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YEAR 2 in Business Administration (M2 MBA - Semester 3 & 4 ) 'Decision Making that Creates Value'

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The second year Master’s program in Business Administration has a strong focus on Corporate Finance and International Accounting. In the program, students are in a better position to examine and make sound corporate decisions. The program provides future managers the knowledge and tools to manage a company and take charge of projects.

Head of MBA Program

  • Director of International Relations, Associate Professor : Mr. Alberto ARBULU


In this second year, students gain insight into how to create Organizational Value, see the whole chain that follows the results, and develop knowledge of business and management to an advanced level. It has the particularity of being taught entirely in English by European and international professors, as well as faculty staff. Moreover, the MBA program leads students through the different stages of transforming operations into reality. By identifying opportunities, students will be able to create value-based business models: from Strategy to Operations. On this basis, the courses cover the essential practical aspects of conducting business. For this purpose, the Financial and Accounting analysis of a business is a key element in ensuring students are well prepared to be managers in a collaborative role in the decision-making process.


Students will be awarded the Master's degree after completing the program: a total of 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). Various teaching and assessment methods are used. There will be coursework-based assessments, such as exercises, case studies, group projects, and tests during the classes. Finally, a final dissertation related to the internship during the second semester is to be written by students.



  • Find the Curriculum for the M2-MBA program HERE

The Curriculum and Examination Methods section

  • Find the Curriculum and Examination Methods section for the program HERE
  • Find the IAE Rules and Regulations for Students HERE

Program general organization

** Note that there is only the September intake.


- General overview of the academic year:

The academic year starts Mid-September and lasts until the end of August:

  • Start of classes: Mid-September
  • End of classes: Mid-February
  • Internship: March-August (in France or abroad)

*Note: classes take place Mondays thru Fridays from 09h00-12h00 and 14h00-17h00. Students who may want to get a part-time job can only do so in the evenings/weekends.


- Program Level: Second year of Master's program " Semester 3 & 4 "


-Teaching Language: English


  • 29

    Admission rate (%)


  • 100

    Success rate (%)


  • 87

    Satisfaction rate (%)




Our MBA program is focused on Corporate Finance and International  Accounting, and therefore applicants with:

  • A four-year bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Economics, Accounting or Finance (240 ECTS equivalent) ,
  • or work experience in the field of business management (especially in Accounting & Finance) are eligible for this program.

If applicants do not have a related degree or work experience, it's recommended to  start from year 1, the European Business Administration (M1-EBA) program.


Language Level & Prerequisites

The language test in English is not mandatory if you are a native English speaker. If you have already studied your Bachelor/Master in English, you may submit your Certificate of studies in English.  Otherwise, you need to provide one of the following certificates:

  • TOEFL IBT 90
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5; no subscore under 6
  • Cambridge: Certificate in Advanced English
  • TOEIC « listening and reading »: 890/990 AND « speaking and writing »: 300/400

** Note that basic knowledge of French is recommended but not required.

Required documents for application

‘Please submit the required documents either in English or French.’

  • Online application form (M2-MBA)
  • Copies of transcripts
  • Copies of all previous diplomas awarded
  • Passport copy (or ID card if European)
  • Letter of motivation 
  • CV 
  • English language certificate or Certificate of studies in English
  • One ID photo

Keep in mind that, applications cannot be reviewed until they are complete. Missing requirements or additional materials must be received by the Admissions Office within one week of your initial application submission.

Once we have received all required application components, the review process will be begin. Academic professors from the MBA program gathered as Admissions Jury, will carry out this review process. Our Admissions jury will decide whether an applicant is eligible for an interview or not.  Applicants shall, in any case, receive an answer by declared dates mentioned in the application periods section.

Program tuition fees

The academic fees within the Bordeaux university (for all international students - regardless of nationality - EU and non-EU passport holders - & age ) come under two forms :

Tuition fees & Adminstrative fees (mandatory)


- For the M2-MBA program:

  • Tuition fees are around 5200 €
  • Adminstrative fees namely Liability Insurance around 20 € and CVECaround 100 €

*The CVEC is a national fee that is paid via a French government platform and NOT to the institution in which you are enrolled. All full-time and apprenticeship students must pay their CVEC before registering for classes.

Payment terms will be indicated in the acceptance letter to be received by successful candidates. You can pay in full or in tranches.

  • Payment of the First half: Depends on each round of application submission period. Some information are also available here.
  • Payment of the Second half: End of August



There are no scholarship programs at IAE Bordeaux University. You may, however, check with your home country system if some scholarships exist. You can also check the French Embassy in your home country for potential specific scholarships. Note that the deadlines are usually ONE YEAR in advance (for Eiffel scholarships or Etudes en France) .

For further information please refer to;  https://www.iae-bordeaux.fr/en/admissions/tuition-fees


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