Our unique, part-time global MBA program makes the world your classroom

Awarded in association with Steinbeis University, our fully accredited Executive MBA degree in Creative Leadership is a Master’s degree for senior professionals looking to develop further as creative leaders by expanding their leadership skills, to adopt new ways of tackling the complexity of modern business and innovation and to create positive and lasting change in their field. Our classrooms host participants from a wide variety of backgrounds, whether measured in geographic, cultural or professional terms. Through a hybrid curriculum consisting of five mandatory in-person modules, one fully online module as well as online preparatory courses (in-person seminars scheduled to resume in early 2022) – participants learn from renowned academic thought leaders and industry experts.

Steinbeis School of Management and Innovation

Program Structure

Part-time MBA consists of five modules held in person in our global hubs, which include online preparatory courses, thesis online supervision plus optional extras.


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

As our part-time Executive MBA is aimed at those who already hold a leadership position or are designated for one, it’s designed to accommodate busy schedules rather than the other way around. The flexible format also means that – with the exception of the Start Module – each module can be attended in participants’ preferred order and the master’s degree completed at their own pace.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Participants can choose to start the program either in person in Berlin in April 2022 (Berlin Start Module) or by completing Gateway Courses online in October, January or July (plus their additional academic courses). It is also possible to combine Online & Gateway Courses with On Site Learning through our flexible format.

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Modules, Courses and Dates

 Part-time Executive MBA program Module in Berlin

Berlin Module


Broaden your network and take advanced courses in the governance of corporate and startup cultures, the ‘play’ in creativity and much more. It is also possible to combine Online Courses with On Site Learning through our flexible format.

Uncertainty & Decision-making
Creative Leadership Across Contexts
Strategy as a Story/Platform Strategies
Digital Transformation & the German Landscape
Error Management
Managing Leadership Talent/Coaching as Learning/Prototype Life
Masterclass, Site Visits, Alumni Talk or President's Lecture
 Part-time Executive MBA program Asia Module in Shanghai and Tokyo

Asia Module

Shanghai / Tokyo

Explore the bustling, complex and distinct Asian markets while learning new approaches to leadership, service and innovation. Combine Online Courses and On Site Learning through our flexible format.

Applied Economics
Corporate Planning
The Chinese Renaissance and its Global Impact
Understanding Consumer Behavior & Marketing in Japan
Chinese Ways of Seeing, Doing & Thinking
Cross Cultural Leadership
Strategic Management and Innovation in China
Japan at the Crossroads – Tokyo Olympics 2020
Strategic Management & Innovation in China
Understanding Consumer Behavior & Marketing in Japan
Tokyo: Venturesome City & Cool Japan
Selfcare in Leadership and Zazen Experience
Service Management & Value Co-creation
Masterclass/Site Visits
 Part-time Executive MBA program US Module November

US Module

NYC / Silicon Valley

Through an academic lens, understand the distinct marketing, tech, entrepreneurial and innovative mindsets of both coasts of the US. Combine Online Courses and On Site Learning through our flexible format.

Finance & Strategy Simulation
New York Beyond Manhattan: Ethnographic Field Exercise
Culture, Influence & Leadership
Reinventing Media & Creative Marketing – includes Creativity & Commerce
Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
Leaders on Stage
Entrepreneurship and New Venture Program – inc. the Design Process + Demo Days, Site Visits and Events
Masterclass, Site Visits, Alumni Talk or President's Lecture
 Part-time Executive MBA program Start Module in March and September in Berlin

Thesis Module


Through this specially focused module, participants are given all the tools they need to identify their thesis topic and optimally structure their time and process. 

Introduction to Research
Planning Your Thesis
Research Methods
Thesis Defense & Showcase
 Part-time Executive MBA program Module in Berlin

Start Module


Participants have two Start Module options: In-person (in April in Berlin) OR Online. The Online option involves taking two ‘Gateway’ courses in either October and January or July and then three additional academic courses at the time and pace of their choosing. It is also possible to combine Online & Gateway Courses with On Site Learning.

Program Overview + Networking Event
Personal Leadership Journey
Introduction to Creative Leadership
Finance & Valuation
Business Strategy
Applied Accounting
Introduction to Creative Leadership or Personal Leadership Journey
Additional On Site offerings include Alumni Talks, Guest Speakers and Site Visits

New Hub Module

Additional Global Residency. Combine Online Courses and On Site Learning through our flexible format.

Leading Creative People: EQ in Action
Business Law & Ethics
Local Leadership for Local Challenges
Leading Creativity and Creative Responses
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Purpose Lead Brands & Leadership
Creative Makers and the New Paradigms of Doing
Social Leadership, Social Impact and Social Entrepreneurship

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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Exclusive Talks
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.

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!)
It is a modern melting-pot of creative culture from every continent, where you can truly learn and bring things to life in this real-time-response world. This is the best school for people in creative industries.
If and when situations now arise in my career as a creative leader, I not only have a body of theoretical knowledge, but a contacts book of fellow creatives who can share their experiences and insights. That’s invaluable.
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 and leadership skills with an underlying drive to respond to complex business activities, evolving technology, and accelerating global markets.

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.


Your questions, answered.

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