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A personalised programme with a multitude of experiences

The guarantee of dual recognition: professional and academic

  • Qualifications
    • Bachelor (3 years of higher education)
      Accredited by the French Government
  • Location
    La Rochelle, Tours, Niort, Rochefort, Angoulême
  • Accreditation
    • Accredited by the French Government
    • CEFDG Bachelor (3 years of higher education)
    • EQUIS
    • AACSB
    • Bachelor des CCI
    • RNCP Level 6
  • Languages
    • French
  • Start date
    • September
    • January
  • Format
    • Work-study
    • Full-time
  • Overview
  • Study tracks
  • Experiences
  • Work-study
  • Careers
  • Cost of studies
  • Admissions
  • Dr Lucile Ouvrard
    Head of the Bachelor in Business Dr Lucile Ouvrard
    The Bachelor in Business is a 3-year post-High School State-certified qualification, providing you not only with a solid foundation in management, but also offering you a wealth of experiences in companies, through expatriation and involvement in our clubs and associations. You will benefit from an innovative approach to teaching, which is responsible and has the human element as a central focus. You can design your own 3-year programme to be in perfect harmony with your future plans, both personal and professional.

     

    Why choose the Bachelor in Business?

    • A personalised study path that can be adapted to your profile and future project
    • 6 double qualifications: IAE, Banking and Insurance, Real Estate, Purchasing, Environment, Entrepreneurship
    • Unique experiences in France and abroad (involvement in Clubs and Associations, Humacité© project, academic expatriation, company-based internships, Climacité© and eco-citizen and responsible commitment)
    • Various specialisations available in Year 3
    • Personalised support and guidance to help you define your professional project and plan your future
    • Possibility of a Work-study Track in Year 3

    A specialisation for each and every professional project

    • Sales Management*
    • Digital Marketing and Customer Relationship Management*
    • Management and Human Resources *
    • Entrepreneurship and Leadership
    • Sustainable Development Manager 
    • International Business Management
    • Real Estate Business Manager
    • Purchasing and Supply Chain Management*
    • Quality, Safety and Environment Management*
    • Banking and Insurance*
    • Webmarketing*
    • Wines and Spirits*

    *Possibility of a Work-study Track / Work-study Track is compulsory

     

    A choice of campus: La Rochelle or Tours

    You have the possibility of carrying out all of your studies in either La Rochelle or Tours.
    Note: for the Sales Management specialisation (classic track), Year 3 is only available on the Tours campus.

    Find out more about La Rochelle campus

    Find out more about Tours campus

     

    All you need to know about languages, assessment, lessons and your teachers

    Languages:

    • French Track in Year 1
    • 2nd Modern Language: German, Spanish, Italian or French as a Foreign Language
    • TOEIC preparation lessons

    Assessment:

    Three types of evaluation:

    • Continuous assessment: 40% of the final mark
      Throughout the year, you will work on group or individual projects, which will be marked by your teachers.
    • End-of-semester exams: 60% of the final mark
      These take the form of written exams.
    • Oral exam and end-of-studies dissertation:
      The oral exam is a presentation of your studies and your future studies or professional project. Concurrently, you will also have to write a dissertation based on a company case study.

    Types of lessons:

    Your core course modules are taught as amphitheatre lessons, with your entire Year Group. In addition, you will also have tutorials in smaller groups, depending on your chosen specialisation, language ability etc.

     

    Your teachers:

    The teaching Faculty of the Bachelor in Business is made up of French and international research-active Faculty members who are recognised for their strong expertise in the fields of management. The research-active Faculty work with our laboratory, Excelia Lab, offering students innovative pedagogy. In addition, the industry professionals who teach on the programme focus on real-life business issues.

