Bachelor Start-up & Business Development

Bachelor Start-up & Business Development

Entry level 
2 years of post-secondary study

Diploma awarded
State-recognized Bachelor’s degree (3 years post-secondary, RNCP level 6*)

1 year, starting in September

Language of instruction

Work-study, 2 days in school/3 days in company

Tuition fees
9 500€


The third year of the Bachelor’s program is State-recognized and overseen.

The Start-up & Business Development specialization can be accessed via the parallel admissions process following two years of post-secondary studies.

This training program enables students to obtain a complete set of theoretical and practical skills in order to set up, take over, develop, and/or evaluate a company

*The level 6 (NSF 313) "Diplôme en management général et international" awarded by PSB Paris School of Business is RNCP registered under the reference number 36785 by the Director General of France compétences as of 01/09/2022.

Aim of the specialization

This specialization provides training in the tools of entrepreneurship, the posture of a business developer, and digital skillsets.

It enables students to increase their awareness of the importance of knowledge, self-knowledge, and knowing how to act appropriately within a company, as well as honing their understanding of overall corporate culture. The program provides them with a complete strategic as well as functional overview in order to develop the skills required to carry out supervisory responsibilities.


The Start-up & Business Development specialization enables students to:

  • Progress within all areas of a company
  • Raise their awareness of entrepreneurialism and intrapreneurialism
  • Be able to set up, take over, develop or evaluate a company
  • Embrace a clearly defined entrepreneurial culture and fully grasp the workings of the entrepreneurial support ecosystem

Skill objectives


For successful completion of their Bachelor, students must validate the six following skillsets.

If students do not validate all the skillsets required for obtaining the professional certificate but successfully completes all skills related to one of the sets, each of the skillsets concerned will have been definitively validated.

1. Deployment of a corporate strategy at department level

2. Management of an entity's financial activities

3. Transdisciplinary project management

 Team or department management

5. Development and enhancement of professional skills

Create or develop an entrepreneurial activity

This program cannot be combined with another training program.

However, partial certification with another program is possible (see the RNCP diploma file).

In addition, prior professional experience may be validated with credits upon request, which must be submitted by email to:

For further information on the validation of prior experience at PSB, please visit the following page.

A word from the Head of Specialization


"Think strategy! What better way to stand out on the job market than by taking an entrepreneurial training program that will open immediate doors to a host of options, be it continuing on to Masters studies or realizing your own business creation ideas."

Head of Specialization


Specializations in the third year of the Bachelor


Partner companies



* Figures Paris School of Business 2023

Program description

The program is founded on the principles of entrepreneurialism and the key skills that a business creator needs to develop: the creative process up to the art of making an effective pitch via NoCode.

The academic year features a series of projects.

The first semester is structured around the teaching of the fundamentals of Finance, Marketing, and Digital. Students also learn about the basics of building a business plan.

The second semester is underpinned by a joint theme project common to various modules, the aim of which is set up a business creation project, either on an individual or group basis, in real or simulated mode.

It is in learning by doing that students develop the transversal skills that will turn them into complete, agile managers.

Total class time for the year is 539hrs.

Teaching format

Over the course of their time at Paris School of Business, students receive a varied teaching approach in order to nurture their creativity and adaptability.

Teaching formats :

  • Groupwork
  • Theory classes
  • Professional simulation exercises
  • Inverted classes
  • Business Games
  • Full-semester projects
  • Workshops

Assessment methodology

Successful completion of the five required blocks delivers the intended diploma in Start-up & Business Development at Bachelor level and the associated level 6 RNCP certificate.

The skill validation frame of reference is based upon written and oral assessment methods, including the following:

  • Case studies
  • Professional simulation exercises
  • Roleplay exercises
  • Individual and group projects
  • Professional placement report

Current academic year: 2023-2024

Admissions procedure for the Bachelor Start-up & Business Development

The admissions procedure for acceptance onto the third year of the Bachelor’s program comprises analysis of an application dossier, an English test and a one-to-one interview.

1. Comprehensive application dossier analysis

 Application dossier

 ID photo

 Copy of ID

 Photocopies of diplomas obtained and reports from Baccalaureate (end-of-secondary) level onwards (officially certified and translated into French for non-French documents)


 Covering letter

 French test results obtained (TCF, DELF/DALF) if French is not the native language

 Supporting statement from a teacher, head of institution, or an employer (not mandatory but strongly recommended

 €100, covering admin fees (€50 for French state scholarships upon presentation of a definitive scholarship allocation for the year in progress).

2. English test

 English test results obtained (IELTS/TOEFL TOEIC) in last two years for applicants to have already taken a test.

 If you are not in a position to provide this official grade, you will receive a link to an online test.

Minimum level required for applicants to programs in English:


3. Individual interview

 The aim of this interview is to assess your degree of motivation and open-mindedness, as well as to evaluate the complementarity of your personality, your knowledge and the teaching delivered at Paris School of Business.

It is also designed to assess your ability to imagine/construct an idea and suggest an original solution to an issue.

Personalized support

We offer personalized support for people suffering from disabilities as well as for sportspeople, artists, and entrepreneurs. To find out more, consult our specially dedicated page.

2022 Results indicators


of students continuing studies


of graduating students currently employed


satisfied with the training received


of Bachelor’s students obtained their diploma

Specific indicators are calculated by ministries in charge of professional training programs and State Education. Available at:

Following successful completion of the Bachelor Start-up & Business Development specialization, graduates can aspire to a wide range of positions, such as the following: 

  • e-business Consultant
  • Business Creator/Auto-entrepreneur
  • Company Buyers
  • Head of e-commerce
  • Web Marketeer

Continuation of studies

Graduates may also opt to continue their studies by choosing to take a Master of Science or our Master’s program.

Master of Science

The MSc provides the opportunity to obtain a dual managerial and technical skillset with a view to an international career. The school offers an array of MSc specializations.



The Master Program

Following the Bachelor’s program, the Master’s period of study lasts two years and can be accessed via the parallel admissions procedure. It is available with 15 specializations, 13 of which are carried out in work-study mode over two years.


Tuition fees


The cost of the training program is €9 500 per year during which no tuition fees are charged to the student, since they are signed on a work-study contract.

In addition, they are employees of a company and as such receive a salary.



For any questions regarding the Bachelor’s program, please contact the Admissions service.

Fanta BAYA

Bachelor’s Program Admissions Officer



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