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A programme combining Political Science and Management, preparing you for an international career in the development of organisations or even your own business creation

Triple recognition: 4-year post-High School qualification that is State-certified with a VISA from MESRI (Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation), AACSB- and EPAS-accredited, and an International University qualification

  • Qualifications
    • Bachelor (4 years of higher education)
      International qualification, possibility of a double qualification
  • Location
    La Rochelle, Paris
  • Accreditation
    • Accredited by the French Government
    • CEFDG Bachelor (4 years of higher education)
    • EQUIS
    • AACSB
    • EFMD Bachelor
    • RNCP Level 6
  • Languages
    • English
    • French
  • Start date
    September
  • Format
    • Work-study
    • Full-time
  • Overview
  • Study tracks
  • Experiences
  • Work-study
  • Careers
  • Cost of studies
  • Admissions
  • Myriam Benabid
    Head of the BBA International Myriam Benabid

    This international Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) is a 4-year post-High School programme that follows the tradition of the Anglo-Saxon Bachelor with Honours programmes, whilst having its rightful place within the French Higher Education system. It is a comprehensive programme offering core courses in management and geopolitics, a choice of six specialisations, seven further certifications, and multiple experiences abroad. This ensures that our graduates are immediately operational and are perfectly at ease in the global market.

    The objective of the BBA International is to train students to become versatile, mobile and open-minded managers or entrepreneurs, who are specialists in international cooperation and able to drive the international development of organisations or even create their own business.

    Multicultural year groups, teaching by Professors from our partner universities, and a wealth of international professional experiences will ensure that you learn how to manage multicultural teams, through the acquisition of important values and the benefit of real-life projects.

     

    Why choose the BBA International?

    • Opportunity of work-study abroad
    • International entrepreneurship
    • A wide choice of international academic partners
    • Intercampus mobility enabling students to discover both La Rochelle and Paris
    • A highly qualified teaching Faculty
    • Students trained to become multilingual professionals
    • A wealth of diverse experiences
    • Creation of a valuable professional network (lecturers, partners, alumni, etc.) and friendships with students from different cultures and countries
    • 15 international double qualifications and 7 certifications
    • Recognition and rankings:
    • Triple accreditation: EQUIS, AACSB and CEFDG (State-certified with a VISA from MESRI)
    • 3rd place in L'Étudiant ranking
    • 1st place in the MOCI ranking
    • 4th place in the ‘Happy at School’ ranking
    • 63rd place in the Financial Times ranking of the best European Business Schools

    A choice of city: La Rochelle or Paris

    You have the possibility of carrying out your studies in La Rochelle or in Paris, and of changing campus the following year.

    Find out more about La Rochelle campus

    Find out more about our off-site study location in Paris

     

    A prime choice of inspiring destinations for your academic exchange year abroad

    • The Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, United States
    • Western Europe: Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom
    • Northern Europe: Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden
    • Southern Europe: Croatia, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey
    • Eastern Europe: Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia
    • Asia: China, South Korea, Taiwan
    • Middle East: Bahrain, United Arab Emirates

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

     

    Languages:

    • French Track: 80% of the teaching in French, 20% in English
    • English Track: 100% English available from Year 1 (a specific level of English is required for this track)
    • 1st Moder Language: English
    • 2nd Modern Language: English, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese
    • 3rd Modern Language: Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian or French (for international students)
    • TOEIC and TOEFL preparation lessons
    • Intercultural skills test in partnership with ISIT

    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 presentation 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.

    Your teachers:

    The teaching Faculty of the BBA International is made up of French and international research-active Faculty members who are recognised for their strong expertise in the fields of management and geopolitics.

    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.

     

    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 lessons will include games, drama and other educational activities. You will also have the opportunity to attend lectures and Masterclasses, and to participate in several business games with other international students.

    In Year 1, Thursday afternoons are set aside for the School’s Clubs and Associations: your involvement is greatly encouraged and highly valued as part of your learning experience.

     

    Career development and professionalization:

    • An experiential learning initiative, with lessons about the employment market in the different parts of the world
    • Workshops to train you in the techniques and use of social media.
    • Real-life development and consultancy projects provided by companies to support them in their decision-making processes.
    • Developing your professional network in France and abroad.

