Our integrated Grande Ecole program offers High School leavers a 5-year learning journey that will prepare them for the real world of business. You’ll begin by receiving a solid grounding in diverse aspects of management and gradually develop an essential understanding of the context within which modern business is conducted.
At the postgraduate level in years 4 and 5, you’ll then be able to draw on this core knowledge and understanding to develop specialist expertise in Finance, Management, or Marketing that will prepare you for an international career as a professional manager.
The Grande Ecole program is designed to encourage you to progressively take responsibility for creating your own future, but with all the support you need to make the most of your time at ESSCA. Along the way, you’ll benefit from learning alongside world-leading professors, whose research is changing the face of responsible business and management practice. And backed by our personal development program, we’ll give you opportunities to put your knowledge from the cutting edge to good use during 4 mandatory internships carried out either in France or overseas. You’ll also be encouraged to take your intercultural skills to new heights with periods spent at our Budapest and Shanghai campuses, or through study abroad programs at one of our international university partner destinations.
Study at 3 inspiring campus locations
Prepare for your international business future in Angers, Paris, or Lyon! These 3 exciting campus locations represent the best that France has to offer overseas students. Angers is a welcoming university city with a proudly modern and international outlook. Our campus in Paris is located just 15 minutes by metro from the world-famous Champs Elysée. Or you can choose Lyon where you’ll be studying in the heart of a major metropolitan business district at the crossroads to Europe.
Why ESSCA? Grande Ecole Programme
Pioneers of the integrated 5-year Grande Ecole program
Generally offered as a short program for university applicants having already completed 2 or 3 years of higher education studies, ESSCA was the first-ever French Management School to develop an integrated 5-year Grande Ecole business program specifically for High School leavers. The experience and partnerships we have developed since its creation means you will get unparalleled support for your personal development and career project from our staff, alumni, and trusted network of academic and business partners. You’ll also benefit from the solid international reputation of ESSCA, ranked 56th in the world for Management studies by the Financial Times and just 1% of business schools in the world to hold AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS accreditation.
How to apply
Applications are considered based on your online application and supporting documents/references, your academic performance at secondary school, and level of English language proficiency.