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New post 05 Apr 2014, 02:04
Hi

I have recently been admitted to ESSEC's Advance Masters in Strategic Management In International Business program. Before applying, I researched about the school and the rankings seemed to suggest that it was pretty good.

Now, I have till 25th April to accept their offer. If anyone has any information about the program, or the school in general, please share. I am a bit unsure about whether I should join or not.

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New post 21 May 2014, 14:48
Hi!
Did you accept the offer? I was shortlisted for the SMIB program and had my interview yesterday.
I got to talk to an student enrolled in the 2013/2014 program. She told me that she was having a great academical experience so far and that networking and job fairs seem to work well
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New post 21 May 2014, 22:18
Yes I did. I talked to a couple of students in other French schools and they both said that ESSEC is one of the most renowned business schools in France.

Best of luck for the result,I hope you get in too :)
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New post 22 May 2014, 06:10
Great for you! Congrats! :-D
I'll keep you posted about my admission... I'm applying for the 50% singapore/50% cergy program.
Did you get any insight or further information about the quality of the program?
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New post 22 May 2014, 10:05
Thanks. I chose the 100% English track at Cergy.

I talked to a couple of SMIB students and they said that students having a business background might find some of the classes very basic. So if you have an engineering background you stand to gain the most. Secondly, there are a lot of electives on offer. However, its advised that you don't take many electives in the first semester and concentrate on the core courses. You also have the option of taking part in an ESSEC Chair and specializing in a specific industry. You can find info on Chairs on the ESSEC site. Do note that not all ESSEC Chairs are on offer each year for SMIB.
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New post 29 May 2014, 09:15
I finally got admitted to ESSEC SMIB program , but also to the ESCP Madrid Campus MS Strategy & Organisation Consulting Program.

I do have a business background (bachelor of business administration, working in finance for almost 3 years) and I think that is making me think about if it is worth it spending a full semester taking subjects I have already taken in my undergraduate education... though it would not be a bad idea to get a refresh from them, and from other perspective (european) for sure!

I get the impression that the SMIB is a very good program, and you see on their FB page that people are getting hired!
On the other hand, there is not much info on the ESCP program. It seems like a top program but I think there is not much track record about it... gotta look into it.
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New post 30 Jan 2018, 07:51
SMIB in ESSEC is very weak programm. It costs a huge money, but it is not worth attending it. Really disappointed about lost time and money.
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katy89 wrote:
SMIB in ESSEC is very weak programm. It costs a huge money, but it is not worth attending it. Really disappointed about lost time and money.



What do you mean? Could you please elaborate? Why do you think it’s not worth attending?
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The content of lectures is very weak. A lot of bla-bla-bla without concrete ideas, nothing really useful to learn for future professional experience.
The professors are not native English speakers, a lot of Indian teachers with terrible accent in English, impossible to hear.
Considering the fees the students pay, it is rediculous, this programm.
A lot of complains from students about lectures quality.
Probably last years something changed, and became better. Don't know.
Really dissapointed about this programm. Lost of time & money.
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katy89 wrote:
The content of lectures is very weak. A lot of bla-bla-bla without concrete ideas, nothing really useful to learn for future professional experience.
The professors are not native English speakers, a lot of Indian teachers with terrible accent in English, impossible to hear.
Considering the fees the students pay, it is rediculous, this programm.
A lot of complains from students about lectures quality.
Probably last years something changed, and became better. Don't know.
Really dissapointed about this programm. Lost of time & money.


Thank you for replying. Can I please ask you one more question? Did you study there? If not, where is this feedback coming from?
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Yes, I studied there and the feedback is based on my own experience
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New post 24 Mar 2018, 22:16
katy89 wrote:
Yes, I studied there and the feedback is based on my own experience


Thank you for responding, katy89. May I please ask about the companies visiting on campus? Because the site says over 300 companies visit their campus giving students the opportunity to network and secure full time positions after company project.

Did you have previous work experience before joining the course? Are they lying on their placement records then? It would be very helpful if you could reply. Thanks in advance :-)
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