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General Management Programme (GMP)
Take your career to the next level

The international ESCP Europe General Management Programme (GMP), tailored to high-potential executives, equips you with the all the cross-functional knowledge and managerial skills you need to ramp up your performance as a leader in world-class organisations.

The GMP is a standalone programme but also forms an integral part of the ESCP Europe Executive MBA: the 9 core courses are common to both programmes.
The GMP is a highly customizable part-time programme, designed to help you to balance your studies with your work and your personal life. You choose to complete it over 12 to 20 months. You choose the location: attend classes on campuses across Europe and the Middle East, or you can choose to take the majority of courses online:

Objectives


1

Build your core management skills

2

Grow your leadership and influence at an international scale

3

Appreciate and understand a group or company strategy

4

Create and implement an efficient action plan in line with company tactical ambitions

Benefits


1

Become an intercultural business leader in global frameworks

2

Impact with your decision-making and grow as a team manager

3

Broaden your perspectives and enhance your self-confidence

4

Share your experience with a highly diverse group - an invaluable asset in today’s global business environment

 
 

Maria MERRY DEL VAL - General Management Programme / Executive MBA - ESCP Europe

I first joined the GMP programme, which provided me with an exceptional experience, not only acquiring the knowledge of the core courses of an Executive MBA, but also providing me with the opportunity of discovering new skills and new potential to grow in my professional career.”
Maria MERRY DEL VAL,
Director at Royal Bank of Scotland,
GMP 2016 – EMBA 2018, Spanish

 
 

Your first step to
the Executive MBA


You have the option to transition seamlessly from the GMP to the Executive MBA programme, which is ranked top 10 worldwide by Financial Times. Once accepted into the EMBA, you will only pay the balance of tuition fees due (see Fees & Financing).

You will be able to carry over the credits you earned in the GMP. Then you are on track to complete the 10 electives, 5 international seminars and International Consulting Project. If you follow this route you can expect to finish your EMBA within 30 months.

For more information see the ESCP Europe Executive MBA

 
 

Jatinder SINGH PAL DHAMEEJA - General Management Programme / Executive MBA - ESCP Europe

The GMP programme has helped me to both deepen and broaden my leadership skills, and focus on the holistic picture in a modern corporate environment. Additionally, I have developed tangible skills by applying frameworks, new concepts and theories I have learned on the programme.”
Jatinder SINGH PAL DHAMEEJA,
Head of Global Design and Implementation (IT Security) at British Telecom PLC,
GMP 2014 – EMBA 2016, British

 

Your rise to the Executive MBA - ESCP Europe

Your rise to
the Executive MBA

The core courses of the General Management Programme (GMP) are common to the ESCP Europe Executive MBA (EMBA).
After completing your GMP you may choose to seamlessly transition to the EMBA programme ranked #10 worldwide by the Financial Times (2017). .

 


 

General Management Programme (GMP)
Curriculum

 

Programme Structure

The ESCP Europe General Management programme has a total of 180 contact hours. Depending on the study track you choose, you will attend classes on weekdays or in weekend sessions, all year round.

The General Management Programme is offered in a choice of two formats:

  • The In-Class GMP is part-time and fully compatible with an executive schedule, requiring a  reasonable number of days away from the office, over 9 to 12 months
  • The Blended GMP combines distance learning (seven courses) with in-class sessions (two courses).

In-Class General Management Programme (GMP)

Choose flexibility and master your time with your GMP. Pick the location of your core courses and schedule.

Itinerant

Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin - ESCP Europe

Intake
Sep 2018
Jan 2019

Berlin-London

Berlin and London - ESCP Europe

Intake
Jan 2019

Paris

Paris - ESCP Europe

Intake
Sep 2018
Jan 2019

Turin

Turin - ESCP Europe

Intake
Jan 2019

Beirut

Beirut - ESCP Europe

Intake
Jan 2019

 

Online General Management Programme track

The Online GMP starts in November 2018 at the Berlin campus with the first in-class session and finishes in December 2019 at the Paris Campus with the second in-class session. In between, you’ll take the other seven courses online. This track allows you to study remotely according to your own schedule over a longer period of time. Materials and tutorial support are provided in a virtual learning environment.

 


Core Courses

The core courses provide you with all the knowledge and skills that a business leader like you will need.

A total of 180 contact hours are taught throughout the year in weekday or weekend sessions. Regardless of which track you choose (Europe or Middle East, or the Blended GMP), you follow the same programme across all our campuses. All courses are taught in English.
 

