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KEDGE Business School
MSc International Business

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Program overview

The Program is a global Management MSc 100% taught in English addressed to students who intend to begin an International Business Career. It's composed of three main blocks of courses completed by lectures and conferences from Professionals and Academics.

The underlying philosophy of the program is to deliver a high-quality academic package through core courses that can be completed freely by the students with elective courses in different areas to get more specialized. Additionally, students have the opportunity to 'experience' their training thanks to open source seminars that can be regarded as a balanced pedagogy of academic, professional and experiential events.

Curriculum (courses, subject modules)

SEMESTERS 1 & 2

INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT & GEOPOLITICS:

Concepts, economic and political challenges related to international business and relations in their historical, political, social and cultural contexts.

CORPORATE STRATEGY & NEW BUSINESS MODELS:

Corporate strategic decisionmaking processes in a global context. Introduction to business ethics and new business models.

DIGITAL MARKETING & INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATION:

Master commercial and negotiation techniques in an international context (negotiation simulation with an American University). Provide an insight on the trends and evolutions of digital marketing.

CORPORATE FINANCE:

Main techniques of financing, selection of investments, reading and interpretation of financial statements in an international context.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW:

Legal, tax and administrative aspects in negotiating international contracts; as well as the conditions for the protection of tangible and intangible property internationally.

SUPPLY CHAIN & IMPORT EXPORT OPERATIONS*:

Main theories and techniques of production, purchasing and logistics in an international context.

INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT A CROSS CULTURAL APPROACH:

Basic concepts related to human resources, communication skills and personal management.

*30 hours online

ELECTIVE COURSES (90h)

CAMPUS BORDEAUX

  • Food & Wine Management
  • Operations Management
  • Doing business in Asia, Africa, India

CAMPUS MARSEILLE

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Doing business in USA/Canada, Europe, Latin America

SEMESTER 3

Choose your track:

FRENCH TOUCH TOUR

The ‘French Touch Tour’ is an exploration of French know-how, history and culture. With its innovative and balanced pedagogy based on conferences from professionals and academics, company and museum visits and case studies, it aims to promote French exports and develop knowledge on:
- Wine, business tourism, aerospace (Bordeaux)
- Luxury, shipping, design (Marseille Provence)
- Culture, real estate, luxury (Paris)

INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP

THESIS: Students select a relevant research question and write an academic assignment. Students work closely with an academic supervisor who guides them through the various processes of their research.

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CENTRAL CASE STUDY

"How to manage a business unit abroad?"

All along the year, students work on a business case. Different classes will be taught by export managers.

Admission conditions

Required diploma(s) :

  • Bachelor
  • Master

Employment opportunities & career impact

Average time for obtaining the first job offer : 99% are hired within 6 months

Employment opportunities :

Since the creation of the programme in 1986 in Bordeaux, our alumni have been hired by over 700 companies across 5 continents.

TYPES OF POSITIONS:

  • International Development Manager
  • Export Sales Manager
  • Business Engineer
  • Import-Export Director
  • International Financial Manager
  • Branch Manager
  • Wine Manager
  • Sales & Marketing Director
  • Manager of International subsidiaries
  • Consultant in International business
  • Government officialresponsible for International Affairs

KEY FIGURES

€39 000 average annual salary

99% are hired within six months

100% work in an international position

COMPANIES

Airbus, Alcatel Lucent, Apple, Arcelor Mittal, Avon Cosmetics, Bank of China, Barton & Guestier, Dior, Daimler, Decathlon, DELPHI Automotive, Dongfeng, Google, Kra Foods, Kuehne + Nagel, LVMH-Hermès, Maison Salin, Natixis, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Procter & Gamble, Rothschild, Société Générale, Total…

Program enrolment information and statistics


Application Deadlines

MSc in 1 year :

Admission level : International Bachelor's degree (4 years)

Duration : 18 months

Degree : Master of Science

Campus : Bordeaux or Marseille

Language : English

MSc in 2 years :

Admission level : Bachelor's degree

Duration : 30 months

Degree : Master of Science

Campus : 1st year in Bordeaux or Marseille - 2nd year in Bordeaux or Marseille

Language : English


Faculty profiles

KEDGE Business School's faculty is made up of almost 183 full-time lecturers and several hundred professional and academic speakers who teach at our French and international campuses.

The full-time faculty is comprised of lecturers-researchers, 90% of whom hold a PhD. 44% are international professors from over 30 different countries.

Due to the dynamics of the merger process, globalisation and the growth Kedge Business School is experiencing, it now boasts a substantial and incredibly diverse faculty, a strong asset in the face of new challenges in the fields of research and education.

Academic Excellence:

KEDGE is one of the European leaders in academic research on management, with a very ambitious research output.

FIRST FRENCH MANAGEMENT RESEARCH SCHOOL

KEDGE produces the equivalent of one article in a top-ranking journal every day.

In the 2017 ranking of best schools for research in management performed by L'Etudiant, the leading French magazine covering student orientation, KEDGE Business School came out on top in France with a total of 103 articles across all categories published by its faculty in 2015.

This exceptional performance is the result of its excellence strategy applied since the School's creation in 2013.

With three Centres of Excellence: Marketing, Supply Chain and CSR, and five Centres of Expertise: Wine & Spirits, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Health Management, Finance Reconsidered and Creative Industries & Culture, the School affirms its academic expertise on several key issues in management sciences.