  • Programme structure

    Year 1 (one year of post-High School education)  Français

    Year 2 (two years of post-High School education) Français

    Year 3 (three years of post-High School education) Français Anglais

    Semester 1

    September-December: Lessons
    December: Climacité© Workshop

    Semester 2

    January-April: Lessons
    May-June: Internship or Humacité© project abroad (2 months)

    French Track

    September-December: Lessons

    January-June:
    Academic expatriation
    or
    Courses and Company-based internship (3 months)

    Classic Track

    September-December: Lessons in chosen specialisation
    January-April: Core course modules
    April-August: End-of-studies internship

    Work-study Track Français

    Format: 1 week School-based/3 weeks company-based

    January start date Français

    January-March: Core course modules
    April-May: Lessons in chosen specialisation
    May-August: Internship in France or abroad

    Courses

    Year 1

    French Track

     

    Management:

    • Principles of Economics
    • The Company and Work Organisation
    • Sales Techniques
    • Statistical Methods applied to Management
    • Oral Communication
    • Consumer Behaviour
    • Applied Market Research
    • Financial Analysis
    • Fundamentals of Accounting
    • General Knowledge
    • Management Information Systems using Excel

    Languages:

    • English for Employment Skills
    • 2nd Modern Language
    • Experiential and Personal Development (EDP)
    • Professional Correspondence
    • Voltaire Certification
    • Sport, Culture, Association and Promotion (SCAP)
    • Preparation for Humacité© project or internship abroad
    • Career Seminars
    • Personal and Professional Project: personalised support and guidance

    Field Experiences:

    • Sport, Culture, Association and Promotion
    • International project: Humacité© or Internship (2 months)
    Year 2

    French Track

     

    Management:

    • Marketing Mix
    • Fundamentals of HR
    • Business Game: business creation
    • Fundamentals of Management Control
    • Corporate Legal Issues
    • Financial Mathematics
    • International Economics
    • Board game: Job Trotter
    • Eco-impact workshop
    • Competition and consumer law
    • Digital communication tools
    • Environmental culture

    Languages:

    • TOEIC training
    • English for sales and Negotiations
    • 2nd Modern Language optional

    Personal Development:

    • Career and Skills Observatories
    • Personalised support and guidance
    • Internship Oral Defence
    • Experiential and Personal Development (EDP)
    • Specialisation Internship (12 weeks)

     

    Year 3
    Core course modules (in French or in English)

    Management:

    • Company Strategy
    • Strategic Marketing
    • Project Management
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Consultancy Project: Marketing and Finance
    • HR Management
    • Fundamentals of Information Systems
    • Advanced Management Information Systems using Excel
    • Corporate Finance

    Languages:

    • TOEIC training
    • English
    • 2nd Modern Language optional

    Experiential and Personal Development (EPD):

    • Personal and Professional Project – Oral exam
    • Personal Management Skills
    • Teamwork
    • Specialisation Project
    • Professional dissertation
    Specialisations

    CLASSIC TRACK

    Specialisation courses (1 to be chosen from the following)

     

    Sales Management

    • Logistics Management
    • Team Leadership and Conflict Management
    • Merchandising
    • e-Business
    • Introduction to Project Management

    Digital Marketing and Customer Relationship Management

    • Digital Marketing and Communications
    • New Approach to Customer Relations
    • Services Marketing
    • e-Consumer Behaviour
    • Introduction to Project Management

    Management and Human Resources

    • Internet Law and e-Reputation
    • Team leadership and conflict management
    • Human resources management and responsible practices
    • Management, payroll and dashboards
    • E-recruitment and skills management

    Entrepreneurship and Leadership

    • Start-Ups and Digital Transformation
    • Business Creation and Corporate Taxation
    • Entrepreneurship and Creation Process
    • Business Plans
    • Introduction to Project Management

    Sustainable Development Manager 

    • Human resources management and responsible practices
    • Climate change and energy transition
    • Environmental Law
    • Responsible communication
    • Introduction to Project Management

    International Business Management

    • European Law 
    • International Strategy 
    • Export Techniques
    • Introduction to Project Management 
    • Introduction to Logistics

    Real Estate Business Manager*

    • Real Estate Management
    • Real Estate Transactions
    • Urban Planning and Environmental Law
    • Real Estate Economics
    • Real Estate Taxation
    • Customer Relations and Management

    * Open to students who joined the programme in Year 1: this specialisation is available in Paris, Nantes or Marseille, and leads to qualifications from both Excelia Group and ESPI.

