MBA in France is drawing a lot of international attention than ever before, the trend seems to be positive and this will continue in the following years too. Other than UK and the USA, France has the, maximum number of internationally accredited programs, the high light being , almost 10 Business school in France are triple accredited, AACSB accreditation, AMBT accreditation and the EQUIS accredition.Not only are the programs completely taught in English , they take only one year to complete. The Industries in France are famous for its luxury products, wine and fashion and its no wonder that many universities in France offer programs which is relevant to the industries in France. As in wine and spirits MBA in BEM Bordeaux, aerospace MBA in Toulouse business school, or programs related to fashion at the conservatoire national des arts et métiers or MODSPE.
The 5 top MBA programs in France are HEC pairs, Insead , EmyLon Business school, Essec Business school and EDHEC Business school.
The HEC Paris has always ranked number 1 in the European Business school and has been in the top 10 universities of the world mainly due to their career opportunity, educational experiences and increase in salary and potential to net work. The HEC MBA has almost 90% international students, almost 40 international partners school and with a reputation of students being employed just 3 months after graduation. Most of the top schools in USA, Europe and Asia are partnered with the HEC MBA. The curriculum of the university incorporates a built in career development with their career management center. The program has 2 phases, in the 1st phase, the core business skills are taught, during the 2nd phase, the customized phase, the program is tailor made to fit in with the students personal aspirations and professional objectives by selecting form the wide range of specializations available in the university.
INSEAD is one of the world leading and largest business school in the world, with their campuses in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi and apart from this INSEAD participates in academic partnership with some of the top ranking universities in the world. The INSEAD MBA is one of its kind, and its been constantly ranking no 5 internationally in financial times, the INSEAD is known for its most supportive well connected alumni in the world running to around 48400 + alumini stretching to almost 170 countries. The INSEAD MBA has partnered with the Wharton school of business, university of Pennsylvania campus, for their semester programs, thus, enabling students to develop their networking capabilities, apart from this , they are also partnered with the Kellogg school of management , Chicago, with John Hopkins university , Columbia and MIT sloan. Typically , a student will require minimum 6 yrs work experience in diversified fields and a 700 and above in GMAT for admission.
The Emylon MBA , which is a 2 month program, with a 9 month internship project, with a strong focus on the entrepreneurship , and specialization in finance, marketing, luxury business and new ventures. The lectures are given by corporate and social entrepreneurs, as well as from individuals who have started their own business. The Emylon MBA has a clear career focused curriculum with wide range of elective courses tailor made to your needs. The school requires students with minimum 3 yrs work experience, GMAT or the GRE is accepted , fluency in at least 2 foreign languages will be an additional advantage though not mandatory, the university gives a lot of importance to the elements like motivation to pursue the MBA, the back ground of the candidate is given a lot of importance in the selection process
The ESSEC global MBA is a 12 month intensive program with focus on fundamental business concept through strong academic and unique innovative approach. This program takes place in Paris and 3 months in Singapore , ending with a trip to the market , to understand the nuance of business, with the destination changing every year. This program is mainly designed for individuals who has at least 2 yrs of managerial experience, generally, students with 6 to 7 yrs work experience apply for the program , with a GMAT score of 700 and above.
Apart from France having the top 10 business schools of the world, these top ranking school, France is also well renowned for unique MBA programs like the MBA in international luxury brand management in ESSEC school of management, MBA in food and wine making, in INSEEC Bordeaux, MBA in Luxury hospitality and event management in INSEEC chambere campus, MBA in sustainable development management in IPAG business school, to name a few