European & International Business Management

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3 countries, 3 languages, 3 institutions, 1 joint degree

Prepare to thrive in today’s constantly changing global business environment. Join the elite one-year European and International Business Management Master (EIBM) programme for complete trilingual training in international management and entrepreneurship. 

Joint degree from these top European institutions

  • Bradford University School of Management, United Kingdom
  • Deusto Business School, University of Deusto, Spain
  • Audencia Business School, France

Tripled networks & services across Europe

  • Corporate connections of three respected institutions
  • Internship opportunities in France, Spain, the United Kingdom, and more
  • Career services support from Audencia, Bradford and Deusto
  • Access to three large international job boards
  • Alumni connections and optional network membership from all three 

 

 

Key information

Degree earned: Master in European and International Business Management
Language: English, French and Spanish (all three languages required)
Duration: 12 months, full-time
Programme start: September
Tuition: €14,850 plus €300 for optional intensive language lessons
Eligibility:

  • Four-year bachelor’s degree (or three-year bachelor’s degree with professional experience)
  • Proficiency in English and either French or Spanish; lower-intermediate level (or higher) in the third language

Programme

Study management techniques, international cultures & languages

You’ll be studying with top faculty members through French at Audencia, Spanish at Deusto and English at Bradford during this trilingual one-year programme, giving you the knowledge and adaptability you’ll need throughout your career.

Depending on your level of French and English, you will start your EIBM programme at Audencia or Deusto.

Preprogramme session (September) at Audencia or Deusto

High proficiency in English is required for acceptance to the programme. Before starting the programme, we recommend you take advantage of our optional intensive language courses to raise your proficiency level in French and/or Spanish to a B2 level or higher.

Period 1 (October to December) at Audencia or Deusto

Whether your international study begins in France or Spain, you’ll learn the foundational principles of management and develop relevant language skills. Core courses may include:

  • Organisation and Management
  • Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Marketing
  • Corporate Finance
  • Economics
  • Change Management
  • Law
  • Management of Global Responsibility
  • Strategy
  • Languages (French and Spanish and English)

Period 2 (January to mid-April) at Deusto or Audencia

Moving from France to Spain (or vice versa) will expand your managerial knowledge with an emphasis on European and international perspectives, and sharpen your language skills. Courses may include:

  • European Environment and Community Management
  • European Marketing
  • Purchasing Management
  • European Financial Analysis
  • Export Techniques
  • Law or European Business Law
  • Corporate Strategy in Europe
  • Communication Skills
  • European Management
  • French and Spanish

Period 3 (mid-April to late June) at Bradford

Once in the United Kingdom, you will select courses to train as a specialist in one field of management. Example electives may cover: 

  • European Business Management
  • Managerial Leadership
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship
  • E-business
  • Global Supply Chain
  • International Marketing
  • Business Simulation
  • International Financial Management

Available electives may vary.

Concurrent with periods 1 & 2 (October to May)

Your international study of a business and management area will influence the trajectory of your career. The final group project allows you to showcase what you have learned and how you will apply it, culminating in a comprehensive report and oral defence. For the final project, you will:

  • Work in a group composed of Audencia and Deusto students from a variety of nationalities and educational/professional backgrounds.
  • Choose amongst available topics provided by programme directors and updated yearly to reflect pressing social and economic issues.
  • Receive guidance from a project supervisor with specialised knowledge in the project subject field.
  • Write the final report in English.

Comprehensive oral examination (end of period 3, June)

Your group will present the final project to a panel composed of the EIBM programme’s three directors. A Q&A session in English, French and Spanish will follow your presentation, allowing you to demonstrate your subject knowledge and language skills.


Period 4 (July to December) worldwide

Build connections with our corporate partners around the world! Job boards at Audencia, Deusto and Bradford will help you secure an internship that will be both a hands-on and academic experience. Internships can be done anywhere in the world. Internships in France are paid; this will vary from country to country, depending on local laws.

EIBM students have interned for multinational corporations, including:

  • Airbus
  • Bank of China
  • Bloomberg
  • Carrefour
  • Club Med
  • L’Oréal
  • Nestlé
  • Nike
  • Renault
  • Société Générale
  • Unilever

Internship facts & figures

  • €969 – average monthly compensation for 2014 EIBM interns
  • 72% – 2014 EIBM students interning in France

Based on answers from 155 alumni.
 Survey conducted in 2014.


70%
use three different languages in the workplace
40%
employed before graduation
90%
employed within six months of graduation

International partners

Reach your goals – and the world

Audencia generates international leadership talent, and our international connections extend beyond the campus to our corporate partners. Enjoy all of the advantages of Audencia in addition to the resources and recognition of two leading universities in the United Kingdom and Spain during your study abroad.

