A Master in Management degree is the flagship training delivered by the 38 French "Grandes Écoles" (Business Schools), members of the French Conférence des Grandes Écoles (CGE). These schools are, in France and internationally, the reference in their fields of training, most of them having demanding international accreditations (EPAS, AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA) which guarantee their excellence in all fields: training, pedagogical innovations, international openness, quality of research and teaching staff, dynamics of associative life, strong links with companies, support and level of integration of graduates, power of Alumni networks, etc.
Discover the essential elements you need to know before choosing the Master in Management best suited to your ambitions:
What is a Master in Management programme?
The Master in Management degree addresses all the components of management and business administration in an international context.
At EM Normandie, this Master's degree is delivered by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI) which guarantees the value of the degree across all Europe.
For international students, admission is carried out after a 3-year undergraduate degree outside France (Licence degree, Bachelor’s degree, Benke...). Your admission to the fourth year of the programme is based on your academic record.
During two years, specialise in business and management in the areas that are close to your heart, refine your career plan and prepare for your entry into the professional world.
Accelerate your professionalisation and boost your employability by joining a work-study programme (available under specific conditions).
For French students, admission is by entrance exam directly after High School or after a 2, 3 or 4-Year undergraduate degree.
What is the difference between a MIM and an MBA degree?
MIM stands for « Master in Management » also called « Master of Management ». With their growing popularity in recent years, MIM degrees are becoming complementary to the long-established Masters of Business Administration (MBAs).
The main difference between an MBA degree and a MIM is that an MBA degree usually targets people who are already in the business environment and have several years of experience whereas Masters in Management target mostly recent graduates who have little or no professional experience seeking to acquire management and leadership skills.
Gain hard and soft skills by joining a Master in Management degree built on participative course formats that encourage confrontation with the reality of the professional world: practical exercises, missions, challenges, company projects, etc.
Why join a Master in Management programme?
By joining a Master in Management, multiply your experiences and boost the attractiveness of your profile:
Immerse yourself in the professional world
Thanks to courses covering all facets of business and management, develop fundamental skills while applying them to real business situations. Benefit from teaching methods punctuated by internships, company assignments, challenges, serious games, case studies, etc. With the work-study programme available at the end of the course, accelerate your professionalisation and find a job before the end of your studies.
Become a multidisciplinary expert
Choose your specialisation and become an expert sought after by recruiters: marketing, finance, communication, human resources, events, information systems, auditing, logistics, international trade, etc. Develop the hard and soft skills that will make you a professional prepared for the business world.
Develop your international mindset
Study in a French business school in France, Ireland and UK, mix every day with students and teachers from all over the world. Develop an international business vision, improve your language skills and prepare for your future international career or in a globally established company.
Get involved in community life
Experience unforgettable human adventures by joining a humanitarian cause, organising sports or cultural events, participating in the construction of an environmental project, etc. Develop new skills and challenge yourself with concrete projects and transform your passion into a profession!
How to choose a Master in Management training?
Faced with the multitude of options and courses available, choosing the Master in Management education best suited to your profile can sometimes be complex. Here are a few tips to help you find your way around.
Have a wide choice of opportunities to find your way
After a 3-year degree, you may not already have an established professional project. Before committing yourself to a particular speciality, position or field of activity, you may want to explore various options in the first year in order to confirm your choices for the last year. The flexibility offered in such a training course (options, subjects, campuses, expatriations, etc.) help you refine your career plan.
Find specialisations in line with your aspirations
There are more than 400 different specialisations across all Business Schools’ Master in Management programmes in France. To make sure you make the right choice, choose the schools that offer a wide range of specialisations to open up a maximum of possibilities. Also analyse their expertise in the proposed sectors: experts interventions, thematic seminars, publications by professor-researchers, projects entrusted by companies, etc.
Join an internationally recognised school
Universities, Institute of Business Administration (IAE), Business Schools, Grandes Écoles, ... there are many institutions offering management training. Several indicators can help you in your choice. First of all, international accreditations such as AACSB and EQUIS are essential guarantees of quality. "Visas", "grades", "labels" as well as national and international rankings also guarantee the quality of courses.
Evaluate the quality of companies and Alumni networks
To get your career off to a good start, rely on the strength of your school's Alumni network and its partnerships with the professional world. Assess the quality of the job offers shared by the network, the number of Alumni around the world and the dynamism of the student and graduate community.
