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A truly personal and international program 

“Experience your management education in either one of our campuses leveraging ESSEC’s international reach and local capabilities. 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. So if you are ready to live up to this challenge, we will be thrilled to welcome you.”

Aarti RAMASWAMI
Academic Director, ESSEC Global MBA

Program Structure

Over the course of the year, you will obtain a solid foundation in core business concepts, have the opportunity to specialize in a particular area, in the multicultural environment provided by one of our campuses in France or in Singapore.

Core courses are taken by all students together whereas during the elective courses you may be in class with students from other programs. Throughout the year, students also go through continuous personal and professional development activities such as mentoring, networking, preparation of CV, interviews, placements, and so on.

The ESSEC Global MBA program offers five Majors on our two campuses:

Customize your MBA

During the core semester, you will acquire a solid foundation in business concepts. This allows you to tailor the MBA to your individual needs and goals through your major choice, as well as benefit from immersion in consulting projects, study trips and hands-on experience.

Robust
Foundation
Major
Term 0 September
in France
or in Singapore
  • Leadership Training
  • Management of People at Work
  • Negotiations
  • + MAJOR
Term 1 Oct-Dec
in France
or in Singapore
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Management
  • French Classes (France) / French/Mandarin Classes (Singapore)
  • + MAJOR
Term 2 Jan-March
in France
or in Singapore
  • Economics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Operations Management
  • Digital Disruption
  • French Classes (France) / French/Mandarin Classes (Singapore)
  • + MAJOR
FIELD TRIP
DIGITAL WEEK COMPETITION IN FRANCE
Term 3 Apr-Jun
in France
or in Singapore
  • + MAJOR
Summer Jul-Sep
CAPSTONE CONSULTING FIELD PROJECT
Term 0 September
in France
  • Leadership Training
  • Management of People at Work
  • Negotiations
  • Cultural Foundations of Luxury
Term 1 Oct-Dec
in France
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Management
  • French Classes
  • Marketing for Luxury
  • Strategic Management of Luxury Brands
  • Luxury Consumption and Consumer Behavior
Term 2 Jan-March
in France
  • Economics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Operations Management
  • Digital Disruption
  • French Classes
  • Luxury Distribution and Retail Management
  • Luxury Brand Management
FIELD TRIPS
DIGITAL WEEK COMPETITION IN FRANCE
Watch Business in Switzerland
Discovering Dubai's Luxury Retail Market
Term 3 Apr-Jun
in France
  • Luxury Business in Italy
  • Semiotics and Communication
  • Design Management
  • Art and Culture Management
  • Managing Sectors: Jewelry, Wine & Spirits, Perfume & Cosmetics, Watches
  • Boutique Internship (Optional)
Summer Jul-Sep
CAPSTONE CONSULTING FIELD PROJECT
Term 0 September
in France
  • Leadership Training
  • Management of People at Work
  • Negotiations
  • International Hospitality Management Trends
Term 1 Oct-Dec
in France
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Management
  • French Classes
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Law: Effective Leadership through Legal Literacy
  • Hospitality Distribution, Loyalty, and Online Marketing
Term 2 Jan-March
in France
  • Economics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Operations Management
  • Digital Disruption
  • French Classes
  • Revenue Management
  • Principles of Real Estate
FIELD TRIP
DIGITAL WEEK COMPETITION IN FRANCE
Term 3 Apr-Jun
in France
  • Hospitality Asset Management
  • Real Estate Finance for Hospitality Managers
  • Hospitality Brand Management
  • Website Conception and Development
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Advanced Excel for Managers
  • Demand Management for Hospitality Managers
Summer Jul-Sep
CAPSTONE CONSULTING FIELD PROJECT
Term 0 September
in France
  • Leadership Training
  • Management of People at Work
  • Negotiations
  • Fundamentals of Digital Business
Term 1 Oct-Dec
in France
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Management
  • French Classes
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Law: Effective Leadership through Legal Literacy
  • Statistical Analysis for Management
Term 2 Jan-March
in France
or in Singapore
  • Economics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Operations Management
  • Digital Disruption
  • French Classes (France) / French/Mandarin Classes (Singapore)
  • Firm Valuation
  • Financial Analysis (France) / Financial Statement Analysis (Singapore)
FIELD TRIP
DIGITAL WEEK COMPETITION IN FRANCE
Term 3 Apr-Jun
in France
  • Equity and Debt Markets
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Financial Policy
  • Private Equity
  • Project Finance
  • FinTech Seminar
  • ...and many more
Summer Jul-Sep
CAPSTONE CONSULTING FIELD PROJECT
Know more
Term 0 September
in France
or in Singapore
  • Leadership Training
  • Management of People at Work
  • Negotiations
  • Fundamentals of Digital Business
Term 1 Oct-Dec
in France
or in Singapore
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Management
  • French Classes (France) / French/Mandarin Classes (Singapore)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Law: Effective Leadership through Legal Literacy
  • Statistical Analysis for Management
Term 2 Jan-March
in France
or in Singapore
  • Economics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Operations Management
  • Digital Disruption
  • French Classes (France) / French/Mandarin Classes (Singapore)
  • Strategic Consulting (France) / 21st Century Transformations (Singapore)
  • Ethics, Business & Society (France) / Geopolitics (Singapore)
  • Design Thinking Workshop (Singapore)
FIELD TRIP
DIGITAL WEEK COMPETITION IN FRANCE
Term 3 Apr-Jun
in France
or in Singapore
  • Managing in Complexity
  • Supply Chain Analytics & Tools
  • International Economics
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Business Intelligence
  • Product Management
  • Advanced Excel for Managers
  • Optional Exchange Program with Mannheim Business School
  • ...and many more
Summer Jul-Sep
CAPSTONE CONSULTING FIELD PROJECT
Term 0 September
in Singapore
  • Leadership Training
  • Management of People at Work
  • Negotiations
  • Fundamentals of Digital Business
Term 1 Oct-Dec
in Singapore
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Management
  • French/Mandarin Classes
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Law: Effective Leadership through Legal Literacy
  • Statistical Analysis for Management
Term 2 Jan-March
in France or
in Singapore
  • Economics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Operations Management
  • Digital Disruption
  • French/Mandarin Classes (Singapore) / French Classes (France)
  • Digital Business Models
  • 21st Century Transformations
  • Design Thinking Workshop
FIELD TRIP
DIGITAL WEEK COMPETITION IN FRANCE
Term 3 Apr-Jun
in Singapore
  • Business Analytics
  • E-Business Strategy and Operations
  • Cyber Security
  • Project Management for Digital Initiatives
  • Strategic Management of Enterprise Innovation
Summer Jul-Sep
CAPSTONE CONSULTING FIELD PROJECT
Majors anchored in ESSEC Centers of Excellence

