European School of Economics

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European School of Economics
European School of Economics logo.jpg
Mottovisibilia ex invisibilibus
TypePrivate business school
PresidentElio D'Anna

The European School of Economics (ESE) is a private college of higher education, accredited by ASIC,[1] validated by the University of Chichester, and in the order of listed bodies. ESE offers UK bachelor's degree, master's degree, MBA, and specialized short programmes at its centres in London, Rome, Milan, Florence, and Madrid, although the Spanish campus is no longer accredited.[2]

ESE students can earn a BSc (Honours) in marketing, finance, management, or media and communications,[3] an MSc in finance, management or marketing, or an MBA.


The European School of Economics was founded in Italy in 1994. Each country has its own local management. In 2013 the European School of Economics UK Ltd. (ESE Foundation) became a charity.[4][non-primary source needed]. ESE campuses are presently managed by ESE Italy, ESE Spain, ESE Insight Ltd, and ESE New York Inc.[citation needed]


United Kingdom[edit]

In 2014, the British Accreditation Council recognized that ESE was listed along with other institutions which lead to degrees awarded by recognised bodies.[5] That certification has since expired. In 2014, a report by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education stated that the existing partnership agreement with the Buckingham University was terminated for strategic reasons.[6][7]

Students may take non-degree programmes in Marketing, Management, Finance, HR, Entrepreneurship, Event Management, International Management, Art Management & Consultancy.[8]


In 2010, the Madrid Campus was authorized by the Ministry of Education and the Comunidad de Madrid to teach university-level programmes leading to the award of a British degree in Spain.[9] Authorization was revoked in 2015 and not reinstated.[10] After the ESE lost the agreement with Buckingham University in November 2014, the Comunidad de Madrid revoked the authorization.


The Italian campuses are officially associated with Eduitalia,[11] an Association of Schools and Universities offering courses to foreign students in Italy. The Milan Campus, while providing all the courses available on the other campuses, has developed its specific focus on the fashion and luxury field. The Rome Campus is located on the Aventine Hill. The Florence Campus is on the Palazzo Rosselli del Turco.

Italian Controversy[edit]

The school in Italy was involved in multiple scandals, which including the bankruptcy of its subsidiary A.C. Viareggio, a football club.[12] Italian Guardia di Finanza and prosecutor had investigated the school for alleged tax evasion using subsidiaries, as well as the false advertisement of their graduation certificate. The school was acquitted of the charge.[13]


  1. ^ "UK Institution Directory". ASIC - Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges & Universities. 2013-09-19. Retrieved 2018-09-07.
  2. ^ "European School of Economics to Tie Up With the University of Chichester to Accredit All Their Business and Economics Courses – ABNewswire – Press Release Distribution Service – Paid Press Release Distribution Newswire". Retrieved 2018-09-07.
  3. ^ EMES
  4. ^ "EUROPEAN SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS UNITED KINGDOM LIMITED :: OpenCharities". Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Certificate of Accreditation" (PDF). 24 March 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 March 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Specific Course Designation: report of the monitoring visit of the University of Buckingham, April 2016" (PDF). Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  7. ^ European School of Economics (PDF)  – Quality Assurance Agency, Nov 2014]
  8. ^ "Courses for Managers, Courses for Professionals - Short Courses - ESE". Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  9. ^ Gestiona
  10. ^ "2015-08-14_BOCM". Sede Oficial del Boletín de la Comunidad de Madrid (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 March 2018.
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  12. ^ Dini, Gabriele (2 March 2012). "Crac del Viareggio calcio, condannato ex-presidente" [Crash of Viareggio Calcio, former president sentenced]. Il Tirreno (in Italian). Viareggio: Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Lauree false, tutti assolti all'European School". Il Tirreno (in Italian). 12 February 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2018.

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