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    The one-year MSc degree has been designed to provide French and foreign participants a global and cross-disciplinary approach to management. Beyond encapsulating the latest management theories and practices, it also focuses on developing change skills and flexibility, often in an international context It is offered in English for several reasons:

    • More and more French applicants have become relatively proficient in English, many having successfully completed either an Erasmus exchange programme abroad or work placements abroad. They wish to further improve their language skills by doing a graduate degree in management in English.
    • More and more foreign applicants are seeking graduate degree management programmes in France. They want to begin or improve their French language skills, but haven’t got the necessary language proficiency to complete a degree taught in French.
    • More and more foreignexchange students wish to spend a term studying management in France, but are unable to attend courses in French.


    Companies are now seeking « dual competence » managers able to lead the technical, human and managerial aspects of projects and business units. This MSc in General Management, flagship degree of the IAE network, offers its participants solid management training and a global approach to management to complement their initial education. This broadens their career paths through the acquisition of a second competence. Participants come from varied backgrounds and nationalities, offering a unique and dynamic international experience.

    In addition to key managerial knowledge and tools, the programme also fosters skills in critical analysis of complex situations, develops participants’ individual abilities (active listening, self-reliance, resourcefulness, willingness to question and change) and offers extensive practice in sharpening corporate social competencies.

    29 Enrolled participants: 22 French, 7 foreign
    (2 Belgian, 1 Ethiopian, 1 Indian, 1 Moroccan, 1 Russian, 1 venezuelan)

    • 15 Engineers
    • 8 Law
    • 2 Languages/Linguistics
    • 1 Humanities
    • 1 Biochemistry
    • 1 Neurosciences
    • 1 Advertising

    + 10 Autumn foreign exchange students
    (1 Czech, 1 Dutch, 2 Finnish, 2 Belgian, 3 Norwegian, 1 Slovak)

    + 7 Spring foreign exchange students
    (1 Czech, 2 Canadian, 2 Dutch, 1 Finnish, 1 German)

    The MSc in General Management is a one-year programme, with direct entry into the second year (Semesters 3 & 4).

    The degree programme exists in two “tracks”. From Sept-Dec, there is the Full-English Track, where the 12 core courses are taught in English, and the classic French Track.

    Participants will complete their coursework at the end of April, and then go on to an internship or a French-government VIE.

    Only those completing the entire year in the Full-English Track will have this stamped on their Degree Addendum.

    Content of the Programme

    • 12 Core courses: all delivered in English
    • Choice of 1 Elective Option: all delivered in English
    • Choice of 1 Foreign Language
    • Cross-disciplinary Report: either English or French
    • In-compagny mission: either English or French

    Those wishing an orientation in entrepreneurship do so in the second semester. In January, they select one or several pre-identified entrepreneurship courses/activities, and may even decide to carry out an entrepreneurship project as their mission.

