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 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

  • 52%
    Changed Sector
  • 54%
    Changed Function
  • 42%
    Changed Country

> How the ESSEC Global MBA is a career accelerator

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.

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  • Aug 15

    The MBA Tour | Manila

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  • Aug 22

    The MBA Tour | Bangkok

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  • Aug 27

    QS World MBA Tour | Taipei

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  • Aug 29

    QS World MBA Tour | Singapore

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  • Aug 29

    The MBA Tour | Shanghai

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  • Aug 31

    The MBA Tour | Hong Kong

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  • Sep 05

    The MBA Tour | Taipei

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  • Sep 07

    The MBA Tour | Seoul

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  • Sep 07

    Headhunt Postgraduate Fair 2019 | Singapore

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  • Sep 10

    Access MBA | Bangalore

    Meet with us in Bangalore. 17:00 | Bangalore, India Sign up
  • Sep 14

    Access MBA | Mumbai

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  • Sep 17

    Access MBA Tour | Singapore

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  • Sep 18

    Access MBA | Brussels

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  • Sep 18

    Access MBA | Bruxelles

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  • Sep 19

    Access MBA 121 | Jakarta

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  • Sep 21

    Access MBA | Paris

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  • Sep 21

    QS Connect 1-2-1 | Dubai

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  • Sep 24

    Access MBA | London

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  • Sep 26

    MBA 25 | Kyiv

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  • Sep 28

    QS Connect 1-2-1 | New York

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  • Oct 05

    QS Connect 1-2-1 | London

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  • Oct 05

    QS World MBA Tour | London

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  • Oct 08

    Access MBA | Milan

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  • Oct 10

    Access MBA | Rome

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  • Oct 12

    QS World MBA Tour | Paris

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  • Oct 12

    QS Connect 1-2-1 | Paris

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  • Oct 12

    Access MBA | Geneva

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  • Oct 12

    QS Connect 1-2-1 | Paris

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  • Oct 14

    QS World MBA Tour | Milan

    Meet us in Milan 16:30 | Milan, Italy Sign up
  • Oct 14

    Access MBA | Zurich

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  • Oct 22

    Access MBA | Seoul

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  • Oct 22

    Access MBA 121 | Seoul

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  • Oct 31

    Access MBA | Beijing

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  • Nov 14

    Access MBA | Istanbul

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  • Nov 16

    Access MBA | Beirut

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  • Nov 22

    Access MBA | Dubai

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