European School of Economics

Introduction

The European School of Economics (ESE) is a Private Business School offering Bachelor's Degree, Masters MSc or MBA, short programmes at its centres in London, Rome, Milan, Florence and Madrid and online blended courses.

ESE graduates are among the most competitive business professionals on the market, prepared for leadership roles in international marketing, finance, communication and management. With the ability to individually tailor their course of study, ESE students:

study abroad with ESE centres worldwide;

specialise in cutting-edge business sectors, such as fashion, events, music, sport, art, media and human resources among others;

complete internships, selecting from more than 1500 leading organisations around the world.

A school without borders, the European School of Economics is a new concept in higher education. Combining academic excellence, internationality and a pragmatism, the ESE degree and certificate programmes are designed to prepare a new generation of leaders and entrepreneurs. The European School of Economics (ESE) is a recognised Educational Institution, accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC).

Educational Philosophy

The European School of Economics has envisioned the birth of a new mankind, for the creation of individuals free from prejudice and fear, and capable of harmonising apparent, age-old antagonisms between economics and ethics, action and contemplation, and financial power and love.

The ESE bachelor, master, MBA, and certificate programmes aim to prepare international entrepreneurs and managers with the cultural awareness, abilities and moral qualities most needed in the world of contemporary business. This is achieved through the unique ESE educational philosophy:

“The Dream is the most real thing there is” - students develop a unique academic and professional pathway through their selected course specialisation, internship placement, and final dissertation

Pragmatism - hands-on experience in contemporary business practice through the comprehensive internship programme

Internationality - student body originating from more than 60 nations, ESE centres around the world, and internships with global organisations.

The European School of Economics is a new concept in higher education. A college of international business, the scope of an ESE education extends beyond a thorough preparation in the principles of economics, management, marketing or finance. The objective of contemporary colleges and universities should be the development of each individual, through a system of vital ideas, for the preparation of a new generation of visionary leaders.

ESE Values

Behind every human achievement, at the origin of every intuition, of every scientific or social conquest, behind the world’s largest financial and industrial corporations, and all that is beautiful, useful, wealthy, there is invariably one man, an individual and his Dream.

Only individuals can transform society. Only individuals can dream. ESE’s mission is to create a new generation of young entrepreneurs and corporate leaders, visionaries, pragmatic dreamers. To achieve such an aim requires more than good programs and good teachers. ESE is a system of vital ideas and prepares its students to be the new cells of a healed humanity, free from conflictual thinking, superstitions, prejudices and obsolete ideas, cultivating in themselves an indomitable passion for greatness.

The life of an organization, the future of a nation, of an entire civilization, depends on the existence of these men and women. The heads of future organizations will be philosophers of action. These people are more precious than gold mines and oil fields. They will bring success and longevity to the enterprises of the world.

We embrace the idea that to forge them, academic excellence has to keep up with developing their individual human potential and that developing intellectual capacities has to go along with creating a true internationality and sound operative skills, both gained in the field, within the leading companies of the world.

The success of a man as of an organization is determined by their philosophy.

Therefore in ESE is clear that real education is not simply the teaching of notions and development of skills but above all the transfer of the unique philosophy of the School, of its ideas and founding principles. ESE provides an approach to business and a wide vision of life through a process of intellectual, artistic, political, ethical and socio-cultural exploration, centred on self-discovery and work on oneself aimed at integrity.

Neither knowledge nor education, wealth nor social standing can pave your way to success but rather your own self-knowledge and integrity.

The evolution of every business, from the local corner shop to the giants of international industry and finance is their conscious transformation into a ‘School of Being’. Their aim and real business objectives will be the evolution of all people directly participating, and stakeholders. Corporations and organizations of the future will be places of aspiration and personal improvement where workers and staff will leave at the end of the day with a greater sense of understanding, happiness and responsibility, and where even the remotest cells of the organization will be taken care of in order to evolve and accelerate their progress.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

View Summer courses » View courses » View 1-year MBAs » View MScs »

Programs

This school also offers:

Courses

Fashion & Luxury Goods Management

Campus Part time 6 months Open Enrollment Italy Milan Florence Spain Madrid United Kingdom London Rome + 6 more

The aim of ESE Professional Programme in Fashion & Luxury Goods Management is to provide a focused and vocationally oriented education in specific aspects of Fashion & Luxury related disciplines, namely fashion research, marketing, trend forecasting, luxury goods management, brand management and retail management. [+]

The fashion industry is a complex, growing and strongly competitive business sector. Becoming a leader in this fast evolving trade requires individuals to possess an extensive array of managerial skills, a high degree of strategic planning capabilities, interpersonal communications abilities and a creative approach to problem solving.

