IESEG School of Management
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|IÉSEG School of Management|
|Institut d'Économie Scientifique et de Gestion|
|Motto||Le monde bouge, l'IÉSEG avance...|
|Motto in English||Changing in a changing world...|
|Dean||Jean Philipe Ammeux|
|Students||3,000 (with 25% of international students)|
IÉSEG School of Management is one of the main business schools in France. The school has a total of 3,000 students (of which over 700 are international students – mainly exchange students) scattered on both the Lille and Paris campuses.
The business school is a member of the Université Catholique de Lille, the largest private university in France in terms of student population and endowment.
- 1 History
- 2 Programmes
- 3 Admission
- 4 International
- 5 Research
- 6 Locations
- 7 Rankings
- 8 References
- 9 External links
- 1964 - IÉSEG is founded in Lille.
- 1976 - Official recognition of IÉSEG by the French Ministry of Higher Education.
- 1985 - IÉSEG becomes an institutional partner of a research centre associated with the French National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS). Accreditation of the IESEG degree by the French Ministry of Higher Education.
- 1993 - The total number of students exceeds 500.
- 1997 - IÉSEG becomes a member of the Conférence des Grandes Écoles.
- 2002 - The IÉSEG Grande École programme is redesigned for compatibility with the Bologna system. All courses of the MSc in Management are taught in English.
- 2003 - Renewal of governmental accreditation of the degree, which also receives the grade de master. Launch of the Master of International Business.
- 2004 - IÉSEG founds its International Advisory Board. The total number of students exceeds 1,000. Together with the Université Catholique de Lille, IÉSEG launches a second fundraising campaign (€10 million) following the success of the first one, which raised more than €5 million. First twinning programmes with Loyola College (India).
- 2009 - After one year in temporary premises, IÉSEG opens a campus located in “La Grande Arche”, Paris, La Défense. Launch of an “apprenticeship section” in the masters cycle of the Grande École programme.
- The total number of students exceeds 2,000. First corporate chair with Société Générale and Adecco.
- 2010 - Launch of the International Summer Academy on the Paris campus.
- 2011 - Launch of the Advanced MIB programme in Paris. The total number of students reaches 2 729.
- 2012 - IÉSEG School of Management is awarded EQUIS accreditation for highest standards in management education.
- 2013 - IÉSEG School of Management is awarded AACSB accreditation. The AACSB Peer Review team commended IÉSEG in six areas: its research clusters; its commitment to student involvement and success; its student services; its leadership; the highly multi-cultural environment and the high level of loyalty to the institution which can be seen in both students and faculty; and its impressive model of student governance and belonging.
Grande école programme
Unlike other French Grande école of business which have a 3 years programme (after two years of Classes Préparatoires) IÉSEG offers a five-year program just after completing the Baccalauréat : the Grande école programme. In addition to mainstream courses, students are allowed to concentrate in a variety of subjects that range from finance to human resources.
Since September 2010, it is possible to new admitted students to follow all the courses of the 5 years programme only in English, allowing foreign students with no French background to be admitted as an IÉSEG student. It is also compulsory for every Iéseg student to follow the courses from third year in English, as mastering English is a requirement of the school.
|Semester 1||Semester 3||Semester 5|
|Semester 2||Semester 4||Semester 6|
Master of Science
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Semester 3 or 4||Semester 3 or 4|
During the 5 years cursus, students have to do 4 internships, in France or abroad. It is necessary for the student to validate at least 4 months of experience abroad, before graduation.
The first internship is the labour internship (at least 1 month, up to 3 months, at the end of the first year), where the student will have to understand the working world and team working.
Second internship is sales internship (1 month, up to 3 months). After acquiring sales techniques during the second year, the student will go out in the field to practice his new skills.
Third internship is the Junior Manager internship (2 or 3 months), where the student will have to take responsibility and use his analytical skills.
The last internship, Executive Internship (6 months), is the springboard towards professional life. Many of the students get an open-ended contract with the company they are having their executive internship.
The 2-year Master of Science in Management (Grande Ecole Programme) aims to develop students’ personal skills that will allow them to be operational managers with a strategic perspective. They will be capable to act in an international and multicultural environment contributing to change management processes.
As all students in the MSc programme already have received a Bachelor in Business Management or related degree, they will be able to choose one of the 8 majors in management: Audit / Control, Finance, International Business Economics and Strategy, Operations Management, Human Resources Management, Information Systems Management, Marketing, International Negotiation and Sales Management.
