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MSc in International Business Development & Consulting

The MSc in International Business Development and Consulting is the French accredited degree program of the IBSA Dual Degree Master’s Program. It is an opportunity to study in two countries, at two highly respected institutions and gaining two prestigious Master’s degrees in only one year:

  • A MSc from ESSCA School of Management, Paris
  • another degree depending on the choice of the partner university.

To achieve your dual degree, you will need to successfully study at two different institutions. You will either spend your first semester studying a set of core subjects at ESSCA, before choosing one of the five partner specialisations, or you could join us for your specialization in the second semester. All the courses are taught in English The intake at ESSCA may be semester 1 (September) for compulsory courses or semester 2 (January) for the specialisation.

Why this course ?

“This dual Master-degree focuses on substantial global experiences for our students. Besides a wide range of specialized business knowledge and training, they will have an international experience in two countries/or even two continents, obtain cultural awareness and competence, and build a worldwide network of managers and entrepreneurs. All of these elements push our graduates to excel and help prepare them for future professional success and personal growth in this changing and increasingly globalized world.”  Dr Jinzhao CHEN, Program Director

  • This program is the right one to get both a Business or Economics Master’s and a specialization in one of 6 leading management topics with a Global outlook.
  • Gain global experience in this unique program at your choice of 2 universities and from amongst 6 specializations!
  • Earn two business master’s degrees from your preference of 6 international universities in just one year!

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Studying at ESSCA School of Management in Paris

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If you choose to study at ESSCA, you will be choosing a Business School with a history of more than a century. Created in 1909 in the beautiful Loire Valley city of Angers where ESSCA still has its largest campus, ESSCA has been present in Paris since 1993. Its present location is along the banks of the Seine in Boulogne Billancourt, to the west of the city and within easy commuting distance from the center of Paris by metro.

Internationally accredited (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA), ESSCA is one of the prestigious French Grandes Ecoles and offers a range of Business and Master programs at Bachelor and Master level to French and international students. It has a highly qualified faculty of 370 professors, who, alongside professionals from industry and visiting faculty from ESSCA’s large partner university network, prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century business world.

Entrepreneurship, Business Models and Innovation is one of the specialist research areas of the school and it is in this team of professors who have developed and will be teaching on the Entrepreneurship specialization which is part of the IBSA Dual Degree Master’s Program.

ESSCA has a long experience of welcoming international students on to its programs and the Paris International Office is careful to help students deal with all the practical questions of living abroad and adapting to a new study environment. Some places are offered in student residences close to the school and information is also given to students who want to find accommodation elsewhere.

Partner Institutions

FACULTAT D’ECONOMIA – UNIVERSITAT DE VALÈNCIA
AV. DELS TARONGERS,S/N46022 VALÈNCIA – SPAIN
Award: Master in International Business Administration (iMBA); Specialism: International Marketing

HS BREMEN, INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE CENTER
SÜDERSTRASSE
228199 BREMEN – GERMANY
Award: MBA; Specialism: International Logistics and Supply Chain Management

RANEPA, INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS STUDIES
VERNADSKOGO PR., 82,
119571 MOSCOW – RUSSIA
Award: Master in International Management; Specialism: Management in Emerging Markets

UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE
HATFIELD, HERTFORDSHIRE
AL10 9AB – UK
Award: MSc in Global Business; Specialism: Human Resource Management

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA WILMINGTON
601 S. COLLEGE ROAD
WILMINGTON NC 28403 – USA
Award: MBA; Specialism: International Finance and Investments

ESSCA’s course content

Core courses: semester 1

These courses (worth 30 ECTS) expose our students to the guiding principles of international business (such as Business analytics or strategic analysis) and how these concepts are connected and interdependent (in courses like global marketing or human resource management). In order to preserve the critical international element of our program, the core modules must take place in a different country than where students complete their second semester specialization courses. This first university (attended in semester one for the core modules) is responsible for awarding the students their first degree (MBA or Master’s). Once the semester one core modules are completed, the IBSA students will finalize the academic year by completing their specialization modules and a final master’s thesis.

Modules

  • Global Marketing Strategies
  • Global Strategic Analysis
  • Human Ressource Management in the Global Environment
  • Mutinational Financial Management
  • Business analytics
  • Business Ventures

Specialization: semester 2

ESSCA’s International Business Development and Consulting (IBD&C) specialization is an intensive training platform for those wishing to pursue international careers in consulting, business development and entrepreneurship. The MSc in IBD&C blends three different aspects of doing business in the global arena. First, it takes on an entrepreneurial perspective to analyze the creation and development of new businesses and innovations. Second, it explores the different strategic tools available for decision-making, from the perspective of a management consultant. Finally, it provides the students with negotiating, communication and risk-assessment techniques, that grant them with knowledge on the key considerations for growing and developing a business internationally.

Modules

  • International Business & Entrepreneurial Strategies
  • Business Model Innovation & Planning
  • Networks & Platforms for Enrepreneurial Development
  • International Business Negotiation & Communication
  • International Business Consulting & Support
  • Risk Assessment in Eu and Emerging Countries

Careers

  • Business Start-Ups (projects managers or owners)
  • Start-up business developers
  • National / International Market Sector Developers
  • Sales Strategy Specialists / Sales & Operations
  • New Product Developers
  • Business Developers
  • Intrapreneurship Process and Project Management
  • In-house consultant
  • Management, strategy and international development consultant
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