The MSc in Global & Sustainable Business provides you with state-of-the-art competences for generating profitable and sustainable business growth. You will learn to analyse complex and multi-faceted business environments, and to develop competitive advantages throughout the value chain. The programme offers in-depth courses on global business disciplines, managerial competences, and industries where sustainability is material. The MSc in Global & Sustainable Business will prepare you to build a healthy environment and an inclusive society by creating global business solutions for tomorrow’s economy.
Location: Lille Campus
Start Date: Early Sept-20
Deadline to apply: 30-Jun-20
EDHEC’s MSc in Global & Sustainable Business programme has signed a corporate sponsorship agreement with energy provider Butagaz, starting in September 2019. Butagaz, part of DCC plc, supplies liquified petroleum gas (LPG), natural gas, electricity, and wood pellets to more than 5 million households in France. Emmanuel Trivin, Butagaz CEO and Emmanuel Métais, EDHEC Dean, signed the partnership on 4 September in front of MSc students in Lille. Emmanuel Trivin took the opportunity to engage with MSc students in a one-and-a-half-hour Q&A session on topics from Butagaz’s strategy to his career path, role and personal motivations as CEO.
“As a corporation, our aim is to grow sustainably and profitably,” Mr Trivin said. “We are embracing the energy transition and it’s effectively changing the business. We are diversifying our portfolio of energy sources, products and services. Our business model is transitioning from selling energy to helping consumers save energy.”
By sponsoring the MSc in Global & Sustainable Business, Butagaz is strengthening its relationship with EDHEC and investing in tomorrow’s business executives. “Last year, we participated in the Explora certificates,” Mr Trivin said. “EDHEC students helped us find solutions to issues we were facing. Looking ahead, sponsoring the MSc in Global & Sustainable Business is another great opportunity for students to continue taking part in our innovation centre.”
Over the course of the next academic year, two Butagaz executives will deliver courses on real case studies. The partnership will also include two four-month projects, with students working closely with Butagaz, in groups of four, on topics related to corporate social responsibility and energy sobriety. Projects will have cross-over contributions to courses including ‘Innovation Policies for a Sustainable Energy Sector’.
Bastiaan Van der Linden, Programme Director of the MSc in Global & Sustainable Business, says that students will find Butagaz to be “an excellent example of how businesses today shape their strategy, including the issue of sustainability.” The partnership “ties in perfectly with Butagaz’ open innovation strategy and reveals how EDHEC’s research for business strategy works.”
Beyond its academic potential, this partnership is also a talent-sourcing opportunity for students, EDHEC and Butagaz. “These projects will help us identify talented students who could join Butagaz or its shareholder DCC’s graduate programme,” says Mr Trivin. “We will certainly be engaging in talent sourcing.”
Sept – May: academic courses / June onwards: work experience
♦ 1-year full-time programme taught entirely in English
♦ +15 core courses
♦ Talent Identification & Career Development (TI&CD)
♦ 3-6 month internship / work placement
♦ Master Project
♦ French Classes
♦ Corporate Strategy
♦ Health / Beauty
♦ Food & Agricultue
♦ Process and Performance Management
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.
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.
*This data (2018-2019) is derived from MSc in Global Business that preceded MSc in Global & Sustainable Business.
“The MSc is about fostering knowledge, intellectual creativity and ambition to address major global business challenges for which there is no easy answer, no template. It’s about forging business solutions for the future that are both sustainable and profitable. We want the programme to be inspiring to students and beneficial to industry.”
Our teaching methods aim 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
♦ Blended learning
♦ Applied learning
♦ Personal performance coaching
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> Corporate Strategy for International Business: you will learn to solve corporate global challenges. By focusing on what makes some corporate strategies, strong and viable, while others remain weak and vulnerable, you will develop the ability to measure the impact of change and other important environmental forces on the opportunities for establishing and sustaining corporate advantage.
> Global Finance: you will learn the key concepts of socially responsible finance and corporate finance within the current financial markets' framework and understand opportunity and risk pertaining to global transactions in global environments (risk, foreign exchange, capital flows, budgeting, and financial management, ESG integration, SRI, decarbonisation of Investment portfolios...).
> International Operations: you will gain the knowledge necessary to build a sustainable supply chain. Both technical and strategic, supply chain learning is a hands-on multi-competency module.
