Master in Management
Get prepared for the Master in Management
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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.
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.
- Corporate law
- Information tools and skills
- Quantitative methods
- Language course
- Costs and decisions
- Psychology and management
- Social sciences and humanities
- Digital insights
- Language courses.
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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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?
- 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
- All nationalities are encouraged to apply.
- We recommend candidates not to be older than 26 during the application year.
Step 1 - Online Application
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.
Step 3 - Admission Results & Accepting Your Place
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 candidates can choose to study at the Paris campus in French or English or the Turin campus in English.
2019/2020 Admission Calendar
Applications for the 2020 intake will open on 7 January 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||Final decision publications|
|3 Feb 2020||28 Feb 2020
6,13,23 Mar 2020
|21 Apr 2020|
|16 Mar 2020||30 Mar 2020
1 Apr 2020
|21 Apr 2020|
|14 Apr 2020||27 Apr 2020
8,15 May 2020
|15 June 2020|
|7 May 2020||22,25 May 2020||15 June 2020|
Master in Management
Fees & Financials
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- 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.
The fees for those entering the Pre-Master in September 2020 are set at:
- €16,800 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.