ESSEC Business School

ESSEC Master in Management (MIM) - Grande Ecole - International Admissions

Ranked #3 worldwide by the Financial Times (2019) and recognized by the French Ministry of Education, the Master in Management (MIM) – Grande Ecole is one of the oldest and most prestigious Master-in-Management programs in the world. Its objective is to educate the next generation of responsible top leaders. Students are able to design their own learning path, tapping into any of the program’s more than 45 specialization tracks, offered on ESSEC campuses in Paris, Singapore, and Rabat or at one of the 97 partner universities worldwide. They gain professional exposure through 12 months of work experience and through a powerful network of 55000 Alumni in all corners of the world.
Accreditations of ESSEC : EQUIS, AACSB, AMBA 
Duration: 2 years average 
Location: Cergy - Singapore - Rabat
Language: English-French
>>Entry Requirement & Application 
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The questions

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  • Felix Papier - Academic Director
  • Mat Schuck - Student of the program
  • 00:18

    The Pitch


    I don’t speak French but I’d rather study a more useful language, like Mandarin. Is it mandatory to study French?


    What kind of courses do you offer about CSR?


    I am in the second year of my bachelors degree at present and I would like to know what are the entry requirements?

  • 09:01

    Coming to study in France is already a big step, and I’m not sure I want to move again to Singapore or Rabat. Is it possible just to do the whole master in France?


    As a non-European student, are there difficulties to secure a job in France? I don't know French as of now but I am willing to learn French


    The Clichés


    I’m from Turkey. Am I able to do an apprenticeship?

  • 22:44

    I am from China. I am still working on GMAT, which may take time haha. And I want to know how many available seats of MiM are there in next apply-periods.


    Because you get to personalise the programme, is it easy to settle in and make friends? What if my friends all end up doing something completely different?


    Does studying at the Asia campus only set you up for working in Asia afterwards? What if I want to study there but I don’t want to live there after?


    Who Am I?

  • 32:18

    I know that ESSEC is considered a ‘grande école’ in France, but does that actually mean anything outside of France? Will people know what I’m talking about?


    Do you have to live in Cergy? I want to live in central Paris, not in the suburbs.


    I am interested in fields such as Business Analytics and Business Intelligence. I know that there are electives, chairs and apprenticeship programs in France campus, which would help me specialize in those areas. But are the opportunities the same in Singapore campus?


    There’s a lot of choice but it’s a bit overwhelming and I don’t really know what I want to do yet. Does that matter? Do you help us decide what courses to take?

  • 42:17

    What is the most important thing in application? GMAT? GPA? or interview?


    Final Destination


    Are there any classes on environmental responsibility and sustainability?


    I’m actually in the process of launching my own start-up now. Do you support students who have their own projects on the side?

  • 50:30

    Is there anything you didn’t like in this programme?


    How do the exchange semesters work? Which semester is it and would I miss out on too much on the France campus?


    I want to apply for the double degree with Mexico. What do I need to be able to get on it? Do I have to already speak Spanish?


    I saw on your website that most people stay in France after graduating. Why is that? At what kind of jobs?

  • 58:21

    How do the incubators on campus work? Can I join a start-up that already exists there or do I have to come with my own idea?


    Extra Time