     

  • Programme structure

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

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

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

    Year 4 (four years of post-High School education) Français Anglais

    BBA International - La Rochelle 

    September - March: Lessons
    April- June: Internship or Humacité© project

    BBA International – Intercultural Track in Paris (ISIT) Langue : Anglais

    September- March: Lessons
    April - June:  Internship or Humacité© project
    July - August: Climacité© project

    BBA International – Early Immersion Track, in Regensburg (Germany)

    September- March: Lessons
    April - June:  Internship or Humacité© project
    July - August: Climacité© project

    BBA International – La Rochelle Français Anglais

    September - April: Lessons
    May - July: Internship or Humacité© project

    BBA International – Intercultural Track in Paris (ISIT) Langue : Anglais

    September - April: Lessons
    May - July: Internship or Humacité© project

    BBA International – Early Immersion Track, in Regensburg (Germany)

    September - April: Lessons in Regensburg
    May - July: Internship via the University of Regensburg 

    BBA International - La Rochelle Français Anglais

    September - May: Academic expatriation (possibility of double qualification)
    June - July  Climacité© project  

    BBA International – Intercultural Track in Paris (ISIT) Langue : Anglais

    September - August: Work-study abroad
    Format: 2 weeks of lessons/6 weeks company-based

    BBA International – Early Immersion Track, in Regensburg (Germany)

    September - February: Lessons in Regensburg
    March - August: Internship via BBA

    BBA International – La Rochelle Français Anglais

    September - December: Lessons
    January - July:  Management-level internship (6 months)

    BBA International – Work-study Track - La Rochelle Français Anglais

    September-August: Work-study abroad
    Format: 2 weeks of lessons/6 weeks company-based

    BBA International – Intercultural Track in Paris (ISIT) Langue : Anglais

    September-August: Work-study abroad
    Format: 2 weeks of lessons/6 weeks company-based

    BBA International – Early Immersion Track, in Regensburg (Germany)

    September-March: Lessons in La Rochelle
    April - August: International internship

    Courses

    Year 1

    French Track or English Track

    SEMESTER 1

    Management

    Fundamentals of Accounting Data Management using Excel Principles of Economics Organisations and HR Management

     

    Experiential Learning

    Internship: ‘First Professional Experience’ or Humacité© project Learning Expedition to Brussels Association-based, artistic, sporting or cultural project (SCAP) Series of Lectures

    Personal Development                              

    Group Coaching Building your Personal Brand

    1st Modern Language

    Communicating in English 2nd Modern Language 3rd Modern Language (optional)                             

    Geopolitics and World Knowledge

    Africa: Challenges and Diversity Middle East: Cultural Overview

     

     

     

    SEMESTER 2

    Management

    Principles of Economics Fundamentals of Marketing International Marketing Organisational Behaviour Legal Framework of a Business

    Experiential Learning

    Association-based, artistic, sporting or cultural project (SCAP) Consulting Project Series of Lectures

    Personal Development                              

    Embarking on your Career Group Coaching

    1st Modern Language

    Communicating in English 2nd Modern Language 3rd Modern Language (optional)                             

    Geopolitics and World Knowledge

    Sociology European Union: Challenges and Diversity British civilisation: England in the news

     

    Year 2

    French Track or English Track

    SEMESTER 1

    Management

    Approaches to International Trade Business Processes and Operations Management Intercultural Management Financial Management International Economy and Sustainable Development Pedagogy and Education Systems

     

    Experiential Learning

    Internship: ‘Explore the world’ or Humacité© project Learning Expedition to Milan Series of Lectures

    Personal Development                                            

    Group Coaching Working together and improving your professional network Preparation for internships and other projects

    1st Modern Language

    Communicating in English 2nd Modern Language 3rd Modern Language (optional)

    Geopolitics and World Knowledge

    Asia: Challenges and Diversity

     

     

     

    SEMESTER 2

    Management

    Supply Chain Management  Fundamentals of Information Systems and Web Development Fundamentals of Management Control Market Research Introduction to Research

    Experiential Learning

    Series of Lectures           

    Personal Development                                            

    Oral Defence of Year 1 Internship Developing a meaningful vision

    1st Modern Language

    PrepMyFuture (TOEFL preparation) Communicating in English 2nd Modern Language 3rd Modern Language (optional)              

    Geopolitics and World Knowledge

    Asia: Challenges and Diversity Contemporary Issues

     

    Year 3

    French Track or English Track

    SEMESTER 1

    Management

    • Global Marketing in the Digital Era
    • Sales Management
    • Management and Leadership
    • International Trade Law
    • Corporate Finance

    Geopolitics and World Knowledge

    • Evolution of Equity in the Workplace
    • American Civilization
    • Expressing your Creativity
    • Conversation Tables (Businet Network)

    Personal Development                                            

    • My Work-study Track: Workshop & Masterclass

    Experiential Learning

    • Series of Lectures

     

    SEMESTER 2

    Management

    • Data Driven Management
    • B2B Management
    • International Business in Europe
    • Sustainable Project Management
    • Corporation Tax
    • Certifications (Google/Hubspot)

