International MBA - Focus International Entrepreneurship

Fulfill your potential in France

After successfully completing the core modules at the IGC in Bremen, students of the IBSA Dual Degree Master's Program with a focus on International Entrepreneurship will expand their knowledge at the ESSCA School of Management in Paris. The French study program International Entrepreneurship offers an ideal learning platform for future operators, consultants, as well as for intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs. As a student in this program, you will benefit from your professors’ long scientific and practical expertise. Additionally, you will gain valuable insight into the process of company creation and development. You will also focus on strategic decision-making processes and their application and be able to implement this knowledge in your future career. This tripleaccredited business school will provide you with strong communication and negotiating skills and help you develop a keen eye for risk assessment.

Your benefits

  • Triple Crown accredited: AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA
  • 2 degrees, 2 countries: MBA & MSc
  • Innovative learning environment
  • Develop intercultural competencies

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business
  • A minimum of one year work experience
  • Proof of English language proficiency: IELTS (6.5 points) or TOEFL iBT (at least 80 points)
  • A global mindset

Key Facts - MBA

Dual Degree
MBA/MBA or MSC
Dual Degree - MBA/MBA or MSC

Upon completion of this postgraduate management degree, you will earn your Master’s in Business Administration. The title of MBA is internationally renowned in business and stands for hands-on management education and leadership training. You will also earn a second Master degree (MSc) from ESSCA School of Management.

Language
English
Language - English

As the language of education is English, very good English knowledge is required. Please be advised that while it is possible to complete your degree without any German language knowledge, most local jobs will require German skills. For this reason, if you plan to work in Germany following your studies, we recommend that you take advantage of our free German courses.

Start
October
Start - October

The program begins in the winter semester. The introductory events and courses start at the beginning of October and run until the end of January. The summer semester begins after a short break in February. Starting in June, you can use the lecture-free period to work on your master’s thesis.

Duration & Type
3 semester / full-time
Duration & Type - 3 semester / full-time

Depending on your educational qualifications, you will complete your studies three semesters as a full-time student. You need a bachelor's degree with 210 ECTS credits.

Accreditation
AQAS
Accreditation - AQAS

Accreditation of our degree programs is very important to us. For this reason, we regularly have our programs reviewed for quality by independent external agencies. The MBA in Global Management is accredited by the agency AQAS. Since 2002, this agency has accredited most of the study programs at public universities in Germany. ESSCA School of Management is one of the prestigious French Grandes Ecoles and internationally accredited with the triple crown (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA).

Group size
About 25 students
Group size - About 25 students

Our classes take place in small groups of about 25 students. This gives you the opportunity to maintain close contact with teachers and lecturers and facilitates cooperation and intercultural exchange among fellow-students.

Tuition fee
16,000 Euro
Tuition fee - 16,000 Euro

The tuition fee is around 16,000 euros for the entire course. There is also an additional semester fee of roughly 350 euros per semester (as of 08/2018). The semester fee covers your student ticket that entitles you to free public transportation in Bremen, as well as to Lower Saxony and Hamburg.

Application deadline
Depending on partner
Application deadline - Depending on partner

The application deadline for the first round is March 31 for the second round May 31 of the same year. Please note for 2nd round that admission will be granted according to availability We look forward to receiving your application.

Semester overview

Multinational Financial Management

The goal of the course is to train highly effective global managers who have advanced analytical and decision-making skills essential for conducting successful business across borders.

 

Global Strategic Analysis

This module introduces you to challenges of global business and methods used to address them. Through a careful review of effective managerial practices, it demonstrates how to ensure a winning international business strategy.

Global Marketing Strategies

The course adresses marketing performance in a global context. It assesses differences in country environments and applies techniques for international market segmentation, entry strategies, risk analysis, and comprehensive marketing plans.

 

Human Resource Management in the Global Environment

You will investigate critical human resource management (HRM) topics within this module. The aim is to examine relevant elements of HRM as they relate to global business, organizational policies and standard management practices.

Business Analytics

This module aims to introduce students to business analytics concepts required to understand contemporary business challenges. Analytical techniques will be applied to assess and resolve some of the complex challenges faced by business professionals in global industries.

 

International Leadership (elective)

The main objective of the module Leadership is to give the course participants a general leadership overview, to explore their individual leadership styles and set feasible goals for developing their management skills.

