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Montpellier Business School

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France is the ideal place to study abroad for your degree. From French cuisine to art galleries and museums, from fashion and luxury to cultural traditions and sport events, France is a place you should experience at least once in your life.

Studying in France gives you the opportunity to discover the culture and learn the language. After English, French is the most popular language studied in the world and one of the most common languages in business.

If you choose to study specifically in Montpellier, in the South of France, you will benefit from an exceptional quality of life. Montpellier, 7th largest city in France, is ideally located: 10 km from the sea, just a few hours from ski resorts, 3 hours from Barcelona and Paris. Montpellier is a vibrant and lively city, experimenting 300 days a year of sunshine. With over 110,000 students, 1 out of 7 being international, Montpellier is also one of the most cosmopolitan cities in France. Besides, Montpellier was elected 1st best city in France for «living environment» in 2022 (according to the reference magazine L’Etudiant).

Studying in a world’s top business school: Montpellier Business School

Founded in 1897 and built on strong values, Montpellier Business School (MBS) offers French and international students, the excellency of an internationally recognised French Grande Ecole of Management.

Ethics, Openness and Diversity are MBS core values. The School is ranked #1 Business School in the world for Diversity according to QS ranking.

“At Montpellier Business School, you will find people from different backgrounds, it has a lot of different diverse cultures. I have seen people from Mexico, Dominican Republic, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh… It’s a great collaboration of different mindsets. You get to know different cultures, that’s the best part” says Vidya, Indian student in MSc Digital Management at Montpellier Business School.

Montpellier Business School holds the three prestigious international accreditations AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, a recognition of its academic quality.

Key Figures:

  • 3,700 students on campus
  • 1,000+ international students on campus
  • 60% international professors
  • 190+ international partner universities
  • 20,000 alumni
  • 56th best Master in Management in the World (Financial Times 2022)

International students support

Leaving one’s own country is not always easy. To make the most of students’ stay and live and unforgettable experience, MBS support all international students coming to study in Montpellier, Southern France: find an accommodation, apply for a French visa, help with administrative procedures (opening a bank account, telephone contract, insurance, French social security enrolment), organise a specific intake for international students (including free French classes) …

A complete range of management programmes

MBS offers a complete range of management programmes addressed to future leaders, managers and entrepreneurs.

Bachelor and Master programmes can be taught in French or in English and enable students to build their course, by choosing specialisation according to their field of interest, by spending a semester or a year within one of MBS’ 190+ partner universities in the world or even by gaining a double diploma.

Montpellier Business School also offers 10 Masters of Science programmes in 4 different areas: Finance, Marketing, Business & Strategy and Management. Fully taught in English, these programmes enable students to gain expertise in a specific field of interest. For instance, MSc in the Marketing area enable students to specialise in Luxury Marketing or in Digital Marketing.

Building students’ professional path

Whatever the programme chosen, MBS aims at supporting students in building their professional career, through internships, business cases, seminars, conferences, entrepreneurship… The school make sure students receive opportunities and participate in various workshops (writing a cover letter, building your network, getting ready for interviews…).

“Our Career Center composed of a team of recruitment professionals works full-time on student employability: MBS’ career consultants support students at every stage of their professionalisation, from self-evaluation to the search for internships, or employment. As a result, more than 70% of our students are hired before graduation.”

Montpellier Business School has partnerships with thousands of companies: L’Oréal, BNP Paribas, Dell, Sanofi, Volkswagen… which offer internships or job placement to MBS’ students. A minimum level of French is often required.

France offers excellent career opportunities for skilled professionals after graduation.

MBS employment rate is 95%, 6 months after graduating.

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