AMBA-ACCREDITED

ESCP Europe Business School

Age: 191

History: The school is the result of the 1999 merger of ESCP and EAP. The former was the world's first school of management and was established in 1819; EAP was created amid the euphoria of European unification in 1973, to create a truly European school with bases in major European countries. In 2009, the School’s name was changed to ESCP Europe.

Address: Located in five cities: London, Paris, Madrid, Berlin and Turin.

Ambience: In Paris, the school is in the city centre, and in London it's in leafy Hampstead. The Madrid school sits in the elegant district of Puerta de Hierro. The Berlin building was originally commissioned in 1906 by the Empress August Victoria on land that forms part of the Charlottenburg Palace. The Turin campus is in the heart of the city.

Vital statistics: One of Europe's leading schools, with 125 staff, a full portfolio of postgraduate programmes and a European Executive MBA, all triple-accredited by EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. The 18-month European Executive MBA is delivered in London or across all five campuses, and there's a two-year multinational option for German-speaking central European participants in Berlin. The European Master in Management can be done over two or three years, with each year in a different country and a different language, while the Master in European Business is a one-year, two-country programme. A Master in Marketing, ‘Managing the Value of Creativity’, is due to begin in London in January 2010. Fifteen other specialised programmes and six part-time Masters are mostly taught in French in Paris.

Added value: Most courses involve in-company projects and internships, with an emphasis on developing team skills with global partners.

Easy to get into? All programmes are extremely selective and some require strong linguistic skills. The European Executive MBA requires five years of relevant experience.

Glittering alumni: Michel Barnier, European Commissioner; Patricia Barbizet, managing director, Artemis; Olaf Swantee, executive vice president, Orange; Aldo Cardoso, CEO, Arthur Andersen, France; Isabelle Parize, corporate vice-president, Henkel; Yvonne Ziegler, regional director, Lufthansa; Nicolas Petrovic, COO, Eurostar.

International connections: Alliances with more than 60 partner institutions worldwide produce numerous visiting scholars and exchange students, as well as 35,000 alumni across the world.

Student profile: The average age on the European Executive MBA is 34, with a male to female ratio of 3:1. MEB students are around 45 per cent female and 55 per cent male, with an average age of 25.

Cost: European Executive MBA is €51,000 and the Master in European Business is €17,500. Fees for the first year of the Master in Management are €8,800, while years two and three were €11,300 for EU citizens or €15,300 for non-EU. The Master in Marketing and Creativity is £15,500 for 2011/12.

Return on investment: Graduates from the European Executive MBA claim salary increases of 84 per cent within three years of graduation, with the course currently ranked 1st worldwide for career progression by the Financial Times. The Master in Management is ranked 1st worldwide.

Who's the boss? Professor Pascal Morand is dean of ESCP Europe.

Prospectus: UK: +44 (0)20 7443 8800, www.escpeurope.eu/london; Europe: +33 (0)1 49 23 20 00, www.escpeurope.eu

Arts and Entertainment
Banksy's 'The Girl with the Pierced Eardrum' in Bristol
art'Girl with the Pierced Eardrum' followed hoax reports artist had been arrested and unveiled
News
peopleJust weeks after he created dress for Alamuddin-Clooney wedding
Life and Style
tech

Sales of the tablet are set to fall again, say analysts

Life and Style
A street vendor in Mexico City sells Dorilocos, which are topped with carrot, jimaca, cucumber, peanuts, pork rinds, spices and hot sauce
food + drink

Trend which requires crisps, a fork and a strong stomach is sweeping Mexico's streets

PROMOTED VIDEO
Arts and Entertainment
George Lucas poses with a group of Star Wars-inspired Disney characters at Disney's Hollywood Studios in 2010
films

George Lucas criticises the major Hollywood film studios

Sport
football West Brom vs Man Utd match report: Blind grabs point, but away form a problem for Van Gaal
Arts and Entertainment
Bloom Time: Mira Sorvino
tvMira Sorvino on leaving movie roles for 'The Intruders'
Arts and Entertainment
Gotham is coming to UK shores this autumn
tvGotham, episode 2, review
News
i100
Sport
Adel Taraabt in action for QPR against West Ham earlier this month
footballQPR boss says midfielder is 'not fit to play football'
News
First woman: Valentina Tereshkova
peopleNASA guinea pig Kate Greene thinks it might fly
Voices
Chris Grayling, Justice Secretary: 'There are pressures which we are facing but there is not a crisis'
voices

Does Chris Grayling realise what a vague concept he is dealing with?

Life and Style
The charity Sands reports that 11 babies are stillborn everyday in the UK
lifeEleven babies are stillborn every day in the UK, yet no one speaks about this silent tragedy
News
Blackpool is expected to become one of the first places to introduce the Government’s controversial new Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs)
news

Parties threaten resort's image as a family destination

Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
iJobs Job Widget
iJobs Student

Year 2 Primary Teacher in Bradford

£90 - £150 per day: Randstad Education Leeds: A full time Year 2 Primary Teach...

Reception Teacher in Bradford

£90 - £150 per day: Randstad Education Leeds: Reception Primary Teacher in Bra...

NQT and Experienced Primary Teachers Urgently required

£90 - £150 per day: Randstad Education Leeds: NQT and Experienced Primary Teac...

Primary Teacher

Negotiable: Randstad Education Plymouth: KS1 & KS2 Teaching Job in Plymouth an...

Day In a Page

Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Salisbury ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities

The city is home to one of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta, along with the world’s oldest mechanical clock
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album