The largest campus within the ESCP Europe brand, École supérieure de commerce de Paris is located within the heart of Paris and has an estimated 4,200 students attending classes. Teaching team is close to a 1,000 teachers, with both numbers accounting for the largest segments within the brand.
The school has been around since 1819 and holds the distinction of being Europe’s first business school. Until 1870, the school remained the only business school within the borders of France. The other five branches began making their arrival in 1973, though the Paris home base remains the centerpiece.
Despite the long legacy of the school, the teaching that’s conducted focuses on contemporary concerns related to business. A number of the buildings where instruction takes place have architectural significance.
Students that are seeking an MBA receive the national equivalent with the Grade de Master. Besides the four years of school required, those students need a year of experience in the business world before being awarded this designation.
Beginning in 2017, a second Paris branch was added. The structures housing classes for this new branch is built from a 21st Century perspective yet are focused on the same goals that the original buildings promote.