Posted on 27/08/2018

Deciding to Study Business

Are you good with numbers? Are you a neat and organised person? Are you ambitious, straightforward, and wish to study a degree that will provide you with good opportunities for the future? Then perhaps a business-oriented degree may be a great choice for you.

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Nowadays, a business degree covers several different subjects related to sectors of our economy, thus, it is usually a very multidisciplinary programme. The main advantage of this degree is that it may allow you to work in several different fields of the world’s economy, from administrative tasks to company management, sales and finance departments, the entertainment sector, and entrepreneurship.

Furthermore, this type of degree can be studied in many universities and specialised schools from all over the world. In this article, we will be talking about the best schools to enrol at if you wish to study a business degree in Paris.


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INSEAD Business School

Ranked as the best business school in all of France, this prestigious institution has a campus located in the Parisian metropolitan city of Fontainebleau (the other two are in Singapore and Abu Dhabi). INSEAD Business School was founded originally in Fontainebleau in 1957 by Georges Doriot, Claude Janssen, and Olivier Giscard d’Estaing, the brother of former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing. Even though none of its campuses are located in America, the school follows the traditional business school education system of the United States. Currently, the school offers several Masters’ degrees (specialising in areas such as Consulting, Coaching, and Finance), Business Foundation Certificates, open programmes in Executive Education and several PhDs; and is attended by approximately 1,300 students from all over the world in 2018.



HEC Paris

The École des hautes études commerciales de Paris (usually abreviated as HEC Paris) is a prestigious international business school, considered as one of the best French Grandes Écoles” with students from more than 95 different countries. This school was founded in 1881 and is located in the commune of Jouy-en-Josas, in the south-western suburbs of Paris. The HEC Paris also offers a wide range of Masters’ degrees (Management, International Finances, Financial Economics, Marketing, etc.), Doctorates, special executive education courses for enterprise managers, as well as many more. It also conducts a summer school that offers several interesting courses, such as Business and Geopolitics, Energy and Finance, and Fashion Management.



ESSEC Business School

This school has got several campuses distributed in the countries of France (one in Cergy-Pontoise and the other in the Parisian area of La Défense), Morocco, and Singapore. The ESSEC Business School was first established 1907 as the Economic Institute by Ferdinand Le Pelletier and currently in 2018 has approximately 52,000 students. Specifically, the ESSEC Business School offers post-graduate students the possibility of studying Masters’ Degrees specialising in diverse areas of the economy, both in English and French languages; and has received accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA), thus making it one of the most selective and prestigious business schools worldwide. Furthermore, according to this student’s review, the school may offer its students a lot of studying flexibility which may allow them to work or engage in other activities, and also possesses a warm and competent teaching body that will try to help you in every way they can:


Information Technology ...
2017-09-21 16:28:55
Great experience

I applied for an advanced master’s degree in IT management at ESSEC business school and absolutely don’t regret it!

The teachers are more than helpful and will always try to give the best advice to develop our career which is what I was looking for after getting my engineering degree last year.

I had the opportunity to work at the same time as my master is a part-time master with this rhythm:
– 3 weeks at work
– 1 week at school

It’s, in my opinion, a wise choice to follow such a program after a masters degree to specialize in a specific domain.

Programme: Information Technology Management
Degree: Master's
Graduation: 2018



Université Paris-Dauphine

Originally founded in 1968 as part of the University of Paris, this institution specialises in social sciences (law, politics, economics, sociology, etc.) It is considered one of the most selective “Grandes Écoles” in France, such as this anonymous student points out:


2017-10-15 18:35:47
Anonymous student
Great Environment

Currently a student of MIB Dauphine.
It is not a Business School where the rooms are beautiful and super technologically modern, but putting that aside I believe there is nothing that couldn’t be compared between Dauphine and the top 3 BS in France.
The level to get in is high, given that discussion in the class has a good level. Also, studying there open several doors to great companies.
Most of the teachers are good and propose good discussions in class. I would recommend to friends definitely.



The student also remarks that, even though some of the facilities are not very modern, there is generally a good studying ambiance at the university, the professors are good, and the fact that studying there may open the door to a working place in several good companies later.

The University of Paris-Dauphine offers various different formations ranging from degrees specialising in applied Mathematics, Informatics, Law, and Economy to Master’s and PhDs. Furthermore, students may also enroll in order to take preparatory courses for external competitive and civil service entrance examinations.



ESCP Europe

ESCP Europe was founded in 1819, thus making it the oldest business school in the world, by a group of influent scholars and businessmen, including Jean-Baptiste Say and Vital Roux. The ESCP Europe Business School is also one of the most important French “Grandes Écoles.” Just like the ESSEC Business School, it has also received the triple accreditation by AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA and has several campuses distributed in the cities of Paris, Madrid, London, Berlin, Warsaw, and Turin.

As for academic programmes, this school has the advantage of offering Bachelor’s degrees, Master’s, and PhDs both at a full and part-time basis.

Regarding the Parisian campus of the school, this student, Ying, has commented on the importance given to collective work and group projects, something that could really come in handy for experience at working environments and may allow students to further develop their social skills.


2017-09-18 14:50:50
a lot of group work

i was really shy and quiet , like i have been being a wallflower for so many years , always alone , and study alone , i was so worrying about my future career cause i think my personality doean’t fits group work , and nowadays , you have to work as group ,always , but with this school , they always give you so many collective project , let you free to come up an idea you like and find people have same interest to work with it , i really like this part , cause it’s your work , your idea , you feel very passional about it , so you would devote yourselt to it and don’t feel tired , i really recommand ESCP




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