It is difficult to come closer to the definition of ‘international school‘ than ESCP Business School. Especially in its Bachelor in Management (BSc), a programme that will take you to three of its five European campuses and from there to every goal you want to achieve in your future.
Switching from one ESCP campus to another brings you a lot more than simply going on a university exchange. In fact, while you will be experiencing consistent educational standards across all campuses, you will also wholly immerse yourself in a different culture each year.
Let’s find out more about where the ESCP Bachelor in Management (BSc) programme can take you and what the cities hosting its campuses have to offer.
Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin: open gates to infinite opportunities
This is where it all started for ESCP Business School. Founded in 1819, ESCP in Paris is the World’s First Business School and represents our biggest campus with 100 professors and 4,000 students per year. Regularly occupying top spots in national and international rankings, ESCP counts among the most prestigious French Grandes Écoles.
In the background, as an integral part of our history, stands the legendary Ville Lumière. Paris is indeed one of the most culturally rich hubs in the world and the number one tourist destination worldwide. Moreover, the French capital is home to some of the most important names in fashion and the epicentre of the luxury industry. Not surprisingly, here is where the world’s largest luxury conglomerate, LVMH, operates.
Paris has also developed as a major startup hub. Station F, based in the French capital, is the world’s biggest startup campus. It brings together a whole economic ecosystem under one roof, offering entrepreneurs and startups access to a variety of incubators. On top of benefiting from the vibrant community of entrepreneurs, Station F provides resources to help founders grow their companies and bring their innovative ideas to life.
Similarly, The Blue Factory is a Paris-based startup incubator launched by a group of ESCP graduates in the early 2000s. It helps students and the school alumni develop projects in many fields, including education, employment, food, and fashion. Support programmes cover everything from testing initial ideation to seeding – and then scaling to expand internationally.
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Located in West Hampstead in northwest London, ESCP’s UK campus brings together students and academics representing more than 100 nationalities.
The Capital of the United Kingdom is a true melting pot of cultures, reflected in its unparalleled access to global markets. For this reason, it is often regarded as the point of intersection between Europe, North America, and Asia.
It’s no secret that London is one of the world’s most connected financial powerhouses. It is home to more banking headquarters than anywhere else in the world and to the European headquarters of 40% of the world’s top companies.
But London offers a real opportunity to all young talents, not just those interested in Finance. From Luxury to Tech, there are job opportunities at the biggest brands in the world and an incredible number of innovative startups.
From internships to graduate schemes and beyond, London is just a perfect launchpad for future leaders.
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ESCP’s Madrid Campus, located 10 minutes away from the city centre in the exclusive neighborhood of Puerta de Hierro, welcomes 750+ students every year. The Campus is synonymous with Vanguardia, being at the forefront of the School’s digital programmes.
Madrid has been widely recognized as an influential cultural hub in Europe, attracting visitors from all over the world. As much as 11% of the Spanish GDP comes from the tourism industry, and Madrid is where many of the opportunities are, with companies like Amadeus IT Group being based in the capital.
More than that, the Spanish capital is also one of the leading business and innovation centres in Europe.
If you’re already looking beyond Europe, Madrid is the entry door to Latin America. Many Spanish multinational companies have expanded their activities to Latin America and more and more Latins are also moving to Madrid for a large number of opportunities available in the city, adding even more cultural diversity to the capital.
Beyond all the opportunities offered by this vigorous city, it is especially the madrileño attitude – a love of socialising, cultural flare, and the warmth of its people – that will definitely win you over.
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ESCP counts among the most prestigious and leading business schools in Germany, notably excelling in 3 academic key areas: sustainability, entrepreneurship, and digitalisation, with a foundation of international management.
Many young people consider Berlin the global epicentre of art and creativity. This young and dynamic city, filled with art galleries, street performances, and innovative events, offers a high quality of life at a relatively low cost of living compared to other European capitals.
Berlin is also one of Europe’s most prominent startup hubs. After Paris and London, this is where the startup incubator The Family decided to open their 3rd startup campus. Not by chance, given the fact that the city counts 40k business registrations and +600 startup companies per year, with the 35% of German fintech based in Berlin and €4.1 bn invested in startups in the first half of 2021 (source: ScaleCities).
In fact, startups like Zalando, Soundcloud, and the startup studio Rocket Internet – who built Hello Fresh and many other internationally successful startups – are all based in Berlin, giving ESCP students unparalleled opportunities for entering the world of work from the main door.
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The Turin Campus, founded in 2004, is a young campus that experienced rapid growth thanks to the city’s strategic geographic and industrial position in the North of Italy.
The city has a rich student atmosphere and is ideally located at the foot of the Alps, nestled on the banks of the Po river, just two hours away from the Mediterranean Sea.
More than 100,000 students crowd the refined streets of its historic center, attracted by a wide range of higher education opportunities, schools, and universities among the most prestigious in the world. Here, you can really experience ‘the Italian way‘, while living an international and enriching study experience.
Since its days as the Capital of the Kingdom of Italy, Turin has managed to conserve to these days its royal and elegant allure. Today, its majestic palaces and industrial districts are home to some of the most prominent Italian brands globally: Accenture, Avio, Caffarel, Comau, Ferrero, Intesa Sanpaolo, Lavazza, Martini & Rossi, Reply, Robe di Kappa, Unicredit, and many more.
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How can bachelor students benefit from this experience in their business and management careers?
Living an international experience is the perfect opportunity to expand your horizons and build a solid global network.
Living in those hubs means deepening your pool of possibilities and getting to know new industries. For example, you will have the chance to start an internship in Finance during your year in London and gain a deeper insight into Luxury during a Collective Project in Paris. Maybe, you will join a non-profit Society in Madrid or found a start-up in Turin or Berlin.
Sometimes, to discover our true calling, we need nothing else than genuine opportunities to test ourselves.
By moving from one to another of these cities, you’ll be able to become an authentic citizen of the world, capable of coping with whatever challenge you may encounter out of your comfort zone.
Don’t wait any longer; ESCP’s European campuses will help you broaden your horizon while maintaining internationally acclaimed academic standards. Discover more about the Bachelor in Management (BSc) today.