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Do I have the profile that fits?

You are a business-oriented, bold, authentic, responsible and open-minded young applicant and wish to:
- Acquire an aptitude to work on an international scale in a multicultural environment
- Benefit from top-level teaching with an intense learning curriculum integrating professional experiences
- Develop your career in Western or Asian countries
- Pivot or launch your career in consulting, strategic management or digital transformation and innovation
- Discover Paris, Singapore, Rabat, Kingston (Ontario), Columbia or Monterrey

You have obtained or you are currently pursuing:

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

Admission Calendar

The online application portal (AOL) is open. Application deadlines for the academic year starting September 2024 are below:

 

ROUNDS 

ONLINE APPLICATION DEADLINE
Submit by 12 p.m. noon
(Paris time)

FINAL ADMISSION RESULTS

(No later than)

 

ROUND 1

 

31/10/2023

 

05/12/2023

 

ROUND 2

 

23/01/2024

 

01/03/2024

 

ROUND 3

 

14/03/2024

 

07/05/2024

 

ROUND 4

 

14/05/2024

 

26/06/2024

Admission Process

STEP 1: Anticipate, prepare, and take the tests

You will have to provide:
- 1 Management test score - mandatory
- 1 English test score - mandatory. The English test is not required if the applicant has spent at least 3 years in a higher education program completely taught in English.

TEST 

VALIDITY*

 

  Management Test

GMAT

GMAT Online or GMAT Focus Edition 

5 years Select 'ESSEC Business School-Master in Strategy and Management of International Business (SMIB)'
GRE, GRE Test at Home (Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing)  5 years Institution Code: 0839

CAT  1 year For Indian applicants
TAGE MAGE 2 years  
  English Test
TOEFL iBT, TOEFL iBT Special at Home Edition 

 

The English tests must not be older than 2 years at the application deadline (application round you choose to apply in) 

 

Minimum score 95 
Institution Code: 0520

IELTS Academic   Minimum score 6.5
Cambridge B2 First minimum   Minimum score 175
TOEIC Listening and Reading   Minimum score 850

 

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

Click here to take the GMAT Quiz and get an estimate of your score. Please note that you cannot apply with a GMAT Quiz score. 

Specific test requirements for Double Degrees and Exchanges

If you plan to apply for a double degree or an exchange program as part of the Corporate Strategy Track at ESSEC France or at ESSEC Asia-Pacific, please note that the following specific requirements apply:

Double Degree or Exchange

Management Test Score Requirements

English Test Score Requirements

Other Language Requirements

Double Degree | Darla-Moore School of Business - University of South Carolina, Columbia, United States

GMAT > 600

TOEFL > 100 OR
IELTS > 7.5

 -

Double Degree | EGADE Business School, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

GMAT > 600

TOEFL > 100 OR
IELTS > 7.5

Fluency in Spanish

Exchange | Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, Toronto, Canada

GMAT > 600

TOEFL > 100 OR
IELTS > 7.5

 -

Exchange | ESSEC Africa, Rabat, Morocco

No minimum score requirement

No minimum score requirement

Fluency in French

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 submitted, your campus and track choices are final.

STEP 3: Upload supporting documents

A complete online application includes the following items. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
All documents must be provided in English or French.
Official translations will have to be provided for documents in other languages by a certified translator. 

ITEMS

DESCRIPTION

Academic Transcripts Authenticated copies of transcripts relating to the currently pursued degree or the one achieved last. Simple copies will not be accepted. 
Degree(s) obtained Authenticated copy of the accredited higher education degree achieved last. If you have not achieved the required degree yet, upload an enrolment certificate stating the expected graduation date.
Important: By mid-December of your starting year at ESSEC, you will have to provide a copy of the eligible diploma (or a certificate of completion).
1 Curriculum Vitae One page maximum
1 Identity Card

Passport

or National Identity card, only for EU students (double-sided)

1 Photograph A recent ID photo 
1 English Test Copy of official score (test taker version) 
1 Management Test Copy of official score (test taker version) 
2 x References
One academic and one professional reference is highly recommended.
It is your responsibility to enter both referees’ contact details promptly and give them enough time to fill in the online reference. A link to fill in the online reference form is sent immediately after you save their contact details.
Application Fee 100 € non-refundable and payable online
Click to see if you are exempt.
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. Once you have submitted your application online, you cannot make changes to your 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: Your application file is ready for review

Once submitted, your application will be reviewed by the admission committee. Each part of your application is taken into account, hence the need to complete it conscientiously. Kindly note that in case clarification is needed, an interview may be scheduled.

STEP 6: Get your admission results

You will be notified about the results by email (refer to the above-mentioned timetable).

Please note that once your admission is confirmed, you will not be able to change tracks anymore. 

STEP 7: Secure your seat

Following your admission, make sure to secure your seat in the program by paying the non-refundable deposit within 2 weeks.

This amount will be deducted from your tuition fee.

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