The Bachelor Business programme provides students with a solid foundation in business, enabling them to discover the fundamentals of management (marketing, accounting and finance, human resources and business strategy). In addition, the programme can be personalised to reflect the goals and project of each of our students. They confidently develop their professional project, thereby guaranteeing their future employability.
Bachelor Business – La Rochelle Business School’s 3-year post-High School programme
The Bachelor Business is a 3-year general business management programme, open to students who have graduated from High School or international equivalent. Admissions is via a selective entrance test. The course is a Bachelor degree covering the fields of business, sales and marketing management and aims to prepare students for the business world in both France and abroad. It acts as a springboard for further studies (e.g. Master in Management programme, MBA or MSc) or, thanks to the various internships undertaken, students may opt to go straight into the job market (100% employment rate).
The Bachelor Business programme offers you, the student, the possibility of personalising your studies to reflect your professional project and future goals.Year 1
In Year 1, the focus is on acquiring management fundamentals (sales techniques, accounting, introduction to marketing, consumer behaviour, economics, oral communication, general knowledge, languages etc.).
Within the supportive framework of the Business School, you will progress on both an academic and personal level. You will get involved in the various student clubs and societies. You will have a first-hand experience in customer relations within a company.
You can also opt to carry out a voluntary project (known as Humacité©) of a social, humanitarian and civic nature within an NGO or an association.Year 2
In Year 2, you can choose one of five possible pathways:
- Course details: you will strengthen your knowledge of the fundamentals and carry out a 5-month internship to develop your business and/or financial skills.
Association Entrepreneurship Track
- Course details: you will get involved in one of the School’s associations by taking on a role of responsibility such as President, Treasurer, Head of Communications etc. In addition to your core courses, you will attend managerial lectures and seminars to train you for your role. This track is preparation for the Entrepreneurship specialisation in Year 3.
Work-StudyTrack on the Angoulême campus
- Course details:
- This track is available from Year 2 only on the Angoulême campus
- Year 2: 2 days at School / 3 days in a company
- Year 3: 1 week at School / 3 weeks in a company
- Different employment or apprenticeship contracts (Contrat de professionnalisation or Contrat d’apprentissage) or internship agreements
Financial independence: students can benefit from both a monthly salary and their tuition fees being covered by the company.
- Course details: Internships are carried out abroad and there is the opportunity of academic expatriation in Year 2 and/or Year 3
- Possibility of 2 successive expatriations in our partner universities
- New for 2017-2018: Double Degree with the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR)
- This track is preparation for the International Business specialisation in Year 3
Double Degree Track
- 2 possible choices depending on your professional project:
In Year 3, the focus is on selecting a specialisation and understanding company strategy.
In the first semester, you will hone your job-specific skills to provide you with the necessary competencies for your professional project. The year finishes with a company-based internship.
5 specialisations in La Rochelle and 3 specialisations in Angoulême
Classic Work-Study Language La Rochelle Angoulême Paris Nantes Marseille Banque assurances web 2.0 x x FR x Entrepreneuriat x FR x International Business x EN x Management commercial x x FR x Marketing relationnel x x FR x Gestionnaire d’affaires immobilières x FR x x x Management et Ressources Humaines x x FR x Webmarketing x x FR x Vins et spiritueux x x FR x
In Year 3, you also have the option to study at the ESPI School of Real Estate Professions to obtain a double degree in real estate management. Admissions is via a selective entrance test.
Students choosing the Entrepreneurship specialisation have the possibility of studying for a double degree with the University of La Rochelle to obtain a university D2E qualification (Student Entrepreneur).
The Bachelor Business programme offers you a wealth of experiences, that are both intense and in harmony with your professional project... experiences that embody the core values of Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle.
During your studies, you can undertake a social, humanitarian or civic voluntary project in an NGO or an association, either in France or abroad. This is one of the unique features of Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle, which is committed to educating students to become future managers who are both responsible and conscious of the importance of their role in society.
Each year of study includes professional experience (company-based internships), carried out in France or abroad.
By the end of your studies, you will have completed a minimum of 13 months’ company-based experience (24 months for those on the work-study track).
Your end-of-studies internship (4-6 months) may be considered as a pre-employment internship.
Your Bachelor Business degree can be carried out via the work-study track.
This track is available from Year 2 on the Angoulême campus and from Year 3 in La Rochelle.
If you choose this option, you will need to secure an employment, apprenticeship or internship contract (such as a ‘contrat de professionnalisation’ or ‘contrat d’apprentissage’) with a company.
