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MSc International Business Development

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CULTIVATING GLOBAL BUSINESS LEADERS ABLE TO SEIZE OPPORTUNITIES

Programme presentation

In a world marked by heightened competition, vulnerability, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, the need for skilled professionals is greater than ever.

The MSc International Business Development is designed to equip students with cutting-edge business development knowledge and practical experience. By delving into real-world opportunities and challenges, students emerge as effective international business development professionals ready to drive success in today’s dynamic business landscape.

Your MSc in 2 years!

If you hold a 3-year Bachelor’s degree, you may complete this MSc in two years by joining our 12-month International Pre-Master programme. For more information on this option, see the “2-Year MSc Option” tab!

Programme strengths

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Gain cutting-edge business development knowledge through a comprehensive curriculum.

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Develop as a strategic global business leader with a strong international outlook.

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Broaden your global perspective with international negotiation courses.

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Engage with over 15 Harvard Business cases for real-world application.

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Focus on ethical standards through social responsibility and ethics courses.

Branko Božič

Head of programme

“Become a global business leader able to seize opportunities!”

Programme objectives

The primary aim of the MSc International Business Development programme is to cultivate knowledgeable and effective business development professionals.

This course is designed to:

  • Equip students with contemporary business development theories.
  • Enable students to apply evidence-based business development knowledge to real-world opportunities and challenges.
  • Empower students to create value for customers and other stakeholders.
  • Develop internationally competitive business developers.

Skill sets

The MSc International Business Development programme, awarding a higher education degree in international management (DESSMI), provides the skills to:

  • Perform a functional analysis and implement an action plan that incorporates digital, sustainable and international components
  • Conduct a scientific study and issue a recommendation
  • Develop ethical leadership abilities to strengthen one’s manager posture

The skills blocks of the certification may not be acquired separately. The proposed curriculum covers all skills blocks.

Programme highlights

Elevate your skills

Enhance your business acumen with our comprehensive courses, covering sales force management, key account management, business insight, sales strategies, buyer behaviour, and navigating the digital age.

Empowering future business leaders with modern development theories

Immerse yourself in a cutting-edge curriculum rooted in contemporary business theories for a competitive edge. Develop key skills in trust-based relationships, cultural awareness, and communication.

Rich case studies on global business realities

Explore over 15 Harvard Business cases covering international negotiation, sales management, business relationships, and cultural diversity. Gain practical insights on international business challenges, sales success, negotiation skills, ethics, and CSR for a competitive edge.

Professional experience (4-to-6 months)

The programme includes an internship or other practical experience (fixed-term contract, permanent contract, business start-up, etc.) where theories and skills are applied in a professional environment. Students are free to complete their professional experience in France or abroad, subject to approval by the internship director and based on its relevance to the programme and course content.

Adapted programme for high-level athletes and artists

High-level athletes and artists may benefit from an adapted programme in order to pursue both their studies and their passion.

To learn more about the MSc International Business Development in detail, please download the programme brochure.

Evaluation methods

The programme is validated in two ways:

  • Continuous assessment: Evaluations conducted throughout the course the programme in the form of individual or collective assignments to be submitted.
  • Final assessment: Carried out at the end of the course and may take a number of different forms, most of which are individual.

At the end of the course and after validation of the ECTS for each year of training, the Level 7 DESSMI – MSc International Business Development diploma is awarded to participants.

If certain modules have not been validated and therefore credits not obtained, the student may take a resit examination during the periods set aside for this purpose.

  • Percentage of students sitting final examinations* : 100%
  • Graduation rate* : 100%

Source: *Degree Rewarding Committee Report for the 2022-2023 year

Careers

Take your career to the next level:

The MSc International Business Development programme prepares future leaders to excel in global markets. Focusing on international market expansion, cross-cultural management, and strategic planning, students will engage in practical projects and real-world case studies.

Graduates will become versatile professionals, ready to drive business growth and innovation on a global scale, and seize opportunities presented by an ever-evolving business environment.

Targeted Professions

The programme trains future specialist managers in various sales and business development positions.

Graduates can take on roles as:

  • Sales Managers
  • International Business Developers
  • Account Managers
  • Key Account Executives
  • International Marketing Managers

Performance indicators

100%

Professional immersion1

< 1 month

Average time to secure employment2

94%

Employment rate
at 6 months2

100%

Percentage of graduates entering targeted professions3

Sources: 1 Course data 2022-2023 | 2 Graduate Employment Survey 2021 & 2022 | 3 Graduate Survey 2022

Admissions Requirements

1-year course:

  • Completion of a 4-year Bachelor’s degree (in business, economics, sciences, etc.) or a 3-year Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 1 year of professional experience
  • Proof of English language proficiency is required during the application process (TOEIC, IELTS, TOEFL iBT, Cambridge, Duolingo)*

2-year MSc option:

  • Completion of a 3-year Bachelor’s degree (Open to all backgrounds)

Proof of English language proficiency is required during the application process (TOEIC, TOEFL ibt, IELTS, Cambridge and Duolingo).*

*Contact us to learn more about the scores required for each test. 

Admissions process

  • Complete the online application: apply.neoma-bs.fr
  • Provide scanned copies of all original documents in English or French (CV, motivation letter, transcripts, etc.)
  • Candidates who meet the admissions requirements will be asked to complete a deferred interview
  • Admissions results are sent by email within two weeks of the interview.

