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BSB’s Master in Management – Grande Ecole programme is accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.

As the most prestigious degree of its kind in France, this programme is renowned for its high standards and intense academic rigour.
La crème de la crème of postgraduate qualifications
For the past four years, BSB’s Master in Management has been included in The Financial Times "Top 100 Best Masters in Management" ranking (74th) and continues to gain places every year. 

If you’re looking for a dual degree, then you can combine this two-year programme with one of our two master’s programmes or one of our eight Master of Science degrees.
At a glance
Location:
Dijon
Next intake:
September 2021
Language:
English or French
Fees:
11,500 per year
Eligibility:
Bachelor's degree in any subject
Timeline:
2 academic years, from September to July
Credits:
60 ECTS per year
Ideal fit for:
Globally minded aspiring business professionals

A degree recognised in France and internationally

We are proud members of the prestigious Conférence des Grandes Ecoles, the accrediting body recognised by the French Ministry of Education, which brings together the top 40 schools in France.
AACSB and EQUIS are international accreditations that recognise management schools for the quality of their training. Accredited by AACSB since 2014 and EQUIS since 2016, BSB is in the top 1% of all business schools worldwide with this impressive dual accreditation.
BSB’s Master in Management is recognised by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, and meets their strict requirements for a Grande Ecole Master’s degree.

A highly customisable degree programme

Design your degree
to suit your professional goals


  • 6 areas of expertise
  • A work-study route for French speakers
  • Approximately 80 elective modules to choose from over the course of two years
  • 200 international partners offering a semester abroad
View the Grande Ecole curriculum
Double up!

Choose a double degree option by combining the Master in Management with any of these:

  • 1 Specialised Master's degree taught in French
  • 7 Master's of Science degrees taught in English
  • 60 Dual-degrees in France and abroad

Double the degree.
Double the job opportunities.
Cut the cost.

BSB offers an exciting opportunity for international students to earn a dual degree for the cost of a one-year master’s programme.
How to qualify

In order to be eligible, you must:

  • Have completed a four-year Bachelor’s degree in business-related studies.
  • Get placed into the second year of our Master in Management Grande Ecole programme.
  • Enrol in a one-year Master of Science programme with BSB.

BSB offers eight English-taught MSc programmes and two French-taught Master's to choose from, all of which have a strong focus on enabling you to expand your knowledge and become more competitive in today’s fast-paced job market.

Upon completion, you will receive two degrees: the prestigious Master’s in Management Grande Ecole and a Master of Science in your chosen speciality.

Tuition fees:
The cost of the MSc programme alone
Time of studies:
12 months starting in September 2021
View our one-year Master degrees
BSB on the rise
Top 1% 
of business schools in the world with dual accreditation
Top 15 
of the Grandes Écoles Management 
degrees in France
Rising 5 places 
in 7 years in the 
SIGEM rankings (2019)
Top 3
of the Grandes Écoles where students are the happiest (Happy at School ranking 2020)
Discover why international students choose BSB

Choose your own path

Every student on the Master in Management Grande Ecole begins their first semester of Year 1 in the same way, following a core programme and choosing various electives.

After this foundation period, you can take your degree programme in many different directions depending on your preferences and language skills. For example, if you are fluent in French, you can follow the Work-Study Route for an optional gap year based in Dijon.

Your Focus in Year 1

  • Learn the basics of marketing, management, finance, and information systems.
  • Choose elective modules to suit your interests.
  • Receive group and individual coaching to identify your strengths and career paths.

Your Focus in Year 2

  • Strengthen your knowledge via specialised modules.
  • Choose to do a semester abroad or take a dual degree within BSB or with one of our 200 partners.
  • Apply your skills in the business world through a practical internship or work-study placement.
Year 1 - Semester 1 (September to December)
For all Master in Management Grande Ecole students

Core programme of all four courses:

  1. Marketing Analytics & Digital Resources
  2. Philosophy of Management
  3. Corporate Finance
  4. Information System Management

Specialisation - Choose one of six electives:

  1. Digital Transformation
  2. Marketing Strategy
  3. Organisational Management
  4. Performance Management
  5. Product & Branding Strategy
  6. SME Management & Intrapreneurship

Students will also take a deep dive into entrepreneurship with a hands-on project, and you can choose to take optional English or French classes.

