Master of Science (MSc) - International Business & Diplomacy | ESCP

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Master of Science (MSc)
International Business & Diplomacy Specialisation
Learning from 2 expert institutions

In partnership with

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Objective

The specialisation in International Business & Diplomacy is part of the Master Degree (DEAMIE)*

he objective of the specialisation is to acquire the necessary knowledge and capacities to cope with the logic and rules of economic diplomacy, and to understand the interactions between governments, firms and other non-state actors. At the end of their studies, participants shall be able to deal with the political and geo-economic challenges regarding the regulation of trade activities and the promotion and development of business internationally.

Career opportunities

Public Affairs Expert, International Project Manager, Consultant, Negotiator, Country Risk Analyst, Economic Policy Analyst, Lobbyist, International Strategy Analyst, etc. Graduates can evolve in three different sectors:

  • Business: in large international consulting firms or companies
  • Non-governmental organisations
  • Governmental sector

Open-mindedness and diversity

Students from the ESCP Master of Science come from various countries and have different backgrounds: engineering, pharmaceutical, literature, social and political sciences, etc. With many nationalities represented, they constitute a multicultural promotion that enriches exchanges and group work.
The ESCP Master of Science has trained many students who are part of the network of 68,000 ESCP Alumni.

Academic Director


Maxime Lefebvre - Faculty - ESCP

Maxime Lefebvre

Affiliate Professor at ESCP Business School

Graduate of HEC & Sciences Po Paris & ENA.
Panthéon Assas University Doctoral Programme
Research areas: International Relations and European Geopolitics.

Academic Director


Fabrice Larat - Faculty - L'ENA

Fabrice Larat

Head of the Research and Curriculum Development Department, ENA

PhD at Science Po Paris, HDR University of Strasbourg
Chief editor, Revue française d’administration publique
Research areas: Administrative Reforms and Public Policy Analysis, Public Service Values and Ethics, EU integration process

*About the Master Degree (DEAMIE)

Joining this full-time Master of Science corresponds to the determination to pursue a defined professional project and gives young graduates and young executives a combination of high value skills sought by recruiters.
This programme provides academic expertise and presentation of the best professional practices. Our goal is to train experts who will be rapidly able to progress in a globalised world.
Students will obtain 1 degree: the French Master degree (DEAMIE) and 1 diploma: MSc in International Business & Diplomacy.

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Ena

Since 1945, ENA/INSP, the national school of public administration, is in charge of selecting and training state high level civil servants in France. With its wide network of alumni and experts, it is also active in the field of executive education regarding public administration, policy making, public management issues and european and international affairs.

Learn more: https://www.ena.fr/eng/ENGLISH

Master of Science (MSc)
International Business & Diplomacy Specialisation
Curriculum

Two experts institutions to help you evolve in your chosen sector

This alliance of two prestigious institutions will bring together talents to boost their careers by offering a unique programme combining Business and Diplomacy.

A 15-Month full-time programme

The programme begins in October and is organised as follow:

Core Courses - Term 1
Jul-Sep: Candidates with < 240 ECTS previous degree (or equivalent)

These six modules are compulsory only for candidates with less than 240 ECTS (or equivalent).

They run in an online format between July and September prior to the campus terms. Candidates may be exempted from attending these modules based on their previous working experience (3 years required). See Admission Tab for more information.

Core Management
  • Economics
  • Statistics
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Marketing
  • Leadership
  • Strategy

Course Modules - Term 2 & Term 3
Sep-Jun: ESCP Campus & ENA Campus - 6 months of theory classes, study of expertise, and practical cases

The alliance of two prestigious institutions will bring together talents to boost their careers by offering a unique specialisation combining Business and Diplomacy.

The MSc is structured around 5 main pillars:

  • Understanding the international environment of business: actors, issues and dynamics
  • Knowing and practicing economic diplomacy
  • Interactions between private and public actors
  • Strategies of influence
  • Doing Business Internationally

Students will also take a compulsory seminar on Ethics, Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance.

For more detailed list of modules, please download the brochure

Professional mission - Term 4
Jul-Dec: A professional mission of 4 months minimum anywhere in the world

From April to December, students must complete a 4-months internship, in a company, a state organisation, an international or non-governmental organisation.
The internship is an opportunity for practical application of the theoretical concepts learned from courses, with an eye to establishing a career.

The Corporate Relations Department

The Company Relations Department is dedicated to gather placement offers from many companies. The department also organises a series of fairs involving firms, giving Masters students many opportunities to make contact.

Professional thesis & Research Seminar - Term 4
Dec: Writing and defending a professional thesis

This individual applied research project is an essential part of the programme since it leads to in-depth analysis.

It should be worked on in terms 2, 3 and 4. The topic has to be finalised in coordination with the professional thesis supervisor by the end of term 2. The evaluation of the Master’s professional thesis is based on a written report and an oral defense before a jury by the end of December.

During this time, students will also participate in a mandatory Research Seminar held by a ESCP professor.

