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Executive MBA in Creative Leadership

The MBA Program at Steinbeis University Berlin – Tailored for Creative Minds

The Executive MBA in Creative Leadership is a Master’s degree for professionals in the areas of business and industry where creativity sets the standards. The program is designed for those with significant professional experience looking to develop further as leaders and create positive and lasting change in their fields. Throughout the intensive module residencies and thesis preparation, degree candidates work together with veteran international faculty members as well as industry thought leaders committed to fostering creativity in business.


Program Structure

Part-time program involving five separate two-week modules that generally takes 18-24 months to complete


The courses in the program focus on complexity within the creative business paradigm


Leading international experts from academia and industry


Professionals in media, entertainment, advertising, design, journalism, marketing and other creative businesses

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 MBA Program Format

Our Executive MBA is aimed at those who are already in a leadership position or designated for one, it’s designed to fit your schedule rather than the other way around. The modular structure is flexible, so you can keep your job and complete the degree at your own pace. Applications to the program are accepted on a rolling basis, with Start Modules taking place every March and September.

Upcoming Dates

July Module

July 15, 2018 to July 29, 2018

Strategic decision-making, talent leadership and social entrepreneurship learning precede a thesis showcase and graduation.

Berlin Module

Start Module

September 9, 2018 to September 22, 2018

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

November Module

November 4, 2018 to November 17, 2018
NYC / Berkeley CA

New York & Silicon Valley weeks combine academic and industry views on creative media, data, tech and innovation design.

January Module

January 27, 2019 to February 9, 2019

Extending learning from other modules, participants take advanced courses and deepen their knowledge, skills and relationships within the community.

Berlin Module

Start Module

March 10, 2019 to March 23, 2019

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

Facts & Figures

Participants by position

  •   35% Founder, Partner, CEO
  •   18% Manager, Head of Department
  •   14% MD
  •   13% ECD, CCD
  •   12% CD
  •   8% Other

Participants by age

  •   11% 50 and over
  •   12% 45 - 49
  •   21% 40 - 44
  •   29% 35 - 39
  •   21% 30 - 34
  •   6% under 30

Participants by region


Apply for our Executive MBA Program

There is no official application deadline. Applications to the program are accepted on a rolling basis, and participants are encouraged to apply early for their preferred Start Module. The next Start Module takes place in Berlin, Germany and runs from September 3-16, 2017

Quote of Claudia Macedo

The Berlin School experience lingered on a lot longer than the scheduled months of the program, since it enhanced my will to be constantly open to learning.

Quote of Pit Gottschalk

When I started the program, I was a Manager. During these 18 months I became a Leader — at least, I hope so! I feel very grateful that the school changed my whole mindset, my approach to difficulties and how I treat people.

Quote of Karen Cesar

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.

Quote of Ruy Lindenberg

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!)

Quote of Rikke Grundtvig

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 & Financing

Investing in your education is the best investment you can make, and there are various ways to finance your Executive MBA. The Berlin School of Creative Leadership will help you to find the best options to fund your Executive MBA program.


In composing a thesis, degree candidates should focus on provoking, refreshing and challenging the status quo in today's creative industries.

Meet the Class

For more information please contact:

Gerardo Tejo

Berlin School of Creative Leadership
Head of Admissions Executive MBA
  +49 (0)30 88 49 80 80
  +49 (0)30 88 49 80 99


For more details on our Global Part-Time Executive MBA, please contact our Admissions Team at admissions(at)

"Who is eligible to apply?"
"Do I need a GMAT or TOEFL to apply?"
"I’m not a 'creative' or working in advertising; is this for me?"
"Is it just for those who work for major companies, or are CEOs / entrepreneurs / freelancers also welcome?"
"Is this a certified MBA degree?"
"Can you tell me more about the curriculum?"
"Are scholarships or other kinds of financial aid available?"
"Is there a lot of course work between modules?"