Grande Ecole Programme

Grande Ecole Programme – Admission after a 2-year Diploma

Join our Grande Ecole Programme and train for excellence! The goal: to build a future that is congenial to you thanks to adapted pedagogy, based on international orientation, professionalisation and personal development.
Degree accredited as a 5-year Master’s – Grade de Master
Campus : Caen, Le Havre, Paris, Dublin and Oxford

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Join the Grande Ecole Programme after a 2-year Diploma (5-year Accredited Graduate Programme/Grade de Master) and acquire sound managerial skills and management knowledge, and a cross-cultural mindset which prepares you for the complexity of this world. It is accessible via Passerelle admissions test.

Strong points

Key figures

1
semester with a partner university and up to 3 years spent abroad
10 to 24
months in internship
1 to 2-year
cooperative programme
17
specialisations in Year 5 including 7 taught in English
34
Double Degrees in France or abroad

International

The Grande Ecole Programme has a pronounced international orientation to allow you, if you wish to do so, to take all your courses in a foreign language, to enrich your study path culturally and have many opportunities abroad.  

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Professionalisation

Cooperative Track

The Cooperative Track is offered in Year 4 (M1 – General Management Option in 2 years) or in Year 5 (M2 – Specialised Option in 1 year). As 95% of Cooperative Track students find employment before graduation, this track is the ideal way to achieve a successful professional insertion. 

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Career Path Scheme

To optimise your professional integration and meet recruiters’ increasingly demanding selection criteria, the School supports you in your professional project (personalised coaching, workshops, etc.) with the Career Path Scheme.

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Internships and missions in companies

Thanks to the school's network of companies, multiply your professional experience in order to discover the world of business, gain in skills and acquire an expert's viewpoint in the fields that interest you.

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Programmes list
U3
Year 1/CAEN, LE HAVRE, PARIS, OXFORD
Acquisition of Managerial Competencies
Further Language Courses in preparation for the Year 4 Expatriation
M1
Year 2/CAEN, LE HAVRE, PARIS, DUBLIN, OXFORD
4 tracks on offer: Expertise, Global, Cooperative, Excellence
Off-campus optional year
2X6 MONTHS IN INTERNSHIP
Acquisition of additional experience in a company in France and/or abroad
M2
Year 3 / CAEN, LE HAVRE, PARIS, DUBLIN, OXFORD
Courses from one of 17 specialisations OR Double Degree with a partner university OR Cooperative Track
U3 - Year 1
Semester 1 & 2
internship

Acquisition of Managerial Competencies 

Mandatory internship: 3 to 5 months in France or abroad.

Operational internship related to the chosen professional orientation

or

Courses 100% taught in English in Caen or Oxford*

Learning the basics of management and business management.

Semesters 1 & 2

4 tracks on offer

Expertise Track (Caen, Le Havre, Dublin, Oxford)


SI: core curriculum common to all students supplemented by a specialisation with two dedicated courses: Finance - Marketing - Supply Chain Management - Entrepreneurship/Innovation
S2: either on the Oxford and Dublin campuses of EM Normandy or in one of the 200 partner universities

Global Track (Le Havre, Dublin, Oxford)

S1: courses taught 100% in English in Le Havre or Oxford
S2: courses taught 100% in English in Le Havre or Oxford (possibility to study in Le Havre for the first semester and in Oxford for the second semester)
Or S1 and S2: abroad in one of 200 partner universities
+ optionnal internship: 1 to 3 months in France or abroad, to major in a specific field and prepare for the year of professionalization in the final year (M2)

Excellence Track in 3 years (Le Havre, Dublin, Oxford)

Exclusive to twenty students depending on the ranking and level of English.

