MBA in International Management | ESCP

MBA in International Management
Lead to Shape the Future

If you’re thinking of initiating a career change in International Management or progressing your career, ESCP’s MBA might be the perfect place to start.

Whether you study on one of our European campuses or online, you will benefit from one of the best faculty in the world.

All courses are taught in English and provide students with a multicultural, international environment.

During the programme, MBA students are given the opportunity to study and live in up to 3 European countries. ESCP’s campuses are located in Berlin, London, Madrid, Turin, and Paris. This way, the MBA in International Management equips young professionals with the business skills and mindset for a successful international career.

Flexibility


An MBA programme that adapts to your life and career objectives.
Study on campus, online or hybrid in 10 to 34 months

6 European campuses


Study and live each period in a different ESCP inner-city campus

2 Company Consultancy Projects over 2 countries


Consult for companies on real projects while expanding your international work experience

4 Specialisations


Personalise your MBA over 5 weeks with the specialisation of your choice: Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Luxury, or Fintech & Innovation

75,000 alumni from 200 countries


Join a diverse professional alumni network to enhance your future international career.

Class Sponsor
2020 - 2023

Cartier


ESCP Business School and Cartier joined forces to offer the young professionals a unique learning experience.

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Class Profile

80-90
students

20+
nationalities


  • 43% Asia
  • 26% Europe & Russia
  • 16% North & South America
  • 10% Middle East
  • 5% Africa

30 years old
Average Age

6 years
Average Professional Experience


Challenge yourself,
shape the future

Designed for students with a minimum of 3-years’ work experience, the MBA provides a stimulating environment in which to develop highly-valuable skills in leadership. Throughout the programme, students acquire critical thinking and the ability to reinvent and imagine new ways of doing business.

Unlimited access to masterclasses and networking events is granted to students throughout the degree. This allows for the exploration of themes and topics relevant to your career development and creates a genuine sense of belonging and connection to other students and professionals.

By attending ESCP’s MBA in International Management, you will have the opportunity to learn from research-active Professors from over 30 nationalities. This diversity in education is considered a real asset to the programme, and is also reflected among our students, who come from all over the world. Hence, different teaching methods and schools of thought are encouraged.

Erika Courteille - Philippines - Class of 2021 – MBA - ESCP

Testimonial

Farah Houari
President of the Women In Leadership Society ESCP, Founder of the Arts Club
France/Algeria - Class of 2023

 

Enrolling in the MBA in International Management at ESCP has been a transformative experience, both personally and professionally. The programme has provided me with an invaluable opportunity to immerse myself in an international community and embrace a multicultural environment. Through a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical application, I have acquired essential business skills, expanded my horizons, and built a strong network of industry professionals. Throughout my time at ESCP, I have been fortunate to be part of a supportive community that encouraged initiatives and particularly through the Women In Leadership Society. I wholeheartedly encourage all members of this community to actively engage in various societies and initiatives, contributing to the unique spirit of inclusion, diversity, sustainability and innovation that defines ESCP.

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The MBA in International Management’s goals

ESCP’s MBA in International Management was designed in order to provide young professionals with a deeper understanding of worldwide business. The main goal of the programme is to cover all the functional areas of management and provide students with a wealth of different perspectives.

ESCP’s MBA is an intensive programme with around 500 teaching hours. There is only one intake per year, every September. The programme and curriculum are structured around the following high points: onboarding online classes, core modules, 2 Company Consultancy Projects, 5 Seminars, 1 Specialisation, optional language courses and international Career events throughout the year.

MBA participants are given the opportunity to choose a Specialisation among the four offered. Based on personal career objectives, they can deepen their knowledge on a topic of interest: Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Luxury, or Fintech & Innovation. The Specialisation lasts five weeks and includes specialised courses and a real-life consulting project (CCP) on the theme chosen.

Hands-on experience plays a big part in the programme. MBA students are asked to participate in two Company Consultancy Projects. This way, they get the chance to consult for real companies and expand their international work experience.

Programme Objectives


1

Provide you with the business skills and mindset for a successful international career.

2

Cover all the functional areas of management and provide a multicultural hands-on experience.

3

Provides you with a wealth of different perspectives, teaching methods, and school of thoughts.

4

Acquire critical thinking and the ability to reinvent and imagine new ways of doing business.

5

Change or enhance your career.

Ludovic Bamou Nyamsi - Senior Account Manager at Googl - Cameroon -  Class of 2022 – MBA - ESCP

Testimonial

Ludovic Bamou Nyamsi
Senior Account Manager at Google
Cameroon - Class of 2022

 

After the first part of my professional career in Cameroon, in alignment with my desire to pursue my career internationally, when it came to choosing a school for my MBA : beyond reputation, the access to a multi-country experience immersed in a highly culturally diverse study environment was a must-have.
ESCP perfectly matched these criteria. I had a very enriching experience on the Paris, Berlin and Madrid campuses. I was particularly impressed by the quality of the alumni network and the career service, through extensive coaching sessions, interview preparations workshops, experience sharing meetings with senior professionals from various industries and career weeks.”

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Should you apply?
Entry requirements to ESCP’s MBA in International Management

If you think of yourself as an internationally-minded individual eager to develop his or her leadership skills, you may consider applying to ESCP’s MBA.

In order to apply, prospective students must hold a previous Bachelor or Master’s degree in any discipline. MBA students come from very diverse fields, from Art to Engineering, Marketing or Law. This contributes to diversity in the classroom.

