Flexible & Part-Time Executive MBA for creative minds

Where Creativity Meets Complexity

Our global Executive MBA Program awarded by Steinbeis University

Our part-time Executive MBA in Creative Leadership is a Master’s Degree for senior professionals looking to develop further as creative leaders, to adopt new ways of tackling the complexity of modern business and innovation and to create positive and lasting change in their field. Our global – virtual and real-life – classroom is made up of participants from a wide variety of backgrounds. Through a hybrid approach consisting of five intensive modules, as well as the option for additional electives, participants learn from renowned academic thought leaders and industry experts committed to fostering creativity and cutting-edge leadership in business.

Steinbeis School of Management and Innovation

Program Structure

Part-time MBA consisting of six modules – four held in-person, in our global hubs, and two held online – plus optional electives to add on; generally takes 18-36 months to complete


The courses in the program focus on complexity within the creative business paradigm, the imperatives of entrepreneurial mindset and forward-thinking creative leadership


Leading international specialsts from Steinbeis academic faculty, visiting professors, and industry experts


Professionals from a variety of backgrounds including technology, advertising, finance, retail, hospitality and more

Tuition Costs

€53,000 (excluding travel and lodging)

Degree Earned

Master of Business Administration (MBA) awarded by Steinbeis University Berlin and accredited by FIBAA

Our Flexible Executive MBA Program Format

The Executive MBA is aimed at those who already hold a leadership position or are designated for one. It’s designed to fit busy schedules rather than the other way around – the hybrid modular structure is flexible, so participants can keep their careers or run their companies and complete the degree at their own pace.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with the Introduction Series of the Fundamentals Module kicking off online every September - composed of asynchronous content and online synchronous interactions from September to April, followed by the module in Berlin in May.

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Modules, Courses and Dates



Introduction Series: must be completed before the in-person Start Module.
Business Value Creation & Finance Series and Leadership & Learning Series: to be completed between in-person modules

Introduction Series
Business Value Creation & Finance Series
Leadership & Learning Series
 Part-time Executive MBA program Start Module in March and September in Berlin

Berlin Start Module

From Monday, May 10 to Friday, May 21, 2021


New participants are immersed in creative leadership learnings, business fundamentals and the Berlin School community.

Experiential Learning & Personal Development
One-on-One Coaching
Berlin Creative Tour
Business Strategy & Global Strategy
Finance & Valuation
Masterclasses, Alumni Talks or Site Visits
 Part-time Executive MBA program Module in Berlin

Berlin Module

From Monday, July 19 to Saturday, July 31, 2021


Broaden your network and take advanced courses in the governance of corporate and startup cultures, the ‘play’ in creativity and much more.

Creative Leadership Across Contexts
Strategy as a Story
Platform Strategies
Digital Transformation & the German Landscape
Corporate Governance & Startup Governance
Orchestrating Mergers & Acquisitions
Managing Leadership Talent
Coaching as Learning
Prototype Life: Transitions for Nomads
Masterclasses, Alumni Talks or Site Visits
 Part-time Executive MBA program Asia Module in Shanghai and Tokyo

Asia Module

From Monday, September 6 to Friday, September 17, 2021

Shanghai / Tokyo

Explore the bustling, complex and distinct Asian markets while learning new approaches to leadership, service and innovation.

The Chinese Renaissance & its Global Impact
Chinese Society, Including Round Table with Executives & Entrepreneurs
Japan at the Crossroads: Introduction to Tokyo
Understanding Consumer Behavior & Marketing in Japan
Tokyo: Venturesome City
Cool Japan
Self-care in Leadership & Zazen Experience
The Chinese Ways of Thinking
Strategic Management & Innovation in China
Value Co-creation & Service Management
Masterclasses, Alumni Talks or Site Visits
 Part-time Executive MBA program US Module November

US Module

From Monday, November 8 to Friday, November 19, 2021

NYC / Silicon Valley

Through an academic lens, understand the distinct marketing, tech, entrepreneurial and innovative mindsets of both coasts of the US.

New York Beyond Manhattan: Ethnographic Field Exercise
Culture & Influence in Leadership
Creativity & Commerce: Reinventing Media & Creative Marketing
Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
Leaders as Communicators
Entrepreneurship & New Venture Program – Including the Design Process & Demo Day
Masterclasses, Alumni Talks or Site Visits
 Part-time Executive MBA program Start Module in March and September in Berlin

Thesis Module

Throughout the program


In addition to thesis supervision, this online course empowers participants in the pursuit of their Master Thesis. It includes interactive synchronous sessions and asynchronous classes and sources.

Thesis Research Overview and Introduction
Thesis Planning & Writing
Research Methods
Thesis Conclusion & Defense
Thesis Supervision

Learn from Academic & Industry Experts

Our Executive MBA in Creative Leadership program takes our participants on a distinct learning journey where they have the unique opportunity to interact with leaders who are creatively shaping their industries. Both outstanding creative leaders and academic experts contribute to an authentic and innovative learning experience that resonates to the core of our participants.

Olivier Tabatoni
Werner Seebacher
Jennifer Lena
Robert Weisz
Gonzalo Freixes

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Academic Faculty

Steve Harrison
Michael Ben-David
Chuck Porter
Mukti Khaire
Scott Hartley

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Sandra Matz
Tim Leberecht
Alexa Clay
Clive Wilkinson
David Droga

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Apply for our global Executive MBA Program

There is no official application deadline. Applications to our Executive MBA in Creative Leadership are accepted on a rolling basis. However, participants are encouraged to apply early if they want to take advantage of any tuition fund opportunities available on each cycle.

Leading with empathy makes your team believe more in your goals, because they know that what we are doing – as a team – is to ease our clients’ lives, so they can do their work better.
I went to the Berlin School looking for the right answers, and I came back with something even better: the right questions. Bingo. For me it was like crossing the Rubicon (and the view from this side is really amazing!)
The Executive MBA opened up the world. It gave me an international network and leadership structure that allowed me to package and scale my talent. And it trained me for a new level of pressure.
Scholarships for Executive MBA in Creative Leadership

Financing & Scholarships

Investing in education is one of the best commitments one can make for their career. There are various ways to finance our Executive MBA, and the Berlin School of Creative Leadership will help find the best options to do so.

Thesis for part-time global Executive MBA in Creative Leadership


In composing a thesis, participants focus on provoking, refreshing, and challenging the status quo of their industries.

Creative Business Leadership

The Creative Business Leadership Model© is the foundation of our learning method. It draws on a range of human and organizational learning skills with an underlying drive to respond to complex business activities, evolving technology, and accelerating global markets.


Your questions, answered.

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