Master in Strategy & Management of International Business (SMIB)



Where will ESSEC SMIB take you?

Thanks to the customized study paths offered by the ESSEC Master SMIB program, graduates find positions in various roles across the world, particularly in Europe and Asia.

 Despite the pandemic, 2021 graduates achieved their goals:



found their
first job before graduation


in less than
3 months


in less than
6 months


hold an internationally-oriented position

21% found their first job outside of their country of origin.

  • Europe (France included): 84%

  • Asia: 10%

  • Rest of the world: 6%


Graduates of the Master SMIB program are successful in pursuing a full-filling career in various sectors and functions.



  • 41% Consulting 
  • 14% Retail, Cosmetics, Fashion 
  • 11% IT Industry
  • 9% Banking, Finance, Insurance 
  • 6% Aeronautics and Space   
  • Consulting
  • Strategy
  • Data Analytics
  • Retail
  • Finance
  • Audit
  • Marketing
  • Business Development    



(RE)SET, 24S (LVMH), Autoteile, AB Science, Abbott, AbbVie, Accenture, Adyen, AEC Partners, AfriDoctor, Agorapulse, Air France, Air Liquide, Alcimed, Allianz, Alpha Financial, Markets Consulting, Alstom, Amazon, Amundi, Agrimeat, APACMed, April, AramisAuto, Arbiom, Assemblée Nationale, AstraZeneca, Aurexia, Axa Investment Managers, Back Market, Baobab+, Baxter International, Bayer, BCG, BearingPoint, BLACAZ., BNP Paribas, Bpifrance, British American Tobacco, Broychim, Buy2sell, CAD.42, Capgemini Invent, Carbo, Cardionovum, Carrefour, CBRE, Cider, CMA-CGM, CMI strategies, CNH Industrial, Coca-Cola, Compagnie de Phalsbourg, Crédit Agricole CIB, Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, Dalberg Global Development Advisors, Dassault Systèmes, Decathlon, Deloitte, DHL, Disneyland Paris, DriveQuant, Ecolab, EcoTree, Edenred, EHG Evolution Health Group, EKLR, Elsan, Engie, ERC Executive Agency, Eurogroup Consulting, EverWatt, Exton Consulting, EY, EY-Parthenon, Fast Retailing, Financière First National, Finexsi, Foodpanda, FRED, FutureBrand, Generali, GENYZ, GNT Capital, Gold Nest Capital, Grab, Grant Thornton International, Group CVA, Groupe Henner, Groupe ING, Groupe Renault, GSK, Guinot-Mary Cohr, HappyVore, Hermès, HIKVISION, Hilti, Holcim, HTX, Huawei, iGraal, Imerys, Innate Pharma, Ipsen Pharma, IQVIA, iXblue, J.P.Morgan, Janssen Cilag, Jicap Performance, Johnson & Johnson, Julhiet Sterwen, KPMG, KRDS Paris, Kxiop, L.E.K. Consulting, Laboratoires Pierre Fabre, Laboratoires Urgo, LaMarne Management, Left Bank Asset Management, LEK Consulting, LifeScan, Lingang Group, Liveo, Louis Vuitton Malletier, LVMH, Maestis, Mangopay, ManoMano, Marpico, Mars&Co, Massena Partners, McKinsey&Company, Ministère des Armées, Monitor Deloitte, MSD France, Murex, My Mother Agency, MyTrooperS, NEOEN, Network Rail, Niji, Nissan, Novagen Conseil, Novartis, NovaSource Power Services, Novocure, ObvioHealth, Odigo, Orange, Orphoz, Pernod Ricard, Pfizer, Philips, Porsche Consulting, Procter&Gamble, Proofpoint, Publicis Groupe, PwC, REI Habitat, Reitzel Groupe, Rexel, Roche, Roland Berger, Salsify, Sanofi, Schneider Electric, Sea Shepherd Global, Shopee, Sia Partners, Simple and New, Singapore Airlines, Snowflake, Société Générale, Sofrecom, Soitec, Solution BI France, Sopra Steria Next, SPREAD, Stanwell Consulting, Starburst, STEP Consulting, SumUp, Sunday, Tempow,Tereos, Thales, The Export-Import Bank of China, Thi Factory, TotalEnergies, Triago, Tuya Smart, Uber, Ubisoft, UCB Pharma, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Vaisala, Vertone, Vinci Airports, Wavestone, WeWard, Wizzin, Yext, Yves Saint Laurent

