Pre-Master Year (Pre-Master in Management) | ESCP Europe

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Master in Management
Pre-Master Year
Get prepared for the Master in Management

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French[FR]

The Pre-Master Year is devoted to gaining insight into the fundamentals of management, including introductory and advanced concepts to foster an understanding of the world of business. There are also courses in social sciences, law, economics and foreign languages.

You can access the Pre-Master Year…

  • Either by passing the Pre-Master Admission Test (PMAT)*,
  • Or by completing a French Classe Préparatoire and having been admitted to ESCP Europe after the entrance exams.

*To apply for the PMAT you must have completed your upper-secondary/college education and at least two years of university education (120 ECTS), both outside of France (see the admission requirements).


Pre-Master year studies are offered in Paris (in French or in English) or in Turin (in English).

On to the Master

Students who successfully complete the Pre-Master Year automatically join the Master in Management programme, without having to go through any further admission procedures.

 
 

Curriculum


The Pre-Master Year combines core modules, interdisciplinary projects and an internship. In addition to this, students complete complimentary modules in social sciences and humanities, languages, and a multi-disciplinary group company project.


Semester 1

  • Accounting
  • Corporate law
  • Information tools and skills
  • Quantitative methods
  • Marketing
  • Language course


Semester 2

  • Costs and decisions
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Psychology and management
  • Social sciences and humanities
  • Digital insights
  • Language courses.

Your first step toward a management career

To wrap up your Pre-Master year, you will have your first taste of the business world through an internship. Lasting a minimum of 2 months, this first professional experience will help to shape your career aspirations.

 
 

For more information contact us

 

Master in Management - ESCP Europe

The ESCP Europe
Master in Management

Placed 5th worldwide in the 2018 Financial Times Master in Management rankings, this two-year, full-time general management Master programme provides the opportunity to study in up to four countries, with options ranging from ESCP Europe's own six European campuses to our 130 partners worldwide. It features more than 35 specialisations in Finance, International Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and many more.

 

 

Master in Management
Pre-Master Year
Admissions

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French[FR]

For students from universities outside of France: The Pre-Master Admission Test (PMAT)
You must have completed your upper-secondary/college education and at least two years of university education (120 ECTS), both outside of France

 

Who should apply?

3 requirements:

  • 2 years of university studies in any field (120 ECTS)
  • English fluency (level B2 advanced)
  • Internationally-minded students with proven academic excellence

What is considered a plus:

  • Previous work experience
  • Additional languages
  • International experience
  • All nationalities are encouraged to apply.
  • We recommend candidates not to be older than 26 during the application year.

 

Pre-Master Admissions
(PMAT)

Step 1 - Online Application

We strongly suggest candidates apply as early as possible as places are awarded month by month.
Apply
Admission Calendar

 

Compulsory documents
  • English test: IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, Cambridge
  • Grade transcripts covering all years of university study*
  • Degree certificate/diploma, if available
  • Diploma of higher-secondary education
  • CV
Non-compulsory documents
  • References (academic/professional)
  • GMAT score report
  • Language certificates 

Once we have received your completed application form and supporting documents, we will conduct a profile review to assess your suitability to join the programme.

* We accept transcripts covering all grades to date for candidates currently studying at university. However, an official university document listing all modules being studied in the current year must be included, along with a letter confirming current enrolment at the university.

 

Step 2 - Admission Tests For Selected Candidates

Shortly after the application is submitted, applicants whose applications are accepted will be invited to sit the on-campus tests and interview.
PMAT sessions takes place on the Turin campus

Admission Calendar

 

  • Verbal and mathematical aptitude test (SHL)
    1 hour
    This can be taken in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish.
  • Motivational interview in person
    30 minutes
    This is typically motivation-based and plays an essential role in assessing a candidates suitability for the MIM programme.

Step 3 - Admission Results & Accepting Your Place

Admission Calendar

We are unable to release results earlier than the dates shown, as all candidates' results are subject to an admission jury of Programme and School Directors. All candidates are ranked against each other and only those with the top scores will be offered places on the programme.

