International Business, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 14 months
  • Tuition Fee
    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
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The MSc in International Business at KEDGE Business School is a first-class international business management programme. Taking a very hands-on approach, it trains students to sharpen their cultural and geopolitical insights and apply them in the context of international business development.


The business community is expected to take on ever-increasing levels of global responsibility, with respect to both internal and external stakeholders, communities and the environment. The International Business course is offered by KEDGE Business School.

The world of global business is constantly evolving and challenging common-sense ways of thinking. Our programme explores the various cultural and geopolitical factors that make up today’s complex international business environment. It recreates the complexities of this ever-changing global context to help students succeed in their future careers.

Career opportunities

Since the creation of the programme in 1986 in bordeaux, our alumni have been hired by over 700 companies across 5 continents.

Types of positions:

  • International development manager
  • Export sales manager
  • Business engineer
  • Import-export director
  • International financial manager
  • Branch manager
  • Wine manager
  • Sales & marketing director
  • Manager of international subsidiaries
  • Consultant in international business
  • Government officialresponsible for international affairs


The MSc in International Business is internationally recognized and accredited by the “Conférence des Grandes Écoles” (FRENCH ACCREDITATION FOR BUSINESS AND ENGINEERING SCHOOLS)

Programme Structure

Semesters 1 & 2

  • International environment: concepts, economic and political challenges related to international business and relations in their historical, political, social and cultural contexts.
  • Corporate strategy & business ethics: corporate strategic decisionmaking processes in a global context. Introduction to business ethics and new business models.
  • Marketing & negotiation: master commercial and negotiation techniques in an international context.
  • Corporate finance: main techniques of financing, selection of investments, reading and interpretation of financial statements in an international context.
  • Business law: legal, tax and administrative aspects in negotiating international contracts; as well as the conditions for the protection of tangible and intangible property internationally.
  • Supply chain & import export operations: main theories and techniques of production, purchasing and logistics in an international context.
  • Human resources & cross cultural aspects: basic concepts related to human resources, communication skills and personal management.

Elective courses

  • Finance
  • Wine management
  • Operations management
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Luxury & brand management
  • International transportation  & port management

Semester 3

  • Doing business in emerged and emerging markets
  • SAP ERP software
  • Open innovation
  • Creative thinking and making
  • Sustainable entrepreneurship
  • Crisis management
  • Storytelling and video
  • Excellence through « made in »
  • Leadership & management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 14 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • CV
  • Copy of your passport
  • Highest degree certification
  • Certificate of achievement or transcript of your current studies
  • TOEFL >= 550  / IBT >= 90 / TOEIC >= 780 /  IELTS >= 6.5 or equivalent 
    Except for students who have studied in English abroad (at least 2 years)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 EUR per year and a duration of 14 months.
  • EU/EEA

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 EUR per year and a duration of 14 months.

Living costs for Bordeaux

750 - 1,050 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


At KEDGE Business School, we strongly believe that students shouldn’t abandon their Education projects because of funding concerns. That is why we have launched a financial support plan aimed specifically to help international students.4 types of scholarships are available:
  • Early Bird Waiver
  • Distinction scholarship
  • Achievement scholarship
  • Outstanding student trophy

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.