MBA Finance Full-Time (18-month)


Overview

You want to change your professional life or give a different shape to your career, but you do not have any business background? The French Riviera MBA is the program you need.

This 18-month full MBA program, designed for executives and students without any previous business background, offers from the general introductory business fundamentals, to the most specialised courses in the areas of finance and marketing.

  • Year 1: During the first 6 months of instruction, from September to March, you are provided with a solid grounding in business. From April to September you conduct your internship and defend a dissertation at the end of your experience. 
  • Year 2: The following Fall, from October to December you complete your instruction on general management fundamentals. The last 3 months of instruction are devoted to tailor your manager profile specialising in the area of your choice: Global Finance or Global Marketing. A range of elective courses, a business simulation role-play and a research project complete this comprehensive curriculum. 

Your courses are scheduled three days a week in order to allow you to study and work at the same time if you so choose. International candidates holding a student VISA are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during their stay in France.

Cohorts are composed of a maximum of 30 students. 80% of your cohort mates and 60% of your instructors are international. 35% of the MBA candidates are executives and 70% of the Faculty members are hands-on business practitioners. This environment ensures you effective and high interactive lectures, where students and instructors from different horizons, backgrounds, ages and countries meet and share their knowledge and experience.

Second most attractive destination in France - after Paris - with 164 different nationalities represented, the French Riviera will provide you with a true international experience going beyond your classes, and lead you to become a real global manager prepared to nowadays’ business world.

Nice-Côte-d’Azur international airport, second busiest of France, offers you rapid and low-cost connections not only to tourist destinations for your weekends, but also to your next career opportunities around Europe and worldwide.

Objectives

  • A solid understanding of the financial risks that must be identified and hedge
  • An intimacy with financial tools
  • A sound knowledge of technics in financial sector
  • An understanding of the relationship between Management and Finance
  • A practical training in project finance

Key points

  • Cohorts are composed of a maximum of 15 students per major, 70% of the Faculty members are hands-on business practitioners.
  • Courses are scheduled three days a week, in order to allow you to study and work at the same time if you so choose
  • Development and activation of a professional network
  • Support in the construction of Your professional project
  • Practitioners and guest speakers in the realm of Finance
  • Selection rate: 16%
  • Success rate : 91,7%

 

Admission requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in ANY FIELD (no business degree required): your degree must last a minimum of 3 years and grant a minimum of 180 ECTS credits, or 90 US credits, or equivalent
  • English proficiency: one of the following tests
    • TOEIC > 800
    • TOEFL iBT > 86
    • IELTS > 7
      The Score report must be less than 2 years old. 
      Proof of your English level is waived if you are native of, AND/OR you have earned your higher education degree in, one of the countries listed below (provided that the entire curriculum is in English): Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Barbuda, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Christmas Island, Commonwealth Caribean, Cocos(Keeling Island), Cook Islands, Dominica, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grand Cayman Islands, Grenada, Guam, Guernsey, Guyana, Jersey, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Isle of Man, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Montserrat, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norfolk Island, Northern Marianas, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, Sierra Leone, South Africa, St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis, St. Helena, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Virgin Islands, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Good academic record
  • Interview before the Admissions Committee

Fees

The French Republic is known throughout the world for making high investments in public education and dedicating a consistent part of the State budget to instruction.

Should you be accepted into the program, you would automatically benefit from a State subsidiary disbursed by the French Ministry of National Education to the School.

No need to apply for this, the tuition fees you are charged would be consequently reduced.

Following the well-known French principle of "égalité", resident, non-resident and international students are granted the same amount and charged the same tuition fees.

Other scholarships you may be eligible for can be cumulated (European Union, CROUS, PRAME, MESR, CampusFrance, etc.)

Cost of the program (1) 23,260 €
Participation of the French State - 9,260 €
Tuition you are charged
(1st year: 6,000€ ; 2nd year: 8,000€) 
14,000 €

 

(1) Source: "MEN-MESR-DEPP - Compte de l'éducation"

 

Included Estimated expenses (in Nice)
Tuition and registration for all courses Books and materials 700 € / year                      
Access to library and IT Commute 30 € / month
Wi-fi on-campus access    Accommodation 550 € / month
Meals 300 € / month
Miscellaneous 250 € / month

 


MBA YEAR 1

Lectures take place on Thursday/Friday/Saturday from the end of September to mid-December for the 1st semester, and from mid-January to the end of March for the 2nd semester. 

