IDRAC BUSINESS SCHOOL

Our philosophy of extraordinary education is first and foremost about enabling our students to navigate the professional world so that they can learn about themselves, pinpoint their strengths and unlock their potential for leading extraordinary careers.

It is also about providing them with insight into the realities of the corporate world so that they can “put words” to their specific skills, preferences and ambitions.

Choosing to attend IDRAC Business School also means choosing a different approach to learning and to meeting future career challenges. IDRAC Business School has campuses in 9 cities around France – Amiens, Bordeaux, Grenoble, Lyon, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Paris, and Toulouse. It is continuing the international expansion it embarked on more than 50 years ago and now has five associate campuses in Cork and Dublin, Ireland, Barcelona and Santander, Spain, and Brno, Czech Republic.

 

LABELS AND QUALITY

The VISA

TheVisa is the highest level of academic recognition in France for a Bachelor. It gives to the degree the value of a national diploma. The IDRAC Business School Bachelor is accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research as a 3- year program.

The Certification

The IDRAC Business School Bac+/Bac+5 program obtained by those students who complete this 2 year program is certified as a Level 1 program (Publication in the Official Journal of January 22, 2010: “Manager de la Stratégie Commerciale”). This official recognition, registered with the RNCP (National Repertory of Professional Certifications), is based on degree holder competency in their field, the professions the degree prepares graduates for, and graduate employability.

This certification by the French Government brings true professional recognition to the degree.

The Grade de Master

The IDRAC Business School Programme Grande Ecole is accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research as a Master degree program. Along with the Bachelor program it has been awarded the prestigious “visa” accreditation. But more than that, it also received theGrade de Master. This demanding label is synonym of the highest level of competency for a diploma. It gives the students a better recognition of their Master degree diploma in France and abroad.

CAREERS

IDRAC’S STRENGTH LIES IN ITS COMBINATION OF LECTURE AND HANDSON LEARNING.

Business games, internships and group works provide our students with the knowledge, exper-tise and life skills needed to develop professio-nal skills. Each semester our students work on academic projects in the 2500 companies in our network.

REDEFINING BUSINESS MODELS

IDRAC students are tutored by faculty members to build self-con?dence, as well as leadership and entrepreneurship skills to prepare them for the world of international business.

Today, 17 faculty members actively contribute to developing our research focus – rede?ning bu-siness models – by strengthening our ties with the business world.

With more than 17 000 alumni, and an 85% employment rate post-graduation (within 3 months after receiving the degree), this programs leads to middle and top management positions. Many alumni work on global careers, 29% being in Asia, 24% in North America and 27% on the African Continent.

Positions includes Financial Auditing, Key Account Manager, Product Manager, (…), but mainly International Business Development tasks, in fields as diverse as banking, international trade, consulting, pharmaceutical or agri-business.

Business games, internships and group works provide our students with the knowledge, expertise and life skills needed to develop professional skills. Each semester our students work on academic projects in the 2500 companies in our network.

  • Thibault, Founder of Aidodys, class of 2012 
  • Dorothée, Digital Media Officer at Seb, class of 2012
  • Grégory, Major Account Sales Representative at L’Oréal, class of 2011
  • Mathilde, Buyer at Fiducial, class of 2011
  • Vladimir, Search Engine Optimization at Cybercité, class of 2008
  • Sebastien, Project Manager at invox.fr, class of 2007
  • Nathalie, Trade Marketing at Clarins Fragrance, class of 1999

TESTIMONIES

Hi Siddak, can you please introduce yourself to us?

 

My name is Siddak I’m coming from India. I arrived in France in September 2015: I did my first two years in India as a student in Delhi University and for the third year I decided to come in France at IDRAC for a study abroad program as someone recommended this option to me in India.

 

The specialty is Marketing and Business Development. There is a lot of international students in my class: from the US, China, South Korea, Malaysia.

 

Why did you choose France for your studies?

 

I always wanted to go abroad for my studies and my uncle who advises students in India for study abroad programs and destinations, recommended France to me. A lot of students go to the US or UK or Australia because these are English speaking countries. I never heard about France as an option for Indian students! I thought that in France, I can learn French as well as a foreign language to help me in the future: this would give me an advantage over other Indian students. Additionally this represented a big challenge for me: I’m coming over for one year only and I’m trying my best to learn French in such a short time.

 

Can you tell us more about the program itself?

 

I’m currently studying a program fully taught in English. This program offers a lot of subjects related to Marketing, Business and lot of other courses as well: International law, negotiation, accounting, finance, etc… It’s nice for me because this helps me getting an expertise in each filed relate to business and Marketing.

 

What do you prefer at IDRAC?

 

I really like the fact that you can find all the courses right after your class on E-Campus. This is what I enjoy the most: you can access all the courses anytime you want! And you also have access to your timetables, this helps me to organize my weekends and holidays.

 

What advice would you give to an international student?

 

I would tell them to work on their French right away! The rest can come later! The culture and the people are nice, you can always make friends with international students, but the main thing I would recommend them is to get the basics to work their way easier in France.

KOHLI Siddak Singh

FIGS Student at IDRAC BUSINESS SCHOOL (Intake 2016)

Hello Lyonnais, can you please introduce yourself?

 

My name is Lyonnais Claude Didier, I’m studying a Master II “Management and Supply Chain Function,” I already completed a BAC + 4 in Project Management and a Bachelor degree in Business Administration.

 

Is it difficult for an international student to adapt to his new class?

 

Yes it is more difficult: African students used to be much surrounded, I find myself here a little more isolated. What brought me here is the quality of the education, so I focused on my studies primarily.

 

What do you like the most in your program at Idrac?

 

There is a big change with studies in Africa: while I have always studied in Business schools; the contrast is obvious between the business schools here and there.

 

In Senegal, there is no monitoring forstudents. It’s very complicated to look for an internship or even for future professional life. I particularly appreciate to benefit from a tutor who is always there to help me. My tutor is here to push me and give me the tools to help me in my internship research.

Lyonnais Claude Didier

FIGS Student at IDRAC BUSINESS SCHOOL (Intake 2015)