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ESSEC Business School

Global MBA

ESSEC is one of France's top business schools and a worldwide leader in management education (FT Worldwide rankings 2015/2016: #3 MSc in Management, #7 Advanced Master's in Financial Techniques, #14 Executive Education).  Its Global MBA is a one-year, full-time MBA for professionals who want to fast-track their career in an international environment. The program is ranked #7th in Europe for Employability by QS. It offers six Majors with an overall emphasis on international markets: Finance, Digital Business, Hospitality, Luxury, Strategy & Management, and Entrepreneurship. The digital impact currently experienced by all companies is strongly present in the program giving it a unique structure. Its combination of intense academic courses and hands-on experience through field trips and company visits prepares participants to become successful managers in an international business environment.
Accreditations: EQUIS, AACSB, AMBA
Duration: 12 months, full time
Location: Paris/Singapore
Language: English
Intake: Fall
Application: Dossier + TOEFL/TOEIC + GMAT + interview
Member of the Conférence des grandes écoles

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2017-04-28

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Participants:

  • Anne-Claire PACHE - Dean for Masters Programs
  • 00:24

    The Pitch

    01:38

    What are the concrete benefits of these strategic partners for students? Do these companies just give the school money to have their name on the program?

    05:23

    What’s the typical job-level of candidates you admit?

    08:08

    What are some of the jobs obtained by recent graduates of the Global MBA with concentration in Luxury Brand Management?

  • 09:12

    What are the prospects for students looking for career shift ? For example someone from an IT background looking to work in an industry like luxury

    11:17

    Do we have the opportunity to study on different campuses or do we have to choose between France and Singapore?

    13:13

    One of the testimonies on your site said they spent time in six countries during the yearlong program. Should I have a lot more money than for just tuition of 45,000 euro and living expenses? This seems like a program mostly for wealthy people.

    15:06

    Three Words Max

  • 17:21

    Can you tell me more about the mentor program? What’s their role in our studies?

    20:05

    Your site touts digital training, but a one-week competition doesn’t seem very long to really learn. What do we actually learn?

    23:14

    Which guarantees does the ESSEC Global MBA program presents to the student upon graduation regarding european market integration?

    27:17

    How does ESSEC’s research centers play into the MBA? Can we publish our own research?

  • 29:30

    Russian Roulette

    33:08

    Is there a minimum age requirement for the global MBA luxury track? If we have three years of professional experience

    35:04

    Hi Zubin! What’s something you did not learn in this program that you wish you had?

    37:49

    What should I expect for the interview and how can I prepare?

  • 40:46

    Do we get to choose our business consulting project or is it assigned?

    42:54

    Is it possible to change majors if we request soon enough at the start of program?

    44:14

    A Step Sideways

    44:32

    A Step Sideways: Are the team building exercises at the St Cyr Coëtquidan military school really training us to be business soldiers?

  • 47:25

    I’m from Egypt. If I want to stay in France to find a job, is that possible?

    48:39

    Does ESSEC offer any scholarships or financial aid?

    49:29

    Does ESSEC have any entrepreneurship programs in this MBA or incubator for startups?

    52:02

    Hi, what is your job now and how did you find it?

  • 52:53

    Regarding the luxury brand management, the content offers a broad understanding of different line of industries. How does this major fast track your career per say since this program covers a general info about different line of luxury instead of one focus?

    55:32

    What about student life? Is there time for student associations or are they only for bachelor-level students?

    57:04

    What’s the ratio of international to French students at the France campus?

    58:08

    The Sweetest