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A PIONEERING TRACK IN ARTS, CULTURE AND SOCIAL BUSINESS
The MSc in Creative Business & Social Innovation will prepare you for an international career in the creative economy, managing enterprises in the arts, culture, technology or humanitarian sectors. You will learn to ask the right questions, see the bigger picture and develop a better understanding of complexity and globalisation. The programme will give you the skills you need to distinguish yourself from others and make a positive impact on the world.
EDHEC's programme sponsors are involved in the class on several levels. Students get the opportunity to work on concrete business case studies linked to sponsors’ potential opportunities or challenges, are in direct contact with business representatives and may get priority access to job offers.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Cirque du Soleil is patron of the EDHEC MSc in Creative Business & Social Innovation.
HEC Montréal was chosen as an academic partner because of its excellent reputation for higher education in the management of cultural enterprises and the international positioning of its Mosaic research and training platform.
INITIATIVES ET CITE
Founded in Lille in 2010, Initiatives et Cité is a social and solidarity economy-based initiative aimed at fostering meaningful economic development and creating sustainable jobs in Hauts-de-France. EDHEC’s partnership with InitiativesETcité on the Creative Business & Social Innovation course gives students the opportunity to spend a semester working with companies on group projects that have a social impact. These projects enable students to formulate and present recommendations and help them to fine-tune their problem-solving and advisory skills.
LA CONDITION PUBLIQUE
La Condition Publique is a cluster for the cultural economy and social innovation. It is home to an incubator of structures (associations, companies or cooperatives) and develops and animates a creative community by supporting the development of project leaders in the artistic, design and social innovation sectors.
YOUR MSc IN A NUTSHELL
The MSc in Creative Business & Social Innovation is a master’s programme for driven individuals keen to make a difference as a business manager in the international creative economy, be it in the arts, culture, technology or humanitarian sector. On completing the course, you will:
- comprehend the political and economic stakes of the creative economy and social innovation
- be able to adapt management methods to the specificities of the sector in question
- understand the theoretical and technical approaches of the new professions in the artistic, cultural and the social innovation sector.
BUILDING YOUR CAREER PATH
*based on applicant's background, some fully remote and self-paced courses may be required before the on-campus modules begin in September.
September–May: on-campus academic courses* /June onwards: work experience
- 18-month full-time programme: a one-year academic programme and a 4-6-month internship/work placement
- Taught entirely in English
- A mix of foundation courses, core courses & electives
- Career Booster
- Master’s project
*Depending on your background, you may be required to take some remote and self-paced courses in July-August prior to arriving on campus.
The master’s project allows you to put your newly acquired knowledge and skills into practice. If you prove your ability to undertake high quality research, members of the EDHEC faculty or its research centres may offer you the opportunity to deliver your Master Project in the form of applied research, working under their supervision.
The personal and professional benefits of an internship are immense and enduring. The same goes for expanding your global contact network. During your internships abroad, you will develop valuable business relationships that will take your career goals to an international level. Many students find their jobs as a result of internships during their time at EDHEC.
Age range: 22-31
Previous academic disciplines
I am very pleased to have designed the MSc in Creative Business and Social Innovation, as it corresponds perfectly to societal developments and the expectations of a new generation of managers. This MSc is unique and is the only French qualification to bring together the arts, culture and social innovation. I am very proud that EDHEC is a pioneer in this field.
Director, MSc in Creative Business & Social Innovation
The MSc in Creative Business & Social Innovation helped me to gain the tools I needed to choose my career path. I had the opportunity to interact with key stakeholders in different top-tier companies within the creative and social industry, which helped me to identify the current strategic challenges in those organisations and how to tackle them. It also prepared me to become an entrepreneur or to work as a consultant by giving me the opportunity to gain a 360° view of the cultural and social industry. Aside from my educational pursuits, being in a multicultural environment and meeting people from all over the world helped to shape my life view. It made me more open and allowed me to discover how rewarding it can be to stray out of my comfort zone. EDHEC has really changed my way of thinking!
CARLES SANTOS GARCIA
SPANISH, EDHEC-2019 | MSC IN CREATIVE BUSINESS & SOCIAL INNOVATION PRODUCT ANALYST AT PICTET ASSET MANAGEMENT - GENEVA
Thanks to the experience and knowledge gained at EDHEC I was able to marry my tech background with my love for culture. I am now working as a Design Thinking Expert at Accenture China because the MSc in Creative Business & Social Innovation programme cultivated my ability to think deeply about the creative process and to discover innovative ways of solving business problems. The programme successfully combines courses in culture, design, entertainment, art and innovation methods. I learned first-hand how arts, culture and the economy work together and I enhanced my creative confidence and business management capabilities. If you want to know where creativity comes from, you will find the answer in this programme
CHINESE, EDHEC-2018 | MSC IN CREATIVE BUSINESS & SOCIAL INNOVATION DESIGN THINKING EXPERT AT ACCENTURE CHINA-SHANGHAI
Our teaching methods aim to give you the core skills you need to succeed in a complex and competitive business environment. You will learn to deepen your analytical thinking, develop practical skills and design creative strategies for business success.
Our methodology includes:
- Embraces the latest technology
- Responds to trends in the market
- Co-developed with leading business partners
- Business games
- Case studies
- Entrepreneurship projects
Personal performance coaching
- Interviewing strategies
- Teamwork development
- Intercultural communication skills
Foresight, Innovation and Transformation Chair Member
Pierre-Jean Barlatier, PhD, Habil. is Associate Professor of Strategy at EDHEC Business School.
Raginee Baruah is an Assistant Professor of Accounting. Her research work involves exploring the management control systems firms use as a ?system? to manage their workforce.
MSc Strategy and Organizational Consulting manager
Mohamed is an assistant professor at EDHEC Business School.
Family Business Chair Research Associate
Fabian Bernhard, Ph.D, is Associate Professor of Management and a member of the EDHEC Family Business Center. He studied business administration at the University of Mannheim in Germany.
EDHEC Centre for Responsible Entrepreneurship Director, Family Business Chair Research Associate, Global Economic Transformation & Technology (GETT) Track Director
Ludovic Cailluet, PhD, is Professor of Strategy and Business History at Edhec Business School.
Grégoire Cauchie, PhD, is Associate Professor of Economics and member of the Economics Research Centre at EDHEC Business School.
Marie-Cécile Cervellon, Ph.D, is Professor of Marketing at EDHEC Business School with a teaching expertise in brand management and luxury marketing (ref.
Martin Chour holds a PhD in Marketing and Consumer Behavior from the University of Lille. His research mainly focuses on family consumption and gender marketing.
Deputy Head of Law, LLM in Law & Tax Management Manager BLM Manager, EDHEC Augmented Law Institute Researcher
After his postgraduate research degree in law, Professor Christophe Collard worked for the French government and began teaching at the Lille School of Law.
David Dalmasso gained a PhD in Economics in 2002 from Nice University. His teaching focus to date has been on Economics and quantitative techniques.
MSc in Management Studies Manager
Professor Daly has worked in managerial communication and management studies since 1995. He has taught managerial communication programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Germany
EMBA Programme Director, Leadership Development Chair Research Associate, Management in Innovative Health Chair Research Associate
Denis Dauchy, PhD, is Professor of Business Strategy and Director of EDHEC?s Executive MBA, with professional experience in business and consultancy.
Arne De Keyser
Arne De Keyser
Arne De Keyser is Associate Professor of Marketing at EDHEC Business School (France). His research focuses on customer experience, service recovery and frontline service technology.
Sylvie Deffayet Davrout
Sylvie Deffayet Davrout
Sylvie Deffayet Davrout, PhD, is Professor of Management and Head of Leadership Development Chair at EDHEC Business School.
EDHEC Augmented Law Institute Researcher
Emmanuelle DEGLAIRE is law teacher at EDHEC Business School, specialized in both business law and tax matters. She received her Ph.D. working on taxation of French partnerships with Mr.