     

    Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

    • Procurement and inventory management process
    • Purchasing and Negotiation Process
    • Challenges and management of the purchasing function
    • From production management to Supply Chain Management
    • Fundamentals of information systems

    Quality, Safety and Environment Management

    • Cause analysis and continuous improvement tools
    • Management of quality risk analysis systems and tools
    • Environmental management system ISO 14001 et AE
    • Security management system ISO 45001 / MASE
    • Quality management system ISO 9001 
       

    Banking and Insurance

    • Bank Right
    • Fundamentals of Property and Liability Insurance
    • Banking and Financial Investments
    • Techniques Marketing Techniques
    • Global and Patrimonial Approach of People

    Webmarketing

    • Community Management
    • Computer Graphics
    • e-Business Strategy
    • Referencing and Web Positioning
    • Internet Law and e-Reputation

    Wines and Spirits

    • Marketing for Wines and Spirits
    • Digital Marketing
    • Geopolitics and International Markets
    • Markets and Players in the Wines and Spirits Sector
    • The Internet and Exports
    • Culture of wines and spirits
    January Start Date – Sales Management Specialisation

    Management:

    • Business Strategy
    • Strategic Marketing
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Consultancy Project: Marketing and Finance
    • HR Management
    • Fundamentals of Information Systems
    • Advanced Management Information Systems using Excel
    • Corporate Finance

    Languages:

    • TOEIC training
    • English for Contemporary Issues
    • 2nd Modern Language optional

    Experiential and Personal Development (EPD):

    • Personal and Professional Project – Oral exam
    • Personal Management Skills
    • Teamwork
    • Specialisation Project
    • Professional dissertation

    Sales Management:

    • Logistics Management
    • Team Leadership and Conflict Management
    • Merchandising
    • e-Business
    • Introduction to Project Management

    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.

  • Your experiences

     

    Work-study: 12 months

    You have the possibility of a Work-study Track in Year 3. This track will enable you to develop your professional skills in a real company and give you the opportunity of applying your theoretical knowledge in management.

     

    Business Game / Workshop

    Carried out as a company game, students work in teams to tackle and solve real-life professional issues.

     

    Academic Expatriation

    You have the opportunity of academic expatriation in Year 2 of the programme. If they so wish, certain students can repeat the experience in Year 3.

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    Humacité© Project: 2 months

    In Year 1 of the programme, you can undertake a social, humanitarian or civic voluntary project in an NGO or an association, either in France or abroad. This is one of the unique features of Excelia, which is committed to educating students to become future managers who are both responsible and conscious of the importance of their role in society.

     

    Internships: 12-13 months of experience

    Carrying out company-based internships, in France or abroad, is one of the compulsory parts of the Bachelor programme. By the end of your studies, you will have acquired between 12 and 13 months of real company-based experience.

     

    Student Clubs and Associations

    You have the possibility of getting involved in one of Excelia’s 50 clubs and associations, enabling you to develop your skills and knowledge in a supportive and professionally-oriented environment. In addition, it is a great way to settle into school life and experience something unique.

     

    Disney College Programme: 6 months

    The School has a partnership with Disney World Resort in Orlando, giving students the opportunity to spend one semester studying in the USA at Delaware University (AACSB accredited), followed by a 6-month paid internship in one of the parks of the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

     

    Consultancy Project

    In Year 3, you will take on the role of consultant for a company. Working in teams, students will deal with a real-life issue raised by a local company, with a specified timescale, and taking into account various limitations (budget, company resources etc.). The teams must then develop an international development plan for the company. Final work is assessed by different examination panels which determine 3 finalist teams, and then select an overall winning team.

     

    Personalised Support and Guidance from your Mentor

    Throughout your studies, you will benefit from personalised support and guidance. The School offers workshops structured around personal development (self-awareness and self-assertion), communication tools (such as CVs and cover letters), understanding the job market, learning about different careers and developing your professional network.

