Course Catalogue

Explanation of the ECTS course code

If we take the example of the “CIVIL LAW” course of which ECTS code is:

“1516-IESEG-BA1S1S2-LAWB1-CE01UF”

This ECTS course code is made up of two parts:

1/ 1516-IESEG-BA1S1S2 : Specific code to the Lille Catholic University which means that the course is proposed in 2015-2016, at IESEG, in first year of Bachelor cycle (BA1), on each of both semesters (S1S2)

Other possibilities:

Study years Period
BA2 (2nd year of Bachelor cycle) S1 (semester 1 : only from September to December)
BA3 (3nd year of Bachelor cycle) S2 (semester 2 : only from January to May)
IN (Courses only available for exchange students) Y (year : staggered all over the academic year)
M (Master)
MIB (Master in International Business)
IMB (International MBA)
MFM (Master in Fashion Management)
MDM (Master in Digital Marketing)
MAC (Master in Accounting)
MFI (Master in Finance)

MBC (Master in Business Analysis & Consulting)

MBK (Master in Investment banking and capital Markets)

MBD (Master in Big Data Analytics for business)

MNG (Master in Negotiation for Organizations)

2/ Examples

Example 1 : LAWB1-CE01UF : specific code to IESEG – Grande Ecole Program

Example 2 : LANMFMCE01UE : specific code to IESEG – Post Graduate Programs

  • The first 3 letters characterize the field of study to which the course is attached. In the example above LAWindicate the field of study.
    Fields of study are:
Field Meaning Field Meaning
ACC Accounting LAW LAW
COM Communication MIS Information Systems
DEV Personal Development MKT Marketing
ECO Economics NEG Negotiation
ENT Innovation & Entrepreneurship OPS Operations Management
FIN Finance PRO Professional Project
IBE International Business and Strategy QMS Quantitative Methods
LAN Language RES Research
HRM Human Resources Management STR  Strategy Management
LAN Language THE Thesis / Consulting Project

Example 1 :

  • thand 5th characters of this second part of ECTS code refer to the year in which the course is proposed:
    B1B2 or B3 indicate that this is a Bachelor course in 1st, 2nd or 3rd year, MA: a Master course, AP: course from the Apprenticeship Master, IN: course for exchange students and TR: transverse course such as certain options as a second modern language.
  • 7th and 8th characters of the ECTS code refer to the type and the format of course. In the case of our example, the law course is a core course (C) given in extensive format (E).

Example 2 :

  • 4th, 5th and 6th characters of this second part of ECTS code refer to the year in which the course is proposed:
    MIB: courses intended to MIB students,
    MFM : courses intended to Fashion Management students , …
    PGP : common courses for postgraduate programs
  • 7th and 8th characters of the ECTS code refer to the type and the format of course. In the case of our example, the law course is a core course (C) given in extensive format (E).

The various possible cases are:

Type of course (7th character) Course format (8th character)
C (Core course)
E (Elective)
F (Obligatory track electives in Master)
T (Track core courses in Master)
O (Optional course)
E (Extensive : course taught over several weeks)
I (Intensive : course taught in concentrated shape over one week, including evaluation)
S (Seminar : course taught in concentrated shape generally not exceeding 3 days)
  • The number 01 is a number attributed to the course.
  • The next to last letter of the code indicates if it is a module including several courses ( P) or a unique course (U). The courses connected to a module are identified by letters A, B or C.
  • The last letter of the code (F) means that the course is taught in French; Emeaning English, A: Arabic, G: German, C: Chinese, I: Italian, P: Portuguese, R: Russian, S: Spanish and X: multilingual.

 

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