Business schools: the entrance exam calendar

Here is the calendar of the entrance tests for the common access competitions to business and administration schools, but also to the main public schools of economics and commerce. Between April and June each establishment organizes its admission phase according to its needs.

Calendar of oppositions to postgraduate business schools

Enter a business/management school directly after high school: in a bachelor’s degree, BBA or in a master’s program/high school in 5 years. Registration is done on the Parcoursup platform.

ACCESS to the contest publish BAC : brings together the 3 graduate schools: Ieseg, Essca and Esdes.

  • Written test: Thursday, April 11, 2024
  • Oral test: from April 25 to May 15

SESAME Contest : 16 business schools in 4 or 5 years (SKEMA, EBS, EMLV, ICD…)

  • Written test: Monday, April 15
  • Oral test: from April 29 to mid-May

Post Preparation Business School Quiz

After 2 years of preparatory class for the economic and commercial option Grandes Ecoles (CPGE). Here are the 2 common entrance exams for private schools and 3 public courses accessible after preparation with green and commercial options.

Common bank of written tests for higher business education (BCE): 19 business schools (Audencia, HC Paris, Essec, etc.) and three associated schools for 5,015 open places.

  • Written tests: April 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 29, 2024 (for 6 days, instead of 7 in 2023).
  • Eligibility results will be available June 4-6, 2024.
  • The orals are scheduled from June 10 to July 1.
  • Final admission results will be online on July 12, 2024.

ecricome preparation : access to five important management schools: Neoma Business School; Kedge Business School; EM Strasbourg; Rennes Business School; Montpellier Business School. 2,240 places open for CPGE students, including 2,040 in ecoprep and 195 for literature students.

  • Written tests on April 15, 16 and 17, 2024.
  • Oral tests from Monday June 10 to June 27, 2024.

Test bank for competitions for actuarial and statistics schools (BECEAS): Paris-Dauphine University, DUAS Strasbourg, Euria Brest, Isfa Lyon, Isup Paris:

  • Option B – probabilities (probability test in the program of economic and commercial preparatory classes, ECG route): May 21 and 22, 2024.

National School of Statistics and Economic Administration (ENSAE ParisTech):

  • Economics and mathematics competition: see ECB dates.

National School of Statistics and Information Analysis (ENSAI):

  • Competition for INSEE statistical attaché, economics-management specialty; ENSAI engineering competition, economics-management specialty: April 15, 16, 17 and 18, 2024;

Competition calendar for business schools / parallel admissions

Business schools are also open to students from other higher education sectors such as BTS, BUT, undergraduate degrees, etc.

Gateway Competition: Parallel admissions to 5 Grandes Écoles of Business and Management after a bac+2, bac+3, bac+4

  • BSB (Burgundy Business School), EM Normandie, Groupe ESC Clermont, Excelia BS, IMT BS;
  • Deadline for submitting files: June 30, 2024. The tests will be carried out online, as the candidates’ files arrive.

Écricome Tremplin Competition: bac+3/4 entrance exam in parallel admissions (or AST2) to integrate five important multi-accredited business and management schools: EM Strasbourg, KEDGE BS, Montpellier BS, NEOMA BS and Rennes School of Business present in 7 large cities (Bordeaux , Marseille, Montpellier, Reims, Rennes, Rouen and Strasbourg).

  • End of registration: April 9, 2024;
  • Examination of files: from April 10 to 19, 2024;
  • Oral tests: from May 16 to June 1, 2024.

Ambitions +: Access to two business schools, in five years, with a master’s degree: EDC Paris Business School and ESCE Paris.

  • Written tests: February 7, March 5, April 4, May 30, June 19, July 4 and August 26
  • Oral tests: February 8, March 6, April 5, May 31, June 20, July 5 and August 27

Parallel Admissions Access Competition: access to three postgraduate business schools, with a master’s degree: Esdes; Essca; the Iéseg.

  • Registration until April 8, 2024 (submission of file).
  • Eligibility results will be given on May 21.
  • The oral tests will take place from May 24 to 31.
  • Admission results on June 12, 2024.

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