The aim of ESE Professional Programme in Fashion & Luxury Goods Management is to provide a focused and vocationally oriented education in specific aspects of Fashion & Luxury related disciplines, namely fashion research, marketing, trend forecasting, luxury goods management, brand management and retail management. Working closely with key figures within the fashion and luxury goods industry, the programme will equip the students with an invaluable education and skills base. It will ensure that the candidates develop a competitive fashion business curriculum, allowing them to become the leading fashion innovators of tomorrow.... [-]


Film Business Management, Deal-making, Marketing & Sales

Campus Full time Open Enrollment Italy Rome

With all its lights and shadows, the film industry remains one of the strongest sectors worldwide, and it is arguably the most influential. The aim of the course is to equip students with the fundaments of filmmaking and will accomplish a solid foundation upon which you may grow in any direction. Once there, the course will help you choose your area of interest and will provide you with the proper tools to specialize. [+]

In terms of raw figures, the film industry is one of the biggest sources of income for the US, and film studies are offered in hundreds of colleges and universities around the world. Our Short Course provides the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to enter the Film Business, along with the benefits of studying in an international environment. All that plus the experience of spending 3 months in the Eternal City.

Start living "La dolce vita" now!

The Programme comprises 4 modules and 1 workshop. Each module entails one 3-Hrs session per week over 10 weeks, plus an optional 3-month internship programme upon completion of all modules. The modules we are offering are:

The Movie Business: Strategy & Management Introduction to Accounting & Finance International Marketing International Strategic Management Legal and Film Business Contracts workshop ... [-]

Hospitality Management Professional Programme

Campus Part time 6 months Open Enrollment Italy Rome Spain Madrid United Kingdom London Milan + 5 more

The Professional Programme in Hospitality and Tourism Management at the European School of Economics provides a strong foundation in the knowledge and tools in business and management that are necessary to excel in this prime growth area. [+]

The Professional Programme in Hospitality and Tourism Management at the European School of Economics provides a strong foundation in the knowledge and tools in business and management that are necessary to excel in this prime growth area. Participants will explore the economic impact of tourism and hospitality in a range of international contexts, and consider the evolving social, cultural, economic and political factors, which influence the industry.

This programme will explore in depth the role of Customer Service, Personnel Management, Hospitality Management and International Marketing and Tourism. Participants will be able to analyse and evaluate the policies and principles that best promote a customer-focused culture and learn how to successfully manage a team to obtain this objective. Participants will also develop the skills that will enable them to predict potential trends and pitfalls within the industry and design and develop effective strategies to adjust their marketing strategies accordingly.... [-]


Professional Course Programme in International Relations

Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom London Italy Rome Milan Florence Spain Madrid + 5 more

The purpose of this course is to provide you with a basic understanding of foreign affairs and introduce you to the fundamental principles of international relations within the political science framework. [+]

Welcome to Global Diplomacy at ESE

The purpose of this course is to provide you with a basic understanding of foreign affairs and introduce you to the fundamental principles of international relations within the political science framework. These principles will serve as the foundation for more advanced study in the International Relations field and will help you not only develop the critical thinking skills you need in order to analyze conflicts between states but the human realtions skills you need to proactively avoid them. The difference between international relations and global diplomacy is that while traditional international relations is a study from afar, diplomacy will prepare you to actively pursue a solution.... [-]


Professional Programme in Event Management

Campus Part time 3 months Open Enrollment Italy Milan Florence Spain Madrid United Kingdom London Rome + 6 more

The Professional Programme in Events Management at the European School of Economics aims to equip students with essential knowledge and skills needed to excel within each stage of the event management process. [+]

Event Management is a rapidly growing field within the services sector not only for its recreational qualities, but also for its power of communication. The great strength of this business sector is that a well organised event is capable of satisfying guests and participants on multiple levels – an event is not only a diversion for its participants but a tool capable of unifying large bodies of people around a specific happening, and at its best around a specific idea.

