Master in Data Sciences & Business Analytics (DSBA) - ESSEC & CentraleSupélec



Do I have the profile that fits?

  • Do you hold a degree in engineering, science, mathematics, statistics, business or economics from a top university/school?
  • Are you open-minded, problem solver and exhibit leadership potential?
  • Are you looking to immerse in subjects such as big data, AI, machine learning, coding languages?
  • Are you looking to combine technical and managerial skills to become an expert and a leader?

Have you obtained or are currently pursuing:

A 3-year Bachelor or a Licence 3 at the minimum You will complete the
program in 2 years (M1+M2)
A 4-year Bachelor or a Master 1 at the minimum You will complete the
program in 1 year (M2)

If the commission board finds that your background is strong but not complete enough in some required aspects, we may ask you to complete the program in 2 years (M1+M2) instead in order to build up your strengths and ensure your success.



Admissions calendar

The application portal is currently open. Application deadlines for the 2021 intake are as follows:




Round 1

October 19th, 2020

November 30th, 2020

Round 2

January 4th, 2021

February 25th, 2021

Round 3

March 1st, 2021

April 20th, 2021

Round 4

April 26th, 2021

June 10th, 2021

Admission Process

COVID-19: Adapted Admission Procedure for candidates based in Mainland China | Last updated: Wednesday, 1st July 2020

Please note that the following conditions are subject to change based on the evolving global situation. Kindly check this page regularly for updates.

English Tests: TOEFL iBT, IELTS, Cambridge

Given that English test centers are currently closed in Mainland China, candidates who have not already taken the test are allowed to apply to Round 1 by submitting the TOEFL ITP.

STEP 1: Prepare the tests

You will need to provide:
- 1 Management test score - mandatory
- 1 English test score - exempted if native-speaker or have spent last 3 years in a 100% English speaking university




  Management Test
GMAT 5 years Select "ESSEC Business School-Master in Data Sciences and Business Analytics"
Click here to take the GMAT Quiz and get an estimate of your score
GRE 5 years Institution Code: 0839
CAT 1 year  
Tage-Mage 2 years  
  English Test
2 years

 Minimum score 95 - Institution Code: 0520
IELTS  Minimum score 6.5
Cambridge  Minimum score 175
TOEIC  Minimum score 850

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

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. 

STEP 3: Upload your supporting documents

A complete application file includes the following items. Incomplete application will not be processed. 



Curriculum Vitae  
Motivation Letter 1 page maximum
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 Official or authenticated copies from all colleges and universities attended since high school, 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 send 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 Passport or National Identity Card.
1 Photograph A recent ID photo
Application Fee Non-refundable fee of 100 €
Click to see if you are exempted
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.

Please keep in mind that there are several rounds of admissions. The deadlines to submit your application are listed in the table above.

STEP 5: Get your results

Your application will then be fully studied by the Academic Directors and an admissions committee. Results will be published online in your application online portal.

Results will be announced on the dates communicated in the table at the top of this page.

If you have been successful, you will then be contacted by a member of the admissions team who will tell you how to go about confirming your place in the programme.

If you applied for one-year program, please note that if the commission board finds that your experience or background is strong but not complete enough in some required aspects, you may be asked to join the two-year program instead in order to build up your strength and ensure your success.

STEP 6: Secure your seat

Within two weeks from the day of admission, confirm your place by paying the 5,000 EUR non-refundable deposit.

This amount will be deducted from your tuition fee


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