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YEAR 2 in International Business Management (M2-IBM)

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The International Business Management Program aims to advance business understanding in a fully-globalized world, together with a deep analytical skill regarding the global business environment.

Head of IBM Program

  • Associate Professor : Emmanuelle SAUVAGE

We propose a state-of-the-art program addressing pressing global issues, such as cross-cultural synergies, geopolitics, innovation-oriented learnings, sustainability and labor standards in global value chains, logistics and supply chain understanding, innovation in emerging markets, digital transformation (including the adoption of AI), and how to adapt your marketing strategy at an international level. We take a distinct multi-level perspective to study international business's political economy to understand system-level challenges and identify policy and strategy options by analyzing both macro and micro levels drivers of change.

More generally, this program gives an understanding of globalization and the current state of the global economy, as well as the disruption factors and effects on your business. It is an analytical lens to interpret and draw insights from international events and their ramifications in local and global markets.

The Master's degree in International Business Management (MSc-IBM) is designed to provide students with a balance of practical knowledge and theory of management in an international environment. It aims to prepare students for executive positions in international companies or subsidiaries. All the company's functions are covered, from managerial to sales and marketing roles, from R&D to supply chain management, from International HR to strategic development. It is a generalist program shaped to enhance the understanding of how a company operates when going global. It is based on the development of mental reflexes acquired by people eager to understand the underlying logic and hidden dimensions of how humans interact.

About the course/learning outcomes      

Thank our unique International Business Management MSc, you will:

  • Develop your international management skills
  • Study international relations 
  • Study the current economic, cultural, and social situation, together with geopolitics.
  • Because and thanks to the location of the University Business School (IAE), it also contains specific courses on Wine Economics and Doing Business in France

Our course will increase your understanding of the global environment in which business, government, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) function.

You'll gain practical experience by studying real case studies in all the courses. This enables you to put your knowledge of business management approaches and theories into practice.

Our student cohorts are deeply international, and our teaching staff come from various academic and non-academic backgrounds and are international likewise. So you'll benefit from working with a team and peers with varied experiences and perspectives. You will learn as much from the courses and lectures themselves as from your pals!

Curriculum

  • Find the Curriculum for the M2-IBM program HERE
  • Find the IAE Rules and Regulations for Students HERE

Program Content

  • Schedule and Organization of classes: From Mid-September Until the end of January. Most classes take place almost every day from 09h00 to 12h00pm and from 14h00 to 17h00.

 

*Note that students who may want to get a part-time job can only do it in the evenings or weekends.

  • Mandatory Internship: From 4-to-6-month long internship from February 1st until August 31st

Semester 1

ECTS

Understanding international environment 

UE 1.1.1 Geopolitics

2

UE 1.1.2 International economics & global challenges

2

UE 1.1.3 International law and contracts

2

UE 1.1.4 XXI st century major international stakes

1

UE 1.1.5 Wine economics

1

Managing international business operations

UE 1.1.6 International marketing

1

UE 1.1.7 Digital marketing

2

UE 1.1.8 Logistics and supply chain

2

UE 1.1.9 Intelligence

1

International manager's skills

UE 1.1.10 International contemporary issues in society : press review

1

UE 1.1.11 Communication in international environments

2

UE 1.1.12 Cross cultural management

2

UE 1.1.13 French as a foreign language

2

UE 1.1.14 Doing business in France

1

Managing global company 

UE 1.1.15 Strategic management

2

UE 1.1.16 International strategic management case studies

2

UE 1.1.17 International finance & accounting

1

UE 1.1.18 Global human resources management

2

UE 1.1.19 Mergers & acquisitions

1

Semester 2

ECTS

UE 2.1.1. Innovation & Learning Management

2

UE 2.1.2. Business Game

2

UE 2.1.3. Internship & dissertation (4 to 6 months)

26

Social program (optional, and non-contractual)

  • Visits to the sea-side, Arcachon, Lacanau and/or the Basque country
  • Opera at Bordeaux Grand Theatre

Program in brief

- Dates of the program: Mid-September until the end of August:

  • From Mid-September until the end of January, classes are held.
  • From February until the end of August, students have to do a mandatory internship and submit their reports )

* Note that there is only September intake.

- Welcome Day & Registration Day: Mid-September (The exact date will be announced in July)

- Beginning of the program: Mid-September (The exact date will be announced in July)

- Program Level: Second year of the Master's program equivalent to MSc (M2-IBM)

- Academic background: Have completed, with honors, a Bachelor's degree of 4-year (240 ECTS equivalent). In addition, one or two years of professional experience within an international environment is welcome. For the study field, degrees in Business Administration, Management, Economics, and Law are favored; however, all specialties are accepted.

- Mandatory Internship: 4-to-6-month long internship from the beginning of February 2021 in France or abroad.

-Teaching Language: English

How to apply ?

Apply here

Required documents

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

  • Online application form (different for each program)
  • 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 passport/ID photo

Keep in mind that, applications cannot be reviewed until they are complete. Missing required materials 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 able to begin. Academic professors from the IBM program gathered as an Admission Jury, carry out this review process. Our Admission 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.

Language Level & Prerequisites

The language test in English is not mandatory if you are a native English speaker or if you have already studied your Bachelor/Master in English. (Certificate of studies in English is required.)  Otherwise, you need to provide us one of these 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
  • PTE Academic 65

Program tuition fees

The total M2-IBM program tuition fees is around 5240€ plus, Additional Mandatory Expenses of Liability Insurance and CVEC* around 130€.

  • Payment of the First half: to be confirmed
  • Payment of the Second half: to be confirmed

*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.

Internship report guidelines

Deadline for submission

 October 31th 2019

1 hard copy and one CD-ROM containing the PDF-file

The hard copy is for your tutor (to be sent by post)

Address for delivery

IAE Bordeaux – Service Relations Internationales

 

35, avenue Abadie

 

33 072 BORDEAUX CEDEX - France 

To

International office

Volume of report

Minimum 50 pages

Font 12 Times New Roman (1.5 space margin)

Maximum 100 pages including annexes

Outline of your internship report

To send max 2 months after your internship started at your tutor 

IAE Bordeaux will give you your tutor's name at the beginning of your mission  (it will be one Faculty from your curriculum).

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