Master of Science in International Business (MIB) program

Preparing leaders with a global mindset for international business.

  • Format

    2 SEMESTERS* + INTERNSHIP

  • Languages

    ENGLISH

  • Location

    Lille or Paris – France

  • Fees

    €15,750

  • Intake

    SEPTEMBER AND JANUARY

  • Credits

    90 ECTS

Accreditations

Curriculum

The MIB program is designed to cultivate a global mindset necessary for today’s global economic environment.

The program structure is varied to ensure that it will comply with a wide range of personal and professional objectives, and offers a mix of theory and hands-on applications to sharpen students’ skills and insights in different business contexts. Students have the possibility to partially customize the program so that it meets their needs and interests by choosing some of the electives in their curriculum.

The program offers 2 intakes per year, one in January (Lille) and the other one in September (Lille & Paris campuses). Regardless of the starting date, the program is offered on a full-time basis and consists of 2 consecutive semesters of courses followed by a professional experience.

Course Content

ECTS

International Business Environment Essentials

9

International Economics

3

Analyze the determinants and consequences of the international integration of markets and understanding the challenges and risks of international trade and investments;

Understand the impact of globalization on goods, labor and financial markets.

European Union Relations Management

2

Understand the EU decision-making process and the skills needed for effective negotiations in the European Union (origin, objectives of the EU, methods of economic integration, decision-making process, negotiations, future development …)

Global Finance

4

This course focuses on financial globalization, that is, the opening up of a country’s financial system to capital flows and financial firms from other countries. It provides the necessary background to understand the basics of global financial markets, and then presents two important but related aspects of global finance; the existing financial regulation, the two recent financial crises, the subprime and the sovereign debt crisis. It also presents possible solutions to fix global finance.

International Management Skills

14

International Human Resources Management

4

This course aims to transfer the main logics and methodologies of the principal HRM tools in an international context: planning, recruitment and selection, training, appraisal systems and compensation. The organizational development policies and practices are explained and discussed crosswise in relation to the development of each HRM tool. For all sessions, critical issues and problems related to the practical applications in the international context of the HR operational systems are identified and examined in order to enhance a pragmatic approach.

International Marketing

4

This course presents an introduction to global marketing. The topics covered in class include the international marketing context, the selection process of potential international markets and alternative market entry strategies, the development of the international marketing strategy, and the standardization vs. adaptation debate when designing the international marketing mix. In addition to lectures, the course consists of (video) case studies, in which students will have to critically apply the concepts discussed in class and propose their own solutions to the various real-life problems and/or situations. Last but not least, students will be asked to work on a group project applying the concepts learned in class to a global company of their choice. An active, interactive, and critical approach is fundamental for this course.

Principles of Accounting and Management Control

2

Evaluate the use of accounting information for both external and internal decision making;

Understand financial statements to assess overall business performance, financial solidity and profitability;

Construct and interpret management accounting information for decision making, planning and control.

Project Management

2

The objective of the course is to introduce advanced methods of project management.

Understand the major approaches and related methodologies of project-group’s organizational design;

Understand the principles and the objectives of project management;

Master the tools for managing time and resources in order to lead projects effectively in different business contexts;

Understand how to organize project teams, considering the individual and social implication of the team working.

Negotiation for International Managers

2

The goal of this course is to give students the tools to create/maintain fruitful international business relationships through negotiation processes aiming to reach mutually satisfying outcomes.

The content of the course will be centered on the following topics: distributive and integrative negotiation settings and strategies, the influence of culture in negotiation strategy and a glimpse into complexity in international negotiations.

Overall, the objective is to provide key concepts and analysis grids, to be useful in various professional settings, in particular in intercultural settings.

This course will consist of a mix of theory delivered to the students and application exercises and realistic role plays.

Class discussion will be based on the students’ performance in the exercises and the concepts will be illustrated by the group’s experience in negotiation.

Active class discussion will enable appropriation of the concepts and to create links with the participants’ past experience.

Analytical and Strategic Skills

14

Research Methods for Business

3

It is often said that data is the new gold. This course is designed to immerse students into the principles of proper statistical data analysis, descriptive as well as inferential. Through lectures, in-class exercises, and a tailored online environment, this course addresses the collection, description, analysis and summary of data, including the concepts of frequency distribution, parameter estimation, hypothesis testing, and regression analyzes.

Trends in Digital Innovation

2

Understand the role of new technologies in companies;

Describe the latest trends in ICT;

Understand the Gartner Hype cycle;

Determine when investing in an information system is a good/bad idea by applying appropriate theoretical lenses;

See the importance of technologies to companies in specific industries.

Have greater awareness about ESRS topics such as: planned obsolescence and website visitor tracking practices.

Managing Consultancy

2

Understand the nature and rigor of management consulting and apply skills in management consulting processes;

Identify the consulting sector characteristics and features for future employment;

Recognize, analyze and negotiate consulting opportunities;

Demonstrate problem solving, design and other analytical skills and learn overall consulting process skills;

Apply the economics of management consulting to set rates and compensate consultants;

Generate insights with meaningful conclusions and recommendations

International Business Strategy and CSR

4

Understand the main strategy theories, and apply them to organizations that operate in increasingly global markets.

