Designed by leading strategic consultants, this MSc combines corporate strategy and competitive intelligence
Programme taught in English on the Paris campus
(Optional IHEMI specialisation taught in French at France's Interior Ministry) - September & January* intakes
This MSc is a full-time programme with eight months of courses followed by work experience or a research project.
By joining an MSc, students obtain a master of science degree and the "Diploma of Specialised Studies in International Management" (DESMI), a degree approved by France's Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (master's level).
This MSc is a one-of-its-kind programme. Its hybrid format combines strategy, economic security and influence, enhanced by digital technology. Its wealth of unique courses makes it incomparable to any other type of programme in the same sector.
Strategy is the art and science of navigating the competitive landscape, understanding it and allocating resources appropriately. Without strategy, no company can prosper in the long run. Competitive intelligence, on the other hand, is essential for building strategy, detecting and interpreting developments, securing the company and influencing its environment.
This hybrid programme combines both fields. The MSc International Strategy & Influence provides students with the distinctive competencies necessary to succeed in the knowledge economy. It is designed to train students in:
the challenges of strategic management of firms working in an international and globalised environment
the skills and knowledge to develop strategies drawing on competitive intelligence methods
legal methods of influence
executing strategies based on the organisation of knowledge and appropriate skills in using information as a strategic asset
designing the right organisation and the appropriate managerial structure to operate corporate strategy in the global economy.
Why choose this programme
The MSc offers forward-looking training which covers cutting edge theoretical developments, tools and methods in the fields of strategy and competitive intelligence.
It is designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice by systematically relying on industry experts’ testimonials and real-life business cases. Particular features include:
A unique combination of international corporate strategy and competitive intelligence
Two specialisation tracks, (1) Strategic consulting, taught by academic experts together with senior executives from leading consulting firms and (2) Economic security, taught at Ecole Militaire by our partner Institut des Hautes Etudes du Ministère de l’Intérieur (IHEMI)
A dissertation project aiming at developing research and industry expertise
The location in the heart of Paris, offering a rich ecosystem for business opportunities
About the degree
By joining an MSc, students obtain a master of science degree and the "Diploma of Specialised Studies in International Management" (DESMI), a degree approved by France's Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (master's level. More info - text in French
* The January intake is for people with relevant experience.