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The Global MBA is designed for high-­potential professionals looking to make a career leap.­ 

Admission Requirements:

  • Be at least 25 years old at the time of application
  • At least 3 years of post-university professional experience (excluding internships)
  • Work experience abroad or in an international environment
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • A competitive GMAT or GRE score
  • Advanced level of English

Our program advisors are happy to answer any questions you may have. You may contact them at global-mba@essec.edu


Mila Barthelemy
GMBA Recruitment Manager, EMEA


Victoria Rogers
GMBA Recruitment Manager, the Americas

Johnny Liang
GMBA Recruitment Manager, SEA ANZ & North Asia

Meenakshi Kaul
GMBA Recruitment Manager, India

Admission rounds

 

 

Online Application
Closing Date

ROUND 1 22 November 2020
ROUND 2 10 January 2021
ROUND 3 21 February 2021
ROUND 4 04 April 2021
ROUND 5 10 May 2021
ROUND 6 20 June 2021

7 steps to apply

Step 1: Prepare the tests

As part of the application file, you will need to provide:

  • A management aptitude test: GMAT / GRE (Validity of 5 years)
  • An English proficiency test: TOEIC (minimum score of 800) or IELTS (minimum score of 7) or TOEFL (minimum score 100 | TOEFL MyBest scores are accepted) (Validity of 2 years)

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

These tests can take several months to prepare. Keep this in mind when registering for the exams as your application will be incomplete without these scores. We also advise you to take sufficient time to prepare for these tests to ensure you attain the highest scores possible.

To send your scores to us, please use the following institution codes:

  • GMAT: X6RFV57
  • GRE: 0839
  • TOEFL: 0520
Step 2 : Start your online application

The application form is to be completed online and are now open. Click here to apply now.

To begin your application, you will need to create your account, following which you will receive an email with your login ID and password (PIN). These are required each time you sign in, thus you are advised to save this information carefully.

You can fill in the application form at your convenience, pause and come back to it at any point.

Step 3: Upload supporting documents
  • Two common essays for both majors, and additional question for Luxury Brand management major, and an optional question will be asked within the application form. You can refer the questions here to help you prepare your application.
  • A professional résumé (1-2 pages maximum)
  • A copy of your passport or ID card
  • 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
  • An ID photo, passport style (medium to high-resolution digital image)
  • Scholarship Essay (if applicable)
  • Two professional referees, please attach two reference letters on the website in this format only

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

Once you have completed your online application and have attached all the supporting documents, the final step is to submit your online application before the admission deadline. The upcoming admission rounds are listed in the table at the top of this page.

Earlier applicants will receive priority consideration for scholarships.

Please note that you will have to pay a non-refundable application fee of 130€/180SGD.

Step 5: Find out if you have been shortlisted

Your application will be fully studied by the Admissions Panel. Each part of your application is taken into account. If your application is successful, you will be contacted by ESSEC within two weeks.

Step 6: Sit for your interview

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted to organize an interview which will last for about 40 minutes. The aim of the interview is for you to be able to demonstrate your motivation for doing an MBA, for choosing ESSEC Business School and what you hope to achieve after your degree.

The admissions jury can comprise of faculty members, a Global MBA alumni, a member of the Global MBA team, a member of the ESSEC Career Services team, a HR professional or headhunter, as well as a current MBA participant.

Interviews will be conducted either in person or over video-conference, depending on the location of the candidate.

In the current given context, the interviews will be done over video-conference. Please find below the admission jury dates:

Round 1 - Dec 11

Round 2 - Feb 3

Round 3 - March 16

Round 4 - April 27 

Round 5 - July 7

Step 7: Get your results

The  Admissions Panel will deliberate on your overall application and decisions will be submitted. You will be notified within two 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. Decision letters are generally sent promptly after the interview, and your response is required in a timely fashion. 

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