Full time MBA from ESMT Berlin


Kalpesh A
Hello,
I have a admit from ESMT Berlin for the MBA program beginning in January 2018. Due to low GMAT score I had also applies to few other places such as pforzheim, kempten and igc and now have admit from all this schools as well. But I will be confirming to ESMT as that was my first choice considering course being offered.

Now my question is they have something called as pre-mba which costs extra and has German language course and other facilities like master classes, mba club, school facilities access etc. With it. Can any one please tell me about it whether it's worth to start with pre-mba or should I start with actual course in January?
Hello,
I have a admit from ESMT Berlin for the MBA program beginning in January 2018. Due to low GMAT score I had also applies to few other places such as pforzheim, kempten and igc and now have admit from all this schools as well. But I will be confirming to ESMT as that was my first choice considering course being offered.

Now my question is they have something called as pre-mba which costs extra and has German language course and other facilities like master classes, mba club, school facilities access etc. With it. Can any one please tell me about it whether it's worth to start with pre-mba or should I start with actual course in January?
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Duncan
You have been offered the pre-MBA because you don't speak great German. It is very much in your interest to do so.
You have been offered the pre-MBA because you don't speak great German. It is very much in your interest to do so.
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Kalpesh A
Well yes I am level A1. And yes they mentioned German training will be 4 hrs a day 5 days a week. I am also if the opinion that it's better to upgrade language skills in Germany as I did A1 while staying there and it helped.

Duncan, my other question to you is and I know I should not ask it now as I have made up my mind but spending a huge amount for mba at ESMT will be worth? Yes I have done my study and all and then only applied. But since I got my admit I have been told by friends of friends to reconsider it. Their only argument is the cost. What do you think. If I have the right language skills and if I excellent at studies do you think this is an risky investment?

Your feedback will be very much appreciated!
Well yes I am level A1. And yes they mentioned German training will be 4 hrs a day 5 days a week. I am also if the opinion that it's better to upgrade language skills in Germany as I did A1 while staying there and it helped.

Duncan, my other question to you is and I know I should not ask it now as I have made up my mind but spending a huge amount for mba at ESMT will be worth? Yes I have done my study and all and then only applied. But since I got my admit I have been told by friends of friends to reconsider it. Their only argument is the cost. What do you think. If I have the right language skills and if I excellent at studies do you think this is an risky investment?

Your feedback will be very much appreciated!
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Duncan
Assuming that you would like to work for one of the firms in the ESMT foundation, then I can't seem much risk. Personally, I would be worried about eating too many pastries if I lived in Germany once more. That could be the major risk.
Assuming that you would like to work for one of the firms in the ESMT foundation, then I can't seem much risk. Personally, I would be worried about eating too many pastries if I lived in Germany once more. That could be the major risk.
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Kalpesh A
Yes, I intend to do that - work there.

I hope the pastries part was on a lighter note. I look forward to joining the school.

Thanks for your reply!
Yes, I intend to do that - work there.

I hope the pastries part was on a lighter note. I look forward to joining the school.

Thanks for your reply!
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Duncan
Those German pastries are addictive. My waistline is proof that they are no sort of a light note :))
Those German pastries are addictive. My waistline is proof that they are no sort of a light note :))
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Kalpesh A
Well I will keep an eye on that! :)

Now I have an admit from ESCP also for MBA in International Business. it's sem1 London and sem2 Berlin.

My aim is to work in Germany after my program. Both the programs are one year, focuses on the subjects I am interested in. What do you suggest should I still go ahead with ESMT considering it's the first year for ESCP's program?

[Edited by Kalpesh A on May 01, 2017]

Well I will keep an eye on that! :)

Now I have an admit from ESCP also for MBA in International Business. it's sem1 London and sem2 Berlin.

My aim is to work in Germany after my program. Both the programs are one year, focuses on the subjects I am interested in. What do you suggest should I still go ahead with ESMT considering it's the first year for ESCP's program?
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Duncan
ESMT is a better MBA. Since you want to work in Germany, it is a better choice for you.
ESMT is a better MBA. Since you want to work in Germany, it is a better choice for you.
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Good day everybody! I am not the one who initiated this topic however I would like to expand it a bit further. I didn't apply to EMST this year however I consider to do it in a year or two. Primarily my goal is to emigrate to Germany/Berlin. My level of German is okish for general talk/understanding (around B2 I think) but not yet enough to use it as a business language.
As for the many people my major concern is the cost. I assume that in order to study there I will need to take a loan. I am fine with paying back the loan like 500-600 euros/month several years after the graduation if I manage to get a job with lets say average german salary. However this becomes too risky if I don't. I wonder, how would estimate the risk of not getting the job in Germany after that program? Not sure if we can blindly trust the statistic given at their website..
Thank you in advance.

[Edited by Onlyvictory on May 22, 2017]

Good day everybody! I am not the one who initiated this topic however I would like to expand it a bit further. I didn't apply to EMST this year however I consider to do it in a year or two. Primarily my goal is to emigrate to Germany/Berlin. My level of German is okish for general talk/understanding (around B2 I think) but not yet enough to use it as a business language.
As for the many people my major concern is the cost. I assume that in order to study there I will need to take a loan. I am fine with paying back the loan like 500-600 euros/month several years after the graduation if I manage to get a job with lets say average german salary. However this becomes too risky if I don't. I wonder, how would estimate the risk of not getting the job in Germany after that program? Not sure if we can blindly trust the statistic given at their website..
Thank you in advance.
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laurie
Have you looked at the companies that recruit from ESMT? If you're interested in working with one of their founders - Allianz, Axel Springer, etc., it's not a bad choice. German firms however tend to be pretty particular with their employees' level of German - you might want to take a bit of time before you start the MBA to improve it; that would minimize the risk quite a bit.
Have you looked at the companies that recruit from ESMT? If you're interested in working with one of their founders - Allianz, Axel Springer, etc., it's not a bad choice. German firms however tend to be pretty particular with their employees' level of German - you might want to take a bit of time before you start the MBA to improve it; that would minimize the risk quite a bit.
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