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ESSEC "The Global Manager in Europe" Short Term Exchange Program
Cergy-pontoise, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring,
Cost Estimate Summer
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 3
Language(s) of Instruction:
Class Status:
Graduate Open to non-GW students: No
Level of Immersion:
Partially Integrated
Program Description:

ESSEC Business School "The Global Manager in Europe" 


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ESSEC Business School is one of the top three Business Schools in France and  ESSEC's Master's in Management program was ranked 3rd in the world by the Financial Times in 2014.  This program has elective coursework in Luxury Brand Management, Hospitality Management, Agri-food, Entrepreneurship, and Health Management.

This 3-week intensive program is designed for MBA students or young professionals interested in business in Europe, intercultural relations and management practices in Europe.
The main objective of the program is to put together a select group of highly motivated international students and allow them to learn not only about current management issues in Europe from an academic and professional point of view, but also about some of the expertise of France and ESSEC.
The module will start with interactive sessions on specific management skills and their application in different cultural environments. It will then focus on Europe’s geopolitical and economic dimensions. Finally, the program will concentrate on one of the main fields of expertise of ESSEC: Luxury Brand Management.

Students who complete the course earn a Global Manager in Europe Certificate from ESSEC (located just outside of Paris, France).

Below are some highlights of the course:

Course instruction:

  • Lectures
  • Case studies
  • Group work

Course themes include:

  • Intercultural Management in Europe
  • Diversity Management in Europe
  • Luxury Brand Management in Europe
  • Advanced Negotiation in Europe
Course Highlights:
  • Collaboration and team building with students from business programs around the world
  • Organized cultural activities and farewell lunch
*Only GWSB graduate students are eligible for this program.  A limited number of spots are available for GWSB graduate students on this program.  At least 2-3 years of work experience is preferred for participants. 


Application Deadline
Sunday, February 28, 2016*

*Students applying to this program will also be required to complete ESSEC's application (linked below) and e-mail it to by the February 28th deadline. Supporting documents requested on the ESSEC application will be sent on the student's behalf using the documents submitted through their GW Passport application. Therefore there is no need for students to send these supporting documents separately to

Link to 2016 ESSEC application: ESSEC Summer Module 2016 _ Application form for partner schools.pdf

Overseas Dates:
June 20 - July 8, 2016


Students earn 3 academic credits after successful completion of the program. GWSB graduate students must earn at least a B equivalent in order to receive credit for the courses taken at ESSEC. Credit earned through a GWSB short-term exchange will not count towards a student's GW GPA.

This program has been approved to fulfill elective credit within the following MBA Concentration: Global Management.


Click HERE for program cost estimates.

Information Session

View a live recording of the information session HERE.


"I participated in both the CIBER program and the ESSEC abroad programs this year. Both brought an extremely unique experience and in addition to the academic learnings, there is an immense amount of interpersonal growth that is gained from these experiences that I feel exponentially add value to what I will takeaway with on the MBA." Professional MBA student, summer 2014

Additional Information

Leaflet ESSEC Summer Module 2016.pdf


This program is administered by Global & Experiential Education in The George Washington University School of Business.

Feel free to contact us at 202.994.0767 or with your questions.

Helpful Links

Cancellation Policy for Short-Term Abroad
Eligibility & Payment (GWSB Graduate)
Health Insurance for Short-Term Abroad
Non-Participant Accompaniment
Pre-Departure, Health & Safety Orientation for Short -Term Abroad
Withdrawal & Refund Policy (GWSB Graduate)