    Geopolitics and World Knowledge

    • Contemporary Issues 2
    • Expressing your Creativity
    • Conversation Tables (Businet Network)

    Personal Development                                            

    • My Work-study Track: Workshop & Masterclass

    Experiential Learning   

    • Climacité® project
    • Series of Lectures
    Year 4

    French Track or English Track

    SEMESTER 1

    Core course modules                                 

    • International Business Game
    • Dissertation Methodology
    • Dissertation
    • Strategic International Management
    • Geopolitics and World Knowledge
    • The Americas: Challenges and Diversity

     

    Specialisations                

    International Sales Management (Classic Track and Work-study Track)

    • Innovation Marketing and Value Co-creation
    • Global Account Management
    • Distribution, Channel Management and e-commerce
    • Brand Management and Merchandising
    • International Sales Management

    Finance                             

    • Auditing Techniques
    • Financial Markets
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Cost and Budgeting Management
    • Corporate Governance and Ethics
    • Financial Reporting

    AI and Digital Technology

    • aivancity module – currently being developed
    • aivancity module – currently being developed
    • aivancity module – currently being developed

    NGOs, Lobbying and International Relations

    • ISIT module – currently being developed
    • ISIT module – currently being developed
    • ISIT module – currently being developed

    Personal Development                                            

    • Workshop & Masterclass
    • Oral presentation: Preparation and Defence
    • Individual Coaching

     

    SEMESTER 2

    Core Course Modules                                

    • Dissertation

    Personal Development                                            

    • Workshop & Masterclass

    Experiential Learning   

    • End-of-studies Internship: ‘Build your future’
    Year 4 - Work-study Track

    French Track or English Track

    SEMESTER 1

    Core Course Modules

    • Dissertation Methodology
    • Strategic International Management

    Geopolitics and World Knowledge

    • The Americas: Challenges and Diversity

     

    Specialisations                

    International Sales Management (Classic Track and Work-study Track)

    • Innovation Marketing and Value Co-creation
    • Global Account Management
    • Distribution, Channel Management and e-commerce
    • Brand Management and Merchandising
    • International Sales Management

    Supply Chain and Purchasing                                 

    • Purchasing, Production and Distribution
    • Global Supply Chain Management and Sustainable Development
    • Operations Monitoring and Digital Transformation

    Personal Development                                            

    • My Work-study Track 
    • Oral presentation: Defence
    • Individual Coaching

     

    SEMESTER 2

    Core Course Modules

    • Dissertation
    • Cost and Budgeting
    • International Financial Management
    • New Business Model/Entrepreneurship
    • International Career Development

     

    Specialisations                               

    International Sales Management (Classic Track and Work-study Track)

    • Innovation Marketing and Value Co-creation
    • Global Account Management
    • Distribution, Channel Management and e-commerce
    • Brand Management and Merchandising
    • International Sales Management

    Supply Chain and Purchasing                                 

    • Purchasing, Production and Distribution
    • Global Supply Chain Management and Sustainable Development
    • Operations Monitoring and Digital Transformation

    Personal Development                                            

    • My Work-study 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.

  • Your experiences

     

    Work-study with an international focus: 12 months or 24 months

    The BBA includes the possibility of a Work-study Track abroad: students in La Rochelle can choose this track in Year 4 (12 months) and those in Paris can opt for work-study in Years 3 and 4 (24 months). You will have to negotiate either an employment contract (contrat de professionnalisation) or an apprenticeship contract (contrat d’apprentissage) with a company. Work-study will provide you with significant professional experience and, whichever type of contract you sign with a company, you will receive a salary and your tuition fees will be paid by the host company.

     

    Business Game

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

     

    Learning Expedition

    An immersion experience, in the heart of Brussels (Belgium) and Milan (Italy), to enable you to understand the different political, economic and cultural make-up of each of these two countries. The work carried out during this Expedition will be a major theme running through all your lessons during the year.

     

    Academic Expatriation: 1 whole year or 2 individual semesters

    Academic expatriation to our international partner universities is compulsory in Year 3. You have the choice of spending an entire academic year in just one university or you can divide the year up into 2 semesters, spending one semester in each of 2 different universities.

    Discover our partner universities

     

    Excelia and the Franco-German University

    Students on the BBA International can carry out their Year 3 academic expatriation at the University of Applied Science Fachhochschule Dortmund or at the OTH Regensburg, having the opportunity of studying for a double qualification.

    Find out more about UFA 

     

    Business Development Project

    During your academic expatriation, you will head up a project (prepared in Year 2) for a company, to explore potential development opportunities in the country or geographic zone where you are based. This is a paid project, and the salary received will help finance your expatriation.

