Master in Strategy & Management of International Business (SMIB)



Program Cost

Tuition depends on the campus you will be studying at. The base tuition fee is the same, regardless of exchange choice or if you choose to pursue a double-degree.

Application Fee: €115
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Tuition Fees - Valid for 2021 intake

Students completing the program in 2 years*



Master 1 (M1)





- Non-refundable deposit payable within two weeks from the day of admission




- Remaining tuition payable before August 31



Master 2 (M2)

- Payable before August 31


- Payable in 2 equal installments in August and December

SGD 36,200

Students completing the program in 1 year*



Master 2 (M2)




SGD 36,200


- Non-refundable deposit payable within two weeks from the day of admission


- Non-refundable administrative fee payable within two weeks from the day of admission

SGD 7,000


- Remaining tuition payable before August 31


- Remaining tuition payable in equal installments in August & December

SGD 29,200

*Depending on your prior degree and background

ESSEC Alumni - Alumni Association life-long membership
Starting in France: €1,600 (Payable before August 31)
Starting in Singapore: SGD 2,500 (Payable before August 31)

Living Cost
In France: Monthly approximate covering housing, food, etc. - €1,000
In Singapore: Monthly approximate covering housing, food, etc. - From SGD 1,200

Financing your program


ESSEC Academic Excellence/Diversity Scholarship

To sustain the academic excellence of the program and enhance the education and experience of our students, ESSEC Business School offers the Academic Excellence scholarship to outstanding candidates and the Diversity Scholarship to students with varied cultural perspectives and backgrounds.

Academic Excellence Scholarship - Open to all applicants and awarded on the basis of the overall quality of their application i.e. academic excellence demonstrated in the file: outstanding Management test scores, strong motivation, etc.;
Diversity Scholarship - Demonstrate academic excellence and bring diversity in terms of citizenship, prior education or background.

Can cover up to 50% of total tuition fees.

Scholarship decisions are made during the application procedure. There is no additional application to fill out or request to make. Selected students will be notified upon being offered a place on the program.

Eiffel Scholarship

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs funds the Eiffel scholarship.

Reserved for non-French candidates, double nationality included, no older than 30 years old at the time the selection committee will meet (around mid-March).

A monthly allowance of €1,181 and covered costs of one international return journey and social security cover.

ESSEC submits applications for EIFFEL scholarships on your behalf. Your application should be completed and submitted therefore in the first or second round of applications.

LIFE Financial Aid for Lebanese Students

A platform to channel the influence of Lebanese finance executives worldwide in order to establish stronger bonds, nurture the next generation and promote Lebanon.

Candidate must be Lebanese or of Lebanese descent, achieve and maintain academic excellence, demonstrate interest in pursuing a career in Finance and must be in financial need.

Up to 12 000 USD per year for the duration of the academic program.

ESSEC submits applications for LIFE scholarships on your behalf.

Student Loans

Bank Loans

As an ESSEC student, you can take out a preferential rate bank loan, which covers full tuition and is repaid starting at the end of your first year of work.

Loan applicants are required to have a guarantor living in France. According to the banks, the guarantor must earn enough to cover the monthly loan payments but also either be a French citizen, a close family member and/or both. Additional fees and expenses will be the responsibility of the student.

Prodigy Finance

International Students from 150 different nationalities admitted to the Master in Strategy and Management of International Business (SMIB) may apply to Prodigy Finance loans. Contrary to the banks in France and Singapore, Prodigy does not require a collateral or co-signer.
These loans are granted based on the student's future earning potential and do not take into account credit history.
Students may apply online on the Prodigy website. There is no hidden fee or early repayment fee. Interest rates may vary depending on individual profiles. Funds are directly disbursed to the school in euro (€) so no exchange rates are borne by the student. Disbursement starts from September and loan application processing time may go up to a month and a half. The sooner you apply, the better.
We advise you to read carefully the Prodigy website to check your eligibility before applying.

Student Jobs

On-campus missions

ESSEC employs its students in a wide variety of functions which can help towards everyday living costs. These are part time short-term contracts in for example taking up the role of a student ambassador, assisting teachers, carrying out market research, helping out at conferences and events, contributing to social media, etc.

You will also get the chance to apply for a 1-day per week mission to work with your Academic Director, Prof. Maman.

Find out more

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Bairu , Antoine , Larissa , Yuk Yi and Guillaume current students, will be more than happy to answer your questions.
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