ESMT Berlin and BMW Group launch “Change Maker Fellowships” in Hungary.


Munich/Berlin. ESMT Berlin and the BMW Group are
partnering to offer ten full-tuition scholarships for the September
2023 intake of the ESMT Global Online MBA. This
program aims to nurture a new generation of leaders who will drive
innovation, sustainability, and positive change in business and
society in the future.

The BMW Group Change Maker Fellowship program builds
on the long-term partnership between ESMT and the BMW Group. It is
designed to develop tech-savvy future leaders by complementing a STEM
(science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) degree with
business education.

“After the successful start with the BMW Group Fellowship for Ukraine
last year, I am beyond delighted that we are again partnering with the
ESMT Berlin to support the professional future of the next generation.
This year, the focus will be on Hungary. With the BMW Group’s emerging
production plant in Debrecen, we are at the forefront when it comes to
sustainable production and digitalisation. Therefore, we are really
pleased to be able to provide our competences in those fields to the
talents of tomorrow”, says Ilka Horstmeier, Member of the
Board of Management of BMW AG, People and Real Estate, and Labour
Relations Director

“We are delighted to partner with the BMW Group on this
transformative initiative,” says Jörg Rocholl, president of
. “The combination of technical and business knowledge is
critical for the development of leaders who can tackle complex
challenges and make a positive impact on their organizations and
society. The Change Maker Fellowships will help us identify and
support the next generation of change makers and innovators.”

Global Online MBA
is the first completely online program at the
international business school ESMT. Decision-making, analytics, and
innovation are at the core of the program. The innovative course
design is modular and allows students to study at times that fit their
schedules and at their own pace. Students may complete the program in
24 months or take up to five years. There is no physical attendance
required, so students can participate from any location.

Application requirements include:

  • An undergraduate (BSc) degree and/or significant experience in the
    STEM fields:

    • Science (biology, chemistry, physics, or other natural science)
    • Technology (computing, information technology, automation, digitalization)
    • Engineering (chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical,
      environmental, or other engineering application)
    • Mathematics (mathematics, statistics, or other quantitative science)
  • 35 or younger on February 1, 2023
  • EU citizenship or permanent residency in Hungary for at least
    three years 

When applying for the BMW Group Change Maker Fellowships, candidates
will be asked to answer the following question: How will you use the
BMW Group Change Maker Fellowship to ensure a more sustainable future?

More information may be found here.

All BMW Group Change Maker fellows will have the opportunity to meet
BMW Group experts at the new factory in Debrecen in Hungary and build
career-enhancing networks. With the launch of the BMW Group Change
Maker Fellowships, ESMT and the BMW Group are demonstrating their
commitment to fostering a new generation of leaders who will reimagine
and create a more sustainable future.

If you have any questions, please contact:

BMW Group Corporate Communications
Communications Human Resources, Working Environment, Real
Estate, Corporate Citizenship
Spokesperson Corporate
Telephone: +49-89-382-66563

Media website:

ESMT Berlin
Jennifer Reo
Telephone: +49-151-1457-1830


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