MS Str@tégies de développement & territoires

MS Territorial Development Str@tegy

Put together, adapt and lead a territorial project


Open to international candidates
Last updated on 17/09/2020

Accredited by the French Conference des Grande Ecole and listed on the National Registry of Occupations (RNCP Level 7)

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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 work-study students.

A longstanding course at EM Normandie, the MS Territorial Development Str@tegy has been running for almost 30 years and evolved over that time to meet the needs of the sector. This is a unique programme among management schools in France and Europe. It has been accredited and for many years has been one of the best courses in Public Sector Management. Its academic quality stems from a careful combination of established staff and recognised expert contributors who offer proven experience in their sector. Advantageous study abroad opportunities also give students the chance to develop synergies and relationships outside the usual classroom or business environment while observing and analysing different development contexts. This course also has longstanding links to territory partners, with a significant network of local stakeholders. These trusting relationships and recognition have developed over time.

Angélique CHASSY
Academic Director
Associate Professor in Economics

Le MS Stratégie de développement et territoires EM Normandie

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


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The programme of the MS Territorial Development Str@tegy combines theoretical knowledge and concrete case studies to develop the spirit of analysis and provide the necessary hindsight for territorial development.

Aménagement du territoire et urbanisme
Territorial Analysis
Development Policies and Strategies
Innovation, Transition and Territorial Dynamics
Professionnal Skills Development
  • Project Coordination and Management
  • Writing Workshop
  • Territorial Intelligence Seminars
  • English
  • Career Path
  • Initial In-company Period
  • Surveys and Survey Evaluation
  • Thesis Methodology
  • Territorial Coordination
  • Activity Report
  • Writing Workshop
  • Professional Thesis

Admission process

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

If you wish to apply for this programme taught in French, 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 2021-2022 admission session is 15 October 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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Career opportunities

  • 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

Graduate employment data based on 2019 employability survey

  • 100% net employment rate
  • 90% in executive employment
  • 56% on permanent contracts
  • 100% of graduates found a job in less than 3 months
  • Average gross annual salary including bonuses for the last 4 Master’s year groups: €36,700


Tuition Fees for 2020-2021

  • MS MESB : €12,500
  • €50 charged to candidates in order to study their profile
  • As from September 2020, you will pay a €92 contribution to CVEC  (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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