Bachelor First Year

A year or a semester to discover, explore, and define your future study path

A Higher Education programme recognised in France and abroad with the awarding of 60 ECTS credits.

  • Qualifications
    • 1 year of higher education
      60 ECTS
  • Location
    La Rochelle, Paris
  • Languages
    • English
    • French
  • Start date
    • October
    • February
  • Format
    • Full-time
  • Overview
  • Study tracks
  • Cost of studies
  • Admissions
  • Maria Belhaj
    Director of the Bachelor First Year Maria Belhaj
    If you are still unsure which Higher Education programme to choose, or are considering a change of direction, why not join the Bachelor First Year on our La Rochelle campus (French Track) or the Bachelor First Year English Track offered on our campus in Paris-Cachan. This will give you time to consider your options, without losing an academic year.

    The Bachelor First Year and the Bachelor First Year English Track offer you the opportunity to discover a wide range of disciplines (management, communications, tourism, digital technology, modern languages, etc.), whilst at the same time tackling major social issues, such as environmental protection, digital transformation and the circular economy.

    At the end of the programme, you will be able to directly join Year 2 of one of Excelia’s outstanding Bachelor programmes.

     

    Why choose this programme?

    • Renowned Higher Education establishments
    • A veritable multicultural experience
    • Learning by doing: an innovative approach to education
    • A wide range of subjects, giving you the best possible chance of success
    • Digital and CSR modules, preparing you for the challenges of tomorrow
    • French Track (La Rochelle) or 100% English Track (Paris-Cachan)
    • Personalised support and guidance to help you define your professional project and plan your future

    A choice of study locations: La Rochelle or Paris-Cachan

    You can study the entire programme in La Rochelle or in Paris-Cachan, depending on your chosen language track. If you opt for the 100% English Track, as of February 2023 you can study at aivancity, our Parisian partner located in Paris-Cachan. This is an opportunity for you to evolve in a school that combines technology with business and ethics, and to enjoy a truly multicultural experience!

    Find out more about La Rochelle campus

    Find out more about Paris-Cachan campus

     

    Classic Track (French only) – October start date:

    The Bachelor First Year carried out over two semesters uses project-based pedagogy, focussing on the fundamentals of management, marketing, tourism and digital technology. At the end of your studies, you will be awarded 60 ECTS credits.

    This programme available in La Rochelle encompasses more than 300 hours of training, including projects, practical case studies, company visits and a Learning Expedition. Internships and humanitarian projects, focussing on sustainable development, the circular economy and environmental protection, will also form part of your professional experience. Furthermore, there is the possibility of a period of linguistic immersion at one of our partner universities abroad.

    Language:

    • La Rochelle: French

     

    Fast Track – February start date:

    This Fast Track programme is a one-semester version of the Bachelor First Year, available in French on our La Rochelle Campus and in English in Paris-Cachan.  It focusses on the fundamentals of management and running a business. At the end of your studies, you will be awarded 60 ECTS credits.

    This one-semester programme, from February to June, encompasses more than 300 hours of training. In addition, during your studies, you benefit from personalised support and guidance, orientation workshops and foreign language lessons.

    If you choose the French Track, internships and humanitarian projects, focussing on sustainable development, the circular economy and environmental protection, will also form part of your professional experience.

    For those who choose the English Track, there is a strong focus on foreign languages and multiculturism, as well as involvement in association-based projects.

    Language:

    • La Rochelle: French
    • Paris: English
  • Programme structure

    Classic Track (October start date)

    Fast Track (February start date)

    La Rochelle Campus Français

    October-December: Interdisciplinary projects in management
    January: Humanitarian projects in the field
    February-May: Interdisciplinary projects in sustainable development, tourism and international digital technology
    June: Language immersion at our Summer School or professional internship

    Bachelor First Year - La Rochelle Campus Français

    February-May: Interdisciplinary projects in sustainable development, tourism and digital technology
    June: Language immersion at our Summer School or professional internship
    July: Humanitarian projects in the field

    Bachelor First Year English Track – Paris-Cachan Campus Français

    February-June: This intensive course, available on an English Track, focusses on the fundamentals of business and management, with the aim of educating the talent of tomorrow... young professionals who are socially and environmentally responsible, working in international organisations and companies.
    July: Humanitarian projects in the field

    Courses and projects

    Management

    • Management of Organisations
    • Marketing Fundamentals
    • Marketing Research
    • Introduction to Sales Techniques
    • Principles of Economics (2 modules)
    • Accounting Fundamentals
    • Financial Analysis
    • HR Fundamentals
    • Team Leadership & Conflict Management
    • Statistical Methods applied to Management
    • Data Management using Excel
    • Business Law
    • Intercultural communication

    Experiential and Personal Development (EPD):

    • Skills Assessment
    • Career orientation workshops
    • Personal coaching
    • Preparation and training for the selective Entrance Tests

    Language:

    • English or French (depending on chosen Track)

    The different courses and projects are provided for indicative purposes only and are subject to change from one year to the next. The specialisations offered will only be available if the required minimum number of students is reached.

  • Tuition Fees 2022-2023

     

    Students from within the European Union*

    • Bachelor First Year : €7,450

    * 27 European Union members: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France and French Overseas Territories, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

     

    Students from outside the European Union

    • Bachelor First Year : €8,450

    Tuition fees are provided for information purposes only and are subject to change from one year to the next.

     

    Multiservice charge

    1 year Fee: €250 

    6 month Fee: €125

    This one-off Multiservice fee gives access to the following services: Multimedia and Internet network, Cyberlibris (online library), Student Identity Card, Reprographics credit, Intranet, e-learning modules, Wi-Fi, Career Centre activities and services, International Insurance-Assistance (for any periods spent abroad during the period covered by this contract), University library, University Medical Service etc.

     

    Financing your studies

     

    International Students

    For more information about the cost of studying

  • Admissions for international students or French students living outside France:

    Open to students with a High School qualification (or international equivalent).

    Motivation interview is carried out by internet via our dedicated platform (day and time of your choice).

    Application fees: €50

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Bachelor First Year
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