ESC Clermont Reviews the Academic Year 2020

29 October, 2020



The year 2020 was an unexpected breakdown year for schools and universities all around the world due to a health crisis. The beginning of the year not only forced all the schools to review their reception of students but also brought concerns because of international students. 

The situation of international students largely depends on the various measures adopted around the world due to the epidemic. Almost after two months, ESC Clermont BS takes stock of a positive return to school in 2020.

ESC Clermont Reviews the Academic Year

About ESC Clermont Business school

ESC Clermont Business School is located in the city of Clermont-Ferrand in France. The establishment of the business school was in 1919. The business school holds the accreditation of AACSB, EPAS, and AMBA. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The school also offers study programs taught in English.

Challenge to start the school year 2020 

There was a big challenge for ESC Clermont BS to start this year. The big job for the School was an adaptation. However, the institution was able to return to school physically, with international students. The majority of international students preferred to come and take lessons directly from the campus. 

The ESC Clermont BS has started to carry out classes with the hybrid format. Students will be divided into 2 groups for each class. One group will be in the classroom and the other group will follow the class online via a simultaneous broadcasting system. These groups will keep switching the methods each week.

Impact of Covid on ESC Clermont BS student recruitment 2020

This year, ESC Clermont Business School had a good comeback, despite this covid crisis. Here are the outcomes:

Student recruitment has been generally positive, with 896 new students entering the school.
The coronavirus has impacted the economy, however, the number of work-study students are in good shape since the business school has 587 this year, in more than 360 companies, on all of its programs.
In total, around 1,584 students entered the campus of ESC Clermont BS, which includes approximately 500 international students.
Besides, the school has also witnessed a doubling of enrollment on its PGE and MSc over the past 3 years. 
Therefore, the coronavirus has not broken the growth dynamic of the school.

The healthy side of ESC Clermont business school

As per the health security side is concerned, the ESC Clermont business school is counted among the good students of business schools in France. As the school detected only 10 positive cases among its student population. 

ESC Clermont BS reassures that at the health level, the rules are followed. The gatherings linked to the integration of students have simply been canceled. Till now, the school has not recorded any outbreak of cases or clusters.

Challenges faced by International students

The health crisis has created real difficulties for a certain group of students, who had to postpone or review their projects. This is particularly the case for students who had to go abroad at the start of the 2020 academic year for a year or a semester and who were able to choose between several options, including an intensive format. 

It makes it possible to postpone the international departure until January 2021, and if necessary replace this departure with a 6-month internship in a company while securing the academic year  ”, specifies ESC Clermont BS