Leading a Scale-Up Chair

More and more, small start-ups are moving quickly to hyper-growth SCALE-UPs - in value, revenue, and employee headcount. Think: Colonies, Alcemon, ContentSquare, Doctolib, leboincoin, and the like. These scale-ups urgently need YOU: professionally-trained, business-focused talent that can support their hyper-growth trajectories.

The "Leading a Scale-Up" Chair at ESSEC will prepare you to take on high-growth, high impact professional roles within scale-up companies or a company that is within the scale-up ecosystem. You will learn the unique leadership competencies needed to lead within hyper-growth organizations. You will learn how scale-ups grow organizationally and professionally to meet the agile demands of their growth and the market.

You will have the option to specialize across different roles:

  • business development & customer success

  • digital marketing & analytics

  • ESG (environmental, social, & governance)

  • innovation management

  • people & culture

  • performance metrics & finance

  • product development & supply chain

ESSEC Managerial Innovation and Operational Excellence Chair (Research Chair , not open to students)

In the face of the challenges brought about by rapidly evolving business environments, the Managerial Innovation and Operational Excellence Chair, in collaboration with its partners, aims to promote sustainable business performance by implementing an efficient combination of managerial innovation and operational excellence. In partnership with Covéa, Eurogroup Consulting, Humanis and Renault-Nissan Consulting, the chair, led by Jean-Marie Peretti and David Autissier, aims to experiment, define and implement new forms of management which will serve to shape the business of the future.

Armand Peugeot Chair (Research Chair, not open to students)

This Chair is a partnership between the University, PSA and 3 institutions for higher education and and research: Ecole Centrale de Paris, ESSEC Business School and Supélec. This partnership allows the chair to cover multidisciplinary and complementary topics and affectively address the complex questions that arise when talking about the future of the automotive industry in the context of development of electromobility and hybrid vehicles. Its structure allows the chair to convene around the fields of science, engineering, economics, management science and social science.