Analysis of the program by Campus-Channel

What we noted

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




Zooming in the interviews


The questions

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

    The Pitch


    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?


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


    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


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


    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.


    Three Words Max

  • 17:21

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


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


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


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

  • 29:30

    Russian Roulette


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


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


    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?


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


    A Step Sideways


    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?


    Does ESSEC offer any scholarships or financial aid?


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


    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?


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


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


    The Sweetest