Master in Management

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A programme placing the human element and experiences at the heart of its pedagogy

A programme heading to the top of the rankings!

  • Qualifications
    • Master (5 years of higher education)
      State-certified
  • Location
    La Rochelle and Tours
  • Accreditation
    • Certified by the French Government
    • CEFDG Grade de Master qualification
    • EQUIS
    • AACSB
    • AMBA
    • EFMD Master
  • Languages
    • English
    • French
  • Start date
    September
  • Format
    • Work-study
    • Full-time
  • Overview
  • Study tracks
  • Experiences
  • Work-study
  • Careers
  • Cost of studies
  • Admissions
  • Caroline Hermet
    Head of the Master in Management Caroline Hermet
    As the DNA of Excelia Business School, this study programme is structured around the values of commitment and responsibility, as well as the qualities of open-mindedness and curiosity.

    The aim of the Master in Management, LRBS's landmark programme, is to encourage the development of knowledge and skills, training you to become responsible managers, capable of operating in complex and constantly changing environments. The variety of our study tracks and the diversity of the experiences on offer, together with our intimate teaching approach, will offer you the opportunity to explore the world of tomorrow... whilst at the same time encouraging the development of your talents.

     

    Why choose the Master in Management?

    • Educating future business leaders: Our Master in Management is a Master programme training you in business and management, providing you with lifelong skills, to become responsible business managers leading the organisations of tomorrow
    • Humacité©: a social, humanitarian or civic voluntary project, enabling you to develop the correct values to ensure you become a committed and responsible manager
    • Climacité©: a project focussing on the challenges of sustainable development and energy transition
    • Experiential and Personal Development (EPD): giving you the opportunity to build a unique study path
    • The Master in Management at Excelia Business School is among the most successful programmes as regards its rise in the rankings: up 28 places in the Financial Times ranking, up 5 places in the L'Etudiant ranking, up 6 places in the Figaro ranking, the highest increase in the Challenges magazine ranking
    • Triple-accredited: a Master programme offered by Excelia Business School which is in the top 1% of Business Schools worldwide
    • A qualification endorsed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, State-certified as "Grade de Master"
    • A strong international dimension including projects such as Cap Anglophone, Humacité©, Climacité©, internships, academic expatriation, 100% English Track
    • One to two years of professional experience by the end of the programme, via internships or work-study which provide valuable professional experience even before you graduate
    • 15 double qualifications with our partner universities

     

    The Master in Management programme is unique to France and known as the Master Grand École (MGE). It is a two-year Master programme, which can be preceded by a ‘Pre-Master’ year.
    This Pre-Master year (equivalent to Year 3 of a Bachelor programme, and resulting in 60 ECTS) comprises core course modules in the fundamentals of business and management. Students choosing to carry out the Pre-Master year then join the 2-year Master in Management programme.

    The two-year Master in Management programme (120 ECTS) focusses on business and management with an international dimension, with both career-specific modules (HR Management, Finance, Accounting, Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain Management) and industry-specific modules (New Technologies, Banking, Luxury, Tourism, Environment, Retail, etc.).

     

    A specialisation for each and every professional project

    To help you make the right choices, throughout your studies you will receive support and guidance from a personal tutor. They will be on hand to guide you in the development and management of your personal and professional project. In addition, you will benefit from personal development tools (self-awareness etc.) and professional development tools (CV preparation, mock interviews etc.).

    From Year 2 of the programme, you can choose one of 5 different tracks, ensuring your studies remain in line with your future project

     

    1. INTERNATIONAL TRACK

    You can choose academic expatriation and study for either a semester or an entire academic year in the United States or China or in one of our 80 partner universities. If you are feeling particularly motivated, you can even choose to study for a double qualification. So that you get the most from this expatriation on a cultural, linguistic and personal level, we limit the number of students assigned to the same destination.