MSc in Marketing Analytics Director, Management in Innovative Health Chair Research Associate
Etienne Denis is an Assistant Professor at the EDHEC Business School since 2018.
Business Communication Coordinator
Elizabeth A. Dickson, is a Professor of Languages at EDHEC Business School.
Philippe Du Jardin
Philippe Du Jardin
Philippe du Jardin, Ph.D, is Associate Professor of Information technology at EDHEC Business school.
EDHEC Augmented Law Institute Researcher
Björn Fasterling, PhD, is Professor of Law and Business Ethics at EDHEC Business School, member of the EDHEC Augmented Law Institute.
Maria Figueroa Armijos
Maria Figueroa Armijos
Maria Figueroa-Armijos, PhD is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at EDHEC Business School. Dr.
Philippe Foulquier, Ph.D, is Professor of Accounting at EDHEC Business School.
Ivan Gordeliy has been an Assistant Professor at EDHEC Business School since 2020. His research focuses on Word-of-mouth and on product reviews.
Director M1/M2 Business Management Track
Guergana Guintcheva, Ph.D, is Professor of Marketing and Programme Director MSc in Marketing Management at EDHEC Business School.
Hager Jemel, PhD, is Associate Professor of Management at EDHEC and Director of EDHEC Open Leadership Innovation Centre for Diversity & Inclusion at EDHEC Business School.
Martijn Jungst, Ph.D is Associate Professor of Management at EDHEC School of Business. He earned his PhD in Organizational Behavior from Maastricht University, The Netherlands.
Foresight, Innovation and Transformation Chair Member
Dr. Sachin S. Kamble is Professor of Strategy (Operations and Supply Chain Management) at EDHEC Business School, Lille, France. He holds a Ph.D.
Yenee Kim holds a Ph.D. in Marketing and has been an Assistant Professor at EDHEC Business School since 2020.
Foresight, Innovation and Transformation Chair Member
Karin Kollenz-Quetard is a (part-time) Professor of Strategy at EDHEC Business School, but also intervenes in customized programs at London Business School (UK), HEC (F), and Duke CE (EU).
Rania Labaki is Director of the EDHEC Family Business Centre and Associate Professor of Management at EDHEC Business School, where she teaches and conducts research at the intersection of the field
Konstantinos Lioukas, Ph.D, is Associate Professor of Strategy at EDHEC Business School.
Professor Longuet has been working in the faculty until 2000. His company experience in Marketing makes him particularly appreciated by the students he coaches for project Management.
Professor Lorrain had been teaching law at University level and in numerous institutions for 25 years and she has been an attorney.
Serge Macé, Ph.D, is Associate Professor, Deputy Head of the Faculty of Data Sciences, Finance and Economics and Member of the Economics research Centre.
Family Business Chair Research Associate
Isabelle MARI is associate professor in Management & Strategy at EDHEC Business School. Her primary teaching areas are Management, Leadership & Corporate governance.
Management in Innovative Health Chair Research Associate
Marie-Catherine Mars, Ph.D, is Associate Professor of Marketing at EDHEC Business School. Before joining EDHEC, she worked as a marketing manager in the advertising and fashion industry.
Tristan-Pierre Maury, PhD, is Professor of Economics and researcher at the EDHEC Economics Research Centre.
Loick Menvielle, Ph.D, has been Associate Professor of Marketing at EDHEC Business School since 2006. He has been visiting professor at Geneva School of Economic and Management (GSEM).
EDHEC International BBA Director
Jean-Christophe Meyfredi, PhD, is Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School.
Claude Luce Pecheux
Claude Luce Pecheux
Head of External and Professional Lecturers
Diversity & Inclusion Chair Research Associate
Camille Pradies, Ph.D, is Assistant Professor of Management at EDHEC Business School. She earned her Ph.D. in organizational behavior at Boston College.
René Rohrbeck is Professor of Strategy and director of the Chair for Foresight, Innovation and Transformation at EDHEC Business School, France.
Co-Head of LL.M Law & Tax Management
Christophe Roquilly, Ph.D, is Professor of Law, where he is Director of the EDHEC Augmented Law Institute . Christophe served as Dean of Faculty and Research from 2014 to 2020.
Sabine Ruaud, PhD, is Professor in the Marketing Department where she is involved in a wide variety of teaching activities for Bachelor, Postgraduate and Executive programs.
Elie Salameh, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Accounting and a member of the Family Business Center at EDHEC Business School.
MSc in Creative Business & Social Innovation Manager
Dominique SERIO is Associate Professor of Law at EDHEC Business School with a specialization in innovation and new technologies for entrepreneurial projects.
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
Arash Talebi is Assistant Professor of Marketing at EDHEC Business School (France). His research primarily focuses on understanding the role of emotions in consumer judgment and decision-making.
George Tovstiga, Ph.D, is Professor of Strategy at EDHEC Business School. He holds a doctorate in Engineering Sciences (Dr. sc. techn.
Lorraine M. Uhlaner, Ph.D, is Professor of Management, specialized in Entrepreneurship and EDHEC Family Business at EDHEC Business School. She received her Ph.D.
EDHEC Augmented Law Institute Researcher
Giacomo Valletta, PhD, is Associate Professor of Economics at EDHEC Business School.
Bastiaan Van Der Linden
Bastiaan Van Der Linden
MSc in Global & Sustainable Business Manager
Bastiaan van der Linden is Associate Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility at EDHEC Business School and Director of the MSc in Global and Sustainable Business.
Academic Director EMBA
Joëlle Vanhamme, Ph.D, is Professor of Marketing at EDHEC Business School.
MSc in Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence Manager
Cedric Verbeeck, PhD, is Professor of Operations management and Co-Director of the MSc in Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence at EDHEC Business School.
Philippe Very is professor of strategic management and head of faculty at EDHEC Business School, France. He is also ?Robert Reynolds Distinguished Lecturer? at the University of Denver, Colorado.
Milos Vulanovic, Ph.D, is Professor of Corporate Finance at EDHEC Business School. He is teaching in various EDHEC programs. He holds a Ph.D.
Assistant Dean International Academic Affairs
Anne E. Witte, Ph.D, is Professor of Culture at EDHEC Business School.
Core modules are classes that must be taken by all students of the programme.
This course highlights the essential elements of ethics in business. After being introduced to ethics and the main approaches to ethical decision-making, you will focus on more specific ethics questions in contexts such as business professions, globalisation and responsible leadership.
You will participate in the Lille World Forum, interviewing and writing on the best practices of one of the speakers.
This develops a historical, conceptual and empirical synthesis of the creative economy through its emergence, evolution, expansion and disruption. It discusses the effects of the creative economy on the identities, strategies, management, value models, structures and processes of creative and innovative organisations.
The course introduces four main analytical frameworks:
- the creative “knowledge-ideas-values” chain
- the creative and innovative organisations considered “creative powerhouses”
- The “upperground-middleground-underground” spatial and cognitive structure of creative ecosystems
- creative leadership and managerial capabilities for the creative economy.
It also explores the new strategies, ideas and organisations meeting social needs of all kinds, while simultaneously extending and ramping up civil society, and gives you an introduction to project management. Having introduced you to the links between the creative economy and social business, it provides you with the methods you will use in your project management course.
On completing the course, you will be able to describe and analyse creative and innovative organisations in the context of their creative ecosystems, value networks and territories, as well as the common boundaries between social innovation, sustainable development, philanthropy and corporate social responsibility.
“Objects” such as artefacts and behaviours that become norms in society carry social, cultural and personal meaning. Exploring lifestyle practices and analysing objects, services and trends, you will investigate the meaning and motivation behind lifestyle behaviours, particularly as they are expressed in the creative and social innovation industries, including leisure, fashion, entertainment, politics and sustainability.
