The Grande École program was ISC Paris’ first program, developed in 1963. It gives students an overview of corporate life, and the interactions between the various corporate roles; as a student, you will develop unique skills in the specialization of your choice.
The Grande École program prepares you to lead projects, and to work in a team with multi-skilled professionals in a business unit, or in a newly-founded company. You will learn how to dive into your role in the specialized environment of a multicultural company facing the challenges of sustainable development and technological innovation, faced by all modern professions and organizations.
Our instructional approach will help you develop your “situational intelligence” through experience based on a solid management science foundation.
Our Grande École program is recognized as one of the top international Masters in Management programs. We award Master degrees (high school + five years) and are accredited by AACSB, AMBA, and EPAS.
The Grande École program is offered at both our Paris and Orléans campuses; you will be immersed in a unique student experience, in a rich and diverse educational ecosystem that will help your talents and projects thrive.
Strengths of the ISC Paris Grande École program
- You will join a select group--France’s top business and management schools.
You will earn a French government-approved Master degree (high school + five years) at a school accredited by AACSB, AMBA,and EPAS.
You can choose between our traditional curriculum and our work-study curriculum beginning in your second year.
Your classes will be taught by highly skilled professors.
You can personalize your curriculum through a wide array of specializations.
You can take advantage of multiple university exchanges and dual degrees in more than 42 countries and more than 135 partner universities.
You can be part of an association system that is completely integrated into the curriculum, including more than 100 projects per year.
You will receive individualized support for your career plans and job search.
You can study at either of our two campuses: Paris or Orléans
You have access to Harvard Business Publishing’s e-learning curriculum
A customized educational experience
A business and management Grande École’s primary purpose is to guarantee you the best possible career prospects after you graduate. At ISC Paris, each student is unique. And therefore, everyone’s educational program is unique.
The ISC Paris program during your first two years covers every aspect of management, with a particular focus on the human factor, multicultural awareness, and project management skills.
This curriculum helps you progressively develop unique skills in the area of your choice.
Specialization begins after the second year of your program.
In your third year, you can choose a specialization that will allow you to refine your focus and succeed in your chosen career plans.
Whether you choose our traditional program or our work/study program, the ISC Paris Grande École program ensures that you will have exemplary job prospects and a fulfilling career path.
The ISC Paris Grande École program is a three-year program, with a generalist core program during the first two years, and a specialized program during the third year.
Year 1 (Pre-Master): Developing your overview of a corporation
Generalist program/ Generalist Full English / Audit and control expertise
-Focuses on the fundamentals of management
-Learning about corporations and their practices
-Option to choose the Expert assessment/Audit/Control track during semester 2 (for the EAC specialization)
Year 2 (Master 1): Choose your curriculum
Generalist or Generalist Full English / International university / Expert assessment/Audit and control / Entrepreneurial track / Work-study
-Refining your skills
-Applying your skills
-Personalize your curriculum with a pre-specialization in semester 2
Year 3 (Master 2) Emphasize your unique qualities
Specialization / International University / Work/Study or traditional program
Pre-requisites for the Expert Assessment, Audit, and Control track – second year (Master 1):
-Have completed a three-year university degree (such as a Licence or Bachelor) with a specialization in accounting/finance/management or a DCG (Diploma in Accounting and Management)
-Review of academic transcripts
Pre-requisites for the International Track – second year (Master 1):
-Solid level in English (evaluation/test before final acceptance).
Specializations that help you stand out
ISC Paris offers you a customized Grande École program. After your second year, you can choose a specialization from one of ISC Paris’ three main areas of expertise: Marketing, Management and Finance.
An international perspective: the heart of our programs and our campuses
ISC Paris emphasizes the importance of adding an international perspective to your professional profile. This allows you to develop the professional and cultural skills that you need to understand our globalized world.
Today’s economic challenges happen on a global scale, whether they involve managing clients, supplier relationships, or competition between companies. The ISC Paris Grande École program allows you to work, grow, and thrive anywhere in the world.
A customized international passport
To add an international component to your professional profile, you will be required to complete your ISC Paris International Passport through an academic exchange and/or a work experience (internship, fixed-term contract, international volunteer contract, etc.)
We have various resources available to help you:
- English is required and you have the option to add another language
TOEIC and TOEFL preparation during years one and two; option to take the tests on campus
Full English program : Choose from among five other languages: English, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese.
Academic exchange for one or two semesters at one of our 135 partner universities.
Dual degree with international partner universities at the Bachelor or Master level.
International internships (minimum four months)
To complete your International Passport and earn your ISC Paris diploma, you must:
- Score at least a 785 on the TOEIC or a 79 on the TOEFL.
Complete an internship or exchange for at least four months at an international partner university.
A 100% English curriculum
The ISC Paris “Full English” program allows you to take all of your first and second-year courses in English. This is a unique opportunity to practice your English on a daily basis, improve your professional vocabulary and study together with international students.
This program is the ideal launch pad for studying at our top international partner universities.
Note: there are a limited number of places available in this program.
You will have the opportunity to spend at least 38 months outside France, and you’ll have a truly diverse experience.
The “Full English” program allows you to spend:
- 12 months doing internships in companies outside France.
14 months doing academic exchanges at two different international partner universities, leading to a dual degree.
International exchanges that earn ECTS credits
To continue to the next year of the program, you must earn a minimum number of ECTS credits per year: 30 credits per semester and 60 credits for a year of international study.
Once ISC Paris receives documentation that you have successfully completed your courses at the host university, your credits are transferred to ISC Paris. Before leaving, you will sign a Learning Agreement that serves as the basis for transferring your credits to ISC Paris.
ISC Paris recommends that you study two languages other than French, aiming toward successfully completing language proficiency exams.
All students selected for an academic exchange must meet two criteria: academic performance and language skills. For example, students must pass a certified language proficiency exam such as the TOEFL or TOIEC, depending on the partner university’s criteria.
A cosmopolitan campus
At ISC Paris, you are in constant contact with students from over 54 countries, without having to travel!
Our Paris campus hosts more than 300 international exchange students. This offers you a unique opportunity to learn about other cultures, and other ways of life, while taking advantage of all that Paris has to offer.
Tuition and fees for 2020/2021
- 11,300 euros
- Year 2, traditional program
- 11,500 euros
- Year 2, work/study program
- Paid by corporate employer
- Gap year
- 2,000 euros
- Year 3, traditional program
- 11,500 euros
- Year 3, work/study program
- Paid by corporate employer
- Year 3, dual degree
- 11,500 euros and partner university’s fees
For questions about paying for your education, please consult the information in the Tuition section.