Phase 1 : “Pillars of management” 

By the end of the programme, graduates will have acquired the qualities recruiters are looking for: leadership, organisational and interpersonal skills, command of several foreign languages, and the “entrepreneurial spirit” that is such a focus of EDC Paris Business School. Graduates will be ready to flourish and grow in all types of environments, both in France and abroad.

French track or English track*
* Full-english track for students with a good level of English (without necessarily being bilingual at first).

Initial course.


  • To gain the necessary tools to manage the transition from high school to higher education (autonomy, a sense of responsibility, general culture and methodology).
  • To acquire the basics necessary to understand the fundamentals of the enterprise both theoretically and practically.
  • To be confronted with the human factors of the corporate world and experience core jobs by way of a first internship as an "employee".

Study plan

  • Soft Skills 1: Team building
  • Corporate legal environment
  • Quantitative methods for decision-making (1)
  • General accounting
  • Marketing: sales and customer relationship management
  • English
  • Economics and European politics
  • Organisational theory
  • Digital challenges
  • Quantitative methods for decision-making (2)
  • General accounting
  • Market research
  • English
  • Professional project
    • Consultancy missions
    • "Sales force" professional internship (6 weeks minimum)

For those who wish to create or take over a business to enroll in the Student Entrepreneur Course (PEE) (from 1st to 5th year) and be able to successfully reconcile both their academic and entrepreneurial obligations. The application is subject to the approval of a jury composed of entrepreneurs and representatives of the advisory teams.


Candidate profile

  1. French students

Sésame is a competitive entrance examination, designed for high school students who are studying towards the French Baccalaureate or an international equivalent (all specialisations) and for applicants who have already passed the Baccalaureate.  

Sésame is common entrance examination to 14 french business and international management schools issuing a fully accredited master’s degree by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research.

  • 8th April 2020: written test

Languages (Multi-choice questionnaire, 80 questions)

Reasoning and competencies (Multi-choice questionnaire, 45 questions)

Analysis and contemporary knowledge (Multi-choice questionnaire, 60 questions)

  • 17th April to 6th May 2020: oral test
  • Mid-may 2020 : admission results on “Parcoursup”

  1. International students

Admission on application and motivational interview. 

Start dates and tuition fees

Course start​ 2020/2021 :

  • French students or from European Union : September 2020 and January 2021
  • International students : September 2020 and January 2021

Tuition fees:

  • French students or from European Union : 9 660 Euros (2020/2021 intake)
  • International students : 10 400 Euros (2020/2021 intake)



    EDC Paris Business School students and graduates represent a talent pool for French and international companies. Field-based learning trains graduates who are extremely versatile.

    1st year: “sales force” internship

    A first immersion in the working world: understand the work carried out by production staff, gain an awareness of organisations and working conditions.

    What our students say about usTestimonials

    Victoire Hossard
    Class of 2017 - Founder of Chichi Castelnango
    I started a business while studying at EDC Paris Business School. And in parallel, I integrated the Student Entrepreneur Course. This course is a great accompaniment from A to Z on all our business creation.
    Margaux Lelux
    Class of 2018 - Cofounder of OANI - To The Wall & Beyond
    In the 3rd year, I worked, within the framework of my internship, within the Orange External Communication Department, on two major events: the GQ Night Style in the Marais district, and the Euro football organized in France during the summer of 2016. Dir
    Christelle Georget
    Class of 2018 - Corporate Real Estate Consultant at CBRE
    I chose "IE" for its international aspect. I've just returned from an internship with an Australian start-up. There are so many opportunities and markets to seize abroad!
    Adrien Tabone
    Class of 2019
    All the missions carried out were rich of teaching. At the end of the year, I did my internship "Commercial Force" in a Nicolas shop as a Proxy Manager and I gained a lot of autonomy and rigor.
    Julien Brassart
    Class of 2020
    I've lived in several countries and I speak 4 languages. The choice of EDC Paris Business School was obvious to me because I was looking for a school with an international opening and a course all in English.

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