Founded in 1819, ESCP Business School has produced generations of leaders and entrepreneurs. With its six urban campuses in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw, ESCP Business School's truly European identity allows it to offer a unique multicultural education style in the field of business and a global view in International Management issues. Each year, ESCP Business School welcomes over 6,500 students and 5,000 executives from more than 120 different countries, providing them with a comprehensive offer of Management courses and specialised programmes (Bachelor, Master, Executive MBA, PhD and Executive Education). ESCP Business School is Multi-Accredited: AACSB, EQUIS, EFMD MBA EFMD EMBA – Follow us on Twitter @ESCPeurope
Although the ESCP Business School brand evolved over almost 200 years of history, it always remained loyal to its first three letters. Starting in 1819 under the name Ecole Spéciale de Commerce et d’Industrie and soon after renamed Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, it developed to ESCP fifty years later in 1869. After merging with its sister school, the European School of Management (EAP), in 1999, the school was called ESCP-EAP for about a decade. In 2009, the school’s name turned into ESCP Europe, making explicit reference to its European heritage and positioning. In 2019, the school became ESCP Business School.
The international scope of ESCP Business School has been visible since its early age. Already the class of 1824 counted 30% of international students with 15 different nationalities, amongst them seven Spanish, five Brazilians, five Dutch, four Germans, and two Americans. Language education was an essential part of its first curriculum which included, in addition to French grammar, also courses in English, German, and Spanish. As of 1825, a total of ten languages were taught at ESCP Business School and students had to study at least three of them.
Around one and a half centuries later, ESCP Business School was again a pioneer through the creation of a multi-campus business school. In order to respond to the School’s European calling, campuses in Germany and in the United Kingdom were opened in 1973, followed by Spain in 1988, Italy in 2004, and Warsaw in 2015. In the context of an ever more globalized world, the ambition of ESCP Business School today is to train truly European managers by fostering the link between humanistic values and management education. ESCP Business School becomes a veritable European School open to the World.
Mission and Values
ESCP Business School connects and shapes the business world by advancing cross-cultural management knowledge and practice.
Teaching management from an interdisciplinary perspective at the highest level of academic excellence, we develop culturally intelligent, multilingual leaders, who are open-minded, adaptable and responsible.
As managers and entrepreneurs, ESCP Business School's graduates are equipped to lead and inspire in a globalised world.