The institutes offering masters in international business have more or less different training programs. So you’ll have to pay attention to several things if you want to join this course of study. Let’s take a closer look at the different masters programs that exist, the admission procedures and the prospects for further study.
Why do a master’s in international business?
At university, many students prefer to prepare a Master’s degree, because of its highly qualified academic nature. This state-recognized degree validates 5 years of study after the baccalaureate. In addition, there are two types of Masters: a professional Master’s degree focused on the business world and a research Master’s degree leading to a Doctorate (bac+8). On the other hand, students who opt for business, engineering or communication schools can prepare :
- An international business course with a Master’s degree. This is a title attributed to a diploma course at the Bac+5 level by the State.
- A master’s degree or a specialized master’s degree. This is a label recognized only by the institution or school in question.
- A master’s degree, which is a label awarded by these schools and which is not accredited by the State.
In addition, the various masters in international business can be prepared in a university or in a school and require 2 years of intense but exciting studies. Whatever the position you are aiming for, the first year is a common core that allows you to specialize in management, purchasing, logistics, management or marketing, … according to your aptitudes, your tastes and your professional projects.
Admission procedures and studies after a master’s degree in international business
Students wishing to enter this program must have a Bachelor’s degree in international business, or a degree in economics, management, law or applied foreign languages (LEA). Particular attention is paid to language skills, especially the mastery of at least two foreign languages, including English. Admission to this program is subject to an interview with a panel of judges, a study of the student’s file, a letter of motivation in English, as well as a test of general knowledge and French.
In addition, it is possible to continue your studies after this program with an MBA or a specialized master’s degree (MS), in order to specialize in a more specialized field (management of international trade and transport, engineering of international projects). You can also opt for a PhD in economics or management at a university.