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Accreditations and rankings

Accreditations

ESMT is currently one of only two business schools in Germany to hold the “Triple Crown,” made up of successful accreditations of the world’s leading business education accrediting bodies AACSB, AMBA (Association of MBAs), and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System). The “Triple Crown” is the highest distinction of quality for business schools worldwide.

ESMT Berlin has received accreditation from EQUIS in 2015 (EFMD Quality Improvement System, Belgium), AACSB in 2012 (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, USA), AMBA in 2009 (Association of MBAs, UK), and FIBAA in 2006 (Foundation for International Business Accreditation Administration). These accreditations highlight the quality of the school's faculty, teaching, and research and ensure that ESMT meets the same high standards of education as all of the world's leading business schools. Only nine schools in Germany have been awarded the AACSB accreditation since AACSB’s founding in 1916. In 2013 ESMT was awarded the right to grant PhDs by the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat).

 

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EQUIS - EFMD Quality Improvement System

EQUIS - EFMD Quality Improvement System

ESMT Berlin has received the EQUIS accreditation in 2015 for three years.

About EQUIS: The EQUIS accreditation, awarded by the global association for management development EFMD, controls the quality of the entire institution. Business schools must demonstrate academic excellence, a strong internationalization, as well as relevance through close cooperation with companies.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

ESMT Berlin is internationally accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 2012. Only ten years after its founding and six years after the first intake of its full-time MBA class, ESMT in Berlin received a top accreditation for business schools.

About AASCB: The AACSB accreditation focuses on the quality of the school’s faculty in teaching and research, the consistency of the school’s programs with its mission, and the achievement of learning outcomes promised to the school’s students. It also certifies that the school’s strategic development is sustainable and appropriately resourced.

Association of MBAs (AMBA)

Association of MBAs (AMBA)

ESMT Berlin is accredited by the international Association of MBAs (AMBA) for its Full-time and Executive MBA programs for the maximum period of five years since 2009. The assessment is based on the curriculum of the MBA program as well as the quality of ESMT’s faculty.

About AMBA: The institution accredits programs that are of the highest standard and reflect changing trends and innovation in postgraduate management education.

Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA)

Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA)

The Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) accredited the ESMT Full-time MBA program in 2006 and the Executive MBA program in 2010.

About FIBAA: With its headquarters in Switzerland, the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) appraises business-oriented bachelor and master courses of study in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat)

German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat)

The German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) accredited ESMT Berlin in 2008. In 2013 ESMT was re-accredited and since has the right to grant PhDs.

About Wissenschaftsrat: The Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) is one of the leading science policy advisory bodies in Germany. It advises the Federal Government and the governments of the Federal States. It produces recommendations on the development of science, research and higher education, thus helping to ensure that German science and humanities remain competitive at national, European and international level.

Rankings

According to the rankings of the most important news and business magazines in Germany and worldwide, ESMT Berlin takes a leading position.

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Business schools

Business schools

Financial Times Ranking

ESMT Berlin placed 18th in Europe in Financial Times European Business School Ranking 2017
Berlin, December 4, 2017

>> Financial Times European Business School Ranking 2017

Executive Education

Executive Education

Financial Times Ranking

ESMT Berlin placed 8th globally in the 2017 Financial Times Executive Education combined ranking of open enrollment and customized programs (2016: 12th). ESMT has been the highest ranked business school in Germany since entering the rankings in 2010.
Berlin, May 15, 2017

ESMT open enrollment programs ranked 8th (2016: 13th), while customized programs placed 11th (2016: 20th). The international business school did especially well in relation to its competitors in the areas of aims achieved, preparation, teaching methods and materials, and faculty. Those surveyed also consider ESMT campus facilities to be top-notch.

Link to Financial Times ranking open enrollment programs: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/executive-education-open-2017

Link to Financial Times ranking customized programs: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/executive-education-customised-2017

Executive MBA

Executive MBA

Financial Times Ranking

ESMT Berlin in Financial Times Executive MBA ranking
Berlin, October 16, 2017

ESMT Berlin has been ranked 31st in the Financial Times global ranking of Executive MBA (EMBA) programs 2017, placing the international business school in Berlin among the top programs in the world. For the sixth consecutive year, the EMBA program at ESMT is first internationally for career progress, which compares the career advancement of program graduates.


The Economist “Which MBA?” ranking

The Economist places ESMT Berlin Executive MBA program 8th
Berlin, May 15, 2015

The Economist Executive MBA Ranking 2015 ranked ESMT Berlin 8th globally.

Full-time MBA

Full-time MBA

The Economist “Which MBA?” ranking

ESMT Berlin is ranked 41st worldwide and Top 10 in Europe in this year’s The Economist "Which MBA?“ ranking of the global 100 full-time MBA programs. 
Berlin, October 27, 2017


Bloomberg Businessweek

Bloomberg Businessweek ranks ESMT Berlin full-time MBA program 13th in its international ranking
Berlin, December 5, 2016

The ESMT full-time MBA program was ranked 13th in the Businessweek ranking of international, non-U.S. programs.


Financial Times Ranking

ESMT Berlin is ranked 70th in Financial Times MBA ranking 2017
Berlin, January 30, 2017

Master's in Management

Master's in Management

The Economist “Which MBA?” ranking

ESMT Berlin: 14th globally in The Economist Masters in Management ranking
Berlin, May 26, 2017

ESMT Berlin has been ranked 14th in the first The Economist "Which MBA?" global ranking of the top 40 Masters in Management (MIM) programs.

Research

Research

German business paper Handelsblatt places ESMT Berlin 20th in its ranking of the strongest research-focused business administration faculties in the DACH region
Berlin, December 19, 2014

ESMT Berlin has been placed 20th in the Handelsblatt business administration ranking with Linus Dahlander being the professor with the strongest research focus.