With a top ranking by “Financial Times”, IÉSEG School of Management is one of the best Business Schools in France. It’s one of the “Grande Écoles” and is internationally accredited by EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA.
IÉSEG was founded 1964 in Lille and is part of the Université Catholique de Lille. The school has a second campus in La Défense (Paris). The school has over 4,800 students. Following programmes are offered at IÉSEG:
– 5 year Grande École Programme that consists of a 3-year Bachelor degree programme with focus on the fundamentals of management and is followed by a 2-year MSc programme to increase their management understanding while choosing a specialization. The diploma is approved by the French Ministry of Education.
IÉSEG also offers English-language Bachelor, Post-graduate and MBA programmes.Its international faculty and 281 partner universities in 69 countries, makes IÉSEG the top pick for students that want to follow a career in Management. The fact that IÉSEG works closely with the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the largest institute for basic research in Europe, is another advantage and enticement for studying at IÉSEG. 2270 international students are currently enrolled in one of IÉSEG’s programmes.
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I was an international student in the MIB (Masters of Science in International Business) track. Generally, I am satisfied with the curriculum. The atmosphere was very warm and friendly. There is a complete initiation program for new students, where you get all the information you need for the duration of your stay in France. There is an International Club, totally student managed, that organizes many cool and fun activities throughout the year. The administration is very helpful. There’s a very international vibe in the school. 84% of IÉSEG’s permanent professors are international, while about 50% of the student body are foreign, with about 90 different nationalities represented. In the MIB and IMBA tracks, almost the entire batch is international. Students are allowed to choose their subjects, with a huge number of electives available. There is also an opportunity to improve language skills (English, French, Spanish, German etc.). There are numerous corporate talks that happen throughout the academic year. A job fair is also organized in the campus every semester, in which about 150 companies participate. One downside is that most of those companies expect fluency in written and spoken French, leaving many international students with few choices. Having said that, there is a career support office which regularly organizes coaching sessions. They help students perfect their pitch, CV, motivation letter etc. and also provide valuable inputs about career opportunities in France as well as abroad. They keep on assisting you even after you graduate. I believe there should be an increase in manpower in the career services office so that every student might have a dedicated career coach with whom he/she can consult at any time. In light of all these factors, I can reiterate that I am satisfied with my experience in IESEG, and I recommend it to future students looking for management education in France.
As an international student, I only keep great memories of my stay at IÉSEG.
First, the welcome was warm. There is an entire integration program for new students. The assistance for administrative procedures is very helpful.
Then, I’ve really appreciated the teaching methods and the working environment. I followed the Grande École Program. The possibility to choose your courses while some are compulsory allows you to follow your academic expectations and learn about Management’s different aspects. The international dimension of the school favors social diversity. I learned a lot from working with others. The rooms are always available for personal and group work.
Finally, IÉSEG is an excellent professional advisor through courses to improve CV, interview and professional skills, corporate events, IÉSEG network, forums and recruitment sessions. The school has a good contact with companies.
The only think I didn’t appreciate was the fact that school associations seemed inaccessible. I heard about many interesting associations at my arrival, but had information of the recruitment process of very few of them during my stay.
However, I really recommend IÉSEG School of Management.
The IESEG is a business school that offers training courses of several types. I integrated him in master school. Positive points: Students have the opportunity to choose their courses. You can be in marketing and choose 2 or 3 courses in audit, in order to be specialist in several fields and not limited to a single domain in particular. Also the fact of having the majority of the courses in English and taught by international teachers is a plus. Already we can adapt to different accents (Americans, Indians, …) and the possibility of perfecting his English. When I arrived at the IESEG I could not speak fluently in English. Thanks to the time spent with the international students from other countries, and thanks to the English courses, I have greatly improved my English, one of the things I am particularly proud of at the IESEG. For my part, I prefer the campus of Lille because it is a student city. It is therefore possible to meet a lot of people from different countries. The campus of Paris is also cool because it is located in the heart of La Défense, close to big companies. The campuses are open every day. Negative points: Because students can choose courses, they can also be excluded. This can happen when too many students are enrolled in a subject. This is something I did not like. But in order to overcome this problem, the school has set up online courses for some subjects. Students who are excluded from a subject will therefore be able to follow it online. It is therefore difficult to integrate a student association, the integration going through a study of CV and cover letter according to the type of association. I do not know if the practice is common in other schools. I highly recommend it
I’m Jean Philippe, I would like to share my experience at IESEG with all of you.
For my last year at ieseg, I was a postgraduate student in Banking. I really appreciate this course in term of content and topics, it is a best program for people that would like to know financial market and develop skills in finance.
I also appreciate student life at IESEG lille. All the student are kind and ready to help you when you need something.
It also good for hardworking student, because it easy to find opportunities to make money and enjoy very well.
My experience was very good, I’m stay loving this experience because i met there friends and a network for life.
The IESEG is a business school in Paris and Lille, home to diverse, dedicated and committed students, highly motivated and open-minded teachers, an open and accessible administrative department, and a large network of The new entrants. The campus of Paris, even if it is in the underground of the Grande Arche of La Défense, is a campus very high-tech and very diversified in nationalities, where one makes friends easily. For its part, the campus of Lille is located in a very busy, very diversified student area and close to several places of catering. Student life in Lille is, in my opinion, the best in France, because of the strong presence of young students from every corner of the world. For my part, after having spent one year in each of the IESEG campuses, I strongly advise that of Lille. What I enjoyed most at the IESEG is the fact that the campuses remain open 24/7 to students wishing to revise. On the other hand, with regard to the choice of subjects, some students are excluded from certain courses in the limited number of places and this can be very annoying.