Germany's ESMT Berlin has announced the launch of a new blended MBA program, aimed at experienced professionals who would like to continue working while studying.
In the new MBA, 80 percent of the program content will be delivered online, with the remaining 20 percent in face-to-face sessions. The in-class components will be held during long weekends every two months, in either Berlin or Munich.
Students in the new MBA will use an online learning platform which was developed in partnership with institutions like Imperial College Business School, IE Business School, and the University of Melbourne.
In all, ESMT's part-time MBA will take 24 months to complete. The program is cohort-based, meaning students will move through the MBA with the same group of people, which can enable the creation of a strong network.
The new MBA will cover a range of business topics, with courses such as 'Data analytics for managers,' 'Accounting,' 'New business creation,' The human factor of innovation,' and 'Marketing and sales in a digital world,' among others.
ESMT's new part-time MBA is set to launch in September 2020. The tuition for the program will 38,000 EUR, although those who submit an application by June 15, 2020 will qualify for an early-bird rate of 29,500 EUR.
To apply for the program, prospective candidates should have at least three years of work experience, and an undergraduate degree. A strong GMAT or GRE score—or strong performance in ESMT's admissions test—will also be required. Some applicants may also be required to take an English proficiency test.
ESMT Berlin is triple-accredited, meaning, it has accreditation from the three main international business school accreditation organizations (AMBA, EQUIS, and AACSB.)