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Why Study In Singapore


ESSEC Business School chose Singapore as a strategic location to extend its international presence and establish a campus in the Asia-Pacific region. The vibrant economy of the city-state and its strategic geographic position make it the ideal foothold from which to offer management education in Asia.

Why study in Singapore

Being situated in Singapore also allows students and participants the chance to discover the opportunities of a rapidly-growing Asia-Pacific region. With its highly-developed infrastructure, a diverse pool of multinational companies (MNCs) and its rich cultural heritage, Singapore provides a conducive and dynamic environment for learning and career development.


1.Stable and vibrant economy where it’s easy to do business

The strong economic performance of the city-state makes it an ideal location for doing business in Asia. By studying on the campus in Singapore, students and participants will be exposed to new opportunities to develop their career in Singapore and the region. Singapore was named the world’s easiest place to do business in the Doing Business 2015 Report published by the World Bank. The streamlined processes of setting up a company and ease of handling administrative matters make the city-state an efficient and convenient location for business.

2. A Gateway to Asia-Pacific – easy access to the region

Being only less than an hour away from Kuala Lumpur and approximately four hours away from Hong Kong, the strategic geographic position of Singapore makes it an ideal platform from which to explore the Asia-Pacific region and leverage on the opportunities in this growing region.

3. World-Class Education System

With education as one of the main pillars of the society in Singapore, the city-state’s education system is globally recognized for its quality. ESSEC was invited to establish a campus in Singapore as part of the Global Schoolhouse initiative launched by the Singapore Economic Development Board in 2002, which aimed to develop Singapore into an education hub offering quality education services to the world.

4.  A blend of East and West

With Asian culture at its core and strong influences from the West, studying and working in Singapore equips students and participants with the knowledge and skills to navigate the intricacies of doing business in both the East and the West. The rich cultural heritage of the city-state provides endless opportunities for discovery.

5. A melting pot of cultures

With a diverse mix of Chinese, Indian, Malay and Eurasian cultures, Singapore provides students and participants with the opportunity to discover the rich cultural heritage of the various ethnic groups in Singapore. The official languages of Singapore are English, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil.

6. Entrepreneurship Hub

The strong start-up ecosystem and government support make Singapore a favorable location for entrepreneurs looking to start a business. Block 71 at the JTC LaunchPad @ one-north, situated near the ESSEC Asia-Pacific Nepal Hill campus, was dubbed as “the world’s most tightly packed entrepreneurial ecosystem” by the Economist. In August 2015, ESSEC signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Action Community for Entrepreneurship, which will bring greater opportunities for ESSEC students to incubate and launch their business ideas and collaborate with like-minded entrepreneurs, with the greater aim of contributing to the entrepreneurial system in Singapore and the greater region of Asia-Pacific.

7. Strong presence of multinationals as a hub for operations in Asia

The openness of Singapore’s economy and its location in the heart of Asia has cultivated a large presence of multinational companies, many of which have established their regional headquarters in Singapore. This in turn enables students to connect with professionals from these companies through talks and networking sessions organized by the Career Services Department.

8. World-class infrastructure

With its comprehensive public transportation network, efficient telecommunications connectivity and broadband infrastructure in addition to a well-developed financial system, Singapore provides an ideal environment for businesses to grow and thrive.

9. Safe and secure environment

Singapore was ranked as the second safest city in the Economist Intelligence Unit Safe Cities Index 2015.

10. Diverse international student community

International students from all over the world travel to Singapore for a fulfilling and comprehensive educational experience and take advantage of its location to explore the Asia-Pacific region.

What they say
"By studying in Singapore, I was able to gain an Asian perspective of business in a truly international environment."
Spandana Tarimela - ESSEC Alumna
ESSEC MS in Strategy and Management of International Business