Programme FAQs

The Gap Year

Gain practical experience working in France

The Gap Year - Master’s with work experience


The Master in Management is usually a two-year degree, however, you have the possibility to take an optional gap year at the end of the first semester (so your gap year begins in January). This adds a full year of work experience before you begin your second semester.

Once your gap year finishes, you resume your degree programme and begin the second semester of the Master in Management programme.

If you want to gain hands-on experience working for a company or organisation in France, then this is an excellent opportunity to obtain insight into day-to-day operations, build or reinforce your professional experience, and boost your employability. Your tuition fees are 100% covered during this time, and you will also receive a salary from each company you intern for.
1 Year, 2 Internships

This programme is accessible between Semester 1 and Semester 2 of the first year of the Master programme. It consists of two internships of six months each, between January and December. This is open to students who are keen to gain practical work experience in France while they complete their degree.

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Year 1 - Semester 2 (January to June)

The second semester of your first year allows you to choose eight modules to explore your interests or further specialise in your chosen field.

You will also complete an internship over the course of 12 to 14 weeks, and you will participate in an International Workshop.

Year 2 - Personalising your Master's programme

Here's where things really get interesting!

You can choose from two main paths: one path completes your Master's and the other gives you a dual degree.

Classic Master's Options

Path 1

Spend your third semester concentrating on a selection of core courses and a mix of specialty modules.

In your final fourth semester, you can choose to do a six-month internship in France or abroad, or spend your final semester as an exchange student with one of our 200 partner institutions.

Path 2

Spend your third semester as an exchange student with one of our 200 partner institutions.

In your final fourth semester, you will do a six-month internship in France or abroad.

Dual Degree Options

Path 3

You spend your final year doing a dual degree with one of our 60 partner institutions located in over 50 countries across the globe.

Explore study abroad options

Path 4

Your final year is spent with us at BSB where you will take a dual degree by combining this Master in Management Grande Ecole with one of our Master programmes.

Explore our Master programmes

BSB’s Master in Management Grande Ecole – List of electives

Below is a list of courses BSB offers as part of the Master’s in Management Grande Ecole programme.

We bring the experts to you

Each year, BSB invites prestigious professors from abroad to join our own internationally recognised professors to share their expertise by teaching certain courses from our Dijon or Lyon campus. For example:

  • Luxury Branding Management – Curtin University, Curtin Business School, Australia
  • Leadership, Strategy and Decision Making – Harvard Faculty of Arts & Sciences, USA
  • Becoming a Cultural Leader – LUISS University, LUISS Business School, Italy
  • Corporate Strategy and Sustainability – Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham Business School, UK

Modern languages

If you are fluent in English, you can take French classes or you can also choose to study another foreign language during your Master’s programme:

  • Chinese
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

If you are fluent in French, we require you to take at least one English language elective, as well as another mandatory language course.

Click to view our electives taught in English

1. Advanced Marketing: Brand and Product Strategy
2. Arts and Cultural Management
3. Arts and Culture Organisations
4. Auditing
5. Audit Expertise Consulting
6. Becoming a Cultural Leader
7. Brand Management
8. Business Executive Law
9. Business Innovation through Blockchain
10. Business Opportunities in Emerging Markets
11. Competencies for Personal and Professional Success
12. Conflict Management Skills
13. Corporate Strategy and Sustainability
14. Creating Value through Customer Engagement
15. Crisis Management
16. Corporate Finance
17. Cross-Cultural Management
18. Cultural and Creative Industries
19. Data Science and Organisational Behaviour
20. Decisions, Emotions and Uncertainty
21. Design Thinking
22. Digital Content Marketing
23. Digital Leadership
24. Digital Transformation
25. Doing Business in Latin America
26. Economic Policy
27. Economics and Management of Urban Cultural Capitals
28. Entrepreneurship in Theory and Practice
29. Entrepreneurship, Management and Business Strategy in a Global Context
30. Fashion and Society
31. Finance: Performance Management
32. Financial and Economic News
33. Financial Markets
34. Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
35. Fundamentals of Finance
36. Fundamentals of Marketing
37. Fundamentals of Management
38. Game Theory
39. Games and Strategies for Business
40. General Management Simulation
41. Geopolitics
42. Global Business
43. Global Marketing and Luxury Management
44. Humanities
45. Information Systems and Management Tools
46. Intercultural Competences
47. International Business
48. International Finance
49. International Management
50. International Management and Organisational Structures
51. International Wine and Spirits Marketing/Communications with a Focus on China
52. Introduction to Project Management
53. Investing in Stock Markets
54. Leadership, Strategy, and Decision Making
55. Luxury Brand Management
56. Luxury Marketing and Premium Products
57. Management of Responsible Organisations
58. Managing Wine Tourism Services: Branding and Delivery
59. Managing Change and Transformation of Archaic Industries in VUCA Environment
60. Marketing Analytics and Digital Resources
61. Marketing for Entrepreneurs
62. Marketing of Food Industry and Gastronomy
63. Microfinance
64. Mobile Engagement and Marketing
65. New Product Development
66. Organisation and Strategy
67. Organisational Management
68. Performance Management
69. Product and Branding Strategy
70. Reputation Management for the Modern Business
71. Smart Marketing for Entrepreneurs
72. SME Management and Intrapreneurship
73. Sports Marketing in the Context of Globalisation
74. Strategic Management and Business Model Innovation
75. Strategic Management of Innovation
76. Strategies of Value Creation on the Internet
77. Supply Chain and Quality Management
78. Value and Values of Art Markets: Organisation, Economics, Management and Stakeholders
79. Video Game Markets and Marketing
80. Wine and Food Tourism Marketing

