Academic excellence at the heart of ESSEC



Management Department courses cover a variety of topics from Strategic Management to Organizational Behavior, including areas such as Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Resource Management and Entrepreneurship. A variety of teaching methods are used, case method, traditional lecturing, simulation games, and student projects. As a rule, teamwork is emphasized. Faculty within the department is an international group of researchers with strong ties to practice and who aim to make coursework relevant to real world situations.


Research focuses on strategic analysis of process and implementation, organizational behavior, strategic human resources management, ethical issues and social responsibility, globalization, international business and entrepreneurship issues.

Management Faculty publishes its research in some of the most prestigious academic journals including: Organization Science, Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, International Journal of Human Resource Management, the Sloan Management Review, Management Accounting Research, and International Journal of Hospitality Management.


The department has 36 full-time faculty and 24 part-time lecturers.

Associated Centers of excellence, Research Chairs & Centers

Chair of Leadership and Diversity

The Leadership and Diversity Chair, supported by Deloitte and L’Oréal, is designed to create a center of excellence regarding the various facets of workplace diversity and responsible leadership and offer leading-edge coursework to some 20 Chair students every year, with the aim of preparing future managers for the complex situations they will have to face.

Armand Peugeot Chair 

This Chair is a partnership between the University, PSA and 3 institutions for higher education and and research: Ecole Centrale de Paris, ESSEC Business School and Supélec. This partnership allows the chair to cover multidisciplinary and complementary topics and affectively address the complex questions that arise when talking about the future of the automotive industry in the context of development of electromobility and hybrid vehicles. Its structure allows the chair to convene around the fields of science, engineering, economics, management science and social science.

ESSEC Change Management Chair 

The ambition of ESSEC’s Change Management chair is to understand the phenomena and mechanisms of change in different societal and economic environments. The chair conducts research on the effects of change within the realms of business, government and society in general.

Information and contact

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