    • Academic exchange: 1 or 2 semesters in one of our 80 partner universities, offering 15 double qualifications
    • Disney International Program – one semester at Walt Disney Resort (Orlando, USA): 1 month studying at Delaware State University and 2 online Harvard courses (30 ECTS credits), followed by a 6-month internship in an ancillary service at Walt Disney Resort in Orlando
    • Global Talent Track at our off-site study locations: Semester 1 at IONA College (New Rochelle, USA) - Semester 2 at Beihang University (Beijing, China) - 2 study semesters, in complete immersion, including visits to local companies
       

    2. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TRACK (SEMESTER 1, ON LA ROCHELLE CAMPUS)

    Lessons, available in French and in English, focus on project management and development strategy. You will carry out a group project selected from the following:

    • Business Development Consultancy Project
    • Management of an association (real-life case study)
    • Business Creation*
    • Applied Research on organisations and managerial practices**

    *Possibility of obtaining a University Degree in Entrepreneurship
    ** Possibility of obtaining a University Degree in Research

     

    3. ELECTIVE TRACK (SEMESTER 2, ON LA ROCHELLE CAMPUS)

    In Semester 2, you will design your own programme by choosing 5 electives (offered in French or in English) centred around the themes of Big Data, Innovation, Global Perspectives, Humanities and Research.

     

    4. WORK-STUDY TRACK (LA ROCHELLE AND TOURS CAMPUSES)

    You can choose the Work-study Track as of Year 2, committing to a 24-month work-study period (Years 2 and 3). You will have to negotiate either an professional training contract (contrat de professionnalisation) or an apprenticeship contract (contrat d’apprentissage) with a company. This will give you the opportunity of adding a professional dimension to your studies by acquiring significant, real-life experience, whilst having your studies financed by the host company. There is also the possibility of carrying out work-study in your final year (Year 3) only, for a period of 12 months.

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

     

    5. DSCG TRACK

    The Master in Management provides you with equivalences in DCG (Diplôme de Comptabilité et de Gestion – a management and accountancy qualification) and Teaching Units 3, 6 and 7 of the DSCG (Diplôme Supérieur de Comptabilité et de Gestion – a leading management and accountancy qualification).

    By choosing the DSCG Track in Year 2, you will study 4 additional DSCG modules:

    • DSCG Gestion juridique, fiscale de l’entreprise 1 (legal and tax administration of companies 1)
    • DSCG Droit pénal des groupes (company law)
    • DSCG Droit social (employment law)
    • DSCG Gestion juridique, fiscale de l’entreprise 2 (legal and tax administration of companies 2)

    Depending on your choices in Year 2, in your final year, you will select a specialisation in line with your professional project. This specialisation can be undertaken as part of the Master in Management programme, either on the La Rochelle or the Tours campus.

    Year 2 specialisations in La Rochelle – Work-study Track
    • HR Management
    • Marketing and Brand Management
    • Sales & Marketing
    • Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
    • Project Management
    • Audit and Consultancy (MiM/MSc double qualification)
    • Banking, Insurance, Wealth and Real Estate Management (MiM/MSc double qualification)
    • Sustainable Development, CSR and Environment (MiM/MSc double qualification)
    • Engineering Business Management (MiM/MSc double qualification): in partnership with EIGSI - La Rochelle Engineering School
    • Digital Marketing and Collaborative Strategies (MiM/MSc double qualification)
    • International Event Management (MiM/MSc double qualification)
    Year 2 specialisations in La Rochelle – Classic Track (lessons + 6-month internship)
    • International Corporate Finance
    • Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
    • International Business Management (MiM/MSc double qualification)
    • Global Luxury Management and Innovation (MiM/MSc double qualification)
    • International Hospitality Management (MiM/MSc double qualification)
    • Destination Management (MiM/MSc double qualification)
    Year 2 specialisations in Tours – Work-study Track
    • Sales & Marketing
    • Management Control
    • Digital Transformation of Organisations
    MBA Pittsburg State University (USA)

    In the final year of the programme, this unique academic exchange offers students the opportunity to work in the United States for one year and to obtain a MiM/MBA double qualification.

     

    A choice of campus: La Rochelle or Tours

    Since 2019, the Master in Management has been available in Tours. You therefore have the choice of carrying out your studies in Tours or in La Rochelle right from Year 1 of the programme. The choice of campus for Years 2 and 3 will depend on the specialisation you select (specialisations by campus are listed above). For both campuses, the programme is taught by teachers from Excelia Business School, under the overall management of Caroline Hermet, Head of the Master in Management programme as well as Sébastien Chantelot, Director of Excelia Business School.

