Profile Data from 2012
  • AVG. GMAT SCORE
    600
  • Program Cost
    $45,000
    $ $ $ $ $
Contact Information
Avenue Bernard Hirsch
BP 50105
Cergy-Pontoise, 95021, France
Website

Founded in 1907 by the Compagnie de Jésus (Jesuits) as a selective Grande Ecole with the objective of training commerce, finance and accounting professionals, ESSEC has grown and developed considerably over the last century. Today, while keeping its tradition as a French Grande Ecole, ESSEC has become an internationally recognized European, private, non-profit business school that offers programs from the undergraduate to doctoral and executive education level in three locations : 2 in France (Cergy-Pontoise, Paris La Défense) and 1 in Asia Pacific (Singapore). Its complete range of programs includes 2 specialized MBAs (Luxury Brand Management, Hospitality Management) welcoming each year more than 60 % international students, one Global MBA dedicated to young professionals and an Executive MBA designed for high potentials. Regularly ranked as ont of the top five best providers of business education on the national and international scene, ESSEC Business School was the first business school in Europe to be accredited AACSB in 1996. Enter ESSEC Business School and benefits from its 3,000 partner companies over the world, its 40 000 alumni network spread over 52 countries, its international faculty. Experience its unique way of rising each student to leadership by an innovative pedagogy based on individual coaching, multicural groups projects and a developed ability of learning from each other.

Quick Stats

  • Yield
    50%
  • Selectivity
    25%

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About ESSEC Business School

Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 70
  • Median 65
  • Middle 80% 48 to 108
Admissions Selectivity
25% ESSEC Business School 46% Average Across All Schools

600 Average GMAT Score
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 200
25% 25.0
50% 50.0
Female
38% 38
International
80% 80
Re-Applicants
0% 0
0%
Wait-listed
100% 0
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Engineering
  • Economics
  • Other Humanities
  • Accepted
  • Engineering
  • Economics
  • Other Humanities
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
Importance of Application Elements
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • GMAT Scores Important
  • Application Essay Important
  • Recommendations Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Important
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0%
0% 0
740 to 769
0%
0% 0
710 to 739
0%
11% 11
680 to 709
0%
15% 15
650 to 679
0%
15% 15
620 to 649
0%
15% 15
590 to 619
0%
15% 15
560 to 589
0%
12% 12
530 to 559
0%
10% 10
500 to 529
0%
0% 0
Under 500
0%
7% 7
English Language Requirements
580 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
0%
64% 63.699022556390986
0%
58% 57.85206896551723
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
21% 21.110859375
0%
25% 24.93132867132867
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
5% 5.492558139534883
0%
7% 7.091818181818181
Graduates seeking full-time employment
Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Top Companies with Interns / Hired
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $45,000
  • Budget $17,000
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $45,000
  • Budget $17,000
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
0%
0%
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • A Combination Of Need And Merit
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
30 ESSEC Business School 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Top Areas of Study
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
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Concentrations and Specializations
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
  • Electronic Commerce/Information Systems
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • International Management/Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
Joint Degree Programs
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students are required to complete international experience
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Students must complete a company-specific project and present results to relevant parties
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 12
  • Distance learning No
Technology Improvements
  • Within the framework of ESSEC’s successful partnerships with Google and Apple, seven programmes and 250 students have been equipped with “ESSEC iCampus on iPad”, which offers new possibilities in terms of mobile learning and virtual teaching media. Several databases (Wharton Research Data Services, Bloomberg, etc.) are also available for researchers and ESSEC faculty throughout the world.

Students: Who are my classmates?

90% International Students
40% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
67% 67
African American
33% 33
Student Citizenship
Asia
50% 50
North America
18% 18
Middle East and North Africa
13% 13
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Entrepreneurship
Active Networking Clubs
  • Women in MBA

Alumni: How strong is my network?

3,191 Living MBA Alumni 52 Countries where alumni clubs exist
146 Active alumni clubs
No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.