The ESSEC Global MBA allows participants from various majors to benefit from the research, network and resources from various Company Chairs, Centers of Research, and Centers of Excellence. You will get exposure to and involvement with the deep expertise and knowledge base of the faculties involved. They offer strategies for understanding future challenges, and guide the development of partnerships. ESSEC’s cutting-edge research feeds into the centers of excellence in real time, reinforcing their role as incubators of learning innovation. For ESSEC’s corporate partners they represent laboratories where ideas can be tested and evaluated in an “intrapreneurial” context.

During my MBA I spent time in six different countries – France, Singapore, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, Germany and India – not only taking academic courses, but also visiting companies, creating social enterprises for global competitions and completing my international immersion projects, where I had the opportunity to work for one of the biggest IT companies in India for eight weeks. One of the other most enriching experiences of my MBA was the diversity of the class, which included people of 14 different nationalities! There were people from Qatar, India, Mexico and China, people who had served in the military in Afghanistan, people who had PhDs. This all enriches the Global MBA experience and the discussions we had made it clear that cultural factors are important when doing business internationally.”

 

Leonardo Banegas, Honduras, Global MBA Class of 2013

What makes the program unique?

ESSEC Global MBA offers five Majors with an overall emphasis on international markets, designed to give you within a year, the tools and knowledge necessary to be successful in today’s competitive market.

You will have the privilege of being taught by ESSEC’s world renowned faculty, comprised of more than 160 individuals representing 36 nationalities and the world’s most prestigious institutions. The program relies on international professors who are experts in their individual fields and will enrich the experience through case studies that draw on each of the sectors.


