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DEVELOP A STRATEGIC MINDSET
EDHEC’s Master’s in Strategy, Organisation & Consulting attracts disciplined and creative minds that can perform strongly in complex environments. This challenging programme will equip young talented bachelors with management consulting skills and hone your ability to think strategically to deal with ever-changing business realities. The programme prepares you for a wide range of roles in strategic management and consulting that require critical thinking, intellectual agility and a multidisciplinary understanding of strategy-related issues.
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.
Capgemini Invent has decided to extend its partnership with EDHEC Business School. EDHEC’s motto ‒ “Make an Impact” ‒ resonates with Capgemini Invent’s objective of being a “Leader for Leaders”. By supporting the high-profile and academically demanding MSc in Strategy, Organisation & Consulting, our consultants share their expertise and know-how through innovative learning experiences, including real-life consulting cases, in addition to interactive courses. We are proud to be EDHEC’s longest programme partner and intend to continue to recruit top talent from this leading business school.
Khalid El Haddaoui
New technologies are disrupting the world business environment. Sopra Steria Next is on the front line, accompanying businesses in adapting their models for an increasingly digital world. Sharing our expertise with EDHEC students, and how new technologies can be game-changers, is not only a pleasure, but a requirement if we are to forge the leaders of tomorrow among EDHEC graduates. We are proud to build the future with EDHEC Business School while consolidating our partnership.
YOUR MSc IN A NUTSHELL
EDHEC’s MSc in Strategy, Organisation & Consulting prepares you for a wide range of professional roles that require critical thinking, intellectual agility and a multidisciplinary understanding of strategic issues.
Key skills developed
- analyse complex business issues
- evaluate companies and assess the performance
- conduct skilful project management in delivering actionable prescriptions
- master critical thinking tools and create successful, innovative strategies for the digital age.
[MSc in Strategy, Organisation & Consulting.
Programme Director: Mohamed Benmerikhi]
An organisation exists because there is a problem to be solved. So while embarking on MSc journey in strategy consulting organisation, we train students to grasp structure and solve complex organisations' problems.
With digital transformation or the implementation of new technology. Restructuring human resource issues do dealing with new generational dynamics and to help them make applicable recommendations by zooming in and out of organisations and grasp into their complexity.
So in the first semester, they have courses that are focused on key elements of strategy, formulation of strategy implementation. We focus a lot on implementation.
They learn the business model, then they learn strategic foresight and operations strategies. And this last course, for example, is delivered entirely by consultants. There are no academics. There is one consultant for every session who comes from various companies, ranging from first-tier to second tier to boutique consulting firms.
They bring in clients' problems that are related to different aspects of operations strategies. Could be the supply chain. It could be capacity management or inventory management. And they get the students to work on solving those problems. Of course, they deliver first, the overarching framework to have the students sort of develop an approach. And then students go on to customise that approach according to the problem at hand. And that's unique to our MSc.
What they will focus on, in the second semester is more of the organisational component. What are the determinants of companies’ performance financial risk management techniques. And they get exposed to a broad portfolio of electives from which they can choose
and customise their learning.
So the information we have from alumni, is that they work in all sectors. Some of them work for the government. Some of them work for the stock exchange. Some of them work in I.T. in fashion and aeronautics, in the car industry. And one of the things we are trying to do, in collaboration with Capgemini this year, is to slowly introduce sectoral approaches to consulting.
We raised awareness of the issues of sustainability, inclusion and diversity very early on in the programme. For example, we start our MSc with the Sustainability Day and understand how it relates
to their future organisations. We hope that they will perpetuate those values to make an impact.
BUILDING YOUR CAREER PATH
September–May: on-campus academic courses** - June onwards: work experience
- 18-month full-time programme: 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
- French classes
*based on applicant's background, some fully remote and self-paced courses may be required before the on-campus modules begin in September.
Age range: 22-31
The MSc in Strategy, Organisation & Consulting is designed to enable students to acquire knowledge and problem-solving skills to tackle contemporary challenges in organisations undergoing profound changes. We prepare and equip our students for the role of consultants that add value to consulting firms and organisations’ corporate strategy units. Overall, the programme combines contemporary analytical insights with best practices to address strategic and transformational issues firms face in today’s complex business landscape. Through innovative learning experiences, and an increased awareness of sustainability, our students are trained to design and implement projects that integrate the managerial, organisational, and strategic aspects of firms to drive them towards improved performance, while making an impact!
Director, MSc in Strategy, Organisation & Consulting
Why I chose to study a Masters in France | EDHEC Business School
[Ringtone] Ethan Brown. Master in Management graduate.
Hi, my name is Ethan Brown and I come from Tallapoosa, Georgia.
