MSc in Creative Business & Social Innovation

At a glance

The MSc in Creative Business & Social Innovation will prepare you for an international career in the creative economy; managing enterprises in the arts, culture, technology or humanitarian sectors. You will learn to ask the right questions, see the bigger picture and develop a better understanding of complexity and globalisation.  The programme will give you the competency to distinguish yourself from others and make a positive impact in the world.

Language: English 
Location: Lille Campus 

Start Date: Early Sept-18 
Deadline to apply: 30-Jun-18 

  • Understand the political and economic stakes of the creative economy and social innovation.
  • Adapt management methods according to the specificities of the sectors.
  • Grasp the theoretical and technical approaches of the new professions in the artistic, cultural and the social innovation sector

PROGRAMME LENGTH 

Sept – May: academic courses / June onwards: work experience  

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROGRAMME

♦  1-year full-time programme taught entirely in English
♦  14 core courses &  1 seminar
♦  Talent Identification & Career Development (TI&CD)
♦  3-6 month internship / work placement
♦  Master Project

 

FIELDS

♦  Creative Industry and Collaborative and      Innovative Organisation Management
♦  Social Innovation<
♦  Innovative Finance
♦  Arts Management
♦ Philanthropy (Lobbying-Fundraising)

3-6 MONTH INTERNSHIP

The personal and professional benefits of an internship are immense and long-lasting. Expanding your global contact network is no different. During your internships abroad you will develop valuable business relationships which will take your career goals to an international level. Many students find their jobs as a result of internships during their time at EDHEC.

 

MASTER PROJECT

The Master Project allows you to put acquired knowledge and skills into practice. If you prove your ability to perform high quality research, EDHEC faculty or members of its research centres may, working under their supervision, offer you the opportunity to deliver your Master Project in the form of applied research.

Female

Male

 

24
Average Age
3
Continents Represented
22-31
Age Range

 

 

 

Previous Academic Background

4-Year BA
50%
MA
10%
3-Year BA
40%

 

Previous Academic Discipline

Business Management
54%
Economics
23%
Arts
15%
Engineering
8%

 

Key Figures

of jobs have an international dimention

 

Placement Statistics : Location

Europe (France 46%)

Asia - Pacific

Middle East/Africa

America

 

Placement Statistics : Sectors

Public Services/NGO/Leisure/Hospitality
27%
Luxury Goods
22%
Consumer Goods
18%

Consulting
14%
Financial Institutions/Banking/Insurance
9%
Industry/Energy/Constructiony
5%
Retail/E-Commerce
3%

 

Selection Criteria for the 1st Job

Adapted to Career Plans
50%
Company's Potential for Growth
22%

Company's Overall Human Resources Policy
14%
Salary
7%
Salary
7%

Cirque du Soleil, Patron of the EDHEC MSc in Creative Business

EDHEC MSc in Creative Business, which offers rigorous training for students wishing to work in the arts, culture, entertainment and leisure sectors, responds to the growing demand of business and social innovation talents in creative industries. Cirque du Soleil provides insights and inspiration to the students enrolled in the programme. The company is showcased in class, with EDHEC professors teaching a case study about the entertainment company. The relationship also generates creative business ideas for the company. From a group of street performers in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major international organisation providing high-quality artistic entertainment. Its mission is to invoke the imagination, provoke the senses and evoke the emotions of people around the world. Cirque du Soleil’s International Headquarters in Montreal is the unique world-class creative laboratory where creators from all disciplines gather to collaborate on various creative projects.

