Business Management track

Find the right balance between academic specialization, international experience, and professional experience.

Why choose the Business Management track?

The Business Management Track is taught at both Lille (English or French) and Nice (French) campuses and caters for students seeking a balance between academic specialisation, sector specialisation, international and professional experience.

The flexibility of this course, with its vast array of specialisations, means you can customise your track on a year-by-year basis in accordance with your personal and professional goals. In 3rd year you can opt an academic exchange with one of our 139 partner universities or a work placement abroad as a 6-month period of international immersion is an absolute prerequisite to obtaining your degree. From 2nd year on you can also opt for the Global Manager Certificate, which gives you the opportunity to study in Seoul, Dublin, New York or London.

Degree: Bachelor

Diploma: Bachelor in Business Administration

Accreditations: triple-accredited by the French National Education Ministry, EQUIS and AACSB

Campus: Lille and Nice

Language: French and English

Tuition fees: €10 600/year

Business Management

You can apply to the Business Management track via an online application. This track requires to be fluent in French or in English.

Admission requirements

  • Choose to study in French and/or English
  • 400 hours of specialisation
  • Up to 18-month professional experience
  • 139 academic partners in 37 countries

Year 1&2 - Management fundamentals

  • Accounting for managers
  • Business Economics
  • Principals of finance
  • Financial Statement Analysis and Investment decision
  • Business Law
  • Geopolitics
  • Organizational behaviour & team management
  • Business communication and society
  • Principles of marketing
  • Business games, team projects
  • Language courses


Year 3 - Academic specializations

  • Audit
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources


Year4 - Sector specializations

  • 360-degree Communication Strategies & Digital Media
  • Finance
  • E-commerce & E-Business
  • HR Development & Leadership
  • Luxury sector
  • Marketing Intelligence & Innovation
  • Purchasing & Supply chain Management
  • Tourism & Hospitality Management

*non-exhaustive list.

International experience is a clear advantage on any CV and a mandatory feature of the EDHEC International BBA degree, with students spending one semester abroad, either at a university or on an internship. Two types of academic exchange are available in 2nd year, namely the traditional exchange or the Global Manager Certificate (GMC), and in 3rd year, students can again opt for the traditional semester-long exchange or choose to spend a year away within the scope of a double degree.


127 International academic partners in 37 countries

International academic partners


Kevin Bonnet

"Thanks to my academic exchange with Hong Kong City University, I now have a good strategic outlook on Asia's business practices and especially Hong Kong's. My professional network is a lot stronger for my future career!"

Kevin Bonnet, City University Hong Kong



"This academic exchange has been one of the best experience of my life! I discovered new learning methods, based on individual research, personal development, and autonomy. I also discovered a new culture and met people coming from everywhere. They helped me grow up, better understand international challenges and to work in a multicultural environment. I strongly recommend this exchange!"

Salomé Tringali, Kingston University, United Kingdom


Global manager Certificate

One semester of the Global Manager Certificate is spent at one of our prestigious partner institutions in New York, Dublin, Seoul or London, where students follow the demanding International Business Management curriculum in English. This leads to the Global Manager Certificate, which is awarded in addition to your EDHEC International BBA degree and earns you the credits required to validate your Year 2-Semester 2. This programme is unique on the market and is an original and efficient way to build a career plan that is resolutely focused on international business as from year two, perhaps even followed by a work placement.

"Going to Seoul boosted my self-confidence and adaptation capabilities. We become adventurous, more open-minded, and more curious. Professionally speaking, I gain people's trust much faster."

Cyrielle Rancœur, GMC Yonsei University School of Business, Seoul, South Korea 

"This experience in one of the most attractive city in the world has been such a rewarding experience. Both the cultural discovery and academic learning experience helped me work with international students and discover the world. Thanks to my certificate, I easily managed to do an internship in a company dealing with the Asian market."

Tom Roziere, GMC Yonsei University, School of Business, Seoul, South Korea


"The Global Manager Certificate programme has been enriching on many levels: personal as much as professional. The high teaching standards from Pace University helped me discover and develop new skills. Pace University is ideally located in the heart of Manhattan's Financial District."

Inès GRIFFART, BBA2, GMC Pace University, Lubin School of Business, New York, USA


Double Degree

Newcastle Business School

Newcastle Business School

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Years 3 and 4 are when students choose their specialisations. Whether through academic specialisations (Marketing, Finance, Audit, HR), business specialisations (E-commerce, Investment banking, Luxury goods, Entrepreneurship, Retail) or even an International Business or Apprenticeship Track, this is when students firm up their career plans and, in most cases, go on to complete a Master of Science in their chosen field.

Loïck Menvielle

The impact on sector expertise

« One of the characteristics of the English taught e-commerce specialisation is that certain classes are given by professors from different disciplines, such as strategy or marketing, allowing for a dual perspective and a more contextualised approach to a given topic. Students are encouraged to obtain certification, from Google for example, to increase their employability. Some 30% of e-commerce students go abroad for their final six-month placement, to Canada, the US, Australia, Asia, and so on.»

Loick Menvielle, PhD. Professor of Marketing, Innovation Management, E-commerce, E-health

Christopher Lang

The impact on employability

“I rounded off my EDHEC International BBA with a two-year internship as Event Manager for Kone. Immediately after this, I found a post as Brazil Manager in São Paulo for two years, with Mandala International. Then I went to Germany for a year and a half to implement a partnership with a German company. Following this I was promoted Head of Business Development responsible for setting up a subsidiary in the United States, based in Miami. The EDHEC International BBA has above all given me the broadmindedness and the tools necessary for an international career.”

Christopher Lang, EDHEC International BBA 2011, Head of Business Development Mandala North America (Miami)

The International Business Track (IBT) consists of two academic years of alternating work placements and English-taught formal instruction at the EDHEC campus. International students from our 114 partner universities also attend this course.


3 minors

  • Minor in International Finance
  • Minor in International Marketing
  • Minor in International Entrepreneurship

The IMPACT on my international career

The IBT track provides a very good overall insight into business management. I attended a wide range of classes such as leadership, international marketing, corporate communication, and international financial management. I learned a lot by working on projects with French and international students from all around the world.” Tobias Grunert, Major de la promotion International Business track 2016. German student at the Berlin School of Economics and Law.