Master of Sciences in International Business


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Program Description

The Master of Science in International Business is a 15 month, full English language program, designed for high-potential students with little or no professional experience. The objective is to provide you with the technical and behavioral skills leading to a management career at the international level.

In order to train managers able and ready to take on the challenges of a career at the international level, we build on the diversity of backgrounds and cultures of our student body to help you widen your horizons and enjoy a truly cosmopolitan experience. With this exclusive international focus, our program courses offer an innovative, interactive and participative approach based on lectures, seminars, case studies and group discussions. You benefit from small class sizes and close personal attention from the instructors.

With an average of 90 hours of class per month, the program leaves you time to carry out personal projects such as: in-depth work on the courses, early production of a thesis, part-time internship, involvement in applied research projects with corporate partners, involvement in student associations and, of course, the discovery of Brittany and other interesting parts of France and Europe.

A free course of beginner level French as a Foreign Language is included in the curriculum. General and intensive French courses, as well as private lessons at intermediate and advanced levels, are available at a fee at our partner language school CIEL Bretagne.


  • Human size of each class and cultural diversity of the student body
  • Excellent alumni placement and network
  • International career development coaching


  • Export Director
  • Export Zone Manager
  • Foreign Branch Manager
  • International Trade Consultant
  • International Product Manager
  • Import/Purchasing Executive, etc.


Our close partnership with the Business School at Waterford Institute of Technology enables us to offer a double-degree curriculum leading to the award of a Master of Science from BBS and the Master of Business Sciences in Internationalization (MBSI) from WIT.

This French and Irish double-degree program is a unique opportunity to broaden your European culture spectrum and differentiate yourself in the job market as a graduate from two reputable European institutions.


As the program is entirely taught in English, no prior knowledge of French is required. A course of French as a foreign language (Intermediate level French is required to carry out an internship in France) is available to help foreign students learn basic French so as to fully appreciate their French experience. The curriculum comprises 90 credits.

Themes and associate modules:

Semester 1

  • Research Methods in Management
  • European Markets (in class)
  • Strategy and Company Export Development
  • International Operations Management
  • Approach to Foreign Markets
  • French as a foreign language
  • Job search techniques and coaching

Semester 2

  • International Economic Environment
  • Leading Markets in International Business
  • Emerging Markets in International Business
  • International Business Negotiation
  • European Markets (study trip)
  • Intercultural Management

Semester 3

  • Master thesis
  • Internship (optional)

Entry Requirements

Open to candidates with Bachelor’s degree (M1 level required if French degree) in any field of study. All applicants need to have a cross-cultural sensitivity and an international outlook.

How To Apply:

Application forms are available from the International Office. Admission is subject to the number of available places. Admission in January (beginning of Semester 2) is possible.

Last updated Nov 2018

About the School

Brittany’s 2nd-largest city welcomes nearly 24,000 students per year, 10% of whom are international students enrolled in its university and its 7 Grandes Ecoles. Its diverse educational programs, exce ... Read More

Brittany’s 2nd-largest city welcomes nearly 24,000 students per year, 10% of whom are international students enrolled in its university and its 7 Grandes Ecoles. Its diverse educational programs, excellent research initiatives, high-quality instruction, local job prospects, and unique environment make it a top destination for students. Read less
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