Specialised Master® in International Project Management

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Specialised Master in
International Project Management
Boost your career in international business development and project management

Objectives of the programme

To prepare students to manage international projects and businesses, with a focus on emerging countries. Special attention is given to developing negotiation and team management skills in an international context.
This programme is supported by an extensive network of renowned academic and professional partners in Europe, Asia and Latin America. All classes are taught in English, on the Paris campus and on our partners’ sites.
This course can lead to the award of the CAPM-PMI international certificate in project management.

Career opportunities

Marketing, Business Development, Business Analyst, Consultant, Key Account Manager, Junior Project Manager, International Contract Manager, etc.


Open-mindedness and diversity

Students from the ESCP Specialised Masters 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.
Since its inception, this programme has trained more than hundreds of students who are part of the network of 60,000 ESCP Alumni.


Following the Advanced Master, I integrated the Vallourec Corporation, in the North American Oil&Gas organization, as a VIE in Marketing & Development, in Houston, with strategic responsibilities in the integration phase of a post-M&A deal.
I chose this advanced master to consolidate my knowledge in international strategy, starting project management and financing of industrial projects with macro/micro-economic scope, as well as business practice in Asia via the business seminar in New-Delhi & Shanghai. My final goal was to reinforce the value of my academic profile and optimize my career launch. Mission accomplished: thanks to the experience, the advices and the excellence of the ESCP professors and alumni network.


Academic Director



Professor in Department of Management Control

Doctor in Sociology of Organisations  (EHESS)
Graduate of HEC Doctoral Programme
Research areas: Public/Private Partnerships


About the ESCP Specialised Masters

The choice of a Full-Time Specialized Master corresponds to a professional project and gives young graduates and young managers 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 globalized world. Choosing a "Full-Time Intensive" format allows, at the end of a short and dense tuition, to have an immediate access to decision-making leadership positions.

Specialised Master in
International Project Management

Our programme targets your expertise

The programme benefits from a strong abutment of emblematic companies which provides a great professionalisation to the curriculum.

With 100% of the courses in English, between 30 to 40% of the class represented by international students and a 1-month international seminar, the Master gets a strong international touch.

During the first part of the programme, students take classes in the fundamentals of business strategy, project management, marketing, corporate finance, communication and leadership.

The second part of the programme allows for students to focus on their advanced electives in project management, international supply chain, international contract negotiations, digital transformation projects and public/private partnerships.

Within the Master, you can enroll for a training course and exam to obtain either Project Manager Professional certification (PMP®) or the Certificate Associate in Project Management (CAPM ®) awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI®).
CAPM®, PMP® and PMI® are brands of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

A one-year full-time programme

The programme begins in September and is organised as follow:

Course Modules
6 months of theory classes, study of expertise, and practical cases

The courses address both theory and real-life applications. They are taught from September to end March by full-time ESCP Faculty and successful professionals. Are also included numerous meetings with professionals in this sector and alumni of the programme.
You have to be proficient in English to follow these courses.

  • International Project Management
  • International Business Strategies
  • Accounting and Finance for Multinationals
  • Marketing and International Negotiations
  • Leadership and Multicultural Management
  • Elective Courses
  • Personal Development
    • Research Methodologies
    • Business Presentations, including Computer Skills
    • Professional Development

For a more detailed list of modules, please download the brochure

International Seminar
A 1-month International Seminar

The aims of this one-month seminar are to allow you to be immersed in a new economic, social and cultural context; to take courses in our academic partners' institutions; to experience the business context of these emerging regions of the world; to reinforce your adaptation skills. You have the choice between two different destinations in emerging countries:

Latin America

Professional mission
A professional mission in the form of an in-company internship of at least 4 months.

From April to December, students must complete an in-company internship of at least 4 months.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 Specialised Master students many opportunities to make contact.

Professional thesis
Writing and defending a professional thesis

Starting in mid-April, you must draft a professional thesis in consultation with an ESCP Professor. The topic chosen is approved beforehand by an academic advisor and students are taught research methods. The thesis is defended orally to a committee between early November and mid-December. This individual applied research project is an essential part of the programme since it leads to in-depth analysis. It represents 30 of the total of 75 ECTS credits earned over the year.

