Students can join the MSc in Industrial Management in Year 1 or Year 2, depending on their current level of higher education, and a work-study track can be chosen for