Full-time ESSEC Global MBA

Fast track your career with a one-year MBA

Being business savvy on your home turf is no longer enough. To succeed in today’s fast changing business world, global perspectives and intercultural competencies are essential. The ESSEC Global MBA aims to help you develop your creativity and problem-solving skills in a multicultural context, in very different business environments, and in a number of specialized areas of expertise.

The ESSEC Global MBA is a full-time MBA, offering six Majors with an overall emphasis on international markets. The digital impact currently experienced by all companies will be strongly present in the program giving it a unique structure.

You will focus on fundamental business concepts through strong academic and innovative learning approaches. You will also benefit from immersion in real-world projects and business situations through field trips and company visits, which will provide you with the skills needed to succeed in landing your future dream job.

Global MBA in brief

  • #5
    Worldwide for International Experience, FT Global MBA Ranking 2018
  • #7
    Worldwide for International Business, FT Global MBA Ranking 2018
  • #28
    Worldwide, FT Top MBAs for Women Ranking 2018
  • #96
    Worldwide, FT Global MBA Ranking 2018
Duration: 12 months
Language: English
Location: Paris, France and Singapore
Format: Full Time
Average age: 30 years
Intake: September
Professional experience: 6-7 years (average)

ESSEC Global MBA made for you


ESSEC Global MBA has been created to meet current, quick-changing business challenges.

In the program, you will learn to deal with complex situations arising from the digital revolution, build up your network, think out-of-the-box, create value, decide despite uncertainty and risk, apply and use the latest technologies, manage in multi-cultural environments, work in global business contexts and think independently and collaboratively in teams.


Over the course of the academic year, you will acquire a solid foundation in core business concepts, have the opportunity to major in a particular area (6 majors) ans benefit from immersion in consulting projects, study trips and hands-on experience.

> Learn more about program structure

Choose your specialization

You will choose a deeply-embedded major. Unique to ESSEC, majors are anchored in ESSEC Centers of Excellence, and provide a conducive environment for intensive exposure and learning.

> Our 6 majors


The ESSEC Global MBA ​Alliance of Strategic Leaders​

This Alliance of Strategic Leaders is chaired by Mr. Pierre Nanterme, CEO of Accenture. With industry experts representing all the six majors, this Alliance provides advice on the corporate needs and trends, academic content, strategic partnerships, and access to corporate resources. The Alliance leaders also serve a​s​ the program’s ambassadors to help establish strong relationships between the industry and Global MBA students.Members​ of the Alliance of Strategic Leaders​:

  • Pierre Nanterme - Chairman & CEO at ACCENTURE
  • Arnaud Vaissié - CEO at INTERNATIONAL SOS
  • Bénédicte Richard - Director Human Resources and Organizational Development Fragrance and Beauty at CHANEL
  • Chin Yin Ong - Head of People at GRAB, SINGAPORE
  • Cyril Ranque - President Lodging Partner Services at EXPEDIA INC.
  • Eric Labaye - Senior Partner (Director) at MCKINSEY & COMPANY,
  • Floriane de Saint Pierre - Founder and President at FLORIANE DE SAINT PIERRE & ASSOCIES
  • Jean-Luc Placet - President, People and Organization at PwC,
  • Nitila Natarajan - Head, Banking Products APAC at UBS WEALTH MANAGEMENT, SINGAPORE
  • Purushotaman Ramakrishna - Deputy CEO at CIO ACADEMY ASIA,
  • Robert Vassoyan - President at CISCO FRANCE,
  • Thierry Oriez - Chairman at J.M. WESTON,
  • Yves Perrier - CEO at AMUNDI

Designed to accelerate your career

  • 48%
    Changed Sector
  • 46%
    Changed Function
  • 48%
    Of graduates are working outside their home country
  • 65%
    Of graduates found their job thanks to Networking

> How the ESSEC Global MBA is a career accelerator

Next round admission* April6 7 Steps to apply

ESSEC Experience

Latest news from our students

Over the course of one calendar year, the students in this rigorous program will go from Europe, to Asia, to Africa and beyond. Here you'll find some of their experiences.

