Global MBA

reiventing the way business is taught

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 experiential learning - a winning combination that puts budding talent into real-world context.

Global MBA

The Global MBA is a 12 month, full-time MBA program with an emphasis on emerging markets and experiential learning. Students spend a term on ESSEC's Singapore campus, participate in a field trip to an emerging market, and culminate their degree program with the International Immersion Project, a month-long consulting project sponsored by a company that takes place in an emerging market.
One-on-one career services, personal development, mentorship, and regular exposure to and interaction with ESSEC alumni and other members of the business community enhance the experience for high-potential individuals.

Graduates of the program have gone into various management and consulting roles, many now working outside of their country of origin. The Global MBA truly prepares post-experience students for an international career. 

Global MBA Student Profile
Average Age: 30Average
Work Experience: 6 years 
Competitive GMAT Score

This program is designed for participants who have at least two years in a managerial role, who wish to fast-track their career within an organization or as an entrepreneur.


The Global MBA program possesses a strong international dimension, designed to enable participants to routinely step-outside their comfort zones and experience business in challenging new environments firsthand. As a future global business leader, you will develop knowledge about local cultures and business practices, learn to bridge the cross-cultural communication gap, and become adept at managing people in culturally sensitive ways.

During the course of the Global MBA, students have the opportunity to spend nearly three months outside of France. This international experience takes place in three segments:

  • Singapore Term
  • Field Trip to an Emerging Market
  • The International Immersion Project


ESSEC, ranked in the top-ten for three different programs by the Financial Times, prides itself on providing its graduates with world-class career preparation and the confidence that they are joining a powerful, global network of top-level alumni. Graduates embark on their professional path with vital concrete skills and the insight they need to achieve their personal goals: a winning combination for true competitive advantage. 
Students receive the tools, training, and one-on-one coaching needed to prepare them for the career they imagine for themselves. Career orientation and support, individual counseling, seminars on job searching, interview simulation exercises, résumé workshops, and networking events are just some of the services offered.

To find out more about the program, visit the Global MBA pages.