• „At the ESCP Europe Chair of Entrepreneurship (ChairEEE) we truly believe in blending entrepreneurial experience with scientific rigour. As the scientific director of the UNTERNEHMERSCHULE programme I want to make our experiences, network and research available to all participants and help them to accelerate their projects.“
    Professor for Entrepreneurship & Academic Director of UNTERNEHMERSCHULE
  • „UNTERNEHMERSCHULE gives its participants the possibility to develop and test their ideas in a safe and agile environment.“
    Jan Ehlers
    Head of Corporate Relations and Business Development ESCP Europe
  • „At UNTERNEHMERSCHULE we are going to teach what I would have liked to learn at university. I learned it over the years. Here it’s going to be months. What a shortcut!“
    Jörg Rheinboldt
    CEO Axel Springer Plug & Play Accelerator, co-founder and former CEO of eBay Germany
  • „A succesful entrepreneur needs talent, applicable methods, tools and the right timing. Entrepreneurial talent often exists naturally; however, it needs to be developed in practice. As such, UNTERNEHMERSCHULE offers the chance to do so!“
    Ulrich Schmitz
    CTO Axel Springer

UNTERNEHMERSCHULE bundles different activities in the field of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management by ESCP Europe and Unternehmer Club Berlin.

Supported by

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The entrepreneurial leadership programme UNTERNEHMERSCHULE empowers talented managers driving innovation forward in their organization.

UNTERNEHMERSCHULE is also a unique community in which new perspectives can be shared in an innovationfriendly ecosystem where participants work and grow together.

In April 2016, the ESCP Europe started another entrepreneurial programme, the Executive Master in Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership.


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UNTERNEHMERSCHULE – about the programme

  • IDEATE, JUMP, MANAGE, and GROW are the four steps to building successful projects, and these are also the four modules of UNTERNEHMERSCHULE. The four modules take place over four weekends (from Thursday to Saturday) between April and November. The IDEATE, MANAGE and GROW modules take place in Berlin, while the JUMP module is taught in Paris.

    We will provide you with the most important management tools to master the four steps. We believe in project-based learning: Every participant will work during the six months on her/his own project and will have access to a network of senior executives and experienced mentors.

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Target Group

UNTERNEHMERSCHULE programme welcomes participants with diverse educational backgrounds who have already gained a minimum of three years’ professional experience as an intrapreneur or business developer within a large company, as the holder or leader of a family business or by having built their own start-up (or in the midst of doing so).

Participant Unternehmerschule 2014
Bayer Pharma AG

    „I especially enjoy the tandem teaching concept. Every session is held together by a professor and a practitioner. Integrated real business cases help us to directly apply new theoretical input right away.“

    Karin Göhre
    Participant Unternehmerschule 2014
    Bayer Pharma AG

Participant Unternehmerschule 2014
Deutsche Telekom AG

    „The Lean Startup- & Design Thinking tools as well as the community and mentor‘s network have especially helped me to develop a scalable business model.“

    Dr. Miralem Gazibegović
    Participant Unternehmerschule 2014
    Deutsche Telekom AG

Deputy Head Group Tranformational Change Deutsche Telekom
Telekom AG

    „We have made notable experiences. The programme has led to more innovation within our company. Our selected participants at Unternehmerschule all have refined their business ideas through the reflection with the diverse participants and support of the mentor.“

    Thymian Bussemer
    Deputy Head Group Tranformational Change Deutsche Telekom
    Telekom AG

CEO Payback GmbH

    „We are sending young professionals from our Entrepreneur in Residence Program to UNTERNEHMERSCHULE. The programme connects them to a strong entrepreneurial network and helps them turn their ideas into business models.“

    Dominik Dommick
    CEO Payback GmbH


    „UNTERNEHMERSCHULE provided me with an environment in which to analyse and refine the business models of my start-ups. Intensive exchanges with the other programme participants, and access to the ESCP Europe community, allowed me to diversify and grow my network.“

    Felix Chrobog
    Participant UNTERNEHMERSCHULE 2014

Participant Unternehmerschule 2014

    „For me one of the core benefits of the program is the incredible mentor network that we are exposed to.“

    Claudius Hundt
    Participant Unternehmerschule 2014
    EnBW AG


Bring your own project!

Learning by doing is at the heart of UNTERNEHMERSCHULE:
We ask the candidates to apply for the programme with a project, they want to accelerate.

Your application must include:

  • A one-page letter of motivation
  • Your CV
  • The concept behind your entrepreneurial project


For detailed information please check brochure.


  • Tabea Beutel

    ESCP Europe Berlin Campus
    Programme Coordinator

  • Heubnerweg 8-10
    14059 Berlin
    T +49 30 320 07 199
    M tbeutel@escpeurope.eu