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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.

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 on our two campuses:

  • Luxury Brand Management - Paris
  • Hospitality Management - Paris
  • Finance - Paris
  • Strategy & Management - Paris or Singapore
  • Digital Business - Singapore
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation - Singapore

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
  • + MAJOR
Term 1 Oct-Dec
in France
or in Singapore
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial communication
  • E-commerce
  • French Class (elective)
  • + MAJOR
Term 2 Jan-March
in France
or in Singapore
  • Financial Management
  • Operations Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic management
  • French Class (elective)
  • + MAJOR
FIELD TRIP
DIGITAL WEEK
Term 3 Apr-Jun
in France
or in Singapore
  • + MAJOR
Summer Jul-Aug
CONSULTING FIELD PROJECT
Term 0 September
in France
  • Leadership Training
  • Management of People at Work
  • Overview of Luxury & Marketing Distribution
  • French Luxury Savoir-Faire Week
Term 1 Oct-Dec
in France
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial communication
  • E-commerce
  • French Class (elective)
  • Issue in Luxury Brand Management & Qualitative Research
Term 2 Jan-March
in France
  • Financial Management
  • Operations Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic management
  • French Class (elective)
  • Luxury Retail Management
  • Consumer Behavior/Semiotics
FIELD TRIP
DIGITAL WEEK
Term 3 Apr-Jun
in France
  • Design Management
  • Luxury Social Media
  • Managing Sectors: Jewellery
  • Managing Sectors: Wines & Spirits
  • Managing Sectors: Perfumes &Cosmetics
  • Managing Sectors: Watches
  • Luxury Business in Italy
  • Watch Business in Switzerland
  • Discovering Dubai Retail Market
BOUTIQUE INTERNSHIP (optional)
Summer Jul-Aug
CONSULTING FIELD PROJECT
Term 0 September
in France
  • Leadership Training
  • Management of People at Work
  • Decision making & Negotiation
  • Trends in Hospitality
Term 1 Oct-Dec
in France
  • Leadership Training
  • Marketing Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial communication
  • E-commerce
  • French Class (elective)
  • Hospitality computing
Term 2 Jan-March
in France
  • Financial Management
  • Operations Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic management
  • French Class (elective)
  • Revenue Management
  • Real Estate Principles
FIELD TRIPS
DIGITAL WEEK
Term 3 Apr-Jun
in France
  • Hospitality Asset Management
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Hospitality Brand Management
  • Web Design
  • CRM
  • Hotel Demand Management
  • Hospitality Distribution & E-Commerce
Summer Jul-Aug
CONSULTING FIELD PROJECT
Term 0 September
in France
  • Leadership Training
  • Management of People at Work
  • Decision Making & Negotiation
  • Digital Transformation
Term 1 Oct-Dec
in France
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial Communication
  • E-Commerce
  • French Class (elective)
  • Statistical Analysis for Management
Term 2 Jan-March
in France
or in Singapore
  • Financial Management
  • Operations Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management
  • French Class (elective)
  • Firm Valuation
  • Financial Statement Analysis
FIELD TRIPS
DIGITAL WEEK (in France)
Term 3 Apr-Jun
in France
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Financial Markets
  • Options
  • Commodity Risk Management
  • Financial Policy
  • Financial Econometrics
Summer Jul-Aug
CONSULTING FIELD PROJECT
Know more
Term 0 September
in France
or in Singapore
  • Leadership Training
  • Management of People at Work
  • Decision Making & Negotiation
  • Digital Transformation
Term 1 Oct-Dec
in France
or in Singapore
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial Communication
  • E-Commerce
  • French Class (elective)
  • Statistical Analysis for Management
Term 2 Jan-March
in France
or in Singapore
  • Financial Management
  • Operations Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management
  • French Class (elective)
  • Business Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsability
  • Managing IT in a Networked Environment
FIELD TRIPS
DIGITAL WEEK (in France)
Term 3 Apr-Jun
in France
or in Singapore
  • Advanced Excel for Managers
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Supply Chain Analytics & Tools
  • International Economics
  • Managing in Complexity
  • VBA Programming
Summer Jul-Aug
CONSULTING FIELD PROJECT
Term 0 September
in Singapore
  • Leadership Training
  • Management of People at Work
  • Decision Making & Negotiation
  • Digital Transformation
Term 1 Oct-Dec
in Singapore
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial Communication
  • E-Commerce
  • French Class (elective)
  • Statistical Analysis for Management
Term 2 Jan-March
in France
or in Singapore
  • Financial Management
  • Operations Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management
  • French Class (elective)
  • Digital Business Models
  • Design Thinking
FIELD TRIPS
DIGITAL WEEK (in France)
Term 3 Apr-Jun
in Singapore
  • New Venture Design & Planning
  • New Product Development
  • Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Asia
  • Innovation Service Management
  • One Elective from Major in Digital Business
Summer Jul-Aug
CONSULTING FIELD PROJECT
Term 0 September
in Singapore
  • Leadership Training
  • Management of People at Work
  • Decision Making & Negotiation
  • Digital Transformation
Term 1 Oct-Dec
in Singapore
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial Communication
  • E-Commerce
  • French Class (elective)
  • Statistical Analysis for Management
Term 2 Jan-March
in France or
in Singapore
  • Financial Management
  • Operations Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management
  • French Class (elective)
  • Digital Business Models
  • Design Thinking
FIELD TRIPS
DIGITAL WEEK (in France)
Term 3 Apr-Jun
in Singapore
  • Business Analytics
  • Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Cyber Security
  • Project Management for Digital Initiatives
  • One Elective from Major in Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Summer Jul-Aug
CONSULTING FIELD PROJECT
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.

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 six 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 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.


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. 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.


Experience learning hands-on

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, Morocco...


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 particularly 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.

Meet the Academic Directors

  • Simon Nyeck
    Academic Director of the Major in Luxury Brand Management
    Simon Nyeck
    Academic Director of the Major in Luxury Brand Management

    Director, Center of Excellence in Luxury, Art & Culture, Associate Professor, Marketing Department

    Ph.D. in Management, ESSEC Business School
    Doctorat en Sciences de Gestion, Université Paris IX-Dauphine
    ITP, IMD Lausanne
    Glocoll Fellow, Harvard Business School

  • Peter O'Connor
    Academic Director of the Major in Hospitality Management
    Peter O'Connor
    Academic Director of the Major in Hospitality Management

    Information Systems, Decision Sciences and Statistics (IDS) Department

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

  • Andrea Roncoroni
    Academic Director of the Major in Finance
    Andrea Roncoroni
    Academic Director of the Major in Finance

    Professor of Finance, ESSEC Business School, Paris - Singapore.
    Visiting Fellow, Bocconi University, Milan.

    - International Teachers Program
    - IMD Lausanne, Switzerland.
    - Ph.D. in Finance, Paris IX Dauphine, France.

  • Kevyn Yong
    Academic Director of the Major in Entrepreneurship & Innovation
    Kevyn Yong
    Academic Director of the Major in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

    Ph.D. in Management, Cornell University, USA (2008)
    Ed.M. in Mind Brain & Education, Harvard University, USA (2001)
    B.Soc.Sci in Psychology, National University of Singapore, Singapore (2000)

  • Aarti Ramaswami
    Academic Director of the Major in Strategy & Management
    Aarti Ramaswami
    Academic Director of the Major in Strategy & Management

    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

  • Jan Ondrus
    Academic Director of the Major in Digital Business
    Jan Ondrus
    Academic Director of the Major in Digital Business

    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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