Angéline PINGLOT, Head of Bachelor in International Management
The Bachelor in International Management at ESC Clermont in France is a 3-year programme taught entirely in English and accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research that offers students solid grounding in the main fields of business and management as well as hands-on practical training. The undergraduate programme has a highly international curriculum. Students are prepared for successfully entering the business world through the various experiences of obtaining a double-degree abroad, and taking on internships during each year of the programme.
The bachelor degree is designed for students preparing their High School Diploma and who are seeking to receive an educational course and training in the different areas of Business and Management to enter the business world and pursue an international career.
Taught in English: The international programme is entirely taught in English. A French and English track is also available.
International experiences: Access to 21 international double-degree destinations and 51 exchange destinations
Integrate in the professional world: Do various internships during each year of study to prepare for starting your business career. Carry out various business cases, company projects, and group work during the course..
Admission Requirements for International Students
High School Diploma
Proficiency in English (Official TOEFL score of 550 at least or equivalent : IELTS (6,0), TOEFL IBT, Cambridge English, TOEIC (750))
Economic and Legal Environment Accounting Marketing Communication Cultural Development & Foreign Languages Digital Culture & Communication Corporate Social Responsibility Project French (beginners to intermediate and advanced level)
Economic & Legal Environment Analytical Accounting Marketing An Introduction to Management Cultural Development & Foreign Languages Digital Culture & Communication Internship French (beginners to intermediate and advanced level)
Finance Human Resources Management Digital Culture & Statistics Cultural Development & Foreign Languages International Business Experiential & Social Knowledge Project French (beginners to intermediate and advanced level)
Finance Human Resources Management Cultural Development & Foreign Languages Specialization Tracks International Business Internship French (beginners to intermediate and advanced level)
Cross Cultural Management Business Ethics Strategy & International Development Business Negotiation 1 Business Intelligence 1 Foreign Language and Cultural Development – French
Option : Choose up to 2 courses from the following list
E-Business Strategies/ Web Marketing Web Site Development Economic Globalization – Trends and Risks Entrepreneurial Export Import Project Asia (Full-year students only)
Cross Cultural Management & Welcome International Economics and Finance Cross Cultural Management Export & Import Trading Sales Organization Foreign Language and Cultural Development – French Personal Branding
Option : Choose up to 2 courses from the following list
Entrepreneurial Export Import Project Asia (Full-year exchange students only) Digital Marketing Business Intelligence 2 Business Negotiation 2
The programme assures a unique international experience for each student through the teaching of different languages and cultures, lectures given by multicultural professors, and the various options to go abroad for exchange or double-degree.
Our Business School is committed to equipping students with the linguistic skills and cultural awareness needed to succeed in their future business positions in France, Europe or anywhere else in the world. The goal is that students become fluent in at least two foreign languages by their graduation.
From the first year, international students have access to the 100% English curriculum. For francophones, there is also an option available where both English and French are the languages of instruction.
For international students, there are French classes given to improve their language competencies and help them integrate into the French culture. That is in addition to the Business English courses.
Third year – dual-degree: 21 international destinations
Applying for an exchange semester or obtaining a double-degree is subject to the obtaining of a TOEFL score of 550 or equivalent.
Students are encouraged to spend their last year in one of the partner universities of ESC Clermont to obtain a double degree in one of our partner institutions abroad. Obtaining a double degree allows the students to acquire further business knowledge, improve their language and interpersonal skills, and increase their career prospects within multinational enterprises.
Internships form an essential part of the study curriculum at the Business School. Students can carry out an internships in France or abroad. Students carry out a 2-month internship in the first year and a 5-month internship in their second year. Therefore, by the end of the programme, each student acquires a minimum of 7 months of work experience. Students also have the possibility to do an optional internship in the third and final year of the Bachelor programme.
The aim of the internships:
Provide our young graduates with professional experience during their Bachelor studies.
Acquire new skills while developing existing ones.
Bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and best professional practices
Gain added value that is attractive for companies who are looking for experienced candidates.
Admission Requirements for International students:
High School Diploma
Proficiency in English (Official TOEFL score of 550 at least, or equivalent: IELTS (6,0), TOEFL IBT, Cambridge English, TOEIC (750))
All applications should be submitted online on the School’s website.
Eligible candidates will be invited to an automated video interview aiming to evaluate their academic profile, motivation and linguistic skills.
Tuition Fees for the Bachelor Programme: € 7000 per year (the fee for a double-degree abroad in Year 3 is € 8000)
Various scholarships are offered to both French and international students based on their academic achievements and social backgrounds.
Early bird scholarships:
Payment of deposit: Those who pay the deposit before the beginning of March receive a 5% reduction on the tuition fees.
Confirmation of enrollment: Those who pay the deposit within the two weeks following acceptance and by the end of June at the latest receive a 5% reduction on tuition fees.
Full payment of tuition fees before starting of the programme: 5% reduction on tuition fees.
The first two scholarship schemes are non-cumulative. The full payment of the discounted tuition fees discount is cumulative with either the first or second early bird scholarship.
Scholarships provided by ESC Clermont Foundation:
Groupe ESC Clermont’s Foundation offers various scholarships that are open to both French and International students based on their academic achievements and social backgrounds.
Scholarships to go abroad:
Erasmus+ scholarship: It allows students to finance part of their stay in Europe as part of their studies abroad in a partner university (semester / double-degree) or internship.
Conseil Régional scholarhsip: It is a scholarship offered by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes for students who do part of their studies or their internship abroad.
Flexible payment plans
There are flexible payment plans available to make it easier for students to pay for their tuition fees. For example, students can pay in various installments or through monthly payments.
The programme prepares students to be true international business leaders in a wide variety of sectors across the globe. Through the unique business-oriented curriculum, work experience and the double degrees opportunities, graduates will be qualified for key positions in the different management areas of multinational corporations.
92% of companies that receive 2nd year Bachelor trainees are willing to recruit them after graduation. 100% of graduates are recruited within 3 months
Throughout their studies, all Bachelor in Management students are provided with consistent support for:
Professional skills development.
Understanding the job market.
Job search and internships.
Practical CV and cover letter writing.
Preparation for interviews.
It’s really pleasing to study at ESC Clermont, you can meet a lot of teachers and students who are amazing, the way that they teach us is different and creative. There are so much events in our school to increase our knowledge and gain a new experience. Clermont-Ferrand is a small but calm city which is really good if you want to concentrate to study. Everything is easy to reach in here with all the facilities of transport and the city is quite safe.
I am currently in 3rd year of the Bachelor programme of ESC Clermont. This year, I’m doing a double degree in the ICESI university in Cali, Colombia. My experience can be resumed as “my year of discoveries”. I have chosen to do my Master's degree at ESC Clermont as well.