You will learn to identify the underlying motivations that trigger lifestyle trends and the mechanisms that make something “popular”. On completing the course, you will be able to predict if a lifestyle proposal will be popular or not and create text, advertising or a pitch adapted to a lifestyle theme.
The philanthropy course will give you an overview of the tools, techniques and strategies that individuals, companies and foundations use in their giving policies. It will show you how philanthropy can serve, promote or spark social innovation initiatives. It will outline recent changes in the philanthropic landscape (“philantropreneurship”, micro-giving, venture philanthropy, critics of modern-day philanthropy, etc.). You will learn simple ways to act for the common good, both today and tomorrow.
A practical seminar on fundraising focuses on the creation of wealth and funding for the non-profit sector, giving you an overview of the fundraising trends in Europe, in the United States and in emerging economies, also focusing on different types of giving (bequests, foundation giving, etc.). You will learn about networking and the media and explore the practical tools and techniques you need in order to master the basic principles of fundraising. Other topics will include network building, the definition of causes, cause positioning and the management of private funding (individuals, foundations and corporations).
A seminar on lobbying introduces and illustrates theories and approaches that may be useful if you want to pursue a career in lobbying and/or advocacy. What is the difference between lobbying and advocacy? What are the main principles of successful lobbying? Which procedures and tactics are essential? On completing the course, you will be able to develop a strategic approach to fundraising, activate the key levers of operational fundraising and draft a basic advocacy plan, simulating plan scenarios from various stakeholder perspectives.
This course will give you the means and problem-solving methods to embark on any project. It empowers students to implement the knowledge management processes of creative and/or social projects. You will apply your management learning to real cases, undertaking a project in the creative economy and/or social innovation field with the Initiatives et Cité cluster in Lille. You will learn to monitor the steps of any management process, anticipate the desired results and communicate those results. On completing the course, you will be able to analyse the entire project management process and improve it for the future. You will be able to promote collective thinking in a multicultural team and find agile solutions to client project development needs, especially in highly evolutive creative and social contexts.
Creative industries, creative people and business creativity require critical thinking skills, scientific methods and analytical ability. In this module, you will learn about value creation for the creative industries through exploratory research and become familiar with consulting studies conducted for the creative economy.
This course will help you understand the main steps involved in building an emerging social entrepreneurship project and give you the tools you need to build a meaningful career in this field. You will explore the new strategies, ideas and organisations meeting social needs of all kinds (working conditions, education, health, etc.) and experiment with the key elements of social entrepreneurial strategy.
On completing the course, you will be able to apply the key ingredients required to turn social innovation ideas into concrete social entrepreneurship and create a socially innovative business model, including assessment (social impact assessment).
In line with the shift from former socialist President Francois Hollande to left-leaning fiscal conservative President Emmanuel Macron, France is ready for change. As President Macron said in 2017, “we need a strong France with a sense of its own destiny”. To succeed in the dynamic French knowledge-based business environment, individuals need to understand the unique French sociocultural environment. As a potential future French manager, you will need to understand French workers’ rights and draw links between business and political ideals. The course, therefore, will help you develop the skills you need to grasp the complexity of French business.
Public policy and state aid feature heavily in the arts and cultural sectors in France, as they do in many other European countries. The business models of many organisations, therefore, often centre on this legal and financial environment. Yet, new theoretical approaches and increased pressure on public spending have sparked dramatic change in both the political frameworks and the coffers of national and local governments. To manage arts and cultural organisations, therefore, you need to understand such developments and be able to implement an appropriate response to meet the challenges ahead. You will also need to combine and reconcile different operational objectives.
On completing the course, you will be able to amalgamate theoretical and practical concepts to define and implement original strategies for organisations in complex national and international environments.
The course explores the specifics of the entertainment industry and why working in it is a unique experience, for better or worse. Among other things, you will learn whether you are up to the task of managing creative talent.
On completing the course, you will be able to develop tools to forge your own way of helping creative talent deliver their best output, while getting the most out of them from a business standpoint. You will also develop a sense of how the management of creative talent can yield valuable knowledge/lessons outside the scope of the entertainment industry (emotional intelligence, disruptive innovation, branded content, etc.).
The course provides you with an overview of economic and social development policy as it applies to the donor community and other stakeholders. You will focus on financial-sector development and various approaches to improving access to finance, from microfinance to values-based banking. The course will equip you with a basic knowledge and understanding of legal and non-legal concepts associated with intellectual property in the creative industries or, indeed, any industry and business project. You will better comprehend issues such as copyright in an increasingly complex, digitalised and global world. You will focus on general principles and how they apply to the creative industries. You will study real-life examples in a practical approach that will give you transferable skills you can use in the projects, career and industry of your choosing.
Family-owned and -run businesses dominate most economies. According to the latest figures, around 83 percent of French businesses are family run. Worldwide, family businesses constitute 70‒90 percent of all businesses. In the US, family businesses account for 85 percent of private-sector employment and one-third of the S&P 500. The probability is high that many of you will pursue a career in or with a family business. Jobs in investment banking, wealth management, consulting and management all trace back to family companies to some extent. However, few understand this special type of business, as family firms (both private and publicly traded) face unique challenges. These difficulties relate primarily to the interaction of family, management and ownership, particularly where the family wants to preserve its influence and control from generation to generation. This course, therefore, will familiarise you with the idea of the family business and its challenges, giving you exposure to family firms in France and around the world.
This course is part of the project management core module, which will see you take part in coaching sessions.
You will take three of the following five online foundational courses in the July/August period prior to arriving on campus. Depending on your background, the Selection Committee may require you to take certain classes or allow you to choose three courses from the list.
The objective of this course is to provide you with a solid grounding in the principles and practices of finance and to develop your understanding of the tools required to make good financial decisions.
This module aims to provide you with knowledge and understanding of key management issues in corporate finance and the market for financial assets.
This course is a combination of two modules through the EDHEC Online unit: the Basics of Statistics and an Introduction to Coding with R. We strongly recommend completing the modules in parallel, taking a week for each.
The Basics of Statistics module presents the basic principles of statistical data analysis (description, estimating, testing), as well as the most common statistical methods, such as linear regression.
The Introduction to Coding with R module introduces you to
- R, a standard and powerful programming language well suited to data analysis, its objects and syntax
- Anaconda and RStudio, two user-friendly working environments for R
- selected built-in functions that perform common tasks.
The course is designed to provide you with an overview of the foundations of financial accounting, with a practical focus on financial statement analysis and the valuation of public organisations. These foundations are deemed necessary for students to successfully pursue their studies at master's level.
The purpose of this course is to equip you with a fundamental knowledge of marketing and to demonstrate the key role that marketing plays in any organisation. You will gain a better understanding of what marketing is and its role in the firm, as well as the process of value creation from the perspective of customers, producers and society at large. You will learn how to mix various marketing tools and techniques in a coherent manner.
The primary objective of this course is to help you answer important strategic questions for companies or organisations, such as: What business will we be in? How do we compete for resources and create value? How do we organise for and assess performance?
In this course, you will focus on the complex and multidimensional nature of strategic decision-making.
You can choose your electives from a list of courses.
- Blockchain & cryptocurrencies
- Digital & strategic human resources management
- Managing innovation & digital transformation
- Managing risks, compliance & human rights
- Social entrepreneurship & innovation
- Sustainability management
- AI and impact on society
- Behavioural science for sustainability
- Consumer protection in the digital markets
- Customer & data analytics
- Global justice & human rights
- Introduction to sustainable finance
- Managing diversity & inclusion in the entertainment industry & beyond
- Media, social media
Our MSc students may apply to participate in a study tour. The aim is to immerse the students in a real professional and cultural environment, so as to become acquainted with specific industry practices. By way of illustration, our past study tours have focused on the creative economy in Montréal, on innovative businesses in San Francisco, Berlin and Paris, on value creation in the film industry in Bulgaria, on new tech in Dublin and on the legal industry and legaltech in London.
