A business school (also known as a business school) is a higher education institution that awards degrees in various sectors such as commerce, management, management or marketing. But what do we learn in management school? What are the differences between Grande Ecole, bachelor’s and BBA programs? Five point answer!
With almost 200,000 students a year, French business schools are always attractive. In addition to the ideas received, what are the specific characteristics of business schools? How do we integrate them? What do we learn… Overview of the features!
Characteristics of a business school
Management schools, also known as business schools, are private higher education institutions that degrees in business related industries such as commerce, management, management or marketing. These diplomas enjoy different levels of recognition, from simple registration with the RNCP, through the visa – bachelor or master degree – to the grade – bachelor or master degree.
Business schools are often structured around a flagship program, the Grande Ecole programand expand their portfolio to include other courses, such as three-year bachelor’s degrees, four-year BBAs (Bachelor of Business Administration), Masters of Science, specialized masters or even MBAs and continuing education programs.
How to integrate a business school?
There are business schools that open immediately after the baccalaureate and others that open after a preparatory class for the Grandes Ecoles (CPGE). Most are accessible through an entrance examination consisting of written and oral tests.
For schools or programs accessible after the baccalaureate, the calendar follows that of Parcoursup, for the others you can consult the competition dates on their site.
You can also join a business school by: parallel shooting either on file or through a special contest.
What are the usual competitions to enter a business school?
After high school to business school
Some institutions offer their own competition, but most have grouped into communal competitions or communal banks.
Competitions to integrate schools or programs in three years (bachelor):
- Bachelor EGC;
- Ecricome single.
Competitions to participate in schools or courses in four (BBA) or five years (PGE – Grande école program):
Business school competition after a preparation
If you’ve decided to go through a prep to enter a business school Grande Ecole program, you’ll also need to go through the competition box. There are two major banks:
- the Common Examination Bank (BCE), which pools the exams of 19 major business schools;
- Ecricome pooling the tests of four schools.
Integrate a business school in parallel recordings
You can also participate in a Grande Ecole program after a bac+2 or 3 thanks to dedicated competitions such as Passerelle 1 and 2, Tremplin 1 and 2 or Ambitions +.
What do you learn in business school?
In the first year of the management school, the courses are technical enough to discover the fundamentals of management such as management, accounting, marketing, finance. The goal is to learn useful concepts in business.
Institutions also think of students who want to be more intellectually stimulated by offering additional options, double degrees and even general culture courses to get closer to preparatory learning.
Business schools are also known for their professionalism. Most of them offer many compulsory or optional internships, gap years or work-studyenough to perfect your professional experience and put the theoretical knowledge learned into practice.
You also have enough time to getting involved in community life which is an experience in itself often valued in ECTS credits. Students who join an association discover teamwork, management, budget management, but also how to win partnerships, manage the communication of an event… So many skills you may need in the world of work.
What does a business school lead to?
With a business school diploma in hand, you can: access different sectors of activity (audit, insurance, banking, trade, finance, industry, IT, etc.). And perform various types of functions (marketing, management, purchasing, sales, finance, etc.). You will also have the opportunity to work in large, medium or small companies, in France or abroad.
The latest CGE integration survey shows that 76.7% of business school graduates in 2020 had a professional activity. The outlook for a two-year salary is very favourable: the average is €36,746 upon leaving school, €37,892 with a little more than one year of seniority and €40,249 a little more than two years after graduating.