A pioneer of business-related learning since 1907, ESSEC’s mission is to respond to the challenges of the future. In an interconnected, technological, and uncertain world, where the tasks are increasingly complex, ESSEC offers a unique pedagogical approach. This approach is founded on the creation and dissemination of cutting- edge knowledge, a blend of academic learning and practical experience, and a multicultural openness and dialogue.
ESSEC Business School
Since its creation in 1907, ESSEC Business School has built a reputation on high standards, a quest for excellence and a belief in intellectual freedom. A research driven academic institution, ESSEC has always tried to incarnate and transmit its five fundamental values of humanism, innovation, responsibility, excellence and diversity.
ESSEC’s leadership in founded on its capacity to create new, relevant and high-impact knowledge that feeds into the school’s activities across the board: the Bachelor’s, Master’s and executive education programs, and the activites of businesses.
ESSEC is right at the very heart of a vast network above-all based on the dynamism of a tightly knit community counting 47,000 graduates. Striving to propose ever-rich experiences to its students, ESSEC is developing academic partnerships and continuously strengthening its links with companies and organisations. (source, brochure instit p. 18)
With the Campus 2023 project, ESSEC is redefining its positioning within the Cergy-Pontoise conurbation. This new approach is underpinned by a strong focus on openness and interaction with the region, as well as a particular emphasis on the school’s international dimension, essential for fulfilling the global ambitions of ESSEC and the CY Alliance, of which the School is a member.
Since 2020, ESSEC is associated to CY Cergy Paris University and member of CY Alliance (ex COMUE University Paris Seine). As associated partner of CYU, ESSEC participates to its governance, in particular through the strategic board.
Anticipate the challenges of the future together
The spirit of openness and sharing is an inherent feature of the School’s relations with companies, institutions, and long-time ESSEC partners, which all play an essential role in the School’s development. Throughout the year, ESSEC enables companies to meet its students, as well as its alumni, to offer them recruitment opportunities. Our partner companies and institutions are also invited to contribute to research and learning – for example, through the creation of Chairs.
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Humanism, openness and responsibility are among the founding values of the School. ESSEC has always been committed to societal responsibility and trains its students to combine managerial effectiveness and collective responsibility at the service of the common good.
Living in one of the ALEGESSEC residences is stepping into a world rich in cultural diversity and broadening your experiences in a convivial and dynamic environment. ALEGESSEC accommodates one ESSEC student in four and counts over 84% international students.