Reflexive and Positive Leadership
In 2022, EDHEC's Chair in Leadership Development, together with its partner, Potentialife, is launching a Certificate in Reflexive and Positive Leadership. Based on Potentialife’s 18 years of experience in providing Learning Teams™ and a "Reflexive Leader" course in schools and companies, this 90-hour course will help you to develop self-leadership and, thus, your capacity to lead others with a high degree of reflexivity and positivity. You will be invited to engage in deep personal reflection on your leadership using the specific methods and tools developed by the Leadership Development Chair and Potentialife, both on your own and in groups.
With the support of:
Legal Risks for Managers
The EDHEC Augmented Law Institute is offering a Certificate in Legal Risks for Managers from 2022. This certificate should help future managers set out a practical framework for legal risk management (the identification, measurement and mitigation of legal and regulatory risks). Upon completion of the certification, you will be able to assess the impact of legal risks in terms of value destruction and identify the major legal risks your company is facing.
With the support of:
Leading SAFe® & Product owner
In a context of volatile, complex, and ambiguous change, agile transformations are at the heart of every company’s agenda. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the necessity of change, the challenges of transformations and their operational implications at a company scale, on a strategic and an operational point of view. You will also have the opportunity to experiment the roles of product owner and change leader by taking part in a consulting case study. You can prepared for two certificates: Professional Scrum Product Owner level 1 and SAFe SA – SAFe Agilist, by Scaled Agile.
With the support of:
Foresight Innovation & Transformation
Co-developed with and supported by leading companies and NGOs and the EDHEC Chair for Foresight, Innovation and Transformation, this certificate programme will enable you to acquire the methods and skills to lead the sustainability transition. You will master strategic foresight tools and techniques to anticipate and plan strategic change interventions, understand and leverage systemic change and employ entrepreneurial management techniques to build a competitive advantage. You will also have the opportunity to become an EDHEC certified Strategic Foresight Professional.
With the support of:
You will gain practical and theoretical project management fundamentals. You will learn to master project management tools such as Project Charter, Project plan, Stakeholder analysis, Schedule… The certificate is based on “best practices” collected from worldwide professionals and documented by Project Management Institute (PMI®) through the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), a worldwide Project Management Standard. This certification is recognised by the French government
With the support of:
CAREER CENTRE SERVICES
Boost your employability
Understanding and developing the attributes and skills employers require is key to employability. This is why the EDHEC Career Centre offers a programme specifically designed to help master’s students map out and achieve their career goals ‒ the EDHEC Career Booster. The programme looks at students' specific needs, wants and goals when it comes to professional development and matches them to job-market requirements. Eighty percent of our EDHEC Career Services for students are tailored to individual needs and career goals.
Through a four-step programme that includes self- and 360-degree assessment, you will get to know yourself better, identify your strengths, key attributes and areas for development, and map out your career goals and job-search strategy. You will benefit from year-round, individual career advice from dedicated counsellors, external experts and coaches, both on campus and remotely, as well as personalised coaching based on our in‑house assessment
Through voluntary and mandatory career training, workshops, CV clinics and assessment centres, you will hone your skills and learn to master the most competitive recruitment processes. As an MSc student, you will benefit from customised training by industry, market and function, in addition to individual mock interviews, including technical interviews and case practice. EDHEC Career Centre also offers a fully online career development programme that allows you to train at your own pace, in line with your goals.
EDHEC Career Centre organises more than 120 events annually, focusing on industry-specific insights or jobs, market trends and companies. It also organises four company trips to Dublin, London, Luxembourg and Paris. You will have access to exclusive internships and job offers.
- 60,000 internships and 33,500 job offers posted on EDHEC’s dedicated jobs board every year
- 40% international mobility in our master’s degrees
- 400+ companies involved in our events every year, 20% of them international
- 100+ corporate partners
- 300+ regular recruiters
Our Career Centre provides the following services:
- Individual career counselling (on campus, by phone, via skype) with internal and external counsellors
- Help to define your career goals and search strategy
- CV and cover-letter editing in English and French
- Career training and workshops (CV, cover letters, application forms, interview skills, networking, social media, personal branding, etc.)
- Graduate programmes
- On-campus events
- Off-campus events
- Website with a wealth of career resources
- Placement reports
- The Teaching Factory concept
Some of the career paths your can pursue:
- Development officer
- Festival Distribution Manager
- Strategy/In-house Consulting
- Communications & PR Manager
- Social Media Coordinator
- Head of Corporate Sponsorship & Foundations
- Arts Administrator
- NGO Administrator
- Creative industry
- Collaborative and innovative organisational management
- Social innovation
- Innovative finance
- Arts management
- Philanthropy (lobbying/fundraising)
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Location of jobs abroad
EDHEC ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
All EDHEC students join our esteemed Alumni Association from day one and benefit from all of the advantages this brings. The Alumni Association comprises over 53000 graduates in more than 130 countries. This friendly and supportive community of business leaders organises events and meetings throughout the year to facilitate contacts, exchanges and networking, while supporting the students in charting their career plans and helping graduates to promote their businesses and career. EDHEC Alumni is also a hub for disseminating best practices, shared values and the school’s vision of business for the good of society.
The MSc in Creative Business & Social Innovation gives you the knowledge and skills you need to pursue a career as a business manager in the arts, culture, technology or humanitarian industries. You will develop big-picture thinking skills and develop a better understanding of complexity and globalisation, setting you apart from the crowd so that you can have an impact on the world.
EDHEC seeks talented candidates from diverse backgrounds, with a history of strong academic achievement and demonstrated potential for growth and professional success.
- Minimum three-year bachelor’s degree (any type of engineering or business/finance background)
- Acceptable English proficiency tests/certificates (TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS)
- TOEFL Internet-based ≥ 92
- TOEIC ≥ 850
- IELTS ≥ 6.5
- Cambridge Test of English > 175
- Optional Aptitude Test Score GMAT or GRE or TAGE MAGE or CAT* official test score report (CAT* for Indian students only) can add value to your application
- Letter of motivation
- Academic transcripts
- Two letters of recommendation
- Online video interview
► English native speakers or those holding a degree taught in English (minimum three years) are eligible for an English Test waiver.
Your application file will be processed by the Admissions Team and sent to the Selection Committee for appraisal. The Selection Committee takes place on a rolling basis from October to 16 June. We would advise you to apply early to make your application stand out.
You will be informed by email of the progress of your application, including the final decision.
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- You will then receive a confirmation email containing your personal login and password.
Once you register or if you already have an active EDHEC account, access the online application form and enter your login details.
- To avoid losing your information during the application process, please do not refresh your current page or go back to the previous one without first saving your application.
- You can complete your application in several stages. As long as you save your entries, the information will not be lost.
- Before going to the "payment" tab, please check that you have not forgotten any element of your application file and that all the information you have entered is correct. Further modifications will not be possible after payment has been made.
- Application fees must be paid online.
- After validation, your application will reach the final stage and no reimbursement will be possible, even in the event of your withdrawal.
- If you encounter any technical problems during the completion of your online application, please email: [email protected].
Important: Please use only ONE email address to submit your online application and to communicate with the Admissions Team.
How I got into EDHEC | EDHEC Business School
Speaker: Shoumi Mittra, Indian. MiM Financial Economic student
For me, the most unique thing about the admission process was the fact that it wasn't a black box like most of the other admissions processes that I had been through before. Right from step one till the point that I was actually arriving in Nice. I had so much support not only from the EDHEC admissions team but also from the EDHEC Alumni and all the other students that EDHEC made sure I was connected to.
Speaker: Jean Thélémaque, American. MSc in International Accounting & Finance student.
I would say for any student that's looking to travel abroad, financing is extremely important. And for me personally, I actually hit a lot of roadblocks when seeking to obtain financial aid, and a process that was supposed to take two weeks ended up actually taking two months. When I actually got to EDHEC, the first thing I did was contact the admissions team, and they took out this very long rigorous process and turned it into two days. So it is really truly invaluable to have an admissions team that's really putting their best foot forward to help you with whatever you're looking to do.
