This 1-year program provides the skills and mind-set required for success in international business. We draw on our sound understanding of business practices and cultures to give students the fundamental skills necessary to manage corporations in any international context.
For those with an academic background in business, the MIB will take their knowledge to a higher level, with a new perspective. For those without a background in business, the MIB will provide theoretical fundamentals in management, as well as providing opportunities to apply their newfound knowledge.
The MIB is accredited with the French National Association of Grandes Ecoles (La Conférence des Grandes Ecoles) and with the Catholic University of Lille.
- Condensed program in an international context
- Customized curriculum
- Interactive educational approach
- Product Manager
- Project Manager
- Business Consultant
Students have the opportunity to customize the program to meet their needs and interests. The program is made up of 90 ECTS credits to be completed in one year (3 terms). There are 10 Extensives, 4 Intensives, 9 Electives, French, and an internship, consulting project, or company research project.
Students can choose to study in Lille or Paris for the September intake. There is a second intake in January for the Lille campus.
French language lessons at every level are included in the program for international students. French is the mandatory choice for all non-French speaking students.
MIB students not only study the latest theories in their chosen field but they also undergo a real-life executive training period in a company of their choice. During the internship period, students will be able to connect the theories of management to hands-on experience and test the cross-cultural skills they will have developed at IÉSEG.
The MIB internship can be undertaken in France or abroad, from 4 to 6 months.
IÉSEG's Corporate Relations department organize regular meetings to keep students up to date on the latest search tools and strategies for finding internships. A dedicated professional supports students in their search. He/she is available for consultations on CV/resume and cover letter revision, as well as interview preparation to help them turn their strengths into practical skills to best prepare them for the global labor market.
Companies that we work with:
The MIB program caters to students who already hold a bachelor or master degree from a recognized school and want to study management in an international setting.
Rolling admission is based on student’s online application and review of the required documents.
€ 15,000 for domestic and international students.
International merit-based scholarships are available.
January intake dates will be posted shortly.
Online application form
CV / Resume
Transcripts and diploma translated into English or French if necessary
English proficiency test (IELTS 6.5, TOEFL IBT 85, TOEIC 800) for non-native English speakers
Copy of passport
80€ application fee
The choice to study abroad is not only an academic decision, but also a financial one. Students need to be aware of the various cost involved in pursuing a degree at IÉSEG.
Unlike some other countries where international students pay a much higher tuition than domestic students, there is NO difference between tuition for French and international students at IÉSEG.
Current tuition for the MIB program is 15,000 €.
Previous exchange students at IÉSEG, or students coming from one of IÉSEG’s international partner universities, automatically receive a 10% discount on tuition.
IÉSEG has a merit-based International Scholarship Program with a tuition waiver of 15 to 50% per year. Selection is based on the applicant’s previous academic performance and overall application portfolio. The scholarship application is automatic; students do not need to apply separately.
All international students are encouraged to check with Campus France and their own government to see if there are any scholarships available.
What do some of our former and current students think about the MIB ?
"I believe studying in one of the top ten Grande École in a program provided 100% in English, having course mates and professors from 14 different nationalities, living in an environment where I can practice conversing in French and appreciate the charm of the French way of life, is the perfect combination of a rewarding and personal enriching experience for me during my sabbatical year."
Jacqueline Chang, MIB Alumni
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Banking Commission, International Chamber of Commerce (Paris)
"My Engineering background and prior work experience with Accenture, together with my dreams of pursuing an International career, led me to my decision to enroll in IÉSEG MIB. Now, when I work for the Global HQ’s of a Fortune 500 company, managing operations across 20+ countries, I could not ask for anything more! Every single moment and every penny I invested in IÉSEG was worth it! To me, IÉSEG is not just a school, brand, or culture, it is an Identity."