Implement the “strategy tripod” to analyze strategy from an industry-, institution-, and resource-based view.

Identify and discuss challenges and opportunities that the globalization of markets pose to companies.

Have greater awareness about ESRS topics such as: the relevance of CSR for companies that operate in international markets, triple bottom line and stakeholder theory.

Business Game

3

This course is based on a business management simulation game that integrates the functional areas of production, marketing, logistics, finance and strategy. It increases the participants’ awareness of operating a company from a general management perspective.

Professional and Intercultural Development

11

Intercultural Management

4

Intercultural management is a multidisciplinary approach to the communicating and understanding problems encountered in interactions between individuals and society/organizations as well as individuals/ organizations interacting with global communities.

The ability to understand and communicate appropriately is a crucial competence in all intercultural interactions.

In this course, an examination is made of theories and research advanced by behavioral sciences in relation to the understanding of cross-cultural communication. The main aim is to fully explore cultural factors and their impacts on global managerial practice.

Furthermore, this course aims to provide students with strategy, awareness and observation skills needed to succeed in any cross-cultural interaction and negotiation worldwide.

This course complements other management and marketing disciplines in developing cross-cultural management skills and knowledge essential for graduates entering managerial careers in increasingly globalized economies around the world.

Business, Ethics & Managerial Behavior

3

Future managers, project managers, team members, need to embody ethical values and practices in their day-to-day (managerial) behavior in order for them, and their organization, to attain an ethical and sustainable competitive advantage.

Understand different environmental changes that require integrating ethics in business practices;

Develope responsible managerial practices to manage change and sustainability;

Use ethical theories, develop a stakeholder approach, and apply methodologies to solve business ethical dilemmas;

Appreciate the value added of behaving ethically (AACSB);

Identify personal strengths and weaknesses with regards to speaking in public.

Authentic Leadership

2

The aim of this class is to develop leadership potential.

Through a series of lectures and exercises this class develops leadership knowledge, skills, and attitudes in four important leadership domains: task-oriented, relation-oriented, change-oriented, and ethics-oriented leadership.

At the end of the course, the student should be able to list the major theoretical approaches to leadership classified under the following headings: task-, relationship-, change-, and ethics-oriented leadership.

The students should also be able to apply the leadership skills and competencies under these topics in a leadership setting.

Finally, the students should embody the core values, attitudes and identities associated with authentic leadership.

The student should be able to present their own plan as a leader, acknowledging their strengths and weaknesses to do so and present this plan in front of class.

Career Program

2

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 acculumated 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

Electives

12

Several electives from our course catalogue: electives cover a broad range of topics that include legal aspects, multi-channel marketing, creativity and design thinking, etc.

Hands-on Experience

30

Internship or work experience, thesis, or consulting project

4-6 month internship or work experience, thesis, or consulting project anywhere in the world. Alternatively, students can opt for a consulting project or a thesis.

Entrepreneurship Addendum*

30

5 courses and a collaborative project:

*Students holding a 3-year Bachelor degree (< 210 ECTS) as their highest-level degree prior to entering the Master of Science program that wish to receive the state-recognized Master degree on top of their MSc degree, will have to successfully complete an additional semester on Entrepreneurship. This is linked to the fact that a state-recognized Master degree in France requires participants to accumulate at least 300 ECTS, Bachelor degree included. As the standard Master of Science represents 90 ECTS, the School organizes a one-semester “Entrepreneurship Addendum” of 30 ECTS to enable all enlisted students to achieve the required 300 ECTS. The cost of this additional semester equals 4.500€ extra.

Technology Entrepreneurship & New Business Development

Creative Business Modelling

Design Thinking

Innovation Management

Entrepreneurial Funding

French language classes

French language lessons

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.

Zoom on… Company Events

Our students participate in various collaborations with companies like CLUSE, AD ULTIMA or DECATHLON, which enable them to benefit from full immersion in business activities. Our partnerships with different companies, therefore, allow students to gain first-hand experience in different corporate activities such as developing consulting skills or designing an international marketing campaign. These activities can vary as they are developed at the request of our partner companies.

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

INTERNSHIP

During their internship, students are able to combine theories of management with hands-on experience and apply the cross-cultural skills they have developed at IÉSEG.

Junior Project Manager, Department Manager, Business Developer, International HR Partner, Business Analyst or Media & Communication Intern for example: the internship opportunities offered by the program at the end of the curriculum are multiple.

Some companies which hire our interns: Nissan, Altios, Unilever, Nestlé, Pepsico, Puma, Decathlon, Cartier Intl, Faurecia, Europass, etc.

The internship can be undertaken in France or abroad. Most students have done their internships in Asia or in Europe for example.

Partnerships

Partnership with Microsoft’Ad Ultima Group

The MIB program has developed the course, BUSINESS CONSULTANT @ MICROSOFT’S AD ULTIMA GROUP. This is taught by four top IT consultants, who teach students how to use software to identify companies’ IT needs. As the course unfolds, students use data to build a project architecture and a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for a virtual company created for the purpose of the class. The AD ULTIMA consultants evaluate students’ proposals and provide feedback on how to improve them.

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General contact

Viktorija LEROY