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A Master Guidebook To Crack The Toughest ESSEC Interview Questions

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The Essec Interview for their Masters program is conducted by a three-member panel and is a bit different than other B-schools in the sense, it is a 40-minute long conversation where the interviewee is not really grilled but instead, there is a healthy conversation between the panel and the interviewee.


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Here are some of the most commonly asked Masters Program Interview Questions for ESSEC

Profile Based Questions

The questions here ask you about your professional and academic qualifications, why you made the decisions you made, what experiences you have endured and what you took away from them.

  • Tell me about one of your strengths which was previously a weakness
  • Are you great with numbers for you have a spectacular GMAT score?
  • Why do you want to leave your family business? /Why do you want to leave your previous job?


Competency Based Questions

Business schools are on a lookout for applicants who possess a unique acumen of skills including problem-solving, special talents, and all things they can do better than most of the competitors who have similar profiles.
These questions dig deep into your skill set to understand what you bring to the table by utilizing your skills.

Here are some of the sample questions :

  • Any specific sector you want to proceed in?
  • What is the best way to inspire people?
  • Give an example of a “let down” and what did youdo to make up for it?

Goal Based Questions

While many applicants know where they see themselves in the 5 to 10 years, not a lot of them are able to articulate it. Business schools want to assess whether your career steps align with the school’s vision well or not because that is what makes a candidate a decent fit.

Here are some of the sample questions :

  • Why do you want to pursue ‘<‘degree name’>’?
  • What are short term and long term goals?
  • How will the program help you achieve your career goals?
  • Where do you see yourself 5 years down the lane?
  • Why do you want to study in <country_name>?
  • Which other universities are you applying to? Why?

Guesstimate Questions

Guesstimates have now become an important part of several interview processes and B-School competitions.
An estimate made without using adequate or complete information, or, an estimate arrived at by guesswork. It is not that tough to guesstimate an answer unil you know some parameters in advance.

Here are some of the sample questions:


  • What is the percentage of output generated with renewable energy sources in Europe?
  • How do you measure internationality?

Current Affairs Questions

This section often pops up when the adcom wants to gauge how aware and informed you are about the political and business environment around you.

Here are some of the sample questions:


  •  Any recent news or policy in Europe which concerns you?
  • Tell me about some Business news that has the potential to disrupt markets.
  •  What’s your take on the French Presidential Election?

Take A Look At The Partial List Of  ESSEC Interview Questions Compliled From The Interviews of Two Successful Applicants From The Previous Year’s Intake

Applicant 1 
Profile: IT professional Applying for a Masters in Management

Q1: So tell me about yourself.

Q2: Why did you choose ESSEC?

Q3:Which other colleges did you apply too? Did you have any interviews before us?

Q4: How was the experience?

Q5: What are you passionate about? and how do you follow your passions?

Q6: Why the MiM, why not an MBA?

Q7: Why do you want to study in France?

Q8: Why not study in India, and apply for one of the top schools?

Applicant 2
Profile: Working Professional in the Marketing Sector

Q1: How did you decide which schools you want to apply to?

Q2: What did you find different in ESSEC compared to the other schools?

Q3: Tell me about an incident where you led a group of people and what you learn from it.

Q4: We are interested in people who think about more than just themselves. So give me an incident where you helped someone else grow.

Q5: What are your long term goals? and how will ESSEC help you achieve them?

Q6: Tell me about your work experience.

Q7: Tell me about your work experience, while concentrating on the skills you learned from it.

Q8:Tell me how will you contribute towards the development of the school.

Q9: What are some of the things that you expect to learn at ESSEC?


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