Some quick notes about studying MBA in France:

Language of Instruction/Teaching: You will find that most MBA programs in France are taught in English and hence you should not face any difficulty

Duration of MBA: MBA in France can be finished in 1 year. Some French MBAs are of 2 years

Intakes: Most MBA programs in France will begin in September and/or January.

Fee Range: Course fee for MBA in France ranges between 0 to 30,000 Euro. Most MBA programs will range between 10000 to 25000 Euro. Some top MBAs in France like INSEAD MBA, HEC MBA, ESSEC MBA, EMLYON MBA will go higher ranking between 38000 Euro and 71000 Euro

Work Experience Requirement: Most MBA programs in France will need at least 2 year of work experience. Recommended work experience is at least 3 years after graduation

GMAT / GRE: GMAT is required for only few French MBA programmes like INSEAD, HEC, ESSEC and such. Most other MBAs will NOT need work experience. GRE is accepted in lieu of GMAT.


Other Important Points

English Language Requirement: Either IELTS test or TOEFL test is NOT compulsory if you have finished your education in English medium. However, some Universities may ask for IELTS test score. The test could be done within one month from the date you decide to take the test ie. preparing for the test, registering for the test, to appearing for it. If you need to register for the test or need help or coaching, you could contact us at +91 9820864001

French Language Certificate / Test: Studying French language is NOT necessary to apply for an MBA in France because most MBA programs are taught in English. We however recommend our students to learn a little of French, so that your interaction with others enhances, you could network better, and while finding jobs after MBA in France, it is easier for you to prepare for and crack the interview. Check out Alliance Francaise.

Time to Apply: Best time to apply for MBA in France is Nov to Jan for a September start. Different Universities have different deadlines. Its best to apply at least 9 months in advance to the MBA course start date.

Work Experience for MBA in France:

Work DURING your study in France: Students can work up to 20 hours per week part time and full time (approx. 40 hours per week) during holidays

Work After your Study in France: You could stay back in France for 2 years for job search and work after your MBA. You do not need a job offer in hand to stay back

Reasons to study MBA in France

France is world’s fifth-largest economy. Graduates holding an MBA degree from France are highly attractive to employers. Most all MBA programmes in France are taught in English. France is home to some of the world’s largest companies in key industries, such as finance (BNP Paribas and AXA), aerospace (EADS), luxury (LVMH and PPR), tourism (Accor), automotive (Renault-Nissan, PSA, and Michelin), construction (Vinci and Lafarge), energy (GDF-Suez and Total), and retail (Carrefour).

  1. France is home of INSEAD, HEC Paris, and EMLYON – three business schools that are in the Financial Times list of top-100 MBA programs globally
  2. France has more internationally accredited MBA programs than any other country in the world. Ten business schools in France are triple-accredited, meaning they have been accredited by all three major international accreditation agencies: AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS. Along with INSEAD, HEC Paris, and EMLYON, these other “triple crown” schools include Grenoble, EDHEC, Toulouse, Rouen, Audencia Nantes, Reims, and BEM Bordeaux.
  3. All MBA Programme are taught in English.
  4. Most accredited MBA programs in France only take a year to complete.
  5. France offers full time, part time, online and executive MBA
  6. Getting a MBA degree from a strong economy improves the credibility of your MBA and also increases the opportunities of finding employment and other opportunities while studying there.
  7. France has the 6th strongest economy in the world and the 3rd largest economy in Europe, providing job opportunities, a satisfactory lifestyle, and endless networking opportunities.
  8. Paris is known as the fashion capital of the world, but it’s also a major business hub for all sorts of industries. Many internationally renowned brands such as Air France and Total S.A., as well as Ubisoft and Chanel are based in Paris. Paris provides unlimited opportunities to gain business exposure.


France is known for its unique specializations on the MBA it offers. Here are some interesting examples:

MBA Responsible Management

MBA Art, Culture & Luxury in English

MBA International MBA

MBA International Management (MBAIM)

MBA Cultural Entrepreneurship and Tourism

MBA Arts and Cultural Management

MBA Global Marketing

MBA Global Finance

MBA Art & Luxury Management: the French touch

International MBA in Asia Pacific Business

MBA Luxury Brand/Energy/Food Business/Strategic HR Management

MBA Contemporary Art: Sales, Display and Collecting

MBA Art Market Management

MBA Energy & Sustainable Development

MBA Geopolitics

MBA Luxury Brand Management

MBA Geopolitics

And then there are the regular specialist MBA programmes like MBA General, MBA Marketing, MBA Finance, MBA Logistics / Operations and such

Documents required for application:

  1. Resume
  2. Academic documents and Transcripts
  3. Three letters of recommendation (professional or academic are required). It is advisable to get a professional recommendation from a superior or manager whom you are reporting to.
  4. Personal statement and Essays have to be written as per the requirement of the University.
  5. Passport Copy
  6. GMAT score need to be reported online via the testing agency. IELTS score may be required by some MBA programmes
  7. Interviews are a part of MBA application process. These could conducted by the admissions committee or may be informal alumni interviews

Cost of MBA in France: The range would be around Rs 7 lacs to Rs 30 lacs depending on the University

List of MBA Programmes in France:

Many popular MBA programmes in France are listed below with the GMAT requirement, average work experience requirement, class size, concentrations, etc.

