Mastère Spécialisé®, MSc® et 3ème cycle

MASTER OF SCIENCE ® AND SPECIALISED MASTER ®

Develop dual skills, specialise in areas you are passionate about, become more professional and boost your career.

Become a key player in your field by joining a Master of Science® (MSc) or Specialised Master®. These 12 to 18 month programmes combine academic knowledge, company immersions, challenges and study abroad periods and allow you to develop double or even triple skills in a multitude of fields, from human resources to entrepreneurship, information and digital systems, logistics, marketing, etc. after a 3/4/5-year degree.

What is a Master of Science® or a Specialised Master® ?

Why follow a Master of Science® or a Specialised Master®?

What is the difference between a Master of Science® and a university Master's degree?

Integrating a Master of Science® or Specialised Master® at EM Normandie

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What is a Master of Science® or a Specialised Master® ?

Recognised diplomas preparing specialists in their field

The Master of Science® degree prepares students for senior positions in companies with a scope that is resolutely oriented towards international markets. Therefore, it differs from the Specialised Master® by its strong international dimension and its courses taught 100% in English. It provides a 5-year higher education diploma. Created in 2002 by the Conférence des Grandes Écoles (CGE), Master of Science® programmes are available to students holding a 3 to 4-year diploma in initial or continuing education. 

The Specialised Master® degree was initiated in 1983 by the CGE to promote the training of high-level specialists. Taught in French, it provides a 6-year higher education diploma. Accessible to students holding a 4 to 5-year diploma, this postgraduate education is intended for young graduates wishing to specialise and develop a double skill or for professionals wishing to deepen a specific expertise / skill or develop their managerial skills.

These professional studies train specialists in their field, prepare them for business and management in a fast-changing environment. These courses combine a comprehensive curriculum and multiple professional projects in collaboration with companies. Work-experience plays an important role in those programmes: internships, missions, challenges, Serious Games, etc. High-level coursework are taught by professors and experts in their field, which guarantees the acquisition of cutting-edge knowledge, essential for holding high positions.

All the Masters of Science® and Specialised Masters® offered at EM Normandie are accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Écoles (CGE), which is responsible for controlling and guaranteeing the quality of the accredited courses.

Professionalisation is at the heart of pedagogy

With their training seminars, in-company assignments and competitions, the Master of Science® and Specialised Masters® are professional training courses par excellence!

The seminars, mainly led by professionals recognised in their fields of expertise, allow you to deepen the knowledge covered in the course by participating actively in group discussions on specific subjects. In-company missions allow you to apply the issues addressed during the seminars in a professional context. In order to ensure continuity in the teaching, the missions and challenges carried out in conjunction with partner companies are co-supervised by professionals and teacher-researchers from EM Normandie.

A 4-to-6 month internship ends each postgraduate degree, which offers you a smooth and efficient transition to the professional world, a springboard to develop your talents, continue to refine your professional project and develop your managerial skills. Using technical skills, developing a strategy and implementing an action plan are all practices that will reveal your potential in the professional world! 

Mobilise your knowledge, develop skills in the field and enrich your career path with work-study training (available under specific conditions for international students). Apply the knowledge acquired during your training by working with professionals in your sector and develop your know-how! Get ready to manage teams, sharpen your analytical skills, coordinate projects and take on managerial functions as soon as you complete your course. Thanks to the work-study programme, benefit from the status of an employee (remuneration, full or partial payment of your tuition fees by the company) and from the support of the EM Normandie Career Path team throughout the whole programme. Find a job before the end of your studies !

At EM Normandie, professionalisation is at the heart of the learning experience.

A preponderant international outlook

With 100% English-language programmes, courses focusing on international skills and negotiations, and corporate projects and challenges focused on intercultural communication and marketing, prepare yourself to excel in an international environment where diverse cultures come together. Successful intercultural negotiations are achieved by adapting your behaviour to the culture of your interlocutor, by preparing your negotiation well and by expressing your ideas in an appropriate way.

The MSc "International Marketing and Business Development", ranked first in the TOP 10 Eduniversal Masters in Intercultural Management in 2020, has been specifically designed to enable you to develop your career internationally and prepare you to communicate with partners from diverse backgrounds in a multicultural environment.

The MS "MESB - Equine Sciences and Management" is a partnership between AgroSup Dijon (founder of the MS), EM Normandie and the University of Kentucky. These academic courses in France and in the USA combine the passion for horses and an international outlook.

Professional study stays as well as internships in international companies offer you the opportunity to improve your foreign language skills, to discover other cultures - in particular company life in those countries - and to develop your international network.

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Why follow a Master of Science® or a Specialised Master®?

Become a true expert in the fields that you are passionate about

Stand out from other candidates on the job market thanks to a double or even triple skill in your preferred field. Your broad spectrum of operational knowledge, your global vision of the business environment in your sector and the professional experience you have acquired during your studies will open the door to senior management positions.

