For the MBA C&I and the EMBA:
Next session beggins September 16th 2013, and will end on June 27th 2014. Participants will then have to work on an individual MBA project to be presented before end of October 2014.
Included in the tuition fee is an intensive three week language course from August 26th to September 13th (French for International participants, English for French participants).
For the EURO*MBA:
The Euro*MBA programme is held in two years, including six residential weeks at each of the partner schools. Participants can join the programme either in September (application deadline June 1) or in January (application deadline November 1).
For international applicants
- The French Government provides scholarships (via the local embassy) in addition to specific grants for outstanding students from emerging countries (Eiffel-Egide). An institutional scholarship is also available.
- Those who work in France are eligible for public grants (PARE, Fongecif).
For French applicants
- French applicants whom are currently unemployed can also apply for special admissions fees. Those who work in France are also eligible for public grants (PARE, Fongecif).
The programme is delivered in English; a 3 weeks language training in English is organized just before the beginning of the MBA classes for students willing to improve their English level.
Because we want our foreign students to be fluent in French at the end of the programme, we offer a three weeks language training in French before the programme starts, as well as 2hrs/week throughout the academic year.
In addition to the language classes with qualified and experienced language trainers, the participants can also use the Multimedia Lab which is equipped with 10 self-service personal computers offering interactive multimedia teaching programmes.
The GMAT or TAGE MAGE (French or French speaking applicants) is mandatory and part of the application requirements. The admissions decision will be based upon
- GMAT or TAGE MAGE - the minimum score expected is around 550.
- The quality of your application (online application on Top Apply, including 2 motivational essays, current CV, transcripts and diplomas)
- Your English proficiency results [TOEFL or TOEIC]
- Your interview with the admissions committee
Please find our GMAT codes : N09-SQ-65
Our approach to teaching is based upon intense interaction, regular feedback and continuing self- development. We therefore consider that 20 participants are the ideal size. Exchange students from all over the world (especially from our partner schools in India and Brazil) will join the MBA cohort during the year.
Our MBAs are international for several reasons
- all courses are taught in English
- 30 – 50% of participants are international students
- The Faculty is either international or has experience in teaching abroad
- We regularly invite international guest professors (Stanford, Kellogg, Chang Gung University in Taiwan, Universidade Nova de Lisboa...) or guest lecturers from companies worldwide
- We have several agreements with Universities and Business Schools around the world
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Yes, through our dual accreditations, EQUIS and AMBA. In addition, IAE Aix Graduate School of Management is the only French public institution to be represented in the Financial Times ranking.
EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) is an international system of strategic audit and accreditation designed for the assessment of institutions. It was launched in 1997 by the EFMD that brought together the key European operators in a common initiative. As Europe's largest network association in the field of management development, with 400 members from academia, business, public service and consultancy in 40 countries of Europe and the world, EFMD plays a central role in shaping the European approach to management education.
EQUIS has been designed through a process of close cooperation between existing national accreditation bodies in the field of management education assembled in an association called EQUAL. The role of EQUAL was to define criteria and procedures of a future European accreditation system. Now that EQUIS is operational, EQUAL contributes to the monitoring of the system and provides qualified assessors for the audit teams.
EQUIS can only be obtained by an academic institution and not by an educational programme. There are only 64 educational institutions in Europe that obtained the EQUIS accreditation.
For more information on EQUIS visit www.efmd.org
IAE Aix en Provence received its EQUIS accreditation for the first time in 1999. It has been always renewed since.
The Association of MBA's objectives are to promote the MBA to institutions, prospective students and employers, and to ensure the quality of programmes.
An accreditation process was established to secure these objectives. The accreditation has an international focus, and assesses the characteristics of a business school and its MBA programmes against a set of criteria established by the International Accreditation Advisory Board.
In 2004, the IAE Aix MBA C&I was awarded for the first time AMBA accreditation by the Association of MBAs, becoming the first and only MBA programme within the French public university system to receive this distinction. It has always been renewed since.
EMBA and MBA C&I candidates will graduate with two Master-level business degrees: an international MBA degree (AMBA and Equis accredited - see below) and a French national Master in General Management. This constitutes a double-degree for all graduates.
The Euro*MBA participants will receive a degree of all six partner universities and business schools.
As an MBA participant you will gain a life-changing experience enabling you to go forward as a leader in business, find the perfect life-work balance for you through increasing your knowledge and expanding your inner potential for continuous self-improvement.
You will live an international and multicultural experience and benefit from a personalized follow up from the Career Service Center, starting from the beginning of the academic year, and continuing throughout your career path.
The MBA Change & Innovation offers a solid foundation in all aspects which are relevant in today’s business environment (finance, marketing, strategy, economics, etc.). As an AMBA accredited programme we offer all the fundamental management classes taught in any MBA worldwide.
But we go a little further through our focus on Change Management and Innovation, less tangible but nonetheless critical aspects for succeeding in an ever changing global business environment.
We offer multiple opportunities (through simulation, business games, consulting missions, case studies, the consulting experience of our professors…) to get as close to reality as possible – learning from real experience rather than (exclusively) from textbooks.
Our Career Services Centre is here to work with participants every step of the way to find a career path that is right for them. We will leverage our network of corporate partners to help place participants. The job prospects and salary, however, will depend upon which sector you hope to work in.
Yes, IAE Aix has a very active Alumni network with nearly 15,000 members in nearly 120 countries around the world.
More information on this page.
I am an international student, and will I receive help from the school regarding my carte de sejour, accommodations, etc.?
Yes, we have an International Student Affairs office that will work with you to get your visa, find an accommodation, open a bank account, and help you settle down when you arrive in France.
Besides, we have around 47 nationalities represented on the campus. Somebody will speak your language!
For more information, please contact us.
Of course, and we are happy to arrange the meeting. Contact us, and we will be more than happy to set up a time for you to speak with a current participant or alumni.
How much does a MBA cost?
Doing an MBA sure represents an important amount of money, time and energy you will need to spend. But think about it as an investment in your future and consider the benefits you will earn from it. Our MBA programmes propose a large variety of high level management courses, with French and international professors, who are key players in their fields.
The tuition fee for the full time, one-year MBA Change & Innovation is 22,000 €, 25,000 € for the part time MBA and 28,500€ for the Euro*MBA.
Please check the MBA pages for more details on what is included.