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Grande Ecole Program

  • 300 ECTS
  • September 2024
  • 5 years
  • FR or EN
  • 10 600 €/year (2024-2025)
  • Paris - La Défense

State-controlled master's degree


Our objective is to train managers and entrepreneurial leaders, with a transdisciplinary approach to management, capable of evolving in a global environment by emphasizing the following themes:
  • Business Development
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship

The “Grande Ecole” program can be followed in French or English (Parcour d’Excellence International Management)*.
* For students with a good level of English (it is not necessary to be bilingual at the start).

RNCP 38062 – DipViGrM – EDC Paris Business School Diploma – Grade Master


→ Offer solid general management training based on an experiential and innovative pedagogy

→ Develop entrepreneurial, innovative, responsible and transdisciplinary leaders (the humanists of the 21st century)

→ Favor customized curriculums with a portfolio of specializations, dual degrees and courses of excellence

→ Benefit from the reputation and know-how of EDC Paris Business School in entrepreneurship and in guidance for business creation (Student Entrepreneur Course)

→ Integrate a high-level professionalization dimension via work-study programs, internships, missions within companies and personal development courses (“soft skills”)


→ Innovative teaching methods that increase professionalism

  • Every year, there are seminars devoted to “soft skills” and personal development
  • Obligatory courses to train 21st century humanists: digital transformation, coding, big data, geopolitics, cultural studies, climate issues and the energy transition

→ 3 excellence tracks

  • International Management Excellence Course
  • Luxury Management Excellence Course (French or English)
  • Global Sports Management Excellence Pathway (English)

→ Obligatory, significant exposure to other cultures and countries

  • A 100% international curriculum from year 1
  • Minimum of 8 months abroad, up to 30 months possible

→ 20 double degrees available

→ A pioneering system for providing support to entrepreneurs

→ More than two thirds of the students on the Master cycle are apprentices

conquer the world

Do you like travelling? International experience is at the heart of our work. With more than 110 partner universities, all of which are recognized and accredited, students in the Grande Ecole Program can spend up to 30 months abroad and obtain a double degree through our Global Mobility Track.

→ It is obligatory to do at least one academic exchange

→ All students must carry out at least one overseas placement during their “bachelor” cycle.


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Curriculum 2024-2025

1st and 2nd year

Phase 1: The Pillars of Management

  • Master the fundamentals of management science (accountancy, financial analysis, marketing, sales, decision support methods, human resources, etc.)
Personal development and cultural studies
  • Have good knowledge of the humanities in the digital era – design, coding, climate change, digital platforms – in order to interact effectively with other disciplines (engineers, designers, IT specialists, etc.).
  • Develop self-knowledge and the key principles of communication within the company
Discovering the professional environment
  • Discover sales and marketing through company placements
  • Experience project-based learning through “real-life” missions covering key subjects: innovation, financial analysis, new models for growth
  • Attend professional efficiency workshops in order to make a greater impact within a company
International skills, obviously
  • Obligatory English courses from the 1st to the 5th year
  • The possibility of studying a second modern language
  • A course taught entirely in English from the 1st year
  • The obligation to do an overseas placement in either the 1st or2nd year.

    3rd and 4th year

    Phase 2 : Integrated management

    Integrated management a systemic vision of management

    Acquire an all-round vision of the company and understand the interactions between the main functions of an organisation: finance, strategy, supply chain, information systems

    Responsible managers for the digital era
    • Understand how digital transformation impacts companies
    • Understand companies’ social responsibility and the importance of ethics
    • Master methods of design thinking and creativity
    • Know how to manage a team efficiently
    Obligatory international experience
    • A minimum of one semester of international exposure: 110 high-level partner universities on the five continents
    • Learn foreign languages in face to face and on-line classes (English + optional 2nd modern language)

    We offer you the opportunity to spend part of your studies abroad by following the core curriculum of our Master Grande Ecole on our EAE campus in Barcelona, Spain.

    Ranked as one of the top business schools in the world, EAE Business School will offer you the opportunity to enrich your skills while discovering a new culture and learning to master a new language.