Having a minimum of 3-years’ work experience is also required. This ensures that MBA students have enough maturity to follow the programme. Occasional exceptions may be made for students who show outstanding leadership through professional and personal experiences.

All students must be proficient in English.

Unsure whether ESCP’s MBA in International Management is right for you? You can send your resume to one of our admissions coordinators. He or she will get back to you regarding your eligibility for the programme.

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Degree Awards

The MBA in International Management programme was granted the “grade de Master” for its “diplôme d’enseignement supérieur en management international” by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI). This degree, recognised worldwide, is registered on the RNCP (French Register of Professional Certifications) – RNCP sheet N°35570.

Next application deadline
29 February 2024

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Saturday, 20 February
6.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
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London Campus
Open Day

Saturday, 24 February
1.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.
(CET - GMT+1)

Registration

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Berlin Campus
Open Day

Thursday, 29 February
4.00 pm - 8.00 pm
(CET - GMT+1)

Registration

Prof. Laura REYERO  - Associate Dean MBA in International Management - ESCPProf. Laura REYERO
Associate Dean
MBA in International Management

Welcome to a life-changing programme that will help you achieve your career goals and strengthen your entrepreneurial spirit. This highly flexible programme provides the necessary learning and essential resources to manage and grow a business in our ever-changing world. If you want to be part of the managers who change businesses by making them more sustainable, digital and entrepreneurial, this is your MBA!

MBA in International Management
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MBA in International Management
Curriculum

ESCP’s MBA in International Management is the perfect start-point to a successful career in business.

Whether you are already familiar with business and management theories or are completely new to the field, ESCP’s MBA will allow you to cover all the functional areas of management. The internationality of the programme provides a rich multicultural experience.

Through core modules, a specialisation and two Company Consultancy Projects, you will be able to gather all the skills and knowledge needed in order to become an international business leader.

The full-time or part-time MBA in International Management can also be topped with an optional four to six-month internship, for more hands-on experience.

Faculty

The ESCP Faculty endeavours to inspire students and guide them towards an ambitious and exciting international career in today’s diverse, multicultural business world.

ECTS Credits*

The MBA in International Management’s curriculum awards a total of 90 ECTS credits. The ESCP MBA programme is principally taught by our permanent faculty from more than 20 countries.

*London Graduate Immigration Route

*Students choosing to opt for the London Graduate Immigration Route will be required to study in the UK for 12 months (including a compulsory internship or work placement) and will need to apply for a UK Student visa. Learn more here.

Accelerate your career

Attending ESCP’s MBA in International Management can help you launch a successful career transformation or progression. Our students come from very diverse fields and backgrounds.

Previous studies completed by MBA students include subjects such as Accounting, Economics, Engineering, Hospitality, Law, Marketing or Sciences. This provides diversity in education and a fertile ground for valuable connections.

The average age of our MBA students is 30 years old. This means that most of our students have previous work experience and are looking forward to boosting their career or changing fields. In order to help them achieve their dreams, a team of advisors is here to accompany them through the I-LEAP programme. This allows for constructive feedback and a real sense of working towards a clearly-defined goal.

Cynthia Nahas -  Lebanon - Class of 2019 – MBA - ESCP

Testimonial

Cynthia Nahas
Customer Engagement Executive at SAP
Lebanon - Class of 2019

 

After three years of experience in a FinTech company as a functional consultant, I decided to start a new adventure and challenge myself on different levels, personal and professional. I chose to pursue an MBA degree at ESCP Business School to develop my knowledge in International Management and embark on an international career path, but not only. This experience allowed me to get out of my comfort zone, live in two different countries and meet people from different cultures and backgrounds which enriched this experience and made it one of a kind.”

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Core modules and Specialisation:
shape your future

During the 10 to 34 months of your MBA, you will explore various topics through core modules and a specialisation, for a total of around 500 teaching hours.

All core courses will have, as a common axis, the sustainability and the impact on climate change of the companies' strategies, always taking into account the consequences and solutions of climate change on nature, society, business, and the affected territories.

The Core Modules are taught from September to May on two campuses (Paris and Berlin or London) or online. They are followed by a Specialisation from June to July, taking place in Madrid, in Turin or online, based on the theme selected. Finally, July and August are dedicated to the redaction of the Thesis, a compulsory component of the programme that should reflect the experience and learnings acquired during the MBA.

For those studying online, courses take place at the end of each week, at a convenient time for all time zones (around European lunchtime) in order to allow professionals to continue working while pursuing their MBA. Each course is synchronous (live) for the opening and closing, asynchronous (recorded) for the rest of the module, and runs in parallel with the on-campus cohort.

The mindset of the core curriculum can be described as multicultural, entrepreneurial, strategic, sustainable, collaborative and fostering leadership. Subjects such as Data & Business, Sustainability & Entrepreneurship, Finance, Economics, Strategic Leadership or Marketing are part of it.

The Specialisation allows students to dive deeper into a specific subject of their choice:

  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Luxury
  • Fintech & Innovation

Core modules
Mindset: Multicultural - Entrepreneurial - Strategic - Leadership - Sustainable - Collaborative

Core modules are taught over Period 1 in Paris (September-December) and Period 2 in Berlin or London (January to May). Modules are identical for the on-campus and online cohorts and run at the same time.
1
Finance
2
Strategy &
Organisation
3
Sustainability &
Entrepre­neurship
4
Data &
Business
5
Economics
6
Financial &
Managerial Accounting
7
Leadership &
Team Building
8
Marketing
9
Operations Management
Optional
Languages:
French, German
Personal development workshops and activities
bring your leadership presence to the next level.