    Find out more about La Rochelle campus

    Find out more about Tours campus

     

    A unique academic exchange: Beijing and New Rochelle

    The Global Talent Track offers you the opportunity to live an exceptional experience by carrying out your academic expatriation in our two off-site study locations. Semester 1 is spent at IONA College in New Rochelle (USA) and Semester 2 at Beihang University in Beijing. During this study year, you will benefit from on-campus accommodation in both universities.

     

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

     

    Languages:

    • Year 1: Choice of French or English
    • Year 2: Choice of French or English depending on chosen specialisation
    • Year 3: Choice of French or English depending on chosen specialisation
    • Work-study Track: French only

    Assessment:

    Exams:

    • Continuous assessment (40%), End-of-semester exams (60%), End-of-studies thesis (in final year)
    • GEODE certification (Grandir, Être, Oser, Devenir - Develop, Be, Dare, Become): this is the highlight which marks the end of your studies. You will have to demonstrate the coherence of your project, present your achievements and your job market analysis, whilst demonstrating your communication skills. 40% of your mark is based on your written submission and 60% on your oral presentation.

    Your teachers:

    The teaching Faculty of the Master in Management is made up of French and international research-active Faculty members.

    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: they are recognised for their strong expertise in the fields of management.

    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.

    In the final year, if you decide to study for a double qualification with one of our Masters of Science (MSc), you will join the MSc classes (20 - 40 students per class).

  • Programme structure

    Year 1 (three years of post-High School education) Français Anglais

    Year 2 (four years of post-High School education)

    Year 3 (five years of post-High School education)

    Semester 1

    September-December : Lessons
    December-January: Cap Anglophone project (2 months)

    Semester 2

    February-May: Lessons
    June-August: Humacité© project (3 months)

    POSSIBILITY OF TAKING A GAP YEAR

     

    Classic Track Français Anglais

    September-December: Lessons or academic expatriation
    January-June: Lessons or academic expatriation
    June-August: Internship or Humacité© project (3 months)

    Work-Study Track Français

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

    POSSIBILITY OF TAKING A GAP YEAR

     

    Classic Track Français Anglais

    September-December: Lessons or academic expatriation
    January-June: Internship (6 months)

    Work-Study Track Français

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

    Courses

    Year 1 Français or Anglais

    Core Course Modules

    • Marketing
    • Finance
    • Sustainable Development
    • Law
    • Geopolitics
    • HR Management
    • Economy & Statistics
    • Strategy & CSR
    • Communications
    • Modern Languages
    • Individual Coaching
    • Business Game
    Year 2 Français or Anglais

    CLASSIC TRACK

    • Supply Chain Management
    • Project Management
    • Financial Management
    • IS Management and Web Development
    • Management and Leadership
    • Marketing Studies
    • Strategic Management
    • Modern Languages (English and optional second mod. lang.)
    • Management Control
    • Strategic Marketing
    • Business Ethics & CSR
    • Introduction to Research
    Electives (to be chosen from the following):
    • Machine Learning
    • E-commerce Business Analytics
    • The Fundamentals of FinTech
    • Artificial Intelligence and Decision-making
    • Business in the Digital Age
    • Data driven Planning and Management
    • Sustainability and Digitalisation
    • Sociology of Consumerism
    • Neurosciences and Communications
    • Philosophy of Money
    • HR Management
    • Sociology of Organisations
    • Social Entrepreneurship
    • Experiential Marketing
    • Auditing Techniques
    • Agile Management
    • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
    • Design-To-Cost (DTC)
    • Doing Business in Asia
    • Market Finance
    • Cross Cultural Management
    • Global Geopolitical Perspectives
    • International Economics
    • Business Eco-systems in France and abroad
    • Working with Latin America
    • Financial Analysis and Group Management

    WORK-STUDY TRACK

    • Management, Work and Starting a Job
    • Project Management
    • Financial Management
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Business Ethics & CSR
    • Marketing Studies
    • Strategic Management
    • Master Class & General Knowledge
    • Management Control
    • Global Geopolitical Perspectives
    • Strategic Marketing
    • Driving Change & Challenges
    • IS & Web Development
    • Management & Leadership
    • Introduction to Research
    • Modern Languages (Lang. 1 and Lang. 2)
    Year 3