With its multifaceted role, which includes planning, organisation and execution, event management requires a thorough grasp of key procedures, such as forming an initial concept and targeting an audience through market research, as well as branding and sponsorship.... [-]


Short course - Arts and Cultural Management

Campus Full time 3 months Open Enrollment United Kingdom London Italy Florence + 2 more

The ESE Professional Programme on Arts and Culture Management at the European School of Economics in Florence is designed to create innovative leaders within the visual arts and culture field. [+]

The ESE Professional Programme on Arts and Culture Management at the European School of Economics in Florence is designed to create innovative leaders within the visual arts and culture field. Upon the completion of the course, students will have the opportunity to enter the pathway of the international art world within, for example, the museum environment and the art market. The programme combines rigorous coursework taught by professional docents and valuable on-site learning opportunities, in order to distinguish students within the public, private and nonprofit arts environment.

Intake Dates: January, April, September

Modules Offered: Foundation in Art History Art Marketing and Business International Business Decision Making E-Business and E-Commerce ... [-]

Short course - Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time 3 - 6 months Open Enrollment Italy Rome Milan Florence Spain Madrid United Kingdom London + 6 more

The Short Course in Entrepreneurship & Leadership‘s main objective is to develop participants’ entrepreneurial skills and behaviour. [+]

The Short Course in Entrepreneurship & Leadership‘s main objective is to develop participants’ entrepreneurial skills and behaviour. The modules are designed for those individuals willing to utilise and further develop their own creative potential aiming selfdevelopment and as a consequence to grow and further develop their current and future businesses opportunities. Entrepreneurship is a practical concept.

That is the reason we designed modules based on case study methodology and interactive team work activities exploring diversity of participants background.

Models and framework derived from multiple global case studies are utilised as tools to unleash participants’ insights leading to sustainable learning.... [-]


Short course - Finance

Campus Full time Open Enrollment Italy Rome Milan Florence Spain Madrid United Kingdom London + 5 more

The ESE Specialised Programme in Finance is aimed at aspiring fund managers and professional investment analysts and examines the principles of financing and investment decisions and their impact across a broad range of contemporary management issues. [+]

The ESE Specialised Programme in Finance is aimed at aspiring fund managers and professional investment analysts and examines the principles of financing and investment decisions and their impact across a broad range of contemporary management issues. Students not only examine the external causes and effects of wealth, but more importantly are urged to look at the invisible inner causes.

This programme provides a synthesis of financial policy into a strategy, which integrates organisational purpose and goals. The focus of the course is on current thinking regarding valuation of the firm, investment decision processes, financing, and dividend policy, asset management, financial strategies and portfolio theory. This course also covers financial analysis, planning, and the concept of risk. It includes the formation and use of current assets, working capital, and credit policy. Financial management includes the understanding of long term financing instruments and the capital structure.... [-]


Short course - Management

Campus Full time Open Enrollment Italy Rome Milan Florence Spain Madrid United Kingdom London + 5 more

The ESE Specialised Programme in Management is designed to develop and contextualise managerial skills and acumen to ensure that managers dealing with international markets have the required understanding and insight for success in this field. [+]

Today’s managers are required to possess a diverse set of key skills and core competences that are essential to successfully plan, execute and evaluate a wide range of business activities. The ESE Specialised Programme in Management equips participants with the right combination of practical knowledge supported by theoretical foundations to hone their leaders skills The course offers a valuable insight into the field of Management that gives participants an advantage over the rest of the increasingly professionally prepared workforce in the market.

The ESE Specialised Programme in Management is designed to develop and contextualise managerial skills and acumen to ensure that managers dealing with international markets have the required understanding and insight for success in this field. This will be achieved through critical thinking, teamwork, creativity, and personal development in a highly interactive and stimulating environment.... [-]


Short course - Marketing

Campus Full time Open Enrollment Italy Rome Milan Florence Spain Madrid United Kingdom London + 5 more

The ESE Specialised Programme in Marketing is designed to further develop participants’ marketing skills and acumen to ensure that managers in international markets have the required understanding and insight for success in this field. [+]

The ESE Specialised Programme in Marketing is designed to further develop participants’ marketing skills and acumen to ensure that managers in international markets have the required understanding and insight for success in this field. The course will prepare participants for a wide range of activities such as brand management, product development, services marketing and business-to-business marketing enabling them to enter into specialist marketing consultancy and service firms that excel in the areas of market research, advertising, sales promotion, public relations and direct marketing.

