Year of foundation: 1909
Approx. number of students: 3,000
Period of study: Early August-Mid December; Early January-End May
MCI partner since: 2016
Angers is a city in western France, about 300 km southwest of Paris. It is chef-lieu of the Maine-et-Loire department and was, before the French Revolution, the capital of the province of Anjou. The inhabitants of both the city and the province are called Angevins. The commune of Angers proper, without the metropolitan area, is the third most populous in northwestern France after Nantes and Rennes and the 17th in France. The Angers metropolitan area is a major economic center in western France, particularly active in the industrial sector, horticulture, and business tourism.
École Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d'Angers (ESSCA) is one of the top twenty business schools in France. Created in 1909 by the Dean of the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of the West on the model of French Grandes Écoles, it was to become, over the course of the twentieth century, a highly selective graduate school in France and Europe.
The ESSCA Group conducts its activities by dividing its competencies into fields: logistics and trading strategy, finance/banks, social economics, automotive management, entrepreneurship and European integration. ESSCA has four campuses: ESSCA Angers, ESSCA Paris, ESSCA Budapest and ESSCA Shanghai.