    CLASSIC TRACK

    Core course modules

    • Research Methodology
    • Geopolitics
    • Business Game
    • Advanced Excel

    Specialisations

    Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
    • Advanced Supply Chain Management
    • Purchasing: Tools and Techniques
    • Transport and Logistics
    • Inventory and Procurement
    • Negotiation & Calls for Tender
    • Purchasing and Supply Chain Risk Management
    International Corporate Finance
    • Quantitative Methods with Excel
    • Portfolio Management
    • Debt and Equity Financing
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Corporate Governance and Ethics
    • Global Economic Systems and Regulations
    • Financial Analysis and Reporting
    Brand Marketing
    • Brand Management
    • Communications and Advertising
    • Digital Marketing
    • Global Sales, Retail and e-Commerce
    • Innovation Marketing
    • Cross-Cultural Customer Relationships
    • Dashboards and Reporting
    Sales & Marketing
    • Digital Marketing
    • Dashboards and Reporting
    • Major Accounts
    • Customer Relationship Management
    • Commercial Law
    • Sales Force Management
    • Services Marketing

    MSc Doubles Qualifications*

    • International Business Management
    • Global Luxury Management and Innovation
    • International Hospitality Management
    • Destination Management

    *Note: Students studying for a double qualification follow the MSc courses for the entire; they do not have any common course modules

    WORK-STUDY TRACK

    Common course modules

    • Research Methodology
    • Business Ethics
    • Business Game
    • Data Analytics
    • Organisation & Change Management
    • Advanced Excel
    • English
    • Personal Development

    La Rochelle Specialisations
    (8 modules including CSR)

    Marketing and Brand Management
    • Brand Management
    • Communications and Advertising
    • Digital Marketing
    • Global Sales, Retail and e-commerce
    • Innovation Marketing
    • Cross-Cultural Customer Relationships
    • Dashboards and Reporting
    Sales & Marketing
    • Digital Marketing
    • Dashboards and Reporting
    • Major Accounts
    • Customer Relationship Management
    • Commercial Law
    • Sales Force Management
    • Services Marketing
    Project Management
    • Fundamentals of Project Management
    • Project Scope Management
    • Time Management
    • Resource Management
    • Stakeholder Management and Communications
    • Cost Management
    • Quality Management
    • Risk Management
    HR Management
    • Legal Framework and HR (Labour Law)
    • Social Management and HR Performance
    • Diversity Management
    • HRM and Occupational Health and Safety
    • Negotiation and Social Relations
    • Recruitment and Induction
    • International HRM
    Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
    • Advanced Supply Chain Management
    • Purchasing: Tools and Techniques
    • Transport and Logistics
    • Inventory and Procurement
    • Negotiation & Calls for Tender
    • Purchasing and Supply Chain Risk Management

    Tours Specialisations
    (8 modules including CSR)

    Management Control
    • Extra-financial Reporting
    • Advanced Management Control
    • Strategic Performance Management
    • Consolidation
    • ERP: Presentation and Practices
    • Management Control using Excel and Visual Basic
    • Internet Audit and Risk Management
    • BI and Reporting Tools
    Digital Transformation of Organisations

    New specialisation: content in the process of being finalised – more details to follow shortly

    Sales & Marketing
    • Digital Marketing
    • Dashboards and Reporting
    • Major Accounts
    • Customer Relationship Management
    • Commercial Law
    • Sales Force Management
    • Services Marketing

    MiM/MSc Double qualifications (La Rochelle)*

    • Audit and Consultancy
    • Banking, Insurance, Wealth and Real Estate Management
    • Sustainable Development, CSR and Environment
    • Engineering Business Management
    • Digital Marketing and Collaborative Strategies
    • International Event Management

    *Note: Students studying for a double qualification follow the MSc specialisation courses for the entire year; they do not have any common course modules

    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

     

    EPD at the heart of the programme

    The objective of Experiential and Personal Development (EPD) is to assist you in defining and developing your personal and professional project. Combining educational content, the sharing of experiences and practical workshops, EPD will help you develop a global outlook and progressively prepare you to approach your first job with confidence.

