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ESCP Business School

ESCP Business School

ESCP Business School


Founded in 1819, ESCP Business School has produced generations of leaders and entrepreneurs. With its six urban campuses in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw, ESCP Business School's truly European identity allows it to offer a unique multicultural education style in the field of business and a global view in International Management issues. Each year, ESCP Business School welcomes over 6,500 students and 5,000 executives from more than 120 different countries, providing them with a comprehensive offer of Management courses and specialised programmes (Bachelor, Master, Executive MBA, PhD and Executive Education). ESCP Business School is Multi-Accredited: AACSB, EQUIS, EFMD MBA EFMD EMBA – Follow us on Twitter @ESCPeurope

Although the ESCP Business School brand evolved over almost 200 years of history, it always remained loyal to its first three letters. Starting in 1819 under the name Ecole Spéciale de Commerce et d’Industrie and soon after renamed Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, it developed to ESCP fifty years later in 1869. After merging with its sister school, the European School of Management (EAP), in 1999, the school was called ESCP-EAP for about a decade. In 2009, the school’s name turned into ESCP Europe, making explicit reference to its European heritage and positioning. In 2019, the school became ESCP Business School.

The international scope of ESCP Business School has been visible since its early age. Already the class of 1824 counted 30% of international students with 15 different nationalities, amongst them seven Spanish, five Brazilians, five Dutch, four Germans, and two Americans. Language education was an essential part of its first curriculum which included, in addition to French grammar, also courses in English, German, and Spanish. As of 1825, a total of ten languages were taught at ESCP Business School and students had to study at least three of them.

Around one and a half centuries later, ESCP Business School was again a pioneer through the creation of a multi-campus business school. In order to respond to the School’s European calling, campuses in Germany and in the United Kingdom were opened in 1973, followed by Spain in 1988, Italy in 2004, and Warsaw in 2015. In the context of an ever more globalized world, the ambition of ESCP Business School today is to train truly European managers by fostering the link between humanistic values and management education. ESCP Business School becomes a veritable European School open to the World.

Mission and Values

ESCP Business School connects and shapes the business world by advancing cross-cultural management knowledge and practice.

Teaching management from an interdisciplinary perspective at the highest level of academic excellence, we develop culturally intelligent, multilingual leaders, who are open-minded, adaptable and responsible.

As managers and entrepreneurs, ESCP Business School's graduates are equipped to lead and inspire in a globalised world.


Key Facts

  • The World's first business school (est. 1819)
  • 6 campuses: Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw
  • 140 academic alliances in Europe and the world in 47 countries
  • Multi-accredited: AACSB, EQUIS, EFMD MBA, EFMD EMBA
  • Regularly ranked among the World's best business schools
  • European governance representing the School's deep European identity
  • 7,100+ Students in degree programmes representing 120 different nationalities
  • 5,000 Participants (Executive Education)
  • 160 Research-active professors representing over 33 nationalities across our campuses
  • 800+ Practitioners and experts
  • 100+ Nationalities across 6 campuses
  • 65,000 Active alumni in over 150 countries in the world

    Campus Features


    ESCP Business School’s distinctive model of a cross-border multi-campus business school embodies the heart of our European identity. With its six urban campuses in major European cities, ESCP Business School contributes actively to the development of European management culture and allows the School to offer a unique type of cross-cultural business education:

    • BERLIN
    • LONDON
    • MADRID
    • PARIS
    • TORINO
    • WARSAW

      Visa Requirements

      Berlin, Germany

      Visas and residence permits

      If you are staying in Germany for longer than 90 days, and do not already have a visa or residence permit from another EU Schengen member state, you need to apply for a visa two months before your departure by contacting your nearest German Embassy.

      If you already have a valid visa or residence permit from another EU Schengen member state or if you enter Germany without a visa (Andorra, Australia, Brazil, Canada, El Salvador, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, South Korea or the USA), you must apply for a German residence permit within the 90 days following your arrival.

      London, United Kingdom

      Important information for EU and Swiss nationals.

      The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020, and from 1 January 2021, the UK will implement a points-based immigration system (PBS).

      This means from 1 January 2021, if you wish to study more than six months at a degree level (e.g. Bachelor and Master in Management programmes) and do not already live in the UK or have rights under the Withdrawal Agreement, you will need to meet specific requirements and apply through the PBS (Student Visa Point-Based System) to do so. You will also need to pass relevant checks, including UK criminal record checks.