For over 20 years, the EDHEC MSc in Creative Business has benefited from the expertise and excellence of EDHEC’s faculty and the support of prestigious patrons such as:

  • Marjane Satrapi (the Franco-Iranian Designer and Director)
  • Irina Bokovo (Director-General of UNESCO)
  • Jacques Attali (Economist and founder of PlaNet Finance)
  • Jean-Jacques Aillagon (former Minister)
  • Erik Orsenna (Economist and Novelist)
  • Maria Nowak (President of ADIE)
  • Martin Hirsch (former President of Emmäus Frande and President of the National Agency for Civil Service)
  • Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière (President of Fimalac)
  • Jean-Christophe Ruffin (co-founder of MSF Médecins sans Frontières)
  • Jean-Claude Casadesus (Director of the Lille National Orchestra)

This programme is also endoresed by:

            

Academics

 

isabelle_sequeira

 

“I am very pleased to have designed the MSc in Creative Business and Social Innovation as it corresponds perfectly to societal developments and to the expectations of a new generation of managers.  This MSc is unique and is the only French qualification that brings together the arts, culture and social innovation. I am very proud that EDHEC is the pioneer in this domain.”

— Isabelle Sequeira

Our teaching methods are aimed to give you the core competencies necessary to compete in a complex and competitive business environment. You will learn to deepen your analytical thinking, develop practical skills, and design creative strategies for business success.

Our methodology includes:

♦  Core curriculum 

  • Embraces the latest technology
  • Responds to trends in the market
  • Co-developed with leading business partners

♦  Blended learning

  • Tutorials
  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Seminars

♦  Applied learning 

  • Business Games
  • Case Studies
  • Entrepreneurship Projects

♦  Personal performance coaching

  • Interviewing strategies
  • Teamwork development
  • Intercultural communication skills

ANTIOCO Michael, PhD

Professor - Head of Faculty (Marketing)
Marketing

BEDDELEEM Olivier

Adjunct Professor
European Strategy

BERNHARD Fabian, PhD

Associate Professor

CAILLUET Ludovic

Professor - Strategic Management & Business History
Management

CHARKI Mohamed Hédi, PhD

Professor - Coordinator for Strategy Courses, EDHEC Master
Information Technology

COISNE Christine, DBA

Associate Professor - MSc SOC Director
Management

COLLARD Christophe

Professor - Director of LL.M Law & Tax Management - Coordinator for Law Courses, EDHEC Master
Law

CZELLAR Veronika, PhD

Professor
Econometrics

DAUCHY Denis, PhD

Professor - MBA Executive Director
Strategy

DEGLAIRE Emmanuelle, PhD

Associate Professor - Director MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Legal, Tax

DEMUIJNCK Geert, PhD

Professor - Head of Faculty
Business Ethics, Philosophy

DEVILLE Laurent, PhD

Associate Professor
Finance

FASTERLING Björn, PhD

Professor - Head of Faculty (Law)
Business Ethics, Law

GUINTCHEVA Guergana, PhD

Associate Professor - Programme Director Msc in Marketing Management
Marketing

DE KEYSER Arne, PhD

Assistant Professor
Marketing

LIOUKAS Constantinos, PhD

Associate Professor
Strategy

MACÉ Serge, PhD

Associate Professor - Coordinator for Finance & Economics Courses, EDHEC Master - Coordinator of the Department of Economics and Finance
Economics

LUMBERS Charles, PhD (ABD)

Associate Professor
Entrepreneurship, Strategy

MONNET Bertrand

Research Director, Holder of the chair Criminal Risks Management

PELGRIN Florian, PhD

Professor
Economics

PRADIES Camille, PhD

Assistant Professor
Management

RINALDI-LARRIBE Marie-José, PhD

Associate Professor

ROQUILLY Christophe, PhD

Associate Dean for Faculty and Research - Professor - Director of LegalEdhec Research Centre, Co-Head of LL.M Law & Tax Management
Law

SEQUEIRA Isabelle

Professor - Head of MSc Creative Business / Coordinator for Culture & Society Courses, EDHEC Master & EDHEC BBA / Head of Culture & Society
Culture

VANHAMME Joëlle, PhD

Professor
Marketing

UHLANER Lorraine, PhD

Professor
Entrepreneurship, Family Business

VAN PETEGHEM Vincent, PhD

Associate Professor - Head of Pedagogical Innovation
Operations Management

VERRIEST Arnt, PhD

Associate Professor
Accounting

VERY Philippe, PhD

Head of Faculty (Management & Strategy) & Professor
Strategy

WITTE Anne, PhD

Professor - Assistant Dean, Intercontinental Honours Track & International Academic Affairs
Culture

 Public policies and state aid are strong in the arts and cultural sector in France as in many other European countries. The business model of many organizations has taken into account such a legal and financial environment. Yet, the combined effect of new theoretical approaches and increased pressure on public spending have induced dramatic changes in both the political framework and the means of national and local governments.
Therefore, management of arts and cultural organizations requires understanding such evolutions and implementing adequate response to meet the challenges ahead. You will learn how to navigate these political and financial issues and to integrate different operational objectives.

