Masters of Science (MSc)

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A unique educational approach, training students to become specialist managers

10 MSc specialisations, 3 qualifications, Enhanced Employability

  • Qualifications
    • MSc (5 years of higher education)
  • Location
    La Rochelle, Niort, Cognac, Florence
  • Accreditation
    • EQUIS
    • AACSB
  • Languages
    • English
    • French
  • Start date
    • September
    • January
  • Format
    • Work-study
    • Full-time
  • Overview
  • Study tracks
  • Experiences
  • Work-study
  • Careers
  • Cost of studies
  • Admissions
  • Christophe Nachbaur
    Head of the Masters of Science Christophe Nachbaur
    The Masters of Science (MSc) educates students to become managers who are expert in a specific business sector.

    This programme will enable you to develop specific professional skills sought after by today’s companies, thereby enhancing your employability. The MScs are open to students who have already successfully completed a minimum of 3 years of post-High School education, as well as to managers and employees with professional experience. We offer 3 different tracks (24, 16 or 12 months) and a wide choice of specialisations in line with the needs of companies. We adopt an innovative approach to teaching with the sole aim of preparing our graduates to enter the world of work with ease: 85% of our graduates find a job within 6 months of graduation.

    Students who complete the 24-month Track and 16-month Track can also validate a North-American MBA, awarded by UQÀM as a double qualification. Our students will therefore be among the 100,000 graduates of the largest French-speaking university in the world.

    You also have the possibility of obtaining a double Master qualification with our partners: the IAE of Poitiers or ULCO for management, and ESTHUA for tourism.


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    Why choose the MSc?

    • A North-American MBA available in La Rochelle, in partnership with the UQÀM (Université du Québec à Montréal)
    • Automatic awarding of a double or even triple qualification with our French partner universities (ESTHUA, ULCO, IAE de Poitiers)
    • Possibility of 100% Work-study Track
    • A wide range of specialisations, educating students to become future managers who are expert in their field
    • Programme available in French or 100% in English
    • Personal support and guidance for optimal vocational integration
    • Coach Inside: a unique initiative to develop Soft Skills such as interpersonal skills, empathy, leadership etc. which are indispensable in today’s business world

    An area of expertise for each and every professional project

    • Audit and Consultancy
    • Banking, Insurance, Wealth and Real Estate Management
    • Sustainable Development, CSR and Environment
    • International Business Management
    • Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
    • Engineering Business Management
    • Global Luxury Management and Innovation
    • Digital Marketing and Collaborative Strategies
    • International Hospitality Management (possibility of a double Master qualification with ESTHUA)
    • International Event Management (possibility of a double Master qualification with ESTHUA)

    Study locations linked to areas of expertise

    All Year 1 and Year 2 lessons take place in La Rochelle, with the following exceptions:
    Year 2 of the MSc in Digital Marketing and Collaborative Strategies takes place in Niort, on the Niort Tech campus.
    Year 2 of the MSc in Global Luxury Management and Innovation takes place in Cognac and Florence (Italy).

     

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

     

    Languages:

    • Year 1: Choice of French or English Track – Work-study is only available on the French Track
    • Year 2: French or English Track, depending on choice of specialisation

    Assessment:

    Three types of evaluation:

    • Continuous assessment: 40% of the final mark
    • End-of-semester exams: 60% of the final mark
    • End-of-studies thesis, at the end of Year 2

    Your teachers:

    The Masters of Science combine the expertise of UQÀM professors with that of the research-active Faculty at Excelia Business School.
    In addition, lessons are given by industry professionals, renowned for their strong expertise in the different fields of management.

     

    Types of lessons:

    In Year 1, students are divided into 3 groups of 40 - 50 students, in line with their chosen study track: English Track, French Track, Work-study Track.
    Programme content is the same for all 3 groups and comprises core course modules in essential subjects related to business, management and personal development. Six courses are taught by UQÀM professors. In Semester 2, students take two modules in their chosen specialisation.

