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Our full-time Global MBA is designed for responsible and high-potential professionals looking to make a career leap through a 12-month intensive and life-changing journey.

Requirements:

  • At least 25 years old when you submit your application (average: 30)
  • At least 3 years of post-university professional experience (excluding internships)
  • International work experience (abroad or in an international environment)
  • A 4-year Bachelor's Degree
  • A competitive GMAT or GRE score
  • An advanced level of English

Our team of advisors will be happy to review your profile and answer any questions you may have: contact them, click here.

Admission rounds

 

The admissions for September 2022 is now closed. We will soon update this section with the different rounds for September 2023.

Meanwhile, if you would like to learn more about the MBA Program, and see if it is the right fit for you, contact us to learn more.

5 steps to apply

Step 1: Preparation & Tests

Keep in mind, tests can take several months to prepare! Preparing will ensure you attain the highest scores possible for the required tests and then, register for the exams (GMAT/GRE & English).

  • A management aptitude test: GMAT / GRE (Validity of 5 years)

COVID-19: Adapted Admission Procedure | Last updated: July 2021

Management Tests: GMAT and GRE: As 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.
ESSEC Codes: please use the following institution codes to send us your scores:
GMAT: X6RFV57
GRE: 0839

  • An English proficiency test* (validity of 2 years)
  • - TOEIC: minimum score of 800
    - IELTS: minimum score of 7
    - TOEFL: minimum score 100 | TOEFL MyBest scores or TOEFL Essentials Test (minimum score 10) are accepted.

*Not required if you are a native English speaker, have spent the last 3 years in an English speaking university or lived for a minimum of 3 years in an English speaking country.

COVID-19: Adapted Admission Procedure | Last updated: July 2021

English Tests: TOEFL iBT, IELTS: 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 or the TOEFL ITP.

ESSEC Codes: please use the following institution codes to send us your scores
TOEFL: 0520

Step 2 : Online Application
  1. Create your ESSEC Account - Click here!
  2. You will receive an email confirmation with your ID and password
  3. Fill out the application form at your convenience, pause, and come back to it at any point.
  4. Complete your essays - download list of questions here

- 2 common essays
- 1 additional question for the Luxury Brand Management major
- 1 optional question

Step 3: Checklist & Documents
  • A professional CV/resume (1-2 pages maximum)
  • A copy of your passport or ID card
  • ID photo, passport style (medium to high-resolution digital image)
  • 1 Scholarship Essay (if applicable)
  • 2 professional referees, please attach two pdf reference letters in your application in this format only
  • Official transcripts of grades from all prior academic establishments (excluding high school)
  • Official degree certificates from all prior academic establishments (excluding high school)
  • If you are a French candidate, a copy of your baccalauréat
  • Original GMAT or GRE score (Online GMAT Scores are accepted
  • Original TOEFL or IELTS or TOEIC score
  • Application fee: €130

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

GMAT/GRE Waiver

Submit your application now, send in your test scores later!

To ensure you get a spot on the ESSEC Global MBA program, you can apply without GMAT and be accepted into the program pending reception of accepted GMAT scores. You cannot be fully enrolled and benefit from scholarships before ESSEC receives all documents and test scores. Admitted applicants without GMAT should send their GMAT results to the admissions team before the next round deadline.

Please note: For any submission of applications for the 20th February 2022 deadline, the candidate must submit a complete application (including English & GMAT or GRE) to avail the Early Bird Scholarship.

Step 4: Interview
  • Application review: Your complete application will be fully reviewed by the Admissions Panel. If successful, you will be contacted within 2 weeks for your 40-minute interview.
  • Interview: The aim during the interview is to demonstrate your motivation (for an MBA, for ESSEC, and what you hope to achieve). The interview will be conducted either in person or over video conference, depending on the location of the candidate. The Panel includes the Academic Director and/or faculty members, Global MBA alumni or students, members of the ESSEC Talent Center, HR professionals, or headhunters.
Step 5: Results
  • Results: Upon decision, you will be notified within 2 weeks of your interview if you have been offered a place in the ESSEC Global MBA program along with supporting documentation for participants who have to obtain visas.

Please note that all decisions by the Admissions Panel are final and cannot be appealed

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