IMBS — Business Studies

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 2.41k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 2.41k / Academic year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:538 Duration:24 months

The International Master in Business Studies, granted by the IAE Dijon School of Management of the University of Burgundy, is designed to provide skills in the core areas of business. It is a National Master’s degree recognized by the French Ministry of Education.

Why choose this program?

The program is designed to help students achieve a balance between practical knowledge (internship, projects) and theory.

The multidisciplinary approach of the International Manager program, drawing on fields such as strategy, finance, marketing, international business and human resources management is designed to provide participants with the skills required to develop and manage the international activities of companies.

Students that get the first year of a International Master in Business Studies could obtain the IMBS in one academic year (depending upon the jury decision). In this case, the fourth semester becomes the second semester and an internship is of 3 months minimum is compulsory.

Program (academic years 2013-2014 and 2014-2015)

The International Master in Business Studies is a two years full-time program in management with internship periods.
The first semester starts in mid-September and ends at the end of January.
The second semester goes from February to mid-July.
Students could attend international seminars during the period.
Students that get the first year of a Master's degree could obtain the IMBS in one academic year (depending upon the jury decision). In this case, the fourth semester becomes the second semester and an internship of 3 months minimum is compulsory.

First Semester (Autumn)

  • Economics for Business Decision
  • International Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Marketing Management
  • Project Management
  • Human Resources Management and Business Ethics
  • Financial Analysis
  • Information systems Management
  • Thesis Methodology

Languages and Culture

French Language and Civilization
Integration, firm’s visits and Team Projects

Second Semester (Spring)

  • Internship1
  • French as a Foreign Language
  • Professional Thesis

1 Globally, the internship period lasts 9 months minimum for students who want to get the degree in two years.

Third Semester (Autumn)

  • Internship
  • French as a Foreign Language
  • Professional Thesis

Fourth Semester (Spring)

  • Decision making – Business Game
  • Strategy and Innovation
  • Quantitative methods & Data Analysis
  • Control and Performance Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • International Economics and Law Environment
  • Corporate Finance: Investing & Financing
  • Managing Business Operations
  • Professional Thesis

Organization

Classes are taught entirely in English and students have the necessity to learn French language and civilization during the time they spend in France.

Class size is purposely limited (20 students) which makes courses very dialogue-driven, and all faculty members are accessible to participants. Erasmus and French students could follow just several seminars or one semester of the program.

This degree is aimed at all those who are looking to develop both a cross-functional and international view of companies, whatever their prior academic.French and European candidates (Erasmus program) should hold a university degree of 180 ECTS credits in Social Sciences or other disciplines.For non European candidates, a 3 to 4-year university degree minimum is required, and prior studies will necessarily be examined and validated by a university committee.Erasmus and French students could follow just several seminars or one semester of the program.A good level of English is required.The training program is mainly dedicated to students who have not a strong background in Management. For instance, it is not suitable for students who hold a Bachelor's degree in management.
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