Mario secures place at prestigious Paris business school 12 February 2024

Year 13 student Mario Brandon has been offered a place to study in Paris at one Europe’s leading business schools. Mario, who is studying Business, Psychology and Geography at A-Level, will head to the French capital in September to study at ESCP Business School.

ESCP were so impressed with Mario, they awarded him a 50 per cent scholarship to help fund his place to study Business Management (BSc). ESCP was fourth in the 2023 Financial Times European Business Schools ranking, solidifying its prestigious status among Europe’s elite.

The school has five campuses across the continent and the course will offer Mario a chance to live and study in some stunning European cities. He will study for his first year of three at ESCP in Paris before heading to Turin in year two, where his early A-Level in Italian is sure to come in handy.

Speaking of his achievement, Mario said: “I’m very happy. It’s one of the best business schools in Europe. I’m excited to study in Paris and Turin and in the third year, we get a choice of the five campuses, and I think I’ll choose Berlin. It’s a chance to learn and experience different cultures and languages. I can’t wait.”

Richard Smith, Head of Business at BMS, said: “This is an amazing achievement by Mario to gain entry onto this highly competitive course. You are competing on an international stage against students drawn from a worldwide applicant pool.

“It is a truly international student body consisting of more than 75 nationalities with the chance to study in Paris, Turin, Madrid, Berlin or London. Courses are taught in English with some units in Spanish or French and a compulsory internship to gain real world work experience.”

Mario hopes to get a year or two of work experience under his belt after completing his course, before returning to education to study for a Master’s degree.