MS Str@tégies de développement & territoires

Specialised Master (MS) Territorial Development Strategy

Put together, adapt and lead a territorial project


Open to international candidates
Last updated on 12/10/2021

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

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Specialised Master in Territorial Development

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The  MS Territorial Development Strategy  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 Strategy 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 CHASSYAngélique CHASSYCV
Academic Director
Associate Professor in Economics

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Why join a Specialised Master in Development?

  • 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 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
  • A Double Degree: Specialised MS and listed on the National Registry of Occupations (RNCP level 7 "Chargé(e) de développement économique territorial (MS)" registered under the code RNCP1607)
  • Validate your professional and personal experience by preparing this title through VAE
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Specialised Master in Development programme

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

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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

Evaluation criteria for the course

All components of the student's education are evaluated: academic learnings, internships, missions, challenges, dissertations, study stays in partner universities. For academic learnings, continuous assessment generally accounts for 40% and the final exam accounts for the remaining 60%. Evaluations may also take the form of case studies, role-playing, group work, etc. Professionalisation (work-study, internships, missions, challenges) and, where appropriate, the corresponding report, will be evaluated jointly by the teaching team and the company.

Your admission to the Specialised Master

Admission process

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

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Eligibility for application

The programme is open to students holding the following degrees:

  • Master's degree or equivalent ("Bac+ 5" or 5 years after secondary education / Baccalaureate) 
  • 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.)

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. 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 next 2021-2022 admission session is every 15th of the month.

In addition to the EM Normandy application form, international candidates must approach their local Campus France office to facilitate the process of obtaining their visa. Once the down payment has been received, the School will help International students with their visa procedures and search for accommodation.

handicapFor several years now, EM Normandie has been committed to the inclusion of students with disabilities and has been striving to make it as easy as possible for them to learn, to continue their studies, to live socially within the school and to find employment. Specific training for its teachers and support services, school facilities, digital accessibility, etc. EM Normandie promotes values of equal opportunities and respect for differences, through the sharing of an inclusive culture and the continuous development of its practices. Are you disabled or have a chronic disabling illness? We can provide you with comprehensive support, whether it be in the context of your classes/exams, your search for internships, work-study programmes or jobs, or even in preparing for your expatriation.
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Career opportunities after the Specialised Master in Development

  • 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


Specialised Master in development tuition fees

Tuition Fees for 2021-2022

  • MS MESB : €12,500
  • €50 charged to candidates in order to study their profile
  • The contribution to CVEC (Contribution Vie Etudiante et de Campus), amounting to €92, by connecting to the dedicated plaftorm.
  • €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: 

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International payment methods

We are a partner of the Flywire platform. This online tool facilitates the procedures of international students by offering the following services:

  • Online tracking of transfers
  • Payment in the national currency, which reduces costs
  • Choice of many payment methods

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