MSc in Global Business

NB: As of July 24, 2018, the international admissions will no longer be available for non European candidates, due to time requirement for visa process

Key points

A new programme for Montpellier Business School approved by the French educational organisation “Conférence des Grandes écoles”

An astonishing international adventure: three countries, three continents and an international internship.

The Master of Science (MSc) in Global Business (MGB) of Montpellier Business School is an innovative programme with three prestigious AACSB-accredited universities around the world.

You will start your studies at the University of Victoria (Uvic), Canada then  you will continue the programme at Montpellier Business School, France, and finally at the Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Seoul, South Korea, for 3 months in each university and anywhere you want for the 4 to 6-months professional practice.

In a globalised world which is constantly changing, the MSc in Global Business will develop your knowledge, skills and more importantly, your international agility by spending one year in an intensive global business environment, dealing with different cultures and real-world business experience. The Master in Global Business will give you an open mind-set.

The MGB programme offers you an access to a wide network of professors, students and alumni who will help you adapt to new cultures and meet the challenges that come with new experiences, gain confidence and develop a global mind-set you won’t find in the pages of textbooks, business theories or a typical classroom setting.

Key points

A unique and cross-cultural experience in three different countries: 

→ Designed for recent graduates holding a Bachelor's degree in business, commerce, economy or management,

→ Innovative curriculum delivery,

→ A mobile and diverse programme, 

→ First-hand experience,

→ Support through your journey,

→ A global mind-set and skill-set,

→ Language: entirely taught in English,

→ Intake: last week of August,

→ Credits: 90 ECTS

→ Degree: MSc in Global Business from Montpellier Business School, 

→ Tuition Fees: 16 500 €


→ A Bachelor degree or equivalent, in commerce, business, administration or management

→ Good English level:a minimum score of TOEFL 75/120 or TOEIC 670/990 or IELTS 6.0/9,

→ Clear and relevant professional goals

Admission Process

→ You’ll need to fill a completed online application form (which can be saved and completed over time) using the Apply button above,
→ Selected applicants are scheduled for admission interviews (via Videoconference)

Programme outline

The MSc in Global Business is one of Montpellier Business school’s programmes in which you can foster your international professional skills and find a way to stand out from the crowd. It will provide you the specialist tools and techniques to increase your strengths on the international arena.

In addition to business fundamental courses, you can benefit from Chinese or French language courses. Company visits are also organised on each continent during the programme.

During the entire programme, you will meet professional experts and develop solid know-how which will make you ready to tackle all the challenges you will face during your future career with serenity.

Many reasons to choose this programme

→ 3 top international universities and a unique opportunity to spend 3 months in 3 continents,

→ 3 accredited schools

→ An innovative pedagogical method,

→ Differentiate yourself by joining a truly international programme,

→ An excellent employability rate for our Montpellier BS graduates: 70% of students from our programmes are hired before they even graduate,

→ Networking opportunities

PROGRAMME COURSES (1rst and 2nd semester)

This course examines the socio-economic and legal factors that impact on doing business in North America. Topics include the Canadian business context, legal system, human rights and employment legislation, labour practices and taxation issues. In addition, students are exposed to the trade relationship between Canada, the United States and Mexico (NAFTA).

This course is an examination of international financial markets and the financial decision making of multinational firms. Topics include international monetary systems, exchange rate determination, foreign currency derivatives, risk management techniques, and investments, financing and operating in global markets.

This course is an examination of the strategic challenges facing businesses in an international context, with a focus on marketing issues. Topics include the problems associated with controlling and co-ordinating activities in multiple markets, managing in diverse markets, responding to consumer and competitor differences, understanding the impact of different institutional structures, and coping with market consolidation.

This course examines the issues involved in managing global supply chains and logistic flows. Topics are developed around the risks and opportunities of global sourcing. They include designing and implementing global supply chains, foreign manufacturing, inventory management, coping with security concerns, outsourcing, service standards, transportation options and performance evaluation.

This course provides an overview of corporate governance structures, legal and economic systems and environmental sustainability issues in the European Union and beyond. The course will prepare students to apply their knowledge and global perspective to solving business issues and challenges.

An examination of the various dimensions of culture and cross-cultural leadership and management. Topics include how cultural intelligence and global mind-set impact teamwork, conflict management, negotiations, motivation and overall leadership in international settings. The course compares how people from the three regions of the Master in Global Business program modules (e.g. North Americans, Europeans, and Asians) are similar and how they differ along these dimensions. This includes the challenges resulting from these differences and how to resolve them.

This course is an overview of business operations in industries such as steel, food processing, ship building, fishery, petroleum and high tech. In addition, the course examines how firms in these industries deal with threats and opportunities in a global setting as well as in an Asian business context.

This course provides an overview of the process of management consulting; introduces students to consulting methods to help them gain knowledge of consulting and to highlight specific consulting and research skills. To practice the application of these methodologies, student teams will examine an issue or problem being faced by their assigned overseas organizations, and provide them with consulting advice. In addition, this course will ultimately prepare students for the “International Research and Consulting Project”.

This project consists of an individual or group consulting report. Participating students are placed into small teams and under faculty supervision, and maintain a consulting/client relationship with a corporate sponsor. The students examine a problem of current interest to the sponsor and prepare detailed written recommendations.

Students will create their own viable enterprise in the form of a business plan. In groups of 3 or 4, students will be asked to find a concept and formulate a proposal using their learning on creativity and innovation, then to develop a strategy and a marketing campaign using in-the-field studies. Finally they will be asked to handle the financial aspects and pitch the project to potential partner bankers, capital investors and « Business Angels ».

This pedagogical exercise, included in the term of teaching in South Korea, will be based on a real case study focusing on the issues of a company. This study will take place within a local company such as Samsung or LG. Students working in groups have two months to complete this mission. Some examples of issues: « Which market should we choose for this innovation?» « Which price should we sell this product for? », « How can we re-motivate the personnel? »,

Chinese language courses will be offered to French speaking students, and French language classes to the others. This course will be all along the programme.

Students will be asked to write a master’s thesis in order to graduate from this programme. This represents an important component of the MSc learning experience. The objective is to investigate in depth an international business issue and to open doors for contacts and networking.

3rd Semester

4 to 6 months professional practice, internship or job.


Throughout their year of study students will be assigned a career coach and attend seminars that will prepare them in seeking the right career opportunities, how to be successful and learn from industry leaders on CV preparation, interviewing skills and contract negotiation.

Job opportunities

- Director and/or Manager of international Operations
- Director and/or Manager of Transport
- International project manager
- International brand manager
- Supply chain director
- International marketing director
- International Product manager
- International events director
- Purchaser, Purchase Manager, Purchase Director
- Director and/or Manager of international Operations
- International Human resource manager

In addition, the programme will support the participants if they want to start their own company locally and internationally during or after the MSc.

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Georgia Planquette
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