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Master in Management | Part 1

Benedict · 2015 - 2017

Published: 16 November 2021 | by Benedict

With this blog I want to give you some insights into the Master in Management (MiM) program at the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) from a current student’s perspective in order to help you finding a suitable Masters.

About me

My name is Benedict Aicher, I am 23 years old and I am from Germany. I have completed my Bachelor’s degree of Management and Technology from Technical University of Munich (TUM) with majors in Finance & Accounting and Mechanical Engineering. I have had the opportunity to complete several internships during my Bachelor’s, mainly in the finance sector. In this year’s September, I started my Master’s in Management at ESMT.

Why did I choose ESMT and decide to do this Master in Management (MIM)?

An obvious answer would be: "Because ESMT’s Master’s in Management is a perfect match with my Bachelor’s degree in Management and Technology and represents a continuation of my undergraduate studies". But in order to be more precise, I need to provide further details about my motivation joining ESMT’s MiM-program.

Combining hands-on field work with solid applied coursework and research

Graduating from a highly quantitative Bachelor’s with relevant internship experience in the finance sector, my first idea was to strive for a quantitative finance Master’s. Through a lucky chance I stumbled over ESMT during my research on potential business schools to apply to. ESMT – a business school founded by world-famous corporations across all industries immediately caught my attention. The idea of combining hands-on field work with solid applied coursework and research on the latest business and management theories during a Master’s in Management sounded impressive.

Impressive industry partners

My excitement even grew further after having a closer look to the MiM-curriculum and ESMT’s corporate partners for the integrated internships – McKinsey, Allianz and BMW, just to name a few.Furthermore, I really liked the approach to combine students with experience in analytical subjects such as finance, science, mathematics, engineering, and similar in order to create a highly quantitative and number driven Master’s in Management program.

Integrated internships

To conclude, the chance to continue with a quantitative Masters including integrated internships of up to 10 months (6 months applied field work and 4 months for a master thesis internship), the opportunity to study at a business school whose founders and benefactors comprise prestigious global corporations and an international batch of students at ESMT encouraged me to choose exactly this Master’s in Management.

What did I experience during the program so far?

Measured in weeks, it has only been 4 weeks since I started my studies, but I could already tell you about my experiences for hours. To keep it short and simple – I really love the environment and the atmosphere at ESMT.Having a class of 54 motivated students from 29 different nationalities is truly enriching in every aspect – on and off campus. I think I speak on behalf of my entire class when I say, that we all arrive at school every morning with a smile on our faces knowing that it will be a challenging, but rewarding day of studying.


I am really looking forward to the upcoming 22 months and I hope my blog entry gave you a first insight into the ESMT’s Master’s in Management. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions about ESMT or the MiM-program.

Cheers Benedict

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