ESSEC Business School

The École supérieure des sciences économiques et commerciales (more commonly known as ESSEC Business School or ESSEC) is a leading French business and management school, founded in 1907 as a not-for-profit association (under the French law of 1901), with its main campus in Cergy. It also has branches in La Défense, Rabat and Singapore, which are used in particular for the ESSEC Global BBA and ESSEC Executive MBA programmes.

Founded by Jesuits in response to the creation of HEC Paris, it remained independent of any chamber of commerce and industry for a long time before coming under the control of the Versailles Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 1981, which became the Paris Île-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2013. It is a member of the CY Alliance, formerly the Université Paris-Seine.

The ESSEC group offers a wide range of management courses, in particular through its 'Grande École Programme', a post-graduate preparatory course leading to a Master's degree. It also offers a BBA (Bachelor in Business Administration), specialised masters (MS), an MBA and doctorates.