With two Executive MBA programs and several international executive masters, ESSEC offers creative and ambitious professionals many opportunities to fulfill their career goals, to grow as leaders and entrepreneurs and to make a difference in tomorrow's companies across the world.

ESSEC & MANNHEIM EMBA: Believe, Lead, Succeed

  • Acquire relevant knowledge and tools readily applicable to the challenges of your job
  • Share best practices with peers and gain first-hand insights into different industries and functions through a group work philosophy
  • Gain an international perspective on doing business through exposure to a variety of cultures and growing business markets
  • Enhance your leadership skills in preparation for taking on top level jobs
  • Create and one a valuable and lasting netxork of business partners and friends
  • Increase your versatility and value to your employer, thus multiplying your career opportunities


ESSEC EMBA: Expertise, Exploration, Entrepreneurship

  • Develop a 360 degree global view of business and expertise in all corporate functions
  • Test an entrepreneurial idea by applying  acquired theoretical knowledge to create a brand new business or develop a new product or market for your company
  • Learn to work effectively in teams in environments with a high level of diversity and cultural differences
  • Increase your versatility and value to your employer, thus multiplying your career opportunities
  • Create a valuable and lasting network of business partners and friends.


EMILUX - Executive Master in Luxury Management and Design Innovation

  • Become a top executive in the luxury business with enhanced perspectives
  • Develop a deeper knowledge of international luxury market codes with a broadened mindset
  • Make a career switch towards the luxury sector
  • Experience top ranked Schools with worldwide connections

2 Part-time EMBA Programs

Length: 18 months

Programme Structure:

  • ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA: Modular format – One week blocks (Tuesday-Wednesday to Sunday) every six weeks in average
  • ESSEC Executive MBA: Week-end Format – Fridays and Saturdays every two weeks in average

Starting Dates:

  • ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA: October 2023
  • ‚ÄčESSEC Executive MBA: March 2022

Minimum work experience: 7-8 years (including international and managerial experience)

Application deadlines: Rolling applications

Courses language: English (100%)

Accreditation(s): AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA

The Economist: 7th in Europe for EMBA programs
Financial Times: 5th for executive education

Student Body

Male to Female Ratio: 65/35
Average Age: 38-40
Work Experience: A minimum of 8 years and 12 years in average
Academic Background: First academic degree (Sales, IT, Finance, HR, Marketing, ...)


Executive MBA Entrance Qualifications: 

  • a first academic degree
  • at least eight years of work experience, including managerial experience
  • experience in an international work environment
  • very good command of the English language
  • the support of your employer and his or her permission to attend classes on workdays
  • the motivation to invest a substantial amount of time and effort into our highly challenging but also very rewarding program.

Selection Process:

  • Optional coaching session to determine your professional project.
  • Application form with the list of required documents (i.e. TOEIC results for the ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA program)
  • Application Review by ESSEC (and Mannheim for the ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA program)
  • Admission Interview with ESSEC's Academic and Executive Directors

EMBA Financing

Application fees: €150 

Tuition fees:

  • ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA: €53,000 (excl. VAT)  |  €63,600 (incl. tax)
  • ESSEC Executive MBA: €49,000 (excl. VAT)  | 58,800 € incl. tax
  • EMILUX: €42,000

Estimate for accommodation/living costs, insurance per year: Accommodation is provided during the residencies

Financing options:

  • 5 EMBA Scholarships: Leadership, Women, Emerging & Developing countries, International experience, etc.
  • Company financing
  • French public financing options: CPF, FHTT, Plan Formation, Congés-formation
  • Personal financing

For all questions relating to how to finance your program, please contact us.



Telephone: +33 (0)1 46 92 17 89
Email: executivemba@essec.edu


Telephone: +33 (0)1 46 92 17 89
Email: executivemba@essec.edu


ESSEC Executive Education
CNIT - BP230
92 053 - Paris La Défense