ESA Business School ranked 5th in the world by “Financial Times”

ESA has just obtained two new accreditations. What can you tell us?

ESA’s agility and ability to absorb shocks and transform has resulted in two significant results. The renewal of the accreditation of our MBA for a period of five years – the maximum duration – by AMBA (Association of MBA) based in London, with congratulations from the auditors for the work we do. This reaccreditation is also based on the quality of teachers, content and students. ESA also obtained for the first time the BGA (Business Graduates Association) accreditation, which is an accreditation of all the school’s programs (from bachelor to doctorate through the masters), for a maximum duration of five years. At the same time, our BBA (Bachelor in Business Administration) offered in collaboration with Essec Business School in France was also ranked as the best French bachelor in 2022.

The Executive MBA, which you offer in collaboration with ESCP Business School, was ranked 5th worldwide in the latest Financial Times ranking, ahead of major American universities in the United States. Why is this recognition important to ESA?

Today, we are the only ones who can offer here, in Beirut, diplomas that are recognized among the best in the world, positioning us as the best business school in Lebanon and positioning us as an exceptional school throughout the Middle East. All of these successes recognize the excellence of our programs, of course, but also the social, community and environmental impact of our school for Lebanon. They also allow us to remember everything that ESA offers to Lebanese students, that is, programs in partnership with the main international schools, Essec, ESCP, HEC Paris, Sciences Po Paris, SDA Bocconi, etc. ., and teachers who is among the best world-class specialists, right here in Beirut, with diplomas ranked ahead of major international diplomas. It is important to let young Lebanese know that here in Beirut they have international expertise at their fingertips.

With the crisis raging in the country for more than three years, how has ESA managed to maintain the quality of its teaching?

ESA’s teaching model is an international model based on international partners, diplomas and professors who come from the top schools in Paris, Milan, Berlin, Madrid, Turin… Since the beginning of the crisis, we decided to invest in our know-how, our work and our activities , which is the culture of our company and our priority at ESA, sometimes sacrifices the financial aspect. We have thus made the choice to continue paying all our foreign teachers as before, who have continued to come to Beirut despite the crisis. This has allowed us to maintain the quality of our teaching, unlike institutions that have had to deal with a significant departure of their teachers. In addition, a very large number of these international professors have decided for several years to offer part of their remuneration to the school’s team, which unfortunately is only partially paid in “fresh dollars”. A gesture that has allowed us to continue to offer exceptional training, to maintain the quality of our teaching and to maintain the commitment of our teams on site, exceptional, professional and fully committed teams, despite the crisis. But all this would not have been possible without the unconditional support of our strategic and management partner, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Paris Île-de-France Region (CCIR), as well as our academic and institutional partners. been by our side since the beginning of the crisis.

Finally, can you give us an overview of your recent actions and activities?

We organized more than 150 cultural and artistic events this year and welcomed on campus more than 8,000 people who had the opportunity to participate in conferences on art, culture and leadership of course, and this despite all the economic and social difficulties we facing today. At the same time, we have carried out many actions and organized many events in health and education, especially in the managerial transformation of hospitals and schools. We have also trained more than 1,000 professionals as part of our certificates and tailor-made programs, both on topics of digital transformation and the development of business models. All this proves that, despite the crisis, ESA remains fully mobilized to ensure student success and prepare for Lebanon’s future.

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ESA has just obtained two new accreditations. What can you tell us? ESA’s agility and ability to absorb shocks and transform has resulted in two significant results. The renewal of the accreditation of our MBA for a period of five years – the maximum duration – by AMBA (Association of MBA) based in London,…

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