Throughout the programme, you will be provided the opportunity to boost your leadership potential, to gain insights in some selective key managerial competencies, and enhance your professional effectiveness. All the following topics fit together and aim to bring your leadership presence to the next level.

Effective Communication

  • Listen actively
  • Use your mind, heart and hand: Develop cultural and emotional intelligence in communicating with varied audiences
  • Be present and find your own voice

Leadership

  • Master the key characteristics of true leadership: The art of reconciliation differences, be an emotionally intelligent leader, foster multicultural teams, build a vision and strategic goals
  • Building an environment where people can grow, self-direct, and be fulfilled
  • Lead change

 

Negotiation

  • Deal with different types of negotiation in multicultural environments
  • Prepare your negotiations (build coalitions, relationships) and manage your information effectively
  • Negotiate smartly

Personal Branding

  • Learn how to define your identity and uniqueness
  • Develop a coherent professional image
  • Master the tools (CV, social media, video shooting, dress codes, etc.)

Values

  • Discover your cultural, professional, and personal values
  • Understand the importance of values in decision making (for ex. when selecting a type of job or a type of organisation)

Specialisation
Choose a Specialisation among four exciting topics offered

The Specialisation takes place in Period 3 (June-July) and is selected during Period 1, based on your refined career objectives.

Madrid
(or online)


Consultancy

Gain knowledge on the global consultancy industry advising the world’s most influential businesses and institutions.

Entrepreneurship

Create value for small and medium businesses and become a responsible entrepreneur.

Turin
(or online)


Luxury

Contribute to the rise of sustainability and innovation in the luxury sector.

FinTech & Innovation

Navigate the latest innovations and cutting-edge technologies disrupting Finance and Business at large.

Company Consultancy Projects
Experiential learning

The Company Consultancy Projects are a key element of the programme that enables students to get to know a specific sector or function while consulting with 2 companies on real projects, within 2 countries.

You will accomplish two Company Consultancy Projects during the MBA in International Management, which allow you to put into practice the concepts acquired in the classroom. The projects provide students with collaborative and intercultural work experience on a case provided by a company. In groups of 5-6, students are expected to perform an in-depth analysis and make recommendations for actions that can realistically be implemented by the company.

You will learn how to approach an issue with a critical mindset and how to react swiftly in unexpected situations with a creative and open-minded attitude. Throughout the project, tutoring is provided by an ESCP professor and/or an experienced consultant.
Within the framework of the Company Consultancy Projects, dedicated workshops are carried out in:

  • Consulting skills
  • Research strategy, tools and data sources
  • Survey and interview techniques
  • Presentation skills
Thomas RIEGEL, HR Director, L’Oréal Luxury

Thomas Riegel
HR Director, L’Oréal Luxury

We use Company Consultancy Projects at ESCP in two ways: as input for our projects and, at the same time, as a recruitment tool.

During the last few years we have carried out Company Consultancy Projects regularly in the areas of marketing or communication strategies and human resources. The quality of the results and the commitment of the students have been excellent - so much so that we hired some of the students involved.

Catherine Liju
Project Manager, Cartier International

Thanks to the heterogeneous composition of the team and its know-how, they did excellent, high quality work.

Catherine Liju Project Manager, Cartier International
Examples of Company Consultancy Projects
  • TECHNOLOGY
    Support the Sustainable Development Goals in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry [Google]
  • LUXURY
    Assess luxury packaging solutions from a client experience perspective [Cartier]
  • BANKING
    Definition of Diversity and Inclusion KPIs for the Strategic Plan [BNP Paribas]
  • AUTOMOTIVE
    Market analysis and marketing strategy in the Electric Vehicle market
  • INSURANCE
    How to create value in the Italian home insurance market [Facile.it]
  • TOURISM
    B2B payments in Travel [Amadeus]
  • HEALTHCARE
    Telemedicine and return on investment: a real case modelling and evaluation
  • FOOD
    Development of a business model for an on-demand service
  • HR
    Global mobility of highly skilled professionals
  • FINANCE
    The Future of Finance: Corporate Banking and Accounting Services in the Digital Age [Grant Thornton]
  • RETAIL
    Implementation of GRI standards for sustainability reporting
  • SPORTS
    Strategic plan for the sustainable sporting events seal [Spanish Olympic Committee]
Our partners

Adecco - BNP Paribas - BBVA - Cartier - Dataswati - Deloitte - EY - GE Capital - Google - Grant Thornton - Lavazza - L'Oréal - LVMH - PSA Finance - Schneider Electric - Société  Générale - Porsche Design - United Nations - Vodafone

Internship/Work placement
Only applicable to London Graduate Immigration Route students.

Students opting for the London campus in Semester 2 can choose one of two study options – London Standard Route and London Graduate Immigration Route - resulting in different post-study/work visa opportunities.

Students choosing to take part in the London Graduate Immigration Route are required to complete a 16-week internship or work placement before 20 December 2024. Please note that confirmation of a secured internship or work placement must be received by the school by 31 August 2024. A professor will supervise the work placement which bears 8 ECTS. The internship or work placement will replace the Company Consultancy Project 2.