Grenoble Ecole de Management – Grenoble  Graduate School of Business (GGSB)

MBA Fees of GGSB MBA – Tuition: 31,300 EUR
Duration: 12 Months
Intakes: September
Avg. Work Experience Required: 8.0 yrs
Class Size: 35
GMAT may be required on a case-by-case basis; if required, then GMAT has to be atleast 550

HEC Paris

MBA Fees for HEC MBA: Tuition: 52,000 EUR
Duration: 16 Months
Intakes: January,  September
Average GMAT: 685

INSEAD France (Europe Campus)

MBA Fees for INSEAD MBA – Tuition: 71,000 EUR
Duration: 10 Months
Intakes: January,  September
Average GMAT: 701
Avg. Work Experience Required: 6.0 yrs
Class Size: 1024

ESSEC Business School

MBA Fees for ESSEC MBA: Tuition: 44,000 EUR
Duration: 12 Months
Intakes: September
Avg. Work Experience Required: 6.0 yrs
Class Size: 40

IESEG School of Management

Tuition: 20,000 EUR
Duration: 12 Months
Intakes: September

International School of Management (ISM) France

ISM MBA: International MBA
Tuition: 32,883 EUR
Duration: 12 Months
Intakes: January,  April,  October

EMLYON Business School

EMLYON MBA: International MBA
MBA Fees of EMLYON MBA – Tuition: 38,000 EUR
Duration: 12 Months
Intakes: September
Avg. Work Experience Required: 7.0 yrs
Class Size: 28

EDHEC Business School

Tuition: 41,000 EUR
Duration: 10 Months
Intakes: January,  September
Average GMAT: 628
Avg. Work Experience Required: 8.0 yrs

SKEMA Business School

Concentrations available: Executive MBA Risk, Globalisation and Diversity
24 months
Intakes: September

ESC Rennes School of Business

Start Date: October
Duration: 18 months
Concentrations available on ESC Rennes School of Business MBA:
Management of new technologies and innovation
The proactive firm
Advanced finance

Audencia Nantes School of Management

MBA in Responsible Management
Tuition: 30,000 EUR
Duration: 12 Months
Intakes: September
Avg. Work Experience Required: 7.0 yrs

Neoma Business School

Tuition: 30,500 EUR
Duration: 12 Months
Intakes: September
Avg. Work Experience Required: 8.0 yrs
ENPC School of International Management
Solvay-Ponts MBA
Duration: 12 months
Concentrations available on ENPC School of International Management MBA:
Innovation management
Toulouse Business School
Aerospace MBA
Start Date: September
Duration: 12 months
MBA Fees: 30,000 EUR

CDI – Collège des Ingénieurs – France

January,  September
10 months
There is no Tuition: fee to be paid by applicants. All admitted candidates automatically receive full financial aid which covers Tuition: fees, living expenses and health insurance.

ESCP Europe – Paris Campus

European Executive MBA
Tuition: 51,000 EUR
Duration: 18 Months
Intakes: January
Avg. Work Experience Required: 10.0 yrs
Class Size: 81

IEMI – European Institute of International Management

MBA International Hospitality and Luxury Brands Management
Start Date: November
Concentration available:
International hospitality
Luxury brand management
MBA Fees: 12,000 EUR

ESLSCA – International Graduate Education

Concentrations available:
International finance
Duration: 12 months
Start Dates: January,  April,  September

Kedge Business School

Tuition: 35,000 EUR
Duration: 24 Months
Intakes: February,  October,  November
Class Size: 24
35,000 EUR
May be available part time only

How we help when you decide to study MBA in France? 


We explain the complete process of studying in France. Our experts assess your profile and understand your suitability to study at Universities in France. We suggest areas of profile development.


Based on your interest area, future plans, career objectives, budget and several other factors, we help you select the right MS programs in France you must apply to. This is very important because you spend application fees per university, send out couriers and invest more during the process and not applying to the right set of Universities would mean a loss of money and time.

Application Documentation:

We guide to with your documents required for applying to MS programs in France. This includes helping you build the right CV, editing suggestions to your statement of purpose (SOP), essays and other documents.


We apply for you to French Universities where we plan the complete application, help you bring out your strengths in your application, help you fill the application forms correctly, check the content, rectify any errors, and submit the application. This is followed by checking the application documents to be sent to the right department at the University.

Follow Ups:

We follow up on your behalf with the University to get you your admission offer letter.

Scholarship Applications:

We help you with your Indian and France scholarship applications including editing of essays that may be required

Interview rounds:

If there is an interview required by the University, we provide you with mock rounds and help you build your confidence, so that you could establish to the University that you could contribute well to their Masters class.


Once your offers are in, we help you finalize on the right programme. Often students face a dilemma at this stage when they receive more than one offer.


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Financial Matters:

We will guide on how you have to make your fee payment and get your confirmation from the University. We guide you with your education loans.

Visa Guidance:

We guide you through the complete student visa process including suggesting the right documents, documentation check, applying for appointment, preparing the visa application file.


We try to connect you with other students who are going to Ireland or who are already studying there


We guide you with booking of your accommodation in France and/or transfer of any deposit and payments

Pre-departure Brief:

We update you about life and living in France, how to open a bank account, and / or settling in France, etc.

There’s so much more during the process that we help you with. Remember, French Universities require a strong profile, the competitiveness in getting admission is high. We help you create the right back up options if we find it necessary. Our goal however is that we help you reach your dream University.


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In case you’re confused about your studies in France, we can help you solve the problem. Once we meet you, and your parents or spouse, we ask you questions to get a clearer idea of your preferences, restrictions, and goals. This will allow us to make a range of suggestions with regard to locations and universities. With more discussions we’ll help you pick between them and narrow it down to the right selection of safe, moderate and ambitions options. We will make your process of studying in France hassle-free.

We are experts at what we do. Since 2002 we have helped 1000s of students (personally). As one of the leading overseas education consultants in Mumbai, the collective experience of our team of experts go beyond a 100 years. Many of us have studied abroad and know exactly what your requirements will be, what kind of universities should be best suited for your future, what you need to do to get there.

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We enjoy when you get scholarships or you save money. Over 70% of our applicants will earn some form of scholarship / financial aid / bursary.

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