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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: 2
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" 


Is this program for me?*ESSEC Summer

This program is open to a select group of around 35 MBA students from ESSEC's partner institutions.  

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).

2016 detailed program information is not yet available. However, below are details from the 2015 course:

Course instruction:

  • Lecture & case studies
  • Group work
  • Simulations

Course themes include:

  • Geopolitics in Europe
  • Luxury Brand Management in Europe
  • Intercultural Management in Europe
  • Advanced Negotiation in Europe
Course Highlights:
  • Collaboration and team building with students from business programs around the world
  • Organized cultural activities:
    • A day of visits
    • Wine & Cheese tasting
    • Farewell lunch in Auvers-sur-Oise, site of the inspiration for many 19th century painters, including Vincent Van Gogh
*Only GWSB graduate students are eligible for this program.


Application Deadline
Sunday, February 28, 2016*

*Students applying to this program will also be required to complete ESSEC's application materials by the February 28th deadline.  The 2016 ESSEC application will be provided in January. 

Overseas Dates:
June 20 - July 8, 2016


Students earn 3 academic credits after successful completion of the program.

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


2016 costs are not yet available. Click HERE for 2015 cost estimates.

Students pay GW tuition for the 3 credits plus a program fee which is paid to ESSEC. 

Students are responsible for out-of-pocket expenses including all travel costs, housing, and incidentals.  On and off-campus housing options are available for students.

Information Session



"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

For information on the 2015 ESSEC program, click HERE.


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)