ESSEC Business School Launches its New Executive MBA Asia-Pacific

A challenging 15-month curriculum for experienced business leaders and managers has been launched by  ESSEC Business School, Asia-Pacific.


The new Executive MBA (EMBA) Asia-Pacific programme for 2014 comprises of a combination of lectures, residencies and team projects across the world. The programme is structured to help participants achieve their goals without impinging on their work commitments. A sense of collaboration is core to the programme approach of helping participants develop their talents and maximize their potentials.


The course of study will leverage on ESSEC’s faculty from Singapore and France as well as its partnerships with highly regarded universities in Japan, Korea, China, India, Malaysia as well as Bahrain. The programme is delivered mainly in Singapore with residencies in Shanghai, China and New York, USA. Classes will be conducted over 6 consecutive days every 5/6 weeks throughout the duration of the programme.


“Singapore is well positioned to offer a truly pan-Asian executive education in the Asia-Pacific region. Our EMBA will offer cutting edge perspectives to understanding Asia and the new business models that are re-shaping Asia,” says Professor Cedomir Nestorovic, Director of ESSEC Executive MBA Asia-Pacific. “In keeping with ESSEC heritage, our curriculum puts a strong emphasis on soft skills and is dynamic to adapt and stay relevant to fast changing Asia.”


The ESSEC EMBA Asia-Pacific programme has been designed on three pillars in order to help the next generation of visionary business leaders and managers shape and emphasise their talents:

Pillar 1 - A unique cutting-edge curriculum comprising classes like New Business Models in Asia, Innovation Strategies in Asia, Brand Management Using Digital Marketing and Social Networks, etc.

Pillar 2 - A pan-Asian core with global reach
Pillar 3 - A strong network of corporate partners and Alumni undertaking business challenges in Asia and all around the world


The programme comprises 21 courses of study (or modules), two international residencies and an entrepreneurial project. Participants will have access to top-class resources and academic aids especially from ESSEC Asia-Pacific’s leading research institutes such as the Institute for Research and Education on Negotiation (IRENE) Asia-Pacific, the Institute for Strategic Innovation and Services (ISIS) Asia-Pacific, and the Institute for Health Economics and Management (IHEM) Asia-Pacific.


“The biggest challenge for education today is that it has to be universal, yet adaptable to specific local and regional issues: we're nurturing global citizens that will take on increasingly complex jobs across different industries and cultures throughout their lifetime," says Prof. Hervé Mathe, Dean of ESSEC Asia-Pacific. "ESSEC Asia-Pacific has defined itself as the place to learn about innovative problem solving, strengthen the self-confidence demanded of responsible leaders and finally reinvent business education."


The first intake of executive students will start in October 2014. Application is now open and will close on 29 June 2014. Applicants are required to hold a good academic degree from a reputable institution, have attained a level of fluency in English, and have worked for at least 7 years.

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