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Accreditations and rankings

Accreditations

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 eight schools in Germany have been awarded the AACSB accreditation since AACSB’s founding in 1916. ESMT is currently one of only two business schools in Germany to hold accreditations from both AACSB and AMBA. 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 21st in Europe in Financial Times European Business School Ranking 2016
Berlin, December 5, 2016

>> Financial Times European Business School Ranking 2016

Executive Education

Executive Education

Financial Times Ranking

ESMT Berlin placed 12th globally in Financial Times combined ranking of executive education programs.
Berlin, May 23, 2016

ESMT open enrollment programs were again ranked 13th globally. The customized programs of the international business school placed 20th.

Executive MBA

Executive MBA

Financial Times Ranking

ESMT Berlin in Financial Times Executive MBA ranking
Berlin, October 17, 2016

In the Financial Times’ ranking of the top 100 global Executive MBA programs, the program is ranked 34th. For the fifth consecutive year, the ESMT Berlin EMBA is ranked first in the world 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 53rd in this year’s The Economist "Which MBA?“ ranking of the global 100 full-time MBA programs. 
Berlin, October 13, 2016


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 64th in Financial Times MBA ranking 2016
Berlin, January 25, 2016

In its third year in the ranking, ESMT Berlin is ranked 64th worldwide in the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2016 (2015: 63). The ESMT program is ranked 1st globally for “value for money”.

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.