For over a century, ESSEC has been developing a state-of-the-art educational program that gives the individual pride of place in its learning model, promoting the values of freedom, openness, innovation, and responsibility. Preparing future managers to reconcile personal interests with collective responsibility, giving consideration to the common good in their decision-making, and weighing economic challenges against the social costs are some of the objectives ESSEC has set for itself. Its ultimate goal is to create a global world that has meaning for us all. Our students discover ESSEC's international scope the first time they set foot on one of its three campuses (Cergy-Pontoise, La Défense, and Singapore). French students mingle with 1,520 students from 90 countries. Courses taught by a faculty that is 44 percent international, multicultural work groups and academic exchanges make the outside world a concrete and constant reality in the lives of ESSEC students. Because leaders must construct their role on a global scale and manage intercultural issues, an international perspective lies at the heart of ESSEC's philosophy and teaching.