M1 (Year 4): hard skills strategy & financial management (S1) and hard skills growth management (S2)
2x6 months of high potential internships in companies between the M1 and M2 years with personalised support from the Career Path
M2 (Year 5): soft skills entrepreneur of change (S1) and consulting techniques and methodology dissertation (S2) M1, optional year and M2


Cooperative Track in 2 years (Caen, Le Havre, Paris)

1 week at school and 3 weeks in a company under an apprenticeship or professionalization contract

OFF-CAMPUS OPTIONAL YEAR
2X6 MONTHS IN INTERNSHIP

A professional optional year to supplement your professional path to suit your personal aspirations and objectives in France or abroad  

Semester 1 & 2
Internship

The choice of M2 will depend on the choice made in 4th year (M1)

Courses from one of 17 specialisations 
(Some offer a Cooperative Track)

Mission and challenge

+

Compulsory internship, 6 months, in France or abroad

End-of-study internship: entry into working life

or

Double Degree with a partner university or business school
(in France or abroad)

2-YEAR COOPERATIVE TRACK
M1 & M2

In Year 2 (M1) and Year 3 (M2)

Caen - Le Havre

anglais Taught 100% in English at EM Normandie

* Limited number of places, section on the basis of academic and language proficiency level 

The Passerelle 1 admissions test bank

The Passerelle 1 Test Bank is common to 13 Management Grandes Ecoles. Registration is open to students who hold a 2-year HE Diploma minimum (all specialisations). 

Registration Fee for 2018

  • €320 for all PASSERELLE Schools (TAGE 2 or TAGE MAGE Test included (€65 for state grant holders)
  • €255 for all PASSERELLE Schools (TAGE 2 or TAGE MAGE excluded) (free for state grant holders)
  • Oral Tests: € 50 per School (50% discount for state grant holders) 

PASSERELLE Dates for 2018

  • Registration: 26 November 2018 to 3 April 2019
  • Written tests: 17 April 2019
  • Written tests admission results date: 15 May 2019
  • Oral Tests: May - June 2019
  • Admission results: 25 June 2019

Written tests admission details:

You will be asked to take:

  • A test of understanding, expression and synthesis
  • A test of your choice among 11 subjects

More information abour the Passerelle 1 admissions test bank

Career Prospects

  • 86.7 % net employment ratio
  • 61 % found employment before graduation
  • 1 graduate out of 2 found employment through the School  
  • 98 % are satisfied with their first position

Tuition fees

Registration for PASSERELLE 1

  • Test fees: €255 / free for state grant holders
  • Oral test fees: €50 per school / 50% off for state grant holders

Tuition Fees for 2019-2020:

  • U3 (Year 1): €10,250
  • M1 (Year 2): €10,250 (Cooperative Track: tuition fees paid by the host company)
  • Off-Campus Optional Year: €1,000 
  • M2 (Year 3): €10,250 (Cooperative Track: tuition fees paid by the host company)

Membership fee for EM Normandie Alumni Association (not mandatory): € 575. This membership fee gives you access to all services and a life membership.

Compulsory Contribution: CVEC (Contribution Vie Etudiante et de Campus): € 90. More about this

Funding 

Various options are offered to students to fund their studies: 

  • Cooperative Track: Cooperative Track: total or part waiver of fees for 1 or 2 years possible 
  • Grants: Higher Education, Regional, Travel or Internship Grants 
  • Bank Loan: EM Normandie has agreements with some Banks
  • Paid student jobs offered by the School’s Junior Enterprise and Jobs Services

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FAQ

Do professionals lecture in some modules?

In keeping with the school's determination to enhance your professional skill set, but also to enable you to develop quick and proactive approaches to integration into businesses, the contribution of executives and CEOs to the programmes is favoured.

What is the Off-Campus Optional Year ?

This is a year between Year 4 and Year 5 which allows you to put your course of studies at the school ‘on-hold’ if you wish. This year must be used as an opportunity to develop further professional experience before entering your actual working life and/or improve your knowledge of a foreign country (both from the cultural and language point of view).

Schedule: 2 x 6-month internship in France or abroad

How do you keep contact with your graduates?

The EM Normandie Alumni Association offers various services to all graduates (accessed on-line via the Association Alumni EM Normandie website) in order to keep in touch with them throughout their professional careers. 
EM Normandie students and graduates have access to: 

  • On-line directory
  • All internship and employment offers 
  • Personalised support throughout their course of studies
  • Meetings between alumni and students (gala night, business drinks, Professional Club meetings).

