At ESSEC Business School, students are in constant interaction with the business world, putting them in the best position to successfully build their careers.
Year 1 (Master 1; M1)
Depending on your background and latest degree, you will start the program in M1 and the total duration is 2 years (M1+M2).
3-6 months Company Mission
The 3 - 6 months company mission occurs at the end of Year 1 (M1). This integrated professional experience allows students to put the knowledge and skills they have learned into practice in a real-life context.
M1 students from the 2022 intake obtained internships in companies such as Accuracy Consulting, Air Liquide , Airfit, Altran Technologies, Ambassade de France en Inde, Bestinbrands PTE Ltd., Chanel, Clarins France, Dassault Systèmes, Deloitte Consulting GMBH, Doctolib, Edenred, Eight Advisory Belgium, Company Focus, Essilor International, Euler Hermès Services, Eurazeo, EY, Ici et là Productions, KPMG Advisory S.p.A., L'Oréal, Martell & Co., Octolis, Thetys Invest, Toyota, Ubisoft EMEA, YUYU UG.
Company mission can also be validated by working in Start-ups and Scale-ups created by our students and Alumni under ESSEC Ventures, the business incubator of ESSEC.
Year 2 (Master 2; M2)
Depending on your background and latest degree, you will start the program in M2 and the total duration of the program is 1 year, or you will continue with the second year of the program (M2) if you started in M1.
4 to 6 months Company Mission
For students based at ESSEC France (Cergy) in the Corporate or Consulting track or students at ESSEC Asia-Pacific (Singapore) in the Corporate track who do not choose the Asian Strategy Challenge mentioned below.
The 4 to 6 months company mission takes place at the end of the program, and is designed to facilitate students’ professional integration. It enables them to apply their newly acquired skills and knowledge to hands-on experience in an organization.
Companies hiring last year’s SMIB students for the Company Mission include AXA GIE, , PWC France, Corporate Value Associates France – CVA, CHANEL SAS, HENKEL BELGIUM NV, WILLIAM GRANT & SONS France, Amazon EU SARL, Succursale Française, PROCTER & GAMBLE France, PSA Automobiles, AMARIS FRANCE SARL, ROLAND BERGER MIDDLE EAST W.L.L., Freenow, KURMA PARTNERS, Airbus, CRÉDIT AGRICOLE SA, OLIVER WYMAN LTD, ARTEFACT, LVMH Fragrances & Cosmetics Singapore, Deloitte Mexico, Lafarge, Capgemini Consulting, CIE IBM France, MCKINSEY & COMPANY INC FRANCE, Air Liquide SA, ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES EUROPE, Christian Dior Couture, THE BCG AND CIE – BCG, CARTIER INTERNATIONAL, CHRISTIAN DIOR COUTURE, Renault SAS, DHL, Customer Solutions & Innovation, GE Renewable Energy, Sanofi-Aventis France, FLASH CONTRACT – PAPERNEST, INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES (IFF) France, EULER HERMES SERVICES, CHRISTIAN DIOR COUTURE, ARTHUR D. LITTLE, L'Oréal, Allianz Global Investors Gmbh, OPTIC TECHNOLOGY, DASSAULT SYSTÈMES, Eastsping Investments, GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS SCS
7-month Asian Strategy Challenge
For students based at ESSEC Asia-Pacific (Singapore) in the Consulting track. Students based at ESSEC Asia-Pacific (Singapore) in the Corporate track have a choice between the 7-month Company Mission or the Asian Strategy Challenge.
This 7-month consulting mission is mandatory for students following the Consulting track in Singapore. It is the best way to put into practice all the soft and hard skills needed to become a qualified consultant. Students have to act as a real consulting team, under the supervision of an ESSEC coach, on a mission that is proposed by a company or an economic cluster located in the Asia-Pacific region.
Examples of companies which propose projects include: L'Oréal, Loopedin, Maison21G, NewRIIS, DHL, GetGo, Grab, etc.
Year-Long Digital and Innovation Consulting Mission
For students based at ESSEC France (Cergy)
This year long consulting mission in partnership with KXIOP is open to the students from both tracks 'Corporate' and 'Consulting'. Students work under the guidance of a team of consultants at KXIOP on a real client case throughtout the academic year.