Head of the Department for Construction, Energy and Environment – German Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai


Alexandre Meyer
Deputy General Manager, Xi’an Baotimet Valinox Tubes Co.Ltd. (Valtimet, part of Vallourec group) Xi’an, China
Class of 2006

"I chose to do this Master's degree with a view to accessing management positions more quickly; wanting to get away from purely technical aspects. But also, on leaving my engineering school, I felt the need to get closer to the corporate world from which I felt very distant.
Many of the professions that I was told were open to engineers seemed rather abstract to me.
This programme actually enabled me to follow my career plan in the short term because I wanted to go to China to have the most global position possible. I was first recruited by Vallourec on an international volunteering contract to manage a project between France/Italy/China to create a second generation automotive supply plant. As a result of this experience, I was sent to a Chinese/American/French JV to represent French shareholders (my current position).
This Master played a very important role in my early career because it helped me to take a step back from the world of business and gave me knowledge which was indispensable for my current position.
From a personal point of view, I am still in contact with the Alumni of my Master’s and I regularly meet some of them during my trips to France.

Specialised Master in
International Project Management


Placement Report

Job Survey conducted among graduates from the class of 2018.


are currently working
less than 3 months after graduation


have a job
in an international dimension


work outside
their country
of origin


€46,000 average annual salary



Project Management


Business Development


Strategy and Organisation Consulting


Financial Analysis


Supply Chain


IT & Digital Consultancy


Others (Law, HR, …)

They held positions of…

  • International account coordinator
  • Junior Auditor in Financial Service Offices
  • Marketing & Communications Project Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Strategy & transformation consultant
  • Community manager
  • Junior Consultant
  • Digital Transformation Consultant
  • Consultant
  • Tender leader
  • Global marketing coordinator

Companies Hiring

Publicis – Ernst & Young – Saint-Gobain – Spie batignolles – Cognizant – IBM – EY – Wavestone – KPMG – Grant Thornton – Fabernovel – PMP – Capgemini Invent – Julhiet Sterwen – Alstom – Amazon – Prisma Media – Eleneo – Bouygues ES – Mazars

Students - ESCP



Specialised Master in
International Project Management


  • Holders of a first Master's degree.
  • Holders of a Bachelor degree (240 ECTS)
    • with a minimum of 3 years professional experience
    • without professional experience (less than 30% admitted)


Step 1: Application form

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

  • A copy of a master/bachelor diploma obtained or a certificate of enrolment for current studies
  • A 2-year university transcript of your Master degree
  • A copy of your ID card (double-sided) or passport
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • Two reference letters (they can be sent apart and in another format than the one proposed)
  • A copy of your TOEFL or TOEIC listening and reading score or IELTS score (taken within the last two years) *
  • A JPEG format ID photo

An admission committee declares the eligibility of candidates. Eligibility results will be displayed on the ESCP Website on the date specified in the Admission Calendar.

* Given the current circumstances, we will accept scores from tests taken more than 2 years ago.
Online English tests are still accepted. Please enquire directly with the test providers.
Exemption: native speakers and international students with a minimum of 2 years of studies in an English-speaking country.

Step 2: Personal Interview

If you are declared eligible, you are invited to a personal interview with the Academic Director of the MS as well as sector professionals.
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 2021 22 Mar 2021 7 Jun 2021
Eligibility results
19 Jan 2021 12 Apr 2021 17 Jun 2021
Interviews for eligible candidates
27-29 Jan 2021 20 Apr - 4 May 2021 23-25 Jun 2021
Acceptance results
3 Feb 2021 10 May 2021 30 Jun 2021
17 Feb 2021 25 May 2021 8 Jul 2021

Specialised Master in
International Project Management
Fees & Financial


Application Fees

  • A payment of €130 for application fees payable to CCIP ESCP. (non-refundables)
  • If you are applying for two Specialised Masters programmes, you must fill out two different files and pay €195 for the application fees.
  • Students benefiting from a CROUS scholarship do not have any application fee to pay, they need to send a copy of  this year’s scholarship certificate.

Fees Academic Year 2021/2022


  • travel & accommodation costs of the international seminar (mandatory seminar in November)

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).

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


Funding and 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.


Students have to do an internship for a minimum of 4 months in order to graduate (however the average length of internships is 6 months). Although the salary offered can vary, most students get paid between €500 and €2000 per month during their internships.
A work permit is not required since the internship is a compulsory part of the curriculum. International students are therefore allowed to work with their student residence permit.
The internship is a substantial source of funding for the Specialised Master’s Programs.

Campus jobs

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

Bank loans

You may apply for a bank loan to finance your studies. Many banks offer student loans at attractive rates, with deferred pay back. French banks request that you provide a guarantor in France. If you have no relative in France, we therefore recommend that you apply for a loan from a bank in your own country. Four Paris banks are known to grant loans to ESCP students: BNP Paribas, BRED, LCL and Société Générale.

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