It is the students’ responsibility to secure a work placement, with the guidance of ESCP’s Career Services team.

Oliver Madden – MBA - ESCP

Testimonial

Oliver Madden
Strategy & Analytics Consultant at Deloitte
USA - Class of 2018

 

I chose ESCP Business School’s MBA in International Management for the international opportunity and cohort diversity it provided. I found this and more in my experience - hard and soft skill development, lifelong friends, adventure - all of which enabled me to reach and excel in my current work as a Strategy & Analytics Consultant with Deloitte.”

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Corporate social responsibility (CSR)

Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability are must in today's business environment and the place held by these topics in the training of future managers has become fundamental.

Watch this video to find out how sustainability is fully integrated in the MBA in International Management.

"ESCP Business School made a clear statement that sustainability must be an integral part of a top manager’s training and ethos.

Aurelien Acqier, professor ESCP Business SchoolProf. Aurélien Acqieur
Aurélien Acquier, Professor of Sustainability at ESCP

To go further:

Read the blog post on the School's commitment to embed sustainability in the MBA programme’s classes and teachings. Explore ESCP's dedicated ESR page

Multicultural hands-on experience and approach

ESCP’s MBA in International Management encourages diversity in education.
80-90 students enrol each year in the programme, accounting for 20+ nationalities

This intercultural dimension is a key component of the MBA programme and allows for a highly-stimulating international environment. Connections between students and alumni provide future graduates with global career opportunities.
The two Company Consultancy Projects in two countries are also a key element of the programme.

These projects enable students to know a specific sector or function while consulting with two companies (multinationals, SMEs and start-ups) on real projects.

In addition, the five seminars are yet another practical component of the MBA curriculum.

  • I-LEAP - Professional Development
    2 days
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making
    3 days
  • Research Methodology - Thesis
    2 days
  • International Business Simulation
    3 days
  • Closing Seminar
    1 day

MBA Advisory Board

The Management Team of the MBA in International Management works closely and meets yearly with top executives from leading global companies and renowned experts to constantly improve the programme and establish bridges with the business community.

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Evaluation

The Master of Business Administration in International Management degree is obtained upon validation of the acquired skills as defined in the RNCP sheet.


Success Rate

100%


VAE (Validation des acquis de l'expérience)

The programme is eligible for the VAE (Validation des Acquis de l'Expérience)

Next application deadline
29 February 2024

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Webinar
Learn about the ESCP MBA programme's Company Consultancy Projects

Saturday, 20 February
6.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
(CET - GMT+1)

Registration

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London Campus
Open Day

Saturday, 24 February
1.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.
(CET - GMT+1)

Registration

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Berlin Campus
Open Day

Thursday, 29 February
4.00 pm - 8.00 pm
(CET - GMT+1)

Registration

Prof. Laura REYERO  - Associate Dean MBA in International Management - ESCPProf. Laura REYERO
Associate Dean
MBA in International Management

Welcome to a life-changing programme that will help you achieve your career goals and strengthen your entrepreneurial spirit. This highly flexible programme provides the necessary learning and essential resources to manage and grow a business in our ever-changing world. If you want to be part of the managers who change businesses by making them more sustainable, digital and entrepreneurial, this is your MBA!

MBA in International Management
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Read more about the programme, including informative articles, videos from our current students and other snippets of info about upcoming events at the School.

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MBA in International Management
A world of careers

Thinking about the best way to boost your career? ESCP’s MBA in International Management might be the right place for you to accelerate your career.

Through a world-class and diverse faculty, hands-on experience and a multicultural approach, the MBA has been designed for those longing to pursue an international career. ESCP graduates’ employment rates are some of the highest in Europe.

Learn more about the highly sought-after experience and knowledge you will gather during your time at ESCP. On this page, you will also learn about the many ways our career services and alumni network can help.

2023 Career Statistics

98% employed within 3 months of graduation* 91% work in an international environment 5% of Entrepreneurs

*2023 FT Ranking Career Statistics

ESCP Career Services

At ESCP Business School, Career Services are fully integrated into the MBA programme. This allows students to devote the necessary amount of time to their job search and encourages them to take full advantage of the events and activities organised throughout their journey.

Located on all campuses Exclusively dedicated to MBA students Wednesday afternoons reserved for career activities I-LEAP, a year-long programme dedicated to each student’s professional development
Test, reassess, and refine your career plan through
  • Career development and industry-specific workshops (CV review, elevator pitch and more)
  • Individual coaching sessions
  • Company visits, presentations, coffee-chats, conferences, roundtables and interviews with recruiters
  • MBA career fairs attracting leading companies from different industries
  • Bootcamps on how to be recruited by the leading companies in the Consulting, Finance, Tech and Marketing sectors, led by ESCP Alumni

Alumni Network

ESCP Alumni is an international and rich network of 75,000 members.

Worldwide, ESCP Alumni supports its members by boosting their career, developing their network and promoting the ESCP brand.

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MBA Alumni Profiles

Get the experience and skills employers are looking for

In a fast-changing world, having a 360° vision of the job market is key to succeeding in getting the job that will be just right for you.

Unlimited access to masterclasses and networking events is granted to students throughout the year. This allows for the exploration of themes and topics relevant to your career development and creates a genuine sense of belonging and connection to other students and professionals.

Our international world-class faculty will be there to chaperone you along the way, with courses specifically designed to reflect the challenges faced in today’s business world.

