In 2014 ESMT Berlin began the tradition of celebrating alumni who have contributed to the reputation of the school and distinguished themselves through leadership excellence and alumni service.
The President’s Award for ESMT Alumni Leadership Achievement This award honors alumni who have been recognized as successful entrepreneurial and responsible leaders in their field or whose exemplary professional accomplishments have had a significant positive social or environmental change.
The President’s Award for Alumni Service This award honors alumni who have made a valuable contribution by significantly giving back to the school’s community through engaging in proactive voluntary work or who have demonstrated their dedication to the Alumni Community or the school in other ways.
"Every alumnus and alumna can make a difference through their support of the ESMT - through volunteering and engagement via the Alumni Network, financial giving, and much more. A thriving ESMT supported by an active alumni community directly impacts the reputation of the school from which we graduated, and this in turn makes our degrees more valuable."
ESMT Berlin was founded by 25 leading global companies and institutions. The international business school offers a full-time MBA, an executive MBA, a master’s in management, as well as open enrollment and customized executive education programs. ESMT focuses on three main topics: leadership and social responsibility, European competitiveness, and the management of technology. ESMT faculty publishes in top academic journals. Additionally, the business school provides an interdisciplinary platform for discourse between politics, business, and academia. The business school is based in Berlin, Germany, with Schloss Gracht as an additional location near Cologne. ESMT is a private business school with the right to grant PhDs and is accredited by the German state, AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and FIBAA.