ESSEC Business School

The first European Business School to obtain the AACSB Accreditation, the ESSEC Business School is one of the most selective French Business Schools which has its presence in France, Singapore, and Morocco. The Business School is one of a handful of 76 schools in the world to have obtained the triple accreditation of AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA, which reflects its commitment to business excellence.

Programs Offered (Through CAT)

Master in Management (MiM)

The ESSEC Business School's Master in Management Program is a full time 2-year Program. It is of special interest to us because it accepts CAT scores. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious Master-in-Management programs in the world. This Program focuses on responsible leadership and seeks to educate the next generation of responsible leaders who are not only business smart, but conscious leaders as well.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must hold a Bachelor Degree, minimum of three years, in any stream (engineering, social sciences, sciences, arts, etc.)
  • Candidates applying for admissions should not be older than 32 years of age.
  • You can apply through one of the following Aptitude test scores - GMAT/ GRE/ CAT/ TAGE MAGE;
  • For English proficiency - TOEFL or IELTS or TOIEC or Cambridge
  • English test score is exempted if the student is a native English speaker or has spent the last 3 years in an English speaking university.

How to Apply?

  • Candidates can apply online through the official website.
  • The Application fee is €100 (INR 8000).
  • The last date of application is April 15th, 2019.

Selection Process

The selection process at ESSEC Business School includes a preliminary selection in which your online application is thoroughly assessed. This is followed by an interview round. This will be an in-person interview, or a video interview (if required). Selected students will then be contacted to confirm their position in the program. This will include paying a non-refundable deposit of €6,000 which will then be adjusted in the tuition fees.




  • Candidates selected through the preliminary stage are invited for an interview.


  • Candidates selected through the interview stage are invited to join the program.

Documents Required

Once you have submitted your application online, you will need to print the PDF, date it, sign it, and send this together with the below-mentioned documents (in hard copy) by post to ESSEC Business School.

  • GMAT, GRE, TAGE MAGE Score or CAT score (for Indian Students only)
  • English proficiency score (TOEFL or IELTS or TOEFL iBT or Cambridge)
  • Degree(s) obtained (minimum Bachelor's Degree or equivalent): Copies of official degrees since high school (school leaving). Certificate of Attendance is required if you have not yet graduated
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation Letter
  • Transcripts / Grade Sheets

How much do I need to score in CAT to apply?

The CAT score is a part of your application however ESSEC takes your whole profile into consideration. Being good in one area will help compensate in one of the weaker areas. Therefore, a good CAT score may be an advantage but it is no guarantee for admission nor is a less than perfect CAT score. In any case, you should aim for as high a CAT score as you can possibly achieve.

Fee Structure

The tuition fee for the 2-year Master in Management program is as follows:

Particular Fee
Non-refundable deposit payable within three weeks after acceptance €6000 (INR 4,80,000)
Remaining tuition payable in equal installments before Aug 31 each year €34,900 (INR 27,92,000)

Placement Report

Some interesting facts about the placement of ESSEC Graduates are as follows:

  • 98.2% Employability Rate: Those graduates who choose to go directly into work find their job within 6 months of graduation.
  • Average starting salary of ESSEC Graduates is € 55,000 (INR 44,00,000)
  • 37% Graduates work outside of their country of origin.
  • Some of the top employers of ESSEC are The Boston Consulting Group, Societe Generale, LVMH, Ernst&Young, BNP Paribas, PwC, Deloitte, General Electric, J.P. Morgan, Rothschild, McKinsey, Accenture, KPMG, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, etc.

Why should Indian students apply for admissions to ESSEC Business School?

Listed below are the reasons why Indian students should apply to ESSEC Business School for their management studies:

Internationally recognized - triple accredited

ESSEC Business School is AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA Accredited - only 1% of business schools worldwide have this triple accreditation.

CAT is accepted in ESSEC Business School

What makes the ESSEC Business School a truly exciting study destination for Indian students is the acceptance of CAT score for admission into their Master in Management program. The acceptance of CAT is allowed for Indian students only, which means that Indian students do not need to give a different qualifying paper like GMAT or GRE to get into ESSEC Business School.

ESSEC Business School is a globally recognized Business School

The ESSEC Business School was awarded the Worldwide Ranking of #4 according to the Financial Times in 2018, and the Worldwide Ranking of #4 according to The Economist.

International Exposure

Doing your management studies from abroad especially from an international top University like ESSEC Business School is all sorts of rewarding: brilliant faculty, cultural exposure, vibrant crowd, academic excellence, etc.