As a popular study-abroad destination, many international students love to live and study in France.
From the famous French cuisines to endless art galleries and museums, and from high-luxe fashion to cultural traditions and sports events, France is a place you should experience at least once in your life.
And if you choose to study specifically in Montpellier, you’ll benefit from an exceptional quality of life. The 7th largest city in France is ideally located 10 km from the sea, a few hours from serene ski resorts and just three hours by train from Paris and Barcelona.
Voted one of the best places to study abroad in the world by N26, “Montpellier is a hugely popular destination for studying abroad…Quality of life is cited as a standout reason; located in southern France, citizens enjoy a Mediterranean climate and close links to the seaside.
“You’ll be content if you’d prefer to stay within academic circles as students make a third of the city’s inhabitants,” N26 notes.
So, if you want to pair this international city experience with a top-tier business education, look no further than Montpellier Business School (MBS).
Founded in 1897 and built upon strong values, MBS offers French and international students the best of the nation’s higher education.
Reflecting the school’s core commitment to ethics, openness and diversity, the Business School was ranked number 1 worldwide in the criterion of ‘Diversity’ for the second year in a row.
“At Montpellier Business School, you will find people from different backgrounds, it has a lot of different diverse cultures. I have seen people from Mexico, Dominican Republic, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh…it’s a great collaboration of different mindsets. You get to know different cultures, that’s the best part,” says Vidya, an MBS Indian student in MSc Digital Management.
Holding three prestigious international accreditations AACSB, AMBA and very recently EQUIS, in recognition of its strong academic quality, Montpellier Business School becomes the 91st triple accredited school among the 14,000 business schools worldwide and joins the very small circle of the one percent of global Business Schools that hold the ‘triple crown’.
As Dean of Montpellier Business School, Bruno Ducasse states, “This new accreditation recognises Montpellier Business School’s unique strategy, which combines a focus on academic quality meeting the highest global standards with the will to defend strong values: social openness and building a more responsible economy and society.
“This is only the beginning; we are entering a new process of continuous improvement which must lead us to continue our progress.”
Understanding that leaving your home country is not always easy, MBS supports all international students coming to study in Montpellier, helping them find accommodation, apply for a French visa and helping them with administrative procedures such as opening a bank account or enrolling for French social security and free French classes on campus.
A complete range of management programmes
MBS offers a complete range of management programmes addressed to future leaders, managers and entrepreneurs.
Bachelor and Master programmes can be taught in French or English and enable students to build their course either by choosing a specialisation according to their field of interest, by spending a semester or a year in one of MBS’ 180+ partner universities in the world, or by working towards a double diploma.
Montpellier Business School also offers five Master of Science programmes, fully taught in English.
There’s the MSc in Finance (four specialisations), the MSc in Marketing (four specialisations), the MSc in Digital Transformation (two specialisations), the MSc in Business Excellence (two specialisations) and the MSc in International Business (one specialisation).
These specialisations enable students to gain expertise in a specific field of interest. For instance, the MSc in Marketing offers a specialisation named French Excellence, Luxury and Fashion and the MSc in Finance has a specialisation in Innovative Finance: Fintech, Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies.
Building students’ professional pathways
Whichever programme you choose, MBS will support you in building your professional career through internships, business cases, seminars, conferences and entrepreneurship opportunities.
Plus, the school ensures that students receive industry-led opportunities and get the chance to participate in various career-building workshops that entail writing cover letters, building networks and preparing for interviews.
“Our Career Centre is composed of a team of recruitment professionals who work full-time on student employability. Our MBS career consultants will support students at every stage of their professional journey, from self-evaluation to the search for internships, or employment. As a result, more than 70 percent of our students are hired before graduation,” notes the school.
Students at MBS also benefit from the school’s partnerships with thousands of companies such as L’Oréal, BNP Paribas, Dell, Sanofi, Volkswagen, all which offer internships or job placements to MBS’ students who can communicate with a minimum level of French.
Ultimately, France offers excellent career opportunities for skilled professionals after graduation and while studying in the bustling student city of Montpellier. It’s the best way to heighten your higher education expectations and global business skills.
So why wait? Find out more about the programmes and experiences offered at Montpellier Business School today.