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Global Foundation Year Programme (Bac+1)

A higher education programme recognised both in France and internationally with the awarding of 60 ECTS credits

A higher education programme recognised both in France and internationally with the awarding of 60 ECTS credits


  • Overview
  • Study Tracks
  • Programme Content
  • Cost of studies
  • Admissions
  • Maria Belhaj
    Director of the Global Foundation Year Programme Maria Belhaj

    The Global Foundation Year Programme is the perfect option if you are looking to undertake studies with a strong international dimension, whilst giving yourself the time to consider continuing your higher education with either a 4-year or 5-year study programme. By enrolling on the Global Foundation Year Programme in Paris (English Track), you will have the opportunity to ‘discover the world’, and then join either the Master in Management or the BBA International.

    This is the ideal way to develop solid international business skills whilst being fully immersed in a truly international group of learners. By the end of the programme, you will be a socially responsible manager capable of operating in complex environments and mastering the digital transformation of organisations.


    Why choose the Global Foundation Year Programme?


    • Direct access to Year 2 of the Master in Management or the BBA International
    • Learning par excellence, with a strong focus on CSR and Sustainable Development
    • Multicultural immersion
    • 100% English Track
    • Action-based pedagogy: learning in a different way
    • Wide range of subjects to give you the best chance of success
    • Personalised support to help you define your career goals and plan your future


    A springboard programme

    The Global Foundation Year Programme is a one-year programme (2 semesters) which takes place in Paris and uses project-based pedagogy built around the fundamentals of Management, Marketing, and Digital Technology, with a strong international focus. It enables you to validate 60 ECTS and then to directly join Year 2 of the programme of your choice:




    Paris: A hi-tech, international campus

    The entire programme takes place on the Paris campus of our partner aivancity. You will benefit from the opportunity to evolve within a school that combines technology with business and ethics, and to experience a veritable multicultural immersion first hand.

    Find out more about our campus


    • Classic Track (October start date)

    Classic Track (October start date)

    Programme structure

     Paris Campus drapeau anglais

    October-December: Interdisciplinary management projects
    January-February: Climacité© project
    March-April: Lessons
    May-July: Internship in France or abroad
  • Courses and projects

    English Track

    • Intercultural Communications
    • Introduction to Business Analysis using Excel
    • Marketing in a changing world
    • Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Climatology, Water & the Environment
    • Companies & Organisation of Work
    • Sustainability Issues (research perspective)
    • Principles of Accounting
    • Economics in a changing world
    • Digital Communication Tools
    • CSR & Environmental Issues
    • Learning Expedition: Blue Environment
    • Community Management
    • DTP Software
    • 2nd Modern Language
    • Water Puzzle Workshop


    Experiential and Personal Development (EPD)

    • Preparation for Climacité©
    • Preparation for company internship
    • Career workshops
    • Personalised coaching

    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 2023-2024


    Students from within the European Union*

    • Global Foundation Year Programme: €12,600

    * 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

    • Global Foundation Year Programme: €13,700

    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 

    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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