Through Company Consultancy Projects and hands-on experiences, you will get a clear vision of a company’s day-to-day. These will be key assets when looking for an internship or a job.

Get the best out of your MBA with I-LEAP

The MBA in International Management proposes a career development programme: the International Leadership Advancement Programme (I-LEAP). I-LEAP was specifically designed to assist students in finding their ideal job after graduation.

This programme is organised around 3 core topics for professional advancement:

  • Professional Self-Knowledge
  • Personal Career Growth
  • Career Goal Setting

ESCP Career Services are located on each of the six campuses, along with certified professional coaches, to provide every student with the opportunity to define specific career goals. The programme includes:

  • 3-day Professional Orientation Seminar: Discover a set of personalised career tools to manage your career planning
  • Alumni-Mentor programme: Choose an Alumni to be your mentor and connection to the professional world
  • Individual Professional Coaching

Enjoy the strength of ESCP’s network

ESCP Alumni is an international and rich network of 75,000 members in over 170 countries which supports its members worldwide by boosting their career, providing networking opportunities and promoting the ESCP brand.

Kathrine Werenskiold - Norway - Class of 2021 – MBA - ESCP

Testimonial

Kathrine Werenskiold
Communication Project Manager at Cartier
Norway - Class of 2021

 

The MBA programme at ESCP perfectly paired theoretical knowledge with practical experience by integrating two Company Consultancy Projects into a year of various courses. Additionally, I had the opportunity to acquire new skills, experience and knowledge on management topics through extensive collaboration and networking with professors, companies and colleagues.”

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A multitude of leading companies has established long-term partnerships with ESCP, providing the MBA in International Management’s students with career opportunities. Companies such as Cartier, Deloitte, L’Oréal, Safran, Airbus, KPMG, Valeo, EY or Leclerc are part of ESCP’s Chairs and Professorships. Our alumni have found positions in renowned companies all over the world.

Through the combination of ESCP Corporate Relations services, an Alumni Association membership and the multi-sector job fairs taking place on all campuses, MBA participants are the first to know and access job opportunities in line with their career objectives.

Organisations who recruit our graduates include

Accenture  AlixPartners  Allianz  Amadeus  American Express  Amazon  AXA Climate  Bain & Company  Boston Consulting Group  BNP  Capgemini Invent  Deloitte  DHL  Doctolib  EBRD  Edgar, Dunn & Company  ENGIE  Estée Lauder Companies  Gartner  GE Renewable Energy  Google  Grant Thornton  HelloFresh  IBM  J.P. Morgan  Kering  KPMG  Lavazza  L’Oréal  Mastercard  McKinsey & Company  Nestlé  Orange  Publicis PwC  Richemont Sanofi  Salesforce  SAP  Schneider Electric  Sodexo  UNESCO  United Nations, among many others.

Next application deadline
29 February 2024

Group of students in the atrium of the ESCP London

Webinar
Learn about the ESCP MBA programme's Company Consultancy Projects

Saturday, 20 February
6.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
(CET - GMT+1)

Registration

Group of students in the atrium of the ESCP London

London Campus
Open Day

Saturday, 24 February
1.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.
(CET - GMT+1)

Registration

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Berlin Campus
Open Day

Thursday, 29 February
4.00 pm - 8.00 pm
(CET - GMT+1)

Registration

Prof. Laura REYERO  - Associate Dean MBA in International Management - ESCPProf. Laura REYERO
Associate Dean
MBA in International Management

Welcome to a life-changing programme that will help you achieve your career goals and strengthen your entrepreneurial spirit. This highly flexible programme provides the necessary learning and essential resources to manage and grow a business in our ever-changing world. If you want to be part of the managers who change businesses by making them more sustainable, digital and entrepreneurial, this is your MBA!

MBA in International Management
Blog

Read more about the programme, including informative articles, videos from our current students and other snippets of info about upcoming events at the School.

Visit the Blog

This programme is accessible to people with a disability

MBA in International Management
The admission process

Who should apply?
Entry requirements for the MBA in International Management

In order to apply to the MBA in International Management, you have to comply with the following requirements:

  • Proficiency in English
  • Hold a 4-year degree (240 ECTS) or a Master's degree in any discipline + 2 years of significant professional experience

OR

  • Hold a 3-year Bachelor degree (180 ECTS) in any discipline + 3 years of significant professional experience* * A specific process of VAPP (Validation of Acquired Professional and Personal Knowledge) will be required to be considered for an interview. Candidates will need to complete a VAPP application that requires a:

    • Letter of recommendation
    • Copy of their CV
    • Copy of most recent diploma

    The VAPP application must be complete to be accepted; incomplete applications will be refused. VAPP applications must be sent to the recruiters before applying to the MBA programme. All applications will require final approval by our Admission Committee.

Get started on your application process for our MBA in International Management by completing this short questionnaire to see if you meet the general requirements.

CV Review
Check your eligibility for the ESCP MBA in International Management programme.


If you are unsure whether you should apply or not, you can send your resume to one of our admissions coordinators. Your eligibility for ESCP’s MBA in International Management will be checked.

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Visa

For Non-EU or Non-Swiss Nationals

Non-European Economic Area (EEA) and non-Swiss nationals will need a visa to study in the EU.

For EU or Swiss Nationals

EEA and Swiss Nationals will be allowed to study without applying for a visa. This will not allow students to carry out work placements and internships.

