Founded in 1974, PSB Paris School of Business (previously ESG Management School) is a school offering from undergraduate programmes (International BBA), to graduate programmes (Master in Business Management “Programme Grande Ecole”), and post graduate programme (MSc, MA, MBA, Executive DBA).
The School was recognized by the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research as a “French Grande Ecole“ and was therefore authorized to deliver a Master degree (“grade master”) for its Master in Management. This programme also benefited from the AMBA international accreditation and is often mentioned as a reference in France.
The school is located in the heart of Paris in a campus of 3000 students comprising 500 international students, and 85 permanents faculty. PSB – Paris School of Business also benefits from agreements with 150 partner’s universities.
The pedagogical orientation of the school is reflected by a number of leaderships seminars including acting courses in collaboration with the famous acting School “Cours Florent”; the importance given to the students clubs activities including a number of projects financed by a yearly budget of 1 million €; and the extra-curricula activities encompassed by the Udiscover programme and providing unique opportunities to choose from a large range of activities with an agenda of 400 events per year comprising conferences with entrepreneurs, politics, intellectuals, etc. ; in companies, and political and cultural institutions field studies, humanitarian oriented events and projects.
The above elements constituting the pedagogical orientation of the school is best described by its moto: Acting Beyond Knowledge
PSB – Paris School of Business MBM programme is designed for those who seek a program which mixes theoretical knowledge with the realities of the workplace – a program where group work and lectures are a natural combination and where the combined thoughts of first class academics, experienced practitioners and fellow students are each valued as part of the teaching and learning experience. Students are taught the concepts and theories which will enable them to perform at a higher level in their future work situations. The emphasis on student group work and projects makes the courses highly practical as there is a high level of interaction with the world of management. The management courses at PSB - Paris School of Business are praised by its students and alumni for having a highly practical outlook and in providing the kind of skills and knowledge sought by employers. Specifically, the PSB - Paris School of Business learning experience is designed for those who want to:
„ learn the theoretical models characteristic of a Master’s degree program but in addition develop real skills and competences through their ability to apply knowledge;
„ undertake a practical course of study with many opportunities to hear from leading edge practitioners as well as academics;
„ network with practicing managers. Students attend social events with experienced managers. The School has close contacts with a number of business networks;
„ be taught by faculty members who consistently achieve high evaluation scores from students;
„ participate in units which are integrated around modern business issues such as “creativity and Innovation” or “entrepreneurship” rather than simply structured around traditional categories of academic knowledge;
„ experience a wide range of approaches to teaching and learning and, through coaching;
„ Build their personal and professional skills with the help of a supportive career development service.
PSB – Paris School of business is evidenced by a number of well-defined unique selling points:
„ Location: Paris is the most attractive city in which to study for French students. It is the main centre for company headquarters, it is the seat of government and it offers world class cultural and other opportunities.
„ Reputation and selectivity: PSB – Paris School of Business is accredited by the Associations of MBAs and enjoys the status of a “Grande Ecole” which is the highest national state recognition for a French Master Programme also call « Grande Ecole » programme. The Grande écoles of France are higher education establishments outside the main framework of the French university system, and select students for admission based chiefly on national ranking in competitive written and oral exams. PSB – Paris School of Business do not have large student bodies (5,000 at the largest establishment; most have a few hundred students each year). They have traditionally produced many of France's high-ranking civil servants, politicians and executives as well as many scientists, writers and philosophers.
„ Limited number of student per class for better interactions and team work.
„ Professional integration and Internships: A structured programme of internships is an integral element of the PSB – Paris School of Business MBM programme, typically with top French or international enterprises.
„ Starting salary:On graduation the PSB - Paris School of Business graduate is able to list on his/her CV an international and relevant work experience via internships. Employers value these qualities, hence the average starting salary of $41,700, a relatively high salary in France for first job graduates.
„ Job search time: Despite a challenging economic climate, results for a 2014 survey demonstrated that 92% of students had obtained employment within six months of graduation; the average job research time was six weeks. Our students are sought after and employed by a list of companies recognizing the value of the graduate from our School.