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General Management Programme (GMP)
In-class, Online or Blended programme - Take your career to the next level

The international ESCP General Management Programme (GMP), tailored to high-potential executives, equips you with all the cross-functional knowledge and managerial skills you need to ramp up your performance as a leader in world-class organisations.

The GMP is a standalone programme but also forms an integral part of the ESCP Executive MBA: the 9 core courses are common to both programmes.

The GMP is a highly customizable part-time programme, designed to help you to balance your studies with your work and your personal life.

You choose the location: attend classes on campuses across Europe and the Middle East, you can also choose to take the majority of courses online or mix online courses and in-class with our blended format.

FINANCIAL TIMES RANKING (2020)


#7 Worldwide
#1 for Career Progression Worldwide

Objectives


1

Build your core management skills

2

Grow your leadership and influence at an international scale

3

Appreciate and understand a group or company strategy

4

Create and implement an efficient action plan in line with company tactical ambitions

Benefits


1

Become an intercultural business leader in global frameworks

2

Impact with your decision-making and grow as a team manager

3

Broaden your perspectives and enhance your self-confidence

4

Share your experience with a highly diverse group - an invaluable asset in today’s global business environment

 
 

Maria MERRY DEL VAL - General Management Programme / Executive MBA - ESCP

I first joined the GMP programme, which provided me with an exceptional experience, not only acquiring the knowledge of the core courses of an Executive MBA, but also providing me with the opportunity of discovering new skills and new potential to grow in my professional career.”
Maria MERRY DEL VAL,
Director at Royal Bank of Scotland,
GMP 2016 – EMBA 2018, Spanish

 
 

Your first step to
the Executive MBA


You have the option to transition seamlessly from the GMP to the Executive MBA programme, which is ranked top 10 worldwide by Financial Times. Once accepted into the EMBA, you will only pay the balance of tuition fees due (see Fees & Financing).

You will be able to carry over the credits you earned in the GMP. Then you are on track to complete the 10 electives, 5 international seminars and International Consulting Project. If you follow this route you can expect to finish your EMBA within 30 months.

For more information see the ESCP Executive MBA

 
 

Jatinder SINGH PAL DHAMEEJA - General Management Programme / Executive MBA - ESCP

The GMP programme has helped me to both deepen and broaden my leadership skills, and focus on the holistic picture in a modern corporate environment. Additionally, I have developed tangible skills by applying frameworks, new concepts and theories I have learned on the programme.”
Jatinder SINGH PAL DHAMEEJA,
Head of Global Design and Implementation (IT Security) at British Telecom PLC,
GMP 2014 – EMBA 2016, British

71% of GMP participants go on to join the Executive MBA.

Online Information Session

Your rise to
the Executive MBA

The core courses of the General Management Programme (GMP) are common to the ESCP Executive MBA (EMBA) offered in two formats : In-class or Online.
After completing your GMP you may choose to seamlessly transition to the EMBA programme ranked #7 worldwide and #1 for career progression by the Financial Times (2020).


Despite the situation related to Covid-19, we continue to accompany you with your professional development project.The ongoing recruitment process: Application files to be completed online and selection interviews conducted remotely. Our team is always ready and available to listen to you.

This programme is handicap accessible

General Management Programme (GMP)
Curriculum

Programme Structure

The ESCP General Management programme has a total of 180 contact hours. Depending on the study track you choose, you will attend classes on weekdays or in weekend sessions, all year round.

The GMP is part-time and fully compatible with an executive schedule, requiring a reasonable number of days away from the office, over 9 to 12 months.

6 International Campuses

Berlin - London - Madrid - Paris - Turin - Beirut - Online

As a highly flexible and international programme designed to adapt to your life, you get to choose where you take your core courses. For each course, you have the choice between three of our European campuses. You also have the option of taking one or all of the core courses online. No matter where you study, you receive the same high-quality ESCP curriculum.

General Management Programme (GMP)

Choose flexibility and master your time with your GMP. Pick the location of your core courses and schedule.

Itinerant

Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin - ESCP

Intake
Sep 2021
Jan 2022

Berlin-London

Berlin and London - ESCP

Intake
Jan 2022

Paris

Paris - ESCP

Intake
Sep 2021
Jan 2022

Turin

Turin - ESCP

Intake
Sep 2021
Jan 2022

Beirut

Beirut - ESCP

Intake
Jan 2022

Online

Blended - ESCP

Intake
Sep 2021
Jan 2022


Core Courses

The core courses provide you with all the knowledge and skills that a business leader like you will need.

A total of 180 contact hours are taught throughout the year in weekday or weekend sessions. Regardless of which track you choose (Europe or Middle East, or the Blended [online] GMP), you follow the same programme across all our campuses. All courses are taught in English.
 

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Corporate Finance
  • Managerial Economics
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Responsible Leadership & Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship

These nine core courses are common to the Executive MBA (EMBA). After completing your GMP you may choose to seamlessly transition to the EMBA programme, ranked #7 worldwide and #1 in career progression by the Financial Times (2020).


Pedagogy

  • Conceptual and methodological inputs.
  • Case studies, business games, diagnostic and strategic company reports: these teaching methods require the participant to be knowledgeable of all company functions and challenges within an international context.