    Core Courses

    FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING English – 24 hrs. – Sem. 3 – 3 ECTS – DOBIJA Dorota
    Introduction to Balance Sheets – Profit & Loss Statements - How to record – Training - Accounting for merchandising activities - Receivables + Inventories - Plant assets and depreciation - Liabilities & Equity
    FINANCIAL ANALYSIS English – 24 hrs. – Sem. 3 – 3 ECTS – YON Didier
    Statement of cash flows ? Analysis of Ratios - Budgeting and pro-forma statements - Managing working capital - Planning financial needs - Internal control and audit
    MARKETING English – 24 hrs. – Sem. 3 – 3 ECTS – HENARD David (North Carolina State University)
    Operational Vs Strategic Marketing- Marketing Contribution to Competitive Success - Marketing Environment and Strategic Analysis: External Analysis ? Competitive Analysis - Corporate Analysis - Approaches to Marketing Strategy - Product Policy - Integrated Marketing Communications ? Advertising and Direct Marketing - E-marketing and Internet Marketing - Customer Relationship Marketing (CRM) - Managing the Distribution Channel and Supply Chain ? Pricing - Controlling and Evaluating Marketing Management Activities
    BUSINESS STRATEGY French – 24 hrs. – Sem. 3 – 3 ECTS – BEY Christophe
    What Is Strategy? - Strategies at the Business Level - Evaluating Environmental Threats & Opportunities - External Analysis: Customers and Suppliers/ Competitors and Partners ? Evaluating Firm Strengths and Weaknesses - Vertical Integration; Cost Leadership ? Flexibility - Competitive Rivalry and Competitive Dynamics
    RELATIONAL DEVELOPMENT English – 24 hrs. – Sem. 4 – 3 ECTS – PETERSON Jonathan
    Self-Awareness and Behaviour - Self-Disclosure and Trust - Self-management and Stress - Communication: Non-verbal and Verbal - Managing conflict - Establishing individual goals - Working in teams and workgroups - Individual coaching and feedback
    HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT English – 24 hrs. – Sem. 4 – 3 ECTS – ROGER Alain, LACAZE Delphine
    Roles and responsibilities in HR management - HRM models - HR planning - HR information and control systems ? Recruitment - Training and development - Compensation systems - Personnel appraisal systems
    FOREIGN LANGUAGE French – 24 hrs. – Sem. 3 – 3 ECTS
    Beginning Spanish, Intermediate Spanish, Advanced Spanish, Chinese, French as a foreign language.
    ENGLISH OPTION English – 24 hrs.
    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW English – 24 hrs. – Sem. 4 – 3 ECTS – SFADJ, Rubin
    Sources of Law in International Business: Different legal systems - Common vs. Civil Law - International Trade usages or customs - Sources of law in International Business and Litigation - EU Laws & Courts - International Arbitration - Jurisdiction and Choice of Law - Contract Law (principal focus, the Vienna Convention - Start-ups and Business Organizations in Foreign Countries.
    COST CONTROL English – 24 hrs. – Sem. 4 – 3 ECTS – BOISSELIER, Patrick
    Costs analysis and Pricing of goods: Expenses of the period, non incorporable & additional charges, The valuation Models - The elementary model - Inventories valuation - Direct/Indirect costs - Variable/Fixed costs - Costing models & the pricing of goods - The activity based management - Planning and Control Processes: The advantages of planning and budgeting - Standard costs and flexible budgets - Variance analysis - Efficiency variance – Performance management.
    SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND LOGISTICS English – 24 hrs. – Sem. 4 – 3 ECTS – BONET Dominique
    Issues and Challenges in decentralised Supply Chain - Strategies for Managing SC Inventory - Supply Chain Coordination I: Coordinated Strategies to improve Inventory Cost Performance - Coordination II: Coordinated Strategies to improve service performance - Coordination III: Coordinated Strategies to enhance Revenue - Distribution Strategies in Supply Chain - E-business and its impact on Supply Chain Performance - Supply Chain Strategy ? Putting the Puzzles together & Conclusion
    FINANCIAL DECISIONS English – 24 hrs. – Sem. 4 – 3 ECTS – LANTZ Jean-Sébastien
    Presentation of the principal concepts used in Finance – decision-making models – setting objectives and analysing results - Financial evaluation of assets – Investment decisions in questionable and risky environments - Cost and structure of capital - short-term Financial management - financial instruments.
    PROFESSIONAL SCENARIOS English – 48 hrs.

    1 Elective

    Cross-Disciplinary Report (not required for Apprentices)

    Participants will write and defend a monograph which provides an in-depth strategic, marketing, and financial analysis of a publicly-listed company.

    The oral defence will be made in English before a cross-disciplinary board of professors.

    In-Company Mission

    A minimum three-month mission in France or abroad in a company or organisation, putting into practice the managerial skills acquired during the academic year, supervised by a faculty tutor under the responsibility of the Programme Director.

    Examples of Internship Assignments

    • Market Study
    • Competition Study in Europe
    • Project Management Assistance
    • Design and Implementation of Quality System
    • Budgetary Control
    • Maintenance Management Method
    • Benchmarking for several Production Sites
    • Design of a Business Plan …

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    Admittance into the MSc General Management:A first university degree obtained after at least 4 years of higher education (Bachelor or equivalent qualification or 240 ECTS),Professional and international experience(s) -studies or work abroad-,A good command of both the French and English languageAdmission criteria consists of: TAGE-MAGE or GMAT; TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS (DELF2 for non-French speakers); professional career goals, previous studies; a personal interview.
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