Click to view our electives taught in French

1. Audit-expertise-conseil
2. Banque et Gestion de patrimoine
3. Communication – Événementiel
4. Contrôle Financier
5. Droit du dirigeant de l’entreprise
6. Economie politique
7. Entrepreneuriat et Management de PME
8. Finance d’Entreprise
9. Intelligence artificielle
10. Marketing Produit et Communication
11. Ressources Humaines
12. Stratégie Commerciale

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Programme origins

1899
ESC Dijon is created by an entrepreneur, Léon Gadeau, with the support of industrialists and Burgundy wine merchants. It is located at 29 rue Sambin, still our home today.

1987
ESC Dijon is one of the 14 founding schools of the Chapter of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles de Commerce.

1995
Opening of the apprenticeship course in the Grande École programme.

2000
Development of management courses in a foreign language in the Grande École programme.

2016
On October 11, ESC Dijon officially becomes BSB - Burgundy School of Business.

2019
Launch of the M1-M2 work-study programme in the Master Grande École on the Lyon campus.

FAST PACED CURRICULUM
Professors at BSB continuously adapt their teaching methods and curriculum to keep up with the fast pace of change in today’s society. Classwork is often enhanced through case studies, workshops, field trips, conferences, and guest lectures.
Total 120 ECTS credits delivered
400 hours of face-to-face teaching
50 hours of corporate insights

Admissions at a glance

100% English taught

Dijon
campus

25%

International students

30

Small
class size

September
to July (2 years)

Entry requirements


Academics

Applicants should have a non-French Bachelor’s degree in any field (3 or 4 years) or 240 ECTS.

Language

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEIC: 750
  • TOEFL IBTL 74
  • Duolingo: 95
Application process

1. Fill in our online application form.
2. Pass the online interview.
3. Receive your admission!

Key Dates

Rolling admissions: Apply any time
Final deadline: 18th July 2021
Decision turnaround time: 2 weeks
Welcome Days: 31 Aug - 1 Sept 2021
Classes start: 2 Sept 2021
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Tuition fees and instalments

Tuition fees for BSB's Master in Management Grande Ecole are €11,500 per year. This rate is guaranteed throughout your course and is all-inclusive covering tuition, academic support, conferences and field trips. You also have year-round access to all campus facilities including our Career Booster, Wellness Centre, coaching and tutoring services.

Payment plans

Scholarships for international students

For the September 2021 intake we are offering four merit-based scholarships for talented students coming from all around the world.
  • 15 Silver Scholarships (25% reduction of tuition fees) 
  • 2 Gold Scholarships (50% reduction of tuition fees)

The sooner you apply, the greater your chances

  • 15 February 2021 - First deadline awarding 60% of the scholarships.
  • 30 March 2021 - Second deadline awarding 40% of the scholarships.
  • 1 July 2021 - The remaining scholarships, if any, will be awarded at the end of the application period.
Scholarships & financial aid
Scholarships at BSB

Scholarships for international students

For the September 2021 intake we are offering merit-based scholarships for talented students coming from all around the world.
  • 15 Silver Scholarships (25% reduction of tuition fees) 
  • 2 Gold Scholarships (50% reduction of tuition fees)

The sooner you apply, the greater your chances

  • 15 February 2021 - First deadline awarding 60% of the scholarships.
  • 31 March 2021 - Second deadline awarding 40% of the scholarships.
  • 1 July 2021 - The remaining scholarships, if any, will be awarded at the end of the application period.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Scholarships at BSB
Lets Talk
Let's talk!

