1 ISA Master's Degrees in Business & Accounting Degree Title MSc International Business University IÉSEG School of Management University Overview IÉSEG is one of Europeʹs top Business Schools, having been ranked 6th in in France for 2012 by leading student magazine, LʹEtudiant, and 24th in the world in the Financial Times 2013 ranking of the best Masterʹs in Management. As a French Grande École and member of the Conférence des Grandes Écoles, IÉSEG is classified among the most prestigious higher education institutions in the country. It is also awarded with two of the most esteemed international business accreditations in the world, AASCB and EQUIS. Established in 1964 in Lille, the school has a second campus in Paris at La Défense, Europe s biggest business hub. The school has a total of 3380 students on both campuses. In the Master s program IÉSEG has 8 fields of specialization: Marketing, Finance, Human Resources Management, Management of Information Systems, Operations Management, Audit Control, International Negotiation and General Management. The diploma approved by the French Ministry of Education has also been awarded the grade de Master (Master s degree). IÉSEG collaborates closely with the largest institute for basic research in Europe, the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). It was recently recognized as the No 2 Business School in France for research (EducPro / L Etudiant, 2012). More than 84% of IÉSEG s faculty is international, and the school has a network of more than 200 partner universities in more than 51 countries. IÉSEG is a member of Conférence des Grandes Écoles, EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development), AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and CLADEA (Consejo Latino Americano de Escuelas de Administración). Program Information The MSc in International Business provides the skills and mind set required for success in international business within a compact time frame. IESEG professors draw on a sound understanding of world cultures and business practices to give students the fundamental skills necessary to manage corporations in any international context. The MIB offers an opportunity for students with different educational backgrounds and professional experiences to learn together about management and the challenges of international business. Course Outline Core Courses Course Title ECTS Semester One International Economics 3 International Human Resources Management 4
2 Intercultural Management 4 International Marketing 4 Global Finance 4 Research Methods for Business 3 European Relations Management 2 Semester Two International Business Strategy 4 Skills Ethics and Behavior 1 Skills and Behavior 2 Business Game 3 Intensives Course Title ECTS Operations in Complex Industries 2 Project Management 2 Management Consulting 2 Principles of Accounting and Management 2 Control Electives (semester 2 only) 9 electives to be chosen among the Master Grande Ecole courses (2 recommended courses are open to MIB only: Authentic Leadership + Negotiation for International Managers) Next Steps For students interested in receiving their MSc in Accounting from the IÉSEG School of Management through the ISA program, please submit your application here. Course Descriptions Core courses (10) Semester 1: International Economics At the end of the course, students should be able to analyse the determinants and consequences of the international integration of markets; understanding the challenges and risks of international trade and investments. Our students will apply these analytical tools to a country/firm case study. International Human Resources Management At the end of the course, students should be able to understand the common objectives and complementary functions between the use of HRM tools and the structural choices of organisations, with a particular emphasis on the management of expatriates; comprehend the aim and the complexity of the HRM tools; properly use the main methodologies related to every HR operational systems. Intercultural Management At the end of the course, students should be able to understand the complexity of management of cultural diversity within the national and global context; understand differing managerial styles and approaches to
3 management of cultural diversity; understand the socio cultural dimensions of cultural diversity; understand cross cultural management communications related issues; gain sound perspectives on competent practice in management of cultural diversity. International Marketing At the end of the course, the student should be able to understand the way in which marketing communications forms an important part of the general business process in a global context; understand its connection with other disciplines such as operations, human resources and sales; develop an effective planning approach to international marketing communications; apply a range of communications tactics. Global Finance At the end of the course, the student should be able to understand the following concepts related to international finance: the international monetary system, the importance of multinational transactions, FOREX and Euro markets. Research Methods for Business At the end of the course, the student should be able to select, calculate, and interpret indicators that best summarise a cross section of data; select, construct, and interpret graphical representations that best represent a cross section of data; quantify relationships among (discrete) variables; understand and perform hypothesis testing; interpret estimation results and make predictions; use statistics to test the reliability of results; understand the results of statistical analyses carried out in academic papers. European Relations Management At the end of the course, the student