Leaders are Born and So Are You!

Mentor Program

You will be paired with an experienced executive in your sector of interest who serves as mentor throughout the year. The mentor’s role is to offer insight into career prospects and opportunities in your field, as well as support in defining your professional ambitions and in building networks


Leadership Training

To begin your MBA journey in the spirit of team building, you will be immersed in an extreme leadership training situation guaranteed to test your assumptions and perceptions of yourself and your peers. For participants on the France Campus this takes place in the French military school of Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan, while participants in Singapore will travel to Hotel Orangutan in Indonesia.

Discover the Saint-Cyr experience Discover the Hotel Orangutan experience

Experience learning hands-on

Digital Week Competition in France

The ESSEC Global MBA truly prepares you for the “Digital Transformation” and the technological innovations that continue to transform our world of work. During the ESSEC Digital Week competition you will work in mixed teams on a consulting project for real companies concerning a “digital challenge”, and present a professional proposal at the end of the week in front of a panel of company representatives.


International Field Trip

International field trips will enable you to understand contemporary business challenges in different socio-economic and cultural contexts. During the second term, you will embark on a week-long field trip, the location of which changes year to year. This field trip is a mix of cultural and professional activities to help you explore how business is conducted in a different part of the world. During this trip you will complete an industry-focused research project, visit companies, and meet local ESSEC alumni. Past trips have been made to China, South Africa, Russia, Hong Kong, Dubai, Italy, Morocco...

Visit the ESSEC Global MBA blog to find out more about the Class of 2017's trip to Morocco.


Capstone Consulting Field Project

This final project is specifically designed to give you hands-on experience working with a team on a real-life business problem, enabling you to apply and demonstrate your newly acquired skills and knowledge. Depending on your major, the project could take the form of a say a case competition, or consulting mission, on important and strategic topics defined in collaboration with sponsoring companies. It is centered on a three to four week-long, faculty-supervisor led immersion, culminating in a final written report and presentation, completed during the capstone seminar.

Meet the Academic Major Coordinator

  • Aarti Ramaswami
    Academic Director of the Global MBA | Strategy & Management Major Coordinator, Global MBA
    Aarti Ramaswami
    Academic Director of the Global MBA | Strategy & Management Major Coordinator, Global MBA

    Associate Professor, Management Department, Ph.D. Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University Bloomington (USA)

    M.A. Industrial Psychology, Department of Applied Psychology, University of Mumbai, India
    B.A. Psychology with Honors in Sociology, St. Xavier’s College, University of Mumbai, India

  • Sonja Prokopec
    Ph.D., Luxury Brand Management Major Coordinator, Global MBA
    Sonja Prokopec
    Ph.D., Luxury Brand Management Major Coordinator, Global MBA

    LVMH Chaired Professor of Luxury Brand Management
    Associate Academic Director, Center of Excellence in Luxury, Art & Culture - Asia Pacific

    Ph.D. in Marketing - University of Houston
    Master of Business Administration (MBA) - University of Central Florida

  • Peter O'Connor
    Hospitality Management Major Coordinator, Global MBA
    Peter O'Connor
    Hospitality Management Major Coordinator, Global MBA

    Information Systems, Decision Sciences and Statistics (IDS) Department

    International Teachers Programme (ITP), Stockholm School of Economics,
    Ph.D., Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Sofia Ramos
    Ph.D. in Finance, Université de Lausanne, Finance Major Coordinator, Global MBA
    Sofia Ramos
    Ph.D. in Finance, Université de Lausanne, Finance Major Coordinator, Global MBA

    Ph.D. in Finance, Swiss Finance Institute, Université de Lausanne
    MSc in Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelone, Espagne

    Sofia Brito Ramos is associate professor of finance at ESSEC Business School in France. She is associate editor of the European Journal of Finance and member of board of directors of the European Financial Management Association (EFMA).

  • Jan Ondrus
    Digital Business and Innovation Major Coordinator, Global MBA
    Jan Ondrus
    Digital Business and Innovation Major Coordinator, Global MBA

    Associate Professor, Information Systems, Decision Sciences and Statistics (IDS) Department

    Ph.D. in Information Systems - HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne (2007)
    MSc in Information Systems - HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne (2003)

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