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Fast track your career with a one-year MBA

Being business savvy on your home turf is no longer enough. To succeed in today’s fast changing business world, global perspectives and intercultural competencies are essential. The ESSEC Global MBA aims to help you develop your creativity and problem-solving skills in a multicultural context, in very different business environments, and in a number of specialized areas of expertise.

The ESSEC Global MBA is a full-time MBA, offering six Majors with an overall emphasis on international markets. The digital impact currently experienced by all companies will be strongly present in the program giving it a unique structure.

You will focus on fundamental business concepts through strong academic and innovative learning approaches. You will also benefit from immersion in real-world projects and business situations through field trips and company visits, which will provide you with the skills needed to succeed in landing your future dream job.

Program Structure

Over the course of the year, you will obtain a solid foundation in core business concepts, have the opportunity to specialize in a particular area, in the multicultural environment provided by one of our campuses in France or in Singapore.

Core courses are taken by all students together whereas during the elective courses you may be in class with students from other programs. Throughout the year, students also go through continuous personal and professional development activities such as mentoring, networking, preparation of CV, interviews, placements, and so on.

The ESSEC Global MBA program offers six Majors on our two campuses:

  • Luxury Brand Management - Paris
  • Hospitality Management - Paris
  • Finance - Paris
  • Strategy & Management - Paris or Singapore
  • Digital Business - Singapore
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation - Singapore

Customize your MBA

During the core semester, you will acquire a solid foundation in business concepts. This is allow you to tailor the MBA to your individual needs and goals through your major choice, as well as benefit from immersion in consulting projects, study trips and hands-on experience.

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Foundation
Major
Term 0 September
  • Leadership Training
  • Management of People at Work OUGABOUGA
  • Leadership Training
  • Management of People at Work
Term 1 October
to
December
  • Leadership Training
  • Management of People at Work
  • Leadership Training
  • Management of People at Work
  • Leadership Training
  • Management of People at Work
  • Leadership Training
  • Leadership Training
Term 1 October
to
December
  • Leadership Training
  • Management of People at Work
  • Leadership Training
  • Management of People at Work
  • Management of People at Work
  • Leadership Training
  • Management of People at Work
Major
Term 1 October
to
December
  • Leadership Training
  • Management of People at Work
  • Leadership Training
  • Management of People at Work
  • Leadership Training
  • Management of People at Work
  • Leadership Training
  • Management of People at Work
MajorMajorMajorMajor
Term 1 October
to
December
CONSULTING FIELD PROJECT
Term 0 September
in Singapore
  • Leadership Training
  • Management of People at Work
  • Decision Making & Negociation
  • Digital Transformation
Term 1 Oct-Dec
in Singapore
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial Communication
  • E-Commerce
  • French Class (elective)
  • Statistical Analysis for Management
Term 2 Jan-March
in France or in Singapore
  • Financial Management
  • Operations Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management
  • French Class (elective)
  • Digital Business Models
  • Design Thinking
FIELD TRIPS
DIGITAL WEEK (in France)
Term 3 Apr-Jun
in Singapore
  • Business Analytics
  • Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Cyber Security
  • Project Management for Digital Initiatives
  • One Elective from Major in Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Summer Jul-Aug
CONSULTING FIELD PROJECT
Term 0 September
in France
  • Leadership Training
  • Management of People at Work
  • Overview of Luxury & Marketing Distribution
  • French Luxury Savoir-Faire Week
Term 1 Oct-Dec
in France
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial communication
  • E-commerce
  • French Class (elective)
  • Issue in Luxury Brand Management & Qualitative Research
Term 2 Jan-March
in France
  • Financial Management
  • Operations Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic management
  • French Class (elective)
  • Luxury Retail Management
  • Consumer Behavior/Semiotics
Field trips
Digital Week
Term 3 Apr-Jun
in France
  • Design Management
  • Luxury Social Media
  • Managing Sectors: Jewellery
  • Managing Sectors: Wines & Spirits
  • Managing Sectors: Perfumes &Cosmetics
  • Managing Sectors: Watches
  • Luxury Business in Italy
  • Watch Business in Switzerland
  • Discovering Dubai Retail Market
Summer Jul-Aug
BOUTIQUE INTERNSHIP (optional)
Majors anchored in ESSEC Centers of Excellence

The ESSEC Global MBA allows students from various majors to benefit from the research, network and resources from various Company Chairs, Centers of Research, and Centers of Excellence. You will get exposure to and involvement with the deep expertise and knowledge base of the faculties involved. They offer strategies for understanding future challenges, and guide the development of partnerships. ESSEC’s cutting-edge research feeds into the centers of excellence in real time, reinforcing their role as incubators of learning innovation. For ESSEC’s corporate partners they represent laboratories where ideas can be tested and evaluated in an “intrapreneurial” context.

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Timothé Massebieau
Chef de projet
Revsquare France

What makes the program unique?

ESSEC Global MBA offers six Majors with an overall emphasis on international markets, designed to give you within a year, the tools and knowledge necessary to be successful in today’s competitive market.

You will have the privilege of being taught by ESSEC’s world renowned faculty, comprised of more than 135 individuals representing 35 nationalities and the world’s most prestigious institutions. The program relies on international professors who are experts in their individual fields and will enrich the experience through case studies that draw on each of the sectors.


Leaders are Born and So Are You!

Mentor Program

You will be paired with an experienced executive in your sector of interest who serves as mentor throughout the year. The mentor’s role is to offer insight into career prospects and opportunities in your field, as well as support in defining your professional ambitions and in building networks


Leadership Training

To begin your MBA journey in the spirit of team building, you will be immersed in an extreme leadership training situation guaranteed to test your assumptions and perceptions of yourself and your peers. Read about previous students' experiences on the blog. For students on the France Campus this takes place in the French military school of St Cyr Coëtquidan.


Experience learning hands-on

Digital Week Competition

The ESSEC Global MBA truly prepares you for the “Digital Transformation” and the technological innovations that continue to transform our world of work. During the ESSEC Digital Week competition you will work in mixed teams on a consulting project for real companies concerning a “digital challenge”, and present a professional proposal at the end of the week in front of a panel of company representatives.


International Field Trip

International field trips will enable you to understand contemporary business challenges in different socio-economic and cultural contexts. During the second term, you will embark on a week-long field trip, the location of which changes year to year. This field trip is a mix of cultural and professional activities to help you explore how business is conducted in a different part of the world. During this trip you will complete an industry-focused research project, visit companies, and meet local ESSEC alumni. Past trips have been made to China, South Africa, Russia, Hong Kong, Dubai, Italy, Morocco...


Consulting Field Project

This final project is specifically designed to give you hands-on experience working with a team on a real-life business problem, enabling you to apply and demonstrate your newly acquired skills and knowledge. Depending on your major, the project could take the form of a say a case competition, or consulting mission, on important and strategic topics defined in collaboration with sponsoring companies. It is centered on a three to four week-long, faculty-supervisor led immersion, culminating in a final written report and presentation, completed during the capstone seminar.


Internship (optional)

Participants have the option of pursuing an internship at the end of the program. The internship provides an excellent stepping stone and testing arena for all your newly acquired skills. It also provides strong practical examples of business life in reality. It is particularly interesting for students who are changing countries. The internship will take between 3 and 6 months. In the past years students chose highly diverse firms across industries and continents. You select your firm but you have the large and developed network of ESSEC at your disposal to help you land the job.

Meet the Academic Major Coordinator

  • Simon Nyeck
    Ph.D Paris IX-Dauphine University
    Simon Nyeck
    Ph.D Paris IX-Dauphine University

    Academic Director of the Advanced Certificate The Business of Luxury, the MBA in International Luxury Brand Management and professor of Marketing at ESSEC Business School.
    Ph.D. in Management, ESSEC Business School
    Doctorat en Sciences de Gestion, Université Paris IX-Dauphine
    ITP, IMD Lausanne
    Glocoll Fellow, Harvard Business School

    Academic Director of the Advanced Certificate The Business of Luxury, the MBA in International Luxury Brand Management and professor of Marketing at ESSEC Business School.
    Ph.D. in Management, ESSEC Business School
    Doctorat en Sciences de Gestion, Université Paris IX-Dauphine
    ITP, IMD Lausanne
    Glocoll Fellow, Harvard Business School

  • Kevyn Yong
    Ph.D. in Management and Organizations, Cornell University
    Kevyn Yong
    Ph.D. in Management and Organizations, Cornell University

    Kevyn YONG is Academic Dean of ESSEC Asia-Pacific and Associate Professor of Management at ESSEC Business School. He has been recognised for teaching excellence, notably being awarded the Pedagogy Innovation Prize by the HEC Foundation and making the Dean’s Honor Roll at the S.C. Johnson School of Management at Cornell University. He received his Ph.D. from the S.C. Johnson School of Management at Cornell University. He also holds undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Philosophy from the National University of Singapore and a Masters degree in Mind, Brain, and Education from Harvard University. His research has been published in Management, Economics, and Psychology journals.

  • Peter O'Connor
    Professor , Information Systems, Decision Sciences and Statistics (IDS) Department
    Peter O'Connor
    Professor , Information Systems, Decision Sciences and Statistics (IDS) Department

    International Teachers Programme (ITP), Stockholm School of Economics,
    Ph.D., Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Master of Science (Management Information Systems), Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
    Bachelor in Management Science (Honours 2.1), Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
    Higher Diploma in Hotel and Catering Management, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

  • Laurent Bourgeon
    Ph.D in Management Sciences
    Laurent Bourgeon
    Ph.D in Management Sciences

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  • Jan Ondrus
    Ph.D. in Information Systems, HEC Lausanne
    Jan Ondrus
    Ph.D. in Information Systems, HEC Lausanne

    Ph.D. in Information Systems - HEC Lausanne

    Dr. Jan Ondrus is an Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems at ESSEC Business School since November 2007. He works in the Department of Information Systems, Decision Sciences and Statistics (IDS). Additionally, he is co-director the ESSEC Media & Entertainment Chair. His role in the Chair is to lead the academic research projects of students and affiliated faculty.

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