ESSEC & Mannheim EMBA - European Track

Believe. Lead. Succeed.

Program fees

Program fees: €53,000 (excl. VAT) / Application Fees: €150
Application deadline: Rolling admissions

Admission and Financing


ESSEC & Mannheim Executive MBA candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. a first academic degree
  2. at least eight years of work experience, including managerial experience
  3. experience in an international work environment
  4. very good command of the English language (TOEIC test required)
  5. the support of your employer and his or her permission to attend classes on workdays
  6. the motivation to invest a substantial amount of time and effort into our highly challenging but also very rewarding program.

Current participants include:

  • Directors (finance, project management, sales, marketing, R&D, IT, ...)
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Engineers
  • Consultants
  • High-potential managers


Admission Schedule and Deadlines

  • July 1st, 2022: Early Bird Offer
    Requirements: the early bird offer is applicable for fully submitted applications  (application + test scores + other documents  + essays etc) before or on the day of the deadline. All applications to the ESSEC & Mannheim Executive MBA delivered before or at this date will benefit from a 2,500 (excl. VAT) discount on the total fee of the program.

  • September, 2022: Scholarship Deadline
    Deadline to apply to one of the ESSEC & Mannheim Executive MBA scholarships

  • October 2022: Intake 


Online application closing date

Jury date

December 3rd, 2021

December 10th, 2021

January 7th, 2022

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June 17th, 2022

July 1st, 2022

July 8th, 2022


Financing your program

Participants can finance the ESSEC Executive MBA through different ways :

  • Company financing
  • French public financing options for executive programs (CPF, Plan-formation, Fongecif, etc...)
  • Personal financing
  • Scholarships

Finance your executive program with an ESSEC Scholarship

At ESSEC Business School, our mission is to unveil, accompany and lead diverse generations of talents into becoming the next responsible leaders who will build tomorrow’s society. By joining ESSEC Business School, you are entering a world valuing openness, leadership, diversity and social responsibility. ESSEC is introducing a new array of scholarships designed to lead high potential, senior executives and leaders toward the next step of their professional journey.


Description: This scholarship is awarded to candidates who have been involved in an entrepreneurial project/start-up or plan to create one.
Criteria: The candidate's ability to demonstrate the potential of developing a successful business or have the willingness to start a business.


Description: This scholarship is awarded to women who are driven to pursue positions of leadership in the future.   
Criteria: The leadership potential of the candidate will be assessed through her responsibilities, her involvement in clubs and organizations, her general visibility and her career progression.


Description: This scholarship rewards a candidate who has demonstrated exceptional career advancement, in any function or sector.
Criteria: The ability of a candidate to demonstrate success in his/her career and who shows potential to evolve rapidly in a company or public organization.


Description: This scholarship rewards candidates who have worked in an international environment, in several countries, have a deep understanding of intercultural business environments and can speak several foreign languages.
Criteria: The ability of a candidate to understand international challenges, the nature and number of projects led abroad, the number of languages mastered and the ability to demonstrate how these have uplifted their career.


Description: This scholarship is awarded to candidates from an emerging or developing country, who is able to demonstrate his/her positive impact on the local economy of that country.
Criteria: The nationality of the candidate and for French candidates, the country of residence.


Description and criteria: This scholarship is awarded to candidates who have shown their contribution in the below listed sectors aligned with ESSEC’s values and strategic challenges;

  • Digital Transformation

  • Sustainability

  • Entrepreneurship & intrapreneurship


Description: This scholarship is awarded to candidates working in a small company which contributes to the French economy.
Criteria: Confirmed work experience in a small French company


3 steps to apply

Apply for your scholarship, following these three steps:

  1. ADMISSION: The candidate must be in the process of applying, or be admitted into a post-experience/executive program at ESSEC Business School.
  2. APPLICATION: The candidate must write a cover letter indicating his/her choice of scholarship(s) and illustrate using concrete examples
  3. COMMISSION DECISION: The Admissions Team informs the candidate of the commission’s decision: acceptance (along with the amount of scholarship) or refusal.

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    WEBINAR - Transform Your Career With an ESSEC Executive MBA

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