ESC Clermont Graduate School of Management

Introduction
AACSB Accredited

École Supérieure de Commerce, Group ESC-Clermont offers Bachelors, Masters, Specialized and Executive Masters programmes in Auvergne and has a business incubator on its premises.

Our history

The Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Clermont has made a solid place for itself since its creation in 1919. Under the patronage of the Ministry of Commerce, the city of Clermont-Ferrand, the Conseil Général du Puy-de-Dôme (General Council), the Chamber of Commerce and several companies in partnership with the General Council, the ESC Clermont welcomed a first class of 76 students. Since then, more than 11 000 men and women from all walks of life have trodden the grounds of the Trudaine campus.

Firmly open to the world around, the Group ESC Clermont has built strong relationships with regional and international economic stakeholders, partnerships with 100 establishments in more than 50 countries and has enriched its faculty by receiving professors and researchers who are strongly committed to the life of the school. New programmes, in line with the needs of the market make up those offered at the school: The Bachelor in International Management, created in 2007 or the Master in Management programme both figure prominently and regularly in national rankings (Le Figaro) and international rankings (Top 50 of the Financial Times);

The school has been recognized by the government since its inception, the visa ‘Programme Grande Ecole’ was renewed in 2009 for 6 years and the rank of Master in 2010 for a period of 5 years.

The school has been a member of the ‘Conférence des Grandes Ecoles’ since 1985, a member of the ‘Chapitre des Grandes Ecoles de Management’ since 1986, and in 2006 it received international recognition with the AACSB accreditation which was renewed in 2011 for 5 years.

The school is organized on a human scale and is committed to being open to diversity. It is a signatory of the charter of ‘Les Cordées de la Réussite’ and a leading member of the organization. In this context, it hosts the ‘Ecole de la 2e Chance Auvergne’ and trains and accompanies 260 young men and women every year.

After a brief period of 18 months as one of 4 graduate management schools that merged to form France Business School, Groupe ESC Clermont regained its autonomy in January 2015. With its nearly 100 year old history, resolutely turned towards all kinds of modern pedagogy, the digital world and entrepreneurship, the school today aims to be a place of learning, of experimentation and innovation for its students from all horizons, its networks and its environment. In 2015 the inauguration of its ‘Quartier des Labs’ along with the Business incubator created in 2014, will have been a strong marker of its project for 2020.

A nearly 100 year old history… to be continued!

  • 1919: Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Clermont receives its first class of 76 students.
  • 1929: 40 % of the students of ESC Clermont are women.
  • 1949: ESC Clermont signs its first international partnership with the University of Kansas in Lawrence
  • 1951: The Master in Management programme is recognized by the National Ministry of Education.
  • 1979: Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Clermont becomes Groupe ESC Clermont and offers continuing education programmes.
  • 1985-1986: Groupe ESC Clermont joins the ‘Conférence des Grandes Ecoles’, creates the ‘Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches (CER)’, and becomes a member of the very closed circle of the ‘Chapitre des Ecoles de Management’.
  • 2005: The school obtains the ‘AASCB’ accreditation for the 1st
  • 2007: Groupe ESC Clermont welcomes its first class of students for the Bachelor In International Management programme
  • 2010– 2011 : The recognition of the Master’s degree is renewed for 5 years, as well as the AACSB accreditation. The Master in Management diploma is ranked for the 4th consecutive year in the Top 50 of the Financial Times, the ‘Audit-Expertise’ specialization figures in the Top 10. The Bachelor’s programme is ranked first in France (ranking of LE FIGARO) in 2011 and 2012
  • 2013: The Groupe ESC Clermont merges with 3 French graduate management schools to form France Business School.
  • 2014: Inauguration of the incubator, The Square Lab
  • 2015: Groupe ESC Clermont breaks away from the merger and becomes independant. Inauguration of the ‘Quartier des Labs’

Our mission

To train lucid and responsible managers, entrepreneurs and leaders:

  • Possessing fundemental knowledge in Management.
  • Capable of understanding the complexity and the stakes of the economic and business environment where creativity and innovation are keys to successful decision making, and successful actions.
  • Who create value on the economic, social and business fronts.
  • We accompany our students towards professional excellence using efficient and original methods.

Our values

The Groupe ESC Clermont teams work towards the success of the students. Our identity is built on solid pedagogical, human and territorial foundations. These values have guided us for nearly 100 years.

  • Self-respect, respecting others, respecting rules and the environment to prepare civic minded and responsible individuals and companies.
  • Lucidity against all forms of blindness or mind-blockage, to allow the players to reassess themselves repeatedly and to initiate any change wisely.
  • Social intelligence through gaining transferable skills that are oriented towards group work, tolerance and a sense of responsibility.
  • Professional fulfilment, understanding the virtues of work, being the source of social innovation.

