Deferred admission in February 2021 

Would you like to attend a major business school during the year? EDC Paris Business School offers you the opportunity to join its Grande Ecole Programme in February 2021 thanks to its deferred admission.

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Admission based on baccalaureate notes and a motivation file.


Grande Ecole Program: a post French Baccalaureate 5 year diploma granting a fully state-accredited Master's degree

Our objective is to train international managers and executives by emphasizing learning in the following areas:

  • Business development
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Transdisciplinarity
  • Digital Transformation

The " Grande Ecole " program can be pursued in French or English (English Track)*.

* For students with a good command of English (no need to be bilingual at the start).


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

Key points of the Grande Ecole Program

  • A Grande Ecole program (post-baccalaureate category) in the Top 6 with international EFMD Accredited and PRME (United Nations) accreditations
  •  Transdisciplinary and digital courses are compulsory from the first year: coding, geopolitics, design, digital transformation, climate issues, etc.
  • Annual seminars for personal development and professional efficiency.
  • A strategic dual degree in partnership with the engineering school EFFREI on the theme of "E-Business and digital transformation": 30% of our students in 4th and 5th year choose this specialization.
  • Nearly one out of two students pursuing their last two years of the "Grande Ecole" program on a work-study basis via an apprenticeship contract.
  • 2 courses of excellence
    • English track: a 100% English-speaking course from the 1st year onwards
    • Global mobility track: a 24 to 30 month course on 3 continents (Europe, North America, Asia) with the possibility of double degrees in prestigious universities.
    • Luxury Management track: hone your skills with a solid background in the luxury sector thanks to our Master of Science Fashion & Luxury Business, Luxury Brand Management and Wine, Spirits and "Art de Vivre" management courses  
  • Twenty or so dual degree agreements in France and abroad in diverse fields: finance, marketing, supply chain, innovation, international management, etc.
  • A significant and mandatory international exposure: a minimum of 1 semester, an average of 2 semesters and up to 5 semesters at one of our 110 partner universities.
  • A network of partner companies and a strong commitment from our alumni: 3,000 internship and job offers every year.
  • An integration rate of 93% with a permanent work contract within 2 months of graduation.


Grande Ecole Program Curriculum

  • Master the fundamentals of management sciences (accounting, financial analysis, marketing, sales, decision support methods, human resources, etc.).
  • To have a broad knowledge of the humanities in the digital age - design, coding, climate change, digital platforms - in order to interact effectively with profiles from other disciplines (engineers, designers, computer scientists, etc.).
  • To develop self-knowledge and the key principles of corporate communication
  • By discovering sales and marketing functions through internships in companies
  • By experiencing project-based learning through "real-life" missions covering key topics: innovation, financial analysis, new growth models, etc.
  • By attending professional efficiency workshops to improve one’s impact in the workplace
  • Compulsory English courses from year 1 to year 5
  • The option of studying a second foreign language
  • The possibility of a curriculum entirely in English from year 1 onwards
  • The obligation to complete internship abroad, either in the first or second year.
  • To acquire a 360° vision of the company and master the interactions between the main functions of an organization: finance, strategy, supply chain, information systems, etc.
  • Understanding the impact of digital transformation on a company
  • Understanding corporate social responsibility and the importance of ethics
  • Mastering the methods of design thinking and creativity
  • Knowing how to manage a team efficiently
  • A compulsory international exposure of at least one semester: 110 high level partner universities on the 5 continents
  • Face-to-face and online foreign language learning (English + FL2 optional)
  • EDC Paris Business School offers the possibility to students of the Grande Ecole program to work in a company for one year between year 3 and 4 or between year 4 and 5.
  • A long-term internship to fine-tune your professional project and take on responsibilities in France or abroad.

Anchoring its expertise to boost its employability

Specialisations in Master's degrees (4th and 5th years)

Work-study in french or bilingual

Full-Time English

  • Seminars to help you consolidate your managerial and leadership skills
  • Coaching to finalize your professional project and bolster your personal potential and identity
  • Courses to prepare TOIC and TOEFL exams, reference tests attesting to your proficiency in English.
  • An apprenticeship OR a specialization internship and an internship at the end of your studies to encourage pre-employment.
  • Courses to prepare TOIC and TOEFL exams, reference tests attesting to your proficiency in English.
  • The teaching of English and of one other foreign language.
  • The opportunity to study in a foreign institution in year 4 (1 semester or 2) and to obtain a dual degree in France or abroad in year 5.