> Global Marketing Strategy: you will learn how to develop international marketing strategies such as segmentation, targeting and positioning in an increasingly complex global environment. You will discuss different challenges and opportunities facing the current practice of global marketing including the relationship between marketing and sustainability.
> Procurement: procurement and strategic sourcing expertise are crucial in today‘s competitive landscape. The course will provide you with the right skill-set to directly start in strategic procurement positions.
> Country risk analysis: after having taken this course, you will be able to make well-grounded strategic decisions that maximize business opportunities while minimizing risks, by understanding how firms assess and mitigate country risk and, by having a holistic comprehension of the various types of macro and micro risk within countries.
> Negotiation: you will be fully prepared for international negotiations, thanks to methods to conduct them step by step.
> International Business Law: you will learn how to assess a situation within an international legal environment and create value. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to demonstrate the agility to integrate legal issues into business and strategic decisions and build constructive and fruitful interactions with lawyers.
> Business Ethics: after an introduction to ethics and to the main approaches to ethical decision making, you will gain more specific insights on ethics questions related to contexts such as globalisation and responsible leadership. You will participate in the Lille World Forum and interview and write the best practices of one of the speakers.
> Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Business and Society: this course will enable you to understand the impacts of AI, separate the vision from the practical application. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to assess the impact of AI on current industrial models, identify the ethical challenges and risks of incorporating AI in a corporate strategy and, articulate recommendations to create value in specific industries.
> Mitigating Illicit Business: far from being exotic nor trivial, illicit business has become strategic for top managers, since it can impact any company in all of its dimensions: revenues, brand, IP, assets, products, resources, strategy, governance, and of course, people. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to identify the efficient risk management solutions for companies exposed to economic crime.
> Research Methods for Business: this course prepares for your Master's thesis. It comprises the full research cycle, from problem definition to reporting, using assignments to develop a research proposal that can be used (if so desired by the students) as a starting point for the students’ thesis project.
> Leadership: you will study the practice of leadership, i.e., the art and science of influencing and motivating people. You will learn to manage teams and projects.
> Innovation Policies for Sustainable Energy Sector: you will learn to analyse the choices that organisations make in terms of sustainability focusing on energy issues. Upon completion of the course, you should be able to combine basic theoretical concepts associated with innovation, policy, and economics into an integrated framework and to apply this integrated framework to specific cases in the energy sector.
> Driving a Sustainable Food Revolution - Using Business as a Force for Good: designed around 3 seminars, this course will enable you to analyse, and assess potential business solutions for the food sector. It will help to picture how sustainability can/should trigger new business responses and solutions and therefore, challenge the traditional wisdom and shade lights on their future role as sustainability leaders.
> Circular Fashion: Design as a Catalyst for Transformation: this course will provide you with a holistic perspective on the challenges and opportunities of fashioning the future of the textile industry. You will learn how they themselves can become changemakers, by adjusting their user behaviour, re-valuing their clothes and developing solutions to tackle the biggest issues.
> Green future for Real-estate Development: you will know how to apply a contextual and practical approach for defining scenarios for use, transformation and integration with physical planning and urban/suburban/rural situations.
> Creating Sustainable Transport and Mobility: you will learn to analyse transport and mobility cases and identify aspects for increasing sustainability.
> The Future of Healthy Business: this course focuses on developments that will influence global health in the coming decades and will enable students to view the business of health from a perspective other than that of the big pharma industry.
The MSc in Global & Sustainable Business is offered at EDHEC’s Lille campus which is situated in the European region often considered the home of global & sustainable business practices. A study tour in countries such as Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands, allows participants to experience the latest global & sustainable business practices.
EDHEC Career Centre helps you to master your career plan.
A dedicated team 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.
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 Centre provides:
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.
Learn more about the various events organised by the career centre department.
► Please Note: Applications are received and evaluated on a rolling basis until 30th of June 2020.
We are looking for intellectual talent with a history of achieving high-level goals.
♦ 3-year bachelor degree or higher (or equivalent)
♦ GMAT≥ 550 or GRE or Tage Mage or CAT* official test score report. (CAT* for Indian students only).
♦ Acceptable English proficiency tests/certificates (TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS)
► 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.
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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:
When is the deadline: Complete applications must be sent to EDHEC before 1st December
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.
Who can apply:
EDHEC scholarships are reserved for applicants with excellent profiles:
When is the deadline:
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.
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.
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
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The International Students Office helps international students to resolve any administrative or transitional tasks (visa application, accommodation, insurance etc.) during their stay in France.
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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.