    In Year 2, students are divided by specialisation. There are 20 - 30 students per group, who study specific courses exclusively focussing on their chosen specialisation. Two courses are taught by UQÀM professors.

  • Programme structure

    24-month Track (five years of post-High School education) Français Anglais

    24-month Track (five years of post-High School education): carried out on a Work-study Track Français

    16-month Track (five years of post-High School education) Français Anglais

    12-month Track (four years of post-High School education) Français Anglais

    Year 1:

    September-April: Lessons
    April-September: 5-month internship in France or abroad, or 3-month internship plus a 2-month Humacité© project

    Year 2:

    September-January: Lessons
    January-June: 6-month internship in France or abroad

    Year 1:

    September-June: 1 week School-based / 3 weeks company-based
    June-September: Company-based period

    Year 2:

    September-June: 1 week School-based / 3 weeks company-based
    June-September: Company-based period

    Year 1:

    January-June: Lessons
    June-September: 3-month internship in France or abroad, or Humacité© project

    Year 2:

    September-January: Lessons
    January-June: 6-month internship in France or abroad or Work-study (1 week School-based / 3 weeks company-based)

    Semester 1

    September-January: Lessons

    Semester 2

    January-June: 6-month internship in France or abroad
      or
      Work-study (1 week School-based / 3 weeks company-based)

     

    Courses

    Year 1

    24-month Track and 16-month Track

    List of courses
    • Project Management
    • Management and Leadership
    • Brand Leadership and Experiential Marketing
    • Strategic Financial Management
    • Financial Management Practices: Business Game
    • Business English
    • Data Management using Excel
    • Management of Service Company Operations
    • Strategic Management of Organisations
    • Multi-Channel Marketing and Distribution Strategies
    • Professional Development
    • Document Research Techniques
    Semester 2: Specialisation Lessons (choice of the following depending on chosen specialisation)
    • Purchasing Process and Supply Chain Methods
    • Responsible Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
    • Environment, Sustainable Development and CSR
    • New Trends in Tourism Marketing and Global Issues
    • Tourism Services Design
    • Big Data and Digital Transformation
    • Management of Banking Products and Services
    • Auditing Techniques
    • Managerial Accounting
    • Quality and Industrial Management

     

    Year 2

    MSc on 12-month Track / Year 2 of 24-month Track and 16-month Track

    Choose your area of expertise among:

    Audit and Consultancy
    • Managerial Accounting
    • Advanced Accounting and Consolidation
    • Advanced Auditing
    • Corporate Taxation
    • Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools
    • Management and Information Systems Auditing
    • Methodology and Data
    • Managerial Finance
    • Extra-Financial Reporting and Governance
    • Digital Transformation of Companies
    • Business Game
    Banking, Insurance, Wealth and Real Estate Management
    • Wealth Management
    • Legal Procedures for Wealth Management
    • Business Plan and Financing Techniques
    • Methodology and Data
    • Compliance and Reporting
    • Portfolio Management
    • Banking and Digital Transformation
    • Real Estate and Insurance Management
    • International Finance
    • Professional Banking Practice and AMF Certification
    • Business Game
    Sustainable Development, CSR and Environment
    • The Responsible Company: Context and Challenges
    • Implementing and Managing CSR Strategy
    • Professional Practices in CSR and SD
    • Methodology and Data
    • Responsible Marketing Management
    • Responsible Management of the Value Chain
    • Risk Management
    • Responsible HR Management
    • Overall Performance of Organisations
    • Consultancy Project and CSR
    International Business Management
    • International Transport, Logistics and Duties
    • Internationalisation Strategy, Geopolitical Risk and Project Management
    • Innovation, Digital Marketing & Data Mining
    • International Legal Issues and Negotiation
    • International Customer Experience
    • International Accounting and Financing
    • Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship
    • Applied Business Game
    • Methodology
    Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
    • Methodology, Data, Risks
    • International Transport, Logistics and Duties
    • Fiscal and Payment Strategies
    • Responsible Purchasing, SCM and Quality Systems
    • Budgeting and Cost Control
    • Production, Inventory & Lean Production
    • Business Game Contest and Consultancy Project