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Corporate Finance
  • Managerial Economics
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Cost Accounting and Management Control
  • Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship

These nine core courses are common to the Executive MBA (EMBA). After completing your GMP you may choose to seamlessly transition to the EMBA programme, ranked #10 worldwide by the Financial Times (2017)..

For more information download the brochure

 
 

Antonio FAJARDO - General Management Programme / Executive MBA - ESCP Europe

This formula allows me to better manage studies and work, while providing more time to digest the valuable information received during the courses. I am impressed by how fast I could benefit from the skills acquired with the core modules, and how I become more confident out of my comfort zone.”
Antonio FAJARDO,
Product Technology Manager at BASF,
GMP 2016 – EMBA 2018, Spanish

 

Your rise to the Executive MBA - ESCP Europe

Your rise to
the Executive MBA

The core courses of the General Management Programme (GMP) are common to the ESCP Europe Executive MBA (EMBA).
After completing your GMP you may choose to seamlessly transition to the EMBA programme ranked #10 worldwide by the Financial Times (2017). .

 


 

General Management Programme (GMP)
Alumni

 

Class Profile 2019

101

Participants

32

Nationalities

37

Average Age

22%

Female

13 years

Average Professional Experiences

Representation by Regions

Western
Europe
46%

 

Southern
Europe
22%

Africa
11%

Asia
6%

Northern
Europe
4%

Eastern
Europe
4%

North
America
4%

South
America
3%

Industry Sectors

 
30% Manufacturing
 
15% Transportation/Utilities
 
15% Finance/Accountancy/Insurance
 
9% IT/Telecommunication
 
9% Retail
 
6% Healthcare/Medecine
 
4% FMCG/Packaged Goods
 
3% Consulting
 
3% Law
 
2% Media/Communication
 
2% Real Estate
 
2% Other: construction, entertainment

 
 

Estelle ROUESNE - General Management Programme - ESCP Europe

I joined the GMP programme to strenghten my academic knowledge in a number of areas such as strategy, marketing and organizations. It was refreshing and exciting to attend the courses with renowned professors and multicultural participants. It was also a great opportunity to meet, exchange and collaborate with innovative people from so many different professional backgrounds – our minds were opened!.”
Estelle ROUESNE,
Financial Controller at Hertz France,
GMP 2015, French

 

Your rise to the Executive MBA - ESCP Europe

Your rise to
the Executive MBA

The core courses of the General Management Programme (GMP) are common to the ESCP Europe Executive MBA (EMBA).
After completing your GMP you may choose to seamlessly transition to the EMBA programme ranked #10 worldwide by the Financial Times (2017). .

 


 

General Management Programme (GMP)
Admission

 

Admission Requirements

  • 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

 

Admission Process

 

Application deadlines

  • April 2018 for the Blended GMP programme starting in May 2018
  • December 2018 for the programme starting in February/March 2019

Step 1

Individual assessment meeting with the Admissions department (in person or by phone or Skype)

Step 2

Applications are made online for study at any ESCP Europe campus.

You will need to provide 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

Step 3

Application review

Step 4

On-campus admission interview with Program Directors, Faculty and Alumni

Step 5

Admission decision

Step 6

Confirmation of enrolment and payment of tuition fees

 

Your rise to the Executive MBA - ESCP Europe

Your rise to
the Executive MBA

The core courses of the General Management Programme (GMP) are common to the ESCP Europe Executive MBA (EMBA).
After completing your GMP you may choose to seamlessly transition to the EMBA programme ranked #10 worldwide by the Financial Times (2017). .

 


 

General Management Programme (GMP)
Fees & Financing

 

Tuition Fees

The ESCP Europe GMP tuition fees are €24,000*
If you later decide to join the Executive MBA programme, the balance due will be €38,000.

Includes:

  • Teaching hours for core courses
  • Books, materials and online learning

* ESCP Europe is not subject to VAT for its training courses. All fees and class schedules are subject to modification without notice.

 

Financing and funding support

Our ESCP Europe General Management Programme is a life-changing decision. We realize the GMP is a major investment for candidates, and we encourage you to think through all the costs involved.

At ESCP Europe we offer a variety of payment plan options. Scholarships are also available for eligible candidates.

We will be happy to help you find the right investment plan to finance your GMP. Our on-campus teams are available to ease the process with purpose-designed credit facilities such as low-interest loans, tailored instalment schedules, and flexible payments.

 

Your rise to the Executive MBA - ESCP Europe

Your rise to
the Executive MBA

The core courses of the General Management Programme (GMP) are common to the ESCP Europe Executive MBA (EMBA).
After completing your GMP you may choose to seamlessly transition to the EMBA programme ranked #10 worldwide by the Financial Times (2017). .