Groupe ESC Clermont, is also:

  • A campus in the town-centre
  • 1 400 students
  • 5 associations
  • 305 foreign students on the campus from 38 different countries
  • 39 permanent professors
  • Partnerships with 100 foreign universities in 50 countries
  • 200 associate professors
  • 1st Bachelor programme in France, ranked by the Figaro Etudiant in 2013
  • 11 000 graduates in 130 countries
  • 200 companies in contact with the students
  • 9 possible specializations in the PGE programme
  • 58 students with an ‘Alternant’ status (vocational work/study programmes)
  • 1 incubator and 15 concrete projects in 2014
  • 9 300 internships and VIE contracts offered every year
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programmes

This school also offers:

MSc

Master of Science in Business Intelligence & Analytics

Campus Full time October 2017 France Clermont-Ferrand

The MSc. in Business Intelligence & Analytics is a Master degree Programme (100% taught in English, duration of 16 to 18 months) that prepares students to become the future Analytics professionals who are able to support management in the decision making process through the understanding and exploration of data and information systems. The Programme is open to both recent graduates and experienced graduates with professional exprience. [+]

The MSc. in Business Intelligence & Analytics at ESC Clermont in France is a Master degree Programme (100% taught in English, duration of 16 to 18 months) that prepares both recent and experienced graduates to become the future Analytics professionals supporting managers to take decisions based on the interpretation of data and the efficient use of information systems. The programme allows students to explore and master the analytical techniques, software tools, information systems and applications that are used to translate data and information into tangible outcomes. Classes last from October to May, followed by an internship of a minimum of 4 months along with an executive report. Strengths: Taught entirely in English. Knowledge of concepts, methods and tools of Business Intelligence and Analytics. Usage of market-leader software. Multicultural student group. Internships in France or abroad in SMEs and multinational companies. Admission Admission Requirements for International students: Bachelor degree Proficiency in English (Official TOEFL score of 550 at least, or IELTS 6.0) *Exemption of the language requirement for students who completed their Bachelor in English All applications are to be submitted online on our website. After filling the application form, candidates will be invited to submit a short video application that is subject to the evaluation of the Head of the Programme. For more information International Admission – Please contact Audrey Esteves – Audrey.esteves@esc-clermont.fr – 0033473982408 [-]

Master of Science in Control, Audit and Corporate Finance

Campus Full time October 2017 France Clermont-Ferrand

The MSc. in Control, Audit & Corporate Finance is a Master degree Programme (100% taught in English, duration of 16 to 18 months) that provides recent graduates and experienced professionals with the knowledge and tools necessary to optimize the various sides of the functions of Auditing, Finance and Control. Students perform an audit mission in a local French company and are able to conduct a financial analysis of a business and assess the risk of an activity. [+]

The MSc. in Control, Audit & Corporate Finance at ESC Clermont in France is a Master degree Programme (100% taught in English, duration of 16 to 18 months) that provides both recent graduates and experienced professionals with a solid foundation in the areas of Auditing, Corporate Finance and Risk Control. Students learn to use the knowledge and tools necessary to translate financial information into decisions. They also address challenges of major international companies operating in today’s changing environment through managing risk, ensuring appropriate checks in the audit system and taking advantage of financial opportunities. Classes last from October to May, followed by an internship of a minimum of 4 months along with an executive report. Obtaining a dual-degree is possible from ISCTE Business School in Portugal. The Programme is fully-accredited by ‘Conférence des Grandes Ecoles’. Strengths Taught entirely in English. Ranked in Best Masters by SMBG Eduniversal. Practical knowledge about financial analysis and risk control. Real time Auditing project delivered in a company. Member of the ‘Anti-Fraud Education Partnership’. Partner of the association of Certified Fraud Examiners. (ACFE) Admission Admission Requirements for International students: Bachelor degree Proficiency in English (Official TOEFL score of 550 at least, or IELTS 6.0) *Exemption of the language requirement for students who completed their Bachelor in English All applications are to be submitted online on our website. After filling the application form, candidates will be invited to submit a short video application that is subject to the evaluation of the Head of the Programme. For... [-]

Master of Science in International Commerce & Digital Marketing

Campus Full time October 2017 France Clermont-Ferrand

The MSc. in International Commerce & Digital Marketing is a Master degree Programme (100% taught in English, duration of 16 to 18 months) that is designed to allow students to build strong knowledge in the areas of international commerce, and marketing. The programme focuses on preparing future buisness managers through the execution of various commercial and digital marketing missions in today's contemporary business environment and digital era. [+]