Bradford University School of Management is one of Europe’s oldest and largest business schools, combining rapid growth with continual review and enhancement of its teaching and research programmes. It is also amongst the 1% of business schools worldwide to hold triple accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA) – as is Audencia.Bradford provides housing for approximately €100/week in Wardley House, or you may choose alternative housing options.

Deusto Business School – University of Deusto, accredited by ANECA and ranked No. 8 in the Best Master & MBA category (Eduniversal ranking), is a pioneer in management training. Deusto is known for its international environment, with up to 70% of its graduate students coming from outside of Spain, and has an alumni network of over 16,000.



Career & alumni

As a student in the EIBM programme, you will have access to three career service departments, tripling your job prospects worldwide. Audencia will help connect you with our corporate partners – as will Deusto Business School and Bradford University School of Management. The results speak for themselves: 90% of EIBM graduates are employed within 6 months of graduation.



Audencia’s Career Services team – with international corporate backgrounds – will help you throughout the entire career development process. You will have access to:

  • Individual career coaching and advising
  • 15,000+ employment opportunities posted each year on our dedicated intranet
  • Employment fairs with 120+ companies
  • CV workshops
  • Interview preparation and mock interviews
  • Panel discussions with professionals and alumni
  • Assessment centre preparation
  • Personal development programme on topics including leadership skills, communication skills, ethics, intercultural management and networking
  • Auditing sector fair
  • Information resources and online tools
  • Access to 100+ career events on various topics

Audencia also has a business incubator available to programme graduates interested in pursuing entrepreneurial goals.

EIBM graduates have found work at companies in Europe and across the globe: 

  • France
    BNP Paribas (Troyes), Ernst & Young (Paris), Esso S.A.F. (Rueil-Malmaison), KPMG Audit (Tassin la Demi-Lune), Renault (Boulogne-Billancourt), Shiseido Europe (Boulogne-Billancourt)
  • Spain
    AXA (Madrid), Banco Santander de Negocios (Vitoria), McKinsey & Company (Madrid), SAP España y Portugal (Madrid), Schneider Electric España S.A. (Valencia), Grupo Inditex (La Coruña)
  • United Kingdom
    American Express (Brighton), BP Oil UK (London), Energis (London), GKN Driveline (Birmingham), HarperCollins Publishers (London), Thomas Cook Group (London)
  • Other Countries
    A.T. Kearney (Norway), Islamic Development Bank (Saudi Arabia), Campbell Sales Company (United States), Deloitte (Argentina), DHL (Netherlands), Dubai World Trade Centre (UAE)
61%
work internationally
27%
work in Paris
€42,350
average annual salary

Admissions & finance

Apply now

Join us in Nantes to internationalise your future career! Here is a breakdown of everything you’ll need to make it smoothly through the application process.

Admissions are open until the programme is full, however we strongly recommend applying by the early-application deadline of 31 January.

Master in European and International Business Management (EIBM)

  • Four-year bachelor’s degree (in any field), or three-year bachelor’s degree (in any field) with professional experience

Note: You can apply during the last year of your bachelor’s studies.

  • Proficiency in English and either French or Spanish
  • Lower-intermediate level (or higher) in the third language


Note: Applicants with a lower-intermediate level of either Spanish or French are strongly encouraged to take the optional language intensive offered one month before the official start of the programme.

Admissions are based on a point system tied to a set of objective criteria.

GPA (55%)

  • Converted to US system of 0-4.0

English proficiency (25%)

  • Test (up to 25% possible, depending on score)
    TOEFL: 60-120
    TOEIC: 600-990
    IELTS: 5.0-8.0
  • English-taught programme for bachelor’s degree (up to 20% possible)
  • Native speaker (25% automatically awarded)

Professional experience (5%)

  • 1-12 months (1%)
  • 13-36 months (3%)
  • 37+ months (5%)

Essay and/or interview (15%)

  • 0 – Not adequate (0%)
  • 1 – Room for improvement (5%)
  • 2 – Adequate (10%)
  • 3 – Excellent (15%)

We award bonus points for ranked and accredited schools, diversity and high GMAT or GRE scores.

Recognised school (5%)

  • Ranked (ARWU/QS/THE)
  • Accredited (AACSB/EQUIS/AMBA/ABET)

Diversity (5%)

  • Countries not represented in the class in the past two years (contact us to check your eligibility)

French or Spanish (5%)

  • For B2 language levels

GMAT or GRE (5%)

  • GMAT: 500+
  • GRE: 300+

You may begin your online application any time; you can save it and make changes before submitting. Admissions are open until the programme is full; however, we strongly recommend applying by the early-application deadline of 31 January.

