The International School of Management (ISM) is a specialized accredited School which was founded by Jack Forget with the aim of challenging the traditional business school model. ISM is based in Paris, France but has partner institutions around the globe, in New York, Shanghai, New Delhi, Sao Paolo and Cape Town. The School is designed to offer further education to experienced business professionals. All programs are accredited by the ACBSP and the IACBE and the School itself is recognized by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research.Show more
I am just starting my PhD journey and I could not be happier with my choice in ISM. Amazing experience with quality professors AND impressive cohorts. Working full-time, this educational focus would not be feasible if I was not able to be flexible as to when and where I take my classes. It is a tough, long, and robust path that requires focus, but the team at ISM is truly the best. They help navigate the way that will work best for you and not put you in a ‘one way fits all’ situation to accomplish this massive step. I wanted a global education that was through a recognized, accredited, and respected school and ISM has not just been that, but so much more.View more
I’ve met a unique pedigree of students that has hugely impressed me. The network of global influencers that are students here made my International Executive MBA, International in every sense of it. To this, and a bespoke, relevant and contemporary curriculum ISM accounts for the different leaps I have experienced in my personal life and career.View more
My previous experience as a graduate student at ISM has motivated me to pursue a PhD at ISM. The environment, quality, support, networking opportunities and services that ISM offers encouraged me strongly to take this decision after my IMBA. ISM is the right place where anyone can improve and grow. It’s not only an International School of Management. It’s an Inspirational, Studious and Motivational place.View more
ISM as an academic institution creates a spring board for students to thrive in their endeavors and respective career. The level of diversity on the part of the students and Professors is amazing. The opportunity of attending seminars in five major continent of the world is something you can not find else where. What about the level of exposure and relationship it create for us, is something you can not quantify in terms of value. I love ISM.View more
From the start the experience at ISM was nothing short of exceptional. The combination of International travel and study experience, professors and course lectures, and accommodation of support staff makes ISM a unique opportunity. Having the chance to interact and connect with students from all different backgrounds made assignments and discussions that much more detailed and thorough. As an individual involved within the education field, much of the content and submissions at many Universities and Colleges from instructors and students can be monotone, generic and repetitive. ISM is different, and creates a space of dynamic learning where original and diverse thoughts can be integrated and discussed, leading to a much more detailed and knowledgeable education overall.
In terms of value, there are many scholarship/bursary opportunities as well. Studying locally would have cost almost 5 times more than my studies at ISM. I would have had to put my career on hold as well. With the self study setup of e-courses, I was able to continue to work and generate an income, while advancing academically. Having this option at ISM for me was priceless.
Personally completing the majority of my degree via online modules, professors were efficient and thoughtful with electronic responses and guidance. It made for a busy schedule, but also allowed a person with a full time career to continue educational efforts on their own time. Attending in-person lectures with other students studying abroad, I was able to gain greater perspective and interact with a diverse group of great people. Getting together outside of the classroom post lecture added to learning so much more about the different cultural backgrounds of colleagues and business globally. It was a very unique feature that ISM does a great job managing. Having the opportunity to partake in the lifestyle of day to day Paris and New York while studying was exceptional.
The unique combination of International study, Professors and support staff make ISM a total learning experience that is completely unique, and has certainly shaped and made my personal and professional life much more successful!View more
I think ISM does a fantastic job at helping their students reach their goals for their education, I have talked with both MBA and doctorate students and everyone has loved the teachers and the experience they had. Also it has been a huge step in my career and helped me change from a previous career I had to a new one, so I am grateful to ISM for that.View more