ESSEC is an innovation-driven institution that creates value and focuses on the individual. It cultivates a distinct approach in order to preserve and enhance its leadership in today’s fiercely competitive global environment. The leaders of tomorrow will need convictions that are well thought out and strong enough to guide them through difficult decisions and situations and ESSEC strives to ensure that of its students through its unique business model and strong ties with corporate partners.
The overall goal of these efforts: to seek out, reveal and nurture talented individuals capable of facing the challenges of business in tomorrow’s global world by combining managerial efficiency and social responsibility.
In 1907, the Institut Sainte-Geneviève founded the Institute of Economic and Commercial Sciences to instill moral values in the business world and train a new generation of business leaders. Since that time, ESSEC has become one of Europe’s top management schools, while remaining true to its unique calling of promoting ethics and openness to the world.
|1907:||Foundation of the Institute of Economic and Commercial Sciences|
|1932:||Creation of the first Student Council (the governing organization which represents the student body)|
|1963:||Creation of the Research Center|
|1967:||Launch of Executive Education|
|1981:||Creation of the MBA in Hospitality Management (IMHI)|
|1993:||Introduction of ESSEC apprenticeship program|
|1995:||Launch of the International Luxury Brand Management MBA program|
|1997:||ESSEC becomes first AACSB-accredited school outside of North America|
|2000:||Birth of ESSEC Ventures (ESSEC structure for entrepreneurs which consists of training programs, an incubator, a talent incubator, a dedicated seed fund and events to unite entrepreneurs and investors)|
|2003:||ESSEC receives EQUIS accreditation|
|2004:||Launch of ESSEC & Mannheim Executive MBA program|
|2005:||Inauguration of ESSEC’s Singapore campus|
|2007:||ESSEC celebrates its centenary|
|2014:||Launch of the first two ESSEC MOOCs dedicated to decision making in complex environments with Edgar Morin, and social entrepreneurship.|
|2014:||Presentation and beginning of the implementation of the ESSEC 3i strategic plan aimed at 2020. The development of ESSEC will lie in three major thrusts: innovation, involvement, and internationalisation.|
|2015:||Inauguration of the ESSEC Singapore campus. Located at Nepal Hill, in the heart of an area in full development dedicated to research, entrepreneurship and teaching, the 6,500 m² building can welcome up to 1,500 students a year.|
|2017:||Inauguration of ESSEC Africa. The new 6,000m² campus is located on the Plage des Nations site in Sidi Bouknadel in the heart of the Rabat-Salé-Kenitra neighborhood. The brand new facility is home to a number of ESSEC's academic activities including bachelor’s and master’s level programs; executive education courses; the development of a business incubator; and various research activities.|
ESSEC BUSINESS SCHOOL - KEY FIGURES
ESSEC Business School, one of the leading institutions in Europe for business education, has developed a unique learning experience that integrates professional and international experience.
ESSEC offers rigorous academic programs that will encourage you to be autonomous while also teaching you how to reinvent the way business is done.
Accredited by AACSB and EQUIS, ESSEC offers numerous internship, exchange and work study opportunities that prepare and help you develop in to business leaders.
Find out more about what ESSEC has to offer you!