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 2023 intake are as follows:

No later than
No later than
Round 1  October 18, 2022
12 p.m. (Paris Time - Noon)
November 10, 2022 November 18 to 23, 2022 November 28, 2022
Round 2 January 4, 2023
12 p.m. (Paris Time - Noon)
January 31, 2023 February 6 to 13, 2023 February 20, 2023
Round 3 March 1, 2023
12 p.m. (Paris Time - Noon)
March 24, 2023 March 31, 2023 to April 6, 2023 April 17, 2023
Round 4 April 19, 2023
12 p.m. (Paris Time - Noon)
May 16, 2023 May 24 to 30, 2023 June 6, 2023

Admission Process

STEP 1: Anticipate, prepare, and take the tests

You will need to provide:
- 1 Management test score - mandatory
- 1 English test score mandatory. The English test is not required if the applicant has spent at least 3 years in a higher education program completely taught in English




    Management Test
GMAT 5 years Select 'ESSEC Business School-Master in Management (MIM) - Grande Ecole'
GMAT™ Online Exam is accepted
GRE 5 years Institution Code: 0839
GRE® General Test at Home is accepted
Tage-Mage 2 years  
CAT 1 year For Indian applicants
    English Test
TOEIC (Listening and Reading) 2 years Minimum score 850
IELTS (Academic) Minimum score 6.5
TOEFL iBT Minimum score 95 - Institution Code: 0520
TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition and TOEFL ITP are accepted
Cambridge (Minimum FCE) Minimum score 175

* The tests must not be older than the years mentioned above at the application deadline (application round you choose to apply in).

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

We encourage you to prepare well for the tests to get the best score possible. We recommend you to apply with a score above 600 for the GMAT and above 300 for the TAGE MAGE.

Click here to take the GMAT Quiz and get an estimate of your score. Please note that you cannot apply with a GMAT Quiz score. 

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 One page maximum 
High school diploma or equivalent  Authenticated copy of the diploma or transcripts
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 via videoconference.

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

Following your admission, make sure to secure your seat in the program by paying the non-refundable deposit within 2 weeks.

This amount will be deducted from your tuition fee.

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