MIM admissions

Master's in Management admissions

MIM admissions

ESMT designed the Master's in Management admissions process to find the most talented individuals who will benefit from the program's international and interdisciplinary nature.

When evaluating applications, ESMT is looking for the following qualities:

  • International outlook, intercultural competency, and a responsible approach to business
  • Potential for high-performance career growth in a global environment
  • Willingness to learn from others, collegial behavior in high-stress situations
  • Excellent analytical problem solving abilities

MIM application deadlines and process

Admissions to the MIM program is conducted in rounds. All applications received before each deadline will receive their admissions decision a few weeks after each round. Places in the class, and scholarships, are awarded on a first-come basis, so early applications are encouraged.

Application RoundDeadlineAdmissions Decision

Round 1: Early Decision

Accepted candidates from this round will receive a € 2,000 discount on tuition

March 31April 30

Round 2:

++Note for applicants who require a student visa to study in Germany.

May 30June 30
Round 3: Final deadline for all applicants (see note below)July 31**August 10

++Due to long visa process times, citizens of countries that require a student visa to study in Germany are strongly advised to apply by the May 30 deadline. Applications submitted after this deadline WILL STILL be considered for admission. However, ESMT can only provide minimal visa support for applicants from non-EU countries submitted after May 30, and can take no responsibility for students who may not be able to start their studies due to a late application submission. More visa information here.

**Please note that after the July 31 deadline the available seats will be limited. However, ESMT WILL STILL receive applications on an individual basis, taking into consideration visa situations.

Classes begin on September 19, 2017.

Scholarships and financing

For top candidates, ESMT offers a variety of scholarships, including scholarship funding from Allianz and Brain Capital education funds. Candidates from Germany also have a number of financing options available. A degree from ESMT is an excellent investment in your future. Our students receive exceptional career advancement resulting in a high return on their investment.

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Admission requirements

Admission requirements

To apply, Master's in Management candidates need to have:

  • A previous degree (at least Bachelor's equivalent). Applications will also be accepted from final-year undergraduate students awaiting completion of their degree.
  • In order to enroll in the Quantitative Business stream:
    • Proof of strong quantitative abilities, whether with a degree in an analytical field (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) or quantitative economics, finance, or a similar topic
    • OR a degree in any discipline with a strong GMAT score (top 20% globally in the quantitative section). A GMAT is highly recommended for all applicants to this stream.
    • The average GMAT score is 640. ESMT’s GMAT code is H4D-SJ-86 or simply search for the school name. We also accept GRE scores, and our Designated Institution (DI) code is 7768.
  • In order to enroll in the Innovative Management stream:
    • A degree in any discipline with excellent grades
    • GMAT or GRE is optional but may be requested in certain cases by the Admissions Team
  • Ideally no more than 18 months of postgraduate work experience
  • TOEFL scores (95 minimum), PTE score (64 minimum), IELTS  score (7 minimum) or other proficiency test. The ESMT TOEFL institution code is 8707
     
  • Completed application, including essays and recommendations
     
  • Individual interview over Skype

For an orientation of the MIM program participants profile, please view our current class statistics.

Step 1: Application

Step 1: Application

You can start your online application any time.

The application is easy to follow, and will ask you for the following information:

  • Basic personal data
  • Your academic and professional background
  • Short essay questions

Additionally, you will be asked to submit the following documents with your application:

  • Your CV
  • Transcripts to all higher education institutions attended
  • Two recommendations (forms provided by ESMT)
  • GRE/GMAT and TOEFL scores, if needed

ESMT cannot begin assessing your application until all of the above documents are received.

Step 2: First screening

Step 2: First screening

When complete, the ESMT Admissions Team will review your application and all supporting documents. If successful, you will receive an invitation to complete the next application step.

Step 3: Interview

Step 3: Interview

The ESMT Admissions Office will invite you for a short interview with an ESMT administrator or professor.

All interviews for the Master's in Management program will be via Skype. Interviewers will assess your competency under pressure, your interpersonal communication skills, and any questions arising in your application.

Step 4: Admissions and Scholarship Committee

Step 4: Admissions and Scholarship Committee

After the interview, ESMT's Admissions Committee reviews your application file and makes a decision. Following the Admissions Committee decision, the Scholarship Committee meets to review applications for scholarship consideration.

Applicants receive an email with the admissions decision and scholarship award (if any) directly after these meetings. Successful applicants also receive details about the next steps to enroll in ESMT's MIM program.

To confirm attendance, admitted candidates must pay a deposit toward their tuition to the ESMT Master's in Management program.