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 involving five modules consisting of both online and in-person segments, 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 Start Module kicking-off online every September - composed of asynchronous content and online synchronous interactions from September to February, paired with its in-person segment the following March.

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Modules, Courses and Dates

 Part-time Executive MBA program Start Module in March and September in Berlin

Start Module

Online Segment: content available from September 2020 to February 2021
In-person Segment: From Monday, March 01 to Friday, March 12, 2021


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

Introduction to Creative Leadership
Applied Accounting
Leading Creative People: Emotional Intelligence in Action
Leadership In the Post-pandemic World: Amidst Complexity & Uncertainty
Experiential Learning & Personal Development
Immunity to Change & Leading Change
Finance & Valuation
Business Strategy
 Part-time Executive MBA program Asia Module in Shanghai and Tokyo

May Module

Online Segment: 50 days before in-person segment (synchronous and asynchronous)
In-person Segment: From Monday, May 10 to Friday, May 21, 2021

Shanghai / Tokyo

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

Applied Economics
Cross-Cultural Leadership
The Chinese Ways of Thinking
Strategic Management & Innovation in China
Value Co-creation & Service Management
Corporate Finance & Strategy Simulation
The Chinese Renaissance & its Global Impact
Japan at the Crossroads & Cool Japan
Understanding Consumer Behavior & Marketing in Japan
Tokyo: Venturesome City
Business Strategy
 Part-time Executive MBA program Module in Berlin

July Module

Online Segment: 50 days before in-person segment (synchronous and asynchronous)
In-person Segment: From Monday, July 19 to Saturday, July 31, 2021

Berlin (Elective Module)

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

Business Law and Ethics
Managing Leadership Talent
Uncertainty and Decision-making
Playfulness & Creativity
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
 Part-time Executive MBA program US Module November

November Module

Online Segment: 50 days before in-person segment (synchronous and asynchronous)
In-person Segment: From Monday, November 08 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.

Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
Corporate Planning
Entrepreneurship and New Venture Program
US Market Overview & Debate
Creativity & Commerce: Reinventing Media & Creative Marketing
Leader as Communicator
Culture, Influence & Leadership
The Innovation Design Process
Demo Day

February Module

To be introduced for February of 2022

New Hub (Elective Module)

Include another country on your educational journey while diving into purpose-driven business, with a focus on social leadership, entrepreneurship and impact projects.

Business Law and Ethics
Managing Leadership Talent
Uncertainty and Decision-making
Leading Creativity & Creative Response
Purpose Led Brands & Leadership
Creative Makers & the New Paradigms of Doing
Social Leadership, Social Impact & Social Entrepreneurship
 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

More Experts

Academic Faculty

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

More Experts


Sandra Matz
Tim Leberecht
Alexa Clay
Clive Wilkinson
David Droga

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Exclusive Talks

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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