How's ENPC Paris MBA??


Sarah_A

Hello every one?

Could you let me know if ENCP Paris is a good business school or not? I would like to apply but do not have an idea of the quality of its MBA programmes.

Thank you in advance for your reply.

Sarah

Hello every one?

Could you let me know if ENCP Paris is a good business school or not? I would like to apply but do not have an idea of the quality of its MBA programmes.

Thank you in advance for your reply.

Sarah
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lukeh

I think it looks really pretty good. Although it isnt included in the economists rankings, as they themselves say 'The inability to include them in the rankings does not reflect any shortcoming of the programme.'
It looks like ENPC has many strengths. Being part of the Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussées (ENPC), the ENPC School of International Management is the only business school affiliated with a Grande Ecole des Ingénieurs de Paris. (a very elite and renowned institution)

The school's MBA programs seem to benefit from being very personalized, and it is proud of the close links between faculty, staff and students. The program is mostly taught by world-class visiting faculty from renowned business schools like Warwick, Cornell, Cambridge, NYU, Rotterdam School of Management or Trinity College. The school is proud of its internationality (55 students from 23 nationalities) and its diversity (over 40% women)

Another obvious plus is that it is located in the center of Paris.

Their Dean Prof. Tawfik Jelassi, Ph.D. says:

'Our MBA is supported by the ENPC, one of the leading engineering schools in Europe and the oldest civil engineering school in the world since the ENPC was created in 1747. In the areas of economics, management and finance, we collaborate with some of the ENPC academic departments and research laboratories.

Our MBA graduates join both private sector companies as well as the public sector and supra-national organizations (such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission, the OECD, the African Development Bank, etc.). Business sectors that our alumni have joined include Consulting, Banking and Finance, Pharmaceutical, Energy, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Transportation/Logistics, Manufacturing, etc. Also several of our graduates set up every year their own venture and thus follow an entrepreneurial route.

The faculty involved in the ENPC MBA programs includes permanent Professors as well as Visiting Faculty coming from leading universities and business schools from all over the world. They represent different academic and professional backgrounds and world-class research achievements. As the faculty members themselves are internationally diverse in terms of their cultural, geographic and business perspectives, our MBA participants get exposed to an enriching variety of schools of thought and teaching approaches.'

Hope that helps, and good luck!

I think it looks really pretty good. Although it isnt included in the economists rankings, as they themselves say 'The inability to include them in the rankings does not reflect any shortcoming of the programme.'
It looks like ENPC has many strengths. Being part of the Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussées (ENPC), the ENPC School of International Management is the only business school affiliated with a Grande Ecole des Ingénieurs de Paris. (a very elite and renowned institution)

The school's MBA programs seem to benefit from being very personalized, and it is proud of the close links between faculty, staff and students. The program is mostly taught by world-class visiting faculty from renowned business schools like Warwick, Cornell, Cambridge, NYU, Rotterdam School of Management or Trinity College. The school is proud of its internationality (55 students from 23 nationalities) and its diversity (over 40% women)

Another obvious plus is that it is located in the center of Paris.

Their Dean Prof. Tawfik Jelassi, Ph.D. says:

'Our MBA is supported by the ENPC, one of the leading engineering schools in Europe and the oldest civil engineering school in the world since the ENPC was created in 1747. In the areas of economics, management and finance, we collaborate with some of the ENPC academic departments and research laboratories.

Our MBA graduates join both private sector companies as well as the public sector and supra-national organizations (such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission, the OECD, the African Development Bank, etc.). Business sectors that our alumni have joined include Consulting, Banking and Finance, Pharmaceutical, Energy, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Transportation/Logistics, Manufacturing, etc. Also several of our graduates set up every year their own venture and thus follow an entrepreneurial route.

