ESSEC Business School

EFMD Equis Accredited

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.


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)
  • MSc in Hospitality Management IMHI
  • 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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MSc in Data Sciences & Business Analytics ESSEC - CentraleSupélec

Campus Full time 15 months September 2018 France Paris

The Data Sciences & Business Analytics program is built on the premise of learning by doing. That is to say, we don't want you to just theorize about your chosen field of expertise, but to experience it and to delve into the complexities of business life in the real world. [+]

CentraleSupélec is one of the best engineering schools in the world and it has parterned with ESSEC Business Schoolto provide a very innovative and comprehensive program. The program is proposed and coordinated by ESSEC Business School and Centrale-Supélec. You will study at both campuses (both in Paris) and reap the benefits of both schools. Structure The year is divided into trimesters: Trimester 1 is dedicated to the compulsory foundation courses Trimester 2 focuses on specialised courses in either business analytics or data sciences Trimester 3 offers excellence courses on trending topics in the field Compulsory foundation courses From October to December, you will attend six core courses: Courses offered at the ESSEC Business School Campus Big data analytics This course will develop your analytical problem-solving skills and present you with the statistical methods needed to analyse and leverage multidimensional data. Forecasting & Predictive Analytics This course develops your judgement and critical sense in order to be able to produce and evaluate operational forecasts, and understand how it all can go wrong. Strategic Business Analytics This course will teach you to design, assess and manage business strategies and how to use quantitative techniques in a strategic consulting approach through real life case studies. Courses offered at the CentraleSupélec Campus Continuous & Discrete Optimization Programming exercsises are covered in this course as well as the basic theory and methods for the solution of optimization problems, and lineair and non-lineair programming. Big Data Algorithms, Techniques & Platforms This course will teach you all... [-]

MSc in Hospitality Management IMHI

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 France Paris

With 34 years of experience in hospitality management, ESSEC offers a leading MSc in Hospitality Management IMHI program that is completed in two years. Originally named Institut de Management Hôtelier International (IMHI), the program was initially created in 1981 as a joint venture between Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and Essec Business School, a partnership which lasted for 25 years. [+]

Become a leader in the Hospitality industry With 34 years of experience in hospitality management, ESSEC offers a leading MSc in Hospitality Management IMHI program that is completed in two years. Originally named Institut de Management Hôtelier International (IMHI), the program was initially created in 1981 as a joint venture between Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and Essec Business School, a partnership which lasted for 25 years. The IMHI is recognized worldwide as Europe’s leading hospitality management program and prepares future managers for high-level operational responsibilities in all tourism and hospitality sectors. Demanding and thorough, this intensive and specialized MSc experience will add a whole new dimension to your career. What makes the program unique? ESSEC’s World Class International FacultyYou will have the privilege of being taught by ESSEC’s world renowned faculty which is comprised of more than 135 individuals, representing 35 nationalities and the world’s most prestigious institutions. You will also have the opportunity to regularly participate in classes and seminars led by experts internationally recognized in different fields of hospitality for their research interests and teaching specializations as well as senior executives from partner companies. Four Specializations With your career objectives in mind, you can choose between four specializations: luxury services management e-commerce real estate and development entrepreneurship Networking Opportunities You will meet and talk with senior executives and industry leaders from international hospitality companies. Throughout the year, the ESSEC Center of Excellence in Smart Life organizes events such as the Annual IMHI Forum, Industry Leader Conferences... [-]


Advanced Master in Strategy and Management of International Business

Campus Full time 12 - 15 months September 2018 France Cergy-Pontoise

The Advanced Master in Strategy and Management of International Business is a full-time, intensive and comprehensive program. [+]

