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Do I have the profile that fits?

  • Do you hold a degree in engineering, science, mathematics, business or economics from a top university/school?
  • Are you a high-potential candidate with an excellent academic record?
  • Are you open-minded, career-oriented and exhibit leadership potential?
  • Are you looking to pursuit a career in the world’s major financial centers?

Have you obtained or are currently pursuing:

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

 

ONLINE APPLICATION DEADLINE 

ADMISSION RESULTS 
NO LATER THAN

Round 1

October 19th, 2020
23h59 Paris Time

November 30th, 2020

Round 2

January 4th, 2021
23h59 Paris Time

February 25th, 2021

Round 3

March 1st, 2021
23h59 Paris Time

April 20th, 2021

Round 4

April 26th, 2021
23h59 Paris Time

June 10th, 2021

Admission process

COVID-19: Adapted Admission Procedure | Last updated: Monday, 28th September 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

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.

For candidates based in Mainland China: Given that test center testing also remains limited in Mainland China, candidates who have not already taken the test are allowed to apply by submitting the TOEFL ITP.

Management Tests: GMAT and GRE

Given that Management test centers are closed and 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.

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

TEST 

VALIDITY

 

  Management Test
GMAT 5 years Select "ESSEC Business School-Master in Finance"
Click to take the GMAT Quiz and get an estimate of your score
GRE 5 years Institution Code: 0839
CAT 1 year For Indian applicants
Tage-Mage 2 years  
  English Test
TOEFL iBT
2 years
 Minimum score 95 - Institution Code: 0520
IELTS  Minimum score 6.5
Cambridge  Minimum score 175
TOEIC Listening and Reading - 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. Once validated, your campus choice is final.

STEP 3: Upload your supporting documents

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

ITEMS

DESCRIPTION

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 € Cergy campus
SGD 160 Singapore campus 
Click here 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 the admissions committee. Results will be published online in your application online portal.

Results will be announced on the dates communicated in the table above.

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

STEP 6: Secure your seat

Within two weeks from the day of admission:

  • Confirm your place in France by paying the 5,000 EUR non-refundable deposit.
  • Confirm you place in Singapore by paying the 7,000 SGD (including GST) non-refundable administrative fee.

           This amount will be deducted from your tuition fee.

 

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