Master Grande Ecole

2 Years to Develop the Skills Essential to your Future Career

  • Format

    2 años

  • Languages


  • Location

    Lille o Paris

  • Fees

    13.680€ al año

  • Intake


  • Credits

    120 ECTS


El Ciclo Máster del Programa Grande École

El Ciclo Máster del Programa Grande École permite a los estudiantes aprender más sobre un area relacionada con su proyecto profesional, ofreciéndoles numerosos cursos básicos relevantes para temas de empresa (ciencias de datos, liderazgo positivo, CSR, gestión del cambio, etc.).

El Ciclo Master es por lo tanto un ciclo de mejora del conocimiento, pero también de apertura mental, que contribuye a la formación de líderes innovadores, inspiradores y éticos.

Ventajas del Ciclo Máster

  • Un enfoque basado en habilidades: aprender a través de la experiencia y la experimentación: los estudiantes aprenden a través de situaciones concretas (datos proporcionados por empresas u organizaciones) y proyectos. El Ciclo Máster se compone de cursos, una tesis o proyecto de consultoría y una pasantía.
  • El curso Managing Diveristy in Vivo permite a los alumnos adquirir experiencia como responsables de un grupo.
  • Pedagogía activa basada en interacciones entre profesores y alumnos mezclando cursos en línea y presenciales.
  • Preparación para los proyectos profesionales de los estudiantes, a través del apoyo personalizado de entrenadores y guías que son expertos en su area.

Objetivos del Ciclo Máster

  • Adquirir un conjunto de habilidades disciplinarias e interdisciplinarias sólidas.
  • Avanzar en el proyecto profesional de los alumnos con capacidad de pensar diferente y, sobre todo, de plantearse las preguntas adecuadas.
  • Trabajar en liderazgo, gestión del cambio, CSR, creatividad e innovación y análisis, y toma de decisiones en un entorno complejo.


120 ECTS / 4 semestres de acuerdo a la siguiente estructura


Es decir:
> Tres semestres de clases
> Un semestre de Tesis de Maestría (o Proyecto de Consultoría) junto a las Práctica Ejecutiva

Durante los tres semestres de clases, los estudiantes del Ciclo Master se beneficiarán de:
> Clases principales
> Asignaturas obligatorias de la especialidad elegida (Major)
> Cursos de especialización relacionados con la especialidad elegida
> Asignaturas obligatorias de la especialidad elegida (Minor)

Programa Master Cycle

Overall structure of the Master cycle

Structure of the Master Cycle - Grande École Program

Note that during semester 3, students also have the option of doing an exchange abroad (except for the specific tracks Audit and Entrepreneurship), or a double degree internally or at a partner university.


Tailoring your path: from core curriculum to specialization

Upon entering the Master’s Cycle, students have the opportunity to choose one major from the 7 offered by the School.
This major, studied over one semester, is tied to one of the main management disciplines (Finance, Marketing, Accounting, etc.). This major is followed by a semester of specialization, which consists of a more in-depth study and enables students to further refine their career plans.

Specialization is conditional on the choice of major, while interdisciplinarity – essential in business – is encouraged by the variety of courses offered in different disciplines. The third semester of courses is dedicated to the minor chosen by the student, which focuses on a different discipline from the major. Students thus acquire a dual skill set.

Cursos básicos

Del 1er año (semestres 1 y 2) al 2º año (semestre 3) del ciclo Master


The core courses offered in the Master cycle aim to train responsible and innovative leaders to initiate change thanks to their overall understanding of digital, economic, technological, societal, financial and environmental issues.

These courses also contribute to training inspiring leaders capable of giving meaning to their strategies and leading their teams in a shared vision.

Business Game

Are you ready to take all the decisions needed to keep your company running smoothly?

As part of a multi-disciplinary team from different specializations, you will be required to make decisions for all the departments of a company. From human resources management to production, from financial investments to ecological choices, you will have to convince your company’s shareholders that you are the right team to run the business successfully.

Career Bootcamp

At the end of their academic career, before Master’s students complete their final internship and find their first job, IÉSEG supports them through a Career Bootcamp dedicated to their professional integration.

Over the course of two days, students take part in professionalizing activities in a fun spirit that combines different formats and meetings: career workshops, master classes, meetings with partner companies and presentations of job market expectations, exchange and networking sessions, work on soft skills that can be put to good use in a company, etc. The aim is to prepare students as effectively as possible for their integration into the job market, by offering them a suitable career path that is as close as possible to market expectations and current recruitment processes, and by helping them to make the most of their entire IÉSEG career.

Career Program

The Career Program supports students in defining their professional project through a personalized follow-up by coaches who are experts in their fields. It helps prepare students for their entry into the job market in the best possible way.