Access numerous career opportunities in your sector thanks to varied and cutting-edge courses. Here are a few examples:

Professionals who integrate a continuing education course, develop a specific skill in your field and get yourself noticed! Become « the » expert of reference within your organisation, set up new actions, mobilise your teams and participate in the development of your company.

During your training, take advantage of the many opportunities for professional experience offered by EM Normandie thanks to its network of more than 5,000 partner companies around the world, and develop your expertise in the fields that are close to your heart.

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Aim for a top-level international career

Start your career with brio by quickly gaining access to strategic corporate positions such as Business Development Manager, Recruitment Manager or Strategic Analyst. Your technical expertise combined with a detailed understanding of the mechanisms governing your field of activity are all assets that are particularly prized by companies. The course programmes specially developed to meet the needs of companies will enable you to make the difference with recruiters.

The professional experience and know-how acquired throughout your studies will make you a candidate coveted by recruiters! Your employability at the end of the course will be immediate thanks to the skills developed during in-company internships, projects, missions, challenges and study trips.
 
Professionals, move towards managerial functions by taking charge of structuring projects within your company, develop your skills and manage teams. Become a manager capable of mastering the latest generation of tools, of rising to new heights thanks to a global vision and in-depth knowledge of your field of expertise. Define a strategy to be implemented, draw up your budgets, broaden your scope of action and fulfil yourself.

For your professional reconversion, specialise in a new field or complete your initial training with an MSc® or Specialised Master® in order to deepen your knowledge and become an informed expert in a sector that is close to your heart. Choose a specialty that motivates you, build on your experience and propel your career to new heights!

Around two thirds of Master of Science® and Specialised Master® graduates at EM Normandie even get a job before the end of their course!

Expand your professional network

Develop your professional network during your course through company missions, internships, study trips or visits to companies and seize the career opportunities that these encounters offer you.

Benefit from the strength of your School's network throughout your career, set up partnerships between companies, share your know-how with other experts and recruit new talent.

Access more than 8,000 internship and work-study opportunities reserved for EM Normandie students, meet professionals around the world and develop your valuable professional network throughout your career.

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What is the difference between a Master of Science® and a university Master's degree?

These two courses share the same final objective: preparing students for management and supervisory functions. However, there are notable differences, particularly in the programmes and teaching methods used, the student experience offered, the network of graduates and the connection with the business world.

Specific programmes developed by each School

The freedom of Graduate Business Schools in the organisation of classes and in the choice of subjects taught guarantees programmes of excellence in line with the requirements of the job market. The national and international recognition of the programmes through their rankings, accreditations and labels are a guarantee of the quality of this teaching.

Cutting-edge teaching tools

Business Schools’ student experience is strongly distinguished by the pedagogical methods used and the means implemented for the deployment of state-of-the-art digital tools.

At EM Normandie, participatory course formats, immersive experiences and an emphasis on digitalisation through the use of the latest educational technologies serve an innovative and interactive pedagogy.

An individualised support service 

The individualised support throughout your professional, international and academic career is also a special feature of Business Schools. Your professional integration is clearly the aim of your study programme. The integration rates of students at the end of their courses attest to their level of employability and the attractiveness of their profiles. 

With the Career Path, a reflective support system specific to EM Normandie, become aware of your talents, the values that motivate you and your skills development at each stage of your career to lead a daring career as a responsible and committed manager in society.

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Professionalisation along the way

The schools' strong connections with the business world and the emphasis on work-experience throughout your course prepare you for high positions and boost your attractiveness from the moment you leave the course.

Put your knowledge into practice through numerous projects and assignments carried out with partner companies. Sharpen your strategic vision during tutored projects, develop your technical and managerial skills during professional assignments and prepare yourself to become a true expert.

At EM Normandie, benefit from rich and varied professional experience throughout your career. Consulting projects, professional missions, bootcamps, seminars, surveys, study trips, internships... are all opportunities for you to become more professional and prepare for your new functions.

The Alumni Network

In Graduate Schools of Business, you can also benefit from the power of the Alumni network, through meetings between students and graduates that strengthen the sense of belonging, through events and actions aimed at animating the entire community and federating their members. 

Thanks to EM Normandie Alumni association, you will maintain a strong link with the 20,000 members of the EM Normandie community in more than 100 countries. Interact with members, benefit from support throughout your professional career and take advantage of the opportunities available to you.

A strong international outlook

Another distinctive feature is the strong international outreach through courses in foreign languages, teachers of different nationalities, multiculturalism-oriented programmes and partnerships with companies around the world.

In the Master of Science courses, the 100% English language courses, the strong multicultural dimension and the international exposure through internships, seminars and study trips provide the ideal conditions for starting an international career.

Join a Master of Science® or Specialised Master® at EM Normandie

Fourteen specialisations offered

EM Normandie offers many Master of Science® and Specialised Master®specialisations in the fields of logistics, trade, marketing, luxury goods, artificial intelligence (AI), management, finance and information systems.