Speaker: Shoumi Mittra
I was a lucky recipient of the Eiffel scholarship and I think part of the reason that I got it was because of the support that the EDHEC admissions team actually gave me throughout the application process.
I remember that the India admissions officer looked at my profile and said that I could potentially be eligible for this scholarship, and right from the beginning, he told me about the deadlines, he told me about the documents, to the point where I actually got the scholarship. And he took out the effort to call me up and say "hey you got the scholarship" and he seemed as excited as I was that I got the scholarship. It really showed me that EDHEC has a human touch and that it really cares about its students.
Speaker: Jean Thélémaque
For me the process was very real and it was very genuine because I remember, when I actually first met with the admissions manager, every answer and every interaction was very genuine. It was very sincere and I can honestly tell that the admissions team had my best interests at heart. So for me, it was that human factor that was there, and the transparency that really made the experience that much better for me.
Speaker: Shoumi Mittra
The first time I experienced EDHEC was when the EDHEC India admissions officer actually came onto my campus in Mumbai, and that was such a rare occurrence. I had actually never seen a French Business School or a French University come to my campus and that itself impressed me and it gave me that motivation to apply for the school.
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- APPLICATION FEE: €100
- FEES: €23,000*
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: 16 JUNE 2023
► Please note: Applications will be received and evaluated on a rolling basis until 16 June 2023.
- Tuition fees
- Access to the EDHEC Career Centre with personal career coaching during your studies and throughout your professional career
- Access, as a matriculating student, to on-campus facilities (incubator, learning centre, sports facilities, etc.)
- Lifetime access to the EDHEC Alumni community
- Administrative fees
All of EDHEC's full-time MSc programmes are accredited by the CEFDG at master’s grade. Enrolled students are eligible for a Temporary Resident Permit (or APS for Autorisation Provisoire de Séjour) at the end of the programme.
*Tuition fees are provided for information only and are subject to change
Helping you settle in France
The International Students Office – a team you can trust
Moving to a foreign country can be daunting, so it’s reassuring to know that the International Students Office (ISO) is there to help. The ISO welcomes more than 3,000 international students annually, helping them to settle in France and lending them support in daily life. It organises orientation events and multicultural seminars to welcome them to the EDHEC campuses in Lille and Nice. The team guides students through administrative procedures before their arrival and during their stay and answers any questions they may have about French systems (medical and home insurance, banking, resident permits, etc.).
Finding you a home from home
Once officially enrolled, we will help you to find suitable accommodation, either in an EDHEC residence or privately owned accommodation. The International Students Office is on hand to provide you with a list of apartments, halls of residence and other types of housing that fit your criteria. You can even ‘visit’ them virtually on our new Housing website. Our team will do everything they can to make arrangements with the owner and secure your booking. They can also arrange to pick you up from the airport on your arrival (where possible) and take you directly to your new home. The International Students Office also organises orientation events and integration seminars to welcome international students to the EDHEC campuses.
Untangling the red tape
European Union students can live and study in France as long as they have a national ID card. No passport or visa are required.
Before arriving in France, students from outside the European Union must obtain a student visa from the French embassy in their country of origin or residence. Non-EU students must also have a valid passport from their country of origin.
One of the requirements for most visa applications is proof of accommodation in France. EDHEC's International Office is familiar with the visa formalities for most countries and will provide you with the necessary paperwork to complete. If you are concerned about your visa application, you can contact the International Office, provided you have already checked the relevant pages in the Welcome Guide and contacted your local embassy.
Parlez-vous français ?
EDHEC offers complementary French courses to all international students enrolled in our MSc programmes. Our French classes span all levels of ability, from complete beginner to advanced language skills. The goal is to support your assimilation into French culture and give you the linguistic foundations ‒ grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing and comprehension ‒ to express yourself in French.
- Class size: 10‒25 students per group
- MIM 3 hours per week (30 hours per semester + 6 hours of group projects)
- MSc 2h a week (15 hours per semester)
Instructor qualifications: Courses are delivered by an officially accredited French language teaching institution.
International Student Office | EDHEC Business School
[Music] Title: “International Student Office”
I just got accepted at EDHEC business school. Now I need to organise my arrival and find
accommodation. Luckily the international students office helped me all along this process.
All good, I'm ready. It is now time to reach France. On arrival, three key moments are organised to help me settle in: the welcome session, the services fair and the integration day.
I get a lot of practical information on different topics such as health insurance, public transportation, life in the city, and so on.
I met representatives from different EDHEC departments and partners during the service fair.
I participate in group activities, meet new friends and discover the campus.
Throughout the year, I visit ISO whenever I need assistance in my daily life in France.
Time flies, my experience at EDHEC is coming to an end. The international student office has been of great support before and during my stay, and it will remain available even after my departure.
Thank you to the International Students Office - Camilla Garcia Biel
[Music] A big “Thank you” to the International Students Office.
Camilla Garcia Biel. MiM Business Management student. Class of 2022.
So my name is Camila Garcia Biel. I'm a 26 year old international student from Peru, I'm doing the MiM track which is a three-year-long programme. The first year, you start with basic courses, with administrative courses. Then there is a year for professional immersion, and then I specialised in strategic finance and commercial intelligence. The most important thing is that out of all the business schools in France, EDHEC was the only one to come to Lima and actually meet the prospective students. After that I was completely sold. As soon as I knew that I was gonna come here, I was enrolled et cetera.
The first contact you have is with the international student office and they absolutely help you with everything. Starting with the visa process, with the housing process... They also help with anything you really need.
So arriving in France, what surprised me, for very good like very positive, was the international environment that I experienced living in the residence and coming to school. I was immediately in contact with people from different countries that I had never seen. And what scared me a little bit, was that the French level that i had before coming and the French level needed to be here. The gap was obvious, but people, especially in Lille, were very nice when I was trying to communicate with them. Even if i was using some english words or even some spanish words, they were really nice.
The reason why I chose France as my home, is that it's the perfect balance from a latino point of view of the latin culture and the european culture. In the daylight you can see the difference and in the nightlife you can see the similarities. Differences and similarities that, at the end, really helped me develop myself as a person. And I think that's something that every international goes through and learns from. My first memory at EDHEC, it's the full day as i call it. It's the first day that we gather in the main hall and then we have outdoors activities, and then we eat together, they introduce us to the programme, they introduce us to the school. Being able to experience the location and the classes and the buildings, which are amazing, it's like a reality shock but a very positive one.
So if i had the all the amazing team from the ISO or the international student office members in front of me, the first thing that i would say would be definitely "thank you"!
Thank you, and thank you... Thank you for your help, thank you for your patience, thank you for your time. They really make the difference in the transition. The job that they're doing in that assistance, it's beyond what I've heard from other friends from other schools, from even other countries. For example, during the pandemic, they were very active and they helped us. And they sent us links for call centres, in case you needed to talk to someone, like psychological call centres and nutritionists, like they really take care of us in a very global aspect. I would just say thank you many times. The international office helps us because for example, they organise different cultural nights. The school has a lot of associations and many of them work with international students, for example ,there's one called "Open Up" and they organise trips for international students. There are many ways to feel not or not feel homesick, and at the end of the course, it's a very amazing place to make amazing friends and that also helps.
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When is the programme application deadline?
30 June for a September intake
Do you accept scanned documents?
Yes, you can make scanned colour copies of the documents required
Should the application file and the two recommendation letters be typed or written by hand?
- Recommendation template
You can use our templates, or the recommendation can be hand-written.
Will the International Admissions’ Team contact my referees to request letters of recommendation?
No, referees should email their letters of recommendation directly to [email protected] using their professional email. Emails from personal accounts such as yahoo, gmail, hotmail, etc., will not be accepted.
