ESSEC MIM Review

Table of Content

660

Avg. GMAT

23

Avg. Age

0-2 Yrs.

Avg. Exp.

182

Class Size

24

Months Duration

Introduction to MiM at ESSEC

Established in 1907 and ranked #5 worldwide by the Financial Times (FT) in 2023, the Master in Management (MIM) – Grande Ecole has produced graduates holding notable positions like CEO, Chairman, Managing Directors, Vice President, Entrepreneurs and Founders, Managers, Executives, Consultants, CFO, Director, Head of Departments, etc.

This program is offered on two distinct tracks, each tailored to suit the unique needs and aspirations of our students.

Whether you prefer to embrace the journey through flexible learning that allows you to savour diverse experiences at your own rhythm or an intensive fast-track route that propels you into the job market swiftly, we’ve got you covered.

Discover the exciting features of each track and find the one that resonates with your ambitions.

Check out the videos below where Academic Director, Emmanuelle Le Nagard presents the Intensive and Flexible track respectively:

Master in Management (MIM) - Applying with an International Degree
Intake:Cergy Campus (Non-French Speakers) | Aug 2024
Cergy Campus (French Speakers) | Sept 2024
Asia-Pacific Campus | Sept 2024
Duration:Flexible: 2 years average; Intensive: 1 year
Language:English, French
Location:France, Singapore and Morocco

What is a good GMAT score for MiM at ESSEC?

Short Answer – The average GMAT score at MiM 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 640 getting selected into top schools like INSEAD 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 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. 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 over represented 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 goes 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. 

 

Quick Overview and Rankings

6

FT Rankings

2

QS Top MiF

Tuition Fee and Scholarships for MiM at ESSEC

€ 46,000

Tuition Fee

€ 24,000

Living Cost

70,000

Avg. Cost of Study

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.

Important Scholarships

Employment Prospects : MiM at ESSEC

94%

Employed within 3 months of graduation

87,092

Avg. Salary

28%

Consulting

23% 

Finance

18%

Technology

31% 

others

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 reflect 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. 

Eligibility Criteria for MiM at ESSEC

  • You should have obtained or are currently pursuing a non-French 3-year bachelor’s degree (minimum level) in any field of study (engineering, sciences, business, management & economics, humanities & social sciences, law, health, political science & international relations, architecture & real estate, etc.) from a top university/school 
  • You are open-minded, internationally oriented, sensitive to the world around you and have leadership potential
  • You are under 32 years of age
  • Interested in Flexible 2 to 3 years program? You can apply with little or no graduate work experience.
  • Interested in Intensive 1-year track? You have at least 12 months of professional experience accumulated by June 30, 2024 during which you have demonstrated managerial skills

Documents required : MiM at ESSEC

Incomplete applications will not be processed. A complete online application includes the following items:

All documents must be provided in English or French.
Official translations by a certified translator will also have to be provided for documents in other languages. 

ITEMS

DESCRIPTION

Curriculum VitaeOne page maximum 
High school diploma or equivalent Authenticated copy of the diploma or transcripts

 

Degree(s) obtained

Authenticated copies of official degrees since high school (school leaving).
While applying, if you do not have your final diploma that makes you eligible for the program, you can apply with an Enrollment Certificate with an expected date of graduation.
Important: By mid-December of your starting year at ESSEC, you will have to provide a copy of your final diploma (or a certificate of completion/attendance). 
Transcripts/Grade SheetsAuthenticated Copies of official transcripts from all colleges and universities, including exchange programs (simple copies will not be accepted).
Grading System details must be provided.

 

2 x Recommendations

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.
1 Management Test Copy of official score (test taker version)
1 English Test
Proof of Employment
(for the Intensive 1-year Track only)
On the online application portal, the applicant must fill out and upload two documents:
1. Skill Evaluation Document: Download the excel document from the online application portal, fill it thoroughly and upload it back in PDF format on the portal.
2. A documentary evidence in PDF format such as a certificate from the employer, the president of the association or the head of the school, stating the tasks carried out along wth the dates. A translation is required if the original document is not written in English or French. 
1 Identity Card

Passport, or

National Identity Card (only for EU students) 

double-sided

1 PhotographA recent ID photo
Application Fee180 euros non-refundable and payable online only
Exempted for holders of B2M Alliance Passport

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Scholarships Available : MiM at ESSEC

DESCRIPTION

ELIGIBILITY

AMOUNT

PROCEDURE

ESSEC ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

To sustain the academic excellence of the program

All international candidates demonstrating high quality academic profile: outstanding GMAT score, strong motivation, etc.

Can cover up to 40% of total tuition fees.

