The International School of Management (ISM), is one of the world’s most innovative executive education communities. From IMBA to doctoral degrees, ISM faculty, students, and alumni come together from the four corners of the globe to facilitate knowledge sharing, learning, and networking in ways that produce professional value and life-enhancing results. Based in New York and Paris, with seminar programs hosted in leading emerging markets, the school’s business experience and reputation for academic excellence empower individuals and enhance their ability to succeed in today’s multinational environment.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • Flexibility.
  • Diverse student body.
  • Experienced faculty.



The International School of Management (ISM) established itself in Paris and New York as a pioneer in international executive education in the 1990’s under the leadership of Professor Jack Forget, who led similar executive programs in Paris and San Francisco in the 1980’s and early 1990’s.


ISM's programs are designed for accomplished business executives making progress in their present occupations and for ambitious managers ready to switch their career focus entirely. Our International MBA, DBA and PhD programs are suitable for those who want to engage in part-time or e-learning study while working, or dive into a full-time program as they make the next leap in their career. ISM’s flexible course curriculum allows each individual to design their curriculum and schedule.

All seminars are taught in English and classes are kept small, with usually no more than 25 students, in order to allow greater interaction with our accomplished faculty.


ISM has published four issues of its own journal, The ISM Journal of International Business. Students, faculty and the wider public are invited to make submissions to the journal when a call for papers is announced. Many students have published papers in the journal; some of these started as final research papers for ISM seminars.

The objectives of The ISM Journal of International Business are to establish an effective channel of communication between international business practitioners, policy makers, government agencies, not to mention academic and research institutions.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (2)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Paris - ISM - International School of Management!


Student services

ISM’s students and alumni represent nearly 100 countries from around the globe. One of the School’s advantages is small class size paired with the diversity and global perspectives in the classroom.

The Director of Academic Affairs is your point of contact for all matters related to face-to-face seminars, including seminar attendance, advanced reading materials, assignments, and registration. The Director of Academic Affairs also provides on-site support to students attending seminars in Paris and can be contacted for academic advising concerning seminar selection and your ISM study plan.

Housing services

All candidates are responsible for obtaining their own housing during the time of their program.Our Student Services Coordinator will work with you individually to assist you in your housing search.

Library services

Resources available through ISM’s electronic library:

  • One-on-one assistance from the ISM Librarian
  • Subscriptions to Ebsco’s Business Source Complete, Entrepreneurial Studies Source, and
  • Regional Business News
  • Access to Ebsco’s full-text business e-journals
  • Research and writing resources, including APA formatting guidance
  • Literature searches for academic articles

Student Life

Campus life

Paris is one of the world’s leading business and cultural centers with one of the largest GDPs in the world. ISM’s Paris seminars are offered year round and are held in our space located in a Haussmanian building in the seventh arrondissement, the signature architectural style of Paris.

It includes expansive offices for the academic and administrative staff, large conference rooms, and a beautiful seminar space and student lounge. Our location is ideally situated between the famous Rue de Bac and Saint Germain des Près.

Unique to our Paris location, professors come from all over the world to teach our seminars.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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