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ESCP took its first pioneering step towards

The School took its first pioneering step towards creating a truly ‘transnational’ business school when it started in the UK in 1974 as EAP, European School of Management, already embodying its European vision.

Initially, it was located in Oxford’s historic centre in part of University College and other Oxford University buildings. Over the years the students earned the right to join the famous Oxford Student’s Union and other university clubs and associations. The sole programme at that time was the 3 year, 3 country, 3 language Masters in Management (MIM) initially with the progression France-UK-Germany, then from 1998 also with the UK-Spain- France.

In 1996

In 1996 a 1 year, 2 country, 2 language programme was created as the Masters in European Business (MEB), together with the Madrid campus and subsequently with the Torino, Berlin and the Paris campuses.

In 1999

In 1999 EAP merged with its sister school ESCP to form ESCP-EAP, European School of Management with the mission to enlarge and build upon its unique multi country identity as one school.

From 2003

From 2003 the core MIM programme received UK recognition, validated by City University of London as a Master of Science (MSc).

In 2004

In 2004 the School relocated from Oxford to London (Parsifal College, a former religious college building and the regional HQ of the Open University). This provided larger and better premises to allow for the School’s growth and to be closer to the key U.K. business community in London and the majority of its U.K. based alumni. The Hampstead based building was officially inaugurated on the 30th of November by Jean-Pierre Raffarin, a former ESCP alumnus and the French Prime Minister at that time.

And After

In the ten years following, the Campus has grown significantly in terms of student numbers, the diversity of its programme portfolio (including London initiated programmes), and its cooperation with its alumni network & the UK business community.

Some key highlights

  • 2009 Validation and launch of the MSc in Marketing & Creativity*
  • 2013 Validation and launch of the MSc in Energy Management*
  • 2015 the launch in London of the 3 country Bachelor in Management (BSc)
  • 2017 the first rotation in London of the MBA in International Management
  • 2017 Validation and launch of the Executive Master in Manufacturing Automation & Digital Transformation*
  • 2019 Validation and launch of the MSc in Digital Transformation Management & Leadership*

(*)indicates London campus initiated programmes

This period 2009-2019 has also seen considerable growth in student numbers, customised executive education, and significant upgrades to the School’s Hampstead site and facility.

The Bicentenary Year

In its bicentenary year, the London School and Campus has been:

  • the holder of the prestigious THE U.K. Business School of the Year award
  • recognised by the U.K. Government and its Office for Students (OfS) as an officially registered Higher Education Institution

Approaching 50 years in the U.K., the London Campus and School continues to innovate and enhance its contribution in country.

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