MSC IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
ICD BELONGS TO THE IGS GROUP, a leading education group in France representing more than 66,000 graduates, 13,200 students per year and 140 programs in different fields: Business, Computer Sciences, Human Resource Management, Real Estate, Journalism, Finance and Strategy.
Since 1980, ICD has been developing significant expertise in International Business Development and Marketing. All the programs at the Bachelor’s and Master’s level focus on this area of expertise. We are a school “for business” and not only “of business”.
ICD is a school with a strong international focus, with campuses in Dublin and Shanghai, a bilingual Franco-Chinese study track since 2005, a bilingual Franco-German track, an Intercultural Management semester, programs taught in English, 85 partner universities worldwide and 15 dual degrees.
THREE CORE VALUES:
Humanism, Entrepreneurship and Professionalism. ICD’s programs give students the benefit of broad cultural awareness and a Humanities-focused education throughout their studies. Dedicated workshops and cultural conferences held yearly, cultural partnerships with the Comédie Française, an abundance of association work, a week of cultural diversity activities, a week of sustainable development activities, a mandatory Arts, Culture and Sports unit, which teaches and promotes educational projects throughout the IGS Group’s Schools, as well as a full week each year devoted to student artistic productions, are all part of the dynamic cultural life that encourages students to embrace the idea of humanism, learn «good conduct» principles and develop a sense of human relationships and tolerance towards others.
Individualized educational support with small-sized groups. The study atmosphere at ICD is quiet and group oriented.» Small-sized groups ensure a high level of interaction in the classroom and constructive cooperation among international students. The faculty works closely with students to offer a rich learning experience.
A WORD FROM THE DIRECTOR
Dean of ICD Paris
An MSc is the globally-recognized graduate degree for students who want to embrace international careers and get high-level expertise in the field of their choice. The program is designed to have a real impact on your future in just 18 months including 2 semesters of classes and a 4- to 6-months optional internship.
ICD offers MSc programs in the fields of business development and marketing in order to provide international companies with highly specialized executives. The programs are taught entirely in English by both academics and professionals, all with extensive experience in business development and marketing.
Embarking on the Msc journey at ICD will take you on an intensive and multifaceted learning experience:
• Share your passion and expertise with our international faculty and students from many countries,
• Participate in interactive and innovative courses combining up-to-date theoretical practices, live cases, challenges and hackathons, companies visits,
• Conduct a personal research project and write your professional thesis,
• Sharpen your professional skills and knowledge by doing a 4- to 6-months optional internship,
• Learn French and Discover European and French business culture,
• And also, enjoy the Paris experience through an extensive business, cultural and recreational program of activities organized by the MSc team.
DNA OF THE ICD MSC PROGRAMS:
The programs’ high level of expertise in each field under the supervision of ICD International Scholars
An experiential learning approach combining strong academic content and immersion in real-life projects (immersion weeks, projects, business games, hackathons, etc.)
Individual coaching and supporting students in their career projects as well as identifiying internship opportunities.
A multicutural environment in the classroom, on campus and in French business and cultural life
The MSc in International Business Development welcomes recent graduates from any academic background or professionals willing to improve their core global business skills and gain cutting-edge practical knowledge in the technical field of International Trade. This specialized program is designed for students who wish to add international business skills to their engineering, scientific or general business background. The ICD faculty share first-hand experience from working and living around the world.
A Unique MSc in International Business Development
• Focus on strong technical skills in international trade
• A simultaneous focus on soft skills and intercultural aspects for enhanced business development abilities
• Learn global strategies and focus on specific cases: Europe, China, India, etc.
• The ICD atmosphere: experiential learning in ssmall-sized groups, considerable art and cultural awareness
BUSINESS IMMERSION WEEK
The Business Immersion Week is a unique opportunity to increase your knowledge on international business markets and enhance your soft skills such as networking, negotiation, cultural sensitivity and leadership. Students will go on company visits, talk with business experts and gain an overview of how business is done in these international companies.Highlights
• Company Visits
• Cultural Immersion
• Meet entrepreneurs
• Networking opportunities
BUSINESS GAME & CORPORATE STRATEGY
The Business Game simulates a real business environment and allows students to run their own virtual businesses and compete against each other in order to gain market share. Students are able to practice their business and decision-making skills, improve their understanding and knowledge of the complexity of global business operations in a dynamic and competitive environment.
| Professional Development Support
Our Corporate Relations and Career department helps students develop professional soft skills and allows students and alumni to plan, manage and achieve their professional goals in partnerships with companies that seek out top talent.
• Proactive corporate relation services
• Career Coaching workshops
• Enterprise Career Day
• Alumni network
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.
ICD’S COMMITMENT TO CAREERS-ORIENTED LEARNING
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.
Careers and placement
The MSc in International Business Development leads to careers in a wide range of fields such as business development, export area management, international retailing, purchasing, strategic business development in consulting agencies and international business unit management. Typical functions include: international business development manager, export manager, import manager, international sales manager. According to our last placement survey:
• 63% of Master’s students found employment before completing their program
• 92% found employment within 6 months of completing their program