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ESSAM 2020 - is cancelled

Due to the latest guidance regarding Covid-19, ESSAM 2020 is cancelled. To transfer your existing booking to ESSAM 2021, or receive a notification when ESSAM 2021 registration is open, please contact Ela Zych-Watson at

The European Summer School for Advanced Management (ESSAM) is a credited two-week MBA summer school for both full and part-time MBA students.

ESSAM provides MBA students with a unique and intense teaching opportunity consisting of lectures, workshops, a diverse range of guest speakers from leading organisations and companies, team-based consulting projects and company visits. You become immersed in a new culture and grow your professional network.

"So glad I came to ESSAM 2019. Wonderful staff and program" - Lauren Madden University of South Australia

Established over 30 years ago, ESSAM is organised by an international consortium of business schools, and therefore you benefit from a teaching experience delivered by more than one university. ESSAM is hosted again this year by the triple-accredited Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, at our Glasgow and Dumfries campuses.

ESSAM enables MBA students to compress some of their Elective courses into 2 weeks. The University of Glasgow issues marks other universities can validate for their own students. ESSAM suggests 10 ECTS for the full programme.

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