Now 112 years in existence, ESSCA School of Management offers a range of courses in marketing, business, finance, HR, digital and consulting. It is a member of the Conférence des Grandes Écoles and delivers a nationally endorsed Bac+5 Master’s-level diploma as well as a Bachelor in International Management and Masters of Science.

ESSCA is part of the 1% of business schools worldwide to hold AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS triple crown accreditation status, thanks to the excellence of its programme portfolio, international exposure, and close ties with the corporate world.

The school currently comprises a 18,000-strong alumni network present around the world.

Established on 8 different campuses in France and abroad (Aix-en-Provence, Angers, Bordeaux, Lyon, Paris, Strasbourg, Budapest, and Shanghai), the school delivers a broad range of curricula in tandem with a large-scale network of partner universities in 56 countries.

A ninth campus is due to open in Malaga, Spain (September 2023), as well as offices in Luxembourg (January 2024). The school also offers a selection of training programmes specially designed for executives, managers, and operational teams.

ESSCA School of Management counts with a network of more than 7.000 students coming from all over the world and more than 18.000 alumni present world-wide. ESSCA pride itself on being a diverse, dynamic, supportive global community!

Studying at ESSCA may be your first experience living abroad, whether it be in France, China, Hungary, Luxembourg or Spain. Studying abroad can be a daunting experience, so we will guide you to ensure that your time with us is the most enjoyable and rewarding possible.

Be assured that we will do all that is in our hand to help you prepare before your arrival on campus. Our Student Services team is happy to provide support to overseas students in finding accommodation. We are also on hand to assist you with any administrative formalities. Information concerning visas and practical matters of living overseas will be provided upon admission on any of our programmes.

During your stay with us, you will benefit from a diverse Orientation Programme and have access to personal and academic support to make sure you reach your full potential.

ESSCA has always placed pedagogy and quality learning at the heart of its mission. This is why the school, in 2010, founded a department dedicated to the accompaniment of its faculty with a view to improving learning: the Institute of Applied Pedagogy.

Experimentation, use of digital tools, innovation, training, advising: many tools are among those offered by the Institute to adapt to ESSCA faculty’s needs and projects. With a goal of improving course content and adaptation to the societal changes that our students are undergoing, notably in terms of digital content, this institute inspires its offer from current research in pedagogy to accompany each professor’s changes to the best of its ability.

Notable Projects

The Institute of Advanced Pedagogy is both the motor and the support for pedagogical innovation as well as for the development and implementation of digital usage in the programs and courses given by ESSCA.

Here are 3 examples of innovative means designed and implemented by the Institute:

  • PECT (Pedagogy in a Collaborative and Technical Environment) Classrooms allow, thanks to their round tables and on-site laptops as well as screens on each wall of the room, favoring interactions between students as well as with the teacher to place students actively at the actual heart of the pedagogy.
  • The Creative Box MOOC, an online course open to all, is geared to students, to people already in an in-company position, or to entrepreneurs. Each one can find working methods, operational techniques, and digital tools to develop their creativity and innovation.
  • Adaptive Learning consists in offering students, in addition to face-to-face class periods, a customized learning process adapted to their rhythm and organization. This tool enables staff to support and accompany students in their learning curve at any moment and from anywhere