    Purchasing: Module options

    • Purchasing Tools & Techniques
    • Purchasing Strategies
    • International Negotiation

    Supply Chain: Module options

    • Supply Chain Tools and Methods
    • Supply Chain Strategies
    • Information Management for Supply Chain
    Engineering Business Management
    • Industrial Management or Marketing and Sales
    • Negotiation and Contracts
    • Business Management Control and Performance Monitoring
    • Strategic Management
    • Personnel Management
    • International Implementation Policy
    • Economic Intelligence and Innovation     
    • Agile Project Management and Prince 2 Certification
    • Management of Organisations
    • Integrated Projects
    • Methodology
    Global Luxury Management and Innovation
    • Luxury Sector Specialisation – MADE IN FRANCE: Yachting and Real Estate (La Rochelle)
    • Luxury Sector Specialisation – MADE IN FRANCE: Spirits and Gourmet Food – (Cognac)
    • Strategic Luxury Brand Management & Marketing (Cognac)
    • Storytelling, AI and Digital Communications for Luxury (Cognac)
    • Handcrafts, Operations and Packaging in Luxury (Cognac)
    • Sales, Retailing and Visual Merchandising in Luxury (Cognac)
    • Trademark Law (IAE)
    • Methods (Cognac)
    • Luxury Sector Specialisation – MADE IN ITALY: Fashion and Apparels, Leather and Accessories (Florence)
    • ‘Made in’ Luxury Marketing (Florence)
    • Innovation, Ethics and Sustainability in the Luxury and Fashion Industry (Florence)
    • International Luxury Markets and Consumer Behaviour (Florence)
    Digital Marketing and Collaborative Strategies
    • Entrepreneurship and Agile Management
    • Web Design and SEO Marketing
    • e-Marketing and User Behaviour
    • Methodology and Data
    • Customer Experience Management
    • Data Mining and Business Intelligence
    • IS Management and Digital Transformation
    • Marketing Studies
    • Consultancy Project
    • Innovations and New Digital Trends
    International Hospitality Management
    • Strategic Hotel Management
    • Hospitality and Sales Management
    • Budgeting and Cost Control
    • Operational Hospitality Management
    • Strategic Food & Beverage Management
    • Strategic Repositioning of Tourism Destinations, Events & Hospitality Organisations
    • Interactive Marketing
    • Methodology and Data
    • Consultancy Project
    • Professional Practices
    International Event Management
    • Strategic Event Management
    • Event Sales Management
    • Budgeting and Cost Control
    • Operational Event Management
    • MICE Markets
    • Sponsoring & Corporate Communications
    • Interactive Marketing
    • Methodology and Data
    • Consultancy Project
    • Professional Practices

    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: 24 or 12 months

    A real springboard for rapid vocational integration, carrying out your programme on a Work-study Track will enable you to spend an average of two thirds of your academic year working in a company.

    For more information about work-study

     

    Business Game

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

     

    Series of Lectures

    Throughout the year, industry professionals and experts will present a variety of lectures, helping students to understand the different issues and problems facing their industry sector.

     

    Humacité© Project: 2-3 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: 5-11 months of experience

    Students on a classic study track can carry out a 5-month internship at the end of Year 1 and a 6-month internship at the end of Year 2, in France or abroad. The theoretical expertise acquired by MSc students during lesson time is therefore complemented and validated by significant company-based experience.  

     

    Coach Inside

    This unique educational tool has been designed to develop Soft Skills (human and relational qualities) needed in today’s business environment.  In teams or individually, Coach Inside allows students to reveal their potential in a multicultural context.

  • What is "Work-study"?

    During your academic 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 for a period of 24 months to students joining in Year 1, and for a period of 12 months to students joining in Year 2.

