ICD is France’s leading business school in International Business Development (Sales & Marketing). Ranked n°1 in France for Sales & Marketing by L’OBS Magazine and n°5 for five-year Master’s programme by Le Figaro L’Etudiant newspaper, ICD prides itself on personalized career coaching and specialized programmes, allowing students to fully develop their professional careers according to their ambitions and aspirations. ICD alumni are operational managers, international marketers and sales experts developing business globally in all areas of business from the high-tech industry to the luxury sector, and in the services and the arts.
ICD is a member of the IGS Group. Founded in 1980, and a member of “La Conférence des Grandes Écoles” , it is the largest private non-profit association of business schools in France with:
• Over 14,000 students from 50 countries
• 100 professors and 50 administrative staff
• 4 campuses (Paris – Toulouse – Dublin – Shanghai)
• 100 university partnerships worldwide
• One 5-year Masters programme; 2 Bachelor Degrees; and 8 MBA programmes
The ICD Faculty is entirely dedicated to create leading-edge programs in the field of international business development and marketing. Our professors are truly international and align new programs curriculum and pedagogy with their research. Research at ICD focuses on two closely related areas: “new forms of commerce and their impact on customer relationships” and “strategic innovation in customer-supplier relationships”. ICD scholars publish international papers and books in these domains, contribute to new academic knowledge and spur progress in international business development and marketing practice.
A WORD FROM THE DIRECTOR
Dean of ICD Paris
ICD maintains close relations with its network of 3 500 partner companies and potential recruiters. Companies are involved in the school’s strategic board and in the scientific committee. They also contribute the design of curricula. C-level executives come and teach in our programs, collaborate with the faculty through research chairs. Companies also provide internships to students. In 2017, more than 5 000 international internship offers were collected from 1 400 different companies.
Our students can spend up to 2 years of their studies abroad on international exchange programmes or on our own foreign campuses.
Each year our students build their work experience through compulsory internships lasting at least 2 months. At the end of the 5-year Masters programme, you will have cumulated up to 2 years of professional experience. We organize a wide range of courses taught via practice cases and by executive speakers.
Research and Teaching
Over 100 professors offer our students an innovative learning environment, reflecting their academic excellence and practical knowledge of business.
We actively encourage our students to take risks, be creative, and to be efficient & responsible managers as part of their commitment to the future.
The programmes prepares students to work in a wide range of positions, including:
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