MBA Finance Full-Time (18-month)


Overview

You want to change your professional life or give a different shape to your career, but you do not have any business background? The French Riviera MBA is the program you need.

This 18-month full MBA program, designed for executives and students without any previous business background, offers from the general introductory business fundamentals, to the most specialised courses in the areas of finance and marketing.

  • Year 1 (GDBA): During the first 6 months of instruction, from September to March, you are provided with a solid grounding in business. From April to September you conduct your internship and defend a dissertation at the end of your experience. 
  • Year 2 (MBA): The following Fall, from October to December you complete your instruction on general management fundamentals. The last 3 months of instruction are devoted to tailor your manager profile specialising in the area of your choice: Global Finance or Global Marketing. A range of elective courses, a business simulation role-play and a research project complete this comprehensive curriculum. 

Your courses are scheduled three days a week in order to allow you to study and work at the same time if you so choose. International candidates holding a student VISA are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during their stay in France.

Cohorts are composed of a maximum of 30 students. 80% of your cohort mates and 60% of your instructors are international. 35% of the MBA candidates are executives and 70% of the Faculty members are hands-on business practitioners. This environment ensures you effective and high interactive lectures, where students and instructors from different horizons, backgrounds, ages and countries meet and share their knowledge and experience.

Second most attractive destination in France - after Paris - with 164 different nationalities represented, the French Riviera will provide you with a true international experience going beyond your classes, and lead you to become a real global manager prepared to nowadays’ business world.

Nice-Côte-d’Azur international airport, second busiest of France, offers you rapid and low-cost connections not only to tourist destinations for your weekends, but also to your next career opportunities around Europe and worldwide.

Objectives

  • A solid understanding of the financial risks that must be identified and hedge
  • An intimacy with financial tools
  • A sound knowledge of technics in financial sector
  • An understanding of the relationship between Management and Finance
  • A practical training in project finance

Key points

  • Cohorts are composed of a maximum of 15 students per major, 70% of the Faculty members are hands-on business practitioners.
  • Courses are scheduled three days a week, in order to allow you to study and work at the same time if you so choose
  • Development and activation of a professional network
  • Support in the construction of Your professional project
  •  Practitioners and guest speakers in the realm of Finance

 

Admission requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in ANY FIELD (no business degree required): your degree must last a minimum of 3 years and grant a minimum of 180 ECTS credits, or 90 US credits, or equivalent
  • English proficiency: one of the following
                        - TOEIC > 800
                        - TOEFL iBT > 81
                        - TOEFL CBT > 217
                        - TOEFL PBT > 553
                        - IELTS > 6.5
  • Good academic record
  • Interview before the Admissions Committee

Fees

The French Republic is known throughout the world for making high investments in public education and dedicating a consistent part of the State budget to instruction.

Should you be accepted into the program, you would automatically benefit from a State subsidiary disbursed by the French Ministry of National Education to the School.

No need to apply for this, the tuition fees you are charged would be consequently reduced.

Following the well-known French principle of "égalité", resident, non-resident and international students are granted the same amount and charged the same tuition fees.

Other scholarships you may be eligible for can be cumulated (European Union, CROUS, PRAME, MESR, CampusFrance, etc.)

Cost of the program (1) 23,260 €
Participation of the French State - 9,260 €
Tuition you are charged 14,000 €

 

(1) Source: "MEN-MESR-DEPP - Compte de l'éducation"

 

Included Estimated expenses (in Nice)
Tuition and registration for all courses Books and materials 700 € / year                      
Access to library and IT Commute 30 € / month
Wi-fi on-campus access    Accommodation 550 € / month
Meals 300 € / month
Miscellaneous 250 € / month

 


FALL

Lectures are delivered on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday from the end of September to mid-December.
ATTENTION: During the last week of the term attendance is required from Monday to Saturday.

 

Code
Course
 ECTS  
 Hours  
G1MBA111
Management principles
3
20
G1MBA112 Introduction to organisational behavior
3 20
G1MBA12 Marketing management 1 and 2
4 40
G1MBA13 Financial accounting 1 and 2
4 40
G1MBA14 Economics for managers 1 and 2
6 40
G1MBA151 Principles of business law
3 20
G1MBA152 Corporate social responsibility
3 20
G1MBA16 Business writing 1 and 2
4 40


SPRING

Lectures are delivered on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday from mid-January to the end of March. 
ATTENTION: During the last week of the term attendance is required from Monday to Saturday.
The internship can be conducted part-time on the remaining days of the week from September to March, and/or full-time from April to September


Code
Course
 ECTS
 Hours
G1MBA21 Information systems 1 and 2
4
40
G1MBA22 Business statistics 1 and 2
4 40
G1MBA23 Financial management 1 and 2
4 40
G1MBA24 Operations analysis 1 and 2 4 40
G1MBA25 Managerial accounting 1 and 2
4 40
G1MBA261 GMAT preparation
- 20
G1MBA262 Internship and dissertation
10 -

Core courses are delivered to students majoring in finance and in marketing. Lectures take place on Thursday/Friday/Saturday from the end of September to mid-December. 
ATTENTION: During the last week of the term attendance is required from Monday to Saturday.
The research project is conducted throughout the entire year, under the supervision of a member of the MBA Faculty

CORE COURSES

Code
Course
WEIGHT
ECTS
Hours
G2MBA311
Project management methodology
1 3 20
G2MBA312 Project team management 1 3 20
G2MBA32 Strategic diagnosis and Strategic Options 1 6 40
G2MBA331 International negotiation 1 3 20
G2MBA332 Risk management 1 3
20
G2MBA341 Balance sheet and profit & loss account 1 3 20
G2MBA342 IFRS and IAS
1 3 20
G2MBA35 Advanced IT 1 and 2 1 6 40
G2MBA43 
Research project
1 8 -


MAJOR COURSES

Major courses are delivered on Thursday/Friday/Saturday from mid-January to the end of March.
ATTENTION: During the last week of the term attendance is required from Monday to Saturday.

Code
Course
WEIGHT ECTS
Hours
G2MBAF1 Corporate finance
1 3 20
G2MBAF2 Advanced management control systems
1 3 20
G2MBAF3 International investment 1 3 20
G2MBAF4 Financial statement analysis 1 3 20
G2MBAF5 Investment and portfolio management 1 3 20
G2MBAF6 Financial risk management 1 3 20


ELECTIVE COURSES

Students choose 2 out of the 4 proposed electives. Students are allowed to follow the other 2 courses as free auditors.
Lectures are delivered on Thursday/Friday/Saturday from mid-January to the end of March.
ATTENTION: During the last week of the term attendance is required from Monday to Saturday.

Code
Course
WEIGHT  ECTS  
 Hours  
G2MBA421 International human resources management
1 2
20
G2MBA422 IT and electronic & mobile marketing
1 2 20
G2MBA423 Mergers & acquisitions / Private equity 1 2 20
G2MBA424 Entrepreneurial finance 1 2 20