ESCP Europe’s Master in European Management Upgraded to Full-Time MBA

ESCP Europe announces the launch of a full-time MBA

Pan European business school, ESCP Europe, has announced plans to launch a full-time MBA program next year that builds upon the success of its existing master in management (MiM) offering.

The school’s Master in European Business program comes with a strong reputation, placing highly in masters in management rankings released by the FT this week. This indubitable success is likely a catalyst behind ESCP Europe's move to revise, reclassify and, as the school terms it, “evolve” this full-time MBA program.   

ESCP Europe traces its history back to the Ecole Spéciale de Commerce et d’Industrie established by a group of Paris-based entrepreneurs in the beginnings of the 19th Century, providing substance to its claim to be the oldest business school in the world. The school expanded its Paris base through the years with additional campuses strategically built in Berlin, London, Madrid, Turin and Warsaw. Students of the new full-time MBA have the opportunity to study at any two of these European campuses or can, alternatively, spend one of their two semesters in either Beijing or Gurgaon, India.

The International Management MBA is aimed at young professionals with 3 years’ work experience (as opposed to the original two preferred of applicants to its forerunner) interested in either fast-tracking their existing international career, or wanting to steer their career in a new international direction. “This program cultivates a strong cross-cultural approach embedded in multicultural teamwork. Combining cultural, social, and emotional intelligence with business acumen are essential features of successful leaders,” said ESCP Europe’s dean, Frank Bournois.

Preparing MBA candidates for the world stage

Developing sharply tuned business expertise alongside the requisite soft skills to succeed on the world stage is a fine balance, especially if it's to be achieved in as little as one year. For MBA candidates keen to progress their international career there is the opportunity to take on two company consulting projects in two separate countries (or continents if they should so wish). For career changers, there is the alternate option of doing a four to six-month company internship.

With a multi-cultural outlook being a core element of the program, not only are students living and working in two separate countries, but they are also part of a highly diverse cohort, with each MBA class (if prior records are to go by), being composed of as many as 35 different nationalities. MBA candidates can engage with the school’s network of approximately 4,000 students and 45,000 alumni spread across 150 countries around the world. Work and study intermingle and the schedule for the school’s new full-time  MBA is purported to be both rigorous and demanding, echoing and perhaps simulating the real world challenges and expectations an international career in the top echelons of management is likely to entail.

Karen Turtle
Written by Karen Turtle

A content writer with a background in higher education, Karen holds an MA in modern languages from the University of St Andrews. Her interests include languages and literature, current affairs and film. ​

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