Successful candidates will receive an email with the procedure to confirm your enrolment, and to pay an initial deposit of €2,000. The deposit payment, which is non-refundable is deducted from your total tuition fees. 

Admitted candidates can choose to study at the Paris campus in French or English or the Turin campus in English.

 

2018/2019 Admission Calendar


Admissions are organised on a rolling basis and consist of several rounds. Choice of application deadline and admissions rounds (interviews and testing) are dictated by your country of residence at the time you apply. For exact application deadlines and corresponding admissions sessions, please refer to the online application.

Application deadlines
Round 1 1 Nov 2018
Round 2 6-20 Jan 2019
Round 3 29 Jan - 26 Feb 2019
Round 4 3 Mar - 9 Apr 2019
Round 5 14 Apr - 5 May 2019

 
Master in Management - ESCP Europe

The ESCP Europe
Master in Management

Placed 5th worldwide in the 2018 Financial Times Master in Management rankings, this two-year, full-time general management Master programme provides the opportunity to study in up to four countries, with options ranging from ESCP Europe's own six European campuses to our 130 partners worldwide. It features more than 35 specialisations in Finance, International Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and many more.

 

Master in Management
Pre-Master Year
Fees & Financials

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French[FR]

 

Application Fees

  • PMAT : an application fee of €180 must be paid by all candidates.
    This fee is not refundable and does not guarantee access to sit the test.
  • ESCP Europe Prépas Admission Test : an application fee of €180 payable to the concours “Banque Commune des Épreuves” must be paid by all candidates.

 

Fees

The fees for those entering the Pre-Master in September 2019 are set at:

  • €16,100 for all students, EU and non-EU

Successful candidates will receive an email with the procedure to confirm their enrolment, and to pay an initial deposit of €2,000. The deposit payment, which is non-refundable is deducted from your total tuition fees. 

 

Evaluate the total costs of your studies

Please take into account the cost of living on the different campuses.  In Paris and Turin the costs are in the range of €1260 - 1,040 per month.

  Paris Turin
Accommodation €680 €510
Meals €220 €250
Transport €30 €30
Leisure €180 €100
Other €150 €150
Total €1,260 €1,040

 

Financing your programme

A programme such as the Pre-Master / Master in Management is perhaps the most significant investment that you will make in your professional life and your future. Below are some suggestions on how to fund your time at ESCP Europe.

Scholarships

ESCP Europe strives to attract the best students, regardless of their financial background. As such, the School offers a selection of financial need and merit-based scholarships. Around 400 are awarded each year, representing a total of €1,500,000.
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Paid Internships

At the end of the first year of the Master in Management (from May onwards), students will have the possibility of beginning paid internships. From that point on, the financial situation will become increasingly manageable, and students are allowed to take a year off to work.

To graduate, students must do a minimum of 39 weeks of internships. However, many students choose to do longer internships than this required minimum, often taking sandwich years to get a longer professional experience and help finance tuition fees. While the salary offered is quite variable, most students get paid €400 to €1,900 per month during their internships. Please take care to have the appropriate visa for this to be an option in a country other than your own.
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Apprenticeships

It is possible to acquire a one or two-year apprenticeship during the Master in Management programme if you are studying at the Paris campus. (Please note, students must be fluent in French and no older than 26 in order to take this option.) Students participating in this programme variation pay no fees during this period and additionally receive a salary from the respective company they work for.
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Campus jobs

There are very often jobs available on-campus (e.g. administrative, events, etc). These are paid by the hour. To find out more, contact your upcoming campus of study.

Bank Loans

Gaining a place in the ESCP Europe Master in Management programme represents a guarantee of an appreciative level of income upon graduation. Consult your banker for information on a personal loan.  Recent ESCP Europe students have received interest rates as low as 1%. Many banks offer student loans at attractive rates, with deferred pay back.

Master in Management - ESCP Europe

The ESCP Europe
Master in Management

Placed 5th worldwide in the 2018 Financial Times Master in Management rankings, this two-year, full-time general management Master programme provides the opportunity to study in up to four countries, with options ranging from ESCP Europe's own six European campuses to our 130 partners worldwide. It features more than 35 specialisations in Finance, International Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and many more.