ESCP relaunches full-time MBA


Duncan

After a long period out of the full-time MBA business, when it closed the EAP MBA, ESCP Europe is reentering the full-time MBA market. It's doing so in the easiest way, by renaming its masters in European business. The details are at http://www.escpeurope.eu/nc/media-news/news-newsletter/news-single/article/escp-europes-meb-converted-into-an-mba-in-international-management/

After a long period out of the full-time MBA business, when it closed the EAP MBA, ESCP Europe is reentering the full-time MBA market. It's doing so in the easiest way, by renaming its masters in European business. The details are at http://www.escpeurope.eu/nc/media-news/news-newsletter/news-single/article/escp-europes-meb-converted-into-an-mba-in-international-management/
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mba_13

Duncan,
Do you have any idea on how good/successful the MEB program was ? Could the MBA be a decent alternative for students aiming for schools like EDHEC, Grenoble Ecole, WHU considering that ESCP has a better international reputation.
ESCP was 12th on the FT's best European schools 2016 list.
http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/european-business-school-rankings-2016

[Edited by mba_13 on Dec 07, 2016]

Duncan,
Do you have any idea on how good/successful the MEB program was ? Could the MBA be a decent alternative for students aiming for schools like EDHEC, Grenoble Ecole, WHU considering that ESCP has a better international reputation.
ESCP was 12th on the FT's best European schools 2016 list.
http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/european-business-school-rankings-2016
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Molly

Thanks for this info Duncan. I remember that a few years ago, I had my eye on the MEB of ESCP Europe because of its one year/two countries appeal, but I finally decided not to apply because I was too old (the average age in the MEB used to 25 years-old), and I was afraid that this diploma would not be easy to 'sell' at an international ( = not European) level.

Thanks for this info Duncan. I remember that a few years ago, I had my eye on the MEB of ESCP Europe because of its one year/two countries appeal, but I finally decided not to apply because I was too old (the average age in the MEB used to 25 years-old), and I was afraid that this diploma would not be easy to 'sell' at an international ( = not European) level.
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Andy_B

I was afraid that this diploma would not be easy to 'sell' at an international ( = not European) level.

So what did you end up with at that time?
have you checked on how easy it is to "sell" ESCP diploma on international level since that time?

[quote]I was afraid that this diploma would not be easy to 'sell' at an international ( = not European) level.[/quote]
So what did you end up with at that time?
have you checked on how easy it is to "sell" ESCP diploma on international level since that time?
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Molly

I was afraid that this diploma would not be easy to 'sell' at an international ( = not European) level.

So what did you end up with at that time?
have you checked on how easy it is to "sell" ESCP diploma on international level since that time?


Well, two years ago, I contacted ESCP office several times, and they finally put me in touch with one of their alumni. Let's just say that this guy did not oversell the school - but he did not criticize it too much either. He thought that getting business skills from ESCP certainly helped him land his first job post-MEB - in South America, but he was clearly not raving about ESCP's brand.

Eventually, I decided not to apply because the pool of students was quite young whereas I really wanted to study with people with more work experience. That's why I am currently applying to several MBAs.

Regarding the ESCP brand, I am not well placed to give an objective opinion about it. Personally, I've noticed that In Asia, where I've been living these past 8 years, only HEC Paris, Essec, and INSEAD seemed to ring a bell with expatriates living here. Other French schools don't seem to be really known - but maybe recruiters at large companies know them?

[quote][quote]I was afraid that this diploma would not be easy to 'sell' at an international ( = not European) level.[/quote]
So what did you end up with at that time?
have you checked on how easy it is to "sell" ESCP diploma on international level since that time? [/quote]

Well, two years ago, I contacted ESCP office several times, and they finally put me in touch with one of their alumni. Let's just say that this guy did not oversell the school - but he did not criticize it too much either. He thought that getting business skills from ESCP certainly helped him land his first job post-MEB - in South America, but he was clearly not raving about ESCP's brand.

Eventually, I decided not to apply because the pool of students was quite young whereas I really wanted to study with people with more work experience. That's why I am currently applying to several MBAs.

Regarding the ESCP brand, I am not well placed to give an objective opinion about it. Personally, I've noticed that In Asia, where I've been living these past 8 years, only HEC Paris, Essec, and INSEAD seemed to ring a bell with expatriates living here. Other French schools don't seem to be really known - but maybe recruiters at large companies know them?
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Duncan

This all sounds fair. ESCP is certainly well positioned to be on a par with EDHEC and WHU. However, the idea of being "on a European level" is a big glib: these are excellent schools but Europe has national labour markets with local language requirements and few schools have continent-wide brand recognition.

This all sounds fair. ESCP is certainly well positioned to be on a par with EDHEC and WHU. However, the idea of being "on a European level" is a big glib: these are excellent schools but Europe has national labour markets with local language requirements and few schools have continent-wide brand recognition.
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