Founded in 1964, IÉSEG School of Management has received the prestigious accolade of becoming a Grande École (literally in French “a great school”), one of the most respected and academically rigorous types of higher education institutions in the world. Of the 63 business schools in France that have a Grande École program, IÉSEG is among the 12 that have received AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditations. Less than 1% of Business Schools worldwide have obtained this honor. IÉSEG’s Grande École program and Masters of Science programs are taught entirely in English. Financial Times has ranked IESEG’s M.Sc. in Management No. 26  worldwide (Financial Times Masters in Management 2022 Ranking).

Program Overview

Course Information
IESEG Courses available for exchange students

Outline for IMBA students; Duration 2.5 years:
Semester 1 & 2: Study at IMBA
Semester 3: Study at IESEG
Semester 4: Supervised thesis at IESEG
Semester 5: Internship worldwide (arranged by either IESEG or IMBA)
Note: The structure of semester 4 and 5 can be exchanged, given the preferences of the student (e.g. first internship and then thesis or vice versa)

The semesters spent at IESEG should have the following structure according to the European credit system (ECTS):

  • Courses (see the below table)                                                28 Credits
  • Internship (6 months)                                                               30 Credits
  • Master Thesis (6 months)                                                        30 Credits
  • Obtain a minimum score of 880 on the TOEIC Test
  • French Language optional (40 Hours)                                   no Credits
Course code Course title ECTS
HRMMA-CI18UE Change management 2
IBEMA-CE47UE Business cycles & Corporate Management 2
ITCMA-EE02UE Managing Cultural Diversity 2
LANMA-CE17UE Preparation for TOEIC* 2
LANMA-CE20UF French as a foreign language (FLE) option
OPSMA-CI02UE Consulting Skills 2
PROMA-CE06UX Professional Project 2
Strategic Analysis or one elective if already done 2
Research Methodology in Major 2
6 electives 12

* “Preparation for TOEIC” can be substituted by another elective course if students already have TOEIC score 880.

Note: 1 NCCU credit is the equivalent of 3 ECTS (IESEG).

Admission Requirements
Nominated IMBA students must meet the following requirements or documentation:

  1. GPA above 3.3 out of a 4.5 scale
  2. A minimum TOEFL score of 90 at the IBT or equivalent level with the TOEIC test (880)
  3. CV
  4. Letter of motivation (or study plan)
  5. Submit your application in IESEG’s system in the link: after nomination.

IESEG Academic Calendar

Number of Seats
3 students (2022-2024)

Special Notes:

  • IMBA students have to be 3 semesters under IESEG “control” which may include courses, internship, and thesis.
  • The program is offered on both Lille and Paris campuses. Students can choose which campus they want to go.
  • Internship and thesis can be conducted anywhere; however, the internship reports need to be submitted at IESEG.
  • Students who have already done a six-month professional experience minimum may be exempt the internship, but the internship reports need to be submitted and validated by IESEG.
  • IESEG thesis requirements: the student has to find a supervisor at IESEG (like the other IESEG students). The thesis can be orally defended in France or Taipei. For the second option, it should be done at NCCU with video facilities (Skype or visio-conference).
  • Students should have a minimum of 880 on the TOEIC test to graduate (test will be taken at IESEG).

Degree Granted
Master of Science in Management

Additional Information
Students’ Reports