 The creative economy is increasingly important to economic well-being. So much so, that human creativity now appears to be the ultimate economic resource, particularly thanks to the development of a wide range of “creative industries”.
Inspired by cultural industries and the hi-tech sectors, this stream is also expanding to social and sustainable innovation, where the development of creative capabilities appears as an adaptive answer to the complex challenges and issues of our “post-normal times”.
This course aims at introduce and present the creative economy. You will learn to reflect upon its expansion beyond so-called “creative industries”. And address its mainstreaming and effects on the strategy and management of organizations and institutions.

 This course aims at developing an historical, conceptual and empirical synthesis on the “creative economy” through its emergence, expansions, and disruptions. You will learn the effects of the creative economy on the identities, strategies, values-models, structures, and processes of creative and innovative organizations. It introduces three main analytical frameworks:

  • The creative “knowledge-ideas-values” chain
  • The creative and innovative organizations as “creative powerhouses”
  • The “Upperground-Middleground-Underground” spatial and cognitive structure of creative ecosystems
  • Creative leadership and managerial capabilities

 Creative companies, whose goal is to sell the content they produce (entertainment, publishing etc.) are often most human-dependant companies. This can make them difficult to manage or generate a sustainable competitive advantage. 
Using a simple model to focus on the “talent” of the company, you will be able to develop a critical analysis of content-based businesses, and create a sharp and agile business plan.

 As the famous song by Irving Berlin goes, “There is no business like show business”. Well, there is certainly no Industry like the Entertainment Industry either.
The course will highlight the specifics of the Entertainment Industry (Movies, Music, Video games etc.), and why working in it is definitely a unique experience – for better or worse. Ultimately it shall help you answer the question: am I up for the unique job of managing Creative Talents?

Innovation and creation are two crucial elements for the understanding of innovation value assessment (IVA) or even the goodwill of an activity.

The main objective of the course is to help you to see how you can contribute to the development of the intangible assets of a company. You will learn the necessary rules and development trends to manage the creative and innovation issues of a Fashion, Food or Fragrance business, where innovation and creation are in the core of the intangible assets strategy.

 This course will teach you to understand and discuss the interactions between human rights standards and transnational companies’ activities and goals, in a globalized context. The course presents and discusses the contemporary debates, within political philosophy, on the nature of human rights and on global justice.
You will discover the specific responsibilities of political institutions, non-governmental organizations and multinational companies, particularly those related to specific sectors like the entertainment industry, publishing, and art. You will learn about implementation problems and ongoing political and diplomatic tension in the current institutional setting.

 The goal of the course is to understand the challenges that new markets, delivery channels and business models are bringing to the provision of financial services and to the regulatory and legal environment.  You will learn about the legal and non legal concepts related to intellectual property within the creative industries. The course will enable you to better comprehend issues such as copyright in an increasingly complex and global world. 

 The course introduces you to:

  • The core concepts of Access to Finance, Financial Inclusion and Microfinance for sustainable social and economic development. You will discover both the economic side for enterprise creation and growth, and the personal and social side, access to savings and insurance services, to fair credit, and how these concepts influence development aide.
  • You will learn about Values-based banking. What is it? How values-based banks differ from traditional lending institutions.
  • You will gain an understanding of the Art Market and the opportunities for new business models and players within this market, the geographical development within emerging markets, and the growing use of art as an investment and a tool for portfolio diversification.