The faculty involved in the ENPC MBA programs includes permanent Professors as well as Visiting Faculty coming from leading universities and business schools from all over the world. They represent different academic and professional backgrounds and world-class research achievements. As the faculty members themselves are internationally diverse in terms of their cultural, geographic and business perspectives, our MBA participants get exposed to an enriching variety of schools of thought and teaching approaches.'

Hope that helps, and good luck!

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Sarah_A

Dear Lukeh,

Many thanks indeed for your post and for quoting the Dean. I had read his interview on Access MBA.com, but the fact that someone confirmed the quality of its MBA programmes means a lot to me.

[Edited by Sarah_A on Jul 07, 2015]

Dear Lukeh,

Many thanks indeed for your post and for quoting the Dean. I had read his interview on Access MBA.com, but the fact that someone confirmed the quality of its MBA programmes means a lot to me.
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Totally unknown outside France.

Totally unknown outside France.
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Sarah_A

Hi,

Thank you for your post. Would the fact that it is unknown outside of France mean that it has no international accrediations?

Thank you for your reply in advance.

Sarah

Hi,

Thank you for your post. Would the fact that it is unknown outside of France mean that it has no international accrediations?

Thank you for your reply in advance.

Sarah
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I mean that the international recogniton of the school is not for the MBA (maybe for engineers).
My opinion is that there are a bunch of MBA programs in Europe better recognized for international companies and any of theese may be a better option for your expeience, career, alumni...

I believe that ENPC has one international acrred.

I mean that the international recogniton of the school is not for the MBA (maybe for engineers).
My opinion is that there are a bunch of MBA programs in Europe better recognized for international companies and any of theese may be a better option for your expeience, career, alumni...

I believe that ENPC has one international acrred.
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Accreditation is one thing, it is a necessary recognition of the quality of the MBA, given by an international independant insitution. It is a about quality of the program itself.

The other thing is the interntaional reputation of the program: Will a German or Spanish employer know the program? Is it a brand speaking for itself? Ranking is one indicator, but many other aspects play a role.

Accreditation is one thing, it is a necessary recognition of the quality of the MBA, given by an international independant insitution. It is a about quality of the program itself.

The other thing is the interntaional reputation of the program: Will a German or Spanish employer know the program? Is it a brand speaking for itself? Ranking is one indicator, but many other aspects play a role.
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As one of the Accreditef body, AMBAS, If you search for the members, you will find all kind of schools, from the reputed to the unknown schools. So, it may be a bit difficult to conclude that the Accreditation helps with the decision (from my point). Maybe we can combine the 3/4 bodies and see which schools are there?

As one of the Accreditef body, AMBAS, If you search for the members, you will find all kind of schools, from the reputed to the unknown schools. So, it may be a bit difficult to conclude that the Accreditation helps with the decision (from my point). Maybe we can combine the 3/4 bodies and see which schools are there?
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What I meant is that the accreditation is the first condition sine qua non - you should not even consider an MBA which does not have any serious accreditation. It will not be worth it.

TO find out if a programs correspond to your personal career goals, you have to take into account all kinds of other factors, as SingleSpain describes.

What I meant is that the accreditation is the first condition sine qua non - you should not even consider an MBA which does not have any serious accreditation. It will not be worth it.

TO find out if a programs correspond to your personal career goals, you have to take into account all kinds of other factors, as SingleSpain describes.
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Sarah,

are you going to apply to ENPC? Which are your career goals?

Sarah,

are you going to apply to ENPC? Which are your career goals?
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Sarah_A

Dear Friends,

Thanks for your posts. Actually I am looking for a school which would offer me a full scholarship. I have been informed that ENCP can offer full scholarships, which interested me at first, but the thing is I have never liked to live in France, so I don't think I would apply for that particularly after what you guys have told me. Do you know of Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL) in Germany? What is that like?

Regards,
Sarah

Dear Friends,

Thanks for your posts. Actually I am looking for a school which would offer me a full scholarship. I have been informed that ENCP can offer full scholarships, which interested me at first, but the thing is I have never liked to live in France, so I don't think I would apply for that particularly after what you guys have told me. Do you know of Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL) in Germany? What is that like?