    Option: year out

    EDC Paris Business School offers its “Grande Ecole” program students the opportunity of taking a year out for either professional (placement / short-term contract) or personal (association or humanitarian project) purposes. This year out must be taken between the 4th and 5th years.

    A placement to test a career option

    A long placement in France or abroad to refine a career choice and to gain experience of taking responsibility.

    4th and 5th year

    Phase 3: Specialise

    Increase your expertise to make yourself more employable

    1. Work-study in French or bilingual

    • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • Audit and Management control
    • Corporate Finance
    • Digital Marketing
    • Commercial management and business development
    • E-business and digital transformation (bilingual)
    • Human resources and transformation of organisations (bilingual)*
    • Management du luxe (hybrid: full-time course – work-study)
      *leading to a double degree

    ->More information about program content

    2. Full english (Full-English track) – Full time course

    • International Business*
    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship*
    • Finance*
    • Data Science and Business Analysis *
    • Global Luxury Brand Management
    • Global Sports Management
    • Strategic Supply Chain Management and Sustainability
    • Business Consulting
      * possibility of obtaining a double Master Grande Ecole / MSc diploma from the Conférence des grandes écoles by taking an additional semester

    -> More information about program content

    3. Excellence Track

    • French Track
    • International Track
    • Luxury Management Track (100% English)
    • Global Sports Management Track (100% English)

    -> More information about program content

    Succeed in joining the world of work
    • Seminars to help you strengthen your position as a manager and a director
    • Help with finalising your career plans and strengthening your personal capital and impact
    • Courses to help prepare for the TOEIC and the TOEFL, reference tests demonstrating your level of English
    • An apprenticeship contract OR a specialisation placement and a final placement that aims to lead to a job
    Preparation for working globally
    • Courses to help prepare for the TOEIC and the TOEFL, reference tests demonstrating your level of English
    • Learn English and another foreign language.
    • The possibility of an academic exchange in the 4th year and of obtaining a double degree abroad in the 5th year.

    Double degrees

    Each student of the Grande Ecole Programme systematically benefits from a double degree combining the MSc degree of the school with a second degree delivered by a partner institution (EFREI / ESTACA / EBI / University of Miami), at no extra cost. The double degree allows you to develop your knowledge andto acquire new expertise, in France or abroad, which is a real asset in gaining quicker access to a higher-level and better-paid position.

    Double degrees
    • MBA Luxury Brand Management – EDC PBS / Institut Sup de Luxe
    • MSc Luxury & Fashion Management – EDC PBS / Institut Sup de Luxe, MSc de la Conférence des Grandes Ecoles
    • MSc Global Luxury Management – EDC PBS / Institut Sup de Luxe, MSc de la Conférence des Grandes Ecoles
    • MSc Data Science & Business Analysis – MSc from the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles
    • MSc International Business – MSc of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles
    • MSc Finance – MSc from the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles
    • MSc Innovation & Entrepreneurship – MSc from the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles
    • Master in Marketing and Opinion Research Management – University of Cergy-Pontoise
    • Master in Financial Instruments Management – University of Cergy-Pontoise
    • Master’s degree in accounting and auditing – University of Paris Ouest Nanterre
    Double degrees aboard
    • In Europe
      • Master in Finance, Control, Audit – Coventry University (Royaume-Uni)
      • MBA in Business Studies – Richmond University (Royaume-Uni)
      • Master in International Business – Griffith College (Irlande)
      • Master in Marketing and International Business – Saxion University of Applied Sciences (Pays-Bas)
      • Master in Marketing – Mälardalen University (Sweden)
      • Master’s in business studies – Cologne Business School (Germany)
      • Master of International Business – University of Bucharest (Romania)
    • In North of America
      • DESS/Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship – McGill University (Canada)
      • DESS/Graduate Certificate in Digital Marketing – McGill University (Canada)
      • DESS/Graduate Certificate in Data Management – McGill University (Canada)
      • Graduate Certificate in Business Studies – Berkeley University (USA)
      • Graduate Certificate in Business Studies – UCLA (USA)

