The Paris Seine Initiative


47,000 Alumni

5,300 students in training 2000 diplomas delivered yearly

30% of students of the School in apprenticeship training

100% of graduates have a professional experience (Cergy, Paris, Singapore, Morocco)

31% of international students from 96 nationalities

26% of students follow an English-language curriculum during their first year of studies

34% of graduates work abroad

176 international partner universities in 45 countries, including 92 partnerships with the Grande Ecole,

23 international dual degrees

5 national dual degrees (Ecole normale supérieure Ulm, Ecole du Louvre, Ecole CentraleSupelec, ENSAE, Saint-Cyr)

75 PhD candidates

 158 teacher-researchers, including 55% international, with 36 nationalities

8 research and education departments

7 centers of excellence

20 corporate chairs

700 partner companies

100 student organizations

5000 managers in continuous education

ESSEC Ventures start-up incubator, established in 2000: 287 companies created


Founded in 1907 in Paris, ESSEC Business School is a centre of academic excellence underpinned by its faculty’s research. The School’s reputation is built on a pioneering spirit that shapes both its scientific ambitions and its pedagogical approach, and is reflected in its extensive alumni community.

The mission of ESSEC Business School is to create and disseminate cutting-edge knowledge, to train and develop bold pioneers and influential leaders for both the business world and society as a whole. ESSEC Business School encourages students and participants in its programmes to anticipate – and meet – the economic, managerial, social, environmental and ethical challenges of an increasingly uncertain world. The school helps them achieve more and more complex goals by leveraging technology with a human touch.

Through its undergraduate, graduate, executive education and PhD programs in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and beyond, ESSEC Business School trains agile, creative and open-minded professionals and fosters a spirit of lifelong learning. Our students learn to reconcile academic knowledge and cultural heritage with their own experience to develop individual and collective freedom and success.