For any question please contact our Visa Officers
London Route Options

Students opting for the London campus in Semester 2 can choose one of two study options, resulting in different post-study/work visa opportunities.

London Standard Route

Opting for this route means that you will follow the standard structure of the programme, spending January to May in London and then moving on to the Specialisation term.

Visa requirements

EU nationals and some non-EU nationals do not require a visa when entering the UK to study for up to six months. Check if you need a visa here.

  • Can you work in the UK as a non-visa national? No
  • You will also need an enrollment letter specifying the exact UK study dates to show at border control. Upon request, the ESCP UK Visa and Compliance team will provide the necessary visa letter once the student has confirmed enrollment.

If you are a non-EU national without a visa exemption, you will need a Standard Visitor visa to enter the UK.

  • How long are you allowed to stay in the UK with a Visitor visa? up to 6 months
  • Can you work in the UK with a Visitor visa? No
  • When to apply? Between 3 months and 8 weeks before the London period start date
  • Are you eligible for the post-study visa opportunity in the UK upon graduation? No
London Graduate Immigration Route

Opting for this route means that you will be required to study in the UK for 12 months (including an internship or work placement).

  • It is possible to travel for specialisations (2 weeks) to Madrid, Spain or Turin, Italy while on a UK student visa.
  • The internship or work placement must be completed before 20 December 2024. It will carry 8 ECTS and will be completed under academic supervision. It will replace the Company Consultancy Project 2. *
  • The Master's thesis must be submitted before 30 September 2024. It will be carried out under academic supervision and bear 4 ECTS.

*Subject to students securing and confirming an internship by mid-May 2024.

Visa requirements

Both EU and non-EU nationals will need a Student visa to enter the UK.

  • How long your UK Student Visa will be valid for? Your visa will be valid for a total of 12 months, including your work placement and thesis.
  • Can you work in the UK? Yes, but we recommend that you work only outside term time.
  • When to apply? Between 6 months and 8 weeks before the London term start date
  • Are you eligible for the graduate visa in the UK upon graduation? Yes. Following the successful completion of your studies while on a UK Student visa, you will be eligible to apply for a two-year Graduate visa in the UK. You must apply for the Graduate visa as soon as you graduate and before your Student visa expires, following a minimum of 12 months of cumulative studies in the UK (including your thesis and compulsory work placement). You must apply for the Graduate visa from within the UK.
For any question please contact our Visa Officers

The application process

Step 1: Application form

Applications are made online. The application form must be entirely completed in English and submitted before the deadline specified in the Admission Calendar.

The following documents are required:

  • Copy of ID or passport
  • CV (in English)
  • Degree certificates
  • Grade transcripts (covering all years of university study)
  • Professional reference (e.g. an employer’s reference)
  • Admission test: GMAT (online test accepted), GRE, Tage Mage or equivalent.
    If you are unable to provide a GMAT, GRE or Tage Mage certificate, you will be requested to take an ESCP in-house admission test during the admission session, on-campus or online.
  • English test (minimum score required)*:
    • IELTS: 7
    • TOEFL: 100
    • Cambridge: C1 level
    • TOEIC: 950

    *Test certificates are valid for 2 years.
    Candidates who have studied and/or worked with English as a main language for a minimum of 3 years are also exempt from the English test.

Additional language certificates are a plus.

A non-refundable application fee of €180 is required.

Step 2: Personal Interview

Each application procedure starts by submitting an online application with the required supporting documentation.

Your application will be thoroughly reviewed by the Admissions Team. Your application must show the motivation and clear reasoning as to why you are applying to the ESCP MBA. All of these aspects are taken into consideration when deciding whether or not to invite a candidate to an interview. Please note, the decisions of the admissions team are final and not subject to appeal.

Step 3: Confirmation

You will receive the admission decision within three weeks after the admission session.
Admitted candidates must confirm their acceptance by the deadline indicated in the offer letter. A non-refundable deposit of €5,000 is required to secure a place in the programme once admission has been granted. This amount is deducted from the total tuition fees.

Admission Calendar


Admission rounds are opened for the 2023-24 academic year (intake September 2024).
Dates are subject to change.

Application deadlines Admission sessions
Recruitment sessions 2023-2024
1st admission round
5 Oct 2023 19 Oct 2023
2nd admission round
2 Nov 2023 16 Nov 2023
3rd admission round
30 Nov 2023 14 Dec 2023
4thadmission round
8 Jan 2024 18 Jan 2024
5thadmission round
1 Feb 2024 15 Feb 2024
6thadmission round
29 Feb 2024 14 Mar 2024
7thadmission round
21 Mar 2024 28 Mar 2024
8thadmission round
4 Apr 2024 18 Apr 2024
9thadmission round
2 May 2024 14 May 2024
10thadmission round
30 May 2024 13 Jun 2024
11thadmission round
20 Jun 2024 27 Jun 2024
12thadmission round
4 Jul 2024 11 Jul 2024
13thadmission round
11 Jul 2024 18 Jul 2024

Next application deadline
29 February 2024

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Prof. Laura REYERO  - Associate Dean MBA in International Management - ESCPProf. Laura REYERO
Associate Dean
MBA in International Management

Welcome to a life-changing programme that will help you achieve your career goals and strengthen your entrepreneurial spirit. This highly flexible programme provides the necessary learning and essential resources to manage and grow a business in our ever-changing world. If you want to be part of the managers who change businesses by making them more sustainable, digital and entrepreneurial, this is your MBA!