      You can continue to visit the UK for up to six months without applying for a visa and may participate in a wide range of activities including tourism, visiting family and friends, and short-term study (e.g. MBA in International Management and MSc programmes). You can enter the UK with an ID card until 30 September 2021 (for visits of less than six months).

      Irish citizens’ status will continue to be protected as part of Common Travel Area arrangements and therefore will not require permission to come to the UK except in a very limited number of circumstances, and Irish citizens will not be required to apply under the new points-based immigration system.

      Madrid, Spain

      The documentation required to travel to Spain varies according to the country of origin.

      • If you are a citizen of an EU country, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Lichtenstein, you will need a valid passport or ID card.
      • If you come from another country, you are required to have a valid current visa in order to enter Spain. Please consult the information updated on the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

      Please contact the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in your residence country at least three months before your departure to get all the information about the visa process (deadlines, supporting documents to provide etc.).

      Residence permits

      If you plan on staying in Spain for longer than six months, you need to apply within 30 days after your arrival on Madrid Campus for a Tarjeta de estudiante extranjero (Foreign Student Card).

      Paris, France

      Visas and residence permits

      There are different kinds of visas available in France. The procedure for getting a residence permit varies based on what kind of visa you obtain.

      Please contact the French Consulate or Campus France in your residence country at least three months before your departure to get all the information about the visa process (deadlines, supporting documents to provide etc.).

      Students from the European Union and the European Economic Area do not need a visa.

      Non-European students must apply to:

      Long-Term Study Visa ( Visa de long séjour pour études – VLS-TS)

      This visa is the one you need if you will be in France, on the Paris Campus of ESCP for one semester, or one academic year.

      In some particular cases, a long-term study temporary visa can be issued. It will last up to six months and is non-renewable.

      Once you have obtained your relevant visa, you must apply for your French Residence Permit (Carte de Séjour), within two months following your arrival at the Paris Campus. The Student Affairs Office on the Paris campus will help you with that OFII process once you are in Paris.

      Specific visa for Pre-master non-EU students

      Visa “Entry Exam” (or “étudiant-concours”)

      You have applied for this visa if you took our admission exam in France.

      With this specific visa, you will be able to apply for a renewable one-year resident permit without coming back to your home country.

      Turin, Italy


      All students coming from Non-EU countries must request a student visa. To obtain this visa, you have to contact the Italian Consulate in your residence country.

      Residence permits

      If you are a Non-EU citizen, you must apply for a student residence permit (“Permesso di soggiorno per motivi di studio”). The residence permit is issued by the local Police Department (“Questura - Ufficio Stranieri”) of the student’s living town in Italy. The student affairs office will support you during the whole procedure

      Scholarships and Funding

      • ESCP scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit or financial need, and your course of study at ESCP.
      • ESCP Scholarships cover only tuition fees; scholarship award amounts are deducted from the tuition fee bill.
      • ESCP Scholarships may not, in any way, constitute living expenses.

      For more information on the scholarship process and deadlines, please see your programme’s webpage.


      FT Ranking Results 2023

      • #1 Master in Finance
      • #3 Executive MBA
      • #4 Master in Management
      • #4 European Business Schools
      • #13 Executive Education
      • #14 Worldwide Custom Programmes
      • #17 Worldwide Open Programmes

      The Economist Ranking Results

      • #4 Master in Management
      • #1 Employability amongst diverse recruiters
      • #1 Variety of languages on offer
      • #1 Access to overseas exchange programmes

      The QS Ranking Results 2023

      • #12 MBA in International Management in Europe
      • #7 MSc in Big Data and Business Analytics Worldwide
      • #4 MSc in Marketing and Creativity Worldwide
      • #6 Master in Management Worldwide


      EFMD Equis AccreditedAMBA AccreditedAACSB Accredited

      Program Admission Requirements

      Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

      Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.


      • Paris

        ESCP Europe Campus Paris 79, avenue de la République, 75543, Paris

        • Madrid

          ESCP Europe Campus Madrid c/Arroyofresno 1, 28035 Madrid Spain , 28035 , Madrid

          • London

            ESCP Europe Campus London 527 Finchley Road , NW3 7BG, London

            • Berlin

              ESCP Europe Campus Berlin Heubnerweg 8-10, 14059, Berlin

              • Turin

                ESCP Europe Torino Campus Corso Unione Sovieticà, 218 bis , 10134, Turin

                • Warsaw

                  ESCP Europe Warsaw Campus c/o Kozminski University 57/59 Jagiellonska St. , 03-301, Warsaw