It's a little small town on the border of Alabama and Georgia. From my background, I studied business and a bachelor's degree at the university of west Georgia before coming to EDHEC.
At EDHEC I had the opportunity to study in the Grande Ecole programme, as well as the Master's in Strategy, Organisation and Consulting. So extracurricularly, I had the opportunity to travel with the National Geographic society. That gave me a really good thirst for seeing what goes on outside of Tallapoosa. At the same time it was very clear that if you wanted to go outside of Tallapoosa and stay outside of Tallapoosa, you needed to have an education. At this moment I asked a very important question that kind of brought me to EDHEC, which was "if I could be in your place in 30-40 years what do I need to change now to get there?". If you want to be a vice president of an international operations company, you need to be international.
At EDHEC there's a lot of business games, which is more of a tangible hands-on way of approaching learning, which is a lot more impactful than just reading a book. There are multiple opportunities: we have computer simulation challenges. We're trying to run your company better than the groups that are right next to you, and you have to make decisions every round. There are also opportunities where you're doing partnerships with local companies and trying to help them figure out how they're going. They could approach a new challenge, or a new technology, that they were wanting to add to their company. It's the EDHEC Open Innovation challenge. And after, there's just the general approach to pedagogy or learning at EDHEC, which is the general approach to learning is that EDHEC is focused on groups, it's not focused on presentation, it's not focused on books. So these are the types of things that prepare you best for the world after education. So at EDHEC I had the opportunity to win the KPMG international case competition for France, with my fellow EDHEC team. And we went to compete internationally in Lisbon, which was an amazing experience, one that I won't ever forget. As well, I had another team at EDHEC that competed in the HEC business game, which is a different kind of simulation, but very much the same case competition structure. The real difference at EDHEC, is if you want to push further and go outside and go beyond what the other students are doing, not just about coming here and coming to class, it's about participating in a programme that enables you, 1)get the work experience 2) adjust to the culture and 3) the technical abilities and soft skills you need in an international context.
My academic and professional journey | EDHEC Business School
[ringtone] Difei Guo. Graduate Master in Management.
I'm from the northeast of China, a place that is near Russia, Japan, Korea and super cold in winter, minus 30 degrees.
My dad is a doctor, my mom is a nurse. I went to the University of Nottingham. It's a British university and I chose the major of international business, because I kind of want to explore the business world. So I can figure out what I like, what I don't like.
At that point, I kind of realised my passion in marketing and branding, and I also have this urge to explore another culture. During my study in the university of Nottingham, actually I did that exchange programme in France. It’s in that semester, I really like French language and culture, and like the lifestyle here. Especially the arts and the museum. Since it's always something I really enjoy. So I decided to take a master's program in France. That's why I met EDHEC. It's really a top business school with this three year master’s programme, to not only give me a double master's degree but it also gave me a one year chance to develop a career here. Have international working experience. So that's why I decided to take this opportunity and really start this journey.
The first year, we really dive into the business management work, have a master level understanding, which align with my formal experience. And second year, I have one year of professional experience. So I can take real life experience working in different industries, in an international environment. And then last year, I can choose the specialisation. So it really depends on what you understand in the previous two year experience. So far, I have a lot of opportunities. I got offers from China, from London… opportunities in Germany. Also I have finished my internship at Amazon in Luxembourg. So I would say, if I didn’t have that experience at EDHEC, I wouldn’t have had this amazing opportunity from different countries. And I would say, it's really the strategic thinking in the second master I got, plus the international working experience, that really made my resume stand out.
Actually if you read the survey, the most friendly city in France is actually Lille. Especially for international students. It's a city near the border, very close, probably 30 minutes to Belgium and not far from the Netherlands, and also kind of close to the UK. You can take the Eurostar directly to London. So that position really gives international students a great opportunity to explore. Since you can have your career life, you can have your study life, but at the same time you can enjoy European culture.
So I would say, EDHEC helped me to become a more authentic person and find my true value. Not to mention the support from the school, from the career centre and all the amazing schoolmates and alumni I have met during this three years’ journey. Every time, I push myself out there, put myself in danger, and then I grow. And I achieved something I could never imagine. So this will be my aspiration. I will keep doing the same thing in the future.
Make an Impact.
THE CORE SKILLS YOU NEED
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:
- Core curriculum
- Blended learning
- Applied learning
- Personal performance coaching
- Embraces the latest technology
- Responds to trends in the market
- Co-developed with leading business partners
- Business games
- Case studies
- Consulting projects
Personal performance coaching
- Interviewing strategies
- Teamwork development
- Intercultural communication skills
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 objectives are to equip you with sound understanding of the fundamental concepts and vocabulary used in statistical modelling and make you aware of the powers of data analysis. It will enable you to correctly assess the validity of current techniques to common business situations, use simple Python programs to manipulate data and expressions, and confidently handle the presentation and interpretation of data using python language.
