L’École Supérieure de la Francophonie pour l'Administration et le Management

Introduction

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ESFAM has been the prompt and adequate response of the institutional Francophonie and the Republic of Bulgaria to the training needs of the high-level executives of the countries of the Central and Eastern European region, which, after 1990, faced difficult management problems. of the transition. The decision to create the ESFAM was taken by the 5th Summit of Heads of State and Government with French Sharing (Mauritius, October 1993).

The integration of a significant number of the countries of the region into the European Union, as well as the increasing complexity of the international environment, requires the leaders to understand not only the functioning of organizations and the business world, but also manage this complexity. Innovation, risk management, information security, competitiveness, skills management, etc., are today the daily life of any organization. Through its teaching activities, ESFAM has been training highly qualified managers for 19 years, with a spirit of initiative, a sense of responsibility and solidarity.

Initially open to the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, ESFAM has today become a pole of academic excellence with an international vocation, a reference in French education in economics and management.

The ESFAM courses are at the Master 2 level in organization management:

  • Master in Law-Economics-Management, specialization in Management and Business Administration, organized in partnership with the University of Nantes (France) ;
  • Master's degree and expertise in public action, professional experience and research, organized in partnership with Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
  • Master's degree in Law and Economics-Management specialization Social and solidarity economy, organized in partnership with Lyon 2 University (France) ;
  • Master's degree in Law-Economics-Management Specialty Cultural Industries, organized in partnership with Université Lyon 2 (France) ;
  • Master's degree in Management, specialization Public Management, course:
    • European affairs management
    • Management of public institutions

Organized in partnership with the University of Liège (Belgium) :

  • Master in Sustainable Territorial Development, specialization in Tourism and Leisure Management, organized in partnership with the University of Corsica Pascuale Paoli (France) and the Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakech (Kingdom of Morocco) .
  • Master International Transports, specialization Central and Eastern Europe, organized in partnership with the University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne (France) .

Student recruitment is done at BAC 4 level (240 ECTS) . The duration of the training is of an academic year. The courses are taught in Sofia by university professors and professionals from different countries of the French-speaking world. The pedagogical approach is based on an interactive approach, focusing on case studies, situational exercises and solving practical problems.

Training at ESFAM is free. Studies, the cost of which is comparable to that of European universities and colleges, are subsidized by the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie. Only the student remains in charge of a contribution of 750 euros per year to finance housing in the university residence, medical insurance and transportation of the residence to the School.

Under certain conditions, students can benefit from scholarships financed by various organizations (Government of Bulgaria, AWEX-WBI, European Institutions)

This school offers programs in:
  • French

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Programs

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Master

Master's degree and Expertise in Public Action

Campus Full time 290 hours October 2019 Bulgaria Sofia

This Master prepares students to occupy the functions of expertise and senior management in: state or regional public administrations, provincial and municipal; public agencies or institutions or autonomous regulatory authorities; public, semi-public or private structures involved in the production of public programs and the management of public services; in the council to elected officials as personal collaborators in their political cabinets; in expertise, strategic consulting, project porting and communication of influence within consulting firms specializing in public decision support. [+]

Course:

Professional

Training aims :

To offer French-speaking students a high-level training in the professions of public action, taken in a broad sense.

Opportunities:

This Master prepares students to occupy the functions of expertise and senior management in: state or regional public administrations, provincial and municipal; public agencies or institutions or autonomous regulatory authorities; public, semi-public or private structures involved in the production of public programs and the management of public services; in the council to elected officials as personal collaborators in their political cabinets; in expertise, strategic consulting, project porting and communication of influence within consulting firms specializing in public decision support.... [-]


Master's degree Social and Solidarity Economy

Campus Full time October 2019 Bulgaria Sofia

The Master aims in particular at the preparation and qualification of operators able to understand the general context of the creation of companies and activities and the management of organizations, in particular in a problem of social and solidarity economy. This training provides the candidates with expertise in the animation and management of social and solidarity economy organizations, the conduct of public policy projects, the support and financing of creative projects, the preparation and the conduct of economic or humanitarian interventions at the international level. [+]

Training aims :

The Master aims in particular at the preparation and qualification of operators able to understand the general context of the creation of companies and activities and the management of organizations, in particular in a problem of social and solidarity economy. This training provides the candidates with expertise in the animation and management of social and solidarity economy organizations, the conduct of public policy projects, the support and financing of project creators, the preparation and the conduct of economic or humanitarian interventions at the international level.

