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.[2]

Specifically, 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 in Business Administration.


The European School of Economics was founded in Italy in 1994. On 12 December 2013 the European School of Economics UK Ltd. (ESE Foundation) became a charity.[4][non-primary source needed]

On 9 September 2018 ESE was awarded "Best Private Business School, United Kingdom 2018" at the Global Brand Awards 2018 by Global Brands Magazine.[5][unreliable source?]

Current operational status[edit]

Each country has its own local management and the ESE campuses are presently managed by the following companies: ESE Italy, ESE Spain, ESE Insight Ltd, and ESE New York Inc.[citation needed]


United Kingdom[edit]

The European School of Economics (ESE) is a European accredited educational institution. In April 2014, the British Accreditation Council recognized that ESE was listed along with several other institutions which lead to degrees awarded by recognised bodies[6] On November 2014, a report by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education showed that the existing partnership agreement with the Buckingham University was to be terminated for strategic reasons.[7][8]

Students may also take non-degree short programmes in the specialized areas of Marketing, Management, Finance, HR and Entrepreneurship as well as Event Management, International Management, Art Management & Consultancy.[9]

In 2016, the European School of Economics was recognized as a listed body (one which teaches degrees awarded by a UK university‹See TfM›[failed verification]) by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills.[10][unreliable source?][11]


In 2010, the Madrid Campus of the European School of Economics in Spain 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.[12] but this authorization was revoked in 2015.[13] This authorization allowed ESE students, who successfully complete the degree programme, to apply for recognition of the British degree as an equivalent to the corresponding Spanish level of studies. After the ESE lost the agreement with Buckingham University in November 2014, the Comunidad de Madrid revoked the authorization.


In Italy, the European School of Economics, is one of the few business school recognized by the British government as listed body [14] with its three campuses: Milan, Rome and Florence.

The Italian campuses are officially associated with Eduitalia [15] an Association of Schools and Universities that offers courses to foreign students in Italy. The Association offers students worldwide a vast selection of course offerings available in some of Italy’s most beautiful cities offered by recognised schools, universities and educational institutions.

The Milan Campus, while providing all the courses available also in the other campuses, has developed its specific focus on the fashion and luxury field. In May 2020 it opened its doors to the new Fashion and Luxury Culture Department, through which a number or didactic activities connected to the field are delivered.

The Rome Campus is located in the heart of the Aventine Hill, a quiet, green and exclusive district near the downtown area of the city, a few steps away from the Orange Tree Garden (Giardino degli Aranci) which features one of the most amazing views of the city, the centre is close to the famous keyhole gate at Order of the Knights of Malta Square and close to the Caracalla Thermal baths, this last home to a variety of artistic and musical activities known the world over.

The Florence Campus is in the Palazzo Rosselli del Turco, it lies in the very heart of the city, few steps away from the Ponte Vecchio, a five minute walk from the Duomo and Piazza della Signoria, and a ten minute walk from the railway station, Santa Maria Novella.

The school in Italy was involved in multiple scandals, which including the bankruptcy of its subsidiary A.C. Viareggio, a football club.[16] 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. However, the school acquitted the charge.[17]


  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. ^ "Brand Award Winners 2018". Global Brands Magazine. Retrieved 2018-09-23.
  6. ^ "Wayback Machine" (PDF). 24 March 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 March 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Specific Course Designation: report of the monitoring visit of the University of Buckingham, April 2016" (PDF). Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  8. ^ European School of Economics (PDF)  – Quality Assurance Agency, Nov 2014]
  9. ^ "Courses for Managers, Courses for Professionals - Short Courses - ESE". Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  10. ^ "European School of Economics | Ranking & Review". Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Check if a university or college is officially recognized". Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  12. ^ Gestiona
  13. ^ "2015-08-14_BOCM". Sede Oficial del Boletín de la Comunidad de Madrid (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 March 2018.
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  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ "Lauree false, tutti assolti all'European School". Il Tirreno (in Italian). 12 February 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2018.

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