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Designed to catapult your career

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.

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 six Majors:

  • 3 can be done in ESSEC France Campus
  • 2 in ESSEC Asia-Pacific (Singapore) 
  • 1 in both ESSEC France Campus & Asia-Pacific

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 GMBA program stucture

To gain more in-depth insight into the specifics of the courses we offer, you can examine our pedagogical roadmap in our brochure.

What makes the program unique?

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

ESSEC’s World Class International Faculty

You will have the privilege of being taught by ESSEC’s world renowned faculty, comprised of more than 135 individuals representing 35 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.

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.

Majors anchored in ESSEC Centers of Excellence

The ESSEC Global MBA allows students 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.

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. Read about previous students' experiences on the blog. For students on the France Campus this takes place in the French military school of St Cyr Coëtquidan.

Digital Week Competition

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...

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.  

Internship (optional)

Participants have the option of pursuing an internship  at the end of the program. The internship provides an excellent stepping stone and testing arena for all your newly acquired skills. It also provides strong practical examples of business life in reality. It is particurarly interesting for students who are changing countries. The internship will take between 3 and 6 months. In the past years students chose highly diverse firms across industries and continents. You select your firm but you have the large and developed network of ESSEC at your disposal to help you land the job.

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