Master in Business Consulting

Matser's in Business Consulting

Entry level
3 years of post-secondary study

Diploma awarded
State-recognized Master’s degree (5 years post-secondary, RNCP level 7*)

Length
2 years, starting in September

Language of instruction
French/English

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

Tuition fees
€11 865 per year

Presentation

The Masters Cycle of the Master in Management – Grande Ecole program comprises a two-year curriculum officially recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and is awarded with a Master’s-level diploma (5 years of post-secondary studies – Level 7*). It benefits from being delivered by a triple crown internationally accredited school (AACSB, AMBA and EFMD).

The Business Consulting specialization can be accessed via parallel admissions in the fourth year of studies.

The consultant provides a vital technical and professional link, lending their expertise to support their client in the decision-making process.

*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 program enables our students to join consulting firms across all business lines and in all types of industries.

The main strength of this Master is its ability to enable graduates to carry out missions in a variety of different areas, with national and international clients, and to discover all aspects of a company.

Some graduates join companies directly within innovation and project management departments, as well as within, pre-defined sectors.

Strengths 

This Masters enables students to take a non-linear career path by working on client missions of varying lengths (6 to 24 months) and in various set-ups, offering a host of international mobility opportunities.

Master Business Consulting

Skill objectives

For successful completion of their Masters, students must validate the five following skillsets.

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

  1. Devising a departmental/organizational strategy
  2. Planning, optimizing, and managing the budget and coordination of z department and/or organization’s financial affairs
  3. Managing a transformation and/or innovation project in a national and/or international context
  4. Managing individual staff and teams
  5. Implementing a business development strategy in France or abroad

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: vae@ggeedu.fr

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

A word from the Head of Program

"Taking this specialization will offer you a host of openings to different sectors and positions around the world. You will need to be able to work on several projects and missions and with various teams and clients. These profiles are highly sought after on today’s employment market, thanks to the business agility and adaptability they display, as well as the tools and methods implemented that enable them to meet the strategic, operational, and organizational challenges posed within companies"

Valentine MAHDAVY
Head of Specialization

2280

Work-study contracts signed per year

15

Specializations 100% in work-study mode

3000

Corporates partners

18846

Alumni

*Paris Business School figures 2023

Academic content

  • In the 1st year, students learn the fundamentals of strategy needed for decision making and its operational implementation. Learning methods include by case studies, workshops, and missions conducted in groups.
  • In the 2nd year, the program is mainly focused on the various project management roles and missions of the consultant, adopting crash test methods, among others.

Total class time is 511hrs for the fourth year and 504hrs for the fifth.

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
  • Common-theme projects
  • Workshops

Assessment methodology

Successful completion of the five required blocks delivers the intended Master in Management – Grande Ecole program diploma and the associated level 7 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 

The admissions procedure for entry onto a Master’s-level Paris School of Business program comprises analysis of an application dossier, an English test and a one-to-one interview, and can be accessed via hors monmaster.gouv.fr

 

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)

 CV

 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 2 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:

à 1st-3rd years : IELTS 5.5/TOEFL 70

à 4th year : IELTS 6 / TOEFL 80


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


86%

of graduating students are in full employment


82%

found a job within six months following graduation


€40 350

average salary


89%

of students have found employment in line with their level of studies



96%

of Masters in Management – Grande Ecole students graduated

Apprenticeship contract break rate: 3%

Rate of break from studies in progress: 2.52%

Specific indicators are calculated by ministries in charge of professional training programs and State Education. Available at: inserjeunes.education.gouv.fr/diffusion/accueil

A consultant is above all someone who develops working methods, thinking tools, and an outlook based on identifying problems and implementing solutions. The Master enables you to join public or private organizations with a cross-functional, sectorial, and all-encompassing mindset.

Graduates of the program may aspire to a large range of positions, including the following:

Traditional positions:

  • Organization Consultant
  • Management Consultant
  • Strategy Consultant
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Marketing Consultant

Emerging professions:

  • Digital Transformation
  • Sustainability
  • nformation Systems

The school does not offer any track beyond graduation from this program.

Tuition fees

This training program costs €11,865 per year and will be covered in their entirety by your host company since you will be registered on a work-study contract.

In addition, as an employee of the company you will receive a salary.

  

Contact

For any questions regarding the Business Consulting specialization, please contact the Admissions service.

Céline Renault

Head of Master in Management – Grande Ecole program admissions

admission@psbedu.paris

Testimony

Alexis GALLAND
Junior Project Manager (work-study) in the French National Railway Department for Innovation and Research

My humane, curious, and hyperactive nature led me to choosing the specialization in Business Consulting after three years of studying the Paris School of Business Grande Ecole program.

Driven by my desire for a meaningful job involving contact with other people and variety within the missions I would carry out, I naturally gravitated towards the consulting profession. This training program teaches us how to take a critical stance on the corporate environment. We learn about project management in depth and improve our adaptability in order to be operational in all areas, regardless of the type of challenge we will face in the future.

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