Will my referees receive automatic confirmation when they send a letter by email?
No, no automatic email will be sent to your referees. Please inform them that they should expect to receive an email confirmation later from the Admissions’ team.
Please note that you will also be copied on the email acknowledging receipt of the letter of recommendation.
Will I have an interview with the Programme Manager?
Students that apply to our MIM or MSc programmes will not have a direct interview with the Programme Manager unless the Programme Director deems it necessary.
How is the online interview conducted?
Once your online application is complete, the International Admissions Team will send you a link to conduct your online video interview in English. It comprises six questions on your motivation, your interest in the programme and your previous experience (professional, group work, etc.). There are no right or wrong answers. You will have a practice session before you start the actual interview. Once you have completed the interview, it will be sent, along with your application file, to the Selection Committee.
Can I apply for more than one programme?
- Yes, you can apply for two programmes. A separate motivation letter is required for each programme.
- Motivation letter template
What are the minimum scores expected?
- TOEFL Internet-based ≥ 92 (/120)
- TOEIC ≥ 850 (/990)
- IELTS ≥ 6.5 (/9.0)
- Cambridge Test of English ≥ 175
What is the EDHEC institutional code for TOEFL?
- The code is 0663.
Can I apply for a waiver?
English native speakers or those holding a degree taught in English (minimum three years) are eligible for an English test waiver.
As a reminder, aptitude tests* are required for some programmes and optional for others. Please see the “admissions requirements” for your programme of choice.
MSc & Global MBA Double-Degree: 3QQ-WQ-62
MIM Global Economic Transformation & Technology: 3QQ-WQ-06
Master in Management, Business Management: 3QQ-WQ-05
Master in Management, Finance: 3QQ-WQ-36
MSc in Creative Business & Social Innovation: 3QQ-WQ-60
MSc in Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence: 3QQ-WQ-82
MSc in Entrepreneurship & Innovation: 3QQ-WQ-77
MSc in Global & Sustainable Business: 3QQ-WQ-16
MSc in Management & Leadership: 3QQ-WQ-54
MSc in Marketing Management: 3QQ-WQ-47
MSc in Strategy, Organisation & Consultancy: 3QQ-WQ-84
LL.M. in Law & Tax Management: 3QQ-WQ-26
MSc in Corporate Finance & Banking: 3QQ-WQ-73
MSc in International Finance: 3QQ-WQ-98
MSc in Financial Engineering: 3QQ-WQ-69
MSc in Accounting & Finance: 3QQ-WQ-04
*(GMAT/GRE/TAGE MAGE/CFA level II (for finance programmes only)/CAT official test score report for Indian students only)
Is an aptitude test compulsory?
Please see the “admissions requirements” for your programme of choice. In general, aptitude tests are required for all finance programmes and for the Master's in Management Grande École programme.
Can I add an unofficial GMAT score report to my application?
You will get an unofficial score report immediately after taking your exam. You can send it to the Recruitment Office as an additional supporting document when applying. This document will be accepted provisionally as part of your application. The official report will be required to confirm your place.
Is there any help for students with regard to campus housing?
Once officially enrolled, you will receive help to find suitable accommodation, either in EDHEC residences or in privately owned apartments. EDHEC's International Students Office (ISO) is familiar with the visa formalities of most countries and will provide you with the necessary paperwork for completion. Should you have any concerns about your visa application, you can contact the ISO, provided you have already checked the relevant pages in the Welcome Guide and contacted your local Embassy. One requirement for most visa applications is proof of accommodation in France. Again, the ISO is on hand to provide you with a list of apartments, halls of residence and other types of housing, depending on your criteria. You can even "visit" them virtually on our new housing website. The team will do everything it can to make arrangements with the property owner and secure your booking. It can also pick you up from the airport on the day of your arrival (where possible) and take you directly to your new home.
When must my tuition fees be paid?
Once the Selection Committee has accepted your application, you will receive an acceptance email including your tuition fee payment schedule. In order to secure your place you have to pay the 1st instalment within 3 weeks.
How does financial aid apply to the tuition fees?
Financial aid applies to the second and third instalments of the MSc programme fees and to the second, third and fourth instalments of fees for the MIM programme.
What is the EDHEC Career Centre?
- The Student Career Centre is dedicated to helping students find a job or an internship.
- 60,000 internships and 33,500 job offers are posted on EDHEC’s dedicated jobs board every year.
Complementary French courses are offered to all international students enrolled in our MSc programmes. Our French classes cover all learning levels, from complete beginner to advanced language skills. The goal is to support your integration into French culture and give you the linguistic foundations ‒ grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing and listening ‒ to express yourself in the French language.
- Class size: 10-25 students per group
- Contact hours:
- MIM 3 hours per week (30 hours per semester +6 hours group projects)
- MSc 2 hours per week (15 hours per semester)
- Instructor qualifications: Courses are held by an officially accredited French language teaching institution.
How to finance your Master’s?
As part of its strategic plan to "Impact Future Generations", EDHEC has committed to enabling talented students to pursue their studies through a diverse and transparent scholarship scheme. The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs also offers a large number of grants and scholarships, and there are numerous bodies worldwide supporting the study of international students wishing to embark on a master’s programme. Below is a comprehensive overview of the scholarships, grants and loans available.
EDHEC Business School's comprehensive scholarship scheme aimed at MIM & MSC candidates
So my name is Michelle Sisto I am the associate Dean for graduate studies at EDHEC Business School. So within that perimeter, it englobes the PhD programme, our
programme Grande Ecole, Master in Management and all of our specialised MSc programmes.
[Music] “What types of scholarships and financial aid does EDHEC offer to international students?”
Regarding scholarships available for international students, and even for our French students, EDHEC has a strong belief in making education possible for students coming from diverse horizons, backgrounds, and have both the economic levels and what they studied previously, regional differences, and so we've put in place a multitude of opportunities for scholarships to encourage that diversity in our classrooms. We have some scholarships that are academic merit-based, aiming for excellence in the profile of students. We have some scholarships that are more oriented for particular regional areas, and we have some scholarships that are also oriented towards diversity. For example, women in finance and women in data science, where we see that we still don't have a sufficient number of women in those areas in the profession, and also in the programmes. And then we also have scholarships
that can be requested, when students are actually in the programme, should there be an instance where somebody's situation changes dramatically while they're already a student here. We have a special commission that looks at changes in the situation for exceptional scholarships.
[Music] “What is a merit-based scholarship and what are the selection criteria?”
So our merit-based scholarships are really based on the profile of our candidates. What we're looking at, when students apply to our programme Grande Ecole and to our MSc programmes, we're looking at their full profile. So their academic background, how they perform in their previous academic studies… We're looking at things like their score on GMAT or the TAGE MAGE or the CAT exam, some kind of aptitude test. We're also looking at the type of school that they went to previously, but that's not the major issue.
It's really where they were. Did they perform really well? And as EDHEC academic excellence is a key driving force for education, we want to offer scholarships to encourage those types of profiles to come to EDHEC. Because we know they have choices amongst diverse, very strong schools, and our aim is to bring the very brightest and the best to EDHEC.
[Music] “How does EDHEC approach need-based scholarships for international students?
For need-based scholarships, we have one system for our French students, and then for international students, we're looking at the profiles of our students. What we will look at
is, what is their overall situation, what is their profile and how can we make an offer to them that would render their participation and education in EDHEC more feasible for them.