Masters Students Blog

Get to know our master programmes experience from our students’ point of view. Learn what our former and current students are up to, and what it’s like to live in the most dynamic cities of Europe. blog.masters.escp.eu

Ena

Since 1945, ENA/INSP, the national school of public administration, is in charge of selecting and training state high level civil servants in France. With its wide network of alumni and experts, it is also active in the field of executive education regarding public administration, policy making, public management issues and european and international affairs.

Learn more: https://www.ena.fr/eng/ENGLISH

Master of Science (MSc)
International Business & Diplomacy Specialisation
Admissions

Requirements

  • A minimum 180 ECTS credits Bachelor or Master degree in any field of study
  • Proficiency in English

Procedure

Step 1: Application

Applications are made online. Carefully complete the online application form before the deadline specified in the Admission Calendar and include the following required documents:

  • A copy of a Master/ or a Bachelor diploma already obtained OR a certificate of enrolment for current Bachelor studies
  • A 2-year university transcript of your Master or Bachelor degree
  • A copy of your TOEFL or TOEIC listening and reading score or IELTS score (taken within the last two years) *
  • We strongly recommend adding two reference letters to your application

An admission committee declares the eligibility of candidates. Eligibility results will be displayed on our website.

Step 2: Personal Interview

If you are declared eligible, you are invited to a personal interview with the Academic Director of the Master as well as professionals from the sector.
Acceptance results are sent out by email on the date specified in the Admission Calendar.

Step 3: Confirmation

If you are accepted and offered a place you must confirm acceptance of the offer by the date specified in the Admission Calendar and pay a non-refundable deposit of €2.000 to secure a place in the programme.

Admission Calendar

1st round 2nd round 3rd round
Deadline for online application
6 Jan 2022 28 Mar 2022 7 Jun 2022
Eligibility results
19 Jan 2022 19 Apr 2022 20 Jun 2022
Interviews for eligible candidates
27-31 Jan 2022 25 Apr - 6 May 2022 23-27 Jun 2022
Acceptance results
3 Feb 2022 10 May 2022 30 Jun 2022
Confirmation
17 Feb 2022 19 May 2022 8 Jul 2022

Masters Students Blog

Get to know our master programmes experience from our students’ point of view. Learn what our former and current students are up to, and what it’s like to live in the most dynamic cities of Europe. blog.masters.escp.eu

Ena

Since 1945, ENA/INSP, the national school of public administration, is in charge of selecting and training state high level civil servants in France. With its wide network of alumni and experts, it is also active in the field of executive education regarding public administration, policy making, public management issues and european and international affairs.

Learn more: https://www.ena.fr/eng/ENGLISH

Master of Science (MSc)
International Business & Diplomacy Specialisation
Fees & Financial

Application Fees

  • For one Specialised Masters® programmes: €130 (non-refundable)
  • For two Specialised Masters® programmes: €195 (non-refundable)

Fees Academic Year 2022/2023

€25,000*

The fees are invoiced either:

  • in one instalment at the beginning of the academic year
  • direct debit option: 6 monthly instalments paid from November to April

Travel & accomodation fees are not included for all classes on ESCP campuses (Berlin, London, Paris, Madrid, Turin or Venice).

Candidates entering the programme with less than 240 ECTS will also be required to attend an additional online semester with a supplement fee of €3,000.

Applicants who are offered a place must confirm their acceptance and pay a non-refundable deposit of €2,000 for tuition fees.

*Master of Science (MSc): €16,350 + specialisation: €8,650

Funding and Scholarships

Scholarships

ESCP Scholarships

ESCP scholarships of 10% of tuition fees are available based on merit and financial needs.
Scholarships are awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Previous studies in France: students who have been granted a CROUS scholarship based on financial needs over the past two years
  • Previous studies abroad: you must provide us with documentation allowing us to evaluate your financial situation.
  • Only first list students are eligible

Students have to submit an application online between June and September. The link will be sent when the candidate will confirm his/her seat. Awards are announced at the end of September.

N.B: This programme is not covered by a CROUS scholarship.

Internships

Students must carry out internship(s) for a minimum of 4 months in order to graduate. Internships  salaries typically range from €500 and €2,000 per month.
Work permits are not required as the internship is a compulsory part of the curriculum.
The internship is a substantial source of funding for the Master programme.

Campus jobs

Many on-campus jobs are available (clerical work, research or other) and paid by the hour (€10 gross per hour).

Bank loans

You may apply for a bank loan both in your home country and your country of studies.  Many banks offer student loans at attractive rates, with deferred pay-back. Please be aware that French banks require guarantors residing in France. ESCP has negotiated advantageous loan packages with BNP Paribas, BRED, LCL and Société Générale.

Masters Students Blog

Get to know our master programmes experience from our students’ point of view. Learn what our former and current students are up to, and what it’s like to live in the most dynamic cities of Europe. blog.masters.escp.eu

Ena

Since 1945, ENA/INSP, the national school of public administration, is in charge of selecting and training state high level civil servants in France. With its wide network of alumni and experts, it is also active in the field of executive education regarding public administration, policy making, public management issues and european and international affairs.

Learn more: https://www.ena.fr/eng/ENGLISH

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