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Fees & Projected Costs

Are you considering applying to ESCP’s MBA in International Management? On this page, you will find information regarding the fees, costs, grants and financials relative to the MBA.

Application Fees

In order to apply to ESCP’s MBA, a non-refundable application fee of €180 for is required.

FALL OFFER

Make sure to send your application to benefit from the 'Fall Offer' of €3,000. Don't miss the opportunity to save up to €12,000, cumulative with our grants, which accounts for 21% of the programme tuition fees.

This offer is not cumulative with the Women in Leadership, NGO and Entrepreneurial Scholarships.

Fees

Once your application has been submitted and you have been granted admission to the programme, the fee for the MBA in International Management 2024 intake is €57,000*.

You will find more information about the kind of financial help that is available to students in the next section.

The above tuition fees are indicative. They may vary by a maximum of 6% each year in comparison to previous years. In case of variation, new tuition fees amounts will be communicated to students by all means, at the latest, in July of the year N, for the academic year N/N+1.

Adjacent costs

Students should consider the adjacent costs that come along with tuition. Please keep in mind that costs may vary depending on the type of accommodation and your lifestyle choices.

Berlin London Madrid Paris Turin
Accommodation
€1,200 £1,400 €1,200 €1,750 €800
Living Costs
€450 £600 €400 €625 €350
Travel and Leisure
€400 £400 €400 €500 €400
Estimated Total
€2,050 £2,400 €2,000 €2,875 €1,550

Financing your MBA at ESCP

ESCP Business School offers a range of financing options, as well as scholarships for eligible candidates. ESCP scholarships, grants and discounts are not accumulative. The maximum amount of funding given is €15,000. Candidates can only apply for scholarships once per year.

For French citizens only: please note that you can use your Compte Personnel de Formation (CPF) to help finance your MBA in International Management. Find more info on the French government website.

ESCP Grants

ESCP Grants are awarded at the end of each admission session.
Contact one of our admissions coordinators for any questions you may have about grants and scholarships.

  • Diversity and Merit grants

    Up to €8,000
    These grants are based on the candidate's profile: educational background, work experience, personality and unique profile (specific geographical zones, life experience, etc.) as well as academic results.

  • Excellence grant

    Up to €9,000
    This grant is based on the candidate's application results.

ESCP Scholarships

ESCP Scholarships are available to admitted candidates of the MBA in International Management. These scholarships are judged by a panel including the MBA Programme Director, Associate Dean and a professional from the industry.

Women in Leadership Scholarship
Véronique DE LA BACHELERIE - Global Head of Société Générale Consulting

Véronique De La Bachelerie
Global Head of Société Générale Consulting

As I am convinced that the gender diversity is essential for a sustainable growth, I am proud to preside the Scholarship Committee for awarding the Woman in Leadership applicants to the ESCP MBA in International Management programme!

NGO / Non-profit Scholarship
Stéphanie ROUELLE - Action Against Hunger

Stéphanie Rouelle
Action Against Hunger

Presiding the Scholarship Committee for awarding the NGO/Non-profit applicants to the ESCP MBA in International Management programme is a way for me to make my two worlds meet!

Entrepreneurial Scholarship
Victor WACRENIER - CEO AppScho, VP EdTech France

Victor Wacrenier
CEO AppScho, VP EdTech France

My time at ESCP is among the most fruitful I have spent on a school bench, both on a personal & professional level. Being part of the Scholarship Committee is a chance for me to promote people that deserve to experience this as well.

Application Deadlines
Women in Leadership | NGO/Non-Profit | Entrepreneurial
  • First round: 29th Jan 2024
  • Second round: 3rd Apr 2024
  • Third round: 28th Jun 2024
Society Contribution Scholarship
  • €5,000
  • Available for all students, depending on the quality of the essay*
    *Essay: please describe a project that you have led or an activity you carried out which had a positive social impact (20 lines minimum)

This scholarship is not cumulative with the grants or other scholarships.
For more information, please contact your local admission officer.

Bank Loans & Local Scholarships

Financial institutions in many countries offer education financing to local citizens at very attractive rates. You may also be able to obtain financial aid from your home country. Please contact the relevant local government bodies and/or foundations.

Sources of information on bank loans and scholarships also include:
  • Prodigy Finance 
    Available for all admitted students
    Prodigy Finance offers competitive loans without collateral for international students.
  • Brain Capital
    Available for EU students
    Brain Capital is one of the largest provider of education funds and one of the leading partners for students, universities and investors in Germany offering study financing options.
  • Banca Sella “Prestito d’Onore”
    Available for Italian students (country of residence Italy)
    Bank loans up to €30,000.
  • BNL “Futuriamo”
    Available for Italian students (country of residence Italy)
    Bank loans up to €70,000.
  • Intesa Sanpaolo “Per Merito”
    Available for Italian students (country of residence Italy)
    Bank loans up to €50,000.
  • Becas Avenir
    Available for Spanish students
    Scholarship aimed at young Spaniards who wish to study in France.
  • CHARPAK scholarship
    Available for Indian students 
    Complementary financial scholarships for Indian students who wish to pursue their MBA in France.
  • ICETEX
    Available for Colombian students
    ICETEX offers scholarships worth €10,000 to Colombian students accepted in our MBA programme.
  • COLFUTURO
    Available for Colombian students
    COLFUTURO offers scholarships worth €7,000 to Colombian students accepted in our MBA programme.
  • FUNED CONACYT
    Available for Mexican students
    FUNED CONACYT offers scholarships worth €7,000 to Mexican students accepted in our MBA programme. Not cumulative with other scholarships.
  • Talento en Marcha
    Available for Mexican students
    Accessible financing for Mexican students, has various products to finance education abroad.
  • IFARHU
    Available for Panamanian students
    IFARHU offers scholarships worth €7,000 to Panamanian students accepted in our MBA programme.
  • Serge Bellanger French-American Business Scholarship Program
    Available for American students
    Every year, the French-American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) Foundation provides scholarships worth $10,000 to American nationals studying in France, based on academic background and professional experience. The scholarship exclusively covers tuition fees.
    Application deadline: March 24th 2023.
  • Bank of China - Foreign Exchange Loan for Studying Abroad
    Available for Chinese students
    Loans available for tuition fees and living expenses for Master students and accompanying persons.
  • ARINGO
    Available for Israeli students

