ESSEC Business School

Introduction
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Innovative, involved and international; ESSEC Business School, one of the leading institutions in Europe for business education, offers a unique learning experience that trains responsible leaders who are able to reinvent business. Accredited by AACSB and EQUIS, ESSEC maintains a superior level of academic excellence that is recognized worldwide.

Founded in 1907, ESSEC has built its influential brand name on our comprehensive range of programs that have evolved in response to student needs, corporate developments and an evolving business climate.

The Financial Times ranks ESSEC Business School:

  • Number 3 Worldwide for the MSc in Management program
  • Number 7 Worldwide for the Master in Finance

Innovative by nature

At ESSEC, innovation is part of our background, our educational techniques and our entrepreneurial projects. ESSEC is home to 130 professors and 17 Emeriti professors, representing 30 nationalities, who are dedicated to creating new management ideas, approaches, and concepts to meet 21st century challenges through their research. ESSEC Ventures, created in 2000, is a unique endeavor designed to support ESSEC students with business creation projects. Since its creation, the entrepreneurial structure has incubated 245 projects and created 180 companies.

Involved in career development

ESSEC’s dynamic learning environment allows participants the flexibility to integrate professional experience with their choice of courses. Thanks to our commitment to corporate relations, 700 corporate partners participate in training and recruitment programs, 15,000 internships and work-study opportunities are made available to students every year and 100 companies are associated with teaching and research chairs.

International in scope

The ESSEC community, spanning five campuses in Cergy-Pontoise (France), Paris-La Défense, Singapore, Morocco and Mauritius is made up of students representing over 90 nationalities. The school’s first-rate professors, 50% international, foster the culturally enhancing experience. ESSEC continues to develop its global presence through its network of 183 partner universities in 42 countries, through which ESSEC offers 19 double-degree options. In addition, a vast network of 47,000 active alumni stretches across the globe.

Programs

The programs taught in English include:

  • Global Bachelor of Business Administration
  • MSc in Management (Grande Ecole)
  • Master in Finance (and the double degree including the Advanced Master in Financial Techniques)
  • MSc in Data Sciences & Business Analytics
  • Advanced Master in Strategy and Management of International Business (SMIB)
  • Global MBA
  • ESSEC & Mannheim Executive MBA
  • Executive MBA Asia Pacific

Additionally, 10 Advanced Masters programs and a wide range of executive education courses are also offered in French.

Campus Locations

ESSEC Business School is spread across 3 campuses in:

  • Cergy-Pontoise: 35 minutes from the center of Paris
  • Paris-La Défense: in the heart of Paris’s business district
  • Singapore: located in the Nepal Hill business district
  • Rabat, Morcco: located in the municipality of Sidi Bouknadel in the heart of the Rabat-Salé urban area
  • Mauritius: at the heart of the Indian Ocean and at the crossroads of 2 continents
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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MBA

Global MBA ESSEC

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Cergy-Pontoise Paris Singapore + 2 more

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Designed to catapult your career Being business savvy on your home turf is no longer enough. To succeed in today’s fast changing business world, global perspectives and intercultural competencies are essential. The ESSEC Global MBA aims to help you develop your creativity and problem-solving skills in a multicultural context, in very different business environments, and in a number of specialized areas of expertise. The ESSEC Global MBA is a full-time MBA, offering six Majors with an overall emphasis on international markets. The digital impact currently experienced by all companies will be strongly present in the program giving it a unique structure. You will focus on fundamental business concepts through strong academic and innovative learning approaches. You will also benefit from immersion in real-world projects and business situations through field trips and company visits, which will provide you with the skills needed to succeed in landing your future dream job. Program structure Over the course of the year, you will obtain a solid foundation in core business concepts, have the opportunity to specialize in a particular area, in the multicultural environment provided by one of our campuses in France or in Singapore. Core courses are taken by all students together whereas during the elective courses you may be in class with students from other programs. Throughout the year, students also go through continuous personal and professional development activities such as mentoring, networking, preparation of CV, interviews, placements, and so on. The ESSEC Global MBA program offers six Majors: 3 can be done in ESSEC France Campus 2 in ESSEC Asia-Pacific (Singapore) 1 in both ESSEC France Campus & Asia-Pacific What makes the program unique? ESSEC’s World Class International Faculty You will have the privilege of being taught by ESSEC’s world renowned faculty, comprised of more than 135 individuals representing 35 nationalities and the world’s most prestigious institutions. The program relies on international professors who are experts in their individual fields and will enrich the experience through case studies that draw on each of the sectors. Mentor Program You will be paired with an experienced executive in your sector of interest who serves as mentor throughout the year. The mentor’s role is to offer insight into career prospects and opportunities in your field, as well as support in defining your professional ambitions and in building networks. Majors anchored in ESSEC Centers of Excellence The ESSEC Global MBA allows students from various majors to benefit from the research, network and resources from various Company Chairs, Centers of Research, and Centers of Excellence. You will get exposure to and involvement with the deep expertise and knowledge base of the faculties involved. They offer strategies for understanding future challenges, and guide the development of partnerships. ESSEC’s cutting-edge research feeds into the centers of excellence in real time, reinforcing their role as incubators of learning innovation. For ESSEC’s corporate partners they represent laboratories where ideas can be tested and evaluated in an “intrapreneurial” context. Leadership Training To begin your MBA journey in the spirit of team building, you will be immersed in an extreme leadership training situation guaranteed to test your assumptions and perceptions of yourself and your peers. Read about previous students' experiences on the blog. For students on the France Campus this takes place in the French military school of St Cyr Coëtquidan. Digital Week Competition The ESSEC Global MBA truly prepares you for the “Digital Transformation” and the technological innovations that continue to transform our world of work. During the ESSEC Digital Week competition you will work in mixed teams on a consulting project for real companies concerning a “digital challenge”, and present a professional proposal at the end of the week in front of a panel of company representatives. International Field Trip International field trips will enable you to understand contemporary business challenges in different socio-economic and cultural contexts. During the second term, you will embark on a week-long field trip, the location of which changes year to year. This field trip is a mix of cultural and professional activities to help you explore how business is conducted in a different part of the world. During this trip you will complete an industry-focused research project, visit companies, and meet local ESSEC alumni. Past trips have been made to China, South Africa, Russia, Hong Kong, Dubai, Italy... Consulting Field Project This final project is specifically designed to give you hands-on experience working with a team on a real-life business problem, enabling you to apply and demonstrate your newly acquired skills and knowledge. Depending on your major, the project could take the form of a say a case competition, or consulting mission, on important and strategic topics defined in collaboration with sponsoring companies. It is centered on a three to four week-long, faculty-supervisor led immersion, culminating in a final written report and presentation, completed during the capstone seminar. Internship (optional) Participants have the option of pursuing an internship at the end of the program. The internship provides an excellent stepping stone and testing arena for all your newly acquired skills. It also provides strong practical examples of business life in reality. It is particurarly interesting for students who are changing countries. The internship will take between 3 and 6 months. In the past years students chose highly diverse firms across industries and continents. You select your firm but you have the large and developed network of ESSEC at your disposal to help you land the job. Do I have the profile that fits? The Global MBA is designed for high-­potential professionals looking to make a career leap.­ Are you motivated to fast-­track your career on an international scale by gaining relevant skills and networks? Are you looking to advance to the next level of management, to start your own business or enhance your existing business skills? Do you have quality post­-graduate work experience? Do you have a competitive GMAT score and an advanced level of English? [-]

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