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MASTER OF SCIENCEInternational Marketing & Business Development





Broad strategic insight and the skills to develop new business opportunities

Taught in English at the Paris, Lille, Sophia Antipolis, Suzhou, Raleigh* and Belo Horizonte campuses - September, or August, and January intakes on all five campuses. Each campus has its own specialisation tracks.

This MSc is a CGE-accredited, full-time programme with eight months of courses followed by work experience or a research project.

*This programme will only be available in Raleigh from August 2022 and only for US/local students.

Who can apply? As a one-year MSc: holders of four-year degrees As a two-year MSc: holders of three-year degrees (more info)​

The 2022 QS ranking placed this MSc eleventh worldwide (and sixth among the French schools represented). The MSc was ranked fifth in France by MOCI magazine in 2019.

​Programme outline

This MSc offers a double-competency approach that recruiters are looking for. 

Students are trained in the core must-have competencies required for future marketing or business development professionals: 
  • Brand management
  • Innovation & creativity
  • Strategic marketing
  • Marketing analytics
  • Consumer insights
  • International scale up
  • Application of operational marketing
  • Sales & business development. 

Students are further able to customise their course of study by choosing campus-specific electives, with five possible destinations:
  • Lille: one of the most dynamic French regions with a strategic geographic position at the centre of western Europe (one hour from Paris, London, Brussels / two hours from Amsterdam and Germany). 

  • Paris: The French capital with France’s densest economic, cultural and industrial base 

  • Sophia Antipolis: the “French Silicon Valley” with the largest European Technopole
  • Raleigh - based in the internationally recognized Research Triangle Park, our offering meets the local commercial demands for marketing analytics and business development  

  • Belo Horizonte: capital of the second largest state in Brazil, offering live analysis of the emerging markets business development

  • Suzhou: based in Suzhou Industrial Park, a hub for new-technology development and opportunity to experience the dynamism of the growing Chinese and Asian markets
The programme balances hard and soft skills, academic input and practical application, reaching out to companies through projects, testimonials, case studies and challenges. 

Director interviews and a class

In-company projects and assignments

Recent projects include: market research for start-ups in the SKEMA Ventures incubator; a study of tourist habits for Galimard perfumery in Grasse; developing a better in-store customer experience for Leroy Merlin; exploring business development options for a local craft brewery... 

Companies contribute regularly to courses (Frost & Sullivan, Procter & Gamble, IBM, Valeo, Kantar, L’Oréal,...), thus providing a strong sense of operational realism and insight into their own business. Students are encouraged every year to participate in company challenges, such as the “Auchan challenge”, the “L’Oréal Brandstorm Challenge”, “the Amazon Challenge”, the Monaco Oceanographic museum challenge... Partner companies join us every year to participate in our own sales challenge.


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