MSC IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

THE SCHOOL

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.

The ICD Faculty is entirely dedicated to create leading-edge programs in the field of international business development and marketing.

Professors are truly international and align new program curriculum and pedagogy with their research.

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.

Toulouse

Paris

2 semesters (4-6 months of optional internship)

September

12 500 Euros

Approximate tuition fees per year

A WORD FROM THE DIRECTOR

With more than 6 500 alumni, 50 nationalities on the campus and 3 500 corporate partners across the world, ICD has built a solid reputation and is known to offer innovative courses worldwide, combining up-to-date academic knowledge and corporate practice.

Benoît AUBERT

Dean of ICD Paris

THE PROGRAM

MSc Programs at ICD

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

 

MSc in International Business Development

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

Highlights

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
•      Conferences
•     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

THE COURSES
  • MASTERING A FULL-FLEDGED PACKAGE OF SKILLS IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE

    • Custom Duties and Trade Barriers to Internationalisation
    • Export Techniques
    • International Product Launch

  • MANAGING CULTURAL DIFFERENCES FOR RESULT OPTIMISATION

    • Negotiation Strategies
    • Globalisation and Emerging Markets
    • International Marketing Strategies

  • DEALING WITH ADMINISTRATIVE AND LEGAL CONSTRAINTS IN INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGES

    • Intellectual Property Rights Challenges
    • International Corporate Taxes
    • Contracts Law (for B2B and B2C)

     

  • DEVELOPING AND FULLY IMPLEMENTING INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESSES

    • International Corporate Finance
    • International Purchasing
    • International HR Management

  • IMPLEMENTING STRATEGIES ADAPTED TO CUSTOMERS NEEDS

    • Managing Risks in an unstable World
    • Innovation Process
    • Business-Plan for Product Launching

     

  • WORKSHOP PROGRAM : APPLYING AND IMPLEMENTING

    • Blue Ocean Strategy Simulation (BOSS)
    • Change Management
    • Entrepreneurship and Business Creation

  • SOFT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
  • PROJECTS & INTERNSHIP

    • Business-Game IGS Group
    • Project/Business-Case
    • Professional Thesis : Methodology Workshops
    • Professional Thesis : writing and defence
    • Internship 4 to 6 months

CAREERS

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

International Experience

Our students can spend up to 2 years of their studies abroad on international exchange programmes or on our own foreign campuses.

Practical Orientation

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.

Skills Orientation

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