Vivek Raj, MIB Alumni
Reporting Manager of P&G Accountsand International Large Accounts
Sodexo Global Headquarters (Issy-les-Moulineaux, France)
"I believe that it is not the destination but the process, the journey, in reaching the destination that matters the most! MIB is, sincerely speaking; a cherry on the cake of my journey to become a successful individual and a professional! I consider this program one of the best grooming sessions I have had throughout my student life, as it personifies the need to do « beyond ». This course not only provides but demands us students to step in to pursue excellence. My intention to join this course accompanied the pure excitement of being one of the scholarship holders, being in another continent, another country with students from various nationalities."
Sameena N. Panali, MIB Alumni
Assistant Consultant in Business Development
Lead, collaborate, inspire and be inspired. Master the challenges of management, innovation and strategy in global organizations through in-depth courses, live projects and on an exchange term at another top university. Upon acceptance to the MSc in International Business (incl. CEMS MIM) candidates are pre-approved to begin the CEMS Master in International Management in their second year and therefore eligible for a double degree.
You will work on an advanced level with topics focused on running and developing global organizations. Throughout the program, you will use strategy and marketing tools to put the firm in context and explore how firms influence their competitive environments. You will also learn how to make firms grow and prosper from the inside, through innovations and management practices that build operational excellence.
Leadership and teamwork in multi-cultural contexts is studied as well as practiced through live projects and group work, and reflected upon through interaction with executives. Ethics and CSR are integrated in several courses to mirror the integrated role it should have in everyday decision-making. Language and skills training provides the essential management communication tools needed for your future work. You will work with real “live” projects together with corporate partners of CEMS and of SSE.
Through the combination of topics covered in the program, you will acquire a deep and integrated understanding of how international firms and other organizations function, how to navigate them to achieve results, and, last but not least, how to improve them and the things they do.
The MSc Program in International Business takes part in the FT Master in Management ranking. The latest ranking placed SSE's MIB program 23rd out of 95 participating top international business schools.
1. Bachelor's degree
with at least 90 ECTS in Social Sciences or Humanities (including but not limited to Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Political Science, Psychology and/or Sociology), with a minimum of 30 ECTS in Business Administration.
2. GMAT or GRE test result
- GMAT (total score) of 600 or more.
- GRE score (quantitative) of 155 or more.
We consider thoroughly all applications we receive, and do an overall assessment of the applications, taking into consideration all components.
3. Proof of proficiency in English
We accept the following options as proof of your proficiency in English:
- IELTS Academic score at least 7
- TOEFL iBT total score at least 100
- CAE at least grade B
- BEC at least grade B
- CPE at least grade C
- SSE course 108/109 at least grade C
- A-level GCSE issued in Singapore
- English as native language
- Bachelor's degree from a program conducted completely in English in an English-speaking country, or in a CEMS or an EQUIS/AACSB accredited institution
4. Proficiency in another language
You should list all the languages that you know, this will be taken into consideration during the assessment.
5. Motivation & supporting attachments
In reviewing applications, assessors take into account all international and transcultural experience including knowledge of languages, work or studies abroad, international or multilingual family experience and relevant extracurricular activities.
Please note that some elements of the CEMS curriculum carry an additional fee (ex. the Block Seminar can cost up to 250€ and central administrative expenses cost 100€). Those fees are not related to the SSE degree and are not levied for educational resources or activities.
More information can be found here!
October 1 - application opens
November 15 - early application deadline. You may apply by this deadline if you have all the complete documents and test results ready by that date. We will start reviewing the applications and if your candidacy is selected you will receive the invitation for the assessment center from us by the end of December.
January 15 - application deadline. Your complete application should be submitted by this date. This is also the last date to sit all the tests.
February 15-16 and 19-21 - assessment center
March 15 - notification regarding the results of the selection.
The Master in International Business (MIB) targets allowing graduate students to continue studying emphasizing international business, to improve their employability in firms and public organizations, as well as promoting the economy – namely in the international dimension – through foreign trade and foreign investment.
All information related to the international student application should be consulted on our International Students webpage.