Why choose ESCEM MBA Online?


ESCEM MBA Online is a very flexible program. 100% online, you connect whenever and wherever you are.
Enjoy a fully redesigned curriculum : for its 10th birthday, the MBA online has evolved to meet the evolution of the business world and the needs of our students with 2 tracks to choose from:
- entrepreneurship
- e-management.
Join students and graduates of all origins!
Benefit from the knowledge of professors from several countries with an international experience.


YOUR personal project:


Do you want to start your own business?
Are you facing issues with the digital revolution of your business?
Do you want to prepare for the future stakes of your professional sector?

Our professors have a very pragmatic approach : you practice and learn on topics which are directly linked to the problems you are facing!

100% online -100% flexible


Your program is reachable 24/7 for you to study whenever you want, wherever you want. Our new MBA platform has been given a facelift and is now clearer and user friendly.
1 class = 1 month. You can download all the material and work during a plane ride or stream online. Work at your own pace during the month.
With 1 assignment due every week and a final exam at the end of the class, you are not left alone and cannot fall behind on your studies.
Too busy with work? The program lasts 14 months but you have up to 3 years to complete it. Don't feel bad if you need to skip a class, you will be able to catch it up later.

Program of ESCEM MBA Online


Core courses:

1. Financial analysis (Pr Athanase Plastiras) September
Corporate Finance 101 (i.e : analysis of an income statement)

Pr. Athanase Plastiras, PhD, CPA. : Professor in management accounting and finance with more than 20 years teaching experience in those fields. He has been a permanent professor at ESCEM for the last 15 years and is a visiting professor for institutions like the CNAM, KEDGE, PARIS 13 University, INSEEC. He also worked as a business analyst and a management consultant for almost 10 years. He is still practicing in the field of business consulting.


2. International negotiation (Bill Lightfoot) October
Principles of negotiation. This course will include some aspects of intercultural communication/negotiation (i.e how negotiating with Americans differs from negotiating with Chinese people?)
Bill Lightfoot is an Entrepreneurial Executive with demonstrated success in business and social entrepreneurship. Mr Lightfoot is also an educator and thrives on coaching, impacting program development, and leveraging new strategies for opportunities.


3. Basic marketing ( Alix Nativelle) November
This course will help students understand the basics of marketing (Marketing mix/4Ps, branding, consumer behavior, marketing plan)

Alix Nativelle graduated from EM Normandie Business School & Caen IAE in Business Management, with a major in marketing (2013). She then entered the ESCP Business School PhD program under the direction of Professor Olivier Badot. She is now an assistant professor at ESCEM since February 2017, specialized in digital marketing.


4. International Business Law (Sophie Guindon) December


5. Personal development (Marie Holm) January
This course will tackle the topics of leadership, personal branding, pitching and public speaking (pitching for yourself, “selling” your resume, being able to talk efficiently and making points in front of a small audience, being able to engage people).

Marie Holm, PhD is a Professor, Researcher and Speaker linking Corporate Mindfulness and Workplace Spirituality with Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility. All of her research (doctorate from Sorbonne University, PhD from ESCP Europe, post-doctorate at GEM, and current projects) deals with management sciences related to contemplative techniques and professional development within organizations.


6. Critical thinking about major world challenges (Michel Ravet) February

This course gets students to think critically about a number of topics that are (re)shaping the world (the 3rd industrial revolution, globalization, ethics, etc). This course is based on a series of articles to be discussed in-depth with students so as to generate a big-picture when thinking of the issue at stake.

Track #1: E-management

1. SEO (Nicolas Voisin) March
How to harness search engines to build/increase traffic towards websites?

Constantly looking for new challenges and after a successful experience as a Web Marketing assistant, Nicolas Voisin has started his own business and is currently working as a SEO/SEA expert, helping companies build their digital strategy as well as training their employees. Nicolas Voisin also conducts Digital Strategy & Web Marketing classes in a few business schools as he really enjoys sharing his knowledge and discuss interesting topics related to the Internet.


