Who we are
The FRIENDS OF ESMT (Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer der ESMT e.V.) is a non-profit organization of natural persons and sponsoring companies and organizations. Its main purpose is to accompany ESMT Berlin while it transforms into one of the leading business schools of Europe.
The FRIENDS OF ESMT as an association stand for entrepreneurship and competition in the sense of a social market economy, for corporate responsibility, and international understanding. In particular, it actively fosters talents from underprivileged countries. Above all, the FRIENDS OF ESMT arrange fellowships at ESMT and development programs for managing in developing countries.
The FRIENDS OF ESMT support ESMT in many ways, be it personal advice, assistance or financial contributions. All work for the Association is done on an honorary basis.
The Association was formally established in 2011. It emerged from the Verein zur Förderung des Universitätsseminars der Wirtschaft e.V. in Erftstadt which was founded in 1968.