If the thought of moving to Lille or Paris to study at one of European’s best business schools appeals to you, then perhaps IÉSEG School of Management is the right destination.
You wouldn’t be alone in making the move. 84% of IÉSEG’s permanent professors are international, while just under half of its student body are foreign, with about 90 different nationalities represented.
The Grande Ecole Program
As you may well know, IÉSEG School of Management is a “Grande Ecole”, a highly selective French university with a very rigorous selection process and competitive entrance exam most students spend about two years preparing for.
IÉSEG School of Management offers a five-year Grande Ecole Program in English – which is essentially a combined degree program consisting of four work placements, a bachelor’s degree and a master of science in management. Read more about it here.
International master’s degrees in English
Companies regularly recruit interns and apprentices through IÉSEG School of Management because they value the high standard of teaching at the university as well as the international dimension of many of its courses.
In fact, IÉSEG School of Management incorporates mandatory work experience within all its programs, and, thanks to the close links the university has nurtured with various industries, can help students land sought-after internships.
Find out more about the many ways in which IÉSEG School of Management helps its students build work experience while they study here.
Fees and scholarships
Remarkably, international and French students are charged the same tuition fees, though rates vary depending on the course. Tuition fees for their full range of master’s of science are between EUR 14,000 (US$ 14,800) and EUR 16,000 (US$ 16,900), while their international MBA costs EUR 24,000 (US$ 25,500). A large number of merit-based scholarships are available to students interested in the master’s of science, international MBA or bachelor in international business programs. These scholarships come in the form of tuition waivers of up to 50%.
Applicants to their master’s of science programs are required to have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with excellent GPA and English proficiency test scores. Applicants must also submit a personal statement and will be interviewed over Skype. International MBA program applicants are also asked to have at least three years of work experience.