Knowledge Creation



A school of excellence for the leaders of tomorrow

In Europe, Asia and Africa, ESSEC offers a wide range of outstanding programs for students at all stages of learning. From bachelor’s degrees to PhDs - via its flagship Master in Management, advanced master’s degrees, MBAs, EMBAs and the entire Executive Education program - ESSEC trains talented managers who can reconcile cutting-edge expertise, creativity, and international teamwork with a capacity to grasp the complexity of economic and social challenges.


ESSEC strives to enable its students and participants to:

1/ Acquire knowledge and methods in the management of companies and organisations to take action consistent with sustainable development - ENLIGHTEN
Students and participants will be trained in managerial, economic, geopolitical, social, environmental - in particular on climate change issues - and technological stakes – notably in the digital field. They will obtain in-depth knowledge and a critical mind in each major management field. They will be able to link them up in an interdisciplinary manner and with respect to ethics.

2/ Reveal their leadership capacities to create value and provide positive impact in companies, organisations, and on society - LEAD
Students and participants will be able to demonstrate enlightened and inclusive leadership by stimulating a spirit of cooperation within multicultural and diverse teams. They will know how to develop their skills and competencies throughout their lives in order to remain high-performing, involved and responsible.

3/ Develop their entrepreneurial and innovative mindset to be actors of change and accelerate the social and ecological transition - CHANGE
Students and participants will know how to identify and anticipate issues, to mobilize technologies in a relevant way, to adapt to situations and obtain a general grasp of them in order to imagine and implement creative solutions which are a source of new perspectives for their organisations, the economy and society.

Each year, ESSEC delivers 2,000 degrees of which 1,600 are at Master’s level. The quality of ESSEC’s programs is widely recognized by international recruiters: 98% of students in the Master in Management program were recruited within the 6 months following graduation. For participants in ESSEC’s Executive Education program, studying at ESSEC provides them with an undeniable career boost.

The singularity of ESSEC’s learning model is based on the constant concern to blend academic learning with in-the-field experience, and a tradition of continuous innovation enabling individuals to design their own tracks.


ESSEC encourages all its students to create their own learning paths and offers significant flexibility in the development of their academic career, through the various programs. This “design learning” concept underpins the structure of ESSEC’s programs and helps students and executive education participants progressively assert their autonomy through constant dialog with the school - while defining their future career.

ESSEC’s Master in Management program offers an extensive catalogue of courses, emphasizing the connection and mutual reinforcement between academic teaching and professional and international experience. During the course of their studies, each student spends at least 18 months in-company and 9 months in an international setting. Apprenticeships constitute a particularly appropriate solution to blend professional experience and academic studies.

KNOWLEDGE LAB, a place for learning innovation

Today, innovation in learning and research is embodied in a single place and team: the Knowledge-Lab, also known as the K-Lab, inaugurated in December 2014 on ESSEC’s Cergy campus, and since extended to other spaces. A space for creativity and high-density technological learning, the K-Lab offers the opportunity to interact with experts and test, develop, and model new ideas. These activities are also conducted on the Singapore and La Défense campuses.

The K-Lab's pedagogical engineers and experts provide professors and lecturers with advice on the latest technologies, software and databases, and support them in their use, whether in their classroom or online courses, the creation of pedagogical cases, the creation of pedagogical videos or the design of MOOCs.

PedgoLab@ESSEC, the blog about pedagogic innovation at ESSEC

Led by the Dean's Office and the K-Lab, this blog aims to experiment, innovate and share methods and tools to take part in the transformation of pedagogy at ESSEC.
Acces to the blog

Read the mission of ESSEC Business School

toggle Help Me Choose a program