Beyond its tourist and economic appeal, Paris is a major academic center in Europe. Indeed, the capital of France is home to some of the largest schools on the Old Continent with a very wide range of specialties. In this article, MySchool tries to answer a question that all students who aspire to follow a course in higher education ask themselves: how to choose a business school in Paris? Decrypting…
#1 The courses offered by the school
Before joining a business school in Paris, you must first know if the courses it offers interest you and meet your aspirations. The schools offer their students generic courses that they can then complete with specialties in various fields such as auditing, marketing, finance and human resources, among others. Also, before you decide, you should check if the school you want to join is part of the CGE (Confédération des Grandes Ecoles) and that the programs it offers are recognized by the State, and therefore adapted to the job market in France.
#2 The school’s reputation and partnership network
The school’s reputation and its network of partners are decisive selection criteria. Indeed, the school’s national and international image is associated with the quality of the degrees it offers, not to mention the internship and career opportunities it provides to its students. It is recommended that you gather feedback from past and present award winners before making your decision. You should also take an interest in the job placement rate after 6 months to a year after graduation.
#3 The possibility of taking a work-study program
Today, more and more students are attracted to the alternating work-study program, which combines theoretical training at school with paid work in a host company. If this is your case, you should know if the business school you have chosen in Paris offers this type of program, which, in addition to your degree, gives you a first professional experience and allows you to finance your studies.
#4 International accreditations and experience abroad
The international dimension of a Parisian business school is a guarantee of quality. This is why it is preferable to choose a school that has internationally recognized accreditations such as EQUIS, EPAS, AACB or AMBA and that also offers you the opportunity to do an internship or part of your curriculum abroad. Your school’s international outlook will help you learn foreign languages, gain confidence and discover other cultures.