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Class Size 83
Women 55%
Mean GMAT n/a
Mean GPA n/a
International 100%

ESCP Business School was founded in 1819, making it the world’s oldest business school. The School teaches responsible leadership, based on European multiculturalism, across six campuses in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw.

Every year, ESCP welcomes 10,000+ students and 6,000 managers from 135 different nationalities. Its strength lies in its many business training programs, both general and specialized (Bachelor, Master, MBA, Executive MBA, PhD and Executive Education), all of which include a multi-campus experience. The MBA can be completed in 10, 22 or 34 months, in-person, online or a combination of the two. The 34-month option  is available under special conditions that will be validated by the ESCP MBA program admissions committee.

FAQ

What is the tuition for ESCP's MBA program?

The tuition for ESCP’s MBA program is €57,000 per year.

What is the average GMAT score for admission to ESCP’s MBA program?

ESCP does not release the average GMAT score for their incoming classes.

Does the ESCP MBA program accept the GRE?

Yes, the ESCP MBA program accepts the GRE.

What is the minimum number of years of work experience required for admission to ESCP's MBA program?

ESCP requires 2-3 years of professional experience, depending on degree(s) held.

What is the average number of years of work experience for admission to ESCP’s MBA program? (or, What is the average age of an ESCP student?)

The average number of years of work experience among students in ESCP’s MBA program is 6. The average age of ESCP MBA students is 30.

What is the average starting salary for graduates of the ESCP MBA program?

The average starting salary for ESCP MBA graduates is $143,907. The salary will vary by industry, with consulting and finance jobs generally commanding the higher salaries.

How long is ESCP’s full-time MBA program?

ESCP MBA students can study on campus, online or hybrid in 10 to 34 months.

What are the application deadlines for ESCP's MBA program?

The admissions deadlines for ESCP's MBA program in the 2023-2024 admissions season are as follows: October 5, November 2, November 30, January 8, February 1, February 29, March 21, April 4, May 2, May 30, June 20, July 4, July 11.

What percent of ESCP MBA students are women?

Fifty-five percent of ESCP MBA students are women.

What type of interview does ESCP use for MBA admissions?

ESCP offers interviews by invitation. The interviews take place on-campus or online.

Admissions

The Class Profile

ESCP’s Class of 2024 is comprised of 83 students. All of the members are international and 55 percent are women. ESCP does not report the average test scores for their incoming students. Prior to matriculating, new MBA candidates averaged six years of work experience. They matriculated at an average age of 30.

Application Procedures

ESCP gives its applicants the choice of applying in one of 13 admissions rounds, which usually run from October to July. The application requirements for ESCP include completing the school’s application forms and submitting short answers, a résumé, a letter of recommendation, and unofficial college and graduate transcripts. Applicants must also report their GMAT/GRE/equivalent and, when applicable, English test scores. Interviews are required for admission, and ESCP holds interviews by invitation only, on campus and online.

Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in English. Candidates who have studied and/or worked with English as a main language for a minimum of three years are also exempt from the English test. Two years of professional experience is required for those who hold a 4-year degree or a master’s degree in any discipline. For those who hole a 3-year bachelor degree, three years of professional experience is required to be eligible for the program. For the latter, a specific process of VAPP (Validation of Acquired Professional and Personal Knowledge) will be required to be considered for an interview.

Application Checklist

  • Copy of ID or passport
  • CV (in English)
  • Degree certificates
  • Grade transcripts (covering all years of university study)
  • Professional reference (e.g. an employer’s reference)
  • Admission test: GMAT (online test accepted), GRE, Tage Mage or equivalent.
    • If you are unable to provide a GMAT, GRE or Tage Mage certificate, you will be requested to take an ESCP in-house admission test during the admission session, on-campus or online.
  • English test (minimum score required, valid for 2 years):
    • IELTS: 7
    • TOEFL: 100
    • Cambridge: C1 level
    • TOEIC: 950
  • A non-refundable application fee of €180

ESCP LiveWire and DecisionWire

MBA DecisionWire

Chi
February 26, 2024 9:02pm ET
Enrolled: U. Chicago Booth
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth , Columbia
Applied: U. Chicago Booth, Columbia
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Consulting Companies: Bain, BCG, McKinsey
GRE: 324
Location: Europe
Cor
February 25, 2024 3:05pm ET
Enrolled: Cornell / Johnson
Admitted: Cornell / Johnson $
$TBDs
Applied: Cornell / Johnson
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Other
GPA: 5.5/6
Location: Mexico
Wha
February 23, 2024 11:16pm ET
Enrolled: UPenn / Wharton
Admitted: NYU Stern , UPenn / Wharton $
$40000
,
Yale SOM $
$50000
Applied: U. Chicago Booth, Columbia, Harvard Business School, NYU Stern, UPenn / Wharton, Yale SOM
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Asset Management, inc. Hedge Funds
GMAT: 770
GPA: 4
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February 23, 2024 7:25pm ET
Enrolled: Undecided
Admitted: NYU Stern
Applied: NYU Stern
Entering Year: 2023
Post MBA Career: Private Equity Companies: Bain Capital, Blackstone, Carlyle Group, Goldman Sachs Principal Investment Group, TPG, KKR
GMAT: 720
GPA: 3.4
Location: LatAm

Academics

Faculty

ESCP has approximately 200 research-active professors representing over 33 nationalities across their campuses. The ESCP MBA program is principally taught by permanent faculty from more than 20 countries. All faculty members hold a doctorate, PhD or equivalent degree in management sciences, economics, law or social and human sciences.

