Jointly run by the University of Savoie Mont Blanc (France), the University of Trento (Italy), the University of Kassel (Germany), and the University of León (Spain), the European Master in Business Studies (EMBS) is a two-year full-time Master’s degree in Management with a focus on Sales & Marketing. The EMBS has been developed to offer students a unique opportunity of learning how to do business in Europe effectively. Apart from studying fundamentals of Management and Sales & Marketing on a European scale, students will learn “on-site” the multicultural differences by working in groups of different nationalities and by spending one semester in each university of the consortium according to the following scheme:
1st semester: University of Trento (Italy)
2nd semester: University of Savoie Mont Blanc (France)
3rd semester: University of Kassel (Germany)
4th semester: University of León (Spain)
In September 2017 the EMBS was awarded EPAS accreditation, a prestigious global endorsement. The accreditation was delivered by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), an organization that is acknowledged globally as an accreditation body of quality in management education. EPAS (EFMD Programme Accreditation System) is a prestigious international program accreditation system that evaluates the quality of business and management programs that have an international perspective.
Aimed at graduates with a Bachelor in Economics, Management or Business Studies as well as at graduates with other study backgrounds (Social sciences, Engineering, Languages…) with a focus on Economics and Management. Thus, the EMBS is not an MBA program aimed at professionals but it is a consecutive Master's degree program, that is, a degree that is gained after completing a bachelor’s program. It is aimed to advance and deepen the knowledge and skills acquired during the bachelor’s program.
The EMBS class is made up of 30 students maximum of various nationalities who study and work together over a period of two years (120 ECTS) in a multicultural environment. The EMBS starts in September each year and courses are taught entirely in English. Qualified faculty members and managers from European companies are involved in courses, seminars, and workshops.
EMBS gives students the opportunity of starting their professional career with a sound theoretical knowledge in management and marketing mixed with practical experiences, like consultancy projects assigned during the course and a compulsory internship with a duration of at least 3 months which is scheduled for the end of the 2nd year. The main aims of the EMBS are:
Training and developing the European managers of tomorrow;
Giving them all the tools and best practices to enable them to fit easily into international companies and feel at home in multicultural environments;
Improving their ability in English (and other European languages);
Offering a specific European professional-oriented curriculum.
Students admitted to the EMBS will spend a semester in each participating university in the following order:
1st year of Master
Semester 1 in Trento (Italy): early September - early February approximately
Semester 2 in Annecy (France): early February - June approximately
2nd year of Master
Semester 3 in Kassel (Germany): early September - early February approximately
Semester 4 in León (Spain): early February - early June approximately
Traditional lectures mixed with case studies, simulations and business games, group work, paper and report writing assignments, company projects...
Final Master Thesis to be presented at the end of the third semester.
3 months internship/placement in a foreign country (not in their native country) at the end of the fourth semester.
European and international commercial law
Financial markets and corporate finance
European and global economics
International strategic management
Organizational behavior and human resources management
Marketing - Specialised courses
European and global consumer behavior
Distribution and pricing in the internet age
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Sustainable and responsible management
Statistics and marketing research
Purchasing and supply chain management
March for non-EU citizens
May for EU citizens
How to apply
Access the online application form
Upload the required documents
Submit your online application by the deadline
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent). Minimum requirements for the final graduation mark apply.
Strong background in the following areas: Economics, Management or Business Studies
English at the B2 level of the Common European Selection criteria Framework of Reference for Languages
Statement of purpose