“Our mission is to train managers and entrepreneurs possessing a sound knowledge in management, but also capable of understanding the challenges and the complexity of the economic and business world where creativity and innovation are an essential foundation for successful decision-making, actions and behaviour. Consequently, the guidelines for our programmes are to develop capacities for innovation, provide each student with a sound entrepreneurial background and accompany our students, future value providers, at an economic and societal level.”

-Françoise ROUDIER, director of Group ESC Clermont

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Overview

ESC Clermont Business School is ranked amongst the best 5% business schools with AACSB-accredited, which is recognized for Business Schools around the globe. Founded in 1919, it is also one of the oldest business schools in France and since then many graduates have succeeded in professional careers, thanks to the strong partnerships with over 100 learning international business schools, universities, and international corporations.

Besides AACSB-accreditation, ESC Clermont Business School was also accredited by Financial Times and QS World University Rankings. 

ESC Clermont Business School offers one bachelor’s in International Management and 8 master’s in Management and Business in English. The school’s approach is based on learning and developing new skills by doing, combined with internships that last up to 9 months.

National rankings in France

  • 22nd best French Business School – Le Figaro.fr 2018
  • 9th most recommended business school by graduates – l’Etudiant

International rankings

Top 100 best Business School in the world  for a Master in Management in 2018 – Financial Times Ranking

You can apply to the bachelor program through our Edunation Pathway Diploma, with guaranteed admission.  Apply now until 7 March, 2021!

Semester starts

September

Application period

Until 7.3.2021 for EN Pathway Diploma
1.1.2021 – 31.7.2021 for regular admission

Tuition fee

Bachelor’s:  7500 € / year
Master’s: 9250 – 11 500 € / year

ESC Clermont Business Schools is situated in the city of Clermont-Ferrand, in France, and it is well-known on an international level. Indeed, the school was awarded and recognized worldwide for the past year, making it a very famous school in Europe.

  • AACSB-accredited (Association to advance collegiate schools of business)
  • AMBA-accredited (Association of MBAs)
  • EPAS-accredited – Bachelor (EFMD Programme Accreditation System)
  • founding member of EMBS network (European Master in Business Sciences)
  • member of the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development)
  • member of EAIE (European Association for International Education)
  • member of NIBES (Network of International Business and Economic Schools)

On the national and regional level, Groupe ESC Clermont is:

  • member of Conférence des Grandes Ecoles
  • member of l’AGERA
  • labelled as “Campus Région du Numérique” by the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region

 

ESC Clermont Business Schools has strong relationships with local, national and international economic stakeholders. Its partnerships with some 100 Higher Education Institutions in more than 50 countries and has an ever increasingly enriched faculty composed of quality professors and researchers who are strongly committed to the Business School’s motto “School for Life”.

Some of the partners of ESC Clermont Business Schools are Michelin, Babymoov, Centre France, Société Générale, Banque Populaire and Clermont Ferrand.

ESC Clermont Business Schools has an active student population of 40 000 students (around 5,000 are international students) and the city of Clermont-Ferrand is considered to be an ideal city for students who want to enjoy their academic years in the centre of France.

Clermont is a dynamic city, with a low cost of living and high quality of life. 

The city of Clermont-Ferrand is located in the Auvergne region and it is famous for its chain of dormant volcanoes, the ‘Chaîne des Puys‘ which surround it.

 

STUDY PROGRAMS

ESC Clermont Business Schools offers business and management programs, both bachelor and master level.

The duration of the studies and earned credits depend on the program. However, below you’ll find an overview of the total ECTS for the given degree programs.

BACHELOR’S DEGREES

  • Bachelor in International Management
    • 3 years = 180 ECTS

MASTER’S DEGREE

  • Master in Management
    • 2 years = 120 ECTS
  • MSc in Business Intelligence & Analytics
    • 1,5 years = 90 ECTS
  • MSc in Corporate Finance
    • 1,5 years = 90 ECTS
  • MSc in Purchasing & Supply Chain Management
    • 1,5 years = 90 ECTS
  • MSc in International Commerce & Digital Marketing
    • 1,5 years = 90 ECTS
  • MSc in Project Management
    • 1,5 years = 90 ECTS
  • MSc in Transforming Mobility
    • 1,5 years = 90 ECTS
  • MSc in Strategy & Design for Anthropocene
    • 1,5 years = 90 ECTS

Admission criteria

The application process is fast and simple. Students are pre-screened by Edunation on a first-come, first-served basis. If you fulfill the eligibility requirements, the university will invite you for an online interview.