Application fee: €100

Admissions calendar

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, from September with a final deadline for submissions in mid-July. Applicants will be informed of the admission jury’s decision within two weeks of the interview.

However, given the limited number of places, candidates are advised to apply as early as possible.

Additional recommendations

The MSc International Business Development welcomes students from a wide range of degrees including general management, economics, sciences, business, engineering, and architecture, who are willing and able to take up complex challenges.

Candidates should be able to communicate with confidence in English, participate in group work, demonstrate initiative, strong interpersonal skills, enjoy meeting people and having new experiences.

2-Year MSc Option

Discover the International Pre-Master, the extended course that makes a Master of Science accessible to students holding a 3-year bachelor’s degree!

Programme overview

Delivered on the Rouen campus, this programme serves as a gateway to a Master of Science (MSc) for graduates of a three-year higher education qualification (French Licence or Bachelor’s degree). The programme is also open to students with academic backgrounds in fields not directly linked to their desired MSc programme.

This first year of study in the International Pre-Master provides an overview of the core areas of business studies and the fundamentals of the selected MSc programme. Upon validation of this curriculum, students continue to their second year and obtain their Master of Science degree.

Please indicate your preferred Master of Science programme when preparing your application.

Programme strengths

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Build the academic foundations and skillset to access NEOMA’s Master of Science programmes

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Cultivate your cross-cultural competencies in a multicultural cohort of students, with instruction by an international faculty

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Develop your skills in independent, critical thinking and effective communication

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Empower your career trajectory thanks to career & personal development workshops

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Gain professional experience through a 4-to-6-month internship in your first or second year

Evaluation procedures

The programme is validated in two ways:

  • Continuous assessment: Evaluations conducted throughout the course the programme in the form of individual or collective assignments to be submitted.
  • Final assessment: Carried out at the end of the course and may take a number of different forms, most of which are individual.

At the end of the programme, participants must validate 60 ECTS credits.

If certain modules have not been validated and therefore credits not obtained, the student may take a resit examination during the periods set aside for this purpose.

Professional experience

A professional experience (of minimum four months) is mandatory to validate your 2-year MSc. It can take place at the end of the first or second year of studies, in France or abroad.

Marina BASTOUNIS

Head of programme

Expand your professional horizons and reach for a Master of Science from a top French business school.

Stories

Anqi YANG
2013-14

The first year of my MSc was a year of building the fundamentals skills necessary for almost every aspect of my professional life. Courses like Quantitative Methods gave me skills related to several fields of study, like economics and finance, helping me to read and analyse data in a more objective way. Geopolitics provided me with a comprehensive vision of world trade. Also, a full day’s work in an English-speaking environment strengthened my preparation for work in an international context. The courses were extremely useful and gave me confidence in my skills. What I also liked a lot is the diversity of teachers; they are from different countries, which really gives me a feeling of studying in an international school.

Romain PENNEL
2013-14

After completing a special two-year diploma in Marketing & Trade, I chose to go abroad and complement it with a bachelor’s degree in English. After graduating with a 3-year bachelor’s degree, I decided to enrol in the two-year MSc option at NEOMA Business School. It was the ideal solution for me, and I was able to earn a Master of Science. The first year at NEOMA prepared me for my MSc courses and the professional challenges of international business.

For more information, contact our international team:

Min WU

Asia & Asia-Pacific

International Promotion and Admissions Manager

+33 2 32 82 17 76 LinkedIn Make an appointment
Shekhar SURTI

Shekhar SURTI

Indian Subcontinent

Ange DJEGAN

France

International Promotion and Admissions Manager

+33 2 32 82 17 72 LinkedIn Make an appointment

Anya Angélica CÁRDENAS

Latin America
Sihem BRIKCI

Sihem BRIKCI

Europe & North America

International Promotion and Admissions Manager

(+33) 3 26 77 88 60 LinkedIn images Make an appointment

Khalif BELGHITH

Africa & Middle East

Practical information

  • Format:

    Full time

  • Duration:

    1-year course: 15 months
    2-year course: 12 months (year 1) + 15 months (year 2)

  • Tuition fees:

    1-year course: €18,500
    2-year course: €29,000

  • Campus:

    Rouen

  • Teaching language:

    English

  • Course start date:

    October 2024

  • Entry level:

    1-year course: 4-year Bachelor’s degree or 3-year Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 1 year professional experience
    2-year course: 3-year Bachelor’s degree

  • Degree awarded:

    Master of Science, "Grade de Master" / Level 7 Qualification on the RNCP (French Register of Professional Certifications) / RNCP sheet No. 37684, Advanced degree in international management
    Registration date: 01/09/2023 - NEOMA

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Practical information

  • Practical information
    • Format:

      Full time

    • Duration:

      1-year course: 15 months
      2-year course: 12 months (year 1) + 15 months (year 2)

    • Tuition fees:

      1€

    • Campus:

      Rouen

    • Teaching language:

      English

    • Course start date:

      October 2024

    • Entry level:

      1-year course: 4-year Bachelor’s degree or 3-year Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 1 year professional experience
      2-year course: 3-year Bachelor’s degree

    • Degree awarded:

      Master of Science, "Grade de Master" / Level 7 Qualification on the RNCP (French Register of Professional Certifications) / RNCP sheet No. 37684, Advanced degree in international management
      Registration date: 01/09/2023 - NEOMA