1st year of the Grande Ecole programme in initial course and in French or English track*
* Full-english track for students with a good level of English (without necessarily being bilingual at first).


The aim of this program is to enable students to:

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

Tuition fees

September 2022

Tuition Fees

  • French or UE students : 10 010€*
  • International students : 10 400€

* Tariff in force for the school year 2022/2023

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
  • Introduction to design 
  • Quantitative methods for decision-making (2)
  • General accounting
  • Market research
  • Business English
  • Consulting mission 
  • "Sales force" professional internship (6 weeks minimum) in France or abroad*

​The internship abroad is required in the 1st year (6 weeks minimum) or in the 2nd year (8 weeks minimum).

The Student-Entrepreneur Course is aimed at students who wish to create or take over a company while reconciling academic obligations and entrepreneurial requirements. The student-entrepreneur is coached by a teacher-researcher, a specialist in entrepreneurship, and mentored by an entrepreneur who is a graduate of the Grande Ecole program at EDC Paris Business School*. Selected students have access to the EDCube incubator.

*The project is submitted to the favourable decision of a jury composed of entrepreneurs and representatives of the support systems.

Assessment procedures

During the academic curriculum, students are assessed in various ways:

- Exams are specific to the teaching cycle: during the 1st cycle, exams (MCQ, knowledge tests, and application exercises) are mainly aimed at assessing the acquisition of knowledge. Thereafter, students are evaluated mainly through case studies, role-plays and project presentations.

- A written report is required after every internship in view of demonstrating the acquisition of skills.

- 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 skills to assess our students:

- Understanding: quizzes, matching exercises, etc.

- Recognizing/Knowing: quizzes, matching exercises, etc.

- Applying : (practical exercises, simulations, etc.)

- Analyzing : (problem solving, case studies, etc.)

- Evaluating : (case studies, reviews etc.)

- Creating: (projects etc.)


Professors award bonus points for active participation, in class or on-line, when students contribute to a discussion forum.

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    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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