 The objective of this course is to mobilize the concepts of "way of life" and "lifestyle" as an analytical framework to understand social practices and their evolution in the contemporary world. You will learn to address and answer the following questions:

  • How are social practices and lifestyle related to each other?
  • How do social practices, lifestyle and identity influence each other?
  • How does lifestyle manifest in everyday practices?
  • How do lifestyles change?
  • How do lifestyle trends influence product design and promotion?

 The objective of this course is to understand solidarity and Non-Profit Organizations through international cooperation, humanitarian action, and development policies in terms of structures, management, communication, governance, to keep on following the complexity of global evolution (history, professionalism, operational set up, new counterparts).

 The objective of this course is to respond proactively to the growing importance of social enterprises, creative industry and civil society organizations in the global economy.  You will learn the importance for founders, managers and actors of the creative industry and the social sector entities to master skills in dealing with the media, including social media. This course will teach you the role and function of media in the creative industry and not-for-profit/social sector. And give you the tools to approach media organizations and react to media requests effectively.

The course addresses best practices in lobbying/fundraising and giving. Techniques for private and corporate foundations. You will learn about the budgeting, investment, taxation and risk constraints and opportunities that characterised by non-profits.

 This course will teach you the main trends of the emerging field of social entrepreneurship as well as giving you the tools needed to build a meaningful career.
You will explore the new strategies, ideas and organisations meeting social needs (working conditions, education, health, etc.), while at the same time extending and improving civil society.

Business Ethics

The seminar will instruct you how to better frame ethical issues related to business and the economy, and to become more aware of the philosophical questions which underlie individual and collective decisions. You will learn about the practical implementation of ethical standards in business by participating in the Lille World Forum (forum for a responsible and sustainable economy).

Career Center

EDHEC Career Centre helps you to master your career plan.

The Career Centre organises numerous training and recruitment events, on- and off-campus, to prepare you for challenging international recruitment processes and to help you network with potential employers. We also oversee the Talent Identification & Career Development (TI&CD) programme; a simulation of a real-life assessment centre that helps you to define and achieve your career goals. Unique in Europe, the TI&CD programme evaluates and assesses your strengths and areas of improvement on 10 managerial competencies defined by international recruiters. The Career Centre in concert with the TI&CD programme gives you the skills to find your first job and ensures that you are prepared to excel once employed. 

The EDHEC Career Centre is a one-stop-shop for career development. It offers an integrated career programme designed for you to define and achieve your career goals: the Talent Identification & Career Development (TI&CD) programme.

Fine-tune your career plan. The Career Centre helps you design your job-search strategy and assess your recent work experience and managerial competencies. The TI&CD programme, unique in Europe, evaluates and assesses your strengths and areas of improvement based on 8 managerial competencies defined by international recruiters. The TI&CD is a real career booster enabling EDHEC students to assess and hone their managerial competencies to be particularly efficient in their first job.

 

List of services Career Center provides:

  • Individual career counselling (on campus, via phone, via skype) with internal and external counsellors
  • Help to define career goals and search strategy
  • CV and CL correction in English and French
  • Career training and workshops (CV, CL, application forms, interview skills, networking, social media, personal branding, etc.)
  • TI&CD
  • Graduate Programmes
  • On-campus events
  • Off-campus events
  • Website with plenty of career resources
  • Placement reports
  • The Teaching Factory concept

Every year EDHEC Career Centre organises a number of events throughout the year to give its students an opportunity to learn about job and internship opportunities offered by companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations where they might like to work with.

  • 120 corporate events across campuses
  • +110 companies at our Paris Career Fair
  • 40 companies, of which 50% are international, at our Finance Career Days
  • International Graduate Programme Day
  • Industry-specific events: luxury, audit, marketing, etc.
  • Explora Digital Certificate.

Learn more about the various events organised by career center department. 

Programme Insights

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  • APPLICATION FEES : €100
  • FEES : €19 200
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE : 30 JUNE 2018

► Please Note : Applications are received and evaluated on a rolling basis until 30th of June 2018.

