MS Str@tégies de développement & territoires

MS Territorial Development Str@tegy

Accredited by the Conference des Grandes Ecoles. | Open to international candidates | Specialisation excusively offered to Cooperative students
The MS Territorial Development Str@tegy programme at EM Normandie trains territorial developers in one year.
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Accredited by the French Conference des Grande Ecole.

Mastère Spécialisé


ms strategie de management et territoires

The  MS Territorial Development Str@tegy  trains Territorial Developers to be able to foster the emergence of local projects within the framework of territorial development schemes.

This programme is offered exclusively to cooperative students.

Learning Objectives

  • Acquisition of multidisciplinary skills (marketing, communication, agri-food techniques, law).
  • Taking on managerial responsibilities
  • Setting up launching, monitoring and development strategies for agri-food products

Strong Points

  • A Double Degree: Specialised MS and listed on the National Registry of Occupations (RNCP Level 7)
  • A programme offered with Cooperative Track as a professional training contract option
  • Rich pedagogical content with many recognised experts in their fields
  • A programme designed with a project management approach, closely linked to Territorial Marketing
  • A Programme with additional professional tools: Cooperative Track, business dating, professional colloquia, talks
  • Residential seminars in Southampton, Oxford and Brussels
  • A cohort of a manageable size with personalised monitoring

The programme team values the link between academic theoretical input and real case studies which enable you to develop the analytical skills and the detached viewpoint required of future managers.

The trips to Southampton, Oxford and Brussels, as well as field work which closely mimics territorial conditions supplement and complete the training programme.


Module 1: Territorial analysis tools

  • Societies and territories
  • Territorial diagnosis and analysis
  • Territorial prospects
  • Mapping and data bases
  • Seminars: laboratory spaces
  • Seminars: Territorial intelligence

Module 2 : Development strategies and policies

  • Territorial development and urban planning
  • Finances and public procurement
  • Financing territorial development
  • Seminar: Planning and development
  • Seminar: Engineering and project monitoring
  • Territorial developer workshops
  • Field trips to Southampton and Brussels
  • Territorial marketing

Module 3: Transition, sustainability and territories

  • Industrial and territorial ecology
  • Sustainable territorial governance and development
  • Social solidarity economy
  • Sustainable cities - smart cities

Module 4: Business organisations, economic development and territories

  • Organisations and decision making processes
  • Internationalisation of business organisations
  • Seminar: Business organisations and territories
  • Innovative territorial dynamics

Professional Experience

  • Case study methodology
  • Professional thesis methodology
  • Surveys and survey analysis
  • Project co-ordination and management
  • Territorial intelligence seminar
  • English

Admission process

Candidates are selected on the basis of an application form, followed by an individual interview.

Please use the on-line application procedure

Eligibility for application

The programme is open to students holding the following degrees:

  • Master degree or equivalent ("Bac+ 5" or 5 years after secondary education) 
  • At the Jury’s discretion: 4-year undergraduate degree with 3 years of professional experience (internships excluded).
  • 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.)

Admission procedure

  1. Application files submitted are reviewed with special attention paid to the seriousness of the file and the quality of the academic and/or professional profile.
  2. Shortlisted candidates are invited for an interview via Skype with a Head of Academic Programme. This interview helps clarify the applicants profile, their projects, their objectives. The final admission decision (offered or denied admission) is communicated a few days after this interview.
  3. Admitted candidates are notified formally and invited to make a down payment, later on deducted from the  tuition fees. This initial payment confirms the candidate's seat in the programme and an unconditional letter of admission is then issued.

In order for our students to benefit from optimal learning conditions, places in our programmes are limited. The number of remaining places is reviewed after each admission session. Whenever a cohort is full, admissions for the programme are closed :

The application deadline for the 2020-2021 admission session is 15 April 2020.

In parallel with their EM Normandie application file, international candidates must also complete the Campus France application file in order to facilitate the visa obtention.

Once the fee down payment has been received, the School will help International students with their visa procedures and search for accommodation.


EM Normandie is easily accessible by disabled persons and will adapt its welcome schemes to match specific situations.
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After completing this programme, you will be qualified for positions such as:

  • Head of Economic Development
  • Head of Business Start-up and Development Projects
  • Economic Developer
  • Territorial Business Engineer
  • Head of Local Development Project
  • Territorial Development Officer

Personalised Support

  • 2,000 internship offers including 500 abroad
  • 300 Cooperative Track offers among a network of 700 business organisations
  • Regular monitoring meetings with students/business organisations
  • Personalised coaching with the Career Path Scheme
  • An Alumni Network with 17,500 members

Tuition Fees for 2020-2021

  • MS MESB : €12,500
  • €50 charged to candidates offered admission
  • As from September 2018, you will pay a €91 contribution to CEVC  (Contribution Vie Etudiante et de Campus) by connecting to
  • €575 membership fee for Association Alumni EM Normandie, which will give you access to all their services and a life membership (not compulsory).


Various options are offered to students to fund their studies: 

  • Grants: Campus France
  • Paid student jobs offered by the School’s Junior Enterprise and Jobs Services

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