Meet us

  • Mar 19

    The MBA Tour - Ho Chi Minh

    Meet with ESSEC representative Lincoln Wang. 16:45 | Legend Hotel Saigon Sign up
  • Mar 22

    The MBA Tour - Seoul

    Meet with ESSEC representative Maxime Chatellier. 17:15 | Intercontinental Seoul Coex Sign up
  • Mar 24

    Study In France - MBS, Singapore

    Meet with ESSEC representatives, Lincoln Wang and Julie Hsu. 11:00 | Singapore Sign up
  • Mar 24

    Access MBA 1-2-1 Event in Toronto

    Meet ESSEC representative Eric Lucrezia 11:30 | Hyatt Regency Toronto Sign up
  • Mar 27

    Access MBA 1-2-1 Event in Montreal

    Meet ESSEC representative Eric Lucrezia 17:00 | Ritz-Carlton Montreal Sign up
  • Mar 28

    Global MBA Enterprise Innovation Masterclass & Information Session

    Join us for a Masterclass by Prof. Kevyn Yong. 19:00 | AGOS JAPAN Inc., Ninomiya Bldg, Tokyo Sign up
  • Mar 31

    Bonjour Talents Fair 2018

    Meet ESSEC representative Lincoln Wang. 10:00 | Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21 Sign up
  • Apr 01

    ESSEC 1-2-1 Meet-Ups in Chennai

    Meet with ESSEC representative Meenakshi Kaul. 10:00 | Chennai, India Sign up
  • Apr 03

    Access MBA 1-2-1 Event in Bangkok

    Meet ESSEC representative Lincoln Wang. 17:00 | Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok Sign up
  • Apr 07

    Access MBA 1-2-1 Event in Jakarta

    Meet ESSEC representative Lincoln Wang. 10:30 | AYANA Midplaza JAKARTA Sign up
  • Apr 09

    Access MBA 1-2-1 Event in Kuala Lumpur

    Meet ESSEC representative Lincoln Wang. 17:00 | DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur Sign up
  • Apr 11

    Access MBA 1-2-1 Event in Singapore

    Meet ESSEC representative Lincoln Wang. 17:30 | Orchard Hotel Singapore Sign up
  • Apr 12

    QS Connect 1-2-1 Event in Tokyo

    Meet ESSEC representative Kaori Ono. 16:30 | The Westin Tokyo Sign up
  • Apr 14

    QS Connect 1-2-1 Event in Shanghai

    Meet Prof. Denis Morisset and learn more about the Global ... 09:00 | Sofitel Shanghai Hyland Sign up
  • Apr 14

    ESSEC 1-2-1 Meet-Ups in Mumbai

    Meet ESSEC representative Meenakshi Kaul. 10:00 | Mumbai, India Sign up
  • Apr 14

    Access MBA 1-2-1 Event in Casablanca

    Meet ESSEC representative Eric Lucrezia. 10:30 | Hotel Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche Sign up
  • Apr 15

    QS Connect 1-2-1 Event in Beijing

    Meet ESSEC representative Maxime Chatellier. 10:00 | Hilton Wangfujing Hotel Sign up
  • Apr 17

    Access MBA 1-2-1 Event in Beirut

    Meet ESSEC representative Eric Lucrezia. 17:00 | Le Gray Beirut Sign up
  • Apr 21

    ESSEC 1-2-1 Meet-Ups in Gurgaon

    Meet ESSEC representative Meenakshi Kaul. 10:00 | Gurgaon, India Sign up
  • Apr 21

    Access MBA 1-2-1 Event in Dubai

    Meet ESSEC representative Eric Lucrezia. 14:00 | Dusit Thani Dubai Sign up
  • May 26

    Access MBA 1-2-1 Event in Paris

    Meet ESSEC representative Eric Lucrezia. 10:00 | Le Méridien Etoile Sign up


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