Evaluation

To receive the GMP certificate the following condition must be met:
Validate the skills developed through the 9 core courses of this international management programme


Success rate

100 %

For more information download the brochure

 
 

Antonio FAJARDO - General Management Programme / Executive MBA - ESCP

This formula allows me to better manage studies and work, while providing more time to digest the valuable information received during the courses. I am impressed by how fast I could benefit from the skills acquired with the core modules, and how I become more confident out of my comfort zone.”
Antonio FAJARDO,
Product Technology Manager at BASF,
GMP 2016 – EMBA 2018, Spanish

Online Information Session

Your rise to
the Executive MBA

The core courses of the General Management Programme (GMP) are common to the ESCP Executive MBA (EMBA) offered in two formats : In-class or Online.
After completing your GMP you may choose to seamlessly transition to the EMBA programme ranked #7 worldwide and #1 for career progression by the Financial Times (2020).


Despite the situation related to Covid-19, we continue to accompany you with your professional development project.The ongoing recruitment process: Application files to be completed online and selection interviews conducted remotely. Our team is always ready and available to listen to you.

This programme is handicap accessible

General Management Programme (GMP)
Alumni

Class Profile 2021

79

Participants

14

Nationalities

39

Average Age

13 years

Average Professional Experiences

Representation by Regions

Southern
Europe
63%

 

Western
Europe
22%

Eastern
Europe
7%

Asia
5%

Africa
5%

Industry Sectors

 
21% Energy/Oil & Gas
 
17% Consulting/Finance/Banking/Insurance
 
17% Manufacturing
 
11% Transportation/Utilities
 
11% Pharmaceuticals/Healthcare/Medecine
 
11% Media/Communication/Entertainment/Sports
 
6% Education/Academic
 
6% E-commerce

 
 

Estelle ROUESNE - General Management Programme - ESCP

I joined the GMP programme to strenghten my academic knowledge in a number of areas such as strategy, marketing and organizations. It was refreshing and exciting to attend the courses with renowned professors and multicultural participants. It was also a great opportunity to meet, exchange and collaborate with innovative people from so many different professional backgrounds – our minds were opened!.”
Estelle ROUESNE,
Financial Controller at Hertz France,
GMP 2015, French

 

Online Information Session

Your rise to
the Executive MBA

The core courses of the General Management Programme (GMP) are common to the ESCP Executive MBA (EMBA) offered in two formats : In-class or Online.
After completing your GMP you may choose to seamlessly transition to the EMBA programme ranked #7 worldwide and #1 for career progression by the Financial Times (2020).


Despite the situation related to Covid-19, we continue to accompany you with your professional development project.The ongoing recruitment process: Application files to be completed online and selection interviews conducted remotely. Our team is always ready and available to listen to you.

This programme is handicap accessible

General Management Programme (GMP)
Admission

Information Coronavirus:

Despite the situation related to Covid-19, we continue to accompany you with your professional development project.

The ongoing recruitment process:
Application files to be completed online and selection interviews conducted remotely. Our team is always ready and available to listen to you.

Admission Requirements

  • A previous university degree: Bachelor, Master’s degree or equivalent in any discipline
  • A minimum of five years’ managerial experience , based on demonstration of managerial skills and potential for success within your company (recommendation letters)
  • Fluency in English: courses are taught in English and all coursework must be submitted in English.
  • For non-native English speakers, we may require the following minimum scores on the tests (TOEFL 100 / IELTS Band 7 / In-house English Test (free) provided by British Council: CEFR c1*)

*CEFR stands for Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

 

Admission Process

 

Step 1

Individual assessment meeting with the Admissions department (in person or by phone or Skype)

Step 2

Applications are made online for study at any ESCP campus.
Application fee of €300

You will need to provide the following documents:
  • Degree certificates or grade transcripts covering all years of university study
  • Up-to-date CV
  • Two reference letters
  • English Language certificate (if you are not a native English speaker)
  • Copy of passport or ID

Step 3

Application review

Step 4

On-campus admission interview with Program Directors, Faculty and Alumni

Step 5

Admission decision within one week

Step 6

Confirmation of enrolment and payment of deposit one month following acceptance

 

Online Information Session

Your rise to
the Executive MBA

The core courses of the General Management Programme (GMP) are common to the ESCP Executive MBA (EMBA) offered in two formats : In-class or Online.
After completing your GMP you may choose to seamlessly transition to the EMBA programme ranked #7 worldwide and #1 for career progression by the Financial Times (2020).


Despite the situation related to Covid-19, we continue to accompany you with your professional development project.The ongoing recruitment process: Application files to be completed online and selection interviews conducted remotely. Our team is always ready and available to listen to you.

This programme is handicap accessible

General Management Programme (GMP)
Fees & Financing

Tuition Fees

The ESCP GMP tuition fees are €27,000*
If you later decide to join the Executive MBA programme, the balance due will be €42,900.

Includes:

  • Teaching hours for core courses
  • Books, materials and online learning

* ESCP is not subject to VAT for its training courses. All fees and class schedules are subject to modification without notice.

Financing and funding support

Our ESCP General Management Programme is a life-changing decision. We realize the GMP is a major investment for candidates, and we encourage you to think through all the costs involved.

At ESCP we offer a variety of payment plan options.

We will be happy to help you find the right investment plan to finance your GMP. Our on-campus teams are available to ease the process with purpose-designed credit facilities such as low-interest loans, tailored instalment schedules, and flexible payments.

 

Online Information Session

Your rise to
the Executive MBA

The core courses of the General Management Programme (GMP) are common to the ESCP Executive MBA (EMBA) offered in two formats : In-class or Online.
After completing your GMP you may choose to seamlessly transition to the EMBA programme ranked #7 worldwide and #1 for career progression by the Financial Times (2020).


Despite the situation related to Covid-19, we continue to accompany you with your professional development project.The ongoing recruitment process: Application files to be completed online and selection interviews conducted remotely. Our team is always ready and available to listen to you.

This programme is handicap accessible

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