THE BACHELOR IN MANAGEMENT, A NATIONAL STATE HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREE
The Bachelor in Management is a French national state degree delivering 180 ECTS
It is a three year full-time/part-time national state degree programme that aims to develop and strengthen the fundamental skills of students and to prepare them for further study in a master's degree programme in France or abroad as well as take general management positions. It also aims to prepare students to work collectively in an international and ever-changing environment.
Conducted in English, the program consists of six semesters with the objective to provide students with a solid foundation in management, finance, accounting, human resource management, and other business-related areas in a real-world setting. During the third year, the program includes a professional internship and an international semester (international mobility either through a full semester in a foreign partner university or through a professional internship in an international organization) and enables students to choose a major.
AN INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR EXCELLENCE
The Bachelor in Management is a resolutely international program operated by two excellent partner institutions: CEFCO Business Education in Switzerland and Grenoble IAE-INP, Université Grenoble Alpes in France.
CEFCO business education
With more than 1100 students per year, CEFCO -, has been a leader in the field of executive business education in Switzerland (Romandy) for 30 years.
GRENOBLE IAE-INP, Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA)
Grenoble IAE-INP, UGA is the Graduate School of Management of the Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA). Its mission is to train and develop both specialized managers and dual-competence managers. To fulfil its mission, Grenoble IAE draws from hands-on practical expertise and world-class management researchers.
AN INTERNATIONAL MULTI-CAMPUS EXPERIENCE
During each of the 3 years of the BIM degree, students can study in 3 different locations, Switzerland (Lausanne CEFCO Campus – semesters 1 to 4),
France (Grenoble IAE-INP, UGA campus – semester 5), and at one of our numerous partner universities campuses (international semester – semester 6).
The international experience is also based on Lausanne and Grenoble multicultural environment and on Grenoble IAE student body ( in the third year 20% of the students are international students coming from more than 25 countries) and international faculty.
VERY FLEXIBLE LEARNING MODALITIES FOR AN « À LA CARTE » LEARNING EXPERIENCE
The learning methods of the program are very flexible and allow students to organize themselves according to their constraints:
- Full face-to-face (campus based): first two years in Switzerland (CEFCO Business Education Campus in Lausanne), 3rd year in France (Grenoble IAE-INP Campus, UGA in Grenoble)
- Hybrid online / face-to-face: 1st year online, 2nd year in Switzerland (Campus of CEFCO Business Education A Lausanne), 3rd year in France (Campus of Grenoble IAE-INP, UGA in Grenoble) OR first 2 years online and 3rd year in France (Campus of Grenoble IAE-INP, UGA in Grenoble)
- Hybrid "Flex online": the "Flex-on line" system allows the student to connect to a platform to access pre-recorded courses allowing him to follow up to 60% of the curriculum by organizing his schedule according to his availability. The remaining 40% can be taken online or face to face.
ACCREDITATIONS, RANKINGS AND RECOGNITION
In addition to the High Council for the Evaluation of Research and Higher Education accreditation (specific to national state higher education degrees), Grenoble IAE's Bachelor in Management degree programme is the only French bachelor in management national state degree to be accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).
EFMD programme accreditation is the most thorough programme accreditation system for business and/or management degrees and courses. It constitutes a benchmark for what is considered an internationally recognised programme and places the program among the best in its class.
Université Grenoble Alpes ranks each year in the Top 100-250 group of the best world universities in all major international rankings and is in the Top 10 of French higher education institutions. Université Grenoble Alpes has maintained its position in the top 150 of the Shanghai 2022 ranking of the world's best universities and in the top 50 in the QS World Ranking for three disciplines.
YOUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE WITH CEFCO BUSINESS EDUCATION AND GRENOBLE IAE-INP, UGA
The Bachelor is the gateway to university Master’s degrees. Enrolling in the program offered by CEFCO in partnership with Grenoble IAE-INP,UGA is a guarantee of quality and the possibility of continuing your development by following Master degree programs.
Focused on economics, administration and management, the Bachelor's degree taught develops skills in different subjects such as Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Economics, Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Law as well as preparation for research (Bachelor thesis).
There are a multitude of excellent reasons to prepare a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Management, and the arguments in favour of this internationally renowned diploma are numerous, for example:
Develop a sense of teamwork: The Bachelor allows you to gain in maturity and confidence, in particular because it involves a lot of group work. Speaking out is essential in class and you must constantly confront your point of view with that of others, discuss it and defend it in order to be finally modified or adopted.
Boost your professional career: The reputation of a Bachelor makes it a very popular title on the market. Acquiring a national state degree allows you to give a new impetus to your career or to access the continuity of your academic training through a Master's program.
Benefit from international training: Openness to the international scene: either through an exchange semester at a partner university, or through courses in English followed by a 12-week internship abroad.
Develop an aptitude for innovation and entrepreneurship: Students will follow specialized seminars and dedicated projects under the responsibility of tutors.
Develop your network of contacts: During the 3 years of the bachelor program, the address book can quickly expand and access to the network of former students can be very valuable.
The Bachelor degree program is delivered over three years structured in two stages.
First stage: Year 1 and 2 – Campus CEFCO Business Education – Lausanne Switzerland
Certificate in Management (Equivalent 120 ECTS credits)
Second stage: Year 3 – Campus Grenoble IAE-INP, UGA -Grenoble France + Partner Institution Campus - Europe
Bachelor in Management – National state degree delivering 180 ECTS
For all of its training courses, CEFCO has obtained the Swiss “EduQua” label, which certifies the quality of its teaching. Among other recognitions, CEFCO is also a member of the “FEDE”, European Federation of Schools and of the “FSEA”, Fédération suisse pour la formation continue.
As a guarantee of professionalism and quality, CEFCO training will allow you to optimize your competitiveness and your employability on the labour market.
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