ATTENTION: During the last week of the term attendance is required from Monday to Saturday.
The internship can be conducted part-time on the remaining days of the week from September to March, and/or full-time from April to September

COURSES
CODE WEIGHT (a)
ECTS (b)
HOURS TD
Unit 1: Management principles 5
Management principles - 2,5 - 20h -
Introduction to organisational Behaviour - 2,5 - 20h -
Unit 2: Marketing management 5
Marketing Management 1 - 2,5 - 20h -
Marketing Management 2 - 2,5 - 20h -
Unit 3: Financial accounting 5
Financial Accounting 1 - 2,5 - 20h -
Financial Accounting 2 - 2,5 - 20h -
Unit 4: Economics for managers 5
Economics for Managers 1 - 2,5 - 20h -
Economics for Managers 2 - 2,5 - 20h -
Unit 5: Environment of business 5
Principles of Business Law - 2,5 - 20h -
Corporate Social Responsibility - 2,5 - 20h -
Unit 6: Business writing 5
Business Writing 1 - 2,5 - 20h -
Business Writing 2 - 2,5 - 20h -
Unit 7: Information systems 5
Information systems 1 - 2,5 - 20h -
Information systems 2 - 2,5 - 20h -
Unit 8: Business statistics 5
Business Statistics 1 - 2,5 - 20h -
Business Statistics 2 - 2,5 - 20h -
Unit 9: Financial management 5
Financial Management 1 - 2,5 - 20h -
Financial Management 2 - 2,5 - 20h -
Unit 10: Operations analysis 5
Operations Analysis 1 - 2,5 - 20h -
Operations Analysis 2 - 2,5 - 20h -
Unit 11: Managerial accounting 5
Managerial Accounting 1 - 2,5 - 20h -
Managerial Accounting 2 - 2,5 - 20h -
Unit 12: Professional unit 5
Internship - 5 - - -
TOTAL MBA YEAR 1     60 440h -

 

MBA YEAR 2

Lectures take place on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday from the end of September to mid-December. 

Major courses are delivered on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday from mid-January to the end of March.

ATTENTION: During the last week of the term attendance is required from Monday to Saturday.
The research project is conducted throughout the entire year, under the supervision of a member of the MBA Faculty

COURSES
CODE WEIGHT (a)
ECTS (b)
HOURS TD
Unit 13: Project management 6
Project Management Methodology - 3 - 20h -
Project Team Management - 3 - 20h -
Unit 14: Strategic management 6
Strategic diagnosis and options - 3 - 20h -
Mergers and acquisitions/Private equity - 3 - 20h -
Unit 15: International business 6
Intercultural Negotiation - 3 - 20h -
Risk Management - 3 - 20h -
Unit 16: Advanced management 6
International Human Resources Management - 3 - 20h -
Leadership - 3 - 20h -
Unit 17: Advanced IT for managers 6
Advanced IT  - 3 - 20h -
Digital Marketing - 3 - 20h -
Unit 18: Major Global Finance 21
Corporate Finance - 3 - 20h -
Advanced Management Control Systems - 3 - 20h -
International Investment - 3 - 20h -
Financial Statement Analysis - 3 - 20h -
Investment Portfolio Management - 3 - 20h -
Financial Risk Management - 3 - 20h -
Entrepreneurial Finance - 3 - 20h -
Unit 19: Research project 9
Written dissertation - 3 - - -
Oral defence - 3 - - -
Business Game  - 3 - 40h -
TOTAL MBA YEAR 2     60 380h -

 

NOTA BENE :

(a) Colonne "Coef." : Les moyennes (Unités, Semestres, Années) sont calculées sur la base des coefficients indiqués.

(b) Colonne "ECTS" : Les crédits ECTS indiqués entre parenthèses ne s'appliquent qu'aux étudiants en mobilité sortante ou entrante (Erasmus ou autres programmes de partenariat international). Pour les étudiants régulièrement inscrits pour l'obtention du diplôme, les crédits ECTS sont octroyés au niveau des Unités.