Master in Management (MIM) - Applying with an International Degree



Do I have the profile that fits?

  • Have you obtained or are currently pursuing a non-French 3-year bachelor’s degree (minimum level) in any field of study (engineering, sciences, business, management & economics, humanities & social sciences, law, health, political science & international relations, architecture & real estate, etc.) from a top university/school? 
  • Are you open-minded, internationally oriented, sensitive to the world around you and have leadership potential?
  • Do you have little or no graduate work experience and are you under 32 years of age?

Admissions Calendar

The application portal is currently open. Application deadlines for the 2021 intake are as follows:

No later than
No later than
No later than
Round 1 October 19th, 2020
23h59 Paris Time
November 10th, 2020 November 17th-23rd 2020 (All interviews will be held online) November 30th, 2020
Round 2 January 4th, 2021
23h59 Paris Time
January 28th, 2021 February 4th-16th, 2021 February 25th, 2021
Round 3 March 1st, 2021
23h59 Paris Time
March 25th, 2021 April 1st-12th, 2021 April 20th, 2021
Round 4 April 26th, 2021
23h59 Paris Time
May 20th, 2021 May 27th - June 3rd, 2021 (TBC) June 10th, 2021

Admission Process

COVID-19: Adapted Admission Procedure | Last updated: Monday, 28th September 2020

Please note that the following conditions are subject to change based on the evolving global situation. Kindly check this page regularly for updates.

English Tests: TOEFL iBT, IELTS, Cambridge

As test center testing remains limited in certain countries, candidates who have not already taken the test are allowed to apply by submitting the TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition.

For candidates based in Mainland China: Given that test center testing also remains limited in Mainland China, candidates who have not already taken the test are allowed to apply by submitting the TOEFL ITP.

Management Tests: GMAT and GRE

Given that Management test centers are closed and test center testing remains limited in certain countries, candidates who have not already taken the test are allowed to apply by submitting scores from the GMAT™ Online Exam or the GRE® General Test at Home.

STEP 1: Prepare the tests

You will need to provide:
- 1 Management test score - mandatory
- 1 English test score - exempted if native-speaker or have spent last 3 years in an English speaking university




    Management Test
GMAT 5 years Select 'ESSEC Business School-Master in Management (MIM) - Grande Ecole'
Click here to take the GMAT Quiz and get an estimate of your score
GRE 5 years Institution Code: 0839
Tage-Mage 2 years  
CAT 1 year For Indian applicants
    English Test
TOEIC 2 years Listening and Reading - minimum score 850
IELTS minimum score 6.5
TOEFL iBT minimum score 95 - Institution Code: 0520
Cambridge minimum score 175

These can take several months to prepare and to register for an exam slot. Keep this in mind before starting your application as without these test scores it will be incomplete.

STEP 2: Start your online application

Create your candidate account. You can fill in the online application at your own pace and come back to it at any point. You can only apply once per program each academic year.
Once validated, your campus choice is final.

STEP 3: Upload supporting documents

A complete online application includes the following items. Incomplete application will not be processed. 



Curriculum Vitae  
Motivation Letter 1 page maximum
Degree(s) obtained Authenticated copies of official degrees since high school (school leaving).
While applying, if you do not have your final diploma that makes you eligible for the program, you can apply with an Enrolment Certificate.
Important: By mid-December of your starting year at ESSEC, you will have to provide a copy of your final diploma (or a certificate of completion/attendance). 
Transcripts/Grade Sheets Authenticated Copies of official transcripts from all colleges and universities, including exchange programs. 
Grading System details must be provided.
2 x Recommendations
One academic and one professional reference is recommended.
It is the applicant's responsibility to enter details of both the referees as soon as possible to allow them to complete the online recommendation on time.
Once you enter their details and save, a link is sent to them immediately to fill out the recommendation online.
1 Management Test  Copy of official score. 
1 English Test
1 Identity Card Copy of Passport, or National Identity Card, etc.
1 Photograph A recent photo
Application Fee Non-refundable fee of 100 €
Exempted for holders of B2M Alliance Passport
All documents must be provided in English or French.
Official translations will also have to be provided for documents in other languages.
STEP 4: Submit your application

There are several rounds of admissions. Once you have submitted your application online you cannot make changes on your application.

STEP 5: Get your shortlisted results

- Each part of your application will be thoroughy studied. 
- You will be notified via email. 
- Then you can access the result via the application portal.

Am I a part of an automatic shortlisting partnership program?

STEP 6: Sit your interview

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview. 
- In person - on the Cergy and Singapore campuses or at one of our regional offices, when possible. 
- Via videoconference, if required.

Objective of this 45-minute interview:
- To understand you better: your personality and your values
- To evaluate your professional and personal project and its coherence with the program

STEP 7: Get your admission results

The jury will then deliberate on your overall application and decisions will be submitted to the Programme Director and ESSEC Admissions Committee.

Check your results

STEP 8: Secure your seat

If you have been successful, you will then be contacted by a member of the admissions team who will tell you how to go about confirming your place in the program. This will include paying a non-refundable deposit of €6,000. The deposit has to be paid within two weeks from the day of admission, and will then be deducted from your tuition fees.

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