A word from the Academic Director "Being SMIB is not only a label that you get when joining the academic programme. It is a real mindset, attitude and way of living that will stick to you all along the years. I can assert this, not only as the appointed Academic Director of the programme, but also as a former SMIB myself. This would be the summary of this SMIB-spirit: business-oriented, open-minded, bold and authentic. Being open-minded is not an advertising catch phrase for the SMIB programme. We really live diversity in our daily life: when on campus, through the various nationalities represented in the programme; when on business trips; when at work, through the many chosen expatriation paths that SMIBs are in… So how do we do it? Simply because our focus is on excellence, in whatever we do. And to be excellent, one needs emotional, cultural, theoretical and practical intelligence. So if you are not fully convinced, read on!" Anne-Flore Maman Larraufie (PhD), Academic Director of the MS SMIB Why should I do the MS SMIB? Get ready to join the global job market with this internationally focused programme, which includes: core courses taught 100% in English a choice of specialised track offered at all corners of the globe with 3 leading partner universities each with a specific career goal in mind an international field trip the possibility to learn French and Mandarin as a foreign language an in-company project to be carried out anywhere in the world the... [-]

Master in Finance

Campus Full time 15 months September 2018 France Cergy-Pontoise Singapore + 1 more

The Master in Finance, recognized by the French Higher Education and Research Ministry as Master Degree, and ranked 7th best Master in Finance worldwide by the Financial Times in 2016, is a graduate program tailored to individual needs and goals. [+]

A word from the Academic Director “The increasingly globalized and complex economy creates an additional demand for graduates with a well-recognized expertise in all areas of finance. In addition, corporate financial directors, consulting (advisory) firms, investment banks and financial institutions are in need of in-depth technical knowledge in finance.Career-oriented and internationally focused, the ESSEC Master in Finance is a highly selective and intensive program designed to offer high quality training to high potential students who wish to pursue a career in corporate finance, financial markets, asset and portfolio management as well as risk management. The program has a strong international dimension and teaches students to adapt to a multicultural environment, addressing multinational issues and providing exposure to both Europe and Asia. It offers a global approach to finance with a strong emphasis on the underlying skills necessary to operate in today’s financial professions.” Professor Sridhar Arcot, Academic Director of the Master in Finance. Ph.D. in Finance, LSE, Associate Professor, Finance Department. Academic The Master in Finance, recognized by the French Higher Education and Research Ministry as Master Degree, is a graduate program tailored to individual needs and goals. It offers 3 specialized tracks in Corporate Finance, Financial Markets, and Asset Management. The curriculum is flexible and it is full-time during 15 months. The 90 ECTS credits cover courses, an international study trip and an internship or academic dissertation. Students can choose to enroll the program either on the ESSEC France campus (Cergy, Paris area), or the ESSEC Asia-Pacific campus (Singapore).... [-]

MSc in Management (Grande Ecole)

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2018 France Cergy-Pontoise Singapore + 1 more

The MSc in Management, ranked 3rd worldwide in best Masters in Management by the Financial Times, is a full-time and intensive 2-3 year program. It fuses excellent academic teaching, with real-life professional experience with some of the world's most intriguing companies. [+]

Message from the Dean "The ESSEC Master in Management combines the best of a prestigious French "Grande Ecole" programme with a unique exposure to international experiences. With two world class campuses in both Paris and Singapore, with a body of more than hundred permanent faculty trained in the best universities worldwide, ESSEC provides its students with the rare opportunity to learn the fundamentals of management, to apply them through various pedagogical and professional experiences and to become leaders able to succeed across sectors and continents. The ESSEC Master in Management epitomises the "pioneer spirit" that is at the core of ESSEC's DNA. Encouraging its students to innovate, to launch new ventures, to explore new frontiers, to interact both in and outside the classroom, etc, the ESSEC Master in Management programme prepares French and international students for a successful path, using their business skills to make the world a better place. So if you are ready to live up to the challenge and embrace ESSEC's values and tradition of academic excellence, we'll be thrilled to welcome you into our Master in Management programme! Anne-Claire Pache, Dean of Masters Programs If you are enrolled in the MSc in Management program, you can choose between starting your first year at the ESSEC France Campus or at the ESSEC Asia Pacific Campus. Depending on your choice, the curriculum of the first year changes. At the ESSEC France Campus: The year starts with refresher courses geared at bringing your current knowledge to required levels. This... [-]


ESSEC Business School

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