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    Master (5 years of higher education)
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MSc in International Business Management

Implement international development strategies through a comprehensive understanding of companies

Implement international development strategies through a comprehensive understanding of companies


  • Overview
  • Study Tracks
  • Programme Content
  • Experiences
  • Careers
  • Cost of studies
  • Admissions
  • Florence Winkler
    Responsable de la formation Florence Winkler

    This programme aims to educate future managers to support companies in their projects and the development of their international business operations (Import-Export, Marketing, International Logistics, etc.)

    Why choose the MSc in International Business Management?

    • Opportunity to develop a strong aptitude in international strategy and negotiation, geopolitical risk management, and sales operations management
    •  Focus on customs operations
    • Data Mining, Project Management, and Entrepreneurship 
    • Multicultural classes and teaching team 


    Our campus: La Rochelle

    The entire programme takes place on our La Rochelle campus.



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

    Programme format and language:

    • The Classic Track is a full-time programme over 15 months, starting in September and finishing in December of the following year
    • English Track only

    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
    • Professional Thesis


    Your teachers:

    The teaching team for this MSc is made up of French and international research-active Faculty members and industry professionals who are known for their strong expertise in the field of management and their international experiences and expertise. 
    The research-active Faculty work with our laboratory, Excelia Lab, offering innovative pedagogy, whilst the industry professional lecturers 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, depending on your chosen specialisations, language ability, etc., you will attend tutorials in small groups.

    • Classic Track Anglais 15 month

    Classic Track Anglais 15 month

    Programme structure

    September-June: Lessons
    June-December: Internship and Professional Thesis
  • Courses

    Refresher courses for students joining with 3 years of higher education
    • 360 Marketing 
    • Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship 
    • Project Management 
    • Management and Leadership 
    • Business Ethics and CSR 
    • Information Systems Management 
    • Budget Planning and Management 
    • Finance for non-financial Professions 
    • English 
    • EDP/Career Management 
    • E-bag
    Core course modules
    • Methodology 
    • Business Game
    • Advanced Excel 
    • Data-driven Management
    Specialised Modules
    • International Transportation & Customs Duties
    • Internationalisation Strategy & Geopolitical Risk Management
    • International Marketing Strategy 
    • Digital Marketing 
    • Data Mining
    • Fiscal and Legal Issues
    • International Accounting & Financing
    • Entrepreneurship & Business Development
    • International Sales Contracts
    • International Negotiation
    • Legal Issues & Compliance
    • International Project Management

    Le programme des enseignements et les missions sont présentés à titre indicatif et sont susceptibles d’évoluer d’une année sur l’autre. Les spécialisations proposées ouvriront sous réserve d’un nombre minimum de candidats.

  • Your experiences

    • Business Game

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


    • Series of Lectures

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


    • Humacité© Project: 2-3 months

    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 socially responsible and conscious of the importance of their role in society.


    • Climacité© Project: 2 months

    Climacité© is an opportunity for you to ‘make a commitment’ to the planet! This pedagogical initiative has been designed to raise awareness, and to educate students on the issues of environmental protection and climate change.


    • Internships: 6+ months of experience

    This Classic Track offers you the opportunity to carry out a minimum of 6 months of internship, in France or abroad. The theoretical expertise acquired during MSc lessons is therefore complemented and validated by significant company-based experience.


    • Experiential and Personal Development (EPD)

    This unique initiative stimulates the development of Soft Skills. In teams or individually, EPD aims to enable all students to reveal their full potential in a multicultural context.

  • 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. 

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


    Types of jobs:

    • International Marketing Manager
    • Internationalisation Project Manager
    • Export Zone Manager
    • International Business Manager
    • Consultant


    Types of companies:

    • Décathlon
    • Airbus
    • Léa Nature
    • Bloomberg LP


    Facts & Figures:

    • 93% of our graduates find a job within 6 months of graduating 
    • €37K average starting salary
  • Tuition fees 2023-2024



    • MSc 15-month Track: €19,650 for students joining with 3 years of post-High School education or international equivalent (180 ECTS)
    • MSc 15-month Track: €15,600 for students joining with 4 years of post-High School education or international equivalent (240 ECTS)

    *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.



    • MSc 15-month Track: €19,650 for students joining with 3 years of post-High School education or international equivalent (180 ECTS)
    • MSc 15-month Track: €19,600 for students joining with 4 years of post-High School education or international equivalent (240 ECTS)

    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 qualification (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: €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

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  • This programme is open to students with a minimum of 3 years of post-High School education or international equivalent (180 or 240 ECTS).


    Applications for international students or French students living outside of France:

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

    Application fees: €50




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