ESSCA School of Management - Budapest

ESSCA School of Management - Budapest

ESSCA School of Management founded in 1909 and ranked among the best business schools by the Financial Times offers quality English language management programmes. It has become accredited by three organisations and it belongs to the Conférence des Grandes Écoles for more than 40 years. The school has eight sites in three countries (France, Hungary, China) and has 279 partner universities from 55 countries.

Top reasons to study here

  • Quality English-language business programmes with highly recognized international accreditations and valuable degree.
  • Practice-oriented approach, small, seminar-style classes, group projects.
  • Multicultural environment and strong student mentoring system.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (1)



  • 1909 Paul BAUGAS establishes the ESSCA in Angers
  • 1977 ESSCA is admitted to the group of Conférence des Grandes Écoles 
  • 2006 ESSCA receives the EPAS accreditation by EFMD
  • 2012 Opening of the Digital Marketing Institute and launching the dual training
  • 2014 ESSCA receives the AACSB accreditation
  • 2015 ESSCA is ranked by the FINANCIAL TIMES 
  • 2016 ESSCA receives the EQUIS accreditation
  • 2017 ESSCA receives the AMBA accreditation, ESSCA becomes a PRME signatory
  • 2018 ESSCA optains the Business School Impact System (BSIS) label


ESSCA School of Management creates knowledge and develops responsible managers and entrepreneurs, while fully considering the human, ethical and economic dimensions of organizations in a multicultural environment driven by technology and social innovations.This is achieved through high level academic and professional management programmes, developed by research-active faculty, a strong student mentoring system and respect for the traditional humanist values on which the school was founded.


At ESSCA, research serves the school’s stakeholders. It enriches the respective academic communities’ scientific debates in which the school’s faculty participate. It serves students by feeding into teaching. It is useful for the corporate world, by providing them with concrete solutions to their issues and by enlightening trends in the phenomena studied. It benefits society in general by looking beyond the traditional academic fields and sharing hypotheses and results.Over the past few years, ESSCA’s research production has been structured around several research groups whose works are part and parcel of a multi-year scientific project aiming to develop distinctive expertise: The “Digital Organisations” Group, The “Entrepreneurship, Business Models, Innovation” Group, The “Finance and Risk Management” Group, Institute Family Business, And the “EU-Asia Institute.”


ESSCA graduates (2019):

  • 59% had a contract of employment before finishing studies 
  • 94% found a job within 3 months after graduation
  • 94% thinks that their first job is related to their professional project
  • 92% started working at exactly that company which had been desired
  • 47% started working in an international position
Areas of employment:
  • 36% Finance (Auditing, Accounting, Financial engineer, Bank specialist)
  • 30% Marketing (Product management, Revenue management, Webmarketing, Interface marketing, Communication, Market research)
  • 20% Trade (Sales, Supply chain and logistics, Export)
  • 12% Consulting (Leadership, Organisation, Information systems)
  • 2% Human Resources

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Student services

The international programme coordinators at ESSCA Budapest offer support to all incoming international students, exchange and degree-seeking. This includes information on housing, help with visa and residence permit questions and all administrative matters linked to their stay. ESSCA has an open door policy, meaning that our staff is always at disposal to listen to the concerns of students and happy to help them throughout the entire day to make student experience at ESSCA as enjoyable and carefree as possible. Professional mental health counselling is also available at campus to assist students with diverse needs through challenges in their life journeys. 

Housing services

Numerous accommodations from private owners, real estate agencies, or rooms in private homes are available close to the school.We support our students to find a rental in the vicinity of the campus, or find roommates for shared rental. 

Library services

High-tech digital library is available for our students for the duration of their studies. With the help of the e-library students have an easy access to the material related to their courses.

ICT services

Classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art multimedia facilities. Students have access to workstations with laptops in the study rooms and in the panorama lounge. Wireless Internet is available throughout the premises.

Medical services

While studying in Hungary, a private medical insurance is highly recommended to international students. Upon arrival we provide our students with the information about available medical services nearby and assist them with healthcare issues whenever necessary.

Student Life

Campus life

  • ESSCA Budapest Campus is conveniently located in the heart of the Hungarian capital overlooking the river Danube, surrounded by history and culture, in the proximity of the main Market Hall and within a short walk of the shops and restaurants in the city centre.
  • The campus, with over 1300 square meters, occupies the 5th floor of the Studium Office Building built in 2008.
  • The lectures and seminars are held in 9 rooms equipped with state-of-the-art educational technology.

Sports facilities

A great range of gyms, wellness and fitness centres are available in the vicinity of the campus.

Student clubs

ESSCA is highly committed to the development of its participation in associations.This participation provides an enriching experience, highly complementary to studies: project management, solidarity, team work, learning to manage responsibilities and, very simply, the pleasure of working together and being useful. Participating in associations gives students the opportunity to put internal democracy into practice: consensus building and debates within the school allow our students to become active, responsible players in society.Student associations are currently available in the French alma mater but students from other ESSCA campuses are also welcome to join.


  • AACSB: This prestigious accreditation is awarded after an in-depth assessment of an institution’s performance against a set of demanding quality standards, among which the academic excellence of its faculty, the quality of design and delivery of its programmes, as well as the coherence and sustainability of its strategy.
  • AMBA: This accreditation body assesses institutions that offer programmes on master’s level. Its standards lay great emphasis on the quality of teaching, research outcome, as well as the coherence of programme design.
  • EQUIS: The EQUIS accreditation is awarded by EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development), Europe’s premium accreditation body. Institutions that are awarded the EQUIS label must demonstrate high standards of quality and internationalisation in all dimensions of their activity. EQUIS rewards high-quality in both teaching and research, founded on close links with the corporate world. The standards lay great emphasis on the creation of a stimulating learning environment that favours the development of students’ managerial and entrepreneurial skills, but also attitudes of global responsibility. Particular attention is given to the capacity for innovation, especially with regard to programme design and delivery.

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