Postgrad Solutions, Education UK, Campus France, DAAD (Germany), Squeaker (Germany), AECID (Spain), scholars4dev, scholarship-positions.com, scholarshipportal.eu

Employer Sponsorship
Invest in high-potential talent within your organisation

Why sponsor your employee’s MBA programme?
A corporate investment that yields immediate returns

MBA programme focuses on advanced management topics and imparts ideas, tools, and concepts that employees can apply immediately to their own organisation.

Develop a better employee and leader

Your employees will gain access to individual coaching, teamwork training, and more, all designed to enhance their leadership and collaborative capabilities.

Minimal workplace impact

Maintaining current work commitments is effortless thanks to a programme that allows professionals to study around their busy schedule.

Succeed in succession planning

The MBA programme can fully equip your employees to take on more senior leadership roles and is one of the strongest succession planning tools available to any organisation.

Are you a company representative looking to sponsor your employees' MBA? Get in touch with us to check if your company could be eligible for our corporate rate.

Next application deadline
29 February 2024

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Saturday, 20 February
6.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
(CET - GMT+1)

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London Campus
Open Day

Saturday, 24 February
1.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.
(CET - GMT+1)

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Berlin Campus
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Thursday, 29 February
4.00 pm - 8.00 pm
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Prof. Laura REYERO  - Associate Dean MBA in International Management - ESCPProf. Laura REYERO
Associate Dean
MBA in International Management

Welcome to a life-changing programme that will help you achieve your career goals and strengthen your entrepreneurial spirit. This highly flexible programme provides the necessary learning and essential resources to manage and grow a business in our ever-changing world. If you want to be part of the managers who change businesses by making them more sustainable, digital and entrepreneurial, this is your MBA!

MBA in International Management
Blog

Read more about the programme, including informative articles, videos from our current students and other snippets of info about upcoming events at the School.

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Meet the Team

Are you thinking about applying to ESCP’s MBA in Management and would like further information about the programme? Reach out to an MBA recruitment advisor, a student ambassador or sign up for one of our MBA webinars. These will provide valuable information about the admission process, the programme and life on campus.

Book an appointment with one of our recruitment advisors

If you think ESCP’s MBA in International Management could be right for you and contribute to a successful career boost, then you might want to make sure your resume meets the entry requirements to the programme.

Because it can be hard to navigate the application and admission processes to the MBA, our recruitment advisors are available to guide you through the procedure.

In order to book a pre-selection interview, all you have to do is check your home country advisor’s calendar, and fill in the form. Please be aware that you are requested to send your resume to the recruitment advisor before you can book the interview. The pre-selection interview lasts 30 minutes and will help you confirm whether ESCP’s MBA is right for you.

Book an appointment with one of our recruitment advisors

Get feedback from students

There is no greater way to understand the benefit of something than to ask someone who has gone before you.

Our MBA Student Ambassadors are here to help. Do not hesitate to contact them directly by email or on their Linkedin profile.

Contact our MBA Student Ambassadors

EVENTS CALENDAR

On Campus Events

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Online Events
Info sessions for everyone, from anywhere

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Fairs - Europe

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Fairs - Americas

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On Demand
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Next application deadline
29 February 2024

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Webinar
Learn about the ESCP MBA programme's Company Consultancy Projects

Saturday, 20 February
6.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
(CET - GMT+1)

Registration

Group of students in the atrium of the ESCP London

London Campus
Open Day

Saturday, 24 February
1.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.
(CET - GMT+1)

Registration

4 students chatting in the garden of the ESCP campus in Berlin

Berlin Campus
Open Day

Thursday, 29 February
4.00 pm - 8.00 pm
(CET - GMT+1)

Registration

Prof. Laura REYERO  - Associate Dean MBA in International Management - ESCPProf. Laura REYERO
Associate Dean
MBA in International Management

Welcome to a life-changing programme that will help you achieve your career goals and strengthen your entrepreneurial spirit. This highly flexible programme provides the necessary learning and essential resources to manage and grow a business in our ever-changing world. If you want to be part of the managers who change businesses by making them more sustainable, digital and entrepreneurial, this is your MBA!

MBA in International Management
Blog

Read more about the programme, including informative articles, videos from our current students and other snippets of info about upcoming events at the School.

Visit the Blog

This programme is accessible to people with a disability

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