    Double Degree Manager-Engineer

    A hybrid and innovative double degree

    EDC Paris Business School has concluded numerous partnership agreements withschoolsof engineersfor all its graduate students from the grande école programme.Such as the French School of Electronics and Information Technology (EFREI), The Graduateschooldes Techniques Aéronautiques et de Construction Automobile (ESTACA), the School of Industrial Biology (EBI), the University of Miami…

    In order to meet with the new expectations of students and recruiters, this new dual programme aims to train a new generation of international managers-engineers and leaders, capable of adapting to various work environments, thus offering an atypical profile sought after by companies.

    The students of the EDC Paris Business School will be able to distinguish themselves by following a semester in the School of Industrial Biology. The 5th year students of the International Business, Supply Chain, Finance, Innovation & Entrepreneurship specialisations of the Grande Ecole Programme will have the possibility of joining and validating the Specialised Master’s Degree in Management of Regulatory Affairs for Perfumes and Cosmetics, taught 80% in English, or the Specialised Master’s Degree in Quality, Risk and CSR Management, Process Validation. This dual degree will allow them to add the EBI alumni network to their professional contacts.

    EBI student-engineers in the Design and Development; Quality and Regulation; Processes and Production; and Research and Application majors will be able to complete their training by taking a two-semester course in one of the specialities of the EDC Paris Business School’s Grande Ecole programme. Capitalising on the level of English required for its engineering diploma (TOEIC 820), EBI has chosen two specialisations from the vast EDC programme that are taught in English, one of which is a sandwich course. Future engineer-managers will have the choice between International Business, or Data Science and Business Analysis.

    This double degree will be validated by a 6-month end-of-study internship, co-supervised by teacher-researchers from both schools.

    Entrepreneurship being a strong point for both schools, students will also benefit from cross courses. In addition, management courses will be given to EBI students and EDC Paris Business School students will be able to take courses in cosmetics.

      Experience-based teaching that greatly improves professionalism

      • Real-life advisory missions to be carried out from the 1st to the 4th year of the “Grande Ecole” program
      • More than 2/3 of each intake do their specialisation (Master cycle) in a work-study format
      • Annual personal development seminars and help with career development for “Grande Ecole” students
      • Placements lasting a minimum of 16 months in French and overseas companies
      • Nearly 50% of an intake do their specialisation (Master cycle) in a work-study format
      • Strong participation in key decision-making bodies in the French entrepreneurial ecosystem (Pépite, CRA, etc.)

        The Student Entrepreneur track

        A system accessible from the 1st year

        The Student Entrepreneur track is aimed at students who wish to create or take over a company while reconciling academic obligations and the demands of entrepreneurship. The Student-Entrepreneur will be coached by a lecturer-researcher specialising in entrepreneurship and mentored by an entrepreneur who is an EDC Paris Business School graduate*. Those students who are selected will have access to the EDCube incubator.

        *The project is subject to the approval of a panel of entrepreneurs and representatives from support services.

        Babson Collaborative for Entrepreneurship

        Since November 2021, EDC Paris Business School has become a member of the “Babson Collaborative for Entrepreneurship”, a group of higher education institutions focused on mobilising the resources necessary to develop the teaching of entrepreneurial skills.

        This network aims to promote knowledge sharing and support entrepreneurship through the creation of support programmes and innovative teaching practices for our students.

        High-level sports and arts

        Boost your career by taking it to the next level

        Do you wish to pursue a career as a top-level artist or sportsman while continuing your studies to anticipate a future reconversion? Our school gives you the means to prepare yourself in the best conditions in order to put your fighting spirit at the service of your ambition. Don’t miss the opportunity to come and train to become a marketing, finance and management professional.

        What we offer you in addition:

        • The possibility to adjust your schedule.
        • A campus where sport is in the spotlight.
        • A sports office where you can meet up with rugby, golf, sailing, soccer, go-karting, tennis, athletics, horseback riding, etc. enthusiasts.
        • Arts and Media Society offers activities in graphic design, music, audiovisual, photography and media-communications

        Welcome to you, future graduates driven by the desire to surpass themselves, eager to accelerate and succeed in a world of performance and demands.


