- Leadership Training
- Management of People at Work
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“Experience your management education in either one of our campuses leveraging ESSEC’s international reach and local capabilities. 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. So if you are ready to live up to this challenge, we will be thrilled to welcome you.”
Academic Director, ESSEC Global MBA
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 five Majors on our two campuses:
During the core semester, you will acquire a solid foundation in business concepts. This allows 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.
During my MBA I spent time in six different countries – France, Singapore, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, Germany and India – not only taking academic courses, but also visiting companies, creating social enterprises for global competitions and completing my international immersion projects, where I had the opportunity to work for one of the biggest IT companies in India for eight weeks. One of the other most enriching experiences of my MBA was the diversity of the class, which included people of 14 different nationalities! There were people from Qatar, India, Mexico and China, people who had served in the military in Afghanistan, people who had PhDs. This all enriches the Global MBA experience and the discussions we had made it clear that cultural factors are important when doing business internationally.”
Leonardo Banegas, Honduras, Global MBA Class of 2013
ESSEC Global MBA offers five 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 160 individuals representing 36 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.
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
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. For participants on the France Campus this takes place in the French military school of Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan, while participants in Singapore will travel to Hotel Orangutan in Indonesia.
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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 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...
Visit the ESSEC Global MBA blog to find out more about the Class of 2017's trip to Morocco.
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.
It has been a pleasure for Signify to collaborate with ESSEC Business School’s Global MBA participants on the Capstone project. As leaders in the Lighting IoT space, we are proud to be able to offer participants with business challenges in a dynamic environment where technology is changing rapidly. The participants are able to build critical skills for their future careers and at the same time, help our company by giving us very innovative and interesting approaches to a real business issue. We look forward to continue our collaboration with ESSEC and their programs.
CEO, Market Group, Growth Markets - Signify (formerly known as Philips Lighting)
Associate Professor, Management Department, Ph.D. Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University Bloomington (USA)
M.A. Industrial Psychology, Department of Applied Psychology, University of Mumbai, India
B.A. Psychology with Honors in Sociology, St. Xavier’s College, University of Mumbai, India
LVMH Chaired Professor of Luxury Brand Management
Associate Academic Director, Center of Excellence in Luxury, Art & Culture - Asia Pacific
Ph.D. in Marketing - University of Houston
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - University of Central Florida
Information Systems, Decision Sciences and Statistics (IDS) Department
International Teachers Programme (ITP), Stockholm School of Economics,
Ph.D., Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, Scotland
Ph.D. in Finance, Swiss Finance Institute, Université de Lausanne
MSc in Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelone, Espagne
Sofia Brito Ramos is associate professor of finance at ESSEC Business School in France. She is associate editor of the European Journal of Finance and member of board of directors of the European Financial Management Association (EFMA).
Associate Professor, Information Systems, Decision Sciences and Statistics (IDS) Department
Ph.D. in Information Systems - HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne (2007)
MSc in Information Systems - HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne (2003)