ESCP (French: École supérieure de commerce de Paris) is a French business school with campuses in Paris, Berlin, London, Madrid, Turin, and Warsaw. On November 26th, 2019, the School removed Europe from its name going back to its roots as École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris and underlining its French heritage. ESCP is one of the most selective French Grandes écoles and referred to in France as one of the "trois Parisiennes" (three Parisians), together with HEC Paris and ESSEC Business School. ESCP is also considered as the world's oldest business school.
École supérieure de commerce de Paris
|Type||Private Business School|
|Affiliation||AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA|
|Budget||€110 million (2019)|
|Colors||Blue and white|
The school was established in Paris on 1 December 1819 as the world's first business school by a group of economic scholars and businessmen including the well-known economist Jean-Baptiste Say and the celebrated trader Vital Roux. It was modeled on the first Grande École, the École Polytechnique founded by Lazare Carnot and Gaspard Monge, but was initially much more modest, mainly because it had not been supported by the state. It gradually gained in stature and importance during the 19th century and moved to its current Parisian location on Avenue de la République in 1898.
In 1828, the project to put the school under the authority of the French Ministry of Commerce and Industry failed. The school remained independent by the intervention of Jérôme-Adolphe Blanqui who took it over. Several times during the first half of the 19th century, French politics planned on grouping ESCP with French elite engineering schools such as École Polytechnique or École Centrale Paris, but that never occurred. From 1838, the French state began to give scholarships to ESCP's students and in 1852 it accredited ESCP's programs.
Finally, in 1869 the Paris Chamber of Commerce bought the school to train future business leaders to modern commercial methods. Until 1870 there was only one business school in France: ESCP. In 1892, ESCP set up selective admission processes which still take the form of competitive exams.
On April 5, 1973 the concept of a multi-campus business school was founded with the consecutive inaugurations of campuses in the United Kingdom (London in 1974, move to Oxford in 1975) and in Germany (Düsseldorf in 1975, move to Berlin in 1985). Since then, the school has deepened its European presence to become an integrated pan-European business school:
- In 1985, the School’s campus in Germany moves from Düsseldorf to Berlin at the invitation of the Government of Berlin.
- In 1988, a fourth campus is opened in Madrid.
- In 1999, ESCP merges with its sister school EAP.
- In 2001, the Master in Management programme of ESCP is validated by City University London.
- In 2004, a fifth campus in Torino, Italy is founded. Validated by the University of Turin, Master in Management students can obtain the Italian degree Laurea Magistrale.
- In 2005, the School inaugurates its London campus having moved from Oxford.
- In 2007, the Master in Management programme is recognized by the Charles III University of Madrid and students can obtain the Spanish degree of Master Europeo en Administración y Dirección de Empresas.
- In 2015, the School establishes its sixth European campus via a strategic alliance with the Warsaw-based Kozminski University.
- In 2016, the School decides to strengthen its footprint in Paris by adding a second campus located in the Montparnasse area after buying back Novancia Business School's building. The campus is dedicated to executive programs.
|Ranking Master in Management - Financial Times||2016||2017||2018|
|ESCP ranking - Worldwide||4||6||5|
|ESCP ranking - France||3||3||3|
|ESCP ranking - UK||1||2||2|
|ESCP ranking - Germany||1||1||1|
|ESCP ranking - Spain||1||2||1|
|ESCP ranking - Italy||1||1||1|
|ESCP ranking - Poland||1||1||1|
|Ranking Business Education - Financial Times||2014||2015||2016||2017||2018|
|Executive Education Open||41st||29th||28th||27th||37th|
|Executive Education Customized||56th||28th||27th||24th||18th|
|Master in Finance||8th||3rd||2nd||4th||2nd|
ESCP students can study in campuses in France (Paris), in the UK (London), Spain (Madrid), Germany (Berlin), Italy (Turin), and Poland (Warsaw). They can spend either 6 months or 1 year on each campus according to their study choices. Each campus has its own specifics and develops programs with local academic institutions. For instance, in Spain ESCP provides a Master in Business Project Management co-delivered with the Technical University of Madrid.
