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



Do I have the profile that fits?

  • You should have 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 
  • You are open-minded, internationally oriented, sensitive to the world around you and have leadership potential
  • You are under 32 years of age
  • Interested in Flexible 2 to 3 years program? You can apply with little or no graduate work experience.
  • Interested in Intensive 1-year track? You have at least 12 months of professional experience accumulated by June 30, 2024 during which you have demonstrated managerial skills

Admissions Calendar

The online application portal (AOL) is open. Application deadlines for the 2024 intake are as follows:

Intensive Track
Flexible Track
No later than
Intensive & Flexible Tracks
No later than
  Submit by 12 noon, Paris time      
 Round 1 10 Oct 2023 
17 Oct 2023
10 Nov 2023 20 to 24 Nov 2023 30 Nov 2023
Round 2 12 Dec 2023
03 Jan 2024
31 Jan 2024 7 to 15 Feb 2024 27 Feb 2024
Round 3 15 Feb 2024
28 Feb 2024 26 Mar 2024 4 to 12 April 2024 22 Apr 2024
Round 4 02 Apr 2024
17 Apr 2024 24 May 2024 3 to 7 June 2024 14 Jun 2024


Please be aware that: 

  • You can apply to only one track (Intensive Track or Flexible Track)
  • The Admissions Committee reserves the right to consider the transfer of your application to the Flexible Track should your profile align more suitably with the flexible study pace or if your prior professional experience does not meet the qualifications required for the Intensive Track.

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 Online or

GMAT Focus Edition


5 years


Select 'ESSEC Business School-Master in Management (MIM) - Grande Ecole'


GRE Test at Home (Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing)


5 years


Institution Code: 0839



2 years



1 year

For Indian applicants 


English Test

TOEIC Listening and Reading



The English tests must not be older than 2 years at the application deadline (application round you choose to apply in) 

Minimum score 850 

IELTS Academic

Minimum score 6.5


TOEFL iBT Special at Home Edition


Minimum score 95 - Institution Code: 0520

Cambridge B2 First minimum 

Minimum score 175

 *The tests must be valid at the time of the closing of the application session.

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.
To increase your chance of being accepted in the program, a competitive is required. To get feedback on your score, please get in touch with us via the 'contact us' button.

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. Each academic year, you can only apply once per program.
Once you submit your application, your campus choice is final.

STEP 3: Upload supporting documents

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

All documents must be provided in English or French.
Official translations by a certified translator will also have to be provided for documents in other languages. 



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 Enrollment Certificate with an expected date of graduation.
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 (simple copies will not be accepted).
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 (test taker version)
1 English Test
Proof of Employment
(for the Intensive 1-year Track only)
On the online application portal, the applicant must fill out and upload two documents:
1. Skill Evaluation Document: Download the excel document from the online application portal, fill it thoroughly and upload it back in PDF format on the portal.
2. A documentary evidence in PDF format such as a certificate from the employer, the president of the association or the head of the school, stating the tasks carried out along wth the dates. A translation is required if the original document is not written in English or French. 
1 Identity Card

Passport, or

National Identity Card (only for EU students) 


1 Photograph A recent ID photo
Application Fee 180 euros non-refundable and payable online only
Exempted for holders of B2M Alliance Passport
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
- Please be aware that the Admissions Jury reserves the right to consider the transfer of your application to the Flexible Track should your profile align more suitably with the flexible study pace or if your prior professional experience does not meet the qualifications required for the Intensive Track.

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 result

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

You will be notified about the admission result by email (refer to the above-mentioned timetable). 

If you have been successful, you will then be contacted by the Admissions Office to inform you how to confirm your place in the program. 

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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