Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA)

General Management Program

An innovative and international program built on a very high level of expertise


French & English


Holders of Lebanese or French Baccalaureates. No professional experience.


Holders of Lebanese and French Baccalaureates


The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is a unique program offered to young Baccalaureate holders, based on three pillars: academic excellence - international openness - development of employability.

Our highly-professionalizing BBA allows you to develop both your technical skills and your future leader personality, enabling you to claim the best opportunities on the labor market.

Program structure

Format :

24 hours per week, except during internship

Duration :

3 years (6 semesters) or 4 years (8 semesters, the third year spent at ESSEC)


At the end of the first year, you may choose between :
  • A three-year program to obtain the ESA BBA, with 180 validated ECTS credits; or
  • A four-year program to obtain two diplomas from ESSEC Global BBA and ESA Global BBA, with 240 validated ECTS credits.
For more information, kindly check the ESSEC website.

Admission Procedure

There are three access routes to the BBA:
  • By the continuous selection contest (see the dates below)
  • Recognition of exceptional results at the baccalaureate, mention very good, possibly good mention with a solid file, this subject to availability of remaining places before the start of the academic year
  • In the second year after a first year validated (60 ECTS credits) and subject to availability of remaining places before the start of the academic year

The candidate is notified of the admission results after careful consideration of the jury and after:
  • Study of the application form of the candidate, which includes the SAT1 test. (The candidate enrolls personally to the test)
  • Oral interview in front of a jury

Key dates

Regular Admission CONCOURS- SESSION 3


Deadline for submitting the application: May 3rd 2019 
Interviews: Starting May 6th 2019

* A printed version of your application and required documents must be submitted to the administration on the day the file is submitted.



Administrative fees to be paid upon submission of the application: 120 USD

Registration: 300 USD per year

Pedagogic fees : 500 USD for the whole program

Tuition :6 800 USD per semester (3 semesters at partner rate for the ESSEC double degree)

Travel costs (transportation, cost of living and accommodation, insurance) are at the student's expense.

Scholarship of excellence

A scholarship of excellence may be acquired if the student obtained a “mention Très Bien” on the Baccalaureate (up to 50% of tuition fees) or “Mention Bien” on the baccalaureat (up to 25% of tuition fees).

The social situation of the student is also studied for the attribution of the scholarship; therefore, an application file must be filled with the complete information. The scholarship allocation committee meets in early October, the amount of funding granted is communicated in mid-October.


For further information on the scholarship procedure at ESA, please contact Rana Shaluhi:


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