The Executive MBA (EMBA)
Empower Your Career
This real-time transformational programme is the stepping stone you need to bridge the gap between your untapped potential and the world-class leader in you.
9 Core Courses
Build a comprehensive foundation in managerial concepts
Curate your EMBA with your choice of specialisations
5 International Seminars
Deepen your insights and pool knowledge with your peers
1 International Consulting Project
Tackle a real-world business case within a multicultural team
Improve your leadership skills
Master the most recent managerial practices
Design and deploy a strategy in a multicultural context
Drive and develop your entity performance
Implement an innovative business model
Guide your business and lead your team to transformation
Develop a personal leadership philosophy that reflects greater knowledge, capabilities and insight in a cross-cultural environment
Empower the top-level leader within you and expand your perspective on life
Share your experience with a highly diverse group - an invaluable asset in today’s global business environment
Leverage your career (with an average 62% increase in salary)
Join an influential global network as part of the 50,000-strong ESCP Europe Alumni community, present in over 150 countries
“I am confident now to sit at a table with any executive in the world in any country of the world.”
Mihai ZANT, EMBA 2014
EMEA Director for JustNOW
“My career has taken a quantum leap thanks to the ESCP Europe Executive MBA. It enabled me to develop self-confidence and a sense of the possibilities of management and leadership to embrace this ambitious social venture.”
Lindsey NEFESH-CLARKE, EMBA 2009
Founder and Managing Director – Women's Worldwide Web
“If you want a world-class Executive MBA in an international environment while keeping your job, a programme that combines academic theory with the real world application, and to improve your leadership and strategy skills, then the ESCP Europe Executive MBA is the right choice and right place to be.”
Peter LINDQVIST, EMBA 2014
Account Manager Oil & Gas EMEA
You are determined to take your future into your hands with our Executive MBA. But you will need to find time to study in your busy work week. That is why we have carefully designed this part-time Executive MBA programme highly customizable: you choose where and how long you want to study, and you curate the content. The ESCP Europe Executive MBA helps you to balance your studies with your work and your personal life.
No matter which study track you choose among our 5 tracks, it is the same curriculum across all our campuses in Europe and Middle East. You follow the same ESCP Europe Executive MBA.
The core courses equip you with all the cross-functional knowledge and managerial skills that a business leader like you will need. You will complete 180 hours taught throughout the year in weekday or weekend sessions, depending upon the study track.
- Corporate Strategy
- Financial Accounting
- Corporate Finance
- Managerial Economics
- Managing People and Organisations
- Supply Chain Management
- Cost Accounting and Management Control
- Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship
The nine core courses of the Executive MBA may also be completed as a stand alone component known as the General Management Program (GMP).
You will choose 10 to 12 electives from a range of 50 electives available across the 5 ESCP Europe campuses and via distance learning. As an Executive MBA Alumni you’ll have the opportunity to complete up to two additional electives every year.
“As an entrepreneur, it was critical to fix my blind spots in business.”
Daisy McDonald, EMBA 2017
Over the course of the Executive MBA, 5 location-specific seminars explore the burning issues in global business. The 5 week-long seminars are an opportunity to pool your own knowledge and experience with that of your peers.
International Consulting Project (ICP)
You will work on this collaborative, multi-disciplinary project as part of an intercultural team over 12 to 14 months. You and your team will complete an in-depth analysis of a situation or an issue faced by a company and make recommendations for actions that can realistically be implemented by the firm.
The outcome of your ICP is a series of recommendations that the company can implement in order to meet the strategic challenge at hand.
“The ICP [...] represents a real challenge from a professional perspective; you and the team go well beyond your comfort zone, your field of expertise.”
Alessandro Rossi, EMBA 2015
You can use this time to explore themes that are relevant to your career development. Alternatively, you may choose to focus on personal decision-making and identify the actions that will move you towards your goal.
The Executive MBA (EMBA)
Your peers are an integral part of your learning experience at ESCP Europe. The Executive MBA cohort is hand-picked from the highest calibre of business leaders. We select participants from a variety of cultural and industry backgrounds to ensure that the input in class is always challenging and rewarding.
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“During 18 months, I developed my hard and soft skills together with high profile professionals who became a family. On the itinerant track, the European Expertise of the teachers gave me the tools to anticipate and identify issues. Now I feel ready for the next step in my career.”
Antonio Fajardo, GMP 2016, EMBA 2018
Product Technology Manager
As part of the ESCP Europe Alumni, you’ll enjoy access to a truly global network of contacts: over 50,000 business leaders in more than 150 countries. The ESCP Europe Alumni Association offers fun and exciting opportunities to plug into this international network via the national alumni associations, and organizes a range of events and regular reunions across the world.
Within the ESCP Europe Alumni Association, you can also look forward to membership of Club EMBA, which represents 4,000 Executive MBA graduates from the past 22 years of the program. Club EMBA is a high-powered network with a strong community spirit, and organizes regular events including breakfast & learn, networking bars, workshops, conferences, and annual reunions.
EMBA Women's Network
The EMBA Women's Network ensures you have the support you need to head off the particular challenges faced by women seeking to take their career to the next level. Initiatives include on-campus networking events, coaching sessions and elective courses on topics such as Women in Leadership.
“Change can only be achieved if women support each other whenever possible.”
Catherine Gaudry, MBA 2017
“For me, the real plus of ESCP Europe is the strong commitment of the school to develop, support and mobilize female executives.”
Anne Kalu, MBA 2017
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The Executive MBA (EMBA)
- A previous university degree: Bachelor, Master’s degree or equivalent in any discipline
- A minimum of five years’ managerial experience , based on demonstration of managerial skills and potential for success within your company (recommendation letters)
- Fluency in English: courses are taught in English and all coursework must be submitted in English.
- For non-native English speakers, we may require the following minimum scores on the tests (TOEFL 100 / IELTS Band 7 / In-house English Test (free) provided by British Council: CEFR c1*)
*CEFR stands for Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
- August 2018 for the program starting in September 2018 (Paris Track, Turin Track and Itinerant Track)
- December 2018 for the program starting in January 2019 (All tracks excluding Paris)
Individual assessment meeting with the Admissions department (in person or by phone or Skype)
Applications are made online. To apply for the EMBA you have to submit the following documents:
- Degree certificates or grade transcripts covering all years of university study
- Up-to-date CV
- Two reference letters
- English Language certificate (if you are not a native English speaker)
- Copy of passport or ID
On-campus admission interview with Program Directors, Faculty and Alumni
Confirmation of enrolment and payment of tuition fees
“The Executive MBA was the door-opener that allowed me to make my career change.”
Ali Nouri, MBA 2007
The Executive MBA (EMBA)
Fees & Financing
The ESCP Europe Executive MBA tuition fees are €62,000.
Tuition fees include 520 teaching hours, all course materials and online resources, and accommodation expenses for off-campus seminars. Travel and living expenses are not included.
At ESCP Europe we value diversity. As such we offer every year 12 scholarships worth €10,000 each to women leaders, entrepreneurs, candidates from emerging markets, not-for-profit organisations, and SMEs.
70% of our Executive MBA participants receive some financial support from their employer. Funding may also be available in the form of scholarships or government loans in your country. Our Admissions Officer will be happy to advise you about funding opportunities.
Financial institutions can provide you with a student loan. Our on-campus teams are also available to ease the process with purpose-designed credit facilities such as low-interest loans, tailored instalment schedules, and flexible payments.
“Doing the EMBA over 30 months has been a clever choice for me. This formula allows me to better manage studies and work, while providing more time to digest the valuable information received during the courses.”
Farida Tir, EMBA 2014
LATAM Marketing Manager