Bachelor First Year

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

A Higher Education programme, recognised in France and internationally, with 60 ECTS credits awarded

  • 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 B-One offered on the off-site study location of ISIT (English Track), our partner in Paris. This will give you time to consider your options, without losing an academic year.

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    The Bachelor First Year and the B-One 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 Group’s five 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)
    • Personalised support and guidance to help you define your professional project and plan your future

    A choice of study locations: La Rochelle or Paris

    You can study the entire programme in La Rochelle or in Paris, depending on your chosen language track. If you would like to study 100% in English, as of February 2021, this will be on offer at ISIT, our partner in Paris, where you will enjoy a veritable multicultural experience.

    Established in 1957, ISIT is a major Business School, renowned for its expertise in languages and intercultural studies, training students to become experts in these two fields!

    Find out more about La Rochelle campus

    Find out more about our partner study location in Paris


    Classic Track – 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 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.


    • La Rochelle: French


    Fast Track – February start date:

    This one-semester programme is available in French, on our La Rochelle Campus (a one-semester version of the Bachelor First Year), and in English, on the off-site study location of ISIT (B-One programme), our partner in Paris.  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 fast track option, 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 the linguistic and multicultural element, as well as a committed involvement in associations.


    • La Rochelle: French
    • Paris: English (as of February)
  • 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

    B-One – Paris Off-site study location 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.

    Courses and projects


    • 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


    • 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 2021-2022


    Students from within the European Union*

    • Bachelor First Year : €7,200

    * 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 : €8,200

    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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