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Master in Management
Pre-Master Year
Get prepared for the Master in Management

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French[FR]

The Pre-Master Year is devoted to gaining insight into the fundamentals of management, including introductory and advanced concepts to foster an understanding of the world of business. There are also courses in social sciences, law, economics and foreign languages.

You can access the Pre-Master Year…

  • Either by passing the Pre-Master Admission Test (PMAT)*,
  • Or by completing a French Classe Préparatoire and having been admitted to ESCP after the entrance exams.

Pre-Master year studies are offered in Paris (in French) or in Turin (in English).


*To apply for the PMAT you must have completed your upper-secondary/college education and at least two years of university education (120 ECTS), both outside of France (see the admission requirements).


On to the Master

Students who successfully complete the Pre-Master Year automatically join the Master in Management programme, without having to go through any further admission procedures.

 
 

Curriculum


The Pre-Master Year combines core modules, interdisciplinary projects and an internship. In addition to this, students complete complimentary modules in social sciences and humanities, languages, and a multi-disciplinary group company project.


Semester 1

  • Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Marketing
  • Psychology & Management
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Information Tools and Skills
  • Language 1
  • Language 2


Semester 2

  • Economics
  • Costs and decisions
  • Finance
  • Humanities & Management
  • Operation Management
  • Coding
  • Language courses
  • Internship
  • Personal Development

Your first step toward a management career

To wrap up your Pre-Master year, you will have your first taste of the business world through an internship. Lasting a minimum of 2 months, this first professional experience will help to shape your career aspirations.

 
 

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Master in Management - ESCP

The ESCP
Master in Management

Placed 6th worldwide in the 2020 Financial Times Master in Management rankings, this two-year, full-time general management Master programme provides the opportunity to study in up to four countries, with options ranging from ESCP's own six European campuses to our 130 partners worldwide. It features more than 50 specialisations in Finance, International Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and many more.

 

Master in Management
Pre-Master Year
Admissions

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French[FR]

IMPORTANT

The admission teams are working hard to maintain admission exam schedules as originally planned, in light of the special circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the time-being, candidates are advised to remain focused and proceed as normal. We are doing everything possible to minimise the impact the current circumstances will have, while continuing to maintain the highest health standards.

Our teams will remain available to reply to your questions, and will be in touch as soon as new information becomes available.

For students from universities outside of France: Pre-Master Admission Test (PMAT)
You must have completed your upper-secondary/college education and at least two years of university education (120 ECTS), both outside of France

Who should apply?

3 requirements:

  • 2 years of university studies in any field (120 ECTS)
  • English fluency (level B2 advanced)
  • Internationally-minded students with proven academic excellence

What is considered a plus:

  • Previous work experience
  • Additional languages
  • International experience

Admission Test Guidelines [PDF]

  • All nationalities are encouraged to apply.
  • We recommend candidates not to be older than 26 during the application year.

 

Pre-Master Admissions
(PMAT)

Step 1 - Online Application

We strongly suggest candidates apply as early as possible as places are awarded month by month.
Apply
Admission Calendar

 

Compulsory documents
  • English test: IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, Cambridge
  • Grade transcripts covering all years of university study*
  • Degree certificate/diploma, if available
  • Diploma of higher-secondary education
  • Personal statement
  • CV
Non-compulsory documents
  • References (academic/professional)
  • GMAT score report
  • Language certificates 

Once we have received your completed application form and supporting documents, we will conduct a profile review to assess your suitability to join the programme.

* We accept transcripts covering all grades to date for candidates currently studying at university. However, an official university document listing all modules being studied in the current year must be included, along with a letter confirming current enrolment at the university.

 

Step 2 - Admission Tests For Selected Candidates

Shortly after the application is submitted, applicants whose applications are accepted will be invited to sit the on-campus tests and interview.
PMAT sessions takes place on the Turin campus

Admission Calendar

 

  • Deductive and mathematical aptitude test (SHL)
    1 hour
    This can be taken in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish.
  • Motivational interview in person
    30 minutes
    This is typically motivation-based and plays an essential role in assessing a candidates suitability for the MIM programme.

Step 3 - Admission Results & Accepting Your Place

Admission Calendar

We are unable to release results earlier than the dates shown, as all candidates' results are subject to an admission jury of Programme and School Directors. All candidates are ranked against each other and only those with the top scores will be offered places on the programme.

