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Bachelor in Management (BSc)

Frequently Asked Questions

B - Admissions

  1. How can I apply?

    All applications through our our London campus must be submitted through the UCAS application form using the Institution and Course codes below.

    Institution Code: E79
    Course Code: N200

     

    For all other applications they can be made directly through our online application form.

  2. What should I provide?

    The application is a two-step process.

    Step 1: The online application form includes:

    • Academic records from the last 3 years (details of all examination results obtained during the last three years of secondary education, including mock secondary examination results, if applicable).
    • Secondary school examination certificate(s), if already held. Otherwise, applicants must provide it as soon as received.
    • Personal statement in English
    • The name and contact details of one academic referee, whom we will contact
    • English language test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, or CAE)
      Non-European Economic Area (EEA) and non-Swiss nationals need an Academic IELTS UKVI test to obtain a Tier 4 visa, in order to study in the UK. If this is your case, you should take this test at one of the approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) centres.
      Please see: https://www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa/overview.
    • Supporting documents, where applicable, for additional spoken languages (i.e. test or exams showing proficiency in these languages as evidence of such qualification will be taken into account for track allocation).
      We recommend that students applying for the Madrid / Paris track in second year supply evidence of their Spanish / French language proficiency. The target is level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Students applying for the Paris track in third year will need to supply evidence of French language proficiency at a level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
    • Photocopy of ID/Passport

    Step 2: Successful applicants will be invited to sit the on-campus admission tests, which include:

    • Personal interview in the language of the interviewing campus or in English at the student’s choice
    • ESCP Europe’s alpha-numeric reasoning admission test, which  is available in more than 30 languages.

    Students applying through UCAS will supply the documents requested by UCAS.
    We will study these documents and if we consider taking the candidate to Step 2, we will require additional information as per Step 1.

  3. Which high school qualifications do you accept?

    We welcome applications from all prospective students with the aim to recruit students with the very best academic merit and potential, irrespective of their background. As such, we encourage applicants with a range of high school qualifications including the German Abitur, British GCE A levels, Spanish Bachillerato, Italian Esame di Stato, French Baccalauréat, European and International Baccalaurates.

    For other qualifications, you may need a foundation programme or a year of university study from another institution in addition to your high school diploma to be eligible for entry. Please check with one of our admissions teams if you have any doubts.

    Entry to the Bachelor in Management (BSc) is highly competitive but every application we receive is carefully considered on an individual basis, taking into account the full profile presented including personal statement, academic achievement (including both past and predicted grades), references, etc before a final decision is made.

  4. Which academic records should I attach to my application?

    Students must attach all transcripts of the past three years of secondary education.

    They must also provide their secondary school exit exam final results (as soon as available).

    Please note that students who cannot provide their secondary school certificate by the time the programme starts will not be permitted to enrol in the programme.

  5. Which level is expected?

    As a guide, here are the targets we are looking at when considering a student’s transcripts in several school systems:

     School system

     

    Target score

    Target in maths

    Language requirements

    IB

    37

    6 Maths SL
    5 Maths HL
    Maths Studies: remedial courses requested

    English & Local Language

    France

    16

    14 Maths ES or L
    13 Maths S
    L students need a Maths Major

    ES & L
    S with LV2

    UK

    AAA

    A level in Standard Maths (A)

    For native English speakers, at least one language (either GSCE or A level)

    Italy

    8

    Classico: 8 and remedial courses requested
    Scientifico: 8

    English

    Spain

    8

    Sciences 8
    Social Sciences 8

    English

    Since our programme is a Bachelor of Science (BSc), students are expected to have a good level in mathematics. We will be looking for evidence of mathematics abilities through applicants’ transcripts and predicted final grades.

    For the following school systems, the following minimum course choices are expected:

    • International Baccalaureate (IB): Maths SL
    • French Baccalaureate: ES or S or L with Maths specialisation
    • USA: AP Calculus
    • A-Level: Mathematics

    For all systems, solid extra-curricular activities can compensate for a below target academic transcript.

    These include: music, sports, international travel, work experience etc. Additionally, diversity in the form of nationalities, countries lived in and languages spoken can be taken into consideration.

  6. What are the prerequisites in mathematics to study this programme?

    The following main notions need to be covered during high school in order to study the quantitative courses of our BSc:

    • Percentages
    • Basic concepts of set theory: elements of a set, subsets, intersection, union, complement, Venn diagram representations

    • Basic concepts of probability: sample space, events, complementary events, combined events, mutually exclusive events, tree and Venn diagrams, conditional probability, normal distribution, binomial distribution

    • Descriptive statistics: population, sample, discrete and continuous variables, frequency tables, measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode, quartiles), measures of dispersion (range, standard deviation), grouped data, graphical representations (pie chart, bar graph, histogram), concept of linear regression and scatter plot

    • Equations and inequalities:  linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, solving systems of linear and quadratic equations and inequalities (graphical and analytical), word problems 

    • Functions: domain, range, graph, linear functions, quadratic functions, polynomial functions, rational functions, concept of exponential models

    • Differentiation: continuity, limits at a point and infinity, asymptotes, derivative as a rate of change, derivative at a point, basic differentiation formulas, increasing and decreasing functions, local maxima and minima, convexity, simple optimization problems

    • Integration: indefinite integration of basic functions 

    • Arithmetic and geometric sequences: use of the formula for the nth term and the sum of the first n terms
  7. When may I apply?

