Outgoing mobility

International exposure is a necessity for future managers who will have to work in international companies, in a global world and will adapt to complex situations. AMGSM-IAE favours the mobility of its students for internships abroad and exchange programmes in partner universities. Students are orientated and supported by the school's International Office in their mobility projects and in the procedures to apply for grants.

International exchange programme during the 1st year of MSc


The programme gives the student the opportunity to study in a partner university during one semestre. This track is offered to students who have never been exposed to an international experience (3 months minimum) during their university education. Attended courses abroad are considered for the validation of the 1srt year of MSc. The students remain registered at AMGSM-IAE and don't pay registration fees in the hosting university. During their stay abroad they are supported by AMGSM-IAE exchange programme team and by their correspondant in the hosting university.

AMGSM-IAE International Office helps the students to choose a destination and accompany them in the administrative process (grants, visas .. ).

What can a student expect from an international mobility ?

  • discovering different pedagogies and methodologies
  • bettering language skills
  • developping adaptability qualities, openness and autonomy
  • gaining cross-cultural competences indispensable for a high level career
  • experiencing unforgettable moments and meeting people from all over the world
  • constructing a professional network

Which destination ?

AMGSM-IAE developped partnerships with more than 60 universities in the world, 50 are accessible for MSC 1 students. They were selected for their academic quality, the recognition of their programmes through international accreditation such as EQUIS and AMBA and for their international orientation.

To choose a destination students will have to:

  • Study the different possibilities according to their bachelor background and their career plans
  • Get informed on the partner universities websites
  • Evaluate their budget and get informed about the conditions of the mobility grants offered by Aix-Marseille Université. Transportation, accomodation, living costs, purchase of books and other remain at the student's cost.
  • Participate in the School's Exchange Fair in September to meet former exchange students and students from partner universities
  • Read partner universities documentation and former exchange students reports

Student who have already participated in an Erasmus programme can not benefit from an exchange.

When ?

The exchange programme only takes place during the second semestre. It lasts 3 to 5 months according to the hosting university calendar.

What programme?

  • Students usually attend MSc courses. In some partner universities with 4-year undergraduates programmes (Bachelor level) students can attend the 4th year courses. Some universities offer IMBA courses for internationals
  • Partner universities websites have the latest information concerning their exchange programmes and courses (key words : international, exchange students, incoming, erasmus, study abroad).
  • At least 3 courses in the field of management are required to get 18 ECTS (European Credits Transfer System) or its equivalent in the hosting university (out of Europe).
  • The choice of the courses must be validated by the professor responsible of the international track at AMGSM-IAE.

To be elegible

  • Student will have to provide TOEFL test results in September. Most of courses are in English but according to the destination courses can be attended in Spanish, Portuguese or German. Many universities require a minimum score to candidate in their exchange programme
  • Some destinations are more attractive and asked than others, students will have to choose 3 destinations without ordering them
  • Students will have to conform to the hosting university evaluation system
  • Exchange student candidates should respect the candidacy deadlines.