should be able to understand the EU decision making process and the skills needed for effective negotiations in the EU. MIB Intensives (compulsory semester 1 only) Operations in Complex Industries At the end of the course, the student should be able to master the topics related to design, planning and control of complex industries in manufacturing and service operations; understand the operations contribution to the development and implementation of a successful business strategy; describe industries that exhibit a complex operations structure; analyse a complexity approach regarding the operational and informational aspects; demonstrate knowledge of technologies which are used in complex operations; identify emerging organisational structures corresponding to complex operations; define key business processes in complex industries and establish their performance objectives; understand the impact of demand and process variability. Project Management At the end of the course, the student should be able to understand the major approaches and related methodologies of project group s organizational design; build inter functional teams is one of the most peculiar aspects of the project. In this part the student will analyze the principles and the objectives of the project management. The first step is the work breakdown structure (WBS), a technique to understand the activities enclosed in a project. This desegregation of the job permits to evaluate the complexity of the project and helps the definition of the hierarchical structure of the projects (WBO). The introduction of the Milestones of the projects is a way to introduce the concept of the projects checkpoints. Finally, the time required (Gantt) and the resources evaluation (Project s budget) complete the planning of a project; organize project team, considering the individual e social implication of the team working. The aim of this section is to introduce the leadership process, the empowerment, the communication, the integration procedures and the relations between the members of a group.
4 Managing Consultancy At the end of the course, the student should be able to understand the consultancy process and human factors as key elements and recognise their linkages; understand consultancy structures, their evolution and challenges; apply knowledge gathered in strategy and operational modules to specific cases; able to gather data from various trustworthy sources; apply analytical capabilities to critically appraise cases. Principles of Accounting and Management Control At the end of the course, the student should be able to evaluate the use of accounting information for both external and internal decision making; understand financial statements to assess overall business performance, financial solidity and profitability; construct and interpret management accounting information for decision making, planning and control. Semester 2: International Business Strategy At the end of the course, the student should be able to show they know main strategy theories, and are able to apply them to organisations that operate in increasingly global markets; show they know management processes in international business; identify and discuss challenges and opportunities that globalisation of markets poses to companies, using case examples; identify and discuss the relevance of corporate social responsibility for companies that operate in international markets, using case examples. Skills, Ethics and Behavior Ethics: At the end of the course, the student should be able to identify potential ethical issues in various levels of business decisions; determine stakeholders and the relative ethical impact of decision making on each stakeholder; create a model to assist in ethical decision making; see the importance of cultural differences on ethical decision making in a global business environment with particular reference to how these cultural issues could affect the carrying on of business in these countries; determine appropriate courses of action and methods to improve ethical decision making; understand the importance and value added consequences of acting ethically. Skills and Behavior At the end of the course, the student should be able to manage and develop themselves; be aware of communication difficulties in a multicultural context; give and receive feedback in an open and frank manner; work more efficiently collaboratively in a multi cultural context; become focused on results, quality and performance, as well as on people issues. Business Game At the end of the course, the student should be able to understand how to design and implement a strategy for different kinds of markets; improve their capability to interpret and forecast market situations and financial results and translate them into goal oriented decisions; learn to recognize the interactions among the various companies and external stakeholders in a complex and interrelated environment. Course Disclaimer: Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change. Guidelines for the Internship (or Work Experience) Report Task 1: Length of the report: 50 pages minimum + appendix
5 Font: 12; interline: 1,5 Deadline: 3 years from the first day enrolled in the program Structure: Executive summary Company and context Objectives of your position/mission Description of your outputs. Example: market analysis, project management, problem solved, etc. Self assessment and learning from the experience in terms of technical, managerial and relational competences. Final considerations Optional: appendix Task 2: PowerPoint presentation of the report in 15 pages maximum. For a full description of the MSc in International Business Final Thesis and Consulting Project, please contact your ISA Site Specialist.
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