Experience a learning-by-doing approach

A truly personal and international program 

Experience your management education in either one of our campuses leveraging ESSEC’s international reach and local capabilities. 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 business trips and company visits which will provide you with the skills needed to succeed in landing your dream job.

So if you are ready to live up to this challenge, our program team will be thrilled to welcome you.

Program Structure

Over the course of the year, you will obtain a solid foundation in core business concepts, specialize in a particular area through our majors, in a multicultural environment.

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 two Majors:

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, business trips and hands-on experience.

Term 0 September
in France
  • Managing and Leading in Organizations
  • + MAJOR
Term 1 Oct-Dec
in France
  • Financial Accounting
  • Statistics, Data, and Judgement
  • Marketing 
  • Strategic Management
  • + MAJOR
Term 2 Jan-March
in France
  • Financial Management
  • Sustainable Finance
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Digital Disruption
  • Macroeconomics
  • Macroeconomics of Climate Change
  • + MAJOR
Term 3 Apr-Jun
in France
or Singapore
  • + MAJOR
  • Digital Week
  • Global Strategy Simulation
Summer Jul-Sep
Term 0 September
in France
  • Team Building and Leadership Workshop 
  • Advanced Excel for Managers
  • Socio-cultural Foundations of Luxury
Term 1 Oct-Dec
in France
  • Communicating for Influence and Impact Workshop
  • Power BI
  • French Classes
  • Global Economy for Luxury
  • Digital Transformation of Luxury
  • Managing Savoir-Faire 
Term 2 Jan-March
in France
  • Ethics for Decision Making
  • Luxury Distribution and Retail 
  • Developing and Managing Luxury e-Retail
  • Art and Culture Management
  • Managing Luxury Sectors: Fashion
  • Managing Luxury Sectors: Wine & Spirits
BUSINESS TRIPS: LondonBelgium, Holland. Academic field trip to China and North America will be on line (*Trips vary year to year and on sanitary conditions)
Day Trip to Switzerland: Watch Business in Switzerland (*Trips vary year to year and on sanitary conditions)
Term 3 Apr-Jun
in France
  • Sustainable Luxury: Corporate Social Responsibility and Impact Strategies in the Luxury Sector
  • Virtual Trips
  • Brand Story Canvas: Building Compelling Brand Stories
  • Managing Luxury Sectors: Watches & Jewellery
  • Managing Luxury Sectors: Perfumes & Cosmetics
Summer Jul-Sep
Term 0 September
in France
  • Team Building & Leadership Workshop
  • Advanced Excel for Managers
  • Negotiations
Term 1 Oct-Dec
in France
  • Communicating for Influence and Impact Workshop
  • Power BI
  • French Classes 
  • Tech for Good
  • Strategic Consulting 
  • Entrepreneurship
Term 2 Jan-March
in France
  • Ethics for Decision Making
  • Digital Marketing
  • Operations Management 
BUSINESS TRIPS: LUXEMBOURG, ROTTERDAM, AND AMSTERDAM (*Trips vary year to year and on sanitary conditions) 
Term 3 Apr-Jun
in France
or Singapore
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Business Model Innovation in the Digital Age
  • Big Data and AI for Business I: Big Data & Open Data
  • Big Data and AI for Business II: Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
  • Finance for Consulting
Summer Jul-Sep

It was a privilege to welcome the Global MBA class in Luxembourg. It was refreshing to meet multicultural students who combine experience from their prior job with our school's academic excellence and entrepreneurial mindset. I was glad to learn that some of them will work in Luxembourg and join our Alumni chapter!”


Olivier Marechal, Global MBA Alumnus Class of 1987,

Partner, EY Luxembourg

What makes the program unique?

ESSEC Global MBA offers two 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 160 individuals representing 36 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!

Networking Events

 You will get the opportunity to have one to one conversations with 175 Alumni and Industry Leaders. These unique moments provide you with not only networking but also mentoring moments. You will also get the chance to interact with MBA participants from other business schools in France with our association with AMBA.

Mentor program

You will be paired with an experienced executive in your sector of interest who serves as a 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

During three days of integration into the ESSEC Global MBA, you will be immersed in sustainability issues and leadership challenges. ESSEC takes great pride in exploring new training and teaching techniques. In order to stay abreast of current sustainability trends and issues, the location may change from one year to the next. Over the course of this three-day adventure, you will form a strong bond with the other members of the cohort. This bond will carry you through the year and well into your future.

Experience hands-on learning

Digital Week Competition in France

The ESSEC Global MBA truly prepares you for the Digital Transformation and 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.

Business Trips

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 different countries. 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...This year, business trips are organized to key European destinations.

All trips are to be confirmed and subject to change or rescheduling according to the evolution of the present pandemic.

Visit the ESSEC Global MBA blog to find out more about the #ESSECGMBAExperience.

Capstone 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.

It has been a pleasure for Signify to collaborate with ESSEC Business School’s Global MBA participants on the Capstone project. As leaders in the Lighting IoT space, we are proud to be able to offer participants with business challenges in a dynamic environment where technology is changing rapidly. The participants are able to build critical skills for their future careers and at the same time, help our company by giving us very innovative and interesting approaches to a real business issue. We look forward to continue our collaboration with ESSEC and their programs.

Mahesh Iyer
CEO, Market Group, Growth Markets - Signify (formerly known as Philips Lighting)

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