[Music] “Describe EDHEC’s new approach to scholarships”
As I mentioned earlier EDHEC really believes in bringing diverse and excellent profiles to our school, and so our approach in terms of scholarships is evermore going in the direction of diversity and inclusion. So we're currently offering, as I mentioned, a scholarship for women in data science and in finance. We also have scholarships that are called the “make and impact” scholarship, and “make an impact” is our tagline at EDHEC. Our strategic plan is really EDHEC for future generations, and so we're looking for this “make an impact” scholarship, for students who have shown in the past that they're willing to engage in their local communities and environmental projects. With coming to EDHEC, the education that they're going to receive here, is going to propel them forward to the next step where they'll make an impact, a further impact, and so what we do for that scholarship is, we ask students to apply with an essay and tell us something about what they've done in the past and where they wish to go. And so for those students, we have a special scholarship. We're also looking to increase now, in line with our strategic plan, for greater diversity and inclusion on socioeconomic as well as cultural, regional, gender differences, and expand our portfolio of scholarships. So we're working on offering more scholarships for high potential women, specific scholarships for certain regions. In terms of regional scholarships we already have some for example: with the French embassy in India we have a special scholarship that pays up to 15 percent of students tuition fees, likewise in Russia with a scholarship that's a hundred percent for a student applying for an MSc with an excellent profile. We work with Campus France. We also have Eiffel scholarships. In Colombia for example, we work with local players like ColFuturo and there's lots of information on the website so anyone who's wishing to apply to EDHEC should definitely look at the “financing your studies” part and reach out to our admissions team to get more information as to what financing is available from their particular region. As we move forward, we will continue to expand this offer both in terms of the number of scholarships and in terms of the amount.
Currently EDHEC issues about 5 million euros in scholarships every year across our graduate studies. About a quarter of all of our students do receive some type of financial aid, and part of our plan moving forward is to expand that to an even higher percentage of students. And for some of our students, to go all the way up to 75% of tuition fees that would be covered for those who are the most in need, notably students coming from particular backgrounds or potentially zones of conflict, or refugees and, or recent immigrants from areas that have been touched negatively by world events.
[Music] “Why is diversity important to EDHEC? How does it relate to your mission to make an impact?”
Well thank you for that question, I think that you know we're in the age that we're living in right now, we've seen that diversity and inclusion is a global issue. We have some researchers within our school, who study the positive impact of diversity and inclusion on the performance of companies. But we believe that diversity and inclusion is essential, to bring a diversity of perspectives to solving some of the major societal stakes that we're facing right now, the challenges that we're facing. So what do we mean by that? Now when we talk about women in finance and women in data science, with the algorithms that are currently directing quite a bit of our lives right now. If the data that goes into those algorithms or the people who are writing those algorithms are not representative of the society at large, then we may end
up with situations where they're detrimental to certain aspects of certain groups in society.
Algorithms that scan CVs, algorithms that give us suggestions for what we should be reading or watching or eating even. So I think that diversity is necessary to have a more equitable society. Things like climate change, bringing together people who come from diverse backgrounds around the world, seeing how its impacts differ around the world and how we can globally work together to find solutions. Of course the strongest element recently is the global pandemic, and we can see that something like this can only be solved by global collaboration.
So bringing together people from all over the world and these diverse perspectives, what we hope to do is to encourage our students to grow into leaders with a global perspective, in order to collaboratively solve some of the big problems that we're facing now.
“Are your scholarships fee waivers only or do you also offer financial support for travel, housing, and other study expenses?”
Currently EDHEC’s scholarships focus on the tuition fees, although some of the people that we partner with do offer stipends for living, for example the Eiffel scholarship. To be eligible for the Eiffel scholarship, students need to apply and be admitted before early December but that is a scholarship that is within the French ministry and that covers about 1200 euros a month stipend for students in order to cover living expenses, rent…and there are some scholarships that also look at fees for the flights to and from France. So it varies but the bulk of our scholarships are really just focused on the tuition fees.
[Music] “Any scholarship application tips you’d like to offer?”
My first tip would be to make a request. Don't hesitate to make a request. As they often say: if you don't ask, you certainly don't receive. So not to be shy in reaching out and aiming for one of our scholarships. I think another tip would be, for the scholarships that require essays, to take the time to build an essay that really responds to the question that's asked for the particular scholarship, and make it quite personal. What we want to do, when we're evaluating these essays, is get to know the person behind that essay. What's their real desire to make an impact for example, if it's in line with the sustainable development goals, and convince us
that you're somebody who would bring your expertise, your enthusiasm, your drive, and your values to our community, here at EDHEC. And lastly, I would say, be absolutely authentic in what you say and what you write.
[Music] “Is there anything else you’d like to share?”
So I'd just like to add, that you know, beyond the direct scholarships that we've talked about here, at EDHEC there's an institution-wide number of initiatives in order to offer our education and render education more affordable to a wide group of candidates. For example, in our undergraduate programmes, there are students working on a programme that's called “Cordée de la réussite”, where they're going into local high schools, that tend to have and be in areas, that are considered considered disadvantaged or that don't have as high proportion
that go into higher education, to encourage those students to believe that they can access and succeed in higher education. And then we offer up to 75 percent of fees for students who come through that path. In addition, over the last year, I think one area that we're very happy with and grateful for, is during the pandemic we made a call out to all of our alumni and to some of our corporate partners to request additional funding for direct additional scholarships to students. Unfortunately, we had a number of students over time whose family situations changed. Either their family business had a problem or that sadly there was some severe illness or even death in the family. So we wanted to make sure that those difficult events didn't also have an impact on our students' ability to continue with their education. And our alumni really stood up to the call and we raised close to a half a million euros for direct additional aid to our students. So I think there's a very strong sense of community at EDHEC,
and we hope that the students for whom we can make this extra offer available, will continue to be part of that community as they move on to their careers afterwards, and be part of a virtuous cycle of ongoing financing of studies for everyone.
Scholarships and financial aid can be critical factors when it comes to embarking on a master’s programme, so we aim to make the process as simple as possible. All candidates who are accepted are automatically considered for an EDHEC scholarship. The decision of the Scholarship Committee will be conveyed by email in tandem with the admissions decision. No additional documentation is required, other than for scholarships marked with an asterisk (*).
The EDHEC Academic Excellence Scholarship offers high-potential candidates up to a 50% reduction in their tuition fees. The scholarship supports high-profile candidates based on the excellence of their academic profile, extensive experience and/or extracurricular activities.
- June 16th for MSc
- June 23rd for MiM
A select range of country and sector-specific scholarships are also available:
- EDHEC Women in Finance and Data Science Scholarship ‒ a 35% reduction in tuition fees
- EDHEC Women in Business Scholarship ‒ up to a 35% reduction in tuition fees
- EDHEC Cultural Diversity Scholarship ‒ up to a 40% reduction on tuition fees
- EDHEC Refugee or Conflict Zone scholarship ‒ EDHEC is proud to welcome master’s students who are refugees or from conflict-affected nations, in line with the School’s aim to promote peace, diversity and inclusion worldwide. One of the main ways we can help is to provide financial assistance through a reduction of up to 75% in tuition fees, giving candidates an opportunity to receive quality higher education at EDHEC.
- Who can apply? During our admissions process, we take into account the context in which applicants have achieved their academic qualifications. If your application is accepted, you will be notified simultaneously as to whether you have been granted an EDHEC Refugee or Conflict Zone scholarship.
- The EDHEC Make an Impact Scholarship* is open to Master in Management and Master of Science applicants and covers 35% of tuition fees.
- How to apply: Students who wish to apply for the EDHEC Make an Impact Scholarship must submit an essay of 1,000 to 1,500 words along with their application, detailing their career plan. The essay should describe their prior experience, explain how the Master of their choice will contribute to their career plan, and detail their personal motivation for making an impact on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) throughout their career.
- The EDHEC High Impact ‒ Future Chinese Alumni Scholarship* is a co-sponsored scholarship with the EDHEC China Alumni Club. It awards 10 Chinese students who plan to make an impact on the EDHEC China Alumni community a 50% reduction on their tuition fees.
- Who can apply: Chinese students who have been accepted into an EDHEC Master's programme with high scores from the Selection Committee.
