Classes will be held at the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), located at Schlossplatz 1, 10178 Berlin, Germany.
The ESMT is housed in the former State Council Building of the former Democratic Republic of Germany. The State Council Building was built from 1962 to 1964 with the intent to showcase architectural modernity in the German Democratic Republic. Integrated into the building’s structure is the only surviving section of the Berlin City Palace, the “Portal IV,” where Karl Liebknecht, the founder of the Communist Party of Germany and leader in the Spartacist uprising of 1919, proclaimed the “Socialist Republic” in 1918. For many decades, politicians from East and West Germany worked in the State Council Building. Among them Walter Ulbricht, the General Secretary of the Socialist Unity Party of the GDR from 1950 to 1971, and Gerhard Schröder, the Chancellor of Germany from 1998 to 2005. Chancellor Schröder resided in the State Council Building until construction work on the new Federal Chancellery, a few blocks from the State Council Building, was completed.
The ESMT, a leading business school in Europe and was founded in 2002 by Dean Wulff Plinke on the initiative of 25 leading European companies worldwide. In 2006, ESMT moved its campus to the former State Council Building of the German Democratic Republic in close proximity of the Humboldt Forum, a leading international center for culture and science. Important architecture and Government institutions in the immediate vicinity include the Berlin Cathedral, Humboldt University, the Museum Island, the German Ministry of Justice, the German Reichstag (Parliament). ESMT offers a restaurant, a bookshop and an expansive garden. ESMT is accessible for persons with disabilities.