ESSEC Accompanies You

Helping you shape your career

ESSEC Career Services

Career guidance and advice


Throughout your time at ESSEC, the Career Services will accompany you in defining your career plan and facilitating your entry into the professional world.


Through the support of the Career Services team, you will be able to:

- Learn more about yourself and enhance your experiences.
- Explore career opportunities, reflect and develop your personal and professional project.
- Define your internship/job search strategy and prepare yourself for numerous recruitment events through coaching with specialists.
- Prepare your CV, LinkedIn profile and cover letter in an impactful manner, and develop your network efficiently.
- Prepare for different types of job interviews through role-playing exercises (pitching) and learn to position yourself well during salary negotiations.


Meeting with professionals and recruitment opportunities


In addition to the offers received and shared with all the major business schools, the Career Services team receives more than 16,000 internship, apprenticeship and VIE offers each year, and more than 6,000 job offers and exclusive Graduate Program offers, both in France and internationally.


The Career Services team organizes numerous recruitment events and puts you in direct contact with your future employer(s):


- Company presentations, business conferences, recruitment sessions, workshops, master classes and internationally-themed weeks.


Recruitment Fairs


Talent Days

This recruitment fair brings together around hundred companies. You will establish contacts with companies from all sectors of activity, such as: Air Liquide, Amazon, Bouygues, Carrefour, Ekimetrics, Groupe Casino, Henkel, L’Oréal, LVMH, Metro, Orange, Saint-Gobain, Le Groupe TF1, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Unilever, Vinci, etc.


Start-up & Innovative Companies Fair

This fair brings together start-ups for a pitch and speed recruiting day.


Consulting Fair

During this recruitment fair you will establish exceptional contacts with consulting firms such as: Accenture, Accuracy, Bain & Company, BearingPoint, BCG, Capgemini Invent, KPMG, Mazars, McKinsey & Company, Roland Berger, Wavestone, etc.


Finance Fair

During this recruitment fair you will establish exceptional contacts with financial institutions such as: Ardian, AXA, BNP Paribas, Bpifrance, Candriam, Centerview Partners, Crédit Agricole CIB, Hines, Moody’s, ODDO BHF, Qonto, Rothschild & co, Société Générale, UBS, etc.

ESSEC Alumni: A network for life

When you join ESSEC Business School, you join a community. You will discover the power of the ESSEC network.


ESSEC Alumni already has 65,000 graduates with diverse profiles dispersed in all corners of the world. With unique personalities, they share a common goal to achieve their career objectives.


As you enter ESSEC, you become a member of ESSEC Alumni and you remain one forever.

This is the lifetime membership, that ESSEC has been the first French Business School with a global reach to put in place.


ESSEC Alumni is by your side at every stage of your career:


When you are a student, to guide you in finding professional opportunities through the network, exchanging with graduates, benefiting from various services to launch your start-up, and staying up to date with the latest news from the ESSEC community.


When you are a graduate, to support you throughout your professional life, to help you develop your network and exchange with your peers, to guide you in benefiting from services for your start-up, and to allow you to rediscover the atmosphere of your ESSEC years.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Since its creation, ESSEC has always cultivated a spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation, which lies at the very core of its educational approach, research, and managerial practices.


- ESSEC Ventures is a structure that supports ESSEC students with business projects. It consists of an incubator, a talent incubator, and a seed fund. It also organizes numerous events bringing together entrepreneurs and investors.

Learn more about ESSEC Ventures


- ESSEC Antropia is a structure that supports ESSEC students with social enterprise projects so that social, environmental, and economic considerations can come together to create a better world.

Learn more about ESSEC Antropia 

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