     

    Humacité© Project: 2-3 months

    In Year 1 or Year 2 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.

     

    Student Clubs and Associations

    With a focus on both collective and individual accomplishment, student involvement in the various associations is in keeping with the fundamental values of Excelia Business School. Involvement in an association is compulsory and your contribution and commitment will be assessed at the end of the year. Students are supervised and accompanied throughout the year by the clubs and associations department.

    There is a range of projects to choose from, focussing on various themes, and they include many local or even national events. In addition, it is a great way to settle into school life and experience something unique.

     

    Association Management

    This track is offered to some 50 students who would like to take up a position of responsibility by getting involved in the management of the School’s clubs and associations. If you choose this track, your timetable will be planned accordingly and you will receive managerial training in project and team management as well as personalised support to successfully carry out your projects.

     

    Cap Anglophone

    This project provides you with 6 to 8 weeks of total immersion in an English-speaking country to strengthen your professional English language skills. It takes place at the end of your first semester in Year 1.

     

    Gap year

    A gap year is optional and subject to certain conditions. The aim is to use this year to enhance your personal and professional project by carrying out internships or securing jobs that enable you to learn about, or further your knowledge of, the careers or industry sectors that interest you.

     

    Internships: 6-9 months of experience

    Students on the Classic Track will carry out a 3-month internship at the end of Year 2 and a 6-month internship at the end of their studies, in France or abroad. 60% of our students receive a job offer at the end of their final-year internship.

     

    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

  • What is "Work-study"?

    Drawing on a network of local companies, the Master in Management programme offers a number of specialisations that can be carried out on a work-study track, over either 24 months (starting in Year 2) or 12 months (Year 3 only). Although the study format is different, the teaching content is exactly the same as that of the Classic Track.

    Choosing work-study is the key to acquiring significant professional experience. It is often a differentiating element on your CV, highlighting your first significant professional experience. During your work-study period, you will benefit from support and guidance from a School mentor along with a manager from the host company who will help you settle in. In addition, the role of this manager is to oversee your work and to ensure that the projects and tasks assigned to you are in line with your capabilities and knowledge.  

     

    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

     

    Length of time required to secure a job

    • 99% of our graduates find a job within 6 months of graduating:
    • 60% secure a job contract before graduating
    • 23% take less than 2 months to find a job
    • 13% take 2-4 months to find a job
    • 4% take 4+ months to find a job

     

    Salaries

    • €38K average annual starting salary
    • €46K average annual salary after 3 years

     

    International

    • 85% find a job with an international dimension

    Our graduates work in all business sectors across the 5 continents. Principal countries are: Germany, United Kingdom, Mexico, Spain, Canada, Poland, United States of America, Luxembourg, Belgium, Panama, Chile, China, Ireland, Indonesia, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, India, Israel, Sweden.

     

    Our graduates work across a number of industry sectors

    • 29% Sales, including Engineering Business Management
    • 22% Communications, Marketing, Events
    • 16% Administration, Management, Finance, Audit
    • 12% Purchasing, Procurement, Logistics
    • 11% Human Resources
    • 4% Audit, Consultancy
    • 2% Information Systems
    • 1% Research, Development
    • 1% Senior Management
    • 2% Other
  • Tuition Fees 2020-2021

     

    Students from within the European Union*

    • €10,900 per year
    • Additional fees for the MiM/MSc double qualification: €2,500

    * 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: €12,400
    • Year 2 and Year 3: €12,600 per year
    • Additional fees for the MiM/MSc double qualification: €2,500

    Work-Study Track

    • Year 2 and 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 minimum of 3 years post-High School education (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

    Applications for Year 2

    Open to students with a minimum of 4 years post-High School education (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

     

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The preparation for the Cap Anglophone project was also very thorough. Our teacher is a very good listener and she provided support before, during and after this project.
Thanks to Excelia, I learned how to manage a team, to prioritise and to work in a group... skills I wouldn’t have learned if I had decided to do a post-High School preparatory class.
During their working life, I would advise all students to consistently take the initiative, to do more than is asked and to exceed employers’ expectations.
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