MSc International Business
This MSc emphasises the knowledge and skills of managing the internationalization of business.
It produces managers and leaders with a global mindset capable of operating globally as well as in a variety of national environments.
This program has received the CGE quality label, a national accreditation reserved for top business schools in France. The CGE label guarantees the high quality standards of the program and allows international students to continue to work on French territory after their studies to further fine-tune their expertise.
Demand is growing for graduates who understand the global context of business: from the challenges of conducting cross-border business activities, to the cultural and ethical issues that affect business.
Students will increase their understanding of global markets and various regions of the world. They will learn about country-specific business practices and be challenged to explore business phenomena from different perspectives.
With strong conceptual underpinnings, the MSc is also highly practical in orientation. It emphasizes the skills of working, managing and leading in various organizational settings (i.e. MNE’s, SME’s) embedded in diverse cultural, social, economic, and political contexts.
Thanks to the professional nature of the lectures, students will benefit from networking opportunities with seasoned International Business practitioners.
The skills and knowledge acquired will be valuable to employers faced with the challenge of opening and integrating multiple markets and achieving cohesion and collegiality in increasingly diverse workforces.
Total number of hours: 450h
This program consists of five learning experiences rigorously designed to develop your managerial and operational skills in your field of professional expertise.
8 Course units:
1. Issues and trends in International Business
Objective: Against a background of radical change in the landscape of international business, this unit – through a combination of leading-edge research and practitioner testimonials – aims to develop students’ appreciation of a range of contemporary issues impacting firms’ international business operations and understand how managers are responding strategically to them.
2. International strategy and organisation
Objective : To expose students to the choices facing international and internationalising firms about which products to offer around the world, how to compete in international markets, where to locate and how to coordinate their worldwide activities effectively.
3. International business development
Objective: To develop students’ capacity to identify and assess appropriate sales markets and sourcing locations in a variety of organizational and environmental contexts.
4. Managing business operations globally
Objective: To develop students’ understanding of specialist business functions and how they are performed in different international contexts.
5. Managing people globally
Objective: To help students appreciate the strategic choices that firms face when developing their HR policies and practices whilst developing appropriate knowledge and skills to undertake country studies which allows for comparative analysis of employment systems in different parts of the world.
6. Innovating in International Business
Objective: To enable students to recognize and analyse the growing role of entrepreneurship in a global economy and encourage them to understand the distinctive nature of entrepreneurial behaviour across countries, and at the organizational level as firms cross national borders.
7. Regional spotlights
Objective: To introduce students to significant historical, political, economic and demographic factors in specific regional contexts, and help them to identify the specific opportunities and challenges that they pose to firms doing business there.
8. International Business research methods and dynamics
Objective: To prepare students for designing and conducting a research project with state-of-the-art research methods and tools in International Business.
Soft Skills Certificate
Certificate designed by 26 professors & leadership and management professionals in collaboration with TBS Career Starter.
“Soft Skills” are intrapersonal and interpersonal skills that create the conditions for a successful and sustainable team and allows to effectively manage your career.
2 Courses units:
Management and leadership skills
Objective: Acquire nine key competencies to lead teams and manage your professional career.
Objective: Reveal your talent and make evolutionary choices in accordance with your deep aspirations.
The Career Starter is a support center that helps students define and
develop their career project. Through several lectures, workshops,
individual tests and coaching sessions, a specialist will support each
student from their first questions to looking for the right internship
Coaching: we support you in your reflection on your skills, strengths and areas for improvement. Through personality tests and individual coaching, we link this self-knowledge to your ambitions and career choices.
Personal Branding: you will participate in workshops to build your CV and e-portfolio to best highlight your experiences and skills for your future employers.
A unique exercise that is a major asset in your program!
For the account of prestigious TBS partner companies, students, coached by the professors, carry out a strategic diagnosis aiming to analyze its competitive position, then propose strategic and operational recommendations to meet its challenges.
