The Global MBA is a highly selective program for exceptional individuals who want to fast track their career in an international environment. Offering much more than a typical MBA, the program provides a unique composition of vigorous management theory instruction, interaction with cutting-edge business knowledge specialists and hands-on experiental learning – a winning combination that puts budding talent into real-world context.
“Business is becoming more global every day, mixing cultures and generations, and crossing all of the borders that used to stand between technologies, markets, and even jobs.
This has resulted in fantastic new opportunities for creating growth and value, especially in the emerging countries of Asia, Latin America and Africa. But global opportunities also raise global risks and complex issues to handle.
As a result, in this ever changing world, ready-made solutions no longer work. Companies are looking for a new breed of managers capable of continuously inventing new ways of doing profitable, responsible business over the long term.
How do we rise to such a challenge?
The ESSEC Global MBA sets itself apart from all other MBA programs through its unique concept, which combines core courses and seminars designed to expand your knowledge with an experiential learning method that continuously challenges students, testing and developing critical thinking and creativity.
This dual approach enables you to think outside the box, providing you with the skills to become the entrepreneur of your own life and a value-creating, responsible manager. In short, it will grant you the ability to change.”
What makes this program so special?
- Fundamental business concepts
- is founded upon vigorous instruction of strong academic content designed to deepen your knowledge.
- Thinking outside the box
- Unique learning features push you to develop your critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.
- Experiential learning
- Immersion in real-world environments puts your ability to the ultimate test, exposes you to different business models, and integrates key themes such as ethics and social responsibility.
- Capstone seminar
- Valuable time for reflection on your newly acquired knowledge and skills will enable you to identify your unique strengths and position yourself on the new frontiers of global business.
The Global MBA was specifically designed for dynamic individuals, ready for a career leap:
- Young professionals with an average, relevant, post-bachelor work experience of 6 or more years, with at least 2 years of managerial experience
- High potential individuals
- Competitive GMAT score
- TOEFL: Required for non-native English speakers who have not successfully obtained a degree from an English-speaking institution
A worldwide network of excellence
Alumni play an essential role in career building. Invited to the campus on a regular basis, alumni share their professional experience with participants and provide them with constructive feedback on their career plans.
The ESSEC Alumni Association currently brings together a community of 38,000 graduates, with over 45 chapters located worldwide. The ESSEC Alumni Association offers a wide range of services and organizes special events, in order to develop the ESSEC network and image. In addition to offering an Internet portal and an exclusive directory, the association organizes events throughout the year around the world on professional themes, as well as sports, social and cultural events.
Enhancing Your Career
We believe that career development needs to be a central part of your business education, and therefore strive to prepare and empower you for the job-market. Career Services provides an environment where Global MBA participants meet senior line-managers and HR professionals from companies, as well as head-hunters and talent managers, enabling them to find relevant job postings that will lead to the best possible career path. Career Services promotes the MBA talent pool to recruiters and helps the participants to network and search for job-opportunities during the academic year. Career Services works diligently to prepare you with strategy, tools and techniques to conduct a successful job search, with a broad range of services including:
- Mentoring program
- Individual career coaching and advising
- Resume preparation and reviews and a CV book for corporate recruiters
- Career development workshops on topics such as self-assessment, networking, careers in finance and consulting, radical career changes, personal branding, social networks, etc.
- Resources and online tools
- Employment fairs in France and Singapore
- Interview preparation and mock interviews
- Global Networking Seminar to interact with some of our 38,000 alumni as well as CXOs
- Career Treks
Our graduates’ top 10 functions:
- Consulting studies
- Project management
- Marketing & Communications
- Human resources
- General management/strategy
- Supply chain / logistics
Our top 10 recruiters:
- Bain & Co
- BNP Paribas
- Procter & Gamble
- Société Générale
- The Boston Consulting Group
Expand your knowledge
The Global MBA is founded upon strong academic content designed to deepen your knowledge. Taught entirely in English, the program focuses on providing participants with a thorough grounding in essential management and leadership theory through its core courses. Electives, chair seminars and multidisciplinary workshops covering a wide range of specialized subjects enable you to cater your MBA to your own career objectives and expand the scope of your learning. All content integrates perspectives and best practices from around the globe, and pays close attention to key issues such as entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity, corporate social responsibility and sustainability.
Courses and seminars are taught by ESSEC’s top-flight faculty, which counts more than 141 members representing 33 countries, from the world’s most prestigious institutions, in addition to internationally renowned visiting professors, experts and professionals.
Challenge your capacities
Being business-savvy on one’s home turf is no longer enough. To succeed in today’s business world, you must be able to eat, sleep and think globally, especially in environments that are far from your comfort zone. The Global MBA aims to develop your creative problem-solving skills and the ability to think on your feet, either on your own or as part of a multi-cultural team, in any business environment.
The program includes field trips to both Eastern Europe and Singapore, the International Immersion Project. During this off-campus, mentor-led program, you will have the opportunity to work on a consulting project with a social connotation abroad. Faced with real-world situations that require you to think outside the box, you will collaborate with senior executives and government officials in order to develop a deeper understanding of the region’s cultural, social, and business environment.
ESSEC Business School has more than 88 exchange programs all over the world, offering opportunities for participants to enlarge their exposure to the global business environment. In the 2011-2012 school year, exchanges took place between the Global MBA and Thunderbird University, Tel Aviv University, Queen’s University, Nanyang Business School, Cornell University, Mannheim University, and Tsinghua University.
Learn to change
The Global MBA combines the transfer of knowledge with challenging, hands-on professional experience to offer participants a unique, global perspective on 21st century business. Choosing the Global MBA is choosing to embark on a life-changing experience that will sharpen your critical thinking and analytical skills, heighten your commercial awareness, and develop your ability to react efficiently in today’s shifting business environment.
The program’s Capstone Seminar is designed to put your newly acquired knowledge and skills into context, helping you to identify your personal career options and long-term objectives, and exposing you to the new frontiers of global business. By developing your self-awareness, the Capstone Seminar will open your mind to the new frontiers of business, learning how you learn, so that you can confidently face complex situations, and develop responsible, transformational leadership qualities.
Durata 12 months, intake in September of each year Language English Sedi Paris & Singapore Costo €45 000 Covers:
- Academic courses and seminars
- 2 study trips to Eastern Europe and Singapore (accommodation and air fare)
- Global MBA Scholarships
- Alumni Foundation Loans