All about this master, MSc International Business KEDGE Business School
France - Western Europe
Retail Sales management & Business Development

KEDGE Business School
MSc International Business


Program overview

The Programme 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)


Soft skills acquisition is part of our curriculum since they represent key competences for international managers.




Economic and political challenges related to international business in their historical, political, social and cultural contexts.



Corporate strategy decision making processes in a global context. Introduction to social entrepreneurship and new business models.



Provide an insight on the trends and evolutions of digital marketing. Managing negotiation techniques in an international context (online simulation game with an American university).



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



Legal, tax and administrative aspects in negotiating international contracts. Conditions for the protection of tangible and intangible property rights internationally.



Main theories and techniques of production, purchasing and logistics in an international context. Optimising the administration for international operations.



Basic concepts related to human resources, communication skills and personal management. Online simulation game with foreign universities.




  • Operations Management (Focus on Wine Industry)
  • Doing business in Asia, Africa, India, Europe & Middle East


  • Marketing
  • Doing business in North America, Europe & Middle East, Latin America, Asia


  • Cross-cultural Management
  • Doing business in Asia (focus on Japan), Middle-East, Russia, Europe



The ‘French Touch Tour’ is an exploration of French "savoir-faire" in different industries. With its innovative and balanced pedagogy based on conferences from professionals and academics, company visits and export market surveys, it aims to promote the French know-how of export-oriented SMEs.



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


CASE STUDY: EXPORT MARKET SURVEY (part of French Touch Tour)

All along the year, students work on an export market survey and present their outcome in front of a jury of professionals.








Admission conditions

Required diploma(s) :

  • Bachelor
  • Master

Tuition & Fees

Between 16500 and 25000 €


Passport copy

- Academic records / CV / Photo - TOEFL ≥ 550 / IBT ≥ 90 / TOEIC ≥ 780 / IELTS ≥ 6.5 or equivalent.

Except for students who have studied in English abroad (at least 2 years)

- €120 registration fee  GMAT / GRE score will be to the candidate’s advantage

NOT MANDATORY - Other documents

  • Other degree
  • Recommandation/Cover letter
  • University/school certificate
  • GMAT / GRE score will be to the candidate’s advantage



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.


  • 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


€42 000 average annual salary

99% are hired within six months

100% work in an international position


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

Language : English

MSc in 2 years :

Admission level : Bachelor's degree

Duration : 30 months

Degree : Master of Science

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.


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

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.


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

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Student handbook - Bordeaux (PDF - 2.5 MB)



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


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:

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 This website is free to use and operating on a student-to-student basis

KEDGE Contact :

Mihaela Gamerre - International Student Office

+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.


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

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Student handbook - Marseille (PDF - 2.8 MB)

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