The Graduate Degree in Business Administration (GDBA) is a full-time 6-month degree offering all of the business introductory and fundamental courses found in MBA programs.
It is the first year of our MBA, common to all our programs.
Designed to provide you with a solid grounding in business, it is particularly adapted to you, if your objective is to acquire the necessary knowledge to run your own small business, apply to junior management positions or prepare yourself for an MBA or a Master of Sciences.
Indeed, you will appreciate the GDBA’s simplified admission procedure: you need not have prior business knowledge to apply. Nor do you need to take any standardised tests. A preparation for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is included in the program.
Coursework is completed by a three- to six-month mandatory internship in an English-speaking working environment.
Your courses are scheduled three days a week over twenty-five weeks from September to March, in order to allow you to study and work (or complete your internship) at the same time if you so choose.
International candidates holding a student VISA are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during their stay in France.
The GDBA also includes 40 hours of Business English language instruction. You will improve your English to the level needed to pursue advanced business courses, and learn the specialised English used in the business world. Given this intense English language component, it directly prepares you for advanced English language tests (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC...).
Cohorts are composed of a maximum of 30 to 35 students. 80% of your classmates and 50% of your instructors are international. 35% of the GDBA candidates are executives and 60% of the Faculty members are hands-on business practitioners.
This environment ensures you effective and highly interactive lectures, where students and instructors from different horizons, backgrounds, ages and countries meet and share their knowledge and experience.