MSc in International Strategic Business

Toulouse Business School

Program Description

MSc in International Strategic Business

Toulouse Business School

Program overview

The goal of this program is to train students in the fundamentals of international business as well as prepare them to be international business leaders. The ISB program includes theoretical and practical knowledge of international business and culture as well as three, one-week long international business trips to Barcelona, Brussels, and London; and three interactive workshops in Paris. The MSc is organized along four international axes: Corporate Strategy, Finance, Marketing, and Management. Throughout the program, students will work in cross-cultural teams learning how these four dimensions are interconnected so they become well equipped to make strategic business decisions.

  • Duration: 15 months
  • Campus: Paris
  • Language: English
  • Mode: Full-time
  • Tuition Fees: 16 500€
  • Application Fees: 130€
  • Intake: Oct & Feb
  • Deadline: June & Dec

Students are pushed to think critically and analyze all aspects of business and the international stage in decision making and developing a corporate strategy. Local customs and geopolitics must be considered before maneuvering a company towards a new market. Students will learn how to identify, compile, analyze, absorb and synthesize available information from a wide range of sometimes complex sources. They will then be expected to draw correct, reasoned conclusions from pertinent data and recognize and evaluate global trends.

The program contains over 470 hours including face-to-face time with professors and industry experts. It bears a weight of 90 ECTS and includes a 6-month internship and six weeks of hands-on learning through the interactive workshops.
Students will be :
  • Immersed in European affairs, and more specifically the French Culture: guided tours of European Institutions, conferences, company visits, meetings with lobbying associations...
  • Given access to the daily realities of French companies through our partnership of industry experts.
  • Versed in interpersonal skills and intercultural communication, students will be taught the hard and soft skills of communicating successfully across different cultures. They will learn how to manage an international team.
  • Provided with a holistic approach to good business decision-making strategies. Students will learn to analyze the geopolitical situation of various countries in order to take into account these factors when making business development decisions.

Program Workshops

Throughout the year, students will complete 6 thematic workshops. These workshops allow students to apply the theories that they have acquired throughout the semester. The workshops take place over one week and the transportation and accommodation costs are included in the tuition fees of the program.

  • WS1 – Team Development - Paris (October & February)
    Team, professional and personal development are essential soft skills to being a successful executive. During this workshop, students will learn crisis management, stress management, emotional intelligence, decision making, self-confidence, assertiveness, and leadership.
  • WS2 – Financial Tools, Products & Markets - London (November & June)
    Students are invited to TBS London to complete a group assignment relating to international financial management. This workshop also includes company visits and a series of seminars intended to assist students with the problematic they are expected to solve.
  • WS3 – Creativity Fabrication - Paris (December & July)
    The TBS motto is ‘Think and Create.’ During this workshop, students will be challenged to do just that. They must think about a product that responds to a specific need, design the product and then create it using a 3D printer
  • WS4 – European Culture & Economy - Brussels (March)
    Students are invited to Brussels to learn more about the European Union and its markets. They will learn about the issues surrounding the single market such as non-tariff trade barriers and the recognition and harmonization of skilled European Labor.
  • WS5 – Multicultural &Diversity Management - Barcelona (April)
    Students are invited to TBS Barcelona to complete a group assignment relating to multicultural business. Students will learn how companies in Spain have catered to its three main cultural influences: Spanish, Basque and Catalan.
  • WS6 – Final Capstone Preparation Seminar – Paris (May & September)
    The final project for the students is to create an International Business Plan using the research methodology CANVAS. This workshop provides students with the necessary information to begin thinking about their capstone project. Students will have 12 hours with a tutor and access to online resources.

Admissions

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Educational background in business or prior work experience
  • Language requirements:
    • English mother tongue or Bachelor degree taught in English
    • TOEFL IBT 90 / IELTS 6.5 / TOEIC 800 / FCE

4-step application process:

  • Complete online application (Please select: Session TBS Masters of Science (MSc) - English Track)
  • Submit supporting documents
  • Take virtual interview
  • Wait for admission results
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 23, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 2019
Oct. 2019
Duration
Duration
15 months
Full time
Price
Price
16,500 EUR
Tuition fee
Information
Deadline
Dec. 31, 2018
Locations
France - Paris, Île-de-France
Start date : Feb. 2019
Application deadline Dec. 31, 2018
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Application deadline June 30, 2019
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Dates
Feb. 2019
France - Paris, Île-de-France
Application deadline Dec. 31, 2018
End date Request Info
Oct. 2019
France - Paris, Île-de-France
Application deadline June 30, 2019
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