Fees include : 
  • Tuition fees
  • Access to the EDHEC Career Centre with personal career coaching during your studies and for the duration of your professional life
  • Access, as a matriculating student, to on-campus facilities (incubator, learning centre, sports facilities, etc.)
  • Lifetime access to the EDHEC Alumni community
  • Administrative fees

 We are looking for intellectual talent with a history of achieving high-level goals. 

♦  3-year bachelor degree or higher (or equivalent)
♦  Excellent academic profile
♦  Acceptable English proficiency tests/certificates (TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS)

  • TOEFL Internet based ≥ 95
  • TOEIC ≥ 815
  • IELTS ≥ 6.5
  • Cambridge Test of English > CPE

 English native speakers or those holding a degree taught in English (minimum 3 years) are eligible for an English Test waiver.

Admission to the EDHEC Master programmes is highly selective. Normal entrance requirements include: a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited school, college, or university; academic excellence; superior scholastic potential (certified by GMAT, GRE, Tage Mage or CAT scores); and English language proficiency. Admission decisions are made on the basis of your overall profile as reflected in the application pack.

Successful  candidates come from a wide range of education backgrounds and experiences. They also display distinguished academic excellence, strong analytical skills, interpersonal competencies, international awareness, have proven motivation to undertake the programme, the capacity to make significant contributions to EDHEC Business School’s learning environment, and the potential to succeed as professionals, managers and leaders in the related field of study. The Selection Committee relies heavily on profiles, motivation letters, recommendation letters, and CVs.

The online service will enable you to apply for every Masters programme offered at EDHEC Business School - Master in Management (MiM) or Master of Science (MSc). Your application file will be processed by the Admissions Team and sent to the Selection Committee for appraisal. You will be informed by email of the evolution of your file including the final decision.

♦  If you are a new user, you must create your account / Sign up.
♦  If you already have an account (candidate EDHEC student), please jump directly to step 5 by clicking on the "Apply online" button. It means you are already in the system, so there is no need to "create your account".
♦  After creating your own account you will receive a validation e-mail. Click on the link provided in this mail to activate your account.
♦  You will then receive a confirmation containing your personal login and password.
♦  Once you register or if you already have a valid EDHEC account, access the online-application form and enter your login.

♦  Download the Application File

♦  Download the Scholarship & Financial Aid Form
♦  Download the Recommendation Letter Template
♦ The list of all the documents required can be found here

♦  To avoid losing your information during your application, please do not refresh the current page or go back to the previous one without saving your application first.
♦  Your application may be done in several stages. The information entered each time will not be lost.
♦  Before going to the tab "Payment", please check that you have not forgotten any element of your application file and that all the information is correct. Further modifications will not be possible after payment has been made.
♦  Application fees must be paid online.
♦  After validation, your application will reach to the final stage and no reimbursement will be possible, even in the event of your withdrawal.
♦  If you encounter any technical problems during the completion of your online application, please send an email to: Contact_iol@edhec.edu
♦  Important Note: Please use only ONE email address to submit your Online Application and to communicate with the Admissions team.

 

EDHEC offers various scholarships & financial aids based on merit and financial need of the student. The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs also offers a large number of grants and scholarships. Lastly, students accepted to EDHEC are entitled to apply for private loans to cover the cost of their tuition fees.

The EIFFEL Scholarship offers financial support to high-achieving international candidates. It awards about €1200 per month. The scholarship is financed and managed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Who can apply:

Any students under 30 years with an excellence profile:

  • GMAT 650 or above (GRE accepted). Please note that it is not mandatory for programmes not requiring this GMAT test. 
  • Excellent academic records (GPA)
  • Strong motivation and clear objectives
  • Awards, previous scholarships, achievements etc.

When is the deadline: Complete applications must be sent to EDHEC before 1st December

More information:

EDHEC offers scholarships to support high-profile candidates based on the excellence of their academic profile, impressive experience and extracurricular activities. A request for financial aid must be made at the time of application via the Financial Aid & Scholarship Form.