There is also the Career Path Scheme, a monitoring scheme which allows students to prepare recruitment interviews, search for information on occupations and exchange with alumni during meetings, seminars and talks. For more information on the Career Path Scheme

Are there financial aid schemes to help me pay for my studies?

EM Normandie has put some schemes in place tohelp as many students access the programmes as possible: 

  • Partnerships with banks: The school has developed partnerships with banking organisations in order to make access to loans easier for students. 
  • Grants: students who already hold a state grant may continue to benefit from this aid. Moreover, students without a grant may apply to the CROUS for one.
  • Solidarity Fund: Any student may access this fund on condition they support their claims with evidence of their financial difficulties. 
  • Cooperative Tracks: a total tuition fee waiver for 2 years, settled by the host company.  
  • Student Jobs: paid jobs proposed by the School’s Junior Enterprise club, and clubs such as Easy Job and Jobs Services.

Finally, you may enquire with your regional or departmental councils. Some local authorities have set up student mobility aids.

For further information on financial aid

 

Do you offer cooperative programmes?

Yes, cooperative tracks are offered in the Bachelor's, Grande Ecole Programme and Mastères Spécialisés (MS) programmes. 

Admission requirements, schedule, types of contracts, campuses, tuition fees, number of hours and course contents are detailed in the Cooperative Track Brochure.
For any questions, you may also contact Ms Julia Quenet, Cooperative Programme Coordinator, jquenet@em-normandie.fr, T: +33 (0)2 35 24 57 90.

Does the school help us to find cooperative agreements?

Yes, the Cooperative Department gives you all the offers received from partner companies (over 5,000 per year) and organises recruitment sessions and specific coaching sessions, in addition to the Career Path Scheme activities.

The Alumni Association is also a good source of offers and opportunities.  

How many compulsory internships muststudents carry out before graduation?

Students joining the EM Normandie Grande Ecole Programme via the SESAME Test Bank may carry out up to 32 months of internship in France or abroad broken down as follows:  
•    1 to 3 optional months in Year 1 (U1)
•    3 compulsory months in Year 2 (U2)
•    3 to 5 compulsory months in Year 3 (U3)
•    1 to 3 optional months in Year 4 (M1)
•    2 x 6 month internships during the off-campus optional year
•    6 compulsory months in Year 5 (M2)

For students joining the EM Normandie Grande Ecole Programme via the BCE or PASSERELLE 1 Test Banks, it is possible to serve up to 26 months of internships in France or abroad, broken down as follows:
•    3 to 5 compulsory months in the 1st year (U3)
•    1 to 3 optional months in the 2nd year (M1)
•    2 x 6 month internships during the off-campus optional year
•    6 compulsory months in the 3rd year (M2)

For students joining the EM Normandie Grande Ecole Programme via the PASSERELLE 2 Test Bank, it is possible to serve up to 21 months of internship broken down as follows:
•    1 to 3 optional months in the 1st year (M1)
•    2 x 6 month internships during the off-campus optional year
•    6 compulsory months in the 2nd year (M2)

Are students helped in their search for an internship or employment? 

Yes, you are helped by the Corporate and Careers Service.
The Entreprises et Carrières Service and Association Alumni EM Normandie will help you with your search methodology, finalising your CV and/or preparating for motivation interviews.  

Many meeting events are organised with business organisations throughout the year.

What do students do during their in-company consulting projects and challenges? 

In-company consulting projects and challenges are real life projects commissioned by businesses. The project owners expect analyses and concrete recommendations. Students act as junior consultants. 

Here are a few examples: 

  • Marketing and sales strategy: 

Recommending a marketing plan to launch a product. Drawing up a customer mapping and redesign of sales territories 

  • Finance and management: 

Auditing buying procedures to reduce costs  
Evaluating an internal cost control system

  • Human resources: 

Mapping the organisation’s skill base to draw up a training plan 
Putting a salary strategy in place 

  • Logistics and supply chain: 

Drawing up a carbon footprint of intra-warehouse flows 
Drawing up a supply model to improve decision making  

What is the CVEC?

This is a mandatory state fee to be paid to CROUS at the time of your registration. To get further information click here.