September 1968. On the initiative of the French Foreign Trade Center, now known as UBI France, ESCE is founded by four professors. It is the first business school to specialize in International Business Management, and its mission is to train the “future infantry” of International Trade, in France, and to build expertise in the import/export business.
Following the “Bologna process”, the French higher education system is based on the “LMD” degree system delivering “Licence”, “Master” and “Doctorate”.Today, the LMD system is now used throughout the EU. This system allows students to transfer credits and establish degree equivalencies between institutions and different higher education systems much easier. It is designed to facilitate international student mobility within the EU and around the world.
Research at ESCE is conducted through the Interdisciplinary Center for Foreign Trade and Economics Research (CIRCEE). CIRCEE’s research policy is determined by its researchers in close collaboration with the Scientific Advisory Board, made up of university business and management professors.
ESCE’s career service runs a “midterm review” for students during the final internship phase of their studies, prior to beginning their job search as young graduates. In these half-day workshops, in small groups of twelve, students are guided through a review of their internships and job offers.
A dedicated team provides international students all the support they require with searching for accommodation, applying for a stay permit, housing subsidies, and joining a club or an association. The International Relations Office also organises regular Orientation Programs each semester to welcome the new International Students.
ESCE has developed partnerships with various university and private residences in and around Paris and the housing options will be communicated to you once you have reached the second step of your registration process at ESCE.
The ESCE Paris campus is located in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, a few meters from the Bir Hakeim and Dupleix metro stations and the Champ de Mars RER C station, and a stone’s throw from the Eiffel tower. This busy neighborhood is home to over 22,000 businesses.
ESCE’s clubs and associations offer students the opportunity to undertake concrete projects, manage budgets, and enjoy a multitude of experiences that foster a sense of responsibility and team spirit.
This accreditation evaluates the quality of business schools and management programs that have international perspectives. This accreditation system is operated by EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development), a European based, global accreditation body of quality in management education.
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