Business Modeling

This module is dedicated to the strategic process by which an entrepreneur has to go through to give a reality to a business opportunity. Four key stages will be addressed in this course: how to move from the idea to the project; the elaboration and formulation of the value proposition; the definition and representation of the business ecosystem; the definition of the revenue model.

Entrepreneurial or Business Development Project

The main objective of this module is to develop knowledge and practical skills related to the structuring, the formalization and the conduct of entrepreneurial projects. The module will start with the review of the Business Plan Methodology. Principal, legal, and fiscal elements necessary for the launching of an entre/intrapreneurial project will be also presented. Throughout the semester, a rich training program through different workshops will accompany students to draw up, develop and present regularly their on-going project (either individual or collective, either entrepreneurial or business development oriented). At the end, in order to prepare the final evaluation, a specific training on pitching and strategic communication will be held.

Social Business & Digital Business

This course is dedicated to students who are looking for a specialization in Entrepreneurship. The first part draws from Yunus’s social business perspective although making room for neighboring approaches like shared value and for-profit social entrepreneurship, in order to delve into the rationale of social innovation and the third sector. The course is meant to deal with the productive role of a new operator within the third sector, the social enterprise, and how its business model compares with the for-profit business model. The second part will assess and develop an accurate know-how of Internet and Digital ventures by focusing on issues and specificities, which can face digital-entrepreneurs.

Business Planning

This module is dedicated to business modeling and mainly business planning and all the steps through which an entrepreneur has to go to be able to draw up a business plan. After reviewing the different definitions of a business model, we will address three main components of a business plan: the entrepreneurial market study; the value architecture and the study of technical means; the financial plan and the calculation of indicators.

Business Traction

The objective of this module is to present the principal strategic mechanisms deployed by the start-ups, but also small and medium-sized companies, in the context of their growth and their needs in terms of creating value. After reviewing the different entrepreneurial growth strategies, there will be a focus on: the customer development processes, the monitoring operations, and the fundraising approach.

 

Master thesis

Your third term is dedicated to your thesis dissertation. This period is typically completed at the same university where you attended your specialization. To provide guidance and assistance as you prepare to work through this complicated project, each university offers a thorough, interactive three-day workshop that presents the requisite research skills, covering analytical, research and methodological techniques for your master’s thesis. The other main source of support will come from your thesis advisor. You will secure a supervisor who will guide the construction of the master’s thesis; normally, choosing one of your university lecturers is the best and easiest option. This final project will count for 30 ECTS in your overall program credit total. We also suggest that IBSA students also consider an alternative approach to the standard route: it is always possible to write your master’s thesis in cooperation with a company. This will require identifying and contacting a potential target company and developing a customized agreement with them in order to complete your thesis project accordingly.

By completing this detailed research and writing work, you will delve deeper into your specialization area from the second semester, learn to cultivate critical reasoning skills, develop a scientific approach to empirical data, and develop skills in literature review based on investigative reasoning (examination of a hypothesis).

Studying at the ECCSA School of Management

As part of an internationally recognized elite group of triple-accredited business schools (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA), the ESSCA School of Management is one of the most prestigious French "Grande Ecoles". Situated on the banks of the Seine in Boulogne Billancourt, the University is in close proximity to the French capital and takes inspiration from its innovative, entrepreneur-friendly start-up culture. The city center of Paris is an easy commute by metro. Here, you will find many attractions such as museums, galleries and cafes. If you decide to extend your stay abroad, you will have the chance to gain valuable professional experience of up to 18 months upon the commencement of your degree program.

Contact - Program Coordinator

We offer you the world with two business degrees. Within the alliance, international students not only improve their team-work skills on a continuous basis but each student is also provided with a unique indivudual support suitabe for his/her needs.

Prof. Dr. Frank Giesa
Prof. Dr. Frank Giesa
Program Director

International Student Assistance

Our International Student Assistance (ISA) assists you in different aspects of settling in: finding accommodation, handling visa applications, clarifing insurance queries and dealing with authorities both at home and abroad. This service is of course free of charge. Furthermore ISA regularly organizes excursions and events during your study in Bremen. They offer movie nights, sightseeing trips, a christmas party, BBQ and excursions to several cities.