     

    3rd Modern Language

    You have the possibility of studying a third modern language (from Beginner Level) from Year 1, with the choice of Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian or French (for international students).

     

    Humacité© Project and Climacité© Project: 3 months and 2 months

    You have the opportunity to undertake 2 voluntary projects, in an NGO or an association, either in France or abroad: one social, humanitarian or civic project, and one environmental project. Such projects are one of the unique features of Excelia Group, which is committed to educating students to become future managers who are both responsible and conscious of the importance of their role in society.

    Find out more about Humacité©

    Find out more about Climacité©

     

    Internships: Minimum 12 months of experience

    Carrying out company-based internships abroad is one of the important features of the BBA International. By the end of your studies, you will have acquired some 12 months of real company-based experience (more for those who choose the work-study track)..

     

    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.

     

    Group Coaching and Personalised Support and Guidance from a 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 industry professionals whose jobs reflect your professional project. These mentors will help you to both evaluate the current job market and to develop your career strategy.

     

    Busidays : International Marketing Week

    As part of a team made up of European students studying on a Bachelor programme, you will spend a week working on a specific theme at one of our European partner universities.

     

    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

    • Studying Geopolitical Zones: Europe/Africa/Middle East, Learning Expedition, Internship abroad
    • Business Game, Personalised Support and Guidance from a Mentor
    • Involvement in Student Clubs and Associations

    Year 2

    • Studying a Geopolitical Zone: Asia, Learning Expedition, Internship abroad, Busidays
    • Preparation for your Business Development Project, Personalised Support and Guidance from a Mentor
    • Involvement in Student Clubs and Associations

    Year 3

    • Academic Expatriation, Climacité© project

    or

    • 24-month Work-study Track abroad

     

    Year 4

    • Studying a Geopolitical Zone: The Americas, Internship abroad
      Work-study Track abroad, International Strategic Business Game, Oral Presentation and End-of-studies Dissertation
  • What is "Work-study"?

    During your studies, the Work-study Track offers you the possibility of alternating lessons, during which you will learn the theory, with company-based periods, where you will work on either projects relating to your studies or projects with an international focus.

    Vocationally-oriented, this Work-study Track is available in Year 3 (Paris only) and Year 4 (La Rochelle and Paris).

     

    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: 2 weeks of lessons followed by 6 weeks in a company
    • 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 Executive Managers in all sectors of activity, in France and abroad.
    Below is a non-exhaustive list of the types of professions in which you could work.

    Types of jobs:

    • Director of Sales
    • International Business Development Manager
    • Operations Manager
    • International Product Manager
    • International Communications Manager
    • International Marketing Manager
    • International Project Manager
    • Export Sales Manager
    • Key Account Manager
    • Account Manager
    • International Purchasing Manager

    Facts & Figures

    • 94% of our graduates find a job within 2 months of graduating
    • 90% find a job with an international dimension
    • 60% secure a job contract before graduating

    The average starting salary is €31,550. This is calculated on the average starting salaries by geographical location: €28,180 for graduates entering the job market in France and €34,415 for those who head abroad.

     

    Further studies

    In line with their personal projects, some of our graduates decide to continue their studies. Here are a few examples of our Alumni who have gone on to study on some prestigious programmes:

    • Marie Louise Galoisy: MSc Supply Chain & Sustainability Management, Glasgow, Scotland
    • Alexis Guimbaud: MSc Supply Chain & Sustainability Management, Glasgow, Scotland
    • Aurèle Bachoux: Behavioural Economics, Paris-Sorbonne
    • Pauline Hascoët: MSc Finance, London School of Economics and Political Science
    • Arthur Chevrere Pocquet: MSc Finance, London School of Economics and Political Science
    • Lisa Blanchard: DESS in International Studies (specialising in Culture, Conflict and Peace) at the University of Montreal
  • Tuition Fees 2021-2022

     

    Students from within the European Union*

    • Year 1: €10,000
    • Year 2: €10,000
    • Year 3: €10,000
    • Year 4: €10,000

    * 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

    • Year 1: €11,300
    • Year 2: €11,300
    • Year 3: €11,300
    • Year 4: €11,300

    Work-Study Track

    • Year 4: €10,500, 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: €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

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

     

    Apply for the Year 1

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

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

    Application fee: €50

    Apply

    Apply for the Year 2

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

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

    Application fee: €50

    Apply

    Apply for the Year 3

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

    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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The core course content provided by the BBA is supplemented with savoir-faire and interpersonal skills. These are essential for working with intercultural teams.
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