Successful candidates will receive an email with the procedure to confirm your enrolment, and to pay an initial deposit of €2,000. The deposit payment, which is non-refundable is deducted from your total tuition fees. 

Admitted students will study at the Turin campus in English.

 

2020/2021 Admission Calendar

Admissions for the intake of September 2021 will open in October 2020.

Admissions are organised on a rolling basis and consist of several rounds. Choice of application deadline and admissions rounds (interviews and testing) are dictated by your country of residence at the time you apply. For exact application deadlines and corresponding admissions sessions, please refer to the online application.

Application deadlines Interviews Admissions results
Fall Session
27 Oct 2020 5 Nov 2020 26 Nov 2020
Winter Session
26 Jan 2021 4-11 Feb 2021 26 Feb 2021
Spring Session
9 Feb 2021 19 Feb - 9 Mar 2021 28 Apr 2021
23 Mar 2021 7-9 Apr 2021 28 Apr 2021
Summer Session
20 Apr 2021 3-10 May 2021 17 Jun 2021
11 May 2021 18-25 May 2021 17 Jun 2021

Master in Management - ESCP

The ESCP
Master in Management

Placed 6th worldwide in the 2020 Financial Times Master in Management rankings, this two-year, full-time general management Master programme provides the opportunity to study in up to four countries, with options ranging from ESCP's own six European campuses to our 130 partners worldwide. It features more than 50 specialisations in Finance, International Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and many more.

 

Master in Management
Pre-Master Year
Fees & Financials

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French[FR]

 

Application Fees

  • PMAT : an application fee of €180 must be paid by all candidates.
    This fee is not refundable and does not guarantee access to sit the test.
  • ESCP Prépas Admission Test : an application fee of €180 payable to the concours “Banque Commune des Épreuves” must be paid by all candidates.

 

Fees

The fees for those entering the Pre-Master in September 2021 are set at:

  • €17,150 for all students, EU and non-EU

Successful candidates will receive an email with the procedure to confirm their enrolment, and to pay an initial deposit of €2,000. The deposit payment, which is non-refundable is deducted from your total tuition fees. 

 

Evaluate the total costs of your studies

Please take into account the cost of living on the different campuses.  In Paris and Turin the costs are in the range of €950 - 1,355 per month.

  Paris Turin
Accommodation €730 €450
Meals €220 €220
Transport €75 €30
Leisure €180 €100
Other €150 €150
Total €1,355 €950

 

Financing your programme

A programme such as the Pre-Master / Master in Management is perhaps the most significant investment that you will make in your professional life and your future. Below are some suggestions on how to fund your time at ESCP.

Scholarships

ESCP strives to attract the best students, regardless of their financial background. As such, the School offers a selection of financial need and merit-based scholarships. Around 400 are awarded each year, representing a total of €1,500,000.
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Paid Internships

At the end of the first year of the Master in Management (from May onwards), students will have the possibility of beginning paid internships. From that point on, the financial situation will become increasingly manageable, and students are allowed to take a year off to work.

To graduate, students must do a minimum of 39 weeks of internships. However, many students choose to do longer internships than this required minimum, often taking sandwich years to get a longer professional experience and help finance tuition fees. While the salary offered is quite variable, most students get paid €400 to €1,900 per month during their internships. Please take care to have the appropriate visa for this to be an option in a country other than your own.
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Apprenticeships

It is possible to acquire a one or two-year apprenticeship during the Master in Management programme if you are studying at the Paris campus. (Please note, students must be fluent in French and no older than 26 in order to take this option.) Students participating in this programme variation pay no fees during this period and additionally receive a salary from the respective company they work for.
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Campus jobs

There are very often jobs available on-campus (e.g. administrative, events, etc). These are paid by the hour. To find out more, contact your upcoming campus of study.

Bank Loans

Gaining a place in the ESCP Master in Management programme represents a guarantee of an appreciative level of income upon graduation. Consult your banker for information on a personal loan.  Recent ESCP students have received interest rates as low as 1%. Many banks offer student loans at attractive rates, with deferred pay back.

Master in Management - ESCP

The ESCP
Master in Management

Placed 6th worldwide in the 2020 Financial Times Master in Management rankings, this two-year, full-time general management Master programme provides the opportunity to study in up to four countries, with options ranging from ESCP's own six European campuses to our 130 partners worldwide. It features more than 50 specialisations in Finance, International Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and many more.