Clermont-Ferrand ranks among the oldest cities of France, having been mentioned by a Greek geographer who was a contemporary of Christ. The city is famous for hosting the world’s number one international short-film festival. Its most prominent feature is the Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption, a Gothic cathedral built out of black volcanic rock. Clermont is the home of Michelin’s corporate headquarters and its pharmaceutical and metallurgy industries.
ESC Clermont Graduate School of Management is one of the five campuses that make up the École Supérieure de Commerce. All ESC universities have been accredited by AACSB International. The Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Clermont has made a solid place for itself since its creation in 1919. Under the patronage of the Ministry of Commerce, the city of Clermont-Ferrand, the Conseil Général du Puy-de-Dome (General Council), the Chamber of Commerce, and several companies in partnership with the General Council, the ESC Clermont welcomed a first class of seventy-six students. Since then, more than eleven thousand men and women from all walks of life have trodden the grounds of the Trudaine campus. The school has been a member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles since 1985 and a member of the Chapitre des Grandes Ecoles de Management since 1986.