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.
Core modules are classes that must be taken by all students of the programme.
This course provides a framework for analysing ethical issues in business. It focuses specifically on ethical challenges in consulting, strategic and organisational decisions.
On completing the course, you will be able to identify key ethical issues associated with strategic and management decisions, develop plans to strengthen corporate ethical practices, and apply ethics in the context of organisational hierarchies and supply ecosystems.
The course provides an overview of financial accounting concepts and practices, including corporate balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, equity statements and disclosure footnotes.
You will be taught how to analyse and interpret a firm’s financial position regarding profitability, solvency and liquidity, with particular attention to the cash flow statement.
It is increasingly important that firms be able to explore new and emerging pockets of value. Innovative offerings and innovative strategies are the results of connecting previously unconnected planes of thought from within and outside a company. This course will place you at the heart of a real-life, multiparty innovation project, in which you will be challenged to develop a novel business opportunity by linking customer desirability, technical feasibility and financial viability.
On completing the course, you will be able to use foresight and apply strategic design tools to develop new businesses, run a multiclient project and develop clear recommendations. This course is presented by the EDHEC Chair for Foresight, Innovation & Transformation.
In 2022 more than half the global economy is based on or influenced by digital technologies (e.g., enterprise and customer social media, mobile, cloud computing, business analytics, Internet of Things, metaverse, artificial intelligence). Worldwide digital technology investment has been projected to total $5.5 trillion in the year 2022 (IDC Research, 2022). In this sense, companies invest millions of Euros in digital technology resources and practices but not all of them know how to generate the expected business benefits. The course will cover some of the latest trends and future predictions for business value creation in companies. This course has two key objectives.
The course will provide you with the theoretical foundations and the digital and business managerial skills to create business value from their digital technology investments. It will examine the digital technology selection, usage, exploitation, and growth for different purposes (e.g., transformation, innovation, and getting a competitive advantage).
Upon completion of the course, you should be able to make and govern key digital technology investment decisions to create business value, and strategically manage the digital transformation of a company, and design a digital business strategy.
Information technology (IT) has become a major organisational asset that leaders must use in achieving the goals of their business strategies. Indeed, growing business complexity makes IT decisions a strategic endeavour. Paradoxically, however, many leaders navigate the IT landscape without the appropriate perspectives for sound and consistent decisions. Worse, leaders can make high-impact IT decisions without weighing up the consequences.
The IT Strategy course will equip you with the key knowledge, frameworks and understanding you need to make sound IT decisions that support your broader business decisions.
This course mirrors the capabilities used in advising organisations on leading digital transformation. The main objectives of the course are: to help understand a digital transformation-related problem and to acquire the consulting methods/approaches used to support companies in their transformation. The approach proposed in this course is practice-based case study.
Upon completion of the course, you will be able to understand how to structure consulting recommendations to answer a client problematic, and master strategy & management consulting methodologies.
The course explores the various modes of corporate development available to managers to achieve company growth, including mergers, acquisitions, strategic alliances and joint ventures.
It will equip you with a set of tools to facilitate the selection of an appropriate strategy for corporate development, provide insight into the key success factors in creating and managing inter-firm alliances and acquisitions, and provide you with a comprehensive framework for executing M&A from initiation to implementation.
You will learn how to analyse a firm’s organisational health to make better (and evidence-based) recommendations.
Firms rely on a wide set of internal and external resources to deliver on the promises made to their clients. This course explores the strategic issues and decisions associated with the design and management of a firm’s resources and how they can develop strategic advantages with a focus on the disruptive changes ahead.
On completion of this course, you will be able to understand how operations and supply-chain functions support corporate objectives. You will also be able to identify megatrends and evaluate their impact on the future management of your firm’s resources, with a focus on digital transformation. The course includes workshops with our consulting partners.
Amid the new business landscape (industrial disruption, competition between business models, etc.), strategic thinking and methodologies are indispensable in identifying sustainable value creation. This course will look at how to structure strategic analysis, create opportunities for strategic thinking and communications training and explore business-model design frameworks.
On completing this course, you will be able to systematically apply critical, insight-driven strategic thinking to real business challenges, assess and analyse a business situation from a strategic and business-model standpoint and effectively communicate the outcome of this work.
A master’s project for a business client requires particular attention to those elements that will lend it credibility among an executive audience with limited time and an action-oriented mindset. This course is aimed at students targeting a career in consulting or corporate strategy which follows the traditional consulting format for internal action-oriented research and communication.
On completion of the course, you will be able to select and apply appropriate frameworks and techniques to support the analysis of real business problems and communicate robust recommendations, integrating the audience’s perspective.
