ESSEC opens First Overseas Campus in Singapore

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[Left to Right]: Mr. S. Iswaran, Minister (Prime Minister’s Office) and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Second Minister for Trade and Industry; Mr. Benjamin Dubertret, French ambassador to Singapore; Dr Jean-Michel Blanquer, Dean and President, ESSEC


Photo Credits: ESSEC Asia-Pacific

On Monday 4 May 2015, French business school ESSEC opened the doors to its new Asia-Pacific campus at Nepal Hill, One-North district. The facility is ESSEC’s first campus outside France in the school’s 108-year history. The school first established an Asian Centre in the National Library building in 2005.

The new S$40 million, five-storey building spans an area of 6,500 square metres at Nepal Hill and is able to accommodate up to 1,500 students annually in the future, almost three times the previous capacity of 550 at its Asian Centre.

The new campus, which commenced classes recently, runs a range of postgraduate courses and offers Executive MBA and Executive Education programmes. Its Global BBA, a bi-campus Bachelor in Business Administration programme that starts in September, will also allow students to study in three different countries, including Singapore and France.

[Left to Right]: Mr. Trent Mayberry, Managing Director of Accenture; Mr. Laurence Lien, Chairman of Lien Foundation; Mrs. Claudie Haigneré, Former French Minister, Astronaut and Scientist; Professor Kevyn Yong, Academic Dean of ESSEC Asia-Pacific


Photo Credit: ESSEC Asia-Pacific

The school’s expansion is set to further augment its contributions as a key player within Singapore’s vibrant talent development ecosystem, which comprises other top business schools, corporate universities, human resource consultancies and think-tanks. “We look forward to the enhanced suite of programme offerings that this new campus will be delivering,” said Mr. Alvin Tan, Assistant Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).

Press Release
- 04 May 2015

ESSEC opens First Overseas Campus in Singapore