Since marketing is the art and science of targeting market segments and obtaining, maintaining and building loyalty we will work on effective communication and the delivery of superior service and value. Participants will be able to manage, supervise and direct their own, and others, activities, whilst understanding key strategic issues and trends in the field. This includes the use of information to make critical decisions and the application of theories and techniques to practical realistic work situations in the sector.... [-]


Short course - Music Management

Campus Full time 3 months Open Enrollment Italy Rome Milan Florence Spain Madrid United Kingdom London + 6 more

The ESE Professional Programme in Music Management was designed as a means of providing students with a real working structure to guide them in this innately formless and rapidly evolving field. [+]

The ESE Professional Programme in Music Management was designed as a means of providing students with a real working structure to guide them in this innately formless and rapidly evolving field. The Music Management course has been developed to meet the needs of students who wish to pursue a business and management career in the music industry.

A series of lectures, seminars and workshops with both regular and visiting industry specialists introduces candidates to the most significant aspects of the music business, including contract law, intellectual copyright, artist management and the recording industry. Success in the contemporary world of music is increasingly dependent upon business know-how. Assessment for the programme is usually through a group project and presentation. Course Title: ESE Professional Programme in Music Industry Management... [-]


Sports Management Professional Programme

Campus Part time 6 months Open Enrollment Italy Milan Florence Spain Madrid United Kingdom London Rome + 6 more

The ESE Professional Programme in Sport Management course provides students with an expansive view of various sporting areas and with the skills required to succeed in this field of management, from controlling fan-packed stadiums, to controlling the production of sports memorabilia and single player management. [+]

By its very nature the world of sports commands particular attention. Sporting activities invite individuals to participate in various levels - emotional, physical, and intellectual. These activities provide an expressive outlet for an array of the human needs, satisfying the desire to be challenged, succeed, and to interact in a group. Sporting activities are unique in that the sense of achievement attained is both intensely personal and group oriented.

The ESE Professional Programme in Sport Management course provides students with an expansive view of various sporting areas and with the skills required to succeed in this field of management, from controlling fan-packed stadiums, to controlling the production of sports memorabilia and single player management. The specialisation in sports management endows students with a thorough understanding of the dynamic issues and practices present in sport management. Three central topics will be mastered in this course: sports management, sports marketing and sports event organisation.... [-]


Summer courses

Summer Program - Economics of Architecture

Campus Full time 5 weeks August 2018 Italy Florence

The ESE Summer program on The Economics of Architecture at the European School of Economics in Florence is designed to give inter­national students the opportunity to meet in a stimulating environment and to learn and exchange new ideas on architecture and economy.

[+]

The ESE Summer program on The Economics of Architecture at the European School of Economics in Florence is designed to give inter­national students the opportunity to meet in a stimulating environment and to learn and exchange new ideas on architecture and economy. Both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as professionals in architecture can benefit from ESE’s carefully guided instruction and at the same time from ESE Florence’s prestigious location, excursions and excellent group of professors and guest speakers. The 5-week program includes 72 hours of class and studio combined and 5 workshops conducted by prominent contemporary architects. Classroom learning will be supplemented by an intensive itinerary of excursions and on-site visits, by the School’s philosophy to approach the subject matter from every aspect. Paolo Riani, architect and urban planner, is head of the Architecture Summer Programme. ESE is proud to have the participation of an excellent group of professors and guest speakers: Adolfo Natalini – architect, Michel Boucquillon – architect and designer, Ira Kenneth Glasser – creative development and management consultant, Emiliana Martinelli – architect, industrial designer, Gianni Pettena – architect, critic and theorist and Pierluigi Sacco – economist. Course title: The Economics of Architecture – Integrity taking form... [-]


Contact

European School of Economics

Address ESE London 11-13 Mandeville Place
W1U 3AJ London, England, United Kingdom
Website http://www.uniese.it/
Phone +39 055 217050