ESSEC Business School

Global BBA

The ESSEC brand with its triple accreditation and its international exchange network of 156 partner universities worldwide offers a strong Global BBA. This program has the international aspect as one if its key strengths. Students choose to study in one of the three campuses of ESSEC in France, Singapore, Morocco or a mix of these. The programme focuses first on fundamentals of management, and students integrate work experience into their curriculum as they pursue their degree.
Entry requirement: High School diploma
Duration: 4 years
Location: France (Cergy, Paris area), Singapore, and Rabat
Language: English or French
Selection: academic dossier + TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS (for non-native English speakers) + interview
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  • Corinne Peiffert - ESSEC BBA Director of Studies
  • Shrey Agarwal - Alumnus of the program
  • 00:14

    The Pitch


    Hello! I see that the program is taught in both French and English. How much French do we have to speak? I studied in high school but it’s not great.


    How often do we get to change campuses? Can we change every year?


    Will this bachelor’s be enough to get a good job, or will I need to get a master’s?

  • 07:37

    Does our ESSEC tuition cover fees of partner universities? I understand tuition is much more expensive in the U.S. for example.


    Could you tell us more about the scholarships provided? What requirements we have to cover?


    Since it’s so competitive, how are students selected for the IBEA track?


    Three Words Max

  • 14:48

    How is it better to go in for BBA in France rather than UK or USA? Do the students get enough employment opportunities after BBA?


    What advantages do you see to studying in Morocco or Mauritius as an international student? They seem a bit disconnected from the business world of the top economies and markets.


    What does the ideal profile look like for the BBA?


    There isn’t much information on the site about the courses we take in this program. It just says “fundamentals.” Can you give some more details about the curriculum, please?

  • 24:31

    Are there any “pre-packaged” elective choices that follow a thematic to help us in choosing our path?


    Can we take a break between academic years and pick up our studies where we left off?


    Russian Roulette


    I’m not quite sure what kind of work I want to do -- not even when it comes to internships. Where do students typically end up for internships?

  • 32:53

    Who are the professors and where do they come from?


    What facilities to stay at the campus are provided?


    What’s student life like at ESSEC? Do we have time to participate in student associations?


    How many points on the IB is required in order to be able to join ESSEC?

  • 39:22

    How much time does the interview last? Tell us more about it, please.


    What types of master’s degrees do students pursue after the BBA?


    What’s the workload like?


    A Step Sideways

  • 45:28

    A Step Sideways: It’s time to unwind after work! If ESSEC BBA were a cocktail, what cocktail would it be? (and why?)


    Is this a good degree for me if I want to be an entrepreneur?


    Hello, I’m interested in the apprenticeship scheme to finance my studies. How does this impact the rhythm of classwork since it’s more committed than an internship?           


    Are we obligated to change campuses, or can we do the whole program on one campus?

  • 52:06

    I would like to apply to you program but don’t have a concrete idea of what campus to choose. How would you say the campus personalities differ?


    A question for the student: what have you liked the most and the least about the program?


    When should we start applying for the BBA program for the academic year 2017?


    The Sweetest