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What is a good GMAT score for ESSEC MSBA?

Short Answer – In sum, the average GMAT score at Essec MSBA is consistently around 690. If you score above 690, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee. 

Long Answer – Additionally, there is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, all in all, we have seen our clients with 640 getting selected into top schools like MIT SLOAN and on the other hand, someone with a 770 getting rejected too. A good benchmark that we advise all our clients to beat is the average GMAT score of the last entering class as mentioned in the Class profile published every year. 

“The higher your score, the better is it for your interview or admission chance.” 

If you are applying with a score that is below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, let’s say, you are starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can definitely catch up in other sections of the application by writing outstanding essays or performing really well in an interview later. A higher GMAT score helps one gain a competitive advantage.

“What if you are from the overrepresented Indian or Asian Pool?”

In fact, the over-represented candidate pool of Indian or Chinese applicants usually goes through a rigorous preparation process for GMAT, with a lot of Indian applicants scoring quite high, increasing the overall competition. All in all, in the final analysis, we recommend you shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average. 


Average Employment Salary after ESSEC MSBA?

The average salary at ESSEC Business Analytics for the last graduating class was approximately 62,625 Euros. In this case, around 81% of the class was employed within 3 months of graduation with the majority of the class going into consulting (15%), Finance (21%) and technology (56%) oriented functional roles. 

With approximately 56% of hiring made in the Technology sector, ESSEC Business Analytics is a good program for all tech-savvy individuals in other words. 

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€ 24,000

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Tuition Fees & Scholarship at ESSEC

The Tuition fee for ESSEC MSBA is €25,725 per year and an additional  € 24,000 is required to pay off the living costs. 

In general, the ESSEC Business Analytics course provides a wide range of learning opportunities out of the fees taken. You will be actively engaging and improving your experience through this course.

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ESSEC MSBA Application Essays


ESSEC MSBA Recommendation Ques.

One academic and one professional reference are highly recommended. 
It is your responsibility to enter the details of both referees as soon as possible to allow them to send the online recommendation on time. Once you enter your details and save them, a link is sent to you immediately to fill out the recommendation online.

Application Process & timeline

We strongly advise all our clients to have a proper excel sheet or a timetables mapped out.
Once you are done with GMAT the entire application process usually take 4-6 weeks

Step 1

GMAT / GRE Score

2-3 months.

If you are not sure about what score to target then look at the average score of the schools you want and shoot above the average. 

Step 2

Profile Evaluation

 1-2 weeks.

Get your profile evaluated from a professional consultant and figure out what schools you can target based on your profile

Step 3

Application Prep

3-4 weeks at least. 

Start writing at least 1 month in advance of their 1st deadline. First application usually takes the longest.

Step 4

Interview Prep

1 week

School will notify you and give you roughly 1 week to schedule your interview. Ideally, start your prep ASAP and Do some mock interviews.

FAQs about Essec MSBA

Recommendations letters are very important for Essec MSBA admission. The admissions committee is used to looking at these and the ones that make the difference outline concrete examples of how the student lives up to the praise/recommendations given. You should therefore select references who know you best and have experience working with you either academically or professionally. It is much better to have a reference from someone who knows you than from someone you have selected due to their position.

The Master in Data Sciences & Business Analytics does not require a certain French level. We do however strongly recommend you try and learn French when you are here. As you live in France and many of your fellow students and friends will be French-speaking, acquiring the language does help you during your time at ESSEC and in France. Moreover, if you are not French-speaking and want to remain in France for your internship or job in the future, learning French is fundamental.

Every Essec MSBA application is thoroughly reviewed by the admissions board which is comprised of both academic and professional staff, with consideration given to all elements including hard and soft skills. Hence, you should be keen on improving all kinds of skills.

Over 100 cultural, professional, community and athletic student associations exist at ESSEC. ESSEC is open to new ideas for clubs if the existing groups do not fit your needs or interests. You can, therefore, engage with existing clubs to make your own club.

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