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, Morocco: 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  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 partnered with ESSEC Business School to 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.


The year is divided into trimesters:

Trimester 1 is dedicated to the compulsory foundation courses Trimester 2 focuses on specialized 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:... [-]

MSc in Hospitality Management IMHI

Campus Full time 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.... [-]


Advanced Master in Strategy and Management of International Business

Campus Full time 12 - 15  September 2018 France Cergy

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 over 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 catchphrase 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…... [-]

Master in Finance

Campus Full time 15  September 2018 France Cergy 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.”... [-]

MSc in Management (Grande Ecole)

Campus Full time 2 - 3  September 2018 France Cergy 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" program 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 program prepares French and international students for a successful path, using their business skills to make the world a better place.... [-]


ESSEC Business School

Address Avenue Bernard Hirsch B.P. 50105, Cergy-Pontoise
95021 Cergy, Île-de-France, France
Phone +33 1 34 43 30 00