  • Excellence Scholarship: tuition reduction of 30%
  • Distinction Scholarship: tuition reduction 20%
  • Foundation Scholarship: tuition reduction of 15%

Who can apply:

EDHEC scholarships are reserved for applicants with excellent profiles:

  • High GMAT score
  • Excellent GPA
  • Impressive extracurricular activities / memberships

When is the deadline:

  • Excellence Scholarship: before March 31st.
  • Distinction Scholarship: before June 30th.
  • Foundation Scholarship: before June 30th.

More information

 

for Indian Students

The Co-Financed Scholarship is a joint initiative of EDHEC Business School & Embassy of France in India. This scholarship is offered to two Indian students (2 scholarships of 50% for MiM Programmes) with an excellent academic background and clear career objectives. 

Who can apply: Indian students who have been accepted into EDHEC's Master in Management programmes with high ranks from our selection committee.

When is the deadline: Students should complete their application file before 31st March and if accepted, must confirm their seats before 21st April.

More information

 

for Russian Students

The Co-Financed Scholarship is a joint initiative of EDHEC Business School & Embassy of France in Russia. This scholarship is offered to the Russian citizens and to Russian students (1 scholarship of 100% for MSc programes) graduated from Russian Universities with an excellent academic background, clear academic vison and career objectives.

Who can apply: Russian students who have been accepted with high ranks from our faculty in one of EDHEC’s 1-year MSc programmes. 

When is the deadline: Students (applying for MSc programme) should complete their application file before 31st March and if accepted, must confirm their seats before 21st April.

More information

 

French Embassies offer a number of scholarships which are available for excellent students from all over the world. 

More information: Please contact the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in your country 

 

Campus France is a French national agency for the promotion of higher education, international student services, and international mobility. Campus France manages CampusBourses, a grant search engine that is an essential tool for financing your education in France.

More information: CampusBourses: grant search engine 

 

Les Bourses sur Critères Sociaux: This scholarship is available for both French and international students living in France for more than 2 years with very low income.

More information: Les Bourses sur Critères Sociaux (in French) 

ALBANIA

BELARUS

BOLIVIA

BULGARIA

CANADA

CHILE

CHINA

COLOMBIA

CROATIA

 

CYPRUS

EGYPT

 

EL SALVADOR

ESTONIA

FINLAND 

FRANCE 

  • By Fongecif: EDHEC has particularly close ties with Société Generale, BNP Paribas, LCL and HSBC. 

GEORGIA 

 

GERMANY 

  • Apply to: Deutscher; Akademischer Austauschdienst e. V. (DAAD) Referat 312 , Postfach 200 404, D-53134
  • By EDHEC exclusively for e-fellows.net students and Master Day participants
  • By BAföG

GREECE 

GUATEMALA 

HUNGARY 

INDIA 

INDONESIA 

 

IVORY COAST

 

JAPAN 

LATVIA

 

MACEDONIA

MEXICO

MOLDOVA 

 

NETHERLANDS

 

PAKISTAN

 

POLAND

 

ROMANIA

 

RUSSIA

 

SERBIA

 

SINGAPORE

 

SLOVAKIA

 

SLOVENIA

 

SOUTH KOREA

SPAIN

 

SWEDEN

 

TAIWAN

 

THAILAND

 

TURKEY

 

UNITED KINGDOM

 

UKRAINE

 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

VIETNAM

The International Students Office helps international students to resolve any administrative or transitional tasks (visa application, accommodation, insurance etc.) during their stay in France. 

Discover the International Students Office website

What are the deadlines to apply for the programmes?

  • 30th June

Do you accept scanned documents?

  • Yes, you can make scanned colour copies of the documents required.

Should the application file and the two recommendation letters be typed or written freehand?

  • Recommendation letters: our templates can be used or written freehand.

Will I have an interview with the Programme Manager?

  • There is no interview for students applying for our MIM or MSc programmes unless the Programme Manager thinks it is necessary.

Can I apply for more than one programme?

  • It is possible to apply for two programmes.  A separate motivation letter is required for each programme.

