MSc 1

Programme objective

Develop a double competence, give your career an international and innovating dimension

In MSc 1st Year, students acquire or consolidate fundamental knowledge on management  and they tailor their own training to prepare for their specialisation of choice in 2nd Year. 

They have access to a wide range of specific support and tutorial tools to build up their own profiles. Alongside classic training, they benefit from a distance-learning platform where 300 modules in French or in English are available. Exposure to professional situations is facilitated by long-term internships and apprenticeship contracts which can easyly be obtained through corporate events organised by the School (Apprenticeship fairs, Internship/job fairs, employment days).

IAE's global partners network offers a significant selection of destinations for university studies abroad and gives an international dimension to students' profiles. In this programme, students come from various backgrounds: mainstream profiles include management and economics graduates, but they work alongside science, law, or literature and language graduates.


Student may choose from several options:

  • French or English tuition
  • with internship or apprenticeship (only students who have been living in France for more than one year are eligible for apprenticeship)
  • with or without break period (depending on student's profile and needs for complementary experience)
  • with or without exchange with international partner university (depending on student's profile and already acquired international experience)

Programme overview


  • Marketing management
  • Communication
  • Strategic diagnosis
  • Human resource management
  • Relationship development
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Project management
  • Financial diagnosis
  • Management control
  • Languages and business project


To strengthen students' specialisation but also to enlarge competences through courses or seminars. Types of classes:
❱ Business law
❱ Web Communication
❱ Geopolitics
❱ Information systems
❱ Strategic innovation
❱ Finance


Work in close contact with businesses, get the grasp of real life situations through business games, meetings with companies and seminars...


Experience is strengthened by long-term internships (6 months), or apprenticeships over 2 years (with break period as an option)


A wide range of specialisations are offered following the MSc 1st Year. Two of them are fully taught in English:
❱ Audit and Governance of organisations
❱ Corporate communication & Change management
❱ Management control and reporting
❱ International finance (Full English Track)
❱ Governance of information systems
❱ International business (Full English Track)
❱ Management of human resources and relationships
❱ Management and marketing of service activities
❱ Marketing and brand management

Admissions requirements

MSc 1 operates as an initial training or as a continuing education programme.

  • It is open to all holders of 180 ECTS obtained through Bachelor's degrees or equivalent European degrees.
  • Admission in 1st Year is also open to international students who hold equivalent Bachelor's degrees (three years of university education) or equivalent credit units, or to holders of certificates validating professional experience).

All kinds of previous studies background (not only management and economics) can be found in this programme's student profiles from science to law, from psychology to technology, from human sciences to foreign languages ...

Recruiting is based on our online application Platform.

Application file content includes:

  • Management test results: TAGE MAGE management test or IAE Score Message (SIM), or GMAT or GRE
  • English tests results: TOEFL or TOEIC or IELTS

Professional project, background history, completed internships or positions held are carefully examined. Eligible applicants will be subjected to a jury-supervised motivation interview.


Application process


Programme directors

Florence DANO, Cécile BOZZO








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