impact on the world. Present across 39 countries, 100,000 strong (and growing), with 323 global chapters (+1 in Germany), our members take on social challenges, protect the environment and orient businesses and products toward the greater good.

Join us in a movement and bring change in the world. Be the change you want to see, together a change we all can be!

For more details, get in touch with Nikhil Bajpai (President – Net Impact at ESMT Berlin) at nikhil.bajpai@mba2018.esmt.org

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Social Impact Club

Social Impact Club

The Social Impact Club is pursuing projects and programming along three core themes: Sustainability, Social Entrepreneurship and Education.

In Sustainability, the team has created and is now leveraging external partnerships with Net Impact and Oikos to connect ESMT with the global sustainability community and to scale projects. The team is engaged in a “Zero Waste” initiative to transform ESMT into the first environmentally friendly business school in Germany. Finally, the club also participates in “Screening Sustainability” in which club members attend and host environmental documentaries and films.

In Social Entrepreneurship, the team is providing consulting services for social businesses created and run by current ESMT students is engaging the local social start-up community for workshops and networking opportunities.

In Education, the club are engaged in a student mentoring program here at Berlin Metropolitan School as well as two separate programs in Africa. Further, the team is continuing ESMT’s tradition of fundraising for student scholarships in Haiti.

The club also hosts an assortment of speakers and guests to share their knowledge with ESMT students and provide opportunities for future collaboration.

For any questions or information regarding the Social Impact Club please contact Matt Averna: matthew.averna [at] mba2018.esmt.org
 

ESMT’s Social Impact Club is also invited to use the clubs portfolio of contacts to source an applied fieldwork project that interested club members can complete for MBA credit during the fifth module of the program. Examples of past projects include:

  • Business plan development for a green energy social entrepreneurial startup outside of Jaipur, India.
  • Capacity building and operations planning for a German NGO which creates mental health care and community centers in Haiti and Afghanistan.
  • Develop a plan to utilize renewable energy technologies in Germany and how the technologies can be applied in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa (a project in cooperation with the German Organization for International Cooperation (GIZ)).
  • Design cost effective and scalable solutions to integrate African smallholder farmers within a global food supply chain.