Campus facilities & Student Life

BORDEAUX CAMPUS

The Bordeaux campus is located on the Talence university site, around 20 minutes outside of the city centre by tram. There are several location options available, either in Bordeaux

Where to stay ?

In terms of location, you can look at either Bordeaux or the Urban Community of Bordeaux (sometimes referred to as CUB in French) which includes the neighbouring towns, of which the closest to the school are Talence, Gradignan, and Pessac.

The liveliest areas of Bordeaux city centre are Hôtel de Ville, Quinconces, St Pierre, Capucins and Victoire. These last 3 are student neighbourhoods and very popular evening destinations, so are noisier than others.

Nansouty and St Genes are 2 quieter alternatives.

Tram B and buses provide transport links. For information on public transport in Bordeaux and CUB, please visit: http://www.infotbm.com

Accomodation

Special help with accommodation is organized all year round for International Students. For more information, please consult our International Students Handbook and visit our Housing Facebook Group

Visit also our international housing platform. This website is free to use and operating on a student-to-student basis.

Site for announcement of rents

·         Leboncoin

·         Pap

·         Info jeunes

·         Lokaviz

·         Paruvendu

·         Seloger

·         Sud Ouest

Please note: some of these sites contain advertisements placed by estate agents. If this is the case, agency fees are maximun 10€/m².

Be wary of agencies with fees lower than around €200. They will offer you properties from listings that are generally no longer available.

Site for announcement of co-rent

Facebook group for KEDGE BS students only

Residence The Campus

On Campus residendence named “Le Campus” and managed by a social housing landlord: Domofrance

Contact Domofrance by email

By telephone: +33 (0) 5 56 84 82 86

Private Student residences

You can also visit www.adele.org which lists many more properties.

Social Landlords

·         Aquitanis

·         Domofrance

·         Gironde Habitat

KEDGE Contact :

Caroline Guilloux : Support service – Accommodation

Guilloux Caroline

+33 (0)5 56 84 63 26

Arrival information

Pick up assistance

KEDGE BS and its International Students Association Melting Potes offer every semester to International Students a pick-up service from “Bordeaux Mérignac (BOD)” airport and “Bordeaux Gare Saint Jean” train station. The dates of the pick-up service will be communicated through the dedicated orientation session KEDGE BS website.

Integration

The International Students Association Melting Potes supports the International Office in facilitating the integration of international students among the French students through the organization of activities all year round.

Contact us on Facebook - Melting Potes

Life in Bordeaux

More information related to the city of Bordeaux, transportation, accommodation, estimated expenses, health & insurance, banks, visas, scholarships… can be found on the “International Student Handbook”.

Visit the campus

Download files

Student handbook - Bordeaux (PDF - 2.5 MB)

MARSEILLE CAMPUS

The Marseilles campus is located in the 9th arrondissement, in pleasant surroundings close to the calanques. It is well connected in terms of public transport (with Line 21 serving the city centre

Accommodation

The 9th, 8th and 6th arrondissements are the best ones to look at.

The liveliest and best areas to live in Marseilles city centre are Préfecture, Castellane, Perier, and Cours Julien.

The school is located in the 9th arrondissement, in the Luminy area. As a general rule, it is advisable to choose somewhere that is close to a Bus 21 stop which goes straight to the school.

You can check public transport in Marseilles at: http://www.rtm.fr/

Spaces in residences are limited especially during the Fall semester thus we recommend our International students to look into off-campus accommodation as well.

KEDGE Business School proposes rooms in 2 main student residences which are located on Luminy Campus (Alotra and Estudines).

The monthly rent may vary between 260€ and 470€ (depending on the room size and the residence). 
Reservation for rooms on campus need to be done at least 3 months in advance and directly to the Housing department itself. Rooms are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Residences in town

·         Easymomenthome

·         Furnished Apartments in Marseilles

·         Odalys Campus

·         Estudines

Partner agencies of Kedge Immo Marseille

·         Guisimmobilier

·         Easymomenthome

·         Nespick

·         Studentmundial

·         Axis estate agent

Group Facebook of student offers of Kedge BS

Further information about on campus residences and housing options in Marseille can be found in the International Student Handbook.

Visit also our international housing platform www.housinganywhere.com This website is free to use and operating on a student-to-student basis

KEDGE Contact :

Mihaela Gamerre - International Student Office

logementmarseille@kedgebs.com

+33 (0)4 91 82 73 14

Arrival information

Pick up assistance

The closest airport to travel to Marseille is the Marseilles-Provence Airport in the city of Marignane which is located at 30 minutes by car from Marseille town center.

The easiest way to get to town (to the Saint-Charles train station) is to take the airport shuttle:
It leaves every 20 minutes from 5:10am to 00:10am and costs 8,50€ one way and takes 30 minutes.

From the train station, KEDGE BS and its International Students Association InterAct offer each semester a pick-up assistance (free service) to reach our campus. The dates of the pick-up service will be communicated through the dedicated orientation session KEDGE BS website.

Integration

The InterAct association supports the International Student Office in facilitating the integration of international students among the French students through the organization of activities all year round.

Do not hesitate to contact The InterAct association on Facebook

Life in Marseille

Please download the International Student Handbook for more information related to the city of Marseille, transportation, accommodation, estimated expenses, health & insurance, banks, visas, scholarships.

Visit the campus

Download files

Student handbook - Marseille (PDF - 2.8 MB)


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