ESMT Berlin – One of a kind   

Erin Hartmann
Erin Hartmann

My name is Erin Hartmann and I am a master’s in management student at ESMT Berlin. I always wanted to do a master’s degree abroad and my original plan was to go to America, however, I decided to research some master’s programs in Europe. As I began my research, I came across ESMT Berlin.   

Why ESMT Berlin?  

I was immediately drawn to the Master’s in Management (MIM) program because of the internship module and the Social Impact Project. I really liked how different the program was compared to other programs I had viewed. The program offers some flexibility in that there are two tracks and a variety of specializations, which was an additional attraction. The only master’s program I ended up applying to was ESMT’s MIM program as it felt like it was meant to be.  

There are many great business schools out there, but I do not believe there is one quite like ESMT. At ESMT, we are privileged to have exceptional staff and professors from all over the world to educate and guide us in the right direction! Not only is the campus located in the heart of Berlin, but the building itself is breathtaking and offers state-of-the-art facilities.  

Since commencing the MIM program, I don’t think I have felt more challenged and out of my comfort zone. However, that is the best thing a business school can do, as growth is uncomfortable.  

ESMT teaches individuals to become great leaders and managers. The program includes a variety of workshops to grow your soft skills alongside your academic growth. ESMT selects students from all over the world and thus there is great exposure to different nationalities and cultures. Students are provided with the opportunity to learn the best ways to work with people from diverse backgrounds.  


It is a privilege to be a part of ESMT’s community. You are surrounded by ambitious, motivated, and talented young professionals. There is so much opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and impressive companies through ESMT’s network. The community at ESMT motivates and encourages you to reach your full potential.  

The DigitalFuture Summit

I chose to join the DigitalFuture Summit (DFS) team because I enjoy organizing events and working with others. In addition, it is a fantastic opportunity to meet other students and network with like-minded individuals.   

ESMT offers many extra-curricular activities and student clubs that you can get involved in. The DFS stood out to me because you also get to attend an incredible networking event with top companies and talented young professionals.  

The DFS is led and managed by ESMT students and provides an opportunity to work with individuals from all over the world and showcase leadership skills, which are skills also utilized in the MIM program. Both the MIM program and the DFS encourage students to be dynamic, innovative, and forward-thinking.  

This article was originally published as an interview by the DigitalFuture Summit and republished with permission.