    In addition, you will receive personal mentoring from an industry professional who is a graduate of Excelia Business School and whose job reflects your professional project. Your mentor will help you to both evaluate the current job market and to develop your career strategy.

     

    The different experiences throughout the programme

    Depending on the track, the options and the specialisations you decide to select, you will have the opportunity to live some of the experiences listed below. These highlights of the programme are complementary to your lessons.

    Year 1

    • Internship or Humacité© project abroad
    • Company-based initial Internship, Personalised Support and Guidance from your Mentor
    • Involvement in Student Clubs and Associations

    Year 2

    • Academic Expatriation, Disney College Programme
    • Business Game, Company-based Internship (5 months), Personalised Support and Guidance from your Mentor
    • Involvement in Student Clubs and Associations as Student Entrepreneur

    Year 3

    • Academic Expatriation
    • Consultancy Project
    • Internship (4 months)
    • Work-study Track
    • Personalised Support
    • Guidance from your Mentor
  • What is "Work-study"?

    For a period of one year, the Work-study Track offers you the possibility of alternating School-based periods, during which you will learn the theory, with company-based periods, where you will work on projects relating to your studies.

    Vocationally-oriented, this Work-study Track is available in Year 3, to students choosing the following specialisations: Banking and Insurance, Digital Marketing, Purchasing and Supply Manager, Quality, Safety and Environment Manager, Sales Management, Webmarketing.

     

    Work-study in detail

    • Contract type: contrat de professionnalisation (Professional training contract), contrat d'apprentissage (apprenticeship contract) or a convention de stage alterné (work-study internship agreement)
    • Format: 1 week School-based followed by 3 weeks company-based
    • Main objective: To combine theoretical knowledge with professional experience
    • Securing a contract with a company: The School provides you with the necessary search tools to assist you in your professional project. Once you have successfully completed the Admissions tests, you will have access to the numerous work-study offers available to our students.

    For more information about work-study

  • Careers

    Our graduates go on to become operational managers in all sectors of activity, in France and abroad, and quickly rise to senior management positions thanks to their first-rate studies.

    Below is a non-exhaustive list of the types of professions and industry sectors in which you could work.

     

    Types of jobs:

    • Customer Relations Manager
    • Sales Manager
    • Purchasing and Procurement Manager
    • Quality and Safety Manager
    • Digital Project Manager
    • Business Development Manager
    • Manager of an SME
    • Recruitment Manager
    • Digital Marketing Assistant

    Facts & Figures

    • 100% of our graduates find a job within 6 months of graduating
    • €31K average starting salary
    • 60% work in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
    • 19% work in and around Paris
    • 14% work in other regions
    • 7% work abroad

     

    Industry sectors

    Bachelor Business Industry Sectors

     

    Further studies

    To complement their academic and professional skills, some of our graduates choose to continue their studies.

    The Bachelor in Business acts as an excellent springboard for our Master programmes:

    Masters of Science (MSc) Master in Management

  • Tuition Fees 2020-2021

     

    Students from within the European Union*

    • Year 1: €7,600
    • Year 2: €7,800
    • Year 3: €7,900

    * 28 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, The United Kingdom.

     

    Students from outside the European Union

    • Year 1: €8,600
    • Year 2: €8,900
    • Year 3: €8,900

    Work-Study Track

    • Year 3: In the case of a contrat de professionnalisation and a contrat d'apprentissage, tuition fees are paid by the host company.

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

     

    Multiservice charge

    Fee: €550

    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

  • Applications for Year 1

    Year 1 is open to students with a High School qualification (or international equivalent).

    The course is taught entirely in French

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

    Application fee: €50

    Apply

    Applications for Year 2

    Open to students with a minimum of 1 year post-High School education or international equivalent (60 ECTS).

    The course is taught entirely in French

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

    Application fee: €50

    Apply

    Applications for Year 3

    Open to students with a minimum of 2 years post-High School education or international equivalent (120 ECTS).

    The course is taught entirely in French

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

    Application fee: €50

    Apply

     

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