All students are also required to complete a 6-month mandatory internship and a consulting project or dissertation.
The programme is completely taught in English. However, for those who plan to do the internship in France, a good level of French is an evident advantage. French language classes are mandatory for non-French speakers.
Master in International Business
Master of International Business
The MIB programme caters to students who already hold a first-class bachelor degree and wish to study management in an international setting.
The MIB modules provide prospective students with theoretical fundamentals in management, as well as with hands-on, practical applications.
Dual degree MBA/MIB
About the Dual-Degree The unique dual-degree MBA/MIB between Clemson University and the IÉSEG School of Management offers graduate students the opportunity to earn complementary business degrees from two distinct institutions.
Students spend 21 months – one year in Greenville, S.C., USA, and one in Paris, France – studying with leading business faculty and graduate with two advanced degrees: a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from a leading U.S. institution and a Master’s of International Business (MIB) from one of the top business schools in France.
All instruction is in English, although students will be encouraged to study French. Instructional opportunities will be provided while in the U.S. and France. During the summer months, dual-degree students may choose to study in China or India through established Clemson and IESEG programs and/or will complete an internship.
Throughout the program, students are immersed in exciting learning and business cultures, which prepares them for global careers upon graduation. Further, students are provided the opportunity to build social and business networks in both locations, enhancing their business reach and leadership potential.
Dual-degree overview Students experience an immersion in both North American and European perspectives on business. All instruction is in English, although French language courses are available and students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. During the first year, students study business principles at the Clemson University campus in Greenville, S.C., USA. During the second year, students study international business with an opportunity to pursue a focus area in Paris, France. During the summer between the two program years, students may participate in a two-month internship or study in China or India through established university programs. The dual degree is designed for students with a business undergraduate degree and a minimum of two years post-undergraduate work experience. Students with a non-business undergraduate degree or less than two years work experience may be considered, but additional coursework will be required. The two degrees are awarded at the successful completion of the second year in Paris, France.
Twinning Programme India
IÉSEG is developing twinning programmes with esteemed international institutions. Those programmes take place at the bachelor level. The first 2 years of the BBA programme are taught in the partner institution and the final year is taught at IÉSEG. At the end of the programme, successful students receive the IÉSEG Bachelor degree and have the possibility to pursue their studies at IÉSEG in the two-year MSc in Management degree course.
Each summer, IÉSEG offers to international students a four-week programme (called Summer Academy) on the Paris' campus, including business courses taught in English and French language course. Students will be able to validate a maximum of 12 ECTS credits that they could transfer to their home university.
IÉSEG has three types of admission:
- First of all, the Access contest, made for students who live in France. If the student passes the writing test, he'll have to go to Lille for an interview.
- Secondly, students coming from IUT, universities and other post-bac studies can join IÉSEG through "parallel admissions" whether in third year of Bachelor or first year of Master. They have to submit applications and pass interviews.
- Finally, international students can send their application.
IÉSEG has 200 partner universities around the world (50 different countries), in which the students can be allowed to spend one or two semesters as an exchange student.
Over 700 students coming from those partner universities come to study at IESEG every year. They are asked to take up to 15 electives (30 ECTS credits) over more than 200 courses taught in English. It is also possible for them to take some of the Bachelor courses taught in French, and French language class.
The historical campus, located inside the city of Lille, is composed of 5 buildings for a total surface of 11,000 m2. The two main buildings are opened 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to all students, allowing them to access computer rooms or studying room at anytime, by using a magnetic badge.
In 2008, IÉSEG opened a second campus in the Grande Arche de La Défense. The objective was to attract more students (mostly international students) and reinforce relations with companies. It also allowed IÉSEG to get more students.
To accommodate the growing number of students, IÉSEG acquiered in 2011 a new platform located next to the Grande Arche.
The Paris campus has 20 amphitheatres, 20 classrooms, 3 multimedia centres, 1 library and rooms for school associations. 1,000 students are on this campus.
IÉSEG is ranked among the top business schools in France. The French magazine L'Etudiant ranked IÉSEG 6th in the 2012 French Business Schools Ranking (6th on both academic and international level, 22rd[clarification needed] on relations with companies). The article also said: "IÉSEG is the first 'PostBac' School to reach the top 10 and has became a serious competitor among the best ESC's".