        Students are evaluated in many different ways throughout their course:

        The type of examination is adapted to the level of teaching: during the 1st cycle, examinations (Multiple Choice, tests of knowledge, practical exercises) mainly aim to confirm knowledge acquisition. Later, students are mainly evaluated through case studies, role-play exercises and presentation of project work.

        Each placement requires a report to be written demonstrating that the relevant skills have been acquired.

        In the 5th year, students submit an End of Studies Thesis (EST) and defend it before a jury composed of two professors. The validation of the EST is one of the requirements for the diploma.

        More generally, we use the following six levels of cognitive skill to evaluate our students:

        Understand: quizzes, pairing exercises, etc.
        Recognise / Know: quizzes, pairing exercises, etc.
        Apply: (practical exercises, simulations, etc.)
        Analyse: (problem-solving, case studies, etc.)
        Evaluate: (case studies, reviews, etc.)
        Create: (projects, etc.)

        Professors award bonus points for active participation in class or in remote sessions when students contribute to a discussion forum.



        There are no bridges or equivalencies: any registration in the program requires you to take all the modules.


        If you wish to continue your studies after the Programme Grande Ecole, it’s possible ! For example, subject to the necessary prerequisites, you can decide to do a PhD or a Master of Science in another specialty of your choice

        To find out about all the options available to you after your diploma click here.

        Conquer the world

        International experience is at the heart of our work. With more than 100 recognised, accredited partner universities, students on the “Grande Ecole” program can carry out up to 30 months of their course abroad and obtain a double degree thanks to our Global Mobility Track.

        Work-study basis

        Alternating internship

        An alternating internship is halfway between a classic internship and a work-study program.

        It generally lasts longer than a simple internship (6 to 10 months), and the student’s status is not the same as in the case of a sandwich course.

        The alternating internship must take place according to the training schedule, i.e. 3 weeks in the company / 1 week in the training program.

        The host organization can pay for the student’s training costs in full, in part or not at all. This negotiation takes place between the student and the company.

        The school can intervene as a support. In all cases, as the internship is longer than 2 months, the student receives a salary at least equivalent to the legal salary in force.

        The interest of the alternating internship is that it constitutes an immersion in the professional world which allows the student to put into practice his theoretical knowledge.

        Apprenticeship contract

        The apprenticeship contract is a written employment contract of limited duration (CDL) or unlimited duration (CDI) between an employee and an employer.

        It allows the apprentice to follow a sandwich course in a company under the responsibility of an apprentice master and in an apprentice training center (CFA) for 6 months to 3 years.

        The apprenticeship contract must follow the training schedule, i.e. 3 weeks in the company / 1 week of training.

        Since January 1, 2020, the cost of the training is covered by the skills operators (OPCO), according to a level set by the professional branches according to the field of activity of the title or diploma in question (or, failing that, by decree, particularly when the training has never been provided in apprenticeship).

        For contracts lasting more than one year, the cost of the training is covered for each year of the contract. Coverage is granted on a pro rata basis for the last year of the contract.

        When the duration of the contract is less than one year, the amount is calculated on a pro rata basis according to the level of annual support.

        In the event of early termination of the apprenticeship contract, payment is made on a pro rata basis for the duration of the apprenticeship contract. Any month of the contract started is due.

        This formula allows the student to acquire a unique long-term experience as a real company employee (1 week at school – 3 weeks in the company). In addition, it guarantees a salary between 27 and 100 of the SMIC depending on age and level of study.

        Theinterest of the alternating internship is that it constitutes an immersion in the professional world which allows the student to put into practice his theoretical knowledge. It thus enables the student to obtain a qualified diploma at the end of his or her studies.

        DIVE Skills Passport

        A real accelerator of access to employment, the DIVE Skills Passport is a tool that identifies and validates skills in theThe exercise of a given situation (when e.g. internships or work-linked training). It values both the academic and practical knowledge acquired throughout the students’ career.


