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Master program description

The Master in Management cycle is a 2-year program which mixes theoretical knowledge and practical experiences provided by academics and professionals.
The program aims to give students the ability to evaluate the complexity of the international business arena by providing them with analytical tools for decision-making processes. Students will also develop their communication, leadership and teamwork skills. Interactive learning methods are used in the program such a business simulation, conferences on international business issues or storytelling.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  • To master and apply the knowledge and skills required for functioning effectively in a specialized field of business.
  • To adopt ethical, social and responsible behavior by engaging in activities that impact society
  • To manage operations  in companies or organizations within an international context
  • To contribute to the collective performance of the group by being  an effective team member.
  • To work efficiently with people from different cultures and operate successfully in various environments.
  • To develop professional hindsight to solve problems and make subsequent decisions.
  • To acquire communication skills in order to engage with a wide range of audiences in at least two different languages.
  • To contribute the digital transformation of organizations through their development of a digital mindset and expertise.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ideal for students who want to study business in France and wish to follow a program taught in English.
  • A balanced mix of academic and professional learning
  • Acquire a solid and lasting foundation for an evolutionary career
  • 2 years to become an expert in one of our 5 specializations
  • Develop your managerial skills and reveal your leadership potential
  • Benefit from an individualized path: MasterClasses, professionalization, internationalization
  • Possibility to do a double Master Degree during the last year in one of our partner universities

SCHEDULE

Master / 1st year Hours ECTS
Semester 1

Core courses


48


6
Masterclasses 40 4
Specialization courses 144 18
Personal & Career Development 12 1
French Language * 12 1

TOTAL SEMESTER 1

256

30
Semester 2

Core courses



48



6
Masterclasses 40 4
Specialization courses 120 15
Personal & Career Development + Consultancy project 12 4
French Language * 12 1

TOTAL SEMESTER 2

232

30
Master / 2nd year Hours ECTS
Semester 3

Core courses


48


6
Masterclass 40 4
Specialization courses 144 18
Personal & Career Development 12 1
French Language * 12 1

TOTAL SEMESTER 3

256

30
Semester 4

Master Thesis


 



21
Internship   9

TOTAL SEMESTER 4
 
30
* Intensive French classes are available during the summer

CORE COURSES

Core courses aim to provide students with a global and strategic approach to all issues of management. Students acquire the ability to adapt their decision-making process to any complex , interdisciplinary, perpetually changing environment, with diverse cultures. 
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SPECIALIZATION COURSES

MASTERCLASS

Each semester, students must choose 2 masterclasses. Masterclasses are taught by School research professors on subjects close to their research themes. These expert classes help students to acquire very specific knowledge, useful in their field of specialization. These are also a chance to blend research and pedagogy and to submerge students in research works. Masterclasses are also a good experience of research, helpful when writing the Master's thesis.
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CAREER DEVELOPMENT 

Workshops and coaching are organized to optimize students understanding of business standards, personal branding and digital tools for employment.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Each student partakes in a consultancy project and a 6-month internship to improve his/her level of work experience.
Consultancy project: A company commissions a group of students on a real business mission
Internship: A 6 month work experience, in France or abroad. ESDES provides support for placements and knowledge of the employment market.

MASTER THESIS

The Master's thesis is the final task of the program. This must demonstrate a capacity for reflection, method and professionalism and confirm, in writing, all the skills students have acquired.