A Short Guide to Studying Business in France

A Short Guide to Studying Business in France

A Short Guide to Studying Business in France

Apart from its rich culture in arts and history, France also thrives in business. In fact, you may even find unique courses such as Wine Management in most business schools.

If you want to study surrounded by the unbeatable beauty of France, applying for French business schools is a great option. Here’s a short guide to help you get a grasp of what it’s like to study business in France:

Why Study Business in France?

France is slowly emerging as a top student destination for business education. After all, it is home to many esteemed business schools in Europe.

International students will find many career opportunities in France. In addition, they can enhance their awareness of French culture and history.

Staying in France will be a combination of education and exploration. 

Common Business Subjects

Business encompasses many subjects from operations to administrative knowledge. When studying in a French business school, you may encounter the following subjects:

  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Accounting
  • Innovation Management
  • Corporate Communication and PR
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Public Administration
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • Risk Management
  • Marketing
  • Organization and Leadership

Best Business Schools in France

World rankings are a great gauge to determine the quality of education in a school. These include the evaluation of reputable organizations such as Financial Times.

Below is a list of some of the best business schools in France in random order:

  • Kedge Business School
  • Edhec Business School
  • Insead
  • HEC Paris
  • Grenoble Ecole de Management
  • Audencia Business School
  • Essec Business School
  • emlyon Business School

Another thing to consider in business schools is accreditation. There are three reputable accreditations that serve as a seal of top-notch education. These are:

  1. AACSB – Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  2. AMBA – Association of MBAs
  3. EFMD/EQUIS – European Foundation for Management Development / European Quality Improvement System

Having all three of these accreditations is considered a “triple crown.”

Average Annual Tuition

Despite being among the more affordable destinations to study in, French business schools are still expensive. However, they’re still relatively cheaper than other business schools in Europe.

Top-ranking business schools are definitely costly. But generally, you can expect to pay around 8,000 to 12,000 euros every year.

The average annual tuition for a master’s degree program ranges from 16,000 to 24,000 euros. While an MBA can cost you a staggering 32,000 up to 40,000 euros every year.

Medium of Instruction

Being proficient in French is an advantage, but it’s not necessary. During the course of your stay, you can pretty much get by with just basic French phrases and words.

Most programs at the master’s level are taught in English. French people also have good proficiency in English.

However, if you want to stay in France to work after graduation, being fluent in French is a must. You may find it difficult to land a job in France without being proficient in the official language. 

France offers many opportunities to aspiring international business students. Browse our programs here at MSM Unify to find more programs for you.


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