        The DIVE Skills Passport allows each student on placement to self-assess their skills, in addition to their tutor’s grading, in order to empower themselves and highlight their achievements.


        For the company hosting a student on a work-study programme, the DIVE Skills Passport makes it possible to professionalise the student more quickly, within the framework of a perfectly supervised educational project.


        The DIVE Skills Passport thus enables employers to better identify the range of skills (hard skills et soft skills) developed in the field, likely to respond perfectly to its expectations and needs.

        DELAYED START JANUARY 2024 – Price : 8 200 €

        A new opportunity to join a Management Grande Ecole without wasting a year!

        Do you have a baccalaureate and are you still looking for a Grance Ecole course?
        Have you chosen a subject for your higher education that does not suit you?

        EDC Paris Business School offers you the possibility of (re)orienting yourself and joining our students during the year, as of February 2024 thanks to its “rentrée décalée”, and enables you to join a business school through a “rentrée décalée”. accelerated curriculum.

        → Start date: January 2024
        → End of course: July 2024

            Grande Ecole Program: why choose delayed entry?

            Delayed entry allows students to join the 1st year of the Grande Ecole Program thanks to intensive, specially-adapted teaching over one semester as follows:

            • Lectures during school holidays
            • Possibility of studying or taking exams on Saturday mornings and Thursday afternoons

            → ECTS credits: 60

            → We will support you with a program specially designed to enable you to enter the second year as early as September 2024.

            → A small group throughout your 1st year

            → Professional internship at the end of the 1st year

            We will support you with a program specially designed to enable you to enter 1st year, but complete the same objectives and programs as students who joined the curriculum in September 2023.

            This way, you’ll be able to return with your comrades in 2nd year of the Grande Ecole Programme at the start of the school year in September 2024, thanks to the accelerated curriculum from 1st year.

              Choose an excellence track:

              • The Grande Ecole offering work-study courses and proximity to companies
              • Master grade recognised by the State
              • 16 specializations in key sectors of the job market: finance, marketing, digital, international business, entrepreneurship, luxury…
              • 4 pathways to excellence :
                • English track from the 1styear
                • International track from 1st year
                • Luxury Management track from the 4th year with specialisations in luxury brand management, Fashion, Food and Wine
                • Global Sports Management track from 4th year
              • Considerable international and multi-cultural experience
              • Possibilité de 20 doubles diplômes en France et à l’étranger
              • 8 specialties in work-study programs
              • Strong commitment from our 20,000 influential alumni in 71 countries
              • 3,000 job and placement offers every year.

                How to join by delayed entry?

                  Apply immediately by downloading the application form and take part in one of our three competitive examination sessions

                  Sessions Application deadlines Results
                  Session 1 november 2023 november 2023
                  Session 2 december 2023 december 2023
                  Session 3 january 2024 january 2024

                  Admission based on baccalaureate grades, motivation file and interview with a counselor

                  1st year – post-bac access



                  Concours SESAME is the common entrance exam for 18 grandes écoles in international business and management. It is the benchmark exam bank for access to the Grandes Ecoles Post Bac.

                  To prepare for the SESAME exam and to find out more about the procedure, visit

                  The SESAME competition also provides a training platform for the exam

                  Writings: April 15, 2024 – 100% digital

                  Remote tests from the candidate’s home in synchronous mode.

                  → Sequence 1 – Understanding (max. duration 1h30)
                  → Sequence 2 – Communicating (max. duration 1h30)
                  → Sequence 3 – Analysis (max. duration 2h)

                  Oral examinations: April 29 – May 18, 2024 – in person

                  Face-to-face tests on campus (depending on the health context).

                  The exact dates will be communicated later according to the Parcoursup calendar.

                  Registration fee

                  The flixed price is 295 Euros, whatever the number of programmes/schools chosen.

                  Registration fees for the competition are paid directly on Parcoursup until April 3, 2024.

