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ESSEC Business School

3 avenue Bernard Hirsch CS 50105 Cergy Cergy-Pontoise View map
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Innovative, involved and international; ESSEC Business School, one of the leading institutions in Europe for business education, offers a unique learning experience through a comprehensive range of programmes that train responsible leaders who are able to reinvent business.  ESSEC has long been known for its ground-breaking approach to higher education; its renowned academic excellence, its widely-acknowledged international reach and its highly-productive relationship with the business world.  Accredited by AACSB and EQUIS, ESSEC maintains a superior level of academic excellence that is recognised worldwide. 

The Financial Times ranks ESSEC Business School:

#3 Worldwide for the "Master of Science in Management" #4 Worldwide for the "Advanced Master's in Financial Techniques" #14 Worldwide for Executive Education #14 Top European Business School

ESSEC Business School offers a vast range of postgraduate programs, from MBA courses to a series of specialized master's degrees which are ideal for anyone interested in working in business or finance. To recognize the school's performance in these areas, it has been featured in the 2018 edition of the QS Business Master's Rankings. The school's Strategy & Management of International Business is a 12-15-month program taught in two different school locations: Paris and Singapore. Core courses are taught 100 percent in English, although there is the possibility to learn French and Mandarin as a foreign language alongside your studies. As part of the program, students also have the opportunity to go on an international field trip and undergo an in-company project anywhere in the world. Recent graduates of this program have been hired by Airbus, KPMG, Roland Berger and others. The school's master's in management lasts two to three years, and is taught in either English or French. Students have the option of being based in France, Singapore or Morocco. The course consists of nine compulsory core modules and then a series of electives. The core modules are: 

  • Financial Accounting & Reporting
  • Management Control
  • Business Economics
  • Principles of Finance
  • Law or Operations
  • Organizational Theory & Behaviour
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategy & Management
  • Information Systems/Technology (IS/IT) for Managers

Postgraduate courses offered:

Master in Finance

MSc in Management

MSc in Management of Health Industries

MSc in Data Sciences & Business Analytics

MSc in Marketing Management and Digital

MSc in Hospitality Management IMHI

Advanced Master Strategy & Management of International Business (MS SMIB)

Advanced Master Financial Techniques (MS TF)

Advanced Master in Business Administration Research

University Highlights

Total students - 5,319


International students - 1,653


Total faculty staff - 136


Total students - 5,319


International students - 1,653


Total faculty staff - 136



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