ESSEC Business School, MIM Admission through CAT

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    CAT or Common Management Test is widely accepted by top management colleges of India. Apart from Indian B-Schools, there are few colleges abroad that accepts CAT score for offering admission in Master in Management program. 

    ESSEC Business School is one of the CAT accepting abroad colleges. It is one of the oldest management schools in France. Students from around the globe wish to get admission here because of the academic excellence of the college. 

    Before going through the in-depth detail of admission process, let's go through the major highlights of CAT exam

    • The college considers one year-old valid CAT score.
    • CAT 2019 is scheduled to be held on November 24, 2019. The exam will be held across 156 exam cities in India. 
    • IIM Kozhikode is the exam conducting authority for this year. CAT Admit Card is released by the conducting authority on October 23, 2019.
    • CAT 2019 Result will be declared tentatively on January 07, 2020. 
    • Candidates are required to submit their English proficiency test scores as well along with other required documents. 
    • Selected candidates will be called for interview, it could be in-person or via video conference.

    Candidates willing to get admission to MIM must go through the admission requirement section on the college’s website. For international applicants, there are specific admission requirements. So, for Indian applicants, it is mandatory to qualify CAT, and any English Proficiency test like IELTS/TOEFL, etc. 


    ESSEC Business School: Important Dates

    All the admission related events are conducted in four rounds. All the dates mentioned below are from round one. All the dates are mentioned on the website of the college.

    Preselected Chinese University Applicants*September 26, 2019October 9, 2019October 14-15, 2019October 18, 2019
    Round 1October 24, 2019November 14, 2019November 21-25, 2019November 29, 2019
    Round 2January 7, 2020February 4, 2020February 12-21, 2020February 27, 2020
    Round 3March 3, 2020March 27, 2020April 2-15, 2020April 22, 2020
    Round 4April 28, 2020May 22, 2020May 28-June 4, 2020June 10, 2020

    CAT 2019 Important Dates

    Release of Official NotificationJuly 28, 2019
    CAT RegistrationAugust 7, 2019 - September, 2019
    CAT Application Form CorrectionSeptember 28 - 30, 2019
    Admit Card AvailabilityOctober 23 - November 24, 2019
    CAT Exam DateNovember 24, 2019
    CAT Result DeclarationJanuary 7, 2020

    ESSEC Business School: Eligibility Criteria

    All international applicants must fulfill the following eligibility criteria to get admission to the MIM program.

    • Candidates applying for MIM must hold a Bachelor Degree in Management from a recognized university.
    • All the Indian applicants must qualify CAT exam.
    • ESSEC consider one-year old CAT score valid
    • All international applicants are required to submit their GRE or GMAT scores valid for 5-years.

    Like all international applicants’ Indian candidates must submit their IELTS/TOEFL/Cambridge/TOEIC test scores to prove their proficiency in the English Language.

    ESSEC Business School: Admission Process

    The admission process of the MIM program is simple and candidates are advised to check all the eligibility criteria and admission requirements before applying. 

    • All Indian applicants must qualify CAT
    • If you have not qualified CAT, apply for it and give the examination
    • Once you have your CAT scorecard ready, apply for admission to MIM program in ESSEC Business School
    • The admission process starts with a thorough study of all applications received and the selection of the eligible ones. 
    • Then the selected applicants are notified via email.
    • Shortlisted candidates are called for 45 minutes interview round. It could be in-person or via video conference.

    ESSEC Business School: Admission Criteria

    The admission criteria of the MIM program includes:

    • One mandatory Aptitude test (CAT for Indian applicants)
    • One mandatory English test
    TOEFL iBT95
    TOEIC: Listening & Reading850
    • Personal Interview after submitting the application

    How to Apply for MIM Program?

    • Visit the college’s website to apply for admission:
    • Create your account and fill up the application form
    • Attach the following documents along with the application:
      • Updates CV
      • Motivation letter (of maximum 1 page)
      • Copies of official degrees
      • Copies of official transcripts of all colleges and universities
      • Two recommendation letters
      • Copy of official score
      • Copy of passport or national identity card
      • A recent photo
    • All documents must be provided either in English or French
    • Pay the non-refundable application fee EUR100
    • Selected candidates are notified via Email

    ESSEC Business School: Admission Fees

    Candidates are required to pay tuition fee EUR 40,900 per year including non-refundable deposit worth EUR 6000. Additionally, the monthly cost of living is nearly EUR 1000 including meals, transport, housing, etc. The table given below indicates the overall cost to pursue MIM program from ESSEC Business School. 

    APPLICATION FEE Exempted for holders of B2M Alliance Passport€100
    TOTAL TUITION FOR EU NATIONALS Valid for 2020 intake and may be subject to change in the next academic year - Non-refundable deposit payable within three weeks after acceptance - Remaining tuition payable in equal installments before Aug 31 each year€36,000 €6000 €30,000 
    TOTAL TUITION FOR NON-EU NATIONALS Valid for 2020 intake and may be subject to change in the next academic year - Non-refundable deposit payable within three weeks after acceptance - Remaining tuition payable in equal installments before Aug 31 each year€41,900 €6000 €35,900
    ESSEC ALUMNI Alumni Association life-long membership distributed in annual installments over the program duration.€1600
    LIVING COST Monthly approximate covering housing, food, etc.€1000

    ESSEC Business School: Scholarships

    ESSEC Business School offers several scholarships, student loans, and apprenticeships to help students pay their fees. Few scholarships for international candidates are:

    ESSEC Academic Excellence: It covers up to 40% of the total tuition fee. All international candidates with high quality performance and outstanding GMAT score are eligible for the scholarship. 

    Diversity of Geography and Profiles: The scholarship is offered to sustain diversity of student body. Students from all the countries except France are eligible for the scholarship. The scholarship covers up to 25% of the total tuition fee. 

    EIFFEL Scholarship: The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs funds EIFFEL Scholarship. It is reserved for non-French candidates. Candidates below the age of 30 at the time the selection committee will meet the eligibility requirements for the scholarship. A monthly allowance of €1,181 and covered the costs of one international return journey and social security cover is being offered under the scholarship. The university itself submits the application for EIFFEL scholarship on the candidate’s behalf. 



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