Data Visualization

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Change Management for Sustainability Strategies

This course reinforces students’ knowledge of change management and, simultaneously, their knowledge of the theories and practices related to sustainability. The societal impact of companies is increasingly recognized as being a priority. Companies need to engage in major change initiatives to meet the demands of social and environmental challenges, such as climate change and social inequalities.

Geopolitics and Strategic Foresight

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Interdisciplinary Project

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In addition to English, which is the language of instruction and work, students are required to learn another language as part of the Grande École Program.

Managing Diversity in Vivo

Managing in Vivo is a support system for Bachelor students by Master students, during which Master students are trained in communication processes and in team management. This unique course allows students to acquire managerial skills through experience, while offering individualized follow-up to students in the Bachelor cycle, facilitating their transition to higher education.

Methodological Course for Thesis

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No-Code and Generative AI

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Personal Data Management and Protection

This course aims to understand the mechanics of personal data law under the GDPR and its relationship to intellectual property.

The objectives of this course are to understand the mechanics of personal data law under the GDPR and its relationship to intellectual property, to make decisions regarding the management of personal data resources, to assess the impact of different personal data management strategies, and finally to establish and monitor personal data compliance.

Positive Leadership Development

This course teaches managers to be inspiring, intercultural and ethical pioneers of change. It aims to create knowledge that nurtures innovative leaders, promoting creative solutions for and with responsible organizations. It aims to explore, analyze and improve a leader’s behavior in order to develop a strong leadership identity.

Research and Consulting Tools

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Understanding Business Cycles for Strategic Decisions

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Presentation of the 7 Majors

1 major to choose from among the 7 offered

In the Master’s cycle, students choose a major from the 7 available. Each major is associated with one or two specializations taught during the same year, with the aim of deepening the student’s knowledge in their chosen career field.



This major is the gateway for students who want to gain high-quality knowledge in Control, Accounting, and Financial Management, with an emphasis on financial planning and performance analysis, and efficient decision-making.

Examples of major courses

> Strategic Performance Management
> Financial Simulation and Forecasting
> Cost Management

Examples of specialization courses

> Internal Auditing and Control
> Financial Statement Analysis
> Decision Making in Corporate Investments



By joining this major, students will be introduced to the different decision-making techniques in corporate finance and the financial markets, and will learn all the skills needed for these professions.

Examples of major courses

> Firm Valuation
> Firm Risk Management
> Ethics in Finance

Examples of Corporate Finance specialization courses

> Advanced Corporate Finance
> Empirical Corporate Finance
> M&A, Takeovers and Corporate Restructuring

Examples of Asset and Risk Management specialization courses

> Portfolio Management
> Debt Securities
> Derivatives



The Marketing major offers in-depth training in strategy, implementation, and optimization of marketing activities, with a focus on digital technologies in an international context.

Examples of major courses

> Introduction to Digital Marketing
> Introduction to Marketing Management
> Marketing Strategy

Examples of Digital Marketing specialization courses

> Digital Communication
> Digital Analytics
> Digital Technology

Examples of Marketing Management specialization courses

> Advanced Marketing Mix
> International Marketing
> Consumer Behavior

Negotiation and Sales


The Negotiation and Sales major trains experts in international negotiation who will be able to manage purchasing and sales activities in a global context. They will act as liaison officers, connecting with customers, suppliers, partners, and organizational units within commercial networks.

Examples of major courses

> Practical Negotiation Skills
> Applied Conflict Management Theories
> Decision Games and Negotiation

Examples of specialization courses

> Business Development in B2B Sales
> Communication and Internal Customer Management
> Managing Conflict through Mediation

General Management and Strategic Counselling


This major will provide students with a theoretical and practical toolbox for success in consulting, one of the largest and most competitive sectors.

Examples of major courses

> Consulting Skills
> Strategic HRM
> Marketing Strategy

Examples of specialization courses

> Lean Management
> Emerging Technologies
> Co-creating the IÉSEG’s Sustainability Reporting

Operation Management


The Operation Management major focuses on how a company can effectively manage its operations, logistics, supply chain, purchasing, inventory, quality and projects.

Examples of major courses

> Supply Chain Management
> Inventory Management
> Project Planning

Examples of specialization courses

> Production and Capacity Planning
> Purchasing Strategy
> Lean Management



This major aims to immerse students in entrepreneurship by providing the knowledge needed to revitalize an existing business, drive sustainable change/innovation within a well-established organization, or even launch a new business.

Examples of major courses

> Foundations of Entrepreneurship
> Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures
> Entrepreneurial Teams

Examples of specialization courses

> Inclusive Entrepreneurship Practice (Hackathon)
> Social Entrepreneurship: Challenges (fully online)
> Emerging Technologies


Choosing a minor


In addition to their major, students must also choose a minor covering a topic different from their major, at the start of the second year of the Master cycle, to tailor their profile to their career aspirations.