    Students currently in their final year of secondary school studies are eligible to apply to the programme. They must submit a complete application form at least three weeks prior to the interview date most convenient to them.

    Non-EEA (European Economic Area) and non-Swiss nationals targeting to study in the UK are advised to apply in April at the latest in order to have time for visa application once they are admitted.Please see: https://www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa/overviewstudents

  8. Which English language proficiency test should I provide?

    Targeted scores for English language tests are as follows:

    • IELTS: 6.5
    • TOEFL : 90
    • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English : C

    English test waivers are possible for:

    • native English speakers
    • students who attended their last 3 years of high school at an international school, with intensive use of English in their studies
    • students pursuing US American High School Diploma or GCE A levels.

    NOTE: Whilst we accept TOEFL scores and CAE as proof of English, these are not valid for visa application purposes in the UK for non-EEA (European Economic Area) and non-Swiss nationals. The latter need to take the IELTS at authorised UK Border Agency centres, in order to apply for a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.
    Please see: https://www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa/overview

  9. Do I have to come to one of your campuses to take the interview and test?

    We are keen to meet our applicants in person at one of our campuses in London, Berlin, Madrid, or Torino. However, in some cases (e.g. students living on another continent) we can arrange distance interview and tests. In exceptional circumstances the ESCP Europe alpha-numerical test can be waived, for instance when ACT or SAT scores are provided.

  10. What does conditional admission mean?

    Admission to the programme is conditional to successfully passing the last year of high school as well as fulfilling the university entrance requirements.

    Conditional admission can also be granted to students who have not reached the English proficiency level required or have not provided external certification of their English scores yet.

  11. I am already enrolled at another university. Can I apply for the Bachelor in Management (BSc)?

    Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  We may consider applications of students who have started to study Law or Mathematics and are reconsidering their choice.

    We are not likely to consider applications of students who already enrolled at a business school.

    Please note, however, that students will not be able to transfer credits taken at another institution.

  12. Do I have to sit an oral interview?

    Yes. The application process consists of two different phases.

    • The first phase consists of a pre-selection of applicants, based on the application files received.

    • The second phase consists of an on-campus interview, with shortlisted applicants, as well as an alpha-numerical reasoning test. Only shortlisted applicants will be invited for an on-campus interview. Distance interviews are also available (e.g. students living on another continent).

     

     

  13. How long will the admission session last?

    Sessions are organised over one day.

  14. What is a personal statement?

    In their personal statements, applicants should explain their interest in the programme, and give examples of previous experiences which demonstrate why he/she should be selected to study in the programme, as well as what he/she feels he/she might be able to bring to it.

     

     

  15. Is there a limit to the size of the personal statement?

    The personal statement can include up to 1,000 words.

  16. In which language should the personal statement be written?

    The personal statement must be written in English.

  17. Whom should I choose as referee?

    The referee may be a teacher or academic advisor, who will be able to assess the applicant’s achievements and potential. References play an important role in the evaluation process.

  18. How does my referee receive the form to fill in?

    When a student has completed the referee’s contact information and submitted his/her online application, we will send the referees a message via email, inviting them to complete an attached recommendation form. It is an applicant’s responsibility to ensure that referees have received the request for reference and have returned their forms.

    References must be received prior to the interview date, in order for applications to be considered, and for short-listed students to be invited to an on-campus interview and the alpha-numerical test.

  19. May I submit my application form even if some of my referees have not sent their forms yet?

    Yes.

    However, this must be received prior to the interview date, in order for applications to be considered, and for short-listed students to be invited  to an on-campus interview and the alpha-numerical test. It is an applicant’s responsibility to ensure that his/her referee has returned his/her form.

  20. In which language should the referee fill the forms?

    The referee should write in one of our campus’ languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish).

  21. What does the ESCP Europe alpha-numerical test consist of? Do I have to prepare for it?

    It is an aptitude test. It does not test the candidate’s knowledge.

    Therefore, there is no specific subject matter that the student can prepare. More information on the test can be found on: http://www.shldirect.com/en/practice-tests

  22. In which language can I take the test?

    The test is available in more than 30 languages, so that you can usually take the test in your native language.

  23. If I am admitted, can I differ my entry into the programme?

    Applicants who wish to defer their start should inform ESCP Europe and their admission officer of their intention at the latest by June 30 of the intake year. ESCP Europe will consider the request within 2 weeks. A deferral deposit needs to be paid and is not refundable.