ESC Clermont
  • No. Students: 1200
  • Frgn. Students: 350
  • Study mode: 6 On campus
  • Languages of instruction: English
  • Phone:
  • +330473982424

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ESC Clermont Graduate School of Management has established itself as the leading business school in the region. Since its creation in 1919, the school has welcomed more than 12,000 graduates. Throughout its 100 years of existence, the business school has strived for developing future managers able to lead. The students possess the knowledge, tools and mindset required to bring on change in the business wolrd and make a difference.

The school adapts a concept that assures a multicultural environment and combines theory with practice. That is guaranteed through the international faculty team, dynamic courses, integration of practical experience and vibrant student life.

Estbalished as one of the oldest business school in France nearly 100 years ago in 1919, Group ESC Clermont has an international outlook and maintains strong relationships with regional and international economic stakeholders, partnerships with 100 universities and establishments in more than 50 countries and has enriched its faculty by receiving professors and researchers who are recognised as experts in their fields able to transfer their experience directly to the students.

France requirements for international students

France propose a world-class higher education institutions in an international environment. The application process for international students is exactly the same as it is for french students but it's indispensable to contact with a platform “Etude in France” and the regional department of “Campus France” (a public institution in charge of promoting higher education and managing the reception and international mobility of students).

Higher education is thus provided by two main types of institution: universities and "grandes écoles". «Grandes écoles» are the most reputable of the French education system. To win admission students get in by competitive examination, the institutions are relatively small, and classes in them small too. French universities are open to all “bacheliers”, or a student whom has passed their baccalaureate, and it's also easier to apply for the university program. 

It is necessary to point out that the European local or an international student have to complete the application process in its entirety,  as well as submit all documentation at the time of submission so the procces suit to the ground for the students all over the world. Students are eligible for grants and other financial assistance from the governement to support study in France.

Rankings of Groupe ESC Clermont 2017/2018

ESC Clermont is present on various national and international rankings certifying on the quality of education offered at the institution.

National rankings in France

  • 22nd best business school – Le Figaro
  • 9th most recommended business school by graduates – l’Etudiant

International rankings

90th best business school in the world – Financial Times Ranking

Accreditations and certifications

With the vast presence of many business schools today, it is important to have some insight in order to make the most well-informed decision. .

Group ESC Clermont is:

  • Recongised by the French State
  • AACSB accredited
  • a membre de la Conférence des Grandes Ecoles
  • a member of the AGERA
  • a founding member of the EMBS consortium
  • an active member of the NIBES network
  • is member of EFMD


Student associations

There are 9 different student associations ensuring a dynamic student life, they organise different activities and events throughout the year and their goal is to ensure the best integration offered to international students.

International Office

ESC Clermont’s International Office provides consistent support tointernational students for them to make the most of their uniqueexperience at ESC Clermont. Students are provided with practicalassistance and support in terms of accommodation search, visaregulations, health matters and any other issues that may ariseduring a student’s stay. The International Office accompaniesstudents before their stay, integrates the students during theirstay and builds ties with the students after they finish their studyperiod.


A free welcome package offered to international students. An agreement with an agency in the city of Clermont-Ferrand to help students in their search for accommodation in order to find one according to their budget and preferences. Offers are inclusive (include everything as rent, electricity and internet). The company will also help students with administrative procedures as opening a bank account in France and applying for the housing grant.

International programmes

Undergraduate and postgraduate programs fully taught in English.

  • Bachelor in International Management
  • Master in Management
  • Master of Science (Project Management, International Digital Marketing, Control, Audit & Corporate Finance and Business Intelligence & Analytics)


ESC Clermont is one of the world’s 5% of the business schools which are AACSB-accredited, one of the most important accreditations for business schools worldwide. It also one of the best business schools in France and Europe according to the Financial times ranking.

Academic Excellence

The school of management is one of the oldest business schools in France. Since its establishment in 1919, the school had a track of success in graduating business leaders through its faculty of experienced teachers and professionals.

Strong partnership and corporate network

ESC Clermont Graduate School of Management has partnerships with over 100 leading international business schools and universities. The school also has close ties to many national SMEs and international corporations.

Top quality of student life

Clermont-Ferrand, located at the heart of France, is one of the best student cities in the country with 42,000 students. The city is also among the cheapest and most affordable.

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