Starting as of the 2021/2022 academic year and after selection*, 2 exceptional study programs:

  • Global mobility track: a 24 to 30 month course on 3 continents (Europe, North America, Asia) with the possibility of double degrees in prestigious universities.
  • Luxury Management track: hone your skills with a solid background in the luxury sector thanks to our Master of Science Fashion & Luxury Business, Luxury Brand Management and Wine, Spirits and "Art de Vivre" management courses  


* : specific terms and conditions available as of September 2021

  • MBA Luxury Brand Management - Sup de Luxe 
  • MSc in Luxury & Fashion Management – Sup de Luxe (A partir de 2021)
  • Master Manager en stratégie digitale et gestion de projet - EFREI Paris
  • Master Management des études marketing et d’opinion - Université Cergy-Pontoise
  • Master Gestion des instruments financiers - Université Cergy-Pontoise
  • Master Comptabilité contrôle audit - Université Paris Ouest Nanterre    
  • In Europe
    • Master in Finance, Control, Audit - Coventry University (Great Britain)
    • MBA in Business Studies - Richmond University (Great Britain)
    • Master in International Business - Griffith College (Irland)
    • Master in Marketing and International Business - Saxion University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)
    • Master in Marketing - Mälardalen University (Sweden)
    • Master’s in business studies - Cologne Business School (Germany)
    • Master’s in Supply Chain - Academia de Studies Economics de Bucarest (Roumania)


  • In North America
    • DESS/Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship / Digital Marketing / Data Management/Supply Chain - McGill University (Canada)
    • Graduate Certificate in Business Studies - Berkeley University (USA)
    • Graduate Certificate in Business Studies - UCLA (USA)

Students can quickly position themselves on these 2 exclusive courses (Luxury management & Global mobility track) and be officially selected to join them during the second semester of 3rd year.

Students can decide to follow an additional semester* in order to obtain a Master of Science or M.Sc In delivered by EDC Business School (International Business, Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship & Innovation ...).
* : terms and conditions available from EDC Paris Business School

  • 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.


Deferred admission : february 2021 

The deferred admission allows students to enter the first year of the Grande Ecole Programme by following an intensive and adapted teaching programme over a semester, according to the following modalities:

  • Courses during the school holidays
  • Possibility of courses or exams on Saturday mornings and Thursday afternoons.
  • E-learning courses
  • Admission based on baccalaureate notes and a motivation file.

Candidates who wish to change direction may apply directly to EDC Paris Business School for the following sessions:

Sessions Deadlines for registration Results
Session 1 24 November 2020 26 November 2020
Session 2  15 December 2020  17 December 2020
Session 3 19 January 2021 21 January 2021


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Tuition fees :

  • French students and International students : 6 762 Euros per year (2020/2021 intake)


International students

From 1st year to 4th year : Admission on application and motivational interview : more info

Start dates and tuition fees

Course start​ 2020/2021 :

  • French students or from European Union : September 2020
  • International students : September 2020

Tuition fees :

  • French students or from European Union : 9 840 Euros per year (2020/2021 intake)
  • International students : 10 400 Euros per year (2020/2021 intake)



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Professional recognition

  • Partnerships with over 2,800 companies
  • 93% of graduates obtain a permanent contract within 2 months after graduation
  • Career Center 3,000 internship offers and 2,500 job offers published every year
  • Average annual salary of  €45,360 for our young graduates


  • Company support missions to be carried out from the 1st to the 4th year of the "Grande Ecole" programme
  • Annual seminars for personal development and support in the construction of the professional project of "Grande Ecole" students
  • 16 months of work experience as a minimum (internships and business assignments)
  • Nearly 50% of a promotion follows its specialization (Master's cycle) in alternating format
  • Strong participation in the key bodies of the French entrepreneurial ecosystem (Pépite, CRA...)


  • "EDC Alumni" network Influential network of 18,500 active alumni including 5,000 CEOs in 77 countries
  • A strong attachment that has led more than 300 alumni to own their school for more than 20 years.

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
Christelle Georget
Class of 2018 - Corporate Real Estate Consultant at CBRE
I chose "IE" for its international aspect. I have 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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