Awarded with the admission decision at each session of admission.
No additional application or request.

DIVERSITY OF GEOGRAPHY AND PROFILES

To sustain diversity of student body

Be a citizen of all countries (except France)

Up to 25% of total tuition fees.

Awarded with the admission decision at each session of admission.
No additional application or request

EIFFEL

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs funds EIFFEL scholarship.

Reserved for non-French candidates, double nationality included, no older than 30 years old at the time the selection committee will meet (around mid-March).

A monthly allowance of €1,181 and covered costs of one international return journey and social security cover.

ESSEC submits applications for EIFFEL scholarships on your behalf. Your application should be completed and submitted therefore in the first round of applications.

LIFE

A platform to channel the influence of Lebanese finance executives worldwide in order to establish stronger bonds, nurture the next generation and promote Lebanon. 

1. Be Lebanese or of Lebanese descent
2. Achieve and maintain academic excellence
3. Demonstrate interest in pursuing a career in Finance
4. Be in financial need

Up to 12 000$ per year for the duration of the academic program. 

ESSEC submits applications for LIFE scholarships on your behalf.  

SERGE BELLANGER

The French-American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) provides aspiring young leaders with invaluable learning opportunities that will help expand their career opportunities, promote cross-cultural dialogue and improve foreign language skills.

American citizen

Up to $10,000

For more information and deadlines to apply: Serge Bellanger Scholarship

PHILIPPE MATHE FELLOWSHIP

The ESSEC USA Alumni International Leadership Award-Philippe Mathe Fellowship” is a merit-based scholarship. It is not mutually exclusive of any other scholarship obtained by the candidate.

Graduates from a US or Canadian University.

€5,000

For more information and application deadline: Click here

LEE KUAN YEW SCHOLARSHIP

The Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) Scholarship is the premier postgraduate scholarship in Singapore. Set up in 1991, the scholarship marks Singapore’s continuous effort to recognize outstanding individuals with the aptitude and inclination to contribute to Singapore and its society.

Candidates holding Singaporean citizenship will undergo a comprehensive evaluation on their leadership potential and accomplishments in their respective fields. Candidates should also demonstrate the potential to thrive in their professions, ultimately contributing to Singapore and its advancement.

Scholarship recipients will receive full tuition fees coverage and an annual allowance of S$50,000 for up to 2 years if they are pursuing a Master’s degree.

Candidates can apply via the Public Service Commission Portal (Singpass login required). All applications will need to be supported by referee reports and submitted online by 10 March 2024.

 

Specializations & Electives Offered

START YOUR MIM IN SINGAPORE

 

*5 Transversal SPOCs (online courses) all around the year

INTENSIVE 1-YEAR TRACK

FLEXIBLE 2-3 YEARS TRACK

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1

Sept. to Dec.

Asian Strategy Consulting Project: Consulting Project with Study Trip validating 1 month of international and professional experience, 1 language course, and Career modules

Refresher courses
Junior Consulting Experience

Jan. to Mar.

Imagination Week

Imagination Week

5 core courses, 2 electives, 1 language course, and Career modules

Business Management in Asia

Corporate Finance

Fintech in Asia

Tech, Innovation & Entrepreneurship 

Apr. to June

4 core courses, 3 electives, and Career modules

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2

July Aug.

CFT* Track (5 electives) or GMA* Track (5 electives), and Career modules

Personalize your program in Singapore, France, Morocco or worldwide

Sept. onward

End of Intensive MiM Track

Flexible MIM continues at ESSEC France, Singapore or Morocco campus

Enjoy all ESSEC has to offer
*Corporate Finance Track or Global Manager in Asia Track


Starting in France

START YOUR MIM IN FRANCE

 

*5 Transversal SPOCs (online courses) all around the year

INTENSIVE 1-YEAR TRACK

FLEXIBLE 2-3 YEARS TRACK

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1

Sept. to Dec.

Refresher courses (if applicable), 3 core courses, 5 electives, 1 language course, and Career modules

Refresher courses

Personalize your program (in France or worldwide)

Jan. to Mar.

iMagination Week
3 core courses, 3 electives, 1 language course, and Career modules

iMagination Week
Academic or Professional Experience

Apr. to June

3 core courses, 3 electives, 1 language course and Career modules

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2

July Aug.

Consulting project with study trip validating international and professional experience (at least one month out of France)

Personalize your program in Singapore, France, Morocco or worldwide

Sept. onward

End of Intensive 1-year MIM Track

Flexible 2-3 years MIM Track continues at ESSEC France, Singapore or Morocco campus

Enjoy all ESSEC has to offer

FAQs about MiF at ESCP

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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