3ème cycle Manager des systèmes d'information et du numérique

Post-Graduate Degree in Information Systems Management

Manage strategic projects thanks to an in-depth understanding of the issues related to new information technologies


Open to international candidates
Last updated on 23/09/2020


The Post-Graduate Degree in Information Systems Management prepares you to manage strategic projects thanks to a sophisticated understanding of the stakes linked to new information technologies.  

Information Technology is one of the fastest-growing employment sectors in France, according to Syntec Numérique. Indeed, the IT sector grew 4.2% in 2019. This demand can largely be explained by recent advances in cloud computing, SaaS, data storage and analytics (big data), and information security. Technology consulting companies have also created a variety of opportunities for candidates with technical skills, industry knowledge and real world experience.

Academic Director
Professor in Information Systems

3ème cycle Manager des systèmes d'information et du numérique

Learning objectives

  • Acquiring both the technological and business world languages and cultures  
  • Becoming an added value creator within a business organisation 
  • Developing strategic, managerial, operational and technical competencies in IS

Strong Points

  • A programme offered as a work-study track on a professionalisation contract
  • 100% of our students find employment in IT before graduation
  • A programme developed as a partnership between two Business Schools: EMSI Grenoble and EM Normandie
  • Lecturing by recognised experts in their fields
  • A professionalising training: Work-study, In-company Challenge, Business Dating Event, Professional Colloquia...
  • A programme that meets the requirements of the employment market
  • A cohort of a manageable size with close personalised supervision


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The programme of the Postgraduate Degree in Information Systems Management emphasises the link between the contribution of theoretical knowledge and the study of concrete cases, which helps to develop the spirit of analysis and provide the necessary hindsight for the practices of future IS managers.

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Technical Basics and Programming
  • IT Project Management
Modelling and Databases
Managing the Consultant Environment
Personal Development and Culture
  • Careers path
  • English
  • Introduction to IT and IT jobs
  • Assertiveness
  • Business Engineering
New Horizons
  • Issues Around Digital Technology
  • Thesis Methodology
  • Challenge
Integrating IS Into Job Roles
Managing Security
IS Governance and Strategy
Professional Development
  • Career Path
  • English
  • In-company Missions
  • Thesis
  • Internship

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.


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General information about the employment market

The current rise of digital technology and robots is changing both IT roles and the wider ecosystem (manufacturers and services alike). In recent years, digital services companies have gone further, offering clients comprehensive solutions for everything from storage to data dissemination and production. IT jobs beyond the basic skills are developing in a professional world where boundaries between service, integration and consulting are increasingly blurred. No wonder that recruiters are looking for versatile staff who can take responsibility for tasks with shorter and shorter deadlines.

Career Prospects

IS positions are constantly evolving. Every activity sector (e.g., Banking or Health) and all types of organisations (e.g., public or private) recruit both in France and abroad.
The range of occupations is vast as are their denominations:

Positions in IS Senior Management

  •  IS Director
  • Head of IS Network

Positions in IS Surveys

  • IS Survey Manager
  • Project Owner Consultant
  • Urban Planner – Functional Architect
  • Head of IS Project
  • Head of Contractor Project
  • Software Integration Consultant

Positions in IS Production and Infrastructures

  • Head of IS Infrastructures and Production
  • IS Production Engineer
  • Head of IS Security
  • Infrastructure Architect


  • Account Manager Consultant
  • Architecture Consultant
  • IS Consultant
  • Solution Consultant

Graduate employment data based on 2019 employability survey

  • 98% net employment rate
  • 97% in executive employment
  • 97% on permanent contracts
  • 94% of graduates found a job before graduation, 100% within 2 months
  • Average gross annual salary including bonuses for the last 4 Master’s year groups: €46K

Examples of companies where our graduates work

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Tuition Fees for 2020-2021

  • Post-Graduate Degree in Information Systems Management: €12,500 
  • €50 charged to candidates in order to study their profile
  • As from September 2018, you will pay a €92 contribution to CVEC  (Contribution Vie Etudiante et de Campus) by connecting to https://cvec.etudiant.gouv.fr/
  • €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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