Regards,
Sarah
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Sarah,
Schools offer schoolarships, but not all of them cover 100% of the MBA tuitition. Also, for been eligible to one of them you shoud apply very ealry and have an outstanding candidature (very good grades, high GMAT,...).

I would consider more than 1 school, apply to all of them and see where you have higher chances of getting an schoolarship.

Sarah,
Schools offer schoolarships, but not all of them cover 100% of the MBA tuitition. Also, for been eligible to one of them you shoud apply very ealry and have an outstanding candidature (very good grades, high GMAT,...).

I would consider more than 1 school, apply to all of them and see where you have higher chances of getting an schoolarship.


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ji

Accreditation

The ENPC School of International Management is a member of the international association AMBA - The Association of MBA´s that regulates and promotes management education.

Membership of this association helps to ensure that the School is at the forefront of new ideas and best practice in business education, not just in Europe, but worldwide.

This organization also provides assurance to candidates of accredited MBA programs which are subject to rigorous external audit and validation. The ENPC MBA Programs have been accredited by AMBA since 1995 and were most recently re-accredited in 2006.

Accreditation

The ENPC School of International Management is a member of the international association AMBA - The Association of MBA´s that regulates and promotes management education.

Membership of this association helps to ensure that the School is at the forefront of new ideas and best practice in business education, not just in Europe, but worldwide.

This organization also provides assurance to candidates of accredited MBA programs which are subject to rigorous external audit and validation. The ENPC MBA Programs have been accredited by AMBA since 1995 and were most recently re-accredited in 2006.
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Hello Sarah,
Why should you chose a French school if you don´t like living in France?
Doing your MBA will take some time, up to 2 years, you should use that chance of spending a continuous time in a foreign country as an experience you benefit of in all aspects: language, mentality and culture to discover.
If you already know that you will leave France running after you finish you studies, and it sounds like it, it is a bit of a waste and you should definitely chose another country.

Also don´t forget France is particularly attached to its culture and in that sense more "difficult" for foreigners than other countries unless you adapt well to local habits.

Which European country you would be interested in? You have quite a list of very good MBAs in other countries in Europe, which can often be a lot more known internationally and more attractive for you.

I am not so aware of the international perception of French b-schools, - but as SingleSpain´s post suggests, an ENPC MBA seems to be more useful for a career in France more than outside France, so be careful, do a bot more of a research before deciding

Hello Sarah,
Why should you chose a French school if you don´t like living in France?
Doing your MBA will take some time, up to 2 years, you should use that chance of spending a continuous time in a foreign country as an experience you benefit of in all aspects: language, mentality and culture to discover.
If you already know that you will leave France running after you finish you studies, and it sounds like it, it is a bit of a waste and you should definitely chose another country.

Also don´t forget France is particularly attached to its culture and in that sense more "difficult" for foreigners than other countries unless you adapt well to local habits.

Which European country you would be interested in? You have quite a list of very good MBAs in other countries in Europe, which can often be a lot more known internationally and more attractive for you.

I am not so aware of the international perception of French b-schools, - but as SingleSpain´s post suggests, an ENPC MBA seems to be more useful for a career in France more than outside France, so be careful, do a bot more of a research before deciding

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BTW the scholarship opportunity should never be the main factor to decide - many schools offer that, covering your costs to various extend. Have a look at website of other schools, take The Netherlands or Skandinavia, you´ll be surprised !

BTW the scholarship opportunity should never be the main factor to decide - many schools offer that, covering your costs to various extend. Have a look at website of other schools, take The Netherlands or Skandinavia, you´ll be surprised !
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alonrozen

Hello,
I was interested in reading your post and questions about our programs, international accreditation, recognition internationally and the like. It helps us to understand what is important to MBA candidates like yourselves.

