About Groupe ESC Clermont Graduate School of Management

The Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Clermont has played a key role in the local region since its creation in 1919. It has been almost a century since the school welcomed its very first class of 76 students under the patronage of the Ministry of Commerce, the city of Clermont-Ferrand, the Conseil Général du Puy-de-Dôme (Regional Council), the Chamber of Commerce and several local companies. Since then, more than 12 000 men and women from all walks of life have trodden the grounds of the Trudaine campus.

Firmly open to the global environment, Group ESC Clermont has built strong relationships with regional and faculty by receiving researchers, visiting professors and guest speakers from partner companies who are international economic stakeholders as well as 100 partner institutions in 40 countries. The school enriches its strongly committed to the life of the school. New programmes are continually developed to meet the needs of local companies and the global market: The Bachelor in International Management and the Master in Management programme figure prominently and regularly in national rankings (Le Figaro) and international rankings (Top 50 of the Financial Times);

The school's programs are fully accredited by the French Ministry of Education and the ESC Clermont was one of the very first French business schools to obtain the AACSB accreditation in 2006. This was renewed in February 2016 for a third five-year term. The School is a long-standing member of the French business school consortium ‘Conférence des Grandes Ecoles’ and has been a member of the 'Chapitre des Grandes Ecoles de Management' since 1986.

The school is organized on a human scale and is committed to being open to diversity. It is a signatory of the charter of ‘Les Cordées de la Réussite’ and a leading member of the organization. In this context, it hosts the ‘Ecole de la 2e Chance Auvergne’ offering training and coaching to 260 young men and women every year opening career and qualification opportunities.

As its 100th Anniversary approaches, the School reaffirms its commitment to innovative, modern pedagogy, the digital world and entrepreneurship. The school aims to be a hub of learning, experimentation and innovation for students from all horizons, its networks and for its local environment. The ‘Quartier des Labs’ created in 2015 and the business incubator created in 2014, are strong markers of its '2020 strategy'.