The Master Grande Ecole programme (ESC Montpellier) is one of the ten best French Master Grandes Ecoles in Management (6th in Challenges in 2013 and 10th in Le Parisien in 2014) and has been ranked as the 32nd Master in Management in the world by the Financial Times in September 2014.
2. Holder of nationally and internationally renowned leading accreditations
Montpellier Business School is an internationally renowned institution, particularly for its Master Grade and its triple accreditation AACSB, AMBA and EFMD-EPAS, which attests to the educational excellence of its training. These accreditations constitute a guarantee of quality, greatly sought after by recruiters and businesses.
3. A Grande Ecole of international dimensions
The international policy of Montpellier Business School responds to the demands of a globalised job market, whereby executives must be multilingual and know how to interact with people from different cultures.
4. Network of Economic Partners and Graduates
The Economic Partners’ Club brings together the businesses that support Montpellier Business School’s development strategy and policy. Several thousand business partners maintain proactive links with Montpellier Business School, offering work placements (7,000 offers/year), entrusting assignments to students, or hosting them as part of a sandwich course. The Graduates’ Association has almost 11,000 graduates, junior and senior managers in roles throughout the world, and circulates more than 400 job offers per month. In connection with more than 150 recruitment firms and partner companies, every year the Graduates’ Association organises a day of networking and debates among students and graduates: “Meet my network - Di Day”. It has a network of offices in France (Paris, Lyon, Montpellier…) and branches abroad (China, Spain...) as well as themed clubs (internet related roles, business creators, management control...), which enable professional synergies to be optimised.
5. Majors, Professional Specialisation pathways, and dual French and foreign final year degrees
In the final year, Montpellier Business School offers a vast choice of Majors and pathways of Professional Specialisation, dual Masters qualifications with European partner universities, in conjunction with the University of Montpellier or Montpellier Business School (details of dual qualifications on the website: www.montpellierbs.com).
6. Number one for sandwich courses in France
1st Management Grande Ecole for sandwich courses according to Le Parisien in 2012, Montpellier Business School has established a team that will help the intern to find work, complete their contract and support them throughout their course. The company will pay all or part of the tuition fees and will pay them a salary. They attend one week of classes on campus and three weeks with the business. The interns are supported by a remote training centre with an interactive platform, helping them to continue their studies with e-learning courses during the time they spend with the company. A sandwich course helps candidates to acquire professional experience and in the majority of cases leads to a job offer even before they obtain their qualification.
The International Entrance Examinations for the Master Grande École programme are aimed at those who hold a non-French Bachelor’s degree (or a degree level qualification, i.e. bac+3). The Master Grande École programme offers a general curriculum, including subjects such as finance, marketing, management control, human resource management and communications, and a specific curriculum with a choice of majors and professional specialisation pathways or a dual degree in the final year of study.
In total, there are 3 possible pathways: Reference, Dual Degree or Professional, which are spread over two or three years.
- The Reference Pathway enables students to combine three semesters of classes with an end-of-year placement lasting one semester.
- The Dual Degree Pathways lasts two and a half years or three years, with the student obtaining a University Master National Degree (27 in total with the University of Montpellier), or a Master or an MBA from a European University.
- The Professional Pathways enable the student to gain professional experience during their course, with a long-term business placement or with a sandwich contract, and with the final year tuition fees (in the event of a sandwich course) being paid by the company, while receiving a salary.
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