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Press release

Berlin, January 12, 2015

ESMT welcomes new full-time MBA class

  • 10th cohort with 58 students from 23 countries
  • Three Kofi Annan Fellows from Indonesia, Nigeria, and South Africa

ESMT European School of Management and Technology is welcoming the tenth intake of its full-time MBA program to campus this week. The 58 students in the full-time MBA Class of 2015 come from 23 different countries. Almost 30 per cent of the class is female. On average, the students are 30 years old and have seven years of work experience.

Three participants from Indonesia, Nigeria, and South Africa have been named Kofi Annan Fellows this year. The full scholarship supports students from developing countries who plan to return to their home countries and contribute to the region’s economic development. Thirteen Kofi Annan Fellows have already graduated from ESMT since the fellowship was first awarded in 2011.

“We are delighted to welcome such a diverse MBA class once again. I am always amazed by the diversity that ESMT in particular and Berlin in general continue to attract,” said Nick Barniville, Associate Dean of Degree Programs at ESMT.

About ESMT

ESMT European School of Management and Technology was founded in October 2002 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. ESMT is based in Berlin, Germany, with Schloss Gracht as an additional location near Cologne. ESMT is a private business school, accredited by the German state, AACSB, AMBA, and FIBAA. Since 2013 ESMT has the right to grant PhDs.