A pioneer of business-related learning since 1907, ESSEC’s mission is to respond to the challenges of the future. In an interconnected, technological, and uncertain world, where the tasks are increasingly complex, ESSEC offers a unique pedagogical approach.
ESSEC Business School has four campuses. The Cergy campus is located in Cergy-Pontoise (35 minutes away from the center of Paris), a new town where you’ll find over 1,000 university residences.
The Paris La Défense campus is located in the well-known CNIT (Center of New Industries and Technologies) building, an ultra-modern center in the heart of Europe’s largest business district. This campus is designed for executive education participants.
ESSEC’s Asia-Pacific campus in Singapore opened in May 2015 and is located in One-North, a business park in Queenstown, Singapore, with a large technology cluster.
ESSEC’s Africa campus in Rabat, Morocco, opened in 2016 and aims to foster innovation in the region. ESSEC Africa works with international and Moroccan leaders to address the continent’s social, economic, and cultural challenges, with an emphasis on bridging Africa, Europe, and Asia.
ESSEC offers four MBA programs. The ESSEC Global MBA is a full-time, 12-month program for candidates with around six years of professional experience. This program is based in both France and Singapore. Students can choose one of two majors: Strategy & Digital Leadership or Luxury Brand Management.
More experienced candidates can join one of ESSEC’s three Executive MBA programs. The ESSEC Executive MBA is an 18-month program at the Paris La Défense campus. This program includes an entrepreneurial journey, global study trips, and personal development elements.
The ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA is offered by ESSEC Business School and the University of Mannheim. This EMBA comes in two formats: the European Track is 18 months and takes place at the Paris La Défense campus and Mannheim, Germany. The Asia-Pacific Track is 15 months and takes place in Singapore with two overseas residencies (one at Mannheim Business School and the other in Asia).
ESSEC Business School is a triple-accredited business school, which means it has been accredited by the three largest and most influential accrediting bodies: the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
ESSEC Business School offers a number of merit-based scholarships. This includes the Early Bird Scholarship (worth EUR€5,000 for early applicants), the Emerging Markets Scholarship (awarded to candidates from developing countries who have demonstrated a positive impact on their local community), the International Experience Scholarship (awarded to candidates who have worked in international environments or speak several languages), and the New Business Trends Scholarship (awarded to candidates who have shown involvement in digital transformation, AI, or sustainability).
As well as producing graduates who are adaptable to the needs of major organizations, ESSEC Business School also engages in a variety of entrepreneurial initiatives – one of which is ESSEC Ventures.
ESSEC Ventures is the school’s incubator, designed for any ESSEC student who is looking to launch an entrepreneurial project. The student incubator is free of charge and includes helpful support services, from a dedicated coworking space on the Cergy campus to free consulting hours to practical workshops. Since its inception in 2000, ESSEC Ventures has supported nearly 500 business projects!
Projects currently being incubated at ESSEC Ventures include sustainability consulting startup EVIRAGE, digital therapeutics company Levana Care, and TikTok-inspired EdTech app NovelClass.