Michael Antioco joined EDHEC Business School as Professor in Marketing in September 2013.
Foresight, Innovation and Transformation Chair Affiliate
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.
Professor and Researcher in Family Business and Psychology
Prof. Dr. Fabian Bernhard is a Professor of Management and Psychology and is part of the Family Business Center at EDHEC Business School in Paris, Lille, Nice and London.
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.
Director of MSc in Management & Leadership
Professor Daly has worked in communication and management studies since 1995.
EMBA Programme Director, Leadership Development Chair Affiliate Researcher, 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 Professor of computer science 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, PhD is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship 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.
I first joined Edhec in 1998 as a practitioner through continued banking experience until 2004 when I definitively chose full-time teaching occupation.
Master Business Management Programme Director
Guergana Guintcheva, Ph.D, is Professor of Marketing and Master Business Management Programme Director 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.
Head of faculty - Strategy, Entrepreneurship & Operations
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.
Director of the Grande Ecole and Masters of Sciences
Tristan-Pierre Maury, PhD, is Professor of Economics and Director of the Grande Ecole and Masters of Sciences.
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.
Diversity & Inclusion Chair Research Associate
Camille Pradies, Ph.D, is Associate Professor of Management at EDHEC Business School. She earned her Ph.D. in organizational behavior at Boston College.
René Rohrbeck is a Professor of Strategy and director of the chair on Fo
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 Head of Accounting, Control & Law Department 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.
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 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.
As part of the personalisation period of your MSc programme, you will be able to choose one certificate to complete or broaden your expertise by taking part in a learning expedition and follow several elective courses.
All students must complete a Master’s project, which provides the opportunity to develop strong writing and analytical skills and to gain expertise on a given topic.
You can choose your electives from a list of courses.
- Blockchain & cryptocurrencies: from the origin of bitcoin to the emergence of web 3.0
- Behavourial science for sustainability
- Data analytics with Python for starters
- Digital & strategic human resources management
- Platform strategy: competing with disruptive business models
- Strategic cost & performance management
- Managing risks, compliance & human rights
- Social entrepreneurship & innovation
- Sustainable marketing
- VBA for Excel
- Customer & data analytics
- Food marketing
- Is our digital & tech world sustainable?
- Luxury brand management
- Global justice & human rights
- Managing innovation & digital transformation
- Managing diversity & inclusion in the entertainment industry & beyond
- Press vs public relations, new media vs social networks
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.
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.
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:
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.paced courses in July-August prior to arriving on campus.
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:
- Valuation and business modelling analyst
- Strategy & financial analyst
- Business intelligence analyst
- Business consultant
- Operations consultant
- Innovation consultant
- Digital transformation advisor
- Digital innovation/transformation consultant
- Digital strategy consultant
- Strategy consultant
- Climate change and sustainability services consultant
- Business intelligence consultant
- Cross-industry strategic analysis
- Digital operations
- Business intelligence
- Financial advisory
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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 55000 graduates in 140 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 Strategy, Organisation & Consulting is suited to creative, disciplined individuals who can perform strongly in complex environments. On this challenging programme, you will develop management consulting and strategic thinking skills that will enable you to deal with and give you a new perspective on business realities. The programme prepares you for a wide range of professional roles in which critical thinking, intellectual agility and a multidisciplinary understanding of strategy-related issues are key.
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 June 7. 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.
- If you are a new user, you must create an account/sign up.
- If you already have an account (EDHEC candidate student), please go directly to step 5 by clicking on the "apply online" button. It means you are already in the system, so do not need to "create an account".
- After creating your account, you will receive a validation email. Click on the link provided in this email to activate your account.
- 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, Indian. MiM Financial Economic student
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.
[Music] Make an Impact. EDHEC logo.
- APPLICATION FEE: €100
- FEES: €26,000*
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 7
► Please note: Applications will be received and evaluated on a rolling basis until June 7.
- 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?
June 7 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?
Letters of recommendation must be on official letterhead, signed and stamped (official stamp from the School/University or the Company).
Your referees can use our recommendation template or they can choose to write their own letter using the Company/School’s official letterhead.
Letters of recommendation that don’t follow the above requirements will not be accepted.
Will the International Admissions’ Team contact my referees to request letters of recommendation?
EDHEC will not contact your referees. You must ask your referees to send their letters to you directly and you will need to upload the letters directly on your application (documents tab).
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.
Students must assign EDHEC as one of their score recipient institutions at the end of their test.
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
Master in Management, Data Science & AI for Business: 3QQ-WQ-34
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
EDHEC Master in Management: 6563
EDHEC Master of Science: 6564
*(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.
AUSTRIA - GERMAN - SWITZERLAND
- 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
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