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Do I have the profile that fits?

Are you a young applicant and wish to,
- acquire an aptitude to work on international scale in a multicultural environment
- benefit from top-level teaching with intense learning curriculum
- reposition or launch your career in consulting, project management, etc. or engage in entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship
- work with Asian partners or want to discover Paris, Toronto, Mexico, Singapore or Moscow?

Then you may apply with the following,

Master Degree - Graduated or currently pursuing a post-graduate degree
or
Bachelor Degree - In exceptional cases, we accept a strong undergraduate degree up to a maximum of 30% of total places available
- 4-year Bachelor or equivalent
- 3-year Bachelor with 3 years of professional work experience

Professional Experience - No prior professional experience is required for Master or 4-year Bachelor graduates, but 3-6 months is a plus.

Admission Calendar

The application deadlines for the academic year starting end of August 2019 are below. Online application portal is now available. For Managing Digital Transformation & Innovation track, applications will be reviewed only in Round 1 & 2.

ROUNDS OF ADMISSION

ONLINE APPLICATION DEADLINE
NO LATER THAN  

DEADLINE TO SEND APPLICATION
NO LATER THAN  

ADMISSION RESULTS 
NO LATER THAN   

Round 1 January 3, 2019 January 4, 2019 January 30, 2019
Round 2 February 20, 2019 February 21, 2019 March 20, 2019
Round 3 April 10, 2019 April 11, 2019 May 17, 2019
Round 4 May 20, 2019 May 21, 2019 June 19, 2019

Admission Process

STEP 1: Prepare the tests

You will need to provide:
- 1 Aptitude test score
- 1 English test score - exempted if native-speaker or have studied/lived/worked last 3 years in an English speaking university or in a country where native language is English:

Tracks

GMAT

GRE

Tage-Mage

CAT

TOEIC

TOEFL

IELTS

Cambridge advanced english

Global SMIB

Corporate Strategy in Western Countries (Cergy)

Accepted

Not accepted

Accepted

Not accepted

Accepted

Strategic Consulting in Western Countries (Cergy)

 

Managing Digital Transformation & Innovation

Doing Business in Russia (Cergy + Russia)

Accepted

Not accepted

900

Not accepted

Doing Business in Africa (Cergy + Morocco)

Fluency in French is required

Accepted

Entrepreneurship (Cergy + Mexico)

Fluency in Spanish is required

Accepted

Not accepted

100

7.5

Not accepted

International Trade & Investment (Cergy + USA)

600

Not accepted

100

7.5

Not accepted

Financial Management of International Projects (Cergy + Canada)

600

Not accepted

100

7.5

Not accepted

Asian SMIB

Doing Business in Asia (Singapore)

Accepted

Not accepted

Accepted

Not accepted

Accepted

Doing Business in Russia (Singapore + Russia)

Accepted

Not accepted

900

Not accepted

Doing Business in Africa (Singapore + Morocco)

Fluency in French is required

Accepted

Not accepted

Accepted

Not accepted

Accepted

Entrepreneurship (Singapore + Mexico)

Fluency in Spanish is required

Accepted

Not accepted

100

7.5

Not accepted

International Trade & Investment (Singapore + USA)

600

Not accepted

100

7.5

Not accepted

Financial Management of International Projects (Singapore + Canada)

600

Not accepted

100

7.5

Not accepted

These can take several months to prepare and to register for an exam slot. Keep this in mind before starting your application as without these test scores it will be incomplete.

STEP 2: Start your online application

The application form is to be filled in online. Create your account and receive an e-mail with your login and pin number. These are required each time you sign in so don’t lose these! You can fill in the application form at your ease and come back to it at any point.

Apply online here

STEP 3: Gather supporting documents

A complete application file includes the following items. Incomplete application will not be processed. 

ITEMS

DESCRIPTION

Academic Transcripts Official and authenticated copies from each year of University 
Degree(s) obtained Official and authenticated copies of degree certificate(s) or an attendance certificate if you are still studying
1 Curriculum Vitae One page maximum
1 Cover Letter One page handwritten
1 Identity Card Passport or other national identity card
1 Photograph 1 passport sized photo glued to your printed application form
1 English Test TOEIC/TOEFL/IELTS/Cambridge English Advanced, if applicable
1 Aptitude Test GMAT/GRE/CAT/TAGE-MAGE
2 x Recommendation Letters One of which is a professional reference. 
The online format of recommendation letter is an important tool to evaluate your application. Therefore, it cannot be substituted by standard format. However, if you already have a standard letter prepared, you may add it in addition to our format. It is your responsibility to send forms to referees to get it back on time. Your referee must give the form to you in a sealed envelope and you need to provide it along with your application file. 
Application Fee 115 € non-refundable and payable online
All documents must be provided in English or French.
Official translations will also have to be provided for documents in other languages.
STEP 4: Submit & send your application

Once you have submitted your application online, you will then need to print the PDF (application form) and send this together with the supporting documents by registered post to:

ESSEC Business School
MS SMIB - Direction des Admissions
3, Avenue Bernard Hirsch
95021 Cergy-Pontoise CS50105
FRANCE
Phone: +33 (0)1 34 43 30 00

STEP 5: Your application file is studied

Your application will be fully studied by the admission committee. Each part of your application is taken into account. In case of further clarification on your application, an interview may be scheduled.

STEP 6: Get your results

You will be notified via email and you can also access the result via your application summary.

Please note that once your registration is confirmed, you will not be able to change tracks anymore. You may use the time frame between admittance and registration confirmation to discuss your track choice directly with our Academic Director, to help you make your choice if necessary. 

STEP 7: Secure your seat

Soon after you receive your letter of acceptance, confirm your place by paying the non-refundable deposit fee of 3500 EUR for Global SMIB and 5800 SGD for Asian SMIB. This fee will then be deducted from your tuition fee. 

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