Accreditations, labels and rankings: a guarantee of quality
Accreditations, labels and national and international rankings testify to the excellence of a school and its programmes. In all three areas, EM Normandie wins all the accolades thanks to its exemplary performance in key areas: strategy, pedagogy, faculty, research, international relations, corporate relations and the future of graduates.
EM Normandie has held the American AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation since 2014 and the EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) accreditation since 2016. It is part of the 1% of business schools doubly accredited in the world. In 2019, these two accreditations were renewed, rewarding the quality and relevance of the School’s actions in all fields.
It is also a member of the Conférence des Grandes Écoles (CGE), a very selective circle of 38 of the 400 business schools in France.
The EM Normandie Master in Management is entitled to deliver a Master's degree in business administration. The "visa" and "grade" are a recognition of the quality of EM Normandie's training, its pedagogy and its teaching staff and guarantee that students have the necessary skills to integrate successfully into the job market.
National and international rankings
Built around criteria specific to each publication, these rankings assess the quality of teaching, international openness, the quality of research and teaching staff, accreditations and labels, as well as the professional integration of graduates and relations with the business world.
The EM Normandie Master in Management is ranked in the Top 80 of the best Masters in Management worldwide by the Financial Times and QS, and also in the Top 3 in several national rankings (admission after High School).
The EM Normandie Master in Management programme
This Master's degree is a training programme of excellence, regularly ranked in the Top 3 Post Baccalaureate programmes in 5 years in France. It offers innovative and interactive pedagogical approaches, an international and multicultural environment as well as strong proximity to the business world.
Master in Management - Admission after a 3-Year undergraduate degree - non french
Accès via online application based on student qualifications
Caen, Le Havre, Paris, Dublin, Oxford
Graduation 5-year Master's Degree
Rythm: Work-study or Full-time
The EM Normandie learning experience
The EM Normandie Experience is a global vision focused on a single objective: to give you the means to be an actor in your personal and professional development.
Through the Career Path (Parcours Carrière), a unique support system, you will learn to become aware of your talents, of the values that motivate you and of your skills development at each stage of your career: associative, professional, international and academic, in order to embark on a bold career as a responsible manager committed to society.
Develop your hard and soft skills with the EM Normandie Master in Management
Choosing this programme means opting for a different vision of knowledge:
Dive into the heart of your learning through a permanent Test and Learn approach, mobilise the knowledge acquired in class and apply it in real company situations: missions, challenges, business games, simulations, field visits, internships, sandwich courses, etc.
Become an active participant in your learning through an immersive pedagogy based on experiential learning. Experience creative and engaging courses in Flex rooms equipped with the latest educational technologies and encouraging interaction.
Because behavioural skills are as important as technical know-how, the School pays particular attention to the acquisition of Soft Skills (critical thinking, emotional intelligence, creativity...) actively sought after by recruiters.
Why? To train future ethical managers, capable of mobilising diverse skills, taking initiatives, having ideas and expressing them effectively while adopting the necessary distance to work in a team while respecting each person's role.
I learned about EM Normandie when two former students from my high school came to present their business school at a forum.
They told me about the quality of the teaching, the international dimension of the school but also its family atmosphere.
Thanks to all these elements, I am now a student at EM Normandie. A choice I don't regret!
Student of EM Normandie Master in Management
Explore the world and multiply your range of possibilities
One of the main strengths of EM Normandie is to offer you the possibility to spend 100% of your course internationally while remaining at the heart of the EM Normandie experience.
Thanks to the campuses in Caen, Le Havre, Paris (France), Dublin (Ireland) and Oxford (England), study in human-sized classes, experience a rich community and social life in an environment focused on knowledge and multicultural richness.
100% English courses to open up to an international career
In addition to academic expatriation stays offered at different stages of the programme, follow courses 100% in English on the French campuses, or of course in English-speaking cities like Dublin and Oxford.
An extensive network of partner universities to explore the world
Aware that the ambition of its students knows no boundaries, the School has woven a vast network of more than 200 partner universities around the world recognised for their excellence.
What for? To multiply experiences and encourage exploration. Improve your level of Spanish by going to South America, discover other ways of thinking, immerse yourself in another culture in Asia... Living an international adventure is a founding choice in life and an opportunity to be seized.
Tailor-made academic courses to prepare your future
Build your own course with the support of the Career Path team: change campuses each year, choose your specialisations, opt for a dual degree in a partner university, join a work-study programme (under conditions), etc. The possibilities are numerous, with your professional integration as the ultimate goal.
The opportunities of the Master in Management programme
Develop skill in many fields as well as specialise in specific areas, multiply the range of possibilities in terms of integration and boost your employability.