Admissions to the 1st year of the Grande École program

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Master in Management program – 1st year, Your admission procedure :

Have you obtained or are you in the process of obtaining a French baccalaureate in France or abroad?

You have obtained or are in the process of obtaining a foreign baccalaureate. For international applications?

internationaladmissions@omneseducation.com

prerequisites for admission to the1st year of the grande école program

  • Post-Bac admission procedures: Parcoursup, SESAME competition
  • Subject to obtaining the baccalauréat and passing the Concours SESAME for students in Terminale (in the French system) who wish to enter ESCE’s Grande École program.
  • By title, for holders of a foreign diploma equivalent to the baccalaureate
    – Follow the international admissions procedure for more information

1ère étape : Préparation au Concours SESAME du lundi 2 octobre au lundi 15 avril

Prepare for the SESAME exam with prepaSESAME and the Concours SESAME mobile application

  • January 17 to March 14: I activate my account on mySESAME
  • March 28 to April 11: download and print your invitation on mySESAME
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2024: I take the mandatory prerequisite test on TestWe

2ème étape : Je découvre Parcoursup du 20 décembre 2023 au 16 janvier 2024

From December 20, 2023, you can discover all the courses on Parcoursup thanks to the updated search engine.

3ème étape : Inscription sur Parcoursup du 17 janvier au 14 mars 2024

  • Formulate your wishes on Parcoursup
  • On Parcoursup, choose the SESAME competition and select ESCE International Business School. You can choose one or more of the 3 Cursus options (no extra charge):
    1. International Business curriculum,
    2. International Political Science curriculum,
    3. Cursus Expert America/Asia/Europe.

You can choose these 3 courses in Paris and/or Lyon.

Once you have made your wishes on Parcoursup, activate your mySESAME account and visit the SESAME Competition website.

4ème étape : Confirmation des voeux jusqu’au 3 avril 2024

  • Confirm your SESAME wish list and ESCE sub-wishes on Parcoursup

5ème étape : Épreuves écrites du concours SESAME le 15 Avril 2024

The day is divided into 2 parts:

  • Morning
  • 8.30am – 10.00am: Sequence 1 – “Understanding“, max. duration. 1h30
    Contemporary issues: 40 questions – max. length. 30 min.
    Mathematics: 20 exercises – max. 40 min.
    Digital skills: 20 questions – max. duration. 20 min.
  • 10:30 – 12:00: Sequence 2 – “Communicating“, max. duration 1h30
    French: 40 questions – max. 30 min.
    English * : 40 questions – max. 30 min.
    Other foreign language: 40 questions – max. length. 30 min.

* compulsory among 2 foreign languages

  • Afternoon
  • 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Sequence 3 – “Analyze“, max. duration. 2h
    Literature review – 20 questions :
    – 6 locating questions
    – 6 analysis questions
    – 8 summary questions

6ème étape : Résultats d’admissibilité et prise de rendez-vous du 26 avril au 28 avril 2024

  • April 26, 6 p.m.: Log on to the mySESAME website to find out your eligibility results
  • April 26 – April 28: Log on to the mySESAME website to book your appointment for the ESCE oral exam.

7ème étape : Oraux d’admission du 29 avril au 18 mai 2024

You can take the orals on either the Paris or Lyon campus (depending on your choice of campus). It is only possible to take the oral exam remotely if you live outside mainland France.

The oral test consists of an individual interview.

8ème étape : Résultats d’admission : le 30 MAI

On April 26, 2022 in the afternoon, you can log on to the Parcoursup website to find out your results.

Your grades will be listed on mySESAME.

9ème étape : Choisissez l’ESCE

As soon as the results are announced on the Parcoursup site, choose ESCE, and within 24 hours you will receive a link to finalize your registration on the ESCE site and confirm your registration by paying the deposit.

Thursday May 30: start of the main Parcoursup admission phase.

épreuves écrites

The SESAME written exams take place over a single day. For the 2024 session, this day is set forMonday April 15, 2024for all candidates regardless of their place of residence (metropolitan France, outside metropolitan France and international).

Please note: the competition does not offer a make-up session, regardless of the nature of the candidate’s absence.

Le déroulé sur 1 jour

The day is divided into 2 parts:

  • Morning
  • 8.30am – 10.00am: Sequence 1 – “Understanding“, max. duration. 1h30
    Contemporary issues: 40 questions – max. length. 30 min.
    Mathematics: 20 exercises – max. 40 min.
    Digital skills: 20 questions – max. duration. 20 min.
  • 10:30 – 12:00: Sequence 2 – “Communicating“, max. duration 1h30
    French: 40 questions – max. 30 min.
    English * : 40 questions – max. 30 min.
    Other foreign language: 40 questions – max. length. 30 min.

