Master in International Business

Master in International Business

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
Full time on 1st year/work-sudy on 2nd year

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 International Business specialization can be accessed via parallel admissions in the fourth year of studies (Master 1).

Generalist by nature, the Master in International Business is aimed at all those wishing to pursue a career in strategy, marketing and commerce, project management, digital, sustainable development and entrepreneurship.

Particular importance is placed upon close collaboration between the program and international companies so that students have to tackle head-on the kinds of challenges that their future career will present.

*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

The main objective of the Master in International Business is to train creative and responsible leaders with an international outlook.

Strenghts of the program

  • Broad geographical and professional opportunities.
  • Development of strategic skills helping to better understand the multicultural challenges faced by international companies.
  • Preparation for a career in a highly mobile employment market.
  • 6-month exchange abroad in the first year within one of our partner universities and the chance to obtain a double degree.

Master in International Business

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 (entrepreneurship)

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 Specialization

"The International Business Manager is a key strategic asset to any company. Generalist, multilingual, and with experience of several markets, they are capable of acting, thinking, and advising their company in its international development."

Nada REJEB
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

    1st year:

      The first year of the Master in International Business is divided into two semesters.

        The first comprises core course teaching, enabling students to refresh their knowledge of fundamental subjects (Finance, Law, Marketing, etc.).

          The second semester is dedicated to the international component during which students go abroad to a partner university to acquire new skills and discover a new culture.

             

              2nd year:

                The second year of the Master in International Business enables future managers to hone their project management skills and familiarize themselves with international business development levers.

                  These skills are completed with 360° training in Finance, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Negotiation with a socially responsible stamp.

                  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.

                   

                  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

                  Following successful completion of the International Business specialization, graduates can aspire to a wide range of positions, such as the following:

                  • General Manager, President CEO
                  • Export & Import
                  • Consultant Licensing Manager / Director
                  • Business Policy Consulting
                  • International Marketing
                  • Foreign Exchange Trading
                  • Management Consultant
                  • International Business Engineer

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

                  Tuition fees

                  This training program costs €11,865 per year.

                  In second year, tuition fees are 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 International Business specialization, please contact the Admissions service.

                  Céline Renault

                  Head of Master in Management – Grande Ecole program admissions

                  admission@psbedu.paris

                  Testimony

                  Alexandra MAIELLO
                  Internal communications and supplier relations, L'Oréal

                  Following a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Foreign Languages, I chose a different path offering greater professional preparation by opting for the Paris Business School Master in International Management. Over the course of the program, I carried out an internship at Le Figaro as a web marketing and partnerships project manager. Thanks to the variety of international experiences accumulated, internship opportunities, association life, and faculty from a wide range of working

                  backgrounds, this Master enables students to graduate with skills and abilities that will help them enter the employment market successfully.

                  I currently work at L’Oréal in communications and supplier relations in work-study mode.

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