The European School of Economics (ESE) is a private College of Higher Education without borders, multicultural and pragmatic, fully accredited in the UK and in the order of listed bodies.
ESE offers Bachelor's Degree, Masters, MBA, and short programmes at its centres in London, Rome, Milan, Florence, and Madrid.

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).

What makes ESE a great place for students?

A personal and tailored learning experience - at ESE you get an individual and exciting experience thanks to the small class size and excellent student/teacher ratio

• “The Dream is the most real thing there is” – ESE students develop a unique academic and professional pathway through their selected course specialisation and internship placement

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

Internationality – student body originating from more than 60 nations and study abroad with ESE centres worldwide

Specialisation in cutting-edge business sectors, including fashion, events, music, sport, art, media and human resources among others

Great internships – ESE students can select from more than 1500 leading organisations around the world

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.

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.

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To be truly emancipated professionals in the real estate sector of the luxury world, it is necessary to redefine the cornerstones of their role. ... [+]

To be truly emancipated professionals in the real estate sector of the luxury world, the cornerstones of one's role must be redefined. In particular, to operate successfully in the world of luxury it is necessary to focus attention on two different macro dimensions: the professional and the aesthetic-relational.

The Executive Course in Luxury Real Estate of ESE aims to integrate both dimensions by proposing a set of modules that balance the elements of the system. On the one hand it is essential to develop strong professional strength, on the other it is necessary to look more closely at key soft skills .

The course in Luxury Real Estate will focus on the following topics:

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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 a ... [+]

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.

Key Features of the Arts & Culture Management Three intakes per academic year January, April and September 3 Months + 3 Months (Optional) Internship 4 Modules: Each module requires 3 in-class hours per week, for a total of 12 /15 weekly hours (Monday-Friday) Course Assessment: Group Project and Presentation ESE’s competitive Internship Programme providing international work experience in the sector of specialization Compact class sizes which help faculty cultivate a mentor relationship with students and provide the individual attention needed to discover their special skills and succeed in their chosen pathway What makes ESE a great place for students? A personal and tailored learning experience - at ESE you get an individual and exciting experience thanks to the small class size and excellent student/teacher ratio “The Dream is the most real thing there is” – ESE students develop a unique academic and professional pathway through their selected course specialisation and internship placement Pragmatism – hands-on experience in contemporary business practice through the comprehensive... [-]
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You may have acquired some excellent abilities so far in design and planning, but do you possess the skills to enable your ideas to take form and say something about the ... [+]

You may have acquired some excellent abilities so far in design and planning, but do you possess the skills to enable your ideas to take form and say something about the environment you live in, about yourself? The Business of Architecture Program has been created to serve as a bridge between design and the real world, design table and built form.

While we welcome newcomers, neo -laureates and even those who have already launched their careers but want to open their own business are perfect candidates. Make your Mark.

Key Features of the Business of Architecture Programme Three intakes: November, April and July Available only in London and Florence Course Duration 3 to 5 weeks Course Assessment: Personal Critique, essay, group project Professional Opportunities: Contacts with established artists, architects and design firms, related industry leaders (glass, marble, iron, ceramic) Compact class sizes which help faculty cultivate a mentor relationship with students and provide the individual attention needed to discover their special skills and succeed in their chosen pathway What makes ESE a great place for students? A personal and tailored learning experience - at ESE you get an individual and exciting experience thanks to the small class size and excellent student/teacher ratio “The Dream is the most real thing there is” – ESE students develop a unique academic and professional pathway through their selected course specialisation and internship placement Pragmatism – hands-on experience in contemporary business practice through the comprehensive internship programme Internationality – student body originating from more than... [-]
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The Short Course in Entrepreneurship ‘s main objective is to develop participants’ entrepreneurial skills and behaviour. The modules are designed for those individuals wi ... [+]

The Short Course in Entrepreneurship ‘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 self- development 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 teamwork activities exploring the 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.... [-]

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The Events Management industry is fast-paced and very competitive, where the public requires a highly trained and professionalized workforce to satisfy the increasing dem ... [+]

The Events Management industry is fast-paced and very competitive, where the public requires a highly trained and professionalized workforce to satisfy the increasing demand for specialized services to meet the latest market trends.

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.

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. The course covers such topics as conceptualisation, planning, marketing, budget forecasting, event execution and post-event analysis. Practical, theoretical and strategic expertise will be provided within a challenging environment in order for students to succeed within this dynamic field.... [-]

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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 ... [+]

Brilliant and successful managers across the world devote their time, knowledge and creativity to what is coined as the fashion and luxury industry. It is now your turn to join a timeless and innovative sector, filled with the very means to bring you unyielding success.

The European School of Economics prides itself in the assurance that our students will gain insider knowledge of industry strategies on a global level, in addition to a strong grasp of key business skills within the magic world of fashion and luxury.

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.... [-]

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With all its lights and shadows, the film industry remains one of the strongest sectors worldwide, and it is arguably the most influential. Not only by means of its compl ... [+]

With all its lights and shadows, the film industry remains one of the strongest sectors worldwide, and it is arguably the most influential. Not only by means of its complex ramifications, but also because of something much more important: it has a direct effect upon the consciousness of people; that is, on the way they feel, think and dream.

The film industry employs all sorts of professionals. No other sector includes such a variety of personal profiles: from scientists to athletes, from persons who work in isolation to the most social and talkative ones, from artists to business people. You only have to read the credits of some movies to get proof.

Along the course, you will learn 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. But, most important, this course is about who you are, what you truly want and how to achieve it. In short, it is about creating, facing and fulfilling your dream. Because, both, the film industry and yourself can be rightly seen as that: factories of dreams. And this course is about helping these factories work for good.... [-]

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The ESE Specialised Programme in Finance is aimed at aspiring fund managers and professional investment analysts and examines the principles of financing and investment d ... [+]

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.... [-]

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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 a ... [+]

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.... [-]

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This master course is designed for advanced musicians, both instrumentalists and vocalists, and aims, through the contribution of high-level music professionals, to impro ... [+]

This master course is designed for advanced musicians, both instrumentalists and vocalists, and aims, through the contribution of high-level music professionals, to improve technical skills and a general understanding of musical phenomena.

The complete course includes an intensive part of individual lessons (instrument or singing) as well as group sessions about music history, musical analysis, chamber music and acting (as part of the canto course). Moreover, there is the possibility to follow classes on Body position, Incidental Music Composition and Italian lessons for those who are not mother-tongue Italian speakers.

The course has a strong professional value and could be considered an excellent preparation, especially for those who come from abroad, for admission exams at universities, conservatories and music academies worldwide.... [-]

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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 with ... [+]

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 relations 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 solutions that will serve to ensure and project a world where unity and security prevail.... [-]

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The ESE Specialised Programme in Management is designed to develop and contextualise managerial skills and acumen to ensure that managers dealing with international marke ... [+]

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.

Participants will be able to take responsibility to manage, supervise and direct their own, and others, activities, whilst understanding key strategic issues and trends in management. This includes the use of information to make critical decisions and the application of theories and techniques to practical realistic work situations in the business sector.... [-]

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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 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.... [-]

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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 ... [+]

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 modern 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 digital media, branding and sponsorship and the recording industry.

Success in the contemporary world of music is increasingly dependent upon the expertise and business know-how.... [-]

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The ESE Professional Programme in Sports Management course provides students with an expansive view of various sporting areas and with the skills required to succeed in t ... [+]

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 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.... [-]

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