MSc International Business Development

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The MSc International Business Development is designed
for all students wishing to develop their ability to evolve and
do business internationally. It enables them to evolve in a
predominantly international class, rubbing shoulders with a
diversity of profiles and cultures.

The aim of this programme is to train future international
managers and provide them with the high-level skills they
need to face the challenges and risks of succeeding in the
dynamic and complex world of international business. They
will be able to measure international stakes and implement
high-impact strategies.
At a glance
Dijon & Lyon
Next intake:
September 2024
€9,500 1st year
15,500 2nd year
A minimum 3-year bachelor’s degree
or 180 ECTS in any subject
2 academic years, from September to July
120 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, EQUIS and AMBA are international accreditations that recognise management schools for the quality of their training. Accredited by AACSB since 2014, EQUIS since 2016 and AMBA since 2023, BSB is in the top 1% of all business schools worldwide with this impressive triple accreditation.
BSB’s MSc International Business Development is recognised by the Commission d'évaluation des formations et diplômes de gestion.

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
  • 9 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 MSc programme.
  • Enrol in a one-year Master of Science programme with BSB.

BSB offers 7 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 2 MSc's certificates which is an exciting opportunity to get a double skills set and boost your employability as you will be dually specialised.

Tuition fees:
The cost of the MSc programme alone
Time of studies:
12 months starting in September 2024
View our one-year Master degrees
BSB on the rise
Top 1% 
of business schools in the world with triple accreditation
Rising 7 places 
in 10 years in the 
SIGEM rankings (2022)
Top 3
of the Grandes Écoles where students are the happiest (Happy at School ranking 2022)
Discover why international students choose BSB

Choose your own path

Every student on the MSc International Business Development begins their Year 1 in the same way, following a core programme.

After this foundation period, you can take your degree programme in many different directions depending on your preferences and language skills. For example, you can.

Your Focus in Year 1

  • Responsible Management of Organizations
  • Business Economics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Accounting & Finance
  • Data Analytics
  • International Business Environment
  • Global Business strategy
  • International Finance
  • International Marketing

Your Focus in Year 2

  • Strengthen your knowledge via specialised modules.
  • Research and Consulting Methods
  • Global Supply Chain & Risk Management
  • International Business law
  • International Negociation & sales
  • International Project Management
  • Sustainable Business Development
  • Entrepreneurship and Venture
  • Business Game
  • Doing Business in... Country Analysis
  • Corporate Governance
  • Global Business Strategy
  • Business Series Seminars

Dual degree option

In your 2nd year you also have the opportunity to double the degree while cutting the cost by choosing one of our 1-year Master of Science programme. At graduation, you will receive 2 MSc's certificates which is an exciting opportunity to get a double skills set and boost their employability as you will be dually specialised.

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

Programme origins

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.

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

Opening of the apprenticeship course in the Grande École programme.

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

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

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

Launch of our MSc International Business Development (DESMI) in our Dijon and Lyon campus.

Admissions at a glance

100% English taught



International students


class size

to August (2 years)

Entry requirements


Applicants should have a non-French Bachelor’s degree in any field (3 or 4 years) or 180 ECTS.


  • IELTS: 6.0
  • Duolingo: 115
  • TOEIC: 785
Application process

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

Key Dates

Rolling admissions: To be announced
Final deadline: 10th July 2024
Decision turnaround time: 2 weeks
Welcome Days: To be announced
Classes start: 16th September 2024
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Tuition fees and instalments

Tuition fees for BSB's MSc International Business Development are €9,500 in year 1 then €15,500 in year 2. 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 2024 intake, BSB is offering up to 100 merit-based scholarships covering up to 50% of the tuition fees on the 1st year of study for talented international students holding an international diploma.

The sooner you apply, the greater your chances

Calendar of scholarships will be as follows:

  • December 15th, 2023
  • January 15th, 2024
  • February 15th, 2024
  • March 15th, 2024
  • April 15th, 2024
  • May 15th, 2024
  • June 15th, 2024
Scholarships & financial aid

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 MSc International Business Development 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.

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
BSB class of 1986
François Durand
Digital & Media Marketing Director
BSB class of 2007

Your global BSB alumni network


BSB graduates in over 90 countries around the world


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


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


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



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.


• 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


• Test your products or services in the field
• Start the process of officially setting up your business
Talk to our current students
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!

Meet our team
  • Patrick Harris
    Manager, International Recruitment
    International Recruitment Team - Isabelle
    Isabelle Gajac
    Project Manager, International Development
    International Recruitment Team Perishte
    Perishte Dastanova
    Manager, International Recruitment
  • Jade Qi
    Area Manager, China
    Yolande Codo
    Area Manager, Africa
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