In your chosen field, take advantage of a 360° vision of the challenges linked to this sector of activity and develop a double or even triple expertise.

LOGISTICS

BUSINESS and MARKETING

MANAGEMENT

FINANCE

Master of Science postgraduate degree

By choosing one of the three specialisations related to Supply Chain - MS Supply Chain, Logistics and Innovations / MSc International Logistics and Port Management / MSc Supply Chain Management, become an expert capable of managing all operations from flow management, through delivery, storage and transactions to procurement. Aim for the position of Operations Manager: lead your teams, draw up a strategic plan to ensure the company's growth, manage your budgets and participate in the launch of new products with the marketing department.

Become an expert in one of the four business and marketing specialisations on offer - MS Marketing, Communication and Agri-food Product Engineering / MS Marketing Strategy and Business Development / MSc International Marketing and Business Development / MSc Marketing and Digital in Luxury and Lifestyle - and take the lead in key sales management positions, both in France and internationally. Learn to develop a marketing strategy, deploy it across different channels, negotiate with your business partners, manage your brand and become a sales manager or product manager. In an international environment, study cross-cultural management, commercial and interpersonal negotiation and international trade to become an import/export manager or brand manager.

Master the power of Artificial Intelligence applied to marketing and play a major role in a company's performance with the MSc Artificial Intelligence for Marketing Strategy. Through data science, learn how to use AI to process information, analyse it effectively and make the right decisions. Develop both technical and strategic knowledge and deepen it during a study visit to Dublin, city of reference for Artificial Intelligence. Take advantage of the many professional opportunities in this field! Become a data analyst, data scientist, business intelligence consultant or marketing strategist

Become a key expert in the luxury sector, its standards and characteristics that make it such a special market with the MSc Marketing and Digital in Luxury and Lifestyle. From fashion clothing to perfume to luxury hotels and haute gastronomy, give yourself a 360° vision of this growing sector. The focus on digital, the mastery of marketing techniques and continuous professional immersion will make you a high-performing and attractive professional on the job market. Develop an understanding of the culture of this high-end industry and its professions and open the doors to the world's major luxury capitals.

Admission to Master of Science® and Specialised Master® programmes

Master of Science® programmes are open to students who have completed or are in the process of completing:

  • Students who hold a four-year bachelor degree or equivalent.
  • No English language test score is required for students holding a degree from an English-speaking university. For other applicants, language requirements are: TOEIC 790, IELTS 6, TOEFL 83.

Specialised Masters® programmes are open to students holding one of the following degrees:

  • Master degree or equivalent ("Bac+ 5" or 5 years after secondary education) 
  • 4-year undergraduate degree with 3 years of professional experience (internships excluded).
  • If French is not the candidate’s first language, a language certification (DELF/DALF = C1)
  • Exceptionally the admissions board may accept applications that do not meet the formal criteria listed above but appear exceptional on other aspects (academic excellence, community work, international experience, internships, etc.).

The admission process is a two-stage process, with the first step being the submission of your application on this page: ms.msc.em-normandie.com in order to assess academic quality. Secondly, an individual interview with the jury will allow us to discuss your motivations.

Accreditations, labels and rankings: guarantees of quality

National and international accreditations, labels and rankings are guarantees of quality for a business school and its programmes.

EM Normandie is in the closed circle of the Top 1% of Management Schools that are doubly accredited AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) in the world. Both accreditations were recently renewed, rewarding the quality and relevance of its actions in all fields.

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Learn more about accreditations

 

Accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Écoles, EM Normandie's Masters of Science®  and Specialised Masters® are entitled to deliver master and a post-master level degree. This label is a recognition of the quality of EM Normandie's training, its pedagogy and its teaching staff, and guarantees that students have the necessary skills to successfully enter the labour market.

MS, MSc, RNCP

Many courses are regularly featured in the rankings published each year by the national and international media. Built around specific criteria, these rankings assess in particular 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.

In 2020, the Eduniversal ranking the School’s programmes:

  • 1st place in the Master in Intercultural Management ranking
    MSc International Marketing and Business Development | former : MSc Cross-Cultural Marketing and Negotiation
     
  • 3rd place in the Master in Agribusiness Management ranking
    MS Marketing, communication et ingénierie des produits agroalimentaires
     
  • 6th place in the Master in Event Communication ranking
    MSc International Events Management
     
  • 8th place in the Master in Public Management ranking
    MS Stratégie de Développement & Territoires
     
  • 15th place in the Master in Logistics ranking
    MSc Supply Chain Management
     
  • 20th place in the Master in Human Resources Management ranking
    MS Manager des Ressources Humaines
     
  • 25th place in the Master in Logistics ranking
    MSc International Logistics and Port Management
     
  • 28th place in the Master in Marketing ranking
    MS Stratégie marketing et développement commercial

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