The MSc. in International Commerce and Digital Marketing at ESC Clermont in France is a Master degree Programme (100% taught in English, duration of 16 to 18 months) that allows students to explore the various areas of international commerce and marketing. The objective of the Programme is to empower students with the knowledge, experience and skills that are needed to excel in today's challenging business environment and digital era. Besides learning about the global commercial world and local business practices, the students will master the digital tools and have a unique combination of knowledge and skills in marketing, sales and social media management. Classes last from October to May, followed by an internship of a minimum of 4 months along with an executive report. Obtaining a dual-degree is possible from either Nottingham Trent University in UK or Aalen University in Germany. The Programme is fully accredited by ‘Conférence des Grandes Ecoles’. Strengths: Taught entirely in English. Ranked in Best Innovative Masters by SMBG Eduiversal. Master of digital tools as webpage design,Google Analytics, SEO and social media. Consultancy projects for local SMEs Possibility to obtain a double-degree. Multicultural student group. Internships in France or abroad in SMEs and multinational companies. Admission Admission Requirements for International students: Bachelor degree Proficiency in English (Official TOEFL score of 550 at least, or IELTS 6.0) *Exemption of the language requirement for students who completed their Bachelor in English All applications are to be submitted online on our website. After filling the application form, candidates will... [-]

Master of Science in Project Management

Campus Full time October 2017 France Clermont-Ferrand

The MSc. in Project Management is a Master degree Programme (100% taught in English, duration of 16 to 18 months) that is designed for recent graduates and experienced professionals wishing to gain a broad knowledge of business fundamentals and explore the tools, methods, and techniques of Project Management. Students will carry out real projects supervised by professionals, and PMI (Project Management Institute) members. [+]

The MSc. in Project Management at ESC Clermont in France is a Master degree Programme (100% taught in English, duration of 16 to 18 months) that is designed to prepare both recent graduates and experienced professionals to become effective project leaders in a a wide variety of industries. The programme enables students to gain a broad knowledge of business fundamentals and be equipped with the methods, tools and techniques of Project Management in order to plan, organize and execute projects in numerous environments: in an international and multicultural context, in branches of industry or in specific services of a company. Throughout the course, students will carry out concrete projects that are supervised by professionals, and PMI (Project Management Institute) members. Classes last from October to May, followed by an internship of a minimum of 4 months along with an executive report. Obtaining a dual-degree is possible from either Nottingham Trent University in UK or Aalen University in Germany. The Programme is fully-accredited by ‘Conférence des Grandes Ecoles’. Strengths: Taught entirely in English. Possibility to obtain a double-degree. Real life project tutored by project managers and PMI members. Approach to PRINCE2 and PMI certifications. International context. Internships in France or abroad in SMEs and multinational companies. Admission Admission Requirements for International students: Bachelor degree Proficiency in English (Official TOEFL score of 550 at least, or IELTS 6.0) *Exemption of the language requirement for students who completed their Bachelor in English All applications are to be submitted online on our website. After... [-]

Master

Master in Management 'Grand Ecole Programme'

Campus Full time 3 - 4  September 2017 France Clermont-Ferrand

The Master in Management Program (100% taught in English) is 2-year Master Programme that is considered to be one of the best business-related programmes in both France and Europe by the Financial Times Ranking. The programme prepares students for the highest managerial positions in the business world. Students are subjected to a rigorous business and management training that allows them to have the knowledge and skills necessary to be be fully operational upon the completion of the programme. Throughout the programme, students will gain various international experiences through spending a semester abroad, obtaining a dual-degree and doing executive internships. [+]

The Master in Management Programme (100% taught in English) is a 2-year Master programme that is acknowledged by the Financial Times Ranking as one of the best business-oriented Master programmes in both France and Europe. The programme has been designed in collaboration with partner companies to make sure that graduates have the necessary skills and experience to be fully operational as soon as they begin their career. The postgraduate programme offers students a professional management training, various dual-degree and exchange opportunities, executive internships and an international environment. Graduates are able to build on a strong business knowledge, an international mindset and unique lignuistic skils. Upon the completion of the programme, graduates are ready to take on the highest managerial positions in SMEs and multinational corporations. Admission Admission Requirements for International students: 2 or 3-year University Diploma Proficiency in English (Official TOEFL score of 550 at least, or IELTS 6.0) *Exemption of the language requirement for students who completed their Bachelor in English All applications are to be submitted online on our website. After filling the application form, candidates will be invited to submit a short video application that is subject to the evaluation of the Head of the Programme. Please note: Certain academic and linguistic criteria will be taken into account to select study abroad candidates. Language tests are also mandatory for all study abroad programmes (TOEFL, GOETHE, Spanish tests…, depending on the destination and desired programme). For more information International Admission – Please contact Audrey Esteves – Audrey.esteves@esc-clermont.fr –... [-]

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Groupe ESC Clermont

Address 4 boulevard Trudaine 63000 Clermont-Ferrand
63000 Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France
Website http://www.esc-clermont.fr/
Phone +33 4 73 98 24 24