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  • Locations: Singapore, Singapore
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Cost Estimate: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

Singapore: “The Global Manager in Asia” or

“Corporate Finance Track” Short Term

Exchange with ESSEC Business School

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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 4th in the world by the Financial Times in 2018.  ESSEC is guided by the values of dialogue, creativity, innovation, responsibility, excellence and openness to the world as the basis for training tomorrow’s business leaders.

This program takes place at ESSEC’s Asia Pacific campus in Singapore, which was established in 2005 and has since welcomed over 5,000 students and managers.  ESSEC’s operations in the Asia-Pacific region present the perfect foothold for ESSEC to be part of the vibrant growth of Asia and to bring its expertise to the expanding region. ESSEC Asia-Pacific offers innovative academic and executive programs with Asian insights and Western perspectives. Backed by a multicultural faculty, ESSEC Asia-Pacific aims to achieve influential world-class research in Asia. The school also leverages on its Asian experience and regional network of premium academic and corporate partners to offer customized corporate and open-enrolment programs designed to suit the specific needs of organizations and individuals.
The school’s development strategy emphasizes on offering quality business education programs taught partially or fully in Singapore and other major cities, developing influential research, and augmenting ties with academic and corporate partners in the region through research, executive education and customized talent development programs.  

GWSB graduate students have the opportunity to participate in the first 5 week block of ESSEC's 10 week summer program taught at the ESSEC Singapore campus.  Participants may select to participate in one of two programs; “The Global Manager in Asia” or “Corporate Finance Track”.  This is a unique opportunity to take courses with students in ESSEC's Master's in Management program. 

Below is a list of courses based on the previous year’s program and subject to change.    

Global Manager in Asia 
Participants may take two required courses and select one elective. 
  • Managing International Business in Asia
  • Innovative Service Management
  • Culture and Company
  • Mandarin
Corporate Finance Track
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • International Finance
  • Financial Markets


This program is only open to graduate students at the School of Business. As there are only 1 or 2 spots available for GWSB graduate students in each program, students will be nominated on a competitive basis. 2-3 years of work experience is preferred for participants in this program.

Applicants must have an established academic record at GW and be in good academic standing with the university (GPA of 3.0 or above). 

Additional Requirements for the “Corporate Finance Track”:
  • Successful completion of equivalent ESSEC core courses “Financial Accounting & Reporting” and “Principles of Finance” at GWSB with a minimum grade of 12/20 (based on French grading system).

Academic Credits

6 credits are awarded after successful completion of Block 1 in either the “Global Manager in Asia” or “Corporate Finance Track” 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 fulfills general elective credit for Master's and MBA programs. Students may petition to have study away courses count towards Graduate School of Business Certificates or other Master's degree requirements by speaking with their academic advisor. 


Application Deadline
Friday, February 1, 2019*

Short-term exchange programs follow a two-step application process. Students first apply through Global & Experiential Education (G&EE) and then apply through the partner university hosting the program. After a student is admitted by G&EE to a short-term exchange program and we receive their confirmation of participation through the deposit, G&EE will forward the student’s name with our endorsement to the partner university. The student will be contacted by the partner university with instructions on next steps and how to complete their application (if applicable). From this point forward, the decision to accept you as a participant in the program rests with the exchange partner institution and they will contact you directly regarding your application.

On campus Dates: None*
*Students will be required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation lead by G&EE prior to this program’s overseas dates. 

Overseas Dates*
Block 1 (5 weeks): July 1- August 2, 2019
Block 2 (5 weeks): August 12 - September 13, 2019

*Only Block 1 is available for GWSB graduate student participation.  GWSB graduate students may not participate in Block 2 due to conflict with the start of GW's fall semester. 

Cost Estimate

Students will be charged 6 credits of GW tuition for this short-term exchange program.

2019 costs are not yet available. Click HERE for 2018 program cost estimates.

To secure their place in the program, accepted students will be required to submit a non-refundable $500 program deposit within 5 business days of receiving their admit email. The deposit will be posted to the students' account for the summer semester and credited towards tuition or the program fee for the course.   

Scholarships are available to GW School of Business graduate students. For more details, click HERE.

Information Session

View a live recording of the information session HERE

Additional Information

ESSEC Singapore Summer Tracks_flyer for partner schools.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

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