Corporate partnerships

Anticipate the challenges of the future together

The spirit of openness and sharing is an inherent feature of the School’s relations with companies, institutions, and long-time ESSEC partners, which all play an essential role in the School’s development. Throughout the year, ESSEC enables companies to meet its students, as well as its alumni, to offer them recruitment opportunities. Our partner companies and institutions are also invited to contribute to research and learning – for example, through the creation of Chairs.

Contact: Nicolas Burckel, ESSEC Corporate Relations Department


By participating in the creation of a Chair

Stemming from both the request of one or several patron companies and ESSEC’s academic skills, the creation of a Chair enables the placement of firms at the heart of research and education.

By becoming a corporate patron

Each year, a great number of firms and individuals take part in ESSEC’s development by making financial contributions in the form of corporate patronage.

This fiscally advantageous contribution enables companies to be involved in ESSEC’s development strategy, particularly on an international level.

Participate in the “Student project experience” scheme

Each year, between December and June, teams of first-year Grande École students work together on a hands-on study mission assigned by firms. This project is included in their curriculum and enables students to practically apply the principles acquired during their courses.

Participate in the ESSEC Imagination Week

Created in 2012 for the Grande Ecole students, the iMagination Week is a unique week-long seminar centered on imagination and creativity and based on combining multidisciplinary exposure. Since 2015, boosted by its success, this initiative has been extended to other programs on both the Cergy and Singapore campuses.

In February 2017, the iMagination Week was rewarded by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) as part of the Innovations That Inspire initiative, an award which recognizes the work of management schools to improve their teaching.

Participate in the Digital Week Competition

Each year in January, the Digital Week Competition invites students on the ESSEC Specialized Masters programs to propose innovative digital strategies based on briefs proposed by participating companies. If your firm has a stake in digital strategy and implementation, consider becoming a partner of the event.

Participate in the Going Pro program

Are you passionate about your professional activity and want to share your keys to success? Welcome a 1st-year student of the Grande École program for 4 days and share your daily working life, its challenges and successes.
Submit your offers
• You can extend this experience by becoming your student’s mentor

By allocating part of the apprenticeship tax to the ESSEC group, you can:

• Support academic innovation at ESSEC
• Help make studies at ESSEC accessible to all by funding apprenticeship student degrees
• Finance the ESSEC Equal Opportunities Program’s activities and contribute to the promotion of social diversity in higher education


Today, ESSEC counts more than 700 partner companies. To meet the specific needs of its partners, ESSEC proposes a full range of services:

• Consult student profiles from the various programs and the calendar for internships
• Access the ESSEC Alumni directory which provides contact information for all ESSEC graduates
• Publish internship offers, apprenticeships, and international voluntary work schemes on a single platform

Verify and authenticate ESSEC degrees via two tools

  • VerifDiploma enables companies that wish to recruit ESSEC graduates to certify degrees from the Global BBA, MSc in Management and Advanced Master’s programs. This paid service works in close collaboration with ESSEC.

  • an innovative system using the Blockchain Bitcoin, allows companies to visualize an ESSEC degree and to verify the authenticity of the subsequent ESSEC degrees that it receives. This application, currently being tested on a sample of degrees, is free.

Recruit a student under apprenticeship:

In 1993, ESSEC Business School became one of the first management schools to offer its students apprenticeship opportunities. Since then, more than 5,000 students have been trained through the scheme and over 1,000 businesses and organizations have welcomed ESSEC apprentices.

The school has spent the last 20 years developing degree programs that alternate in-company experience with coursework, leveraging the synergy between the school and businesses in training future managers.

In addition to acquiring professional skills (two thirds of students are offered their first job by the company that trained them as an apprentice), apprenticeships help students finance their studies.


22nd May 2018 – CNIT La Défense Campus
Open Forum ESSEC Ced Hanploi
Dedicated forum for the recruitment of people with disabilities

9th October 2018 – Cergy-Pontoise Campus
International Finance Career Fair - 10am to 5.30pm
Jobs in Consulting Career Fair - 1pm to 5.30pm
Registration in June and July

29th and 30th January 2018 – Cergy-Pontoise Campus
ESSEC Talent Days (130 companies during a two-day fair) - 10am to 5.30pm
Registration in September and November

19th February 2019 – CNIT La Défense Campus
Jobs in Law Career Fair - 4pm to 7pm
Registration in September

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