2. Digital marketing (Alix Nativelle) April
Alix Nativelle graduated from EM Normandie Business School & Caen IAE in Business Management, with a major in marketing (2013). She then entered the ESCP Business School PhD program under the direction of Professor Olivier Badot. She is now an assistant professor at ESCEM since February 2017, specialized in digital marketing.


3. Information System Management ( Madjid Tavana) May
Madjid Tavana is a Professor and Lindback Distinguished Chair of Business Analytics at La Salle University, where he serves as Chairman of the Business Systems and Analytics Department. He holds an MBA, PMIS, and PhD in Management Information Systems and received his Post-Doctoral Diploma in Strategic Information Systems from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published 11 books and over 200 research papers in international scholarly academic journals.


4. Change Management (Yusuf Ugras) June
How to lead change in a company and how to manage Human Resources?

Managerial Accounting Scholar and International Business Strategist, Dr. Joseph Ugras is an Associate Professor at La Salle University. He holds a PhD in Accounting from Temple University. Previously, he held various leadership roles including serving as Associate Provost for International Education and External Affairs, and Dean. He has served as President of the American Accounting Association – Mid-Atlantic Region, as well as several positions within the Institute of Management Accountants.


5. E-strategy - July
Corporate and marketing strategy dedicated to online businesses

Track #2: entrepreneurship/ Startup

1. Business Plan (Christophe Imbert) March
How to create a realistic and attractive Business Plan.

Christophe Imbert is a travel expert with more than 20 years experience in the airline and travel technology business. In 2014, he launched Milanamos, a travel technology startup focusing on delivering a multimodal platform to travel operators. Awarded by the French government with the World Innovation Challenge 2030, Milanamos delivers IT predictive analytics solutions to 35 airlines and airports worldwide and is now setup for growth. Christophe has done business in more than 60 countries and speaks 5 languages.



2. Development strategy (Christophe Imbert) July
This course explores the different options available to develop business, the possible strategies/directions to be implemented, what to look for when comparing various options in order to choose the optimal one.

3. Finance for fund raising – (Athanase Plastiras) May
How to finance a startup with different potential sources: private equity, business angels, IPO, joint ventures.

Pr. Athanase Plastiras, PhD, CPA. : Professor of management accounting and finance with more than 20 years teaching experience . He has been a permanent professor at ESCEM for the last 15 years and is a visiting professor for institutions like the CNAM, KEDGE, PARIS 13 University, INSEEC. He also worked as a business analyst and a management consultant for almost 10 years. He is still practicing in the field of business consulting.


4. Human Resources management - June
Workers in startups are multitasking. This course will explore the management styles in startups (collaborative vs hierarchical etc.)


5. Marketing (Karine Gallean) April
Communication, pitch, new product development, branding.

A native New Yorker with dual French and American citizenship , Karine holds an MBA from Columbia University. She accompanies individuals and companies to improve their communication skills. She is a certified coach and trainer with strong operational experience in large groups in both France and the USA.
To create a balanced and positive managerial environment, she advocates communication and commitment. She coaches in order to release confidence, assertiveness and efficiency.



Your diploma


This diploma is recognised by the French Department of Labor (RNCP I) : "Manager du développement commercial à l'international" (International Business Development Manager)

Who can apply to ESCEM MBA Online?


To apply, you must have:
- a bachelor’s degree (undergraduate program)
- a 3 year work experience
- unless you are a native English speaker, if you do not have written proof of fluent ability in English such as degree awards in English speaking universities or written test (such as TOEFL, TOEIC, Cambridge test or equivalent), with a score equivalent to 550 on a TOEFL paper based test, then a phone conversation will be scheduled to test your language abilities.

How to apply?
Send an email to admissions.poitiers@escem.fr with your detailed CV, two letters of recommendation, a cover letter and the duplicate of your diplomas.
If your application is selected, you will have a Skype interview with the jury.

14 months to fulfill the MBA Online.
Cost : 11 900€


How much will I be paid after this MBA?


+ 10K

average salary increase

A graduate's testimony


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Samuel BROWN

« I found the online MBA program at ESCEM to be quite challenging and rewarding. The class structure allowed me to organize and prioritize all course work with my work schedule. The staff and administration are prompt to answer any question, and will work with you to ensure success. I highly recommend the program. »