While our website would probably answer many of your questions I can try to address a few:
1/ International recognition - the ENPC MBA Paris is actually well-know now outside of France. Formerly in the Top 100 MBAs worldwide in the FT (Financial Times) ranking we were excluded when they changed their system to include only Schools with over 20 permanent professors. As our approach is to find the best professors around the world to come as visiting professors, this ensures a quality program but no longer qualifies us for their ranking... But we are highly ranked in other publications and both the ENPC MBA in Paris, as well as our sister programs (in China, Morocco, Abu Dhabi) regularly appear as top international MBAs and Executive MBAs...

2/ Most of our participants are international, approximately 70%, and this year 45% of our candidates are women.

3/ We are accredited by AMBA, the International Association of MBAs, the most well-known international accreditation agency.

4/ We offer joint programs and dual degree programs with the Fox School of Business (Temple University), who has AACSB accreditation - see our Tri-Continent and Executive MBA programs. This is often attractive for those who plan to move around and they ensure dual accreditation and names that are well-known in Europe, Asia and America.

5/ As one person mentioned, we are very proud of our location in the center of Paris and the human-size dimension of our school, classes and programs. This ensures a quality learning experience and allows us to offer personalized academic advising, career counseling and the ability to personalize your courses and schedule...

In any case, if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me/us!
Kind regards,
Alon Rozen
Assistant Dean
ENPC School of International Management

Hello,
I was interested in reading your post and questions about our programs, international accreditation, recognition internationally and the like. It helps us to understand what is important to MBA candidates like yourselves.

While our website would probably answer many of your questions I can try to address a few:
1/ International recognition - the ENPC MBA Paris is actually well-know now outside of France. Formerly in the Top 100 MBAs worldwide in the FT (Financial Times) ranking we were excluded when they changed their system to include only Schools with over 20 permanent professors. As our approach is to find the best professors around the world to come as visiting professors, this ensures a quality program but no longer qualifies us for their ranking... But we are highly ranked in other publications and both the ENPC MBA in Paris, as well as our sister programs (in China, Morocco, Abu Dhabi) regularly appear as top international MBAs and Executive MBAs...

2/ Most of our participants are international, approximately 70%, and this year 45% of our candidates are women.

3/ We are accredited by AMBA, the International Association of MBAs, the most well-known international accreditation agency.

4/ We offer joint programs and dual degree programs with the Fox School of Business (Temple University), who has AACSB accreditation - see our Tri-Continent and Executive MBA programs. This is often attractive for those who plan to move around and they ensure dual accreditation and names that are well-known in Europe, Asia and America.

5/ As one person mentioned, we are very proud of our location in the center of Paris and the human-size dimension of our school, classes and programs. This ensures a quality learning experience and allows us to offer personalized academic advising, career counseling and the ability to personalize your courses and schedule...

In any case, if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me/us!
Kind regards,
Alon Rozen
Assistant Dean
ENPC School of International Management
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xlz

I totally agree with you. I think the recognition of the school is very important. For example, Emlyon Business School has a well-known reputation in the world. The slogan "Educating Entrepreneurs for the world" says it all. Employers like this.

I mean that the international recogniton of the school is not for the MBA (maybe for engineers).
My opinion is that there are a bunch of MBA programs in Europe better recognized for international companies and any of theese may be a better option for your expeience, career, alumni...

I believe that ENPC has one international acrred.

I totally agree with you. I think the recognition of the school is very important. For example, Emlyon Business School has a well-known reputation in the world. The slogan "Educating Entrepreneurs for the world" says it all. Employers like this.

<blockquote>I mean that the international recogniton of the school is not for the MBA (maybe for engineers).
My opinion is that there are a bunch of MBA programs in Europe better recognized for international companies and any of theese may be a better option for your expeience, career, alumni...

I believe that ENPC has one international acrred.
</blockquote>
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