Financial Management Control

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Negotiation and Sales

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General Management and Strategy Consulting

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Operations Management

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Digital Transformation

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Managing People and Organizations

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Sustainability and Transition

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Specific tracks: Entrepreneurship and Audit

Entrepreneurship track


To meet the needs of its students, their aspirations and the market, IÉSEG offers this specific track in Entrepreneurship.

Structure of the Entrepreneurship track

Structure of the Grande École Program's Master Cycle - Entrepreneurship track


A selection is made to join the Entrepreneurship track, based on the student’s entrepreneurial project.


This track is designed to support students in their business creation projects.

Advantages of this track

> Open to students who aspire to start their own business, upon assessment of their application file.
> Enables entrepreneur students to benefit from dedicated support and time to develop their project.
> Final thesis/Consulting project dedicated to their creation project.

Audit track


To meet the needs of its students, their aspirations and the market, IÉSEG offers this specific track in Audit.

Structure of the Audit track

Structure of the Grande École Program's Master Cycle - Audit track


This track enables students who have opted for the major in Corporate Finance or Accounting to specialize in a career in auditing.

Advantages of this track

> A minor structured around the specific schedule of the auditing sector.
> Specific courses enabling students to obtain equivalences to the DSCG (Diplôme Supérieur de Comptabilité et de Gestion), while preparing them to take additional exams.
> Practical, market-based case training.

Final Thesis or Consulting Project

A completar en el semestre 4 (2º año) del ciclo Master


During the Master Cycle, students have to complete a final thesis/dissertation or a consulting project. The objectives are to develop analytical, research and organizational skills related to real-life situations.

It aims to show students’ aptitudes to work on complex problems, the results of their research and suggested solutions.

Final Thesis


Students are responsible for writing a thesis, which involves in-depth personal research, all the while benefiting from the assistance of their thesis supervisor. In this way, they reflect upon and develop a specific issue extensively.

The research that goes into a thesis surpasses the framework of an individual case or situation. Students can choose to work on a particular case and to add a general dimension to it, or they can choose a broader issue, which they illustrate through precise examples. The thesis subject must be in accordance with one of IÉSEG’s fields of study: economics, finance, strategy, marketing, management control systems, human resources, etc.

Consulting Projects

Business Consulting Project

Consulting projects are educational work where students (either alone or in pair) hold a position as consultant for a company. They will work on a specific aspect for one semester and their objective will be to provide an external perspective and fresh ideas so that the company may make actual progress on projects in France and across the globe.

Assignments can relate to an area of expertise in Specialized Master Programs at IÉSEG: Management, Multicultural Management, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Information Systems, Operations Management, Audit & Control, International Negotiation or to a cross-functional subject.

Students are coached by lecturers-researchers at IÉSEG, who are experts in their area. The project manager in the company will also supervise the student on a regular basis.

Entrepreneurship Consulting Project

With the consulting projects in entrepreneurship (Projet de Création d’Entreprise – PCE), students develop a detailed project to create a new company and a full business plan, under the guidance of a pool of academic and professional experts. At the end of the semester, they present their concept to a jury of experts

A significant number of these projects actually become start up business either when the student graduates or in the following years.

Executive Internship

End-of-Studies Internship (Executive Internship)


During the Master’s program, students complete a 6-month internship in a company during which they take on “junior executive” responsibilities, demonstrating their ability to analyze a problem and propose solutions.

Examples: Junior Auditor, Assistant Product Manager, Junior Management Controller, Assistant Human Resources Manager, etc.

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Doble Título

Doble Título: IÉSEG Grande École Program / Specialized Master

Los estudiantes del Programa Grande École pueden optar por obtener una doble titulación con un Specialized Master de IÉSEG.

Programas de Specialized Master de IÉSEG accesibles como dobles titulaciones para estudiantes del Master Grande École:
> Banking, Capital Markets and Financial Technology
> Big Data Analytics for Business
> Business Analysis and Consulting
> Cybersecurity Management
> Digital Marketing and CRM
> Fashion Management
> Finance
> International Accounting, Audit and Control
> International Business Negotiation
> Management for Sustainability
> Strategy and Digital Transformation

Doble Título con una Universidad aliada

Los estudiantes del Programa Grande École también tienen la oportunidad de obtener un título de una universidad aliada a través de los programas de intercambio.

Nivel de Maestría:

> Queensland University of Technology – Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
> McGill University, School of Continuing Studies – Montreal, CANADA
> Tongji University School of Economics and Management – Shanghai, CHINA
> University of Vaasa, FINLANDIA
> Università Carlo Cattaneo LIUC, Castellanza, ITALY
> Rikkyo University – Tokyo, JAPON
> Lancaster University Management School, REINO UNIDO


Estos semestres pueden ser interrumpidos por un período sabático (seis meses o un año). Durante este periodo, los estudiantes tienen la oportunidad de realizar uno o varios periodos de prácticas o de consolidar un proyecto personal, profesional o empresarial. prácticas o consolidar un proyecto personal, profesional o empresarial.

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