The possible pathways
Each semester of the curriculum is structured in 3 large blocks:
- Fundamentals of management
- MBS values (Ethics, Openness and Diversity, Global Responsibility and Performance)
- Languages and communications
The curriculum is available both in English and in French, at the convenience of the student.
YEAR 1: DISCOVER AND ACQUIRE
The first year of the curriculum allows students to both discover and acquire the fundamentals of management, to discover, identify and understand the impact of MBS values on management methods and to prepare for immersion in an international context.
From the first year, the student is invited to develop mastery of languages, especially English, and communication (professional, academic and personal communication).
Students will also follow a series of seminars and coaching workshops about the development of their soft skills (postures, aptitudes, behaviours), in line with MBS values.
Students also benefit from a series of seminars that aim to improve their academic performance (learning how to learn, introduction to word processing and data processing software).
At the end of the first year, students must complete a 2 to 4 months discovery internship. Students then have the opportunity to put into practice the newly acquired knowledge.
YEAR 2: CONSOLIDATE AND PUT INTO PRACTICE
The second year continues the process of discovery and acquisition of management fundamentals and enables students to consolidate their knowledge and skills. Special attention is given to practical application and interaction in such a way as to enable the development of soft skills and a better understanding of the impact of MBS humanist values on companies.
The second year also reinforces the preparation for international immersion. Students will have to pass the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), an international English language test jointly managed by the University of Cambridge, the British Council and the Australian organisation IDP Education Australia. This test is essential to undertake international mobility under good conditions. Many courses address management issues in an international or multicultural context.
Students can carry out their first international academic experience by completing their second semester in a partner university program. At the end of this second year, students can complete a 2 to 4-month “in-depth” internship in a company. This internship will allow them to test their skills during a short mission in a company.
YEAR 3: DEEPEN AND GET READY
The third year of the curriculum is the year of deepening and refining managerial practices, preparation for professional integration but also for further studies. For some students, the third year will be the year of international immersion in one of our partner universities abroad.
In the third year, students can choose between the following three curriculums:
Regardless of the chosen curriculum, the student also has the possibility of preparing and getting the “Management of Science and Technology” degree from the IAE Montpellier.
At the end of this last year and before graduation, students can complete a 2 to 6-months internship in a company.
Three curriculum to choose from
Students can choose to complete their third year of the International Business programme on the MBS campus. It is possible to undertake this training either via an apprenticeship or initial training pathway. The initial training cycle is entirely taught in English and welcomes many foreign students who come to MBS via exchange programmes. The apprenticeship cycle comprises 50% of courses in French.
Students may choose to complete their third year in international immersion at one of MBS’s partner universities.
In that case:
- Either the student completes the degree of the partner university and obtains the BIBA by equivalence;
- Either the student validates the equivalent of 60 ECTS on the partner university’s programmes and, by equivalence, the final year of the BIBA.
Equivalencies are managed beforehand by MBS for programmes and degrees offering an academic curriculum and a level that are equivalent to those of the BIBA.
STUDY ABROAD ON SITE
MBS has developed this original curriculum to offer students an international immersion on the Montpellier’s Campus. The student follows an all-English e-learning programme at a partner university, with the supervision of MBS professors. It is possible to undertake this training via an apprenticeship or initial training.
In this context, the student obtains the degree of La Trobe University (Bachelor of Business) and the BIBA degree, after the validation and the defence of a Bachelor’s thesis.
OPTIONAL PLACEMENT YEAR
Students may choose to take a professionalising placement year during their studies. This break is not mandatory and is not subject to tuition fees. For some students, it is an opportunity to mature their professional and personal project.
During this professional break, the student may:
- Carry out one or more internships in a company. These “Manager” internships are designed to clarify the student’s professional project by a concrete implementation of his managerial skills during the completion of a long-term mission (6 months);
- Enrol in a humanitarian and solidarity project. MBS encourages, supports and accompanies its students in this type of commitment;
- Run a business. The student decides to start his/her own business. He/She can present his/her entrepreneurial project to PEPITE-LR, in which MBS participates as a member. They can also pursue the “student-entrepreneur” diploma (D2E);
- Achieve an international placement year. The student undertakes an international stay for personal and/or professional reasons.