Master of Arts in International Business


Programme Mission

This programme aims to prepare future managers for a career in international business by providing students who have a first degree in Business Studies, or a closely related area, with a grounding in the principal elements of doing business internationally, notably the development of an international strategy in their chosen area of business, within a multicultural context.


an ideal preparation for the tasks and challenges facing today's managers

"Each year students from a variety of different countries choose the MAIB as the launch-pad for their career in international business.
The programme of carefully-chosen electives, the keystone courses in strategy and policy, together with a major project of independent research, offers an ideal preparation for the tasks and challenges facing today's managers in a fast-changing, globalised business world."

Admission procedure

Admission Requirements:

  • First degree (Bachelors) in Business or equivalent* (GPA>2.7)
  • English proficiency: TOEFL>80(ITB) or TOEIC>750 or IELTS>6.5 or equivalent, or native language: English
  • Application form
  • Interview (possible by phone)

(*) Other cases will be considered individually


Modules: September 2019 to May 2020
Internship: May 2020 to November 2020
Graduating project: up to September 2020

Fees, Funding & Scholarships

How to finance your studies?

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Application fees:

90 €


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As a direct result of the MAIB, I gained employment with one of Canada's leading financial institutions
Martin Vice-President of the Loan Product Group, Bank of Canada

It dramatically increased my employment prospects and opened the door to many more possibilities than before and at a much higher level. As a direct result of the MAIB, I gained employment with one of Canada's leading financial institutions and today, about eight years later, I am the youngest VP in Corporate Banking.


Compulsory modules

International Business
International Strategic Management
“Winter session” abroad or course at Rennes School of Business

Elective Modules S1 (choose 3)

  • External Auditing
  • Management and Cost Accounting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Financial Economics
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Exchange Markets
  • Stratégie Ressources Humaines
  • International Human Resource Management 1
  • International Talent Management
  • Principles of e-Commerce
  • Database for Direct Marketing & e-CRM
  • International Consumer Behaviour
  • International Marketing Management
  • Marketing of Innovation
  • Brand Management
  • Marketing of New Products
  • Omni-Chanel Consumer Behaviour
  • Project Management
  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  • Coordination in the Supply Chain
  • Purchasing & Supply Chain
  • Procurement & Inventory Management
  • Strategic Management of Innovation
  • Knowledge Management
  • Database for Direct Marketing & e-CRM

Elective Modules S2 (choose 4)

  • Management Control
  • International Financial Reporting
  • Financial Engineering and Trading
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Financing
  • Financing New Venture
  • Advanced Financial Analysis
  • Private Equity and M&A
  • International Human Resource Management 2
  • Designing user experience & Web Analytics
  • International & EU Business Law
  • Marketing Communication
  • Customer Experience Management
  • B to B Marketing
  • Integrating Online and Offline Marketing Communications
  • Digital Advertising Strategy
  • Franchising Strategy and Business Operations
  • Team Development and Management
  • Management of Change
  • Next Organisation
  • Project Management
  • Global Supply Chain & International Trade
  • Management of Distribution & Transport
  • International Purchasing
  • Sourcing & e-Purchasing
  • Purchasing Management
  • Marketing Intelligence and Pricing Strategy


General information

Admission procedure

Candidates have to fill in the application form which is available on e-mail request to

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


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.


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.


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.


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