- Year 2: 2 days at School / 3 days in a company
- Year 3: 1 week at School / 3 weeks in a company
Depending upon the type of contract you have, the company might cover your tuition fees.
Please note: only certain specialisations offer the possibility of a work-study format.
In Year 1, all students must carry out a Humacité© project or an internship which can be undertaken abroad.
In Year 2, you can choose to join the International Track.
In Year 2 or Year 3, you have the option of academic expatriation in one of our partner universities.
In Year 3, you can choose the ‘International Business’ specialisation.
Les étudiants attirés par l’entrepreneuriat peuvent s’engager en 2ème année dans le parcours entrepreneuriat associatif puis suivre une spécialisation en entrepreneuriat en 3ème année et préparer le diplôme universitaire D2E (Etudiant Entrepreneur) avec l’Université de La Rochelle.
Students interested in entrepreneurship can choose to join the Entrepreneurship Association Track in Year 2. Then in Year 3, they can choose the Entrepreneurship specialisation and study for a D2E entrepreneurship qualification with the University of La Rochelle.
For the Bachelor Business programme, being part of an association is compulsory as it enables you to develop your managerial skills. This forms one of the programme’s modules and is evaluated at the end of the year. There is a choice of some 40 associations at Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle that will put your skills to the test… all within a secure and professional framework.
Support, guidance and mentoring
Throughout your studies, you will benefit from personalised support and guidance. The School offers workshops structured around personal development, communication tools (such as CVs and cover letters), understanding the job market, learning about different careers and developing your professional network.
In addition to this, you will have a personal tutor who is there to help you with your choice of internship, study path and professional orientation.
Furthermore, the School offers a system of mentoring, provided by students in Year 3 who are on hand to help you academically, if need be.
Graduates from the Bachelor Business programme can choose from a multitude of careers in operational management, primarily in sales, business and marketing… both in France and internationally.
Examples of jobs chosen by our graduates:
- Customer Relations Manager
- Sales Manager
- Head of Communications and Webmarketing
- Sales Engineer
- Head of Business Development
- Manager of an SMB
- Head of Recruitment
- Digital Marketing Assistant
Length of time required to secure a job
100% of our graduates find a job within 6 months of graduating with 16% securing employment before the end of their studies
€ 26k average salary within 3 years of graduating
Fees for 2017-2018 academic year
European students* Non-European students* Year 1 6990€ 8350€ Year 2 7290€ 8750€ Year 3 7290€ 8750€
These figures are provided as a guide and are subject to change every year.
*28 member states of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
Financing your studies
The following table outlines the admissions procedure for candidates who hold (or are currently studying for) a non-French degree.
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 What happens? Online application Admissions interviews via Skype
- Admissions test results are released
- Deposit to be paid
Administrative assistance Proof of academic level required How? Submission of application documents With a personal interview and language oral test
- Results sent by email
- Payment to be made online
Assistance with visa application procedure and accommodation Provide proof of qualifications and language level
An admissions fee of € 50.00 is required (to be paid by bank transfer or credit card)
LIST OF SUPPORTIVE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED (TO BE SENT BY EMAIL)
- motivation letter
- academic reference letter
- proof of current academic level (exam certificate/s or letter from current academic establishment etc.)
DETAILS OF ADMISSIONS TESTS
Personal interview (in French or English depending upon the chosen track) Personal interviews are conducted by a panel made up of a member of staff from Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle and a working professional 25 mins.
UPCOMING ADMISSIONS DEADLINES
Throughout the academic year, admissions tests are organised every Tuesday, by Skype. The following table details the next deadlines and associated interview dates.
*The exact dates and times will be sent via email a few days beforehand.
ADMISSIONS TEST RESULTS
Candidates will receive notification of their admission or non-admission, by e-mail, within 6 days following their interview.
If you are admitted, you must:
- pay a € 3000.00 deposit by the specified deadline (this amount will be deducted from your annual tuition fees)
CONFIRMATION OF ENROLMENT
You will receive confirmation of pre-enrolment as well as confirmation of accommodation which are necessary for your student visa application.
CONDITIONS OF ACCEPTANCE
To confirm your final acceptance, you must provide proof of your current qualifications and language ability (before 30th June 2018):
English-Track et French-Track Programmes B2*
* Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Proof of language ability is NOT required if…
- you come from a country where the official language is the same as that of your chosen track
- you hold a qualification issued in a French-speaking country and are applying for a French track
- you hold a qualification issued in an English-speaking country and are applying for an English track
Please note that only official certificates will be accepted.