The MSc International Project Development prepares future managers to develop international business projects from design to implementation. Mainly characterised by a strategic and inductive approach, the programme enables students to advance rapidly in a career in business development.
With over 10 years of experience, this Master of Science is a unique project-based programme that equips students with both strategic managerial skills.
Your MSc in 2 years!
If you hold a 3-year Bachelor’s degree, you have the possibility of doing this MSc in two years by joining our 12-month International Pre-Master programme. For more information on this course, go to the section “2-Year MSc Option” !
5 good reasons to join the programme
Head of programme
Master international project management from A-to-Z!
The MSc International Project Development prepares future managers to develop international business projects from creation to implementation.
Applying a strategic, inductive approach, the programme enables students to progress quickly in their careers in business development.
The programme is structured around four skill fields. Students work on various projects, from conception to implementation, as well as on business case studies.
They also take part in a simulation game and an online challenge at an international level.
By the end of the training, students master the specific characteristics and aspects of international projects management.
At the end of the programme, students are able to:
- Design projects on an international scale.
- Direct projects at international level.
- Manage a company and/or organisation abroad.
- Manage a multicultural team.
The programme MSc International Project Development, awarding an advanced 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
Develop the skills to obtain key industry certifications
During the course, build the foundations and train to take the PM² certification, a project management methodology developed and endorsed by the European Commission incorporating elements from globally accepted best practices, standards and methods.
Experience-based, immersive approach
The MSc International Project Development programme fosters learning experiences in real-life settings.
- Business project
Based an actual business problem, the objective of the business project is to place students in a real-life situation where the company has to keep its leading position through innovative teaching.
The project results in the development of concrete recommendations for the partner company concerning the feasibility of the teaching innovation project.
- X-Culture challenge
As part of the curriculum, students participate in the X-culture project and competition with 3,000 other students across the globe. They collaborate within virtual and multicultural teams on business challenges presented by corporate partners. The project specifically helps students learn the best practices for cross-cultural international collaboration by confronting them with challenges such as time-zone management and virtual communication.
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.
Discover the 2-year MSc option, the extended course that makes a Master’s degree accessible to students holding a 3-year bachelor’s degree!
Students holding a 3-year bachelor’s degree may pursue this Master of Science in two years by joining our 12-month International Pre-Master programme. To find out more about the programme and its advantages, click on the link below.
The programme is recognised through a dual validation:
- Ongoing assessment: evaluations conducted throughout the length of the programme in the form of individual or collective reports to be submitted
- A final evaluation: performed at the end of the course, it can be done under different forms – it is, for the most part, individual
At the end of the programme and after a validation of ECTS credits per programme year, the level-7 DESSMI – MSc-Master of Science in International Project Development is awarded to participants.
If some modules were not validated and thus no credits were earned, the programme participant can redo the evaluation during a period set up for this purpose.
The MSc International Project Development prepares future managers for developing international business projects, from creation to implementation, and helps them progress quickly in their careers in business development.
A few of the possible jobs that students can aim for:
- Business Development Executive
- Project Manager, Key Account Manager
- Export Manager
- Area Manager
Main sectors of activity
- Construction, Real estate 40%
- Insurance, Banking, Finance 20%
- IT, Telecommunications, Internet 20%
- Other 20%
This experience can take the form of an internship (4-6 months), a job, or the creation of a start-up company in France or abroad.
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- 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.
- 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
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, from September 2023 with a final deadline for submissions in mid-July 2024. Applicants will be informed of the admission jury’s decision two weeks following the interview.
However, given the limited number of places, candidates are advised to apply as early as possible.
The MSc International Project 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 2-year MSc option, the extended course that makes a Master of Science accessible to students holding a 3-year bachelor’s degree!
Head of programme
“Open up your professional horizons and reach for an MSc from a top French Business School”
Delivered on the Rouen campus, this programme serves as a gateway to a Master’s of Science for students with a three-year higher education qualification (French Licence or Bachelor’s degree). The programme is also open to students with degrees in non-business fields. The first year is an International Pre-Master, overviewing the core of business studies and leading up to the selected MSc in the second year. Please specify your preferred programme when preparing your application.
Layout of the programme
This course was designed to…
- Open access to MSc degrees to profiles missing the necessary qualifications for direct entry
- Guarantee success at the MSc level by laying the ground during the Pre-Master year
- Open up professional horizons by switching to a new field of study
- Overview the main areas of knowledge included in an undergraduate business degree
The two-year programme includes two mandatory internships, one at the end of the International Pre-Master year (4 months) and one at the end of the MSc year (6 months). Internships can take place in France or abroad, subject to approval by the programme director and based on the relevance to the MSc programme and course content.
Why join this programme?
Prepare your entrance to a prestigious MSc by consolidating and sharpening your knowledge of business and management, in an intensive, one-year International Pre-Master programme.
5 good reasons to join the programme
Apply for an MSc degree in a field that is different from your undergraduate degree
Integrate and adapt to the study methods of a top French business school before starting your MSc degree
Obtain academic qualifications necessary to integrate an MSc degree
Gain professional experience with two internships in two years
Build an international mind-set and cross-cultural communication skills
The first year of my MSc in Global Management 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 a several fields of study, like economics and finance, helping me to read and analyze 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 competences. 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.
After an unusual study track, with a two-year high school diploma in Marketing and Trade, I chose to go abroad and complete a Bachelor in English. Graduated with a 3-year Bachelor degree, I followed the two-year MSc programme at NEOMA Business School. That was the perfect solution for me, to be able to get an MSc degree. The first year at NEOMA BS prepared me to follow the courses in the MSc in Marketing French Excellence, and face professional challenges in the international business arena.