    The Work-study Track is available for the following specialisations: Audit and Consultancy; Banking, Insurance, Wealth and Real Estate Management; Sustainable Development, CSR and Environment; Purchasing and Supply Chain Management; Engineering Business Management; Digital Marketing and Collaborative Strategies; International Event Management

     

    Work-study in detail

    • Contract type: contrat de professionnalisation (Professional training 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 quickly take up positions of responsibility in all sectors of activity across all 5 continents. Thanks to the MSc, they rapidly rise to management positions. The MBA awarded by UQÀM also opens up many opportunities on the American continent.

    Below is a non-exhaustive list of the types of professions in which you are likely to work.

     

    Types of jobs:

    • Financial Controller
    • Financial Analyst
    • Wealth Manager
    • Financial Advisor
    • Auditor
    • Business Manager
    • Consultant
    • Sustainable Development Manager
    • Export Manager
    • International Project Manager
    • Buyer
    • Supply Chain Manager
    • Head of Department
    • R&D Project Manager
    • Product Manager
    • Head of Sales
    • Marketing Manager
    • Traffic Manager
    • Business Analyst
    • Social Media Manager
    • Revenue Manager
    • Hotel Manager
    • Event Manager
    • Project Designer
    • ...

    Facts & Figures:

    Audit and Consultancy
    • 67% of our graduates secure a job contract before graduating
    • 96% of our graduates find a job within 6 months of graduating
    • €39K average starting salary
    Banking, Insurance, Wealth and Real Estate Management
    • 60% of our graduates secure a job contract before graduating
    • 96% of our graduates find a job within 6 months of graduating
    • €36K average starting salary
    Sustainable Development, CSR and Environment
    • 90% of our graduates find a job within 6 months of graduating
    • 25% work internationally
    • €34K average starting salary
    International Business Management
    • 93% of our graduates find a job within 4 months of graduating
    • 25% work internationally
    • €37K average starting salary
    Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
    • 95% of our graduates find a job within 4 months of graduating
    • 25% work internationally
    • €37K average starting salary
    Engineering Business Management
    • 100% of our graduates find a job within 4 months of graduating
    • 20% work internationally
    • €41K average starting salary
    Global Luxury Management and Innovation
    • 83% of our graduates find a job within 4 months of graduating
    • 21% work internationally
    • €34K average starting salary
    Digital Marketing and Collaborative Strategies
    • 95% of our graduates find a job within 4 months of graduating
    • €34K average starting salary
    International Hospitality Management
    • 83% of our graduates find a job within 4 months of graduating
    • 25% work internationally
    • €33K average starting salary
    International Event Management
    • 83% of our graduates find a job within 4 months of graduating
    • 25% work internationally
    • €33K average starting salary
  • Tuition Fees 2020-2021

     

    Students from within the European Union*

    • 24-month Track and 16-month Track: €12,500 per year
    • 12-month Track: €13,500
    • Additional cost for Year 2 of the Global Luxury Management and Innovation specialisation: €2,000

    *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

    • 24-month Track and 16-month Track: €13,250 per year
    • 12-month Track: €15,500
    • Additional cost for Year 2 of the Global Luxury Management and Innovation specialisation: €2,000

    Work-study Track

    • 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.

     

    In addition to tuition fees, you need to take into account the following costs:

    • Multiservice charge (see details below)
    • Annual administration costs relating to a double degree (if applicable)
    • Enrolment fees at a partner university in the case of a double degree (to be paid directly to the partner institution)

    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

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

    Applications for Year 1

    Year 1 is open to students with a minimum of 3 years of post-High School education or international equivalent. There are 2 possible start dates: September or January.

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

    Application fees: €50

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    Applications for Year 2

    Year 2 is open to students with a minimum of 4 years of post-High School education 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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With this qualification, I know that I’m giving myself all the means to be fully operational when I enter the job market after graduating.
I particularly value the option of the work-study track as it enables me to put theory into practice, as well as boosting my confidence for my future job search
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