                  3rd & 4th yearbac+2 and bac+3 access


                  Ambitions +

                  The competition consists of 3 tests and 7 competition sessions from January to September:

                  → The common written tests will take place at a distance (day 1)

                    • English: 3 themes (1h)
                    • Aptitude test: 4 themes (1h)

                  → The oral tests will be held in half days at the schools of your choice (days 2 and 3).

                    • Oral test: Individual interview in French and English (45 minutes)



                  French students 2nd year

                  → French students – 2nd year of Grande Ecole Program:consideration of an application followed by selection interviews for chosen candidates

                  his access route is open to candidates who have completed a first year, thus obtaining 60 ECTS credits, in:

                  • A university course,
                  • A course leading to a degree approved by the State or to an RNCP
                  • An intensive foundation course for access to Grandes Ecoles in any subject

                  The application must contain:

                  • The list of marks obtained in the Baccalaureate, those from the current academic year and/or a certificate from the current course
                  • A reference.

                  If the application is accepted, an interview will be organised to evaluate the candidate’s previous education and motivation

                  Date limite d’inscription : le jour de la rentrée du programme sauf pour les étudiants nécessitant un visa (8 semaines avant la rentrée)

                  International students 1st to 4th year

                  International students – 1st to4th year of the Grande Ecole course: application form + motivation interview and language tests for selected students.

                  Tuition fees

                  DELAYED START JANUARY 2024

                  → French or European Union students: 8,200 Euros*.

                  → International students: 8,400 Euros per year*.

                  * rates for the 2024/2025 academic year

                  SEPTEMBER 2024

                  → French or European Union students : 10 600 Euros per year*

                  → International students: 11,200 Euros per year*.

                  * rates for the 2024/2025 academic year

                  For more information, the admissions department can arrange a personal appointment by telephone on +33(0)9 80 80 21 15 or by e-mail


                    Are you wondering how to finance your studies? Find out more about the methods established by EDC Paris Business School to help you finance your studies.

                    We offer a laptop computer for all our first year scholarship holders.

                    Up to 50% discount on first year tuition fees.

                    Find out more


                      Grande Ecole Program Director : Alya Mlaiki

                      School :

                      Grace Divin Miayoukou
                      Vincent Rouve

                      Referent for disability: Isabelle Fontanella
                      If you have a disability,
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                        Validation of acquired experience (VAE)

                        Professionals can apply to have their skills acquired in a professional situation recognized through a VAE process.

                        For more information, please contact our Admissions Department by email at concours@edcparis.eduor by phone at +33(0)9 80 80 21 15.


                        ALUMNI NETWORK

                        Force EDC” is the network of former EDC Paris Business School students.

                        It consists of 18,500 members in 71 countries throughout the world.

                        The association has three main missions:

                        • Support the network of graduates in France and throughout the world
                        • Support graduates throughout their career, wherever they might be, with personalised services
                        • Promote EDC Paris Business School through events and meetings in France and throughout the world.

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                        Careers service

                        Find the job of your dreams with our “Career Center” which publishes more than 3,000 placement and 2,500 job offers every year.

                        By helping our students successfully start their careers through our network of more than 2,800 companies, every year we monitor our young graduates’ entry into the job market.

                        We offer one course per semester from the 1st to the 5th year dedicated to professional effectiveness and career workshops (CV, cover letter, interview preparation).

                        -> For more information

                        Career opportunities

                        → A network of alumni including more than 18,500 graduates of whom 5,000 are company bosses working in 71 countries

                        → A strong attachment that has led, over the last 20 years, to more than 300 alumni becoming owners of their school.

                        Chiffres actualisés en 2022

                        Graduation rate: 99%* – Number of students: 827** – Satisfaction rate: 4/5*.

                        Survey return rate: 76%* – Drop-out rate: < 1%*

                        *students class of 2021

                        **all students in 2021

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                        Student associations

                        Commitment to associations and solidarity are at the heart of EDC Paris Business School’s teaching program. Students can join one of the School’s 13 associations or commit to a partner association and carry out missions in the non-mercantile, solidarity economy.


                        Students choose to join one of EDC Paris Business School’s associations (Students’ Union, Sports’ Association, Gala EDC, Entrepreneurs Club, etc.).

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