* compulsory among 2 foreign languages

  • Afternoon
  • 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Sequence 3 – “Analyze“, max. duration. 2h
    Literature review – 20 questions :
    – 6 locating questions
    – 6 analysis questions
    – 8 summary questions

Les épreuves écrites à distance

The written tests for the SESAME competition are held remotely from the candidate’s home. Semi-offline mode allows all candidates to take their tests even if there is a connection failure during one or more tests. The data (copies) are stored on a server, enabling them to be retrieved if necessary.

The software solution used by candidates to take the written tests remotely includes a monitoring system, so the computer must be equipped with an internal or external camera and microphone.

Candidates must follow the instructions given in the guides available on prepa-sesame.net and mySESAME (open from January) toavoid being suspected of attempted fraud and subject to sanctions.

Le matériel nécessaire le jour des épreuves

  • A computer with an Internet connection:
    • Personal computer PC (Windows versions Windows 10 and higher) or Mac (Mac OS X versions 10.13 and higher)
    • Minimum 4GB RAM (8 recommended)
    • 1GB free hard disk space
    • Built-in or external webcam
    • Built-in or external microphone
    • Wired or WIFI Internet connection
  • Equipment not authorized :
    • Dictionary
    • Connected object: watch, etc.


Your cell phone must be switched off throughout the tests and kept out of reach.

À faire avant les épreuves :

  • Technical prerequisites:

Before taking the tests, you must complete the technical prerequisites on Wednesday March 27, 2024, to ensure that your equipment is working properly and is compatible with the specifications described above. An e-mail containing a download link for the application used to take the tests will be sent to you a few days beforehand.

  • Print test invitation

To take the written tests for the SESAME competitive entrance examination, you need to download and print out your invitation to attend from your mySESAME reserved area (opening January 17, 2024), where your personal details are recorded.

This document includes :

  • Your contact details and candidate number
  • Timetable for each event
  • The day before the tests, check that you have the following items:
  • identity papers (ID card, passport or driving license)
  • your invitation
  • an unconnected watch (your cell phone must be switched off and out of range)

À faire le jour des épreuves :

On the day of the tests, you must isolate yourself in a closed room (bedroom, office), and your workspace must be free of all documents, with the exception of a valid identity card.

You must be logged in one hour before the time indicated on your invitation to check that your equipment and connection are working properly.

Find out more about the golden rules for written tests here

If you have any further questions, please consult our FAQ or contact us.

Download the rules of the SESAME 2024 Competition

Préparez votre oral

Through the oral exam (coefficient 35), ESCE seeks to get to know you, your background and your career plans.

20 minutes de préparation

You will have 20 minutes to prepare before your oral.

Set aside 10 minutes to fill in your personal file, which will be used to present yourself to the jury: your background, your experience, your passions, your career plan…
Use the remaining 10 minutes to organize your ideas on the international news topic you’ve chosen. International economic, geopolitical or environmental news. We don’t expect a powerpoint or a presentation learned by heart, but rather that you’ve thought about a topical international issue and can discuss it with the jury.

20 minutes d’entretien individuel

The interview takes place in front of a two-person jury: a jury chairman (a professor or member of management) and a graduate of the school or a professional from a partner company. The interview is conducted in French.

Then, in just a few minutes, you’ll present your ideas on the international current affairs topic you’ve chosen (economic, geopolitical, environmental). The jury will discuss this with you.

Jury members want to understand what motivates you to join ESCE Paris or Lyon. It’s important to have thought beforehand about the experiences that enhance your personality, your project, your tastes and your aspirations. Think about a career plan that is consistent with the school, your experience and your ambitions.

Set aside 10 minutes to fill in your personal file, which will be used to present yourself to the jury: your background, your experience, your passions, your career plan…
Use the remaining 10 minutes to organize your ideas on the international news topic you’ve chosen. International economic, geopolitical or environmental news. We don’t expect a powerpoint or a presentation learned by heart, but rather that you’ve thought about a topical international issue and can discuss it with the jury.

Take part in ESCE’s Open Days and meet our teachers, administrative teams and students.
Don’t forget to mention this on the day of the interview, as it will demonstrate your commitment and motivation to join the school.

Find out about the school’s programs and how they can help you achieve your goals.

Tips for a successful oral presentation

ESCE helps you prepare YOUR WRITINGS AND SPEAKS THANKS TO FREE PREPARATION SESSIONS IN PRESENTIAL OR DISTANCIAL

How to write successfully?

Preparation advice: train between 30 min and 1 hour per week to test yourself on exercises of the SESAME competition type.

Register on prepa-sesame.net (100 euros credited when you pay the 295 euro registration fee on Parcoursup in January)

a question?

NADJET MENNEQUIN

Post-Bac Grande Ecole Program Admissions Manager

J’appréhendais un peu les épreuves, mais les entrainements de préparation proposés par l’ESCE m’ont beaucoup aidé à réussir les écrits et l’oral.

Camille GRANGER

Étudiante en 4ème année

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Updated 25 January 2024