Curriculum

The curriculum is broken down into three periods: September to December, January to Mid-May and Mid-May to July. Core modules are taught over Period 1 in Paris (September-December) and Period 2 in Berlin or London (January to May). Modules are identical for the on-campus and online cohorts and run at the same time. There are 19 core courses covering all the functional areas of Management, i.e.: Finance, Strategy & Organisation, Sustainability & Entrepreneurship, Data & Business, Economics, Financial & Managerial Accounting, Leadership & Team building, Marketing and Operations Management. The program does not offer electives, but instead offers four specialisations in Fintech & Innovation, Luxury, Consulting or Entrepreneurship.

The Specialisation takes place in Period 3 (June-July) and is selected during Period 1, based on candidates’ refined career objectives. The specializations are associated with a specific campus; consultancy and entrepreneurship are associated with Madrid, while luxury and fintech & innovation are associated with Turin.

Different teaching methods and schools of thought are encouraged at ESCP. Unlimited access to masterclasses and networking events is granted to students throughout the degree. This allows for the exploration of themes and topics, as well as connections to students and professionals, relevant to career development.

The Company Consultancy Projects are a key element of the program that enables students to get to know a specific sector or function while consulting with two companies on real projects, within two countries. The benefits include:

  • Experiential learning: apply the concepts learned in the classroom in real life
  • Get to know a specific sector or function
  • Expand professional networks internationally
  • CCP focused on sustainability and related to chosen specialization

Specializations at ESCP

  • Fintech & Innovation
  • Luxury
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship

 

Campus Life

Clubs, Conferences & Competitions

ESCP students have a variety of opportunities to get involved with the school community. Welcome events are hosted at the official start of the MBA in September as well as at the start of each term period on the students’ respective campuses. Student life on each of the campuses is shaped by the initiatives and activities offered by some fifty clubs and associations which organize networking, and artistic and cultural events, political discussions, sports tournaments, social events, humanitarian activities, etc. Examples of student societies include: 180 Degrees Consulting ESCP, Women in Leadership Society, and the ESCP Finance Society.

When it comes to engagement outside of the classroom, many ESCP students choose to be involved with the Women in Leadership Society, which was created by an MBA student. The society regularly organizes networking events and webinars to learn more about career opportunities for women in business and connect with MBA alumni.

Competition opportunities are available for interested students throughout their studies.

Campus Spaces

ESCP MBA students convene in the on-campus facilities as well as online. To learn more about the unique features of each of each campus, visit: https://escp.eu/campuses.

There is no on-campus housing, but most students live close to campus. Suggestions are provided by ESCP’s Students Affairs department.

MBA Careers

Career Services

The European Careers Center provides many ways for students to develop professionally during their time at the school. These services range from professional self-awareness (goal setting, individual coaching sessions with ESCP Career Advisors for accurate self-assessment, career development workshops, etc.) to career progression and network expansion through a series of events with companies and/or alumni. The career services are fully integrated into the MBA program, with one day per week dedicated to career activities and events.

Activities and events include:

  • I-LEAP, a year-long program dedicated to students’ personal and professional development
  • Individual coaching sessions
  • Industry/function-specific workshops
  • Company visits, presentations, coffee-chats, roundtables, networking events and meetings with top-level executives
  • Interviews with recruiters

The Career Center also organizes MBA career fairs, networking events with ESCP Alumni and companies’ representatives, and bootcamps led by the ESCP Alumni Association on how to be recruited by leading companies in industries such as consulting, financial services, tech and functions such as marketing and sustainability.

Career Statistics

Of the MBA Class of 2023 seeking employment, 98% had accepted job offers within three months of graduation. Ninety-one percent work in an international environment. The average starting salary for ESCP graduates was $143,907.

Five percent of graduates became entrepreneurs. Consulting and tech each took in 20% of the graduating class. Another 14% entered financial services. The remaining 46% chose other fields, which include automotive, energy, healthcare, luxury, real estate, retail and more.

Financing

The fee for the MBA in International Management 2024 intake is €57,000. ESCP Business School offers a range of financing options, as well as scholarships for eligible candidates. ESCP scholarships, grants and discounts are not accumulative. The maximum amount of funding given is €15,000. Candidates can only apply for scholarships once per year.

ESCP Grants are awarded at the end of each admission session.

  • Diversity and Merit grants – Up to €8,000
    These grants are based on the candidate’s profile: educational background, work experience, personality and unique profile (specific geographical zones, life experience, etc.) as well as academic results.
  • Excellence grant – Up to €9,000
    This grant is based on the candidate’s application results.

ESCP Scholarships are available to admitted candidates of the MBA in International Management. These scholarships are judged by a panel including the MBA Programme Director, Associate Dean and a professional from the industry.

  • Women in Leadership Scholarship – €15,000
  • NGO / Non-profit Scholarship – €15,000
  • Entrepreneurial Scholarship – €15,000

Contact

Main Campus:
3 Rue Armand Moisant, 75015 Paris
Phone: +33 (0)1 49 23 21 00
Email: [email protected]
Web: escp.eu
Blog: https://blog.mba.escp.eu/ and https://thechoice.escp.eu
X Handle: @ESCP_bs
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/escpbs/