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What is a good GMAT score for ESMT Berlin MBA?

Short Answer – The average GMAT score at ESMT Berlin MBA is 640 for the last entering class. If you score above 690, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee. 

Long Answer – There is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, we have seen our clients with 640 getting selected into top schools like INSEAD and on the other hand, someone with a 770 getting rejected too. A good benchmark that we advise all our clients to beat is the average GMAT score of the last entering class as mentioned in the Class profile published every year. Scoring above the average gets you a fair shot; 

“The higher your score, the better is it for your interview or admission chance.” 

If you plan to apply with a score that is below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, let’s say, you are starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can definitely catch up in other sections of the application by writing outstanding essays or performing really well in an interview later. But it is always nice to start ahead of the competitor. A higher GMAT score helps one gain a competitive advantage.

“What if you are from the over represented Indian or Asian Pool?”

The over-represented candidate pool of Indian or Chinese applicants usually goes through a rigorous preparation process for GMAT, with a lot of Indian applicants scoring quite high. Hence, the overall competition and the Average score for this diaspora goes up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles to shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average. 

Average Employment Salary after ESMT Berlin MBA?

The average salary at ESMT Berlin MBA for the last graduating class was € 110,299. 85% of the class was employed with 3 months of graduation with majority of class going into consulting (20%), Finance (4%) and technology (26%) oriented functional roles. 

ESMT’s Full-Time MBA program is designed to develop future leaders for the next step of their careers. Throughout the MBA program, you work individually with coaches, mentors, and advisors who can give you professional feedback and advice on how to achieve your goals and transition into your next career opportunity. 

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Cost of Attendance

€ 49,000 

Tuition Fee

€ 6,000

Living Cost

Tuition Fees & Scholarship at ESMT

The Tuition fees for ESMT Berlin MBA is € 49,000 and an additional  € 6,000 is the living cost. 

ESMT’s MBA scholarships have been designed to help you make your international business career a reality. With more than 28 scholarships on offer, outstanding MBA applicants are welcome at ESMT Berlin. Scholarships are allocated based on academic excellence, personal and professional achievement, leadership potential, and superior interpersonal skills. Only self-funded MBA candidates are eligible and all scholarship apply solely to tuition fees.

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FAQs about ESMT Berlin

To apply to the program you will need to meet all of the following requirements:

  • At least three years of consecutive postgraduate, professional experience
  • An undergraduate, or first university, degree (bachelor)
  • Strong GMAT or GRE scores (the average GMAT score is 640)
  • Proof of English proficiency (if applicable)

The program is designed for those who have strong professional experience in any field and feel ready to move to broader business-wide leadership responsibility.

You are a good fit if you are:

  • Ready to seize your future and accelerate your career in Europe or beyond
  • Aligned with our values of community, curiosity, courage, and rigor
  • Excited to join an MBA program where you can tailor your academic journey to meet your needs
  • Committed to your learning and development, and are ready to support others in theirs

We want a diverse group of professionals who share our values, want to be part of our mission to develop responsible leaders, and who will thrive academically, personally, and professionally in the MBA program. We therefore strive to achieve a fit between what our program has to offer and what you need for your professional advancement and self-development.

The tuition fee covers all program courses, teaching materials, books, orientation, and career support; it excludes travel costs for study trips or exchange.

ESMT works with multiple providers to make it easier for you to finance your degree.  These include Prodigy Finance , Brain Capital , and Juno .  Special funding options are available for nationals of

other countries while US citizens may apply for Title IV student and GI Bill loans.  More information is available on our funding pages.

When evaluating your application, we are looking for a diverse group of professionals who share the school’s mission and who will succeed academically and professionally in the MBA program. Each detail of your application is considered and we specifically seek:

  • Excellent analytical ability, both quantitative and qualitative
  • International outlook, intercultural competence, and a responsible approach to business
  • Proven teamwork skills in stressful situations
  • Leadership potential, especially for high-performance career growth in a global environment
  • Willingness to learn from others in a collegial environment

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