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DOMAINE(S) : Droit - Economie - Gestion

Master 1 Master of International Business

Droit - Economie - Gestion

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With globalization, relationships between different countries and nationalities in a business context tend to be more frequent. The mission of the Master of International Business (MIB) is to provide students with skills and expertise that will help them succeed in the global context. The MIB provides a truly international and multicultural learning environment, which makes its graduates very attractive to potential employers worldwide.

Compétences développées


The MIB program aims at providing students with general and disciplinary knowledge and expertise in the various domains of international business. This includes:

  • Good knowledge of business systems and processes at both strategic and operational levels;
  • Strong understanding of the global business environment, and its recent major trends;
  • Applied management skills in international settings;
  • Comprehensive view of business functions (human resource management, marketing, operations, supply chain, and more);
  • In addition, the MIB program provides students with cross-disciplinary skills such as:
  • Good synthesis and analysis capabilities
  • Organizing and project management skills
  • Methodological skills

Conditions d'admission

Admission requirements

This program is designed for all, regardless of their country of origin or citizenship. Recruitment for this program is worldwide.

The minimum admission requirements are:

  • 2-year-program (Year 1+ Year 2) : a bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution (3 years, approx.120 U.S credit hours or 180 ECTS);
  • in ANY discipline, including international relations, business, engineering, sciences and humanities.
  • The program is taught in English in a French university. No prior knowledge of French is required to attend but candidates must demonstrate sufficient mastery in English (B2 level or higher, TOEIC 790, IELTS 5,5, TOEFL IBT 80 - CBT 213 – PBT 550).
  • Prior work experience is not required but a plus.
There is no rigid requirement as to length or nature of international experience but students should have a clear interest in the international environment (studying, travelling, living and/or working abroad,).

Alternatively, applicants who do not meet the requirements stated above, but have significant formal training, relevant professional experience, and/or knowledge or expertise that would prepare them adequately for successful study in the MIB program may be granted admission upon approval from the program’s directors.

How to apply ?

Applicants must submit their applications through the Etudes en France website and process.

Each application requires the following documents (non exhaustive list):
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Transcripts from a completed four-year Bachelor’s (or Master's) degree from an accredited college or university (or an equivalent)
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (see above)

For more information, please contact the university’s international relations office or the program’s directors :
François Goxe

Michaël Viegas Pires


Application dates: March 1st to June 10th, 2019 and September 1st to September 30th, 2019 on e-candidat.uvsq.fr.

Contenu de la formation

The program takes place full-time over one (or two) academic year(s), from mid-September to the end of March. Classes are scheduled 3 days a week, allowing participants to balance study at Uinversity of Versailles with a part-time job or other activities.

The program includes a one-to-two-week cross-cultural seminar in France with corporate visits and meetings with managers and top executives from successful corporations but also visits to some French cultural landmarks.

All students in the MIB program must complete a 6–month internship, starting approximately from March. The year ends mid-September with the defense of a Master's thesis.

Semester 1 Lectures (hours) Tutorials (hours) Credits / ECTS
Unit 1: Business systems and processes 1 30 12 6
UE1- General Management 15 6 3
UE1 - Entrepreneurship 15 6 3
Unit 2: Business context 45 39 12
UE2 - Economics for managers 15 6 3
UE2 - European Business Law and Taxation 15 6 3
UE2 - Introducing France & French Culture 15 6 3
UE2 - Business English or Français des Affaires 1 21 3
Unit 3: Business functions 60 24 12
UE3 - Marketing 15 6 3
UE3 - Accounting 15 6 3
UE3 - Finance 15 6 3
UE3 - Human Resource Management 15 6 3

Semester 2

Unit 4: Strategic and Change Management 45 18 9
UE4 - Strategic Management 15 6 3
UE4 - Change management 1 15 6 3
UE4 - Project Management 15 6 3
Unit 5: Cross-disciplinary professional skills 1 20 57 21
UE 5 - Business English or Français des Affaires 2 21 3
UE 5 - Information Tools and Skills 15 6 3
UE 5 - Methods for Business Research 1 and Internship 5 30 15

Responsables pédagogiques

Adresses et coordonnées

Program directors :

François Goxe – Maître de Conférences / Associate Professor

Michaël Viegas Pires – Maître de Conférences / Associate Professor