Bachelor in International Business Program

Be part of the new international business culture

  • Format

    3 years

  • Languages

    English

  • Location

    Lille & Paris – France

  • Fees

    €11,050 per year

  • Intake

    September

  • Credits

    180 ECTS

Accreditations

Program

The Bachelor in International Business is a six-semester program, each one offering courses in the fundamental disciplines of management and personal development, as well as courses focused on current issues: social responsibility, ethics, the environment, entrepreneurship, etc.

Thanks to the right mix of theoretical and applied courses that cover foundational, advanced and specialised management topics, the program provides our students with a solid understanding of the international business environment, which they put to direct first-hand practice via a range of increasingly complex business exposures. In keeping with the School’s vision to develop and nurture inspiring, intercultural, responsible changemakers, a large part of the program is dedicated to the personal and professional development of students through personalized career coaching sessions, in order to prepare them to become competent, mature, fair and ethical leaders.

> Academic Calendar 2021/2022

Course Content

ECTS

Management Fundamentals and Core Competences

75

Marketing

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Principles of Management

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Accounting

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Finance

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Applied Economics

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Ethics and CSR

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Law

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International Economics

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Strategy

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Operations Management

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Management of Information Systems

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Selling and Sales Management, etc.

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Management Skills and Practices

20

Mathematics and Statistics

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Econometrics

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Optimization

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Transformation Toolkit, etc.

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Personal Development

20

Relational Efficiency through Drama

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Methodology

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Creativity

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Collective and Relational Intelligence

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Understanding Cultural Diversity

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Advanced Presentation Skills

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Self-Confidence through Drama, etc.

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Professional Development

15

Career Program

Our Career Program helps participants to establish their professional career plan by working on their skills, personal strengths, and using networking tools to be prepared to meet recruiters’ expectations internationally.

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

Build a professional career plan;

Identify personal skills and accumulated experiences (e.g., Master experience);

Adapt professional tools (e.g., CV, LinkedIn) to the local market;

Develop an accurate representation of their professional profile;

Use personal networking to better identify professional opportunities;

Gain insight into techniques and tools to find a job or an internship in France or abroad;

Build self-awareness of personal vocations and interests.

Learn more about the Career Program

Business Game

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Manager in Vivo

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Work Sociology

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European Union: a Geopolitical and Economic History

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Professional English, etc.

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Electives

10

Electives

Students can choose their electives independently or opt for a specialization (Artificial Intelligence, FinTech, Digital Marketing, Start-up Management, etc.). In this case, the electives are determined and linked to the chosen specialization.

Capstone Project

10

Capstone Project

At the end of the program, students complete a Capstone Project where they have the opportunity to apply the theoretical concepts they learned throughout their curriculum to the context of their internships. The objective of this exercise is to develop skills in analysis, research, organization and presentation applied to real-life situations. Students will present and defend their capstone project in front of a jury.
Students who have not chosen to specialize are free to choose the topic of their Capstone Project. For students who have chosen a specialization, the topic must be related to their choice of specialization.

Hands-on Experience

30

Hands-on Experience

3 internships at the end of each year for a minimum length of 10 months

1st Year – Labor or Social Impact Internship (1 month)
For their first internship, students spend one month in a company in a position that does not entail too much responsibility to give students the opportunity to observe without too much pressure, while gaining useful insights into the day-to-day operation of the firm or establishment.
The missions and functions that students carry out at this stage typically include – although not limited to – the following tasks: production line worker, stacking and labelling, contributing to inventory management, cashier, preparing orders, hotel maid, or humanitarian missions.
Example of internship completed: Room Clerk – WALT DISNEY

2nd Year – Junior Assistant Internship (3 months)
By the time of their second internship, students will be equipped to leverage what they learnt throughout their courses, their personal and professional coaching sessions, community-driven activities and specializations to undertake more complex and serious engagements at companies with higher levels of responsibility.
Missions on the junior assistant level can take place in a variety of fields (e.g. sales, finance, management, marketing, HR, etc.), depending on the student’s professional project and future aspirations.
Example of internship completed: Quality process manager – INGRAM MICRO INC

3rd Year – Junior Manager Internship (6 months)
For their final internship, students are asked to integrate into a company in order to lead missions with a growing sense of responsibility, facing tasks that require autonomy and initiative.
Such extensive and complex engagement provides students an excellent opportunity to not only become familiar with a firm, but also to showcase their ability to analyze problems, to be part of a team of decision makers, and to propose viable solutions.
In order to ensure optimal student-employer fit and an enriching student experience, this internship must be in line with the specialization chosen by the student and his or her professional project.
Example of internship completed: Marketing project manager – SIGMA CONNECTIVITY

French language classes

French language lessons for all levels are included in the program for international students. French is the mandatory choice for all non-French speaking students.

Business Game

Business Game is a simulation implemented each year in the BIB program. The objective is to allow students to put into practice the courses and knowledge acquired during the year.

The tool gives students practical experience in managing various aspects of businesses in an evolving economic environment. The goal of the teamwork is to manage the operational, market, and financial performance of a business in a competitive market with variations in the economic conditions.

The business game is also an opportunity to present students with a holistic view of business operations including financial decisions, investments, marketing, sales, human resource allocations, capacity management, and other relevant endeavours characterising real life markets. Students appreciate the understanding and command of business fundamentals, market-driven decision-making practices in a services environment, and the ability to set up appropriate strategies. For future managers, it is important to be able to use analytical decision-making and to evaluate the financial implications and performance of business decisions.

CSR Project – The Corporate Social Responsability Project

During the 3rd year, students of the Bachelor in International Business take part in a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project.

Divided into groups, they work on CSR issues that have been identified by partner companies. With the support of coaches and professors at the School, students analyze the topic and come up with concrete recommendations and a detailed action plan that they ultimately present to the company.

University Exchange Program and Double Degree

BIB students have a truly international experience on many levels, with more than 100 different nationalities represented among the students on campus, as well as during exchanges at a partner university, or by completing a Double or Triple Degree abroad.

Objectives

> Develop a greater understanding of both one’s own and other cultures.
> Gain a truly “international” education by living and studying abroad, becoming familiar with other educational methods and management approaches.
> Gain self-confidence and independence.
> Improve foreign languages and multicultural competences through immersion.
> Meet new people and form lifelong friendships around the world, as well as a future professional network.

Exchange Program and Double Degree

Several partner universities are available for an academic exchange as part of the program. Colombia, Germany, South Korea, Spain, the United States, Finland, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, Portugal, etc. are some examples of countries where students have exchange opportunities.

Students can also opt for a Double Degree with the following partner universities:
> HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences – Helsinki (Finland)
> Universita Carlo Cattaneo LIUC – Castellanza (Italy)
> Kozminski University – Warsaw (Poland)
> University of Hertfordshire – Hatfield (UK)

Workshops and Corporate Events

Alongside the courses, the program includes various workshops and corporate events to further develop your personal and professional skills. These cover a range of topics, such as conflict management in cross-cultural environments and intercultural communication.

Our Career Program helps participants to establish their professional career plan by working on their skills, personal strengths, and using networking tools to be prepared to meet recruiters’ expectations internationally.

Discover the Career Program

ZOOM ON… THE VISA

The BIB (“Diplôme d’Études Supérieures en Affaires Internationales”) is accredited by the French Higher Education Ministry (VISA BAC+3).

Through this label, the government recognizes the rigor and the requirements of this program, the quality of the faculty and the contents of the curriculum.

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General contact

Yash RUIA