Business Foundation
Programme

  • Languages
    • English
    • French
  • Location
    La Rochelle / Paris (ISC Paris)
  • Start date
    • September
    • January
Maria Belhaj
Head of the Business Foundation Programme Maria Belhaj

The Business Foundation Programme (BFP) is aimed at international students who would like to carry out higher education management studies in France. This 6-month or 1-year programme has been designed to provide students with management fundamentals as well as the linguistic and technical competencies needed to enrol on Bachelor or Master programmes at Excelia Group.

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  • The Business Foundation Programme (BFP) has been developed to enable you…

    • to improve your language ability in either French or English
    • to understand European academic methodologies, allowing you to follow the lessons more easily and thereby make faster progress
    • to grasp the fundamentals of business and management

    Throughout the programme, you will be supported and guided in your career orientation, as well as in your choice of further studies and specialisation.

    At the end of the programme, you will be able to enrol on one of the Bachelor-awarding or Master-awarding programmes at Excelia Group.

    Language

    The BFP is taught in French.

    • This French Track: available on the La Rochelle campus

    Length of studies

    The BFP can last one semester or one year, depending on your language ability:

    • 1 year (60 ECTS points): September to June, for students with an A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
    • 1 semester (30 ECTS points) starting in September or January. Students wishing to start in January must have a B1 level in French of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

    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.

  • Linguistic Competencies
    • Intensive language courses designed for business studies(in French or English depending on your chosen language track)
    • Official language test
    Personal Development
    • Drama lessons
    • Methodology lessons
    • Tutoring from former BFP students
    • Company visits and seminars
    • Personal orientation and support
    • Preparation for the entrance tests of Bachelor/Master programmes
    • Immersion in a programme of your choice
    Culture and Modern Society
    • French Culture and European Culture
    Business and Management Competencies
    • French economy and European economy
    • Intercultural and Ethical Management
    • Introduction to Marketing
    • Consumer behaviour
    • Accounting fundamentals

    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.

  • Support, guidance and personal development

    One of the key elements of the BFP is the preparation of both your educational and professional projects. Thanks to the pedagogical tools and the experience of Excelia Group, you will receive personal advice to enable you…

    • to identify and develop your project: workshops structured around personal development (e.g. self-awareness), defining your career aspirations etc.
    • to use communication tools efficiently (CVs, cover letters etc.), using the correct language and effective presentation
    • to prepare for the entrance tests of your chosen further study programme

    Drama workshops

    As a future business professional, you will have to present and justify your ideas and projects in front of a range of different audiences. Our drama workshops provide you with a means of ‘learning by doing’. In a relaxed atmosphere, you will develop both your self-confidence and your oral skills through sketches, improvisations and public speaking.

     

  • Tuition Fees 2019-2020

    International Students

    1 Semester 4 885€
    1 Year 7 155€

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

    Please note that they do not include the costs involved for the Study Trip to Paris or La Rochelle.

    Multiservice charge

    Fee (1 semester): € 275
    Fee (1 year): € 550

    The 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

    Click here for further details on the cost of studying in La Rochelle

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

     
    THE COURSE IS TAUGHT ENTIRELY IN FRENCH

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

    APPLICATION FEES

    Application fees: 50€

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  • At the end of the BFP, you can apply to join one of the Bachelor-awarding or Master-awarding programmes at Excelia Group.

    Whichever you choose, you will be joining a major French management school with internationally-recognised programmes.

     

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