The Masters of Business Administration program at ISM is a full-time, one year program based in Paris with a mandatory three week course of study in New York City. The program provides an intensive learning environment where young and dynamic professionals are grounded in the vital discipline of business management.
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to develop tomorrow’s business leaders. It aims to educate young professionals with limited work experience for managerial leadership in profit and non-profit organizations. The program ensures that candidates develop an understanding of the various functional fields and processes that are required to successfully operate modern business enterprises.
ISM is committed to promoting academic excellence, creating innovative MBA curricula, and fostering an active learning environment for all MBA candidates. Small class sizes, a low student/faculty ratio, a diverse student body, and a dedicated program staff ensure that individual needs are met throughout the program.
Program Length: 12 to 18 months
Program Intakes: January, April and October
Program Location: Paris and two weeks of study in New York City
Completion of a minimum of 31.5 credits of coursework.
Completion of Professional Assessment Evaluation Case Studies I & II
Completion of a Master's Thesis
Our MBA program emphasizes the quantitative and behavioral tools of business analysis and the strategic decision-making required of tomorrow's dynamic manager. Our MBA program has three specializations including generalist, entrepreneurship and innovation, and finance.
The program takes place in Paris with a mandatory two week study in New York.
It capitalizes on ISM’s Paris location, providing students with the opportunity to network with faculty and one another, sharing their experience and knowledge. Each seminar in Paris is taught over a three day period.
Seminars are held at ISM’s main seminar space situated in Paris’ elegant 7th arrondissement. All MBA candidates must also attend a three-week intensive course of study in New York at St. John’s University. The New York program is only for ISM students and is taught by St. John’s University faculty.
The final requirement of the MBA program involves researching and writing a Master's Thesis under the guidance of the Dean of the MBA Program. The chosen topic must be original and pertinent to current international business theory and the student’s current or future professional responsibilities. The purpose is to demonstrate the student’s understanding of how conceptual knowledge or academic theory applies in specific contexts.
ISM has been fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Program (ACBSP) since 2006.The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Program is the leading U.S. accreditation body for business schools and programs whose aim is teaching excellence.
International Student Requirements:
The ISM community is made up of student and alumni from 99 different countries. There are no additional requirements for international applicants.