Program Overview

ESLSCA Business School is an environment where students grow into their potential. For those with a strong commitment to entrepreneurship, the entrepreneurship track brings like- minded students together very early in the MBA program. Thus, offering them the opportunity to meet, integrate and learn about startup business concepts; and to experience the unique entrepreneurial environment at ESLSCA.

Program Objectives

The Entrepreneurship track focuses on developing students’ comprehension of the basic functional areas of management and maximizing their abilities to get a jump-start on building an entrepreneurial career.
The Entrepreneurship track is highly interdisciplinary. The students’ diverse skills sets and experiences enable them to deal with complex challenges from different angles. 
Furthermore, throughout the learning process students are guided by both faculty and industry mentors who are experts in the field.


Program Structure

Core Courses:

  • Core Courses
    ACC511 : Accounting for Managers : (Credit hours: 3)

    This course provides the students with a comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts, procedures and techniques of managerial accounting. Students will be able to use the financial information to take different managerial decisions.

    MGT511 : Contemporary Management : (Credit hours: 3)

     This is a generic course, which demonstrates the basic concepts and essential skills for any successful manager such as supervision, delegation, negotiation, team building, leadership, and effective communication skills. It also gives an introduction to the conceptual framework of Organisation behaviour which focuses on the individuals within organisation as the relevant unit of analysis in addition to study of nature and relationship among groups and departments that make up those organisations.

    FIN521 : Financial Management : (Credit hours: 3)
    The course is designed to provide students with an introduction to finance and a general understanding of financial management basic concepts and practices; synthesising current principles of managerial finance, investment and financial markets. 
    The course is structured to cover an overview of managerial finance, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital and dividend policy and financing strategies. 
    MKT521 : Marketing Management : (Credit hours: 3)

    This course focuses on marketing and its role within organisations. It introduces the marketing concept, examines its relationship to other functions in the firm and looks at techniques and frameworks used to examine marketing environments, understand consumer and organisational buying behaviour, segment markets and position products, develop new products, manage existing products and promote, price and place products. 

    HRM521 : Human Resources Management : (Credit hours: 3)

    This course focuses on (1) managers and leaders with the responsibility to optimise performance and do what is ethically correct; (2) HRM specialists who advise, support, and aid managers and non-managers in their work; and (3) employees who must do the work.  Hence, this course is concerned with applying the HRM concepts, procedures, models, tools, and techniques without exercising discrimination and violating the laws and regulations.

    MGT532 : Strategic Management : (Credit hours: 3)
    This course integrates all the business courses such as management, marketing, finance, accounting, and human resources to develop a company-wide point of view. It goes on by teaching the student conceptual approaches to dealing effectively with top management problems.
     The role of the general manager is the central one examined here. Problems in developing the strategy of a single business are addressed as well as corporate-level decisions. 
    GEN103 : Business Research Methods II : (Credit hours: 3)
    This course focuses on the role of statistics and business research as tools for the manager to use when making planning and operating decisions. The course prepares the manager to be a critical consumer of statistics capable of assessing the validity and reliability of statistics and business research prepared for the manager's use. Topics include research design and data collection, survey design and sampling theory, probability theory, hypothesis testing, and research reporting and evaluating.
    ECO511 : Economics for Managers : (Credit hours: 3)
     This course covers microeconomic concepts relevant to managerial decision-making. Students develop an understanding of the economic environment in which the firm operates and learn to think strategically within it.
    Topics include: demand and supply analysis, consumer demand theory, production theory, price administration, perfect competition, externalities and public goods, rudimentary game theory, oligopoly, transaction cost economics, hidden information, and market signalling.

Specialization Tracks:

  • Entrepreneurship
    MGT110 : Social Entrepreneurship : (Credit hours: 3)

    Social entrepreneurship is a rapidly developing and changing business field in which business and nonprofit leaders design, grow, and lead mission-driven enterprises. As the traditional lines blur between nonprofit enterprises, government, and business, it is critical that business students understand the opportunities and challenges in this new landscape. This course explores entrepreneurship as a mechanism for social change, economic development, and community wealth creation.  Specifically, we examine the concepts and practice of social entrepreneurship, through reading and project assignments, class discussions, cases, and guest speakers.

    .. : Elective 2 : (Credit hours: 3)
    COI101 : Introduction to Competitive intelligence : (Credit hours: 3)
    The course will develop a framework for understanding the importance of Competitive Intelligence in formulating both business level strategy and in choosing competitive tactics. Class assignments will give students hands on experience analyzing an industry and the competitors in the industry. Students will choose a business or product line and then study key competitors using both firm's internal data and on competitors and publicly available data.
    This course can be attended either in ESLSCA's premises in Paris or in Cairo.
    MGT106 : Leadership : (Credit hours: 3)
    This course is designed to provide students with a theory- and research-based, integrative, hands-on, and practical view of leadership. The many debates and controversies within the field of leadership are presented with an emphasis on integration of the concepts and distilling useful and practical concepts from each theory while taking a cross-cultural perspective.
    The topics include defining leadership, early and contemporary concepts of leadership, leading teams, leading change, and developing leaders. Ultimately, this course encourages students to apply what they learn to their own development and into their current organisations. The course will also integrate the main functions of the effective leader such as planning, control and motivation.
    MGT109 : Strategic Thinking for Entrepreneurs : (Credit hours: 3)

    Concepts and Basics of innovation; Principles of innovation strategy; analysing Competition; Building Sustainable Competitive advantage; strategic analysis; strategic business units; environmental analysis; competition analysis; positioning; case studies

    FIN103 : Funding and Entrepreneurial Venture : (Credit hours: 3)

    Explores the requirements, costs and benefits of various forms of financial options open to the entrepreneur. Special emphasis will be placed on finance issues of particular relevance to the minority entrepreneur, as well as funding sources for capital. The course also explores financing entrepreneurial companies at various phases of the life cycle. Students will also gain an understanding of what is in the numbers and how they reflect a specific strategy.

    GEN201 : Seminar : (Credit hours: 3)
    It is an empirical or field study to be conducted by the participant on a problem faced by his organisation or others applying techniques and tools studied in the research methods course. 
    The topic will be assigned according to the needs of the participant’s organisation.
    During this course, participants will continue and improve in-group individual researches that will have be en developed during the research methods course. 
    . : Elective 1 : (Credit hours: 3)


Program Requirements

The Admission Committee welcomes applications from individuals who possess a solid record of academic and professional achievements and can demonstrate their ability and potential to conduct  high quality academic work. We assess and evaluate each MBA candidate on the basis of the following criteria: 
 - Academic Requirements: A minimum of an undergraduate degree, a bachelor or the equivalent, from a recognised institution of higher education and a solid record of academic achievements on a consistent basis. We welcome applicants with diverse academic backgrounds either business or non-business backgrounds.
- Evidence of managerial and professional experience:  The goal of the Admission Committee is to admit candidates  who possess well-defined career goals and a high potential for success at work. We glean applicants' essays, letters of evaluation, and résumé (C.V.)
- Personal qualities:  The Admissions Committee looks for applicants who are mature, honest, intellectually curious,flexible, and personable. Evidence of applicant's personal qualities will be found in application essays, letters of evaluation and the résumé. 
- Fluency in written and spoken English:  The Admission Committee evaluates the English level during the personal interview and matches it according to the program applied to. Moreover, the candidates are required to submit any internationally recognised English proficiency exams.