Whether you have a high-school teen interested in business studies or you’re keen to advance your career with an MBA, there are relevant degree courses on offer at the ESSEC Business School. Here, we check out four popular ones – plus, we provide details of an open house day where you can learn more and have your application fee waived.
About ESSEC Business School
Founded in 1907, this global management school holds accreditation from international organisations such as EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. The school offers a wide range of management training programmes. With campuses in France, Morocco and Singapore, the school boasts 162 full-time professors, 20 of whom are emeritus professors in France and Singapore and are known for the influence of their research.
#1 Global BBA
This full-time four-year programme sees 88% of students finding a job within four months of graduating and 4% starting their own companies. It’s also the number one business school in France for its four-year bachelor degree (Le Point 2017, Challenges 2018 and L’Etudiant 2018).
The course is aimed at fresh high school graduates (younger than 25) who wish to pursue an international career. Candidates should have good academic records.
What to expect:
Students will master managerial tools and theories through classes, seminars, work experience, international exposure and getting involved in the student community. Years 1 and 2 are dedicated to foundations in management. All students will take part in a three-month operational internship and a one-month social and humanitarian internship.
Year 2 students can apply for the prestigious IBEA (International Business Education Alliance) Track which is a joint programme between ESSEC and three universities (University of Mannheim, Fundacao Getulio Vargas and University of South Carolina). In Year 3 and 4, students focus on core and elective advanced courses and seminars. They will also choose between an international exchange programme of either six months or one year, or take on a two-year apprenticeship (work/study programme).
“ESSEC builds you an interesting profile that allows you to stand out from the crowd.” – Andreas Stott, Class of 2016
#2 Global MBA
The one-year full-time programme is designed for professionals who are looking to fast-track their career, start their own business or enhance their existing skills.
Students require at least three years of post-university working experience, a competitive Graduate Management Admission Test score and an advanced level of English (minimum of 800 for TOEIC, 7 for IELTS or 100 for TOEFL).
What to expect:
The programme offers six majors: Strategy & Management, Digital Business, Enterprise Innovation, Finance, Hospitality Management and International Luxury Brand Management. Students will gain a foundation in core business concepts and specialise in one area. There’ll also be personal and professional development activities such as mentoring, networking, preparation of CV, interviews, placements and more.
“Studying my MBA in Digital Business at ESSEC has helped me understand the ever-changing dynamics of technology across various industries as well as shaped me into a global citizen, understanding business operations across Asian and European markets.” – Jonathan Bernal, Digital Business Major, ESSEC GMBA Student 2017/2018
#3 Master of Finance
Lasting 15 months, this full-time programme is ranked third worldwide among the best master’s degrees in finance (Financial Times, 2017). 100% of students found a job within six months of graduation. Graduates mainly work in sectors such as banking, consulting and asset management.
The course caters to candidates holding (or currently pursuing) a master’s or four-year bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, mathematics, business or economics. Three-year bachelor’s degree-holders can apply, but will need to complete an additional first year (six courses and six-month internship). Applicants should have a strong academic profile, leadership potential and a strong motivation to join the programme.
What to expect:
With a yearly intake in September, the programme includes academic courses, a one-week international study trip and an internship (four to six months) or academic dissertation. Selected students can do an exchange between the France and Singapore campuses. The Singapore campus offers two specialisation tracks: Corporate Finance and Financial Markets. The first nine months consist of three foundation courses, eleven core courses, three electives and training for summer internship applications.
“Ranked number one in Asia, ESSEC’s Master of Finance degree offers me a career-focused curriculum and wide industry exposure that lets me have a strong start in the financial industry.” – Reynold Tan, graduate of National University of Singapore and current student of ESSEC’s Master of Finance
#4 Advanced Master Strategy & Management of International Business (SMIB)
Lasting 12 to 15 months, this full-time master’s programme is ranked fourth worldwide among the best management master’s degrees by QS in 2018. Accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Écoles, it aims to develop students’ strengths in a way that helps them springboard into a professional career. One hundred percent of students are employed within six months of graduation and work in areas such as consulting, business development and finance.
The degree is for candidates holding (or currently pursuing) a master’s degree or bachelor’s degree from any discipline, with or without professional experience. They should have a good academic record and the desire to establish a career in consulting, global management and global project management.
What to expect:
Students will begin with core courses and seminars and then take specialised courses. They can do an international exchange if they’re keen. The programme includes a one-week study trip to places such as Geneva, San Francisco and Shanghai. During the trip, students will meet companies and professionals. There will also be a professional project and dissertation to complete in the last two terms.
“Choosing ESSEC is an optimal strategy to develop and manage your career in the future.” – Jieun Heo, graduate of the University of Queensland and current student of ESSEC’s Advanced Master Strategy & Management of International Business
Find out more:
Learn more about what the school has to offer at an open house day this March. Attend information sessions, master classes and talks by experts while enjoying music and performances and having fun in a photobooth. Also, meet the faculty, career services and admissions teams. Have the opportunity to chat with students and alumni to hear how ESSEC has shaped their global ambitions and careers. Register now to receive updates and a full application fee waiver for the 2018 intake.
When: 10 March, 10am to 5pm
Where: 5 Nepal Park
Sign up: Register for free now.