Our Edunation Pathway Diploma program offers guaranteed access to the bachelor program and you can get accepted within 2 days.

You can apply to our Business program.

The admission requirements are:

  • High school diploma / Higher Secondary Education
  • Transcript of records (if possible)
  • Proof of English language: from IELTS 5.0, TOEFL IBT 35-45, Duolingo 75-80, or equivalent
  • Copy of passport ID page

You can find more information about the English language requirement on our page.

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The students are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Make sure you have all the following documents ready when you fill out the application form.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Applicants who have completed a qualification outside France must submit the following documents to Edunation:

  • Copy of the final/official secondary school certificate which gives eligibility for higher education studies in your own country
  • Transcript of records, with grading scales in English or in French
  • Official translation of documents in English or French, if original documents are not in English or French

Note: Original copies must be shown when arriving in France. 

PROOF OF NATIONALITY

Documents must be valid when arriving in the country.

  • Copy of passport ID page Copy of passport or national ID card indicating nationality

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

A proof of English proficiency is required. You will need to take at least one of these tests with the following scores:

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT: 80
  • TOEFL pBT: 550
  • TOEFL cBT: 213
  • Revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test: 60
  • PTE academic: 54
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): C
  • Or any other equivalent certificates

MOTIVATIONAL LETTER AND OTHER DOCUMENTS 

You must submit also the following documents to be eligible for the program:

  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • 1 Recommendation Letter

Make sure you have all the following documents ready when you fill out the application form.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Applicants who have completed a qualification outside France must submit the following documents to Edunation:

  • Bachelor’s degree certificate
  • Transcript of records, with grading scales in English or in French
  • Official translation of documents in English or French, if original documents are not in English or French

Note: Original copies must be shown when arriving in France. 

PROOF OF NATIONALITY

Documents must be valid when arriving in the country.

  • Copy of passport ID page Copy of passport or national ID card indicating nationality

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

A proof of English proficiency is required. You will need to take at least one of these tests with the following scores:

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT: 80
  • TOEFL pBT: 550
  • TOEFL cBT: 213
  • Revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test: 60
  • PTE academic: 54
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): C
  • Or any other equivalent certificates

MOTIVATIONAL LETTER AND OTHER DOCUMENTS 

You must submit also the following documents to be eligible for the program:

  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • 2 Recommendation Letters

Click on the Apply button that you find on the university page or go directly to our Apply now page. Update all the required documents and send your application to Edunation.

The application will be processed within 2 days.

Tuition Fees & Scholarship

Tuition Fees

Students who are from a non-EU/EEA country are required to pay a tuition fee per academic year to ESC Clermont Business School. After being accepted, the student will be required to leave a deposit of 3500€  to the university which will be deducted from the annual tuition fee. The remaining annual fees are to be paid in full before December 31st of the academic year of entry into the school.

BACHELOR’S DEGREE

The tuition fee for the bachelor’s program in International Management is 7500 € per academic year.

MASTER’S DEGREE

The tuition fee for the master’s Management is 9250 € per academic year, whereas the remaining master programs of science are 11 500 € per academic year.

Scholarships

Various scholarships are offered to students based on their academic achievements and social backgrounds. The following scholarships are both for bachelor’s and master’s programs.

Early bird scholarships:

  • Payment of deposit: Those who pay the deposit before the beginning of March receive a 5% reduction on the tuition fees.
  • Confirmation of enrollment: Those who pay the deposit within the two weeks following acceptance and by the end of June at the latest receive a 5% reduction on tuition fees.
  • Full payment of tuition fees before starting of the program: 5% reduction on tuition fees.

The first two scholarship schemes are non-cumulative. The full payment of the discounted tuition fees discount is cumulative with either the first or second early bird scholarship.

Scholarships provided by ESC Clermont Foundation:

Groupe ESC Clermont’s Foundation offers various scholarships that are open to students based on their academic achievements and social backgrounds. Students are able to apply for a scholarship after the start of the Programme. A jury will study a submitted file and supporting documents on an individual basis.

Scholarships to go abroad:

Erasmus+ scholarship: It allows students to finance part of their stay in Europe as part of their studies abroad in a partner university (semester / double-degree) or internship.

Conseil Régional scholarship: It is a scholarship offered by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes for students who do part of their studies or their internship abroad.

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