Examples of partner companies
Aerospace Valley, AIRBUS, Cap Gemini, Comtesse du Barry, Continental Automotive, EY, Hilti, Mars Petfoods, Motorola, Thalès, Rockwell & Collins.
Objective: Increase your brain agility to anticipate and solve complex business issues in your field of expertise.
Each student in this MSc program is required to write a dissertation which addresses a current issue in management from an academic or professional perspective in his field of expertise.
The student thus contributes to the study, analysis, formalization and abstraction of the identified problem.
In-company Work experience
Students may carry out an internship in the company of their choice for a period of 3 to 6 months. This internship is not mandatory for the validation of the diploma but allows students to obtain 10 additional ECTS credits.
Andrew BARRON, PhD, HDR
Professor of International Business
Department: Strategy and entrepreneurship
Diana FILIPESCU, PhD
Professor of International Business
Department: Strategy and entrepreneurship
- 4-year Bachelor Degree (240 ECTS) or equivalent
- For programs taught in English: English mother tongue OR TOEFL IBT 80 / IELTS 6.5 / TOEIC 800 / CAMBRIDGE B2 / FCE / CAT 165
- For programs taught in French: French mother tongue OR B2 OR equivalent
MSC Deadline to apply: July 30th
This Master of Science prepares you for the following job categories:
- Business Development Manager
- International Sales Manager
- International Procurement Manager
- International Business Advisor / Consultant
- Country / Subsidiary Manager
- International Marketing Director
- International Economist
- Business Advisor
- Management Consultant
- General Manager
Fees : 17 000 €.
The cost of this training includes:
- All academic fees, including business visits.
- Access to our virtual campus and all online educational resources.
- Access to career starter services (CV workshop, business forum, etc.)
- Access to the network of 46,000 alumni.
- SCHOLARSHIP: TBS is entitled to receive higher education scholarship students: mobility grants, state scholarships, merit scholarships (Eiffel, Marie Curie), TBS Foundation scholarships. (contact the school)
- PERSONALIZED SCHEDULE: TBS welcomes students who wish to discuss their personal situation. TBS grants payment schedules from 1 to 4 instalments, or by monthly instalments during the course.
- STUDENT JOBS: our student associations offer paid assignments on behalf of companies or individuals throughout the year.
Discounts and scholarships
To assist our students financially, we offer the following scholarships and discounts for our Master of Science programs. Please bear in mind that discounts and offers of financial support are exclusive and cannot be combined together.
Early Bird Discount
You can get a 10% discount on your tuition fees if you apply and pay before December 31st. Please note that this is the only discount which may be cumulated with others.
If you have a brother or sister who is currently enrolled in a TBS program, you will receive a 15% discount on your tuition fees.
Once you apply, you will automatically be considered for this scholarship which gives you a 10% discount on your tuition fees. This scholarship is based on your grades and general profile.
Partner University scholarship
Students from TBS partner universities and/or students having spent one semester at a TBS campus as part of an exchange program receive a 10% discount on their tuition fee.
If you’re married/have a child together and both apply for a TBS program for the same year, you will receive a 20% discount on the tuition fees of one of the programs.
A number of French associations also award scholarships to international students studying in France:
The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program is managed by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs to enable French higher education establishments to attract top foreign students to enroll in French Master’s and PhD courses.
The application process for the Eiffel scholarship is extremely selective. Candidate students must be non-French and be less than 25 years old while they must prove excellent academic results. This scholarship can award up to €1,000 Euros per month to successful candidates.
Campus France Scholarship Information
International students wishing to study in France can also apply for a choice of national scholarships. For more information contact Campus France.
Back to school 2021
Looking for the start dates of your program at TBS? Here you'll find all the information you need
TBS International Business Programs in MOCI TOP 10
From 08.07.21 to 08.07.21
French international business magazine Le Moniteur du Commerce International (MOCI) puts the spotlight on some of TBS's most popular international business programs in their 2021 guide.
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