Milestones

Founded in 2002 by 25 leading global companies and institutions, the international business school has achieved important accreditations, placement in well-known rankings, and an esteemed faculty.

2017

  • Expansion of campus for more auditoriums and study rooms
  • Opening of co-working offices Space Shack, supported by Pühringer Group and ESMT Berlin
  • Founding of Hidden Champions Institute

2016

  • Opening of one new institute 
  • P & K Pühringer Gemeinnützige Stiftung allocates €10 million to ESMT Berlin and cooperates with ESMT to promote projects in the areas of Endowment Management and Entrepreneurial Finance

2015

  • Opening of two new centers and one institute
  • Start of the Postgraduate Diploma in Management
  • ESMT receives international EQUIS accreditation

2014

  • ESMT enters Financial Times’ ranking Top 100 Full-time MBA programs
  • Start of the Master’s in Management program

2013

  • Top-ranked MBA program in Germany in The Economist’s “Which MBA?” ranking
  • Berlin Senate grants ESMT the right to award PhDs

2012

  • International accreditation by the AACSB
  • Highest-ranked German business school in The Financial Times’ list of top European business schools

2011

  • ESMT Executive Education Program is among Top 10 in Europe in Financial Times’ ranking

2009

  • International accreditation by the Association of MBAs (AMBA)

2008

  • Accreditation by German Council of Science and Humanity (Wissenschaftsrat)

2007

  • Start of the Executive MBA

2006

  • Start of the Full-time MBA

2003

  • State accreditation as a private university
  • Start of ESMT Open Programs

2002

  • 25 leading global companies found ESMT in Berlin