  • English proficiency test
  • What are the expected scores?
  • TOEFL =>95 (/120)
  • TOEIC =>815 (/990)
  • IELTS => 6.5 (/9.0)
  • Cambridge Test of English => CPE

What is the EDHEC's institution code for the TOEFL?

  • Code: 0663

Can I apply for a waiver?

  • Waivers apply for native-English speakers and for those who have studied in English.

What's the difference between the MiM and MSc?

  • The EDHEC Master in Management is a 2-year programme designed for students under 29 seeking to increase their general management skills. Also known as "Grande Ecole", the programme awards students a double degree: Year 1: Master in Management degree and Year 2: Master of Science degree
  • Our MSc are specialised programmes accessible to students who wish to acquire a new knowledge in a specific field or further strengthen their existing expertise.


Is there any help for students on campus regarding housing?

  • Once officially enrolled, you will be assisted to find a suitable accommodation either in the EDHEC residence or in privately owned flats. You will also have access to our Blackboard system in which you will find much needed information to prepare your move to France. EDHEC's International Office is familiar with the VISA formalities of most countries and will provide you with the necessary papers. You may contact the International Office to express your concerns about your visa application, provided you have already checked the necessary pages on the Welcome Guide and contacted your local Embassay first. One of the requirements for most VISA applications is proof of accommodation in France. Again the international Office is on hand to provide you with a list of apartments, halls of residence and other types of housing according to your criteria. You can even "visit" them virtually using our new Housing website. The team will do everything they can to make arrangements with the owner and secure your reservation. It will also pick you up from the airport on your day of arrival (when possible) and take you directly to your new home.

 

GRE and Tage Mage accepted. CAT also accepted for Indian students only.

What is the EDHEC's code for GMAT?

  • MiM: "3QQWQ36"
  • MSc: "3QQWQ01"

Is GMAT compulsory?

  • The GMAT test is compulsory. Applicants with a solid work experience may apply for a waiver. However, GMAT waivers remain exceptional.

Why is GMAT compulsory?

  • EDHEC is accredited EQUIS, AASCSB and AMBA. We are obliged to maintain high quality among students and the GMAT is a good measure of this quality.

Can I add an unofficial GMAT score report to my application file?

  • You will get an unofficial score report immediately after the test and which you sould send to the admissions office. This document will provisionally be accepted in your application file.

Can I send the application file and sit the GMAT later?

  • Yes, but you do need to indicate the test date that you have set in your application file In this case, your application file will be kept in a waiting file until receipt of your scores.

EDHEC offers scholarships and financial aid to candidates with excellent profiles. External financial aid is also available to EDHEC applicants.

What is the EIFFEL Scholarship?

  • The EIFFEL Scholarship programme offers financial support to high-potential candidates of over € 1000 per month. Applications for the EIFFEL Scholarship need to be submitted to EDHEC before December 1st.


When the tuition fees must be paid?

  • Once accepted by the Selection Committee, you will receive by email a tuition fees payment's schedule. You must make your first payment in order to secure your seat into the programme and get your enrolment letter.

How does the financial aid apply to the tuition fees?

  • Financial aid applies to the second and third instalment for the MSc programme and to the second, third and fourth instalment for the MIM programme.

What is the EDHEC Career Center?

  • The Student Career Centre is dedicated to help students find a job or an internship. The Centre receives every year over 14 000 job and internship offers.

Complementary courses in French are offered to all international students enrolled in our MSc programmes. Our French classes cover all learning levels, from complete beginner to advanced study. The goal is to support your acculturation to French culture and give you the linguistic foundation—grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing and listening—to express yourself in the French language.

  • Class Size: 15 students per group
  • Contact Hours: 8 hours per week
  • Qualifications of the instructors: courses are delivered by an officially accredited French language teaching institution

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This MSc has been specifically designed to target the competencies required by top-tier consulting firms and corporate strategy departments.
This specialist marketing programme designed for young passionate graduates and professionals seeking top marketing management positions.
This programme will equip you, as entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs with the competencies to create and manage global enterprises.