Since 2017, ESCP has two campuses in Paris. One near the Place de la République (11th arrondissement of Paris) and another one near the Montparnasse Tower (15th arrondissement of Paris). Each campus is dedicated to a specific range of programs. The campus in the 11th arrondissement hosts all the graduate programs whereas the campus in the 15th arrondissement hosts the undergraduate education, the executive education and the school's start-up Incubator, the Blue Factory. This organization is unique to Paris. In every other school undergraduate, graduate and executive education are dispensed in the same campus.
|Paris - Republique||Paris - Montparnasse|
- Michel Barnier (negotiator for Brexit in the European Union. Former European Commissioner, French Foreign minister)
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin (Prime Minister of France from 2002 to 2005)
- Frédéric Salat-Baroux (Advisor to the French president from 2005 to 2007)
- François Zocchetto (Senator of Mayenne)
- Roxana Maracineanu (Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports)
- Claude Nougein (Senator of Corrèze)
- Marc Nicolas (General director of La Fémis from 2002 to 2016)
- Stéphane Valeri (Monegasque politician)
- Rémi Féraud (Mayor of Paris 10th district)
- Jean-Pierre Lecoq (Mayor of Paris 6th district)
- Christian Saint-Étienne (Economist and Politician)
- Pierre Lévy (French diplomat)
- Jean-Louis Destans (French diplomat, former President of Conseil général de l'Eure)
Research and education
- Olivier Blanchard (Chief Economist at the IMF from 2008 to 2015, Robert M. Solow Professor of Economics emeritus at MIT)
- Agnès Bénassy-Quéré (French Economist, director of Centre d'études prospectives et d'informations internationales)
- Christine Musselin (Scientific director at Science Po)
- Michel Wieviorka (French sociologist at EHESS)
- Andreas Kaplan (Marketing Professor at ESCP in Berlin)
- Davide Sola (former Professor at ESCP in Berlin)
- Christophe de Margerie (CEO of Total from 2007 to 2014)
- Arnaud de Puyfontaine (CEO of Vivendi)
- Alexandre Ricard (CEO of Pernod Ricard)
- Patricia Barbizet (CEO of Christie's, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Kering)
- Patrick Thomas (CEO of Hermès from 2003 to 2014)
- Thierry de La Tour d'Artaise (CEO of SEB)
- Arnaud Nourry (CEO of Hachette Book Group)
- Laurent-Eric Le Lay (CEO of Eurosport)
- Claude Esclatine (CEO of AlloCiné from 2007 to 2010, General director of France Bleu from 2014 to 2016, Vice-Chairman of Institut Choiseul)
- Véronique Morali (President of Fimalac)
- Bertrand Dumazy (CEO of Edenred)
- Stéphan Caron (French swimmer, Head of European Direct Corporate Finance at BlackRock)
- Léon Cligman (French businessman in textile manufacturing)
- Martin Ajdari (Secretary-General director of France Télévisions)
- François Morinière (CEO of Oeneo)
- Grégory Boutté (Former Vice-Chairman of eBay Europe)
- Miriem Bensalah-Chaqroun (Former President of Confédération générale des entreprises du Maroc)
- Antoine Riboud (Founder of Danone)
- Christian Latouche (Founder of Fiducial)
- François Lemarchand (Founder of Nature et Découvertes)
- Augustin Paluel-Marmont (Founder of Michel et Augustin)
- Michel de Rovira (Founder of Michel et Augustin)
- Philippe Gloaguen (Fondateur of Guide du routard)
- Edouard Salustro (Chartered accountant in France)
Media and culture
- Leïla Slimani (Writer, Prix Goncourt laureate in 2016)
- Christophe Barbier (French journalist)
- Serge Bromberg (Producer and director)
- Claude Magnier (Actor and director)
- Irma (singer)
- Marie Vareille (Writer)
- Hervé Hubert (French television producer)
- Aude Lancelin (French journalist)
- Gilles Martin-Chauffier (Writer, Prix Interallié laureate in 1998)
- Hélène Gateau (Journalist, television presenter)
- Roger Cukierman (Banker, businessman and president of Conseil représentatif des institutions juives de France)
- Patrick Lozès (Founder and president of Conseil représentatif des associations noires de France)
- Nathalie Boy de la Tour (President of Ligue de football professionnel)
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- "Institutional website".
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