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".
- French or UE students : 10 010€*
- International students : 10 400€
* Tariff in force for the school year 2022/2023
- Soft Skills 1: Team building
- Corporate legal environment
- Quantitative methods for decision-making (1)
- General accounting
- Marketing: sales and customer relationship management
- 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.
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.