Master of Business Administration – MBA

Presentation

The Rennes School of Business MBA programme is taught in English in an 18-month format by the business school’s multicultural, experienced and practice-oriented faculty.
It is designed to:

  • Prepare practising managers and entrepreneurs to lead complex business operations in a global and changing environment.
  • Provide participants from various professional backgrounds with a solid understanding of all business disciplines.
  • Provide participants with the tools to develop innovative solutions, to implement sustainable strategies and to achieve a sound financial, social and environmental performance via an integrated learning approach.
  • Challenge participants to develop solutions to a wide range of business problems and critically evaluate their own management practises.

Skills upon graduation

Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates will be equipped to:

  • Take a performance-driven strategic business perspective in order to provide innovative solutions
  • Integrate the issues of sustainable development and CSR into decision-making and the development of an international-level business strategy
  • Prioritise an entrepreneurial position on business unit or new business venture strategies
  • Adopt an ethical management style which is respectful of diversity in a multicultural environment
  • Use quantitative analytical skills to support business decisions multicultural environment

Editorial

...cutting-edge knowledge via thought-provoking seminars, applied group projects, individual coaching sessions and a study trip abroad.
Dr DESCUBES Irena

“The Rennes School of Business MBA delivers cutting-edge knowledge via thought-provoking seminars, applied group projects, individual coaching sessions and a study trip abroad. The programme’s highly international faculty has years of experience and proven track records. The “glo-cal” framing of the way contemporary and future managerial issues are studied enables the multicultural cohort to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to advance their careers or create their own entrepreneurial ventures”.

Admission procedure

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Prior working experience: 5 years
  • English proficiency: TOEIC 800 or equivalent

Registration
Candidates have to complete the application form.
The complete student application file must be submitted to the admissions office.
Interview
Eligible candidates will be contacted for a face-to-face interview. Interviews with international candidates may be conducted by telephone.

Calendar:

2 intakes: October 2017 and January 2018
18 month full-time programme

Teaching Language:

French

Application fees:

Tuition fees: € 22 000 for the entire programme (no addition tuition for French training). Scholarships available.

An innovative Programme Design

An optional French Language Training Block is also available to participants, comprising a total of 60 hours and divided into 3 levels:

KICK-OFF WEEK

LEADING A HIGH-PERFORMING ORGANISATION
Leadership | Human resources management | Cross-cultural management & Negotiation | Managing change
(80 teaching hours – 12 ECTS)

FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Financial statement analysis | Management accounting and control | Operations management | International finance
(80 teaching hours – 12 ECTS)

CORPORATE STRATEGIES FOR LONG-TERM PERFORMANCE
Strategy analysis | Marketing management | Strategy management IT | Creativity, innovation and knowledge management
(80 teaching hours – 12 ECTS)

CHANGING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Economics & Geopolitics | Managing sustainability | Study tour abroad
(80 teaching hours – 12 ECTS)
APPLYING MANAGEMENT SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Strategy management | Public communication | Coaching |Design thinking |
Group consulting project
(80 teaching hours – 12 ECTS)
MAJORS
Advanced finance | Corporate social responsibility |Innovation & entrepreneurship | Agrofood business | Digital marketing | Supply chain management
(80 teaching hours – 12 ECTS)
INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH PROJECT
Including the Course “Business Research Method”
(24 teaching hours – 30 ECTS)
GRADUATION
Programme structure
An optional French Language Training Block is also available to participants, comprising a total of 60 hours and divided into 3 levels:

  • Level 1: equivalent to A1
  • Level 2: equivalent to A2
  • Level 3: equivalent to B1

Module descriptions

Module descriptions

CHANGING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Objective: assessment of the impact of environmental forces on business
Focus topics: Economics & Geopolitics, Managing Sustainability
CORPORATE STRATEGIES FOR LONG-TERM PERFORMANCE
Objective: acquisition of the fundamental knowledge and skills regarding corporate strategy, introduction to the key concepts and practices of marketing management, development of a marketing plan for a product or service, overview of innovation and knowledge management
Focus topics: Strategic Analysis, Marketing Management, IT Strategy Management, Creativity, Innovation & Knowledge Management
FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Objective: introduction to key concepts which link operating performance and financial resources by using modern management control tools
Focus topics: Financial Statement Analysis, Management Accounting & Control, Operations Management, International Management
LEADING A HIGH-PERFORMING ORGANISATION
Objective: providing participants with a forum for exploring and discussing concepts, applied models and best practices associated with leading in times of globalisation and change
Focus topics: Leadership, Human Resource Management, Cross-Cultural Management & Negotiation, Managing Change
APPLYING MANAGEMENT SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Objective: linking concepts and applying tools which participants learn while working on more complex projects reflecting realistic and real business situations
Focus topics: Strategy Management, Public Communication, Coaching, Design Thinking, Group Consulting Project
MAJORS
1 major must be chosen from the following options:

  • Advanced Finance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Agrofood Business
  • Digital Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

General information

Admission procedure

Candidates have to fill in the application form which is available on e-mail request to internationaladmissions@rennes-sb.com.

The complete student’s file must be submitted to the admissions office.

Interview

Eligible candidates will be contacted for a an interview (Face-to-face, telephone, skype or on-line interview).

Visa for non-European students

Please contact the local French Embassy or Campus France in your country to obtain a visa application to arrange your stay in France as soon as you are admitted.

Resident permit

The international office of Rennes School of Business helps students to obtain a resident permit.

Scolarships

Rennes School of Business offers scholarships depending on academic performance or social criteria.

Orientation programme

The School provides an orientation programme for all international students the week before classes start. Sessions are compulsory and cover application for residence permit, health insurance, banking, internet provider, mobile phones, bus pass and information sessions on French culture, academic expectations and standards.

Accomodation

Rennes School of Business helps international students to finding suitable accommodation (student residence, private house, shared flat, family homestay) in the city. A new residence campus for international students is now available on the campus.

FAQ

The basics ; Before my arrival ; First week : Miscellaneous ; …

Contact

internationaladmissions@rennes-sb.com +33 (0)2 99 33 48 40

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