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Burgundy School of Business
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Why add yet another international programme to the already lengthy list existing on the market?
Quite simply because we believe we can provide a quality complement to students wishing to pursue an international career. In point of fact, once we became aware of the appreciable difference between a non-specialist programme in general management, as proposed by all the Grandes Ecoles worthy of the name today, and a programme focusing on the training of business developers on world markets, the interest of a programme such as the MSc IBD became immediately apparent.
We take as our point of departure the structural weakness consisting in the inability of some French companies to export whereas there are any number of mechanisms available today to help them develop in the international arena. Chief among these mechanisms is the celebrated International in-Company Voluntary Service (Volontariat International en Entreprise – VIE). There can be no doubting the commitment of the public authorities in this respect following the announced objective of doubling the number of VIEs to 10,000 in 2009 (Le Monde, 15 January 2008). All students of the European Union are eligible for this type of contract.
Thus, for students fully committed to a career in the challenging arena of the world economy, the MSc IBD organised by Burgundy School of Business provides a great opportunity to acquire the expertise necessary to conduct business on behalf of companies seeking to set up abroad. We provide multi-dimensional support, both academic and professional, in order to ensure that our students have the best possible chance of success as they start their career in international markets at the service of the exporting companies of Burgundy and France as a whole. Since a manager/developer’s value is built up “on site”, this programme is the ideal springboard for all those wishing to become key operators in tomorrow’s globalised economy.
ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO MSc STUDENTS
A number of internal scholarships are awarded to selected candidates whose applications are considered by the MSc Scholarship Committee to have the strongest overall combination of English proficiency score, academic background/standing and professional project. These scholarships vary in amount and are awarded as a partial exemption from the Master tuition fee. In the 2008/2009 admission season, more than 50% of 37 qualified/admitted students have been offered 19 different scholarships.
Please note that separate applications are not required. Anyone offered a place on the course will automatically be considered for an entrance scholarship.