- How to apply: Students who wish to apply for this scholarship should write an essay describing their prior experience, explaining how the Master of their choice will contribute to their career plan. Applicants to this scheme will be invited to participate in an online interview.
- Deadline: 15 May.
EDHEC scholarships cannot be combined.
- The EDHEC-French Embassy Co-Financed Scholarship in India is a joint initiative of EDHEC Business School and the Embassy of France in India. This scholarship is offered to two Indian students (two 50% scholarships for MiM Programmes) with excellent academic backgrounds and clear career objectives.
- Who can apply: Indian students who have been accepted into EDHEC's Master in Management programmes with high scores from our Selection Committee.
- How to apply and application deadline: Students must complete their application by 15 May and, if accepted, confirm their place by 31 May.
- More information: Please contact EDHEC Country Manager for India Nilesh Gaikwad at [email protected].
Through strong, established partnerships with local and international bodies, EDHEC has secured a number of grants and financial aid to help talented students embark on their dream academic programme.
- The QS-EDHEC Scholarship is an exclusive scholarship for participants in the QS World Grad School Tour. Scholarship value: 50% reduction in tuition fees.
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- EDHEC, exclusively for e-fellows.net students and Master’s Day participants
- Colfuturo (Fundación para el Futuro de Colombia)
- Fundación HonduFuturo
- Fundación Mexicana Para La Educación, La Tecnología y La Ciencia (FUNED)
- Bourse Banco de México – FIDERH (Fondo para el desarrollo de Recursos Humanos)
- Bourse 'AVENIR' Scholarships from the French Embassy in Spain
What is the EIFFEL Scholarship?
- The EIFFEL Scholarship programme offers financial support of more than €1,000 per month to high-calibre international candidates. EIFFEL also offers financial support of around €1,200 per month to high-achieving international candidates. The scholarship is financed and managed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.
- Applications for the EIFFEL Scholarship need to be submitted to EDHEC by 1 December. To apply for an EIFFEL Scholarship, you will first need to be accepted onto one of EDHEC’s master’s programmes and confirm your place no later than the end of November. You can do this by paying a deposit equivalent to the first semester’s tuition fees. Students can only apply for EIFFEL through one academic institution and that institution applies on the student’s behalf once they are enrolled. The results are usually published by Campus France by March/April the following year. Students who are not awarded an EIFFEL scholarship are generally offered a EDHEC Excellence Scholarship instead, but the two cannot be combined.
The EIFFEL Scholarship offers financial support of around €1,200 per month to high-achieving international candidates. The scholarship is financed and managed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.
Who can apply:
Any students under the age of 25 with track record of academic excellence:
- A GMAT score of 650 or above (GRE accepted)*
- *Please note that this is not mandatory for programmes not requiring a GMAT test
- Acceptable English proficiency tests/certificates (TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS)
- TOEFL Internet-based ≥ 92
- TOEIC ≥ 850
- IELTS ≥ 6.5
- Cambridge Test of English > 175
- Excellent academic records (GPA)
- Strong motivation and clear objectives
- Awards, previous scholarships, achievements, etc.
Deadline: Completed applications must be submitted to EDHEC by 1 December
EIFFEL and EDHEC scholarships cannot be combined.
The Eiffel Scholarship | EDHEC Business School
[Music] Title: “Eiffel Scholarship”
Speaker: Sahil Dholakia – Eiffel Scholarship Awardee.
Melanie, can you tell me about the Eiffel scholarship?
Speaker: Melanie Colmart - International Recruitment Manager
Hi Sahil. Congratulations on this achievement. The Eiffel excellence scholarship is a programme established by the French ministry for Europe and foreign office. Its goal is to attract the top foreign students into French Business Schools for master programmes. It is highly selective and only the best students with excellent GPAs and profiles are eligible. The Eiffel scholarship awards you a monthly allowance, round-trip plane tickets between your home country and France, health insurance, and cultural activities. So Sahil, you were awarded this scholarship. Can you tell me more about the process?
Yes Melanie. The international admissions team selected my profile for the scholarship and
I had to provide them with some extra documents so they sent my whole profile and the documents to the scholarship team. Can you please give some tips for the Eiffel scholarship?
Yes I will. So first I would like to remind you that the Eiffel programme is a very exclusive scholarship for over a thousand applicants per year; only a few hundred are the lucky awardees. Secondly, you can only apply through an institution. So the first step for you, would be to apply and get admitted to EDHEC. Then before December 1st, our deadline, you need to send all your documents for this scholarship as one pdf. So for the documents, we will ask you for: your cv, your full academic transcripts, a GMAT or GRE and an english proficiency test and the most important part your motivation letter. This is a way to help you stand out for the selection committee and here are a few tips for you. First you need to be sure about your goal, you need to express why the programme, and the scholarship in particular, will help you achieve your dreams. Second, your personality. This is a way to show the committee who you are and why you should be chosen and if you have any extra link with France, this is a way also to give it. So Sahil you went through this process, do you have a few tips for future students?
Okay, so for the applicants I would like to say. Firstly, apply as soon as possible and most preferably before December. Because the earlier you apply, the higher the chances are for you to get selected for the scholarship. And secondly, I would like to say the Eiffel scholarship is the most renowned scholarship in Europe and especially in France. So it is also a big highlighted part of my CV. So yeah exactly, and for the applicants, I would like to say just apply as soon as possible and all the best to you guys.
- French Embassies around the world offer a number of scholarships to excellent students.
More information: Please contact the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in your country
- Campus France is a French national agency for the promotion of higher education, international student services and international mobility. It manages CampusBourses, a grant search engine that is an essential tool for financing your education in France.
For more information, please see the CampusBourses grant search engine.
Open Europe Scholarship Scheme programme from the European Union
L’Institut Français de Sofia in cooperation with the French Embassy
Student Aid British Columbia ‒ EDHEC School Code: QWDA
- Becas Chile ‒ Chilean governmental initiative (part of the Programa Formación de Capital Humano Avanzado); you must specify EDHEC when submitting your application
- Alexandre Yersin Excellence Scholarship (for Hong Kong and Macau students)
- The China Scholarship Council (CSC) (affiliated with the Ministry of Education)
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus
- Merit scholarship from the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus
- Kristjan Jaak Scholarship programme from the Ministry of Education and Research and the Archimedes Foundation
- Bourses du Gouvernement français de l'Ambassade de France en Estonie
- CROUS ‒ Bourse sur critères sociaux
- Fongecif ‒ EDHEC has particularly close ties with Société Générale, BNP Paribas, LCL and HSBC
- Apply to: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst e.V. (DAAD), Referat 312, Postfach 200 404, D-53134
- BAföG (for MiM programmes)
- The French Embassy in Indonesia
- LPDP Scholarship (Public Service Education Fund Management Institution)
- French government scholarships and other programmes
- Programme de bourses de mobilité ‒ “Make our planet great again – master”
- National Scholarship Programme by Slovak Republik
- The French Embassy in Slovakia
- French government scholarships in Slovakia
- Javni sklad Republike Slovenije za razvoj kadrov in stipendije ‒ excellence scholarships
- Bourses d'excellence pour étudiants slovènes
- French government scholarships from the French Institute of Slovenia
- For students from Galicia: Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza ‒ call +34 91 563 07 99
- WorldWideStudies by Victor Pinchuk Foundation
- Bourses du Gouvernement français de l'Ambassade de France en Ukraine
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- Serge Bellanger Business Student Scholarship
- Scholarships from the CEA (Cultural Experience Abroad)
- Fulbright US student programme
- API Study Abroad Scholarships
- Rotary Foundation Scholarships
- National Society of Hispanic MBAs (to legal permanent residents of Hispanic origin)
- Hill & Ponton scholarships for US veterans
- Bourse d'Excellence from the French Embassy
- The France Excellence scholarship program of the French Embassy in Vietnam
*Depending on your background, you may be required to take some remote and self-paced courses in July-August prior to arriving on campus.
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