About the University
The ESC Clermont Graduate School of Management opened 100 years ago in 1919. Since then,
over 12,000 graduates have contributed their talents and skills to business communities all over the world,
from the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region in central France where the business school is located, to Paris, London,
New York, Dubai, Singapore, Beijing, and almost everywhere in between. ESC Clermont has 145 international partners
throughout the world, 300 corporate partners, 43 full-time professors, and over 200 associate professors
who are all highly-qualified in their management and business disciplines. What started out as a small school in Clermont-Ferrand
(home to Michelin Tire Company’s world headquarters), has now grown to be internationally accredited by AASCB,
a recognition bestowed upon only 5% of business schools in the world. ESC Clermont is ranked among top 100 in the world.
The school of management has been recognized by the state since its creation in 1919,
and is accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research.
The graduate school of management is also part of ‘Conférence des Grandes Ecoles’ (Great Schools),
the association comprising highly selective and prestigious institutions that are recognized by the state.
As of 2016, ESC Clermont was ranked 86th business school in the world according to the "Financial Times Ranking"
issued by the Financial Times newspaper (FT). The school was ranked as the 67th best business school in the FT ranking in 2011,
and continued to be among the top 100 business schools in Europe till date.