Are you wondering what sets ESCP’s MBA in International Management programme apart from other MBA programmes? If you’re still hesitating and need reassurance regarding your next career move, here are a few reasons why choosing ESCP’s MBA in International Management may offer you the experience and opportunities you’re looking for. 

1/ Flexibility: choose how you study

When enrolling at ESCP, you can choose to study for 10, 22 or 34 months. This flexibility allows you to adapt your pace of study, depending on your goals and objectives. For instance, students who choose to study for 22 or 34 months, can still keep a part-time job on the side, while working towards their education and future achievements. This allows them to stay employed while developing new skills and assets. 

Keeping a job, caring for a family, or running your own business are all possible on the side of the MBA programme when choosing to graduate in two to three years. It is also of great advantage for students who do not have the financial means to stop working for 10 months or more.

However, the 10 months option allows students to keep a foot in their original path or industry, as they are off the job market for a relatively short time. Depending on your specific needs, studying for the MBA in one, two or three years enables you to choose the right option that will successfully fuel your ambition.

2/ Specialisations: gain expertise on a topic

Whether you chose to enrol for the MBA programme to deepen your knowledge in international management or because you had a specific idea of what skills you wanted to gain, ESCP’s MBA programme, alongside the core curriculum, allows diving deep into specific topics.

Is becoming a consultant your dream? Do you have a business idea you’ve been waiting to call into reality for a long time? Or have you always desired to work in tech or the luxury business? With four specialisations, ESCP’s MBA in International Management allows you to deepen your expertise on the topic of your choice. These courses are given at the end of the two first periods and enable you to develop your expertise in a chosen field. 

On the Madrid campus, students can acquire further knowledge and meet potential future collaborators in the field of Consultancy, or they can choose to learn more about Entrepreneurship in order to create and scale new businesses.

On the Turin campus, concentrations allow them to focus on Fintech and Innovation, or to deepen their understanding of Luxury Management.

Every specialisation lasts 5 weeks, with two weeks of courses on the chosen topic, and three weeks of topic-related Company Consultancy Project.

3/ Distance learning: study from anywhere

In addition to on-campus study, you can now choose to study 100% online or opt for a hybrid learning journey with a mix of on-campus and online courses. Thanks to distance learning, you can study from your home country and enjoy the cultural richness of Europe and its multinational networking. Staying close to your family, being able to work on your local business project, and studying from the comfort of your own home while benefiting from ESCP’s top faculty and world-class teachings are all feasible now. Courses are synchronous (live with the professor) for the opening and the closing of each course, then asynchronous (recorded video) for the rest of the course. 

In terms of organisation, this means that the same courses (topics) run in parallel for the online and on-campus cohorts but not at the same time. However, for the online cohort, classes take place at the end of each week at a time convenient for all time zones (around European lunchtime) to allow professionals to continue working while studying. And if you are thinking about joining the online cohort but are afraid you will miss live interactions that often take place in the classroom, fear not: you will have many opportunities to interact with the rest of the online cohort during the courses through quizzes, debates, and other group activities.

Throughout the programme, the online cohort is also given opportunities to meet the on-campus cohorts during induction day (mandatory), and during the specialisation. This allows for better group cohesion and enhanced networking opportunities between students. 

4/ Top Financial Times Ranking

After just six years of existence, ESCP’s MBA in International Management programme made it in 2023 into the esteemed Financial Times ranking. Listed along with the most prestigious MBA programmes (Harvard, Yale, and Stanford are also on the list), ESCP’s MBA proved well-recognised and sought-after by world-leading institutions and companies. Indeed, for its second year in the ranking, ESCP’s MBA was ranked #8 in Europe, and #27 worldwide. In some countries where ESCP holds a campus, these rankings are even higher. This is the case for Germany, where ESCP’s Berlin campus has propelled ESCP’s MBA programme to the very top of the best MBA programmes in Germany. If you would like to learn more about how our faculty teamed up to make this ranking possible, you can read the full article on the topic.

5/ World-class Advisory Board

In 2022, the MBA programme benefited from the creation of its own Advisory Board.  Composed of senior-level representatives from leading companies meeting yearly, the Advisory Board is here to work towards ongoing improvement of the programme and keep it rooted in the business community. Among its members are representatives from international groups such as AXA, KPMG, L’Oréal, META and Goldman Sachs. 

Cartier, which is also part of the MBA’s Advisory Board, has been the sponsor for ESCP’s MBA in International Management for the last three years. By maintaining a steady relationship with some of the world’s most renowned companies and entities, the MBA’s Advisory Board ensures that the programme provides world-class teachings in accordance with our students’ high ambitions. 

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