Note: You can apply during the last year of your bachelor’s studies.

In addition to the online application, you will be required to submit the following documents:

  • CV and cover letter in English, French or Spanish
  • Copies of diplomas and academic transcripts
  • English test score (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS)*       
  • Copy of identity document (e.g. passport)
  • Photo (jpeg, 346 x 366 pixels)
  • Onsite or online essay and interview the month following pre-selection

*English test scores are not required for native speakers or applicants who have completed their undergraduate degrees in English. Contact us if you have a different English test score or are planning to take a test later in the year.

  1. Submitting your application
    Complete the online application (recommended by 31 January). Upon completion, you’ll pay the €100 application fee using any major credit card. If you cannot use a credit card, you may contact the Office of International Relations for alternatives.

    Your application will be evaluated within seven days. If you qualify, step two will also occur within seven days of your application.

  2. Admission essay and interview
    At a prearranged time, you will have 20 minutes to complete a 250- to 300-word essay (either in person or online) about one randomly selected subject. The subject requires no prior preparation or specific knowledge.

    The essay will be followed by a 10-minute exchange with the admissions team to assess your level of English and make sure that you are a good fit for the programme.

  3. Admission decision
    Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis and are communicated on Friday afternoons CET (or on the working day immediately before if Friday is a holiday) to candidates who passed the essay/interview in the previous week.

    If your application is borderline and requires a further review by the programme director, then the decision is communicated on the following Friday. (During holidays, expect some delay.)

  4. Acceptance
    Congratulations! If admitted, you’re invited to officially join the programme. You’ll sign a contract and pay the first instalment of the tuition fees (€1,500).

Please contact our admissions office with further questions.
 

Please visit our online application portal to get started.

EIBM

€14,850
Language intensive (optional) 

€300

Other costs linked to school fees

Compulsory registration with the student social security system (students under 28 years of age): As an example, the total for 2016/2017 was €215. The fee must be paid at the latest on the first day of the first school year, and for subsequent years before 30 September.



Costs such as visa fees, transportation, accommodation and meals are to be paid directly by the student. Visit Student Life to learn more.
 

Audencia’s commitment to excellence and diversity is shown through the variety of scholarships we give out each year to students of merit from different backgrounds. We award over €500,000 in scholarships per year, giving students across the globe the opportunity to study in a world-class environment.
Our aim is to open up the best business education to students who show the skill and motivation to be the leaders of tomorrow.



ScholarshipAmountDetails
Early application€1,000For candidates who submit their application before 31 January
Achievement€3,000Merit-based scholarship following admissions criteria
Diversity€3,000Nationality-based scholarship for underrepresented countries or regions
Global Leadership Award€3,000 Merit-based scholarship awarded to students of excellence from each region; meet us in a region near you

*The awarding of scholarships is subject to availability of funds and final decision from the Office of International Relations. Scholarships are awarded in the form of partial tuition fee waivers to students who are admitted but who have not yet started the programmes. Scholarships, waivers and awards are not cumulative. If two are awarded to the same student, only the one with the highest amount will be kept unless otherwise stated.

Scholarship or loanDetails
Eiffel scholarships
  • For non-French citizens under 30 years of age
  • Applicants must register to an Audencia programme before 15 December
  • Incompatible with any other scholarship, except early application
  • For more information please visit: www.campusfrance.org/en/eiffel 
French government scholarships
Audencia Foundation scholarships
  • Awarded to enrolled students based on criteria chosen by the foundation
 
FIDERH Banco de Mexico
loan and scholarship
  • For registered students of Mexican nationality
  • Loan granted by FIDERH, scholarship granted by Audencia to beneficiaries of the FIDERH loan
  • For more information: www.fiderh.org.mx/acercade.html or contact us
COLFUTURO scholarship-loan
  • For registered students of Colombian nationalityScholarship-loan granted by COLFUTURO under specific conditions
  • For more information: www.colfuturo.org 
French bank loans
  • Some French banks offer loans at preferential rates to Audencia students*
  • For more information, see “Offres Bancaires” on this page.
Other scholarships
  • Institutions and companies around the world offer different funding opportunities to students of merit
  • Contact us for more information

*Most loans from French banks require a guarantor who is a French resident. Audencia does not act as an intermediary in these transactions, nor does it have any responsibility in the negotiation of these agreements.