The Master in Management at Groupe ESC Clermont in France is a 2-year programme taught entirely in English and accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (M.E.S.R.I.). The programme is designed in collaboration with partner companies, allowing graduates to have the necessary business expertise, experience and managerial competencies needed to become future responsible managers and leaders of the global business world. Graduates of the programme are prepared to take on high-level managerial positions in France, Europe or world-wide. The postgraduate programme offers students a professional management training, and various double-degree, exchange and internship opportunities, in an international environment.
The master degree is open to students who have completed 3 years of higher education and who are looking for an accredited and highly ranked Management qualification and training to excel in their future business career.
The programme provides students with a solid background in management and broadens their knowledge and expertise in the chosen specialisation. Master in Management students will acquire the necessary managerial skills to become future responsible managers and leaders in the global business world. Graduates of the Master programme evolve in a world-wide environment where a multicultural background and practical training is essential.
Students are prepared for a successful managerial career through accumulating:
- Strong Management knowledge
- Specialized business expertise
- Professional experience
- International exposure
Core modules based on the fundamentals of management form the basis of the Master programme, with a focus on international issues. Innovative methods, tools and cross-disciplinary modules provide in-depth knowledge of economic, legal, geopolitical issues.
The Master programme also focuses on economic, legal, social/societal and political issues to give students an insight into current global challenges and encourage their full engagement and responsibility. The following modules are offered during the the programme:
- New World Forum – Critical Thinking
- Culture and Science Workshop
- Controversy Mapping
- International Economics, Procurement Law and Geopolitics
- Interdisciplinary Seminars
- 2 modern languages including French
- Possibility of learning another foreign language (evening classes)
- Students must obtain a minimum score of 750 in the TOEIC Exam to obtain their degree.
Students carry out a 3–month managerial internship in the first year. The second semester of the second and final year is dedicated to another executive internship, granting students the opportunity to build on their business experience and acquire managerial skills.
Gap year – Professional experience or further studies
Students on the Master in Management programme have the possibility to take a gap year between the first and final year of the programme to extend their internship period or work placement and consolidate their expertise in management.
During this gap year, students can alternatively choose to study at a partner university abroad to specialize in a wide variety of fields: sciences, art, social sciences, fashion, cuisine… This study period abroad allows students to acquire further skills besides a managerial expertise in order to enhance career prospects, language ability and interpersonal competencies.
Students can also do an apprenticeship that allow for a mixture between studying and working inside a company, providing a unique opportunity to combine academia and professional experience. Apprenticeships are possible only during the second year of the Master programme.
There is a dedicated career service which accompanies the students throughout their duration of the programme to build their career path while providing them with all the necessary tools, techniques and to secure the internships during the study period and work placements after finishing the programme.
Support given by the career service in terms of:
- Shaping the career path
- Organizing career days
- Workshops for interview preparation and job hunt
- Accessing the school’s online job portal
Graduates of the program
- Integration rate of 6 months (students find a job within 6 months of graduation): 87%
- First job found before obtaining a degree: 54%
- First job found in less than two months: 81%
The admission requirements for the program can be found on the university page.