Opportunities:

The training prepares students to serve as business development advisers, project managers or development agents capable of designing, conducting and leading projects in the field of local development and international solidarity.... [-]


Master International Transports

Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 Bulgaria Sofia

Graduates are employed in transport companies (airlines, shipping companies, road hauliers, rail transport, inland navigation), transport organizers (brokers, freight forwarders, freight forwarders, etc.), infrastructure managers, courier companies, "shipper" companies, logistics providers, but also in banks (financing of transport assets), insurance (transport of persons and goods), etc. [+]

Training aims :

A multi-disciplinary master's degree specializing in transport that trains high-level managers to meet the needs of transport professionals in the field of management, mainly in Central and Eastern Europe, by offering a specialization on the transport systems of this area.

Opportunities:

Graduates are employed in transport companies (airlines, shipping companies, road hauliers, rail transport, inland navigation), transport organizers (brokers, freight forwarders, freight forwarders, etc.), infrastructure managers, courier companies, "shipper" companies, logistics providers, but also in banks (financing of transport assets), insurance (transport of persons and goods), etc.... [-]


Master Management and Business Administration

Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 Bulgaria Sofia

This master is focused on a logic of dual competence. Thanks to the wide range of knowledge acquired during the training, a wide variety of jobs are offered to graduates, especially in the areas of activity corresponding to their original training. [+]

Training aims :

Offer students with a university degree at least 4 years (Master 1 level) training in French in business administration. This training is aimed primarily at students from other training programs (engineering, social sciences, humanities, ...) who can acquire a second management skills.

Opportunities:

This master is focused on a logic of dual competence. Thanks to the wide range of knowledge acquired during the training, a wide variety of jobs are offered to graduates, especially in the areas of activity corresponding to their original training.

Academic partner and diploma:

The training is organized in partnership with the Institute of Economics and Management (IEMN - IAE) of the University of Nantes (France).... [-]


Master of Innovation Management

Campus Full time October 2019 Bulgaria Sofia

The training prepares students for positions of: project manager, artist manager, producer, turner, production manager, tour or production administrator, technical sales manager, sales executive, communication or public relations director , marketing director. [+]

Training aims :

Train students in issues related to innovation and creativity (design, development, management, support, funding) and the development of support activities for artists' careers from the perspectives of management, economy and the law. Train in cultural sector management tools and techniques, project methodology, and business or activity creation.

Opportunities:

The training prepares students for positions of: project manager, artist manager, producer, turner, production manager, tour or production administrator, technical sales manager, sales executive, communication or public relations director , marketing director.

Academic partner and diploma:

The training is organized in partnership with Université Lumière Lyon 2 (France). The diploma awarded at the end of the training is the "Master Law-economy-management, professional purpose, mention Management of innovation, specialty Management careers of artists", French State diploma awarded by the University of Lyon 2 Light.... [-]


Master of Public Management

Campus Full time October 2019 Bulgaria Sofia

The training prepares students for senior positions in public institutions in general, both nationally and internationally. The training aims to provide students with knowledge of the practices, theories, and methodologies associated with public policy issues, an understanding of the internal management of public organizations, their relations with their client users ... as well as the development and implementation of public policies. [+]

Management Course of Public Institutions

Training aims :

Developing attitudes and decision-making skills in the local, regional, national and international public service, including an understanding of the specificities of the socio-economic, political, legal and financial environment. In a context of profound changes in the public sphere, the Master seeks to provide frameworks for analysis and to understand the tensions to which organizations are subject and the pathways of evolution chosen.

Opportunities:

The training prepares students for senior positions in public institutions in general, both nationally and internationally. The training aims to provide students with knowledge of the practices, theories, and methodologies associated with public policy issues, an understanding of the internal management of public organizations, their relations with their client users ... as well as the development and implementation of public policies.... [-]


Master of Tourism and Leisure Management

Campus Full time October 2019 Bulgaria Sofia

The training prepares students to occupy positions of management or project manager in the tourism sector, as manager of a tourist accommodation structure, marketing manager, development manager in a leisure center, director of tourist office , mission leader in a community in charge of tourism. [+]

Training aims :

Train future managers of companies and tourist territories able to occupy, create and direct their own structure, but also to hold management positions in public or private organizations. The Master aims to provide students with a global and integrated vision of tourism development, to give them a solid foundation of solid fundamental knowledge and the opportunity to specialize in more applied skill blocks (financial, technical, organizational, communicational) .

Opportunities:

The training prepares students to occupy positions of management or project manager in the tourism sector, as manager of a tourist accommodation structure, marketing manager, development manager in a leisure center, director of tourist office , mission leader in a community in charge of tourism.... [-]


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