The ESC Clermont Graduate School of Management is located in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and is poised to celebrate its centennial in 2019. Over the course of that time, the school has evolved from one that focused primarily on French business interests into one that views the world from an international prism.
An undergraduate degree in International Management can be obtained in either French or English over a three-year period. Those with two years of study in this area at another school have the opportunity to complete degree requirements at the school.
That first class in 1919 had 76 students in it and just a few decades later, more than 40 percent of the student population was made up of women. By 1949, the school began its move into international partnerships and soon added a Master in Management.
The past few years have seen plenty of changes on the campus, with a 2013 merger with a trio of other French schools of advanced management forming France Business School. That agreement was dissolved in 2015, but in the interim, ESC Clermont opened up The Square Lab incubator. This was meant to provide advice to both start-up businesses and those companies still establishing themselves.