Studying MBA

Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally recognised, prestigious postgraduate degree that prepares students to take up leadership and management positions in public, private and charity sectors. Most MBA courses provide students with grounding in core subjects like accounting and finance, economics, marketing and operations and offer opportunities to specialise in areas like international business, human resources and strategic marketing and communications.

Most courses require you complete a semester-long internship. This is a great chance to gain relevant work experience and build a professional network in France.

Some of the most sought-after French universities, colleges and institutes you could study at are:

  • Skema School of Business
  • College de Paris
  • Rennes School of Business
  • INSEEC Business School
  • ESLSCA Business School

Salary and Career Prospects

Upon graduation, MBA graduates find employment with banks (BNP Paribas, HSBC), accountancy and professional services consultancies (EY, KPMG) and in management and business operations roles in technology (Microsoft, Google), engineering (Airbus, Atos), retail and hospitality companies (Carrefour, Hilton) and government departments.

Some of the roles they take up are Business Controller, Marketing Manager, Financial Analyst, Sales Manager, Country Manager and HR Operations Manager.

Salaries vary based on job role, industry, experience, qualifications, skills and location. As a guide, business and management professionals earn around €58,000 a year (46 lakhs INR).

Why study in France?

France is a popular study destination for international students. Some of French universities are several centuries old and are held in high esteem across the world.

The country is one of the largest economies in both Europe and the world. It has spawned conglomerates like Airbus, AXA, BNP Paribas and Capgemini. In addition to these, several tech, banking and financial services giants like Google, HSBC and Microsoft operate out of here.

France is the most visited country in the world and is the fashion, food, wine and art capital of the world. French cuisine, fashion, literature and films have a strong influence on rest of the world. Brands like Chanel, Dior, L’Oreal are French in origin. France hosts world-famous events like Cannes Film Festival and Tour de France.

Paris, the capital of France, is among the world’s biggest and most beautiful cities. It has spectacular museums and art galleries, grand hotels, cafes and restaurants, luxury retail stores and literature and film houses.

French is the national language, although people living in big cities can speak English to varying degrees of fluency.

International students are able to apply for a post study work permit lasting up to 2 years.