ESA Business School


ESA Business School

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ESA Business School
Established in 1996 following an intergovernmental agreement between France and Lebanon, ESA is a Business School dedicated to the education of executives and managers in Lebanon and the Middle East and managed by the Paris Ile-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Meet this school

With its mission to form the elite of Lebanon and the region into the leaders of tomorrow, ESA has become a beacon of academic excellence within Lebanon, and a platform for interaction and meetings between Europe, the Middle East and Lebanon. Paying keen attention to businesses and their needs, ESA assists them in developing their visions, and helps them better achieve their objectives by training and coaching their executives and managers. Situated in the center of Beirut, and at the heart of the Middle East, ESA asserts its reach as an important international school, combining the talents of high-level learners and professors who rank among the world's most preeminent specialists.

THE STRENGTHS OF ESA Programs and courses made to measure, to train executives and managers, in accordance with the needs of the international workplace. A faculty composed exclusively of professors drawn from the best business schools in Europe, particularly from ESCP Europe and HEC Paris.

Two international certifications, to validate each academic path: the ESA Degree and the Degree from its prestigious partner school. Flexible schedules, allowing for both training and professional lives to be combined. An influential international network, accessible by joining the ESA Alumni Association, which is linked to and a key associate of the ESCP Alumni Association. An advantageous place for business encounters, ESA organizes regular seminars and panel conferences with international speakers.  

Programme Info


The MBA program is a high-level training in management, launched by ESA since its foundation in 1996. It is the ideal program to help students master the language and tools of management, develop entrepreneurial skills, achieve their business plans, meet the new challenges of the labor market that has become extremely competitive, and go international.

Within the MBA curriculum at ESA Business School, an emphasis on Entrepreneurship courses and tools will be offered through certain modules and seminars. It can enable students to play a role in the economic development of the country by initiating and implementing a start-up business or by being innovative within the organization they work for, for better performance and actions taken.

Part-Time MBA: 
Length of Programme: 16 months
Programme Structure: Evenings, from 05:00 till 09:00 pm, on a week-on and week-off basis
Starting Dates: September 2018
Minimum years of work experience: 3 
Application deadlines: Wednesday 23 May 2018
Courses conducted in: English

Executive MBA:

The Executive MBA program is a top-level program in management, designed for managers and executives with significant and successful managerial experience, providing them with the necessary tools to broaden their knowledge and leadership skills.

This program allows students to better understand the different dynamics of today’s business world, by mastering the best management tools and practices, and by learning how to manage uncertainty and how to anticipate. Moreover, one of the main objectives is to train managers in good decision making. It combines theory and practical application, in order to cover the full range of management skills and business disciplines that leaders must master to be effective in their organizations.
ESA Business School offers its EMBA participants 2 tracks in partnership with ESCP Europe:

  • Beirut Track with core and elective courses held in Beirut, and one International seminar in Singapore, India, China or Brazil
  • Global Track with courses held in Beirut, elective courses held in ESCP Europe 5 campuses in Paris, London, Torino, Berlin and Madrid and seminars held in Singapore, India, China or Brazil, and in Brussels and the United States

Length of Programme: 18 months
Programme Structure: One course per month on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Starting Dates: January 2019
Minimum years of work experience: 5
Application deadlines: Friday 5 October, 2018
Courses conducted in: English

Student Body

Part-Time MBA:
Number of Nationalities: 5
Male to Female ratio: 50-50
Age Range: 25-35
Average Age: 27
Academic Background: University degree is required
Length of Work Experience: 3 - 10 years

Executive MBA:
Number of Nationalities: 5
Male to Female Ratio: 60-40
Age Range: 30-55+
Average Age: 37
Academic Background: University degree is required
Length of Work Experience: 5-25 years


Part-Time MBA
University Degree: Holder of a University Degree
GMAT: Required
Work Experience: Minimum of 3 years of professional experience

Language fluency: English
Admission Interviews: Monday 5 to Friday 8 June 2018
Application form available on: to fill and submit with the supporting documents
Starting date: September 2018

Executive MBA
Entrance qualifications: 
Study of application and Jury interview
Work Experience: Minimum of 5 years of with significant managerial experience

English tests (provided by the student): IELTS, TOIEC or Internet-based TOEFL (IBT)

Language fluency: English

Admission interviews: from October 22 till October 26, 2018
Application form available on: to fill and submit with the supporting documents

Starting date: January 2019


Application fees: 120 USD
Tuition fees:  21,400.- USD (covering the fees of the International Seminar in Paris)
Administrative Registration Fees:  300.- USD per academic year (600.- USD in total)

Application fees: 120 USD

Beirut Track Tuition fees:  36,500.- USD (covering the fees of the International Seminar in Singapore, India, China or Brazil)

Global Track Tuition fees: 56,000 Euros (covering the fees of ESCP Europe International Seminars)
Administrative Registration Fees:  300.- USD per academic year (600.- USD in total)

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