At ESSEC, the professor is at the core of a system designed to create knowledge through cross fertilization between teaching, cutting-edge research and our relationships with our corporate partners. ESSEC’s reputation is grounded in the expertise of its 142 dedicated faculty members. Representing some 34 nationalities, ESSEC Professors hail from some of the world’s most prestigious institutions and publish their cutting edge research in the world’s best international academic journals.
As a citizen institution conscious of its duties to society, ESSEC aims to improve the management of organizations by producing and disseminating knowledge, concepts and methods in line with the challenges of the 21st century. ESSEC’s research goals are backed by the ESSEC Research Centre, founded in 1963.
A department groups together professors who share complementary expertise in their discipline. Instruction and curriculum are developed and coordinated for all ESSEC programs in these departments under the management of the department head, who is chosen by his or her colleagues. ESSEC currently has eight departments.
With the help of ESSEC's professoral expertise, our goal is to find solutions to tomorrow's challenges, guide our business partners, and participate in public debate. At the crossroads between cutting-edge research and teaching, between economic and societal issues, ESSEC's Centers of Excellence, Chairs and Centers play a role in the transmission and dissemination of academic knowledge.