Built on the cobblestones of Paris in 1907, ESSEC is more than a business school; it’s a way of life and has continued to champion future leaders for over a century. A 13-hour flight away, another city has been carrying the ESSEC flag high off its shoulders: Singapore, a tropical island that has been lauded for its highest quality of living, robust infrastructure, health, and personal safety, and where 46 percent of Asia’s corporate regional headquarters have called home.

The ESSEC Asia-Pacific campus in Singapore symbolizes how its Parisian founding and the globalized world have progressed. In the city-state, nearly one-fifth of its 5.6 million people are foreigners. You don’t have to look far for this melting pot; ESSEC’s close-knit family of international students in Singapore is a tapestry of various nationalities, cultures, and ideologies.

ESSEC Asia-Pacific prides itself on its diverse, determined, and daring cohort and faculty, French-styled education, and philosophical and experiential approach to learning. ESSEC is one of Europe’s highest-ranked business schools, with over 6,000 students from 100 countries and an alumni network that is 60,000 strong.

This Western and Eastern connection positions the school at its most advantageous. Let’s look at how global it can get with one of the school’s highly-regarded programs, the four-year Global Bachelor of Business Administration (GBBA).

Students can start their journey in the Singapore or France campus and experience the international component after two or three years. Students are also given the opportunity to enroll in exchange programs with one of the school’s 170 partners, including the University of Michigan in the United States, King’s College in the United Kingdom, and the National University of Singapore.

International exposure is a myriad of opportunities, along with a network of global students on campus and an internship anywhere in the world for up to 16 months.

In Singapore, the GBBA program is centered on the nuances of Asia and the complexities of a global landscape. The program’s cohorts are a diverse and close-knit group of international students who explore the business world with the open-mindedness, passion, and inventiveness that career recruiters have come to recognize.

Within six months, 98 percent of graduates join companies such as J.P. Morgan, KPMG, McKinsey, Microsoft, Chanel, Adidas, and Ubisoft and enjoy a competitive starting salary of approximately SG$63,500 a year.

In ESSEC, the programs are designed and delivered by its academic directors. Imparting technical knowledge is key, but ESSEC further anchors their programs in real-world challenges and successful career outcomes.

The school has been recognized for its excellence across multiple awards, but none more telling than being inducted into a global accreditation that less than one percent of all business schools achieve.

The Triple Crown accreditation is regarded as evidence of an institution’s integrity and effectiveness; only one percent of all business schools in the world achieve it, and ESSEC is part of this exclusive group.

The accreditation is awarded by the AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, United States), the AMBA (The Association of MBAs, United Kingdom), and the EQUIS (EFMD Quality Improvement System, European Union).

The GBBA program has been ranked number one in France for five consecutive years. However, the allure of ESSEC Business School is beyond its top-ranking stature; its Singapore campus has come to be known as the world, coming together at One-North, a business park where the school is located.

Once you step into the GBBA program, you will truly experience the world at your feet. Discover the gateway to the world at ESSEC and catch a glimpse of the opportunities for a successful and empowering career. The world might not be ready for you now, but you must be prepared for the world.