We'd be happy to answer any questions about our programmes, the application process, living in Dijon, or our impressive global alumni network.

Contact us or book a time in our calendar. We look forward to helping you!

Connections with research and the corporate world

Our faculty includes professors, teacher-researchers, and experts from the business world in order to strengthen the practical dimension of our teaching and enhance your employability.

Career opportunities

Boost your employability at BSB

Graduates of BSB's Master in Management Grande Ecole will be able to hold various positions, internationally, in SMEs or large corporations in areas such as:

  • Marketing and Communications
  • Sales, Trade and Business Development
  • Financial or Management Consulting
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Investment, Mergers or Takeovers
  • Corporate Banking and Finance
  • Human Resource Management

Many graduates have gone on to start their own firms or advance into a company's C-suite management level.

Meet our alumni
Alumni Testimonial BSB

Are luxury and sustainable development compatible? I’ve devoted most of my career to proving they are.

I spent five years at HSBC dealing with socially responsible investments. One day, I brought the industrial giant Lafarge in, which had a brand new partnership with WWF. It was a trigger for me: I told myself that this kind of association needed profiles like mine to develop, and I made a spontaneous application which was the beginning of my journey with non-profit organisations.

I began at WWF heading up corporate partnerships and then became Director of Philanthropy, responsible for the "Luxury & Environment" programmes. I set up my own consulting firm, Citizen Luxury, in 2011. I have also joined LVMH as Communications Director of Cha Ling, the cosmetics house born in early 2016 from Guerlain’s incubator programme. I continue to champion initiatives that blend luxury and sustainable development with daring and passion.

CÉCILE DUCROT-LOCHARD
Master in Management graduate, BSB 1997
Entrepreneur & Sustainability Champion
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Candice Pellegrin
Manager Audit
BSB class of 2012
Mathilde Driè
Engineering Office Manager
BSB class of 2017
Nicolas Marotte
CEO
BSB class of 1986
François Durand
Digital & Media Marketing Director
BSB class of 2007

Your global BSB alumni network

16,000+

BSB graduates in over 90 countries around the world

93%

of our graduates find a job in less than six months.

€41,000

Average gross annual salary after graduation from a French business school.

€48,000

Average gross annual salary after graduation from this BSB programme.

BSB Career Booster


As a BSB student, you will receive expert career services equipping you with tools and confidence you'll need to achieve the best professional positions.

Our Career Booster Department offers you:

  • 7 coaches providing help in French, English, Spanish and German.
  • Over 3000 hours of personalised coaching during your studies including an in-depth career assessment.
  • Over 9000 internships and job opportunities available each year.

Tailor-made guidance for each student

At BSB, we offer the coaching and support you need to help you excel during your time with us
and find your purpose to fulfil your role in society, in your community and in a company or organisation.

Academic Support

Language Support

Health
Services

Housing
Support

Tap into your entrepreneurial spirit

Whether you know you want to run your own business someday or you’d like to explore your options, BSB will help you acquire the right skills and mindset to take the next step.

Open to all BSB students, The Entrepreneurial Garden (TEG) acts like an incubator, giving you all the tools, connections and support to make your dream come true.

We guide you through two phases of business development.

PRE-INCUBATION

• Measure your ability to become an entrepreneur
• Develop your ideas and establish the viability of your business concept
• Write your business, sales, and marketing plans

INCUBATION

• Test your products or services in the field
• Start the process of officially setting up your business
ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT at BSB
Learn all about BSB at our open days
12 & 13 March 2021

Join our Virtual Open Day and get to know BSB's staff, professors, campus, and more.

With on-demand seminars and live interactive sessions, you'll be able to ask any question you might have about our programmes, admissions process, student services and living in France. We can't wait to meet you!

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    International Recruitment Officer
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    Area Manager, China
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    Area Manager, Africa
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    Prakash Saklani
    International Digital Officer
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