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 five 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.

Academic Director, ESSEC Global MBA

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
  • #26
    Worldwide, QS Global MBA Rankings 2019
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 (5 majors) and 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 5 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 five 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 as the program’s ambassadors to help establish strong relationships between the industry and Global MBA participants.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
  • 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

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* February3 7 Steps to apply

ESSEC Experience

Latest news from our participants

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

Meet us

  • Jan 24

    Access One-to-One MBA Event | Brussels

    Meet us in Brussels. 17:00 | Brussels, Belgium Sign up
  • Jan 26

    Access One-to-One MBA Event | Paris

    Meet with us in Paris. 10:00 | Paris, France Sign up
  • Jan 26

    QS Connect MBA - London

    Meet with ESSEC representative Eric Lucrezia. 12:00 | London Sign up
  • Feb 02

    The MBA Tour | New York City

    Meet with us in New York. 11:30 | New York City, USA Sign up
  • Feb 04

    The MBA Tour | Washington DC

    Meet with us in Washington DC. 17:00 | Washington DC, USA Sign up
  • Feb 06

    Access One-to-One MBA Event | Amsterdam

    Meet with us in Amsterdam. 17:00 | Amsterdam, Netherlands Sign up
  • Feb 07

    The MBA Tour | Delhi

    Meet with us in Delhi. 17:00 | Delhi, India Sign up
  • Feb 09

    The MBA Tour | Bangalore

    Meet with us in Bangalore. 12:30 | Bangalore, India Sign up
  • Feb 16

    ESSEC Open House at La Défense

    Meet with the Global MBA Team and discover the program. 09:30 | CNIT La Défense campus Sign up
  • Feb 16

    Access One-to-One MBA Event | Moscow

    Meet with us in Moscow. 11:00 | Moscow, Russia Sign up
  • Feb 19

    Access One-to-One MBA Event | Kiev

    Meet with us in Kiev. 17:00 | Kiev, Ukraine Sign up
  • Feb 20

    Access One-to-One MBA Event | Bangalore

    Meet us in Bangalore. 17:00 | Bangalore, India Sign up
  • Feb 27

    QS Connect 1-2-1 Event | Abu Dhabi

    Meet with us in Abu Dhabi. 18:00 | Abu Dhabi, UAE Sign up
  • Mar 02

    QS Connect 1-2-1 Event | Dubai

    Meet with us in Dubai. 12:00 Sign up
  • Mar 02

    QS World MBA Tour | Dubai

    Meet with us in Dubai. 15:00 | Dubai Sign up
  • Mar 09

    QS Connect MBA - Paris

    Meet us in Paris. 10:00 | Paris Sign up
  • Mar 09 MBA Day Munich

    Meet with us in Munich. 11:00 | Munich, Germany Sign up
  • Mar 09

    QS World MBA Tour - Paris

    Meet with us in Paris. 13:30 | Paris Sign up
  • Mar 16

    Access One-to-One MBA Event | San Francisco

    Meet us in San Francisco. 11:30 | San Francisco, USA Sign up
  • Mar 18

    Access One-to-One MBA Event | Vancouver

    Meet us in Vancouver. 17:00 | Vancouver, Canada Sign up
  • Apr 13

    Access One-to-One MBA Event | Casablanca

    Meet us in Casablanca. 10:30 | Casablanca Sign up
  • Apr 16

    QS Connect MBA - Tokyo

    Meet with us in Tokyo. 17:00 | Tokyo, Japan Sign up
  • Apr 16

    Access One-to-One MBA Event | Beirut

    Meet us in Beirut. 17:00 Sign up
  • Apr 18

    Access One-to-One MBA Event | Cairo

    Meet us in Cairo. 17:00 | Cairo, Egypt Sign up
  • Apr 22

    Access One-to-One MBA Event | Istanbul

    Meet us in Istanbul. 17:00 | Istanbul, Turkey Sign up
  • Apr 26

    Access One-to-One MBA Event | Dubai

    Meet us in Dubai. 14:00 | Dubai, UAE Sign up
  • May 18

    Access One-to-One MBA Event | Paris

    Meet us in Paris. 10:00 | Paris, France Sign up
  • May 19

    QS World MBA Tour | Mumbai

    Meet with us in Mumbai. 13:30 | Mumbai, India Sign up
  • May 21

    QS World MBA Tour | New Delhi

    Meet with us in New Delhi. 16:30 | New Delhi, India Sign up


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