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October 11, 2023




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What is a good GMAT score for ESSEC MIM?

Short Answer – The average GMAT score at ESSEC is 660 for the last entering class. If you score above 660, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee. 

Long Answer – There is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, we have seen our clients with 620 getting selected into top schools like HEC 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. Scoring above the average gets you a fair shot; 

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

If you plan to apply with a score below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, say, starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can catch up in other application sections by writing outstanding essays or performing well in an interview later. But it is always nice to start ahead of the competitor. A higher GMAT score helps one gain a competitive advantage.

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

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. Hence, the overall competition and the Average score for this diaspora go up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles to shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average. 


Average Employment Salary after ESSEC MIM

The graduates from ESSEC are placed in all management positions. It is thanks to the diversity of their profiles and their customized study paths at ESSEC that reflects on the variety of the future job functions they hold and their placement all over the world.

The average salary at ESSEC for the last graduating class was €87,092. 94% of the class was employed within 6 months of graduation with the majority of the class going into consulting (28%), Finance (23%) and technology (18%) oriented functional roles. 

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€ 46,000 

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€ 24,000

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Tuition Fees & Scholarship at ESSEC

The Tuition fee for ESSEC MIM is € 46,000 and an additional  € 24,000 living cost is required. 

Students can access one or more of the following options to finance their studies or cover their living expenses.

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ESSEC MIM Application Essays

  • Why are you applying to the ESSEC  Program now? What is the professional objective that will guide your career choice after your MIM, and how ESSEC  MIM will the  contribute to the achievement of this objective? (500 words)
  • What do you consider your most significant life achievement? (250 words)
  • Leadership and ethics are inevitably intertwined in the business world. Describe a situation in which you have dealt with these issues and how they have influenced you. (250 words)
  • Imagine an entirely different life from the one you lead, and what it would be? (250 words)
  • What figure do you admire the most and why? (250 words)

ESSEC MIM Recommendation Ques.

One academic and one professional reference is recommended.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to enter details of both the referees as soon as possible to allow them to complete the online recommendation on time.
Once you enter their details and save, a link is sent to them 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.


The GMAT is part of your application, however ESSEC takes your whole profile into consideration. If you are very good in one area it might compensate for a weakness in another area. Therefore, a good GMAT Score might be an advantage but no guarantee to get into the program as well as a less-than-perfect GMAT score is no knock-out criterium. In any case you should aim for as high a GMAT score as you can possibly achieve

Each student has to pass 9 mandatory courses covering the fundamentals of management. You can however choose to take these all together in an intensive time period or spread these out over the duration of the programme. Note however that core courses are sometimes mandatory to do certain advanced classes. Then you must complete a minimum 16 other courses from a choice of 200 electives (8 departments, 20 specialised tracks, 20 Chairs, etc.). It really is flexible; no 2 trimesters are the same! You now also have the opportunity to “build your own course BYOC” where professors working on certain research areas will ask students to participate in co-creating a new course

Most ESSEC MIM students choose to live in the school’s residence halls, some located within walking distance of the school with sufficient public transportation available. Students are also free to find their own housing near campus or in Paris, or to make arrangements with a roommate.

An apprenticeship is a work-study program where you study at ESSEC as well as work at a company at the same time. It is done in different ‘rhythms’ – some people do it on a weekly basis – work for 3 days and study at ESSEC for 2 days per week, some do it on a quarterly basis – work-study for 3 months, some do it in 6 month cycles etc.

The company you work for pays off your tuition fee (except a small portion, association fees, social security, enrolment fee, etc.) irrespective of when you get it. If you get it even after you have paid your full fee, it will be reimbursed as mentioned above. The company also pays you a salary each month for 24 months, irrespective of if you are at ESSEC or at the company.

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