22-year-old Lisa Hendricksen from the Netherlands knew she wanted to study abroad in France but wasn’t sure which university she would apply to. That is, until I came across EDC Paris Business School in a Google search.
“On the list, I saw that EDC Paris Business School really ranks highly among France’s business schools,” says Hendricksen, adding that its new location, La Défense – Europe’s largest business district – in the city center was another advantage.
In fact, EDC Paris Business School has a whole list of awards. It ranks first for salary upon graduation (L’Etudiant) and third for proximity to companies (L’Etudiant, Le Figaro Etudiant) and professionalism (Le Point).
EDC Paris Business School is the fifth most international school (Le Figaro Etudiant) and the fourth most internationalized faculty (Le Parisien). The school also ranks first in financial capabilities, entrepreneurship and student satisfaction.
Furthermore, EDC Paris Business School is the oldest 100% private institution affiliated with the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles.
With more than 70 years of experience graduating successful humanitarian leaders and entrepreneurs, 93% of its graduates today obtain permanent employment contracts within two months of leaving campus. Furthermore, around 3,000 jobs and positions are offered to graduates of EDC Paris Business School each year.
EDC Paris Business School holds several top accreditations such as EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development of the Grande Ecole Master’s Program) and AACSB (Association for the Development of Collegiate Collegiate Business Schools). The school is also PRME accredited for the United Nations Global Compact initiative on environmental and societal issues.
Their Grande Ecole program is accredited with Bac + 5 and Master’s degrees, and the Bachelor is accredited with Bac + 3 – both by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. The six Master’s courses are accredited by the Grandes Ecoles Conference.
At the same time, international students will be happy to know that many programs are offered in English at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Depending on what they want to study, programs can range from 19 months to three years.
The internationally accredited Executive Master in Management is similar to the Executive MBA – students learn to become inspiring and responsible managers. During 19 months, students will complete an individual strategic project, participate in a study trip abroad and attend seminars as well as explore core, in-depth and elective courses.
Students can choose from a wide range of Master of Science programs where they begin with one semester of common core courses, followed by specialization courses in the remaining three semesters. EDC Paris Business School offers both initial courses and sandwich courses for these master’s programmes.
Sandwich courses – where students can work and study for alternating periods – include corporate finance and business project management, among others. Initial courses include Data Science and Business Analytics, Finance, International Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Strategic Supply Chain Management and Sustainability, and Global Sports Management. Those interested in luxury can pursue the following: Fashion and Luxury Business, International Food and Wine Management, or Management of International Luxury Brands.
These courses come to life through an ‘internship’ – three weeks in a company and one week in a training programme, or a work-study arrangement through an apprenticeship contract; The latter is common with at least two-thirds of work-study during the specialization stage.
The Bachelor of Science in Management – the longest running EDC course in three years – has a distinctive DIVE educational approach that combines skills, personal development and digital technology. In their third year, students can either major or complete a one-semester or year-long academic exchange program. Major options include luxury, international business management, or arrange a work-study for digital marketing and commercial management.
With its Entrepreneurship Observatory and Research Centre, EDC Paris Business School can marry well-known, project-oriented pedagogy with practical application. Articles are published in scholarly reviews; Researchers in professional contexts focus on advances in managerial practice; And the lectures, including the results of the research, will form the educational aspect.
EDC Paris Business School is international in outlook as well – it maintains partnerships with the best educational institutes and universities around the world, allowing its students to participate in valuable exchange programmes. Bachelor’s and Master’s in Management (Grand Ecole Program) students can also apply for a dual degree.
With such innovative, well-accredited pilot programmes, it is no wonder that EDC Paris Business School has amassed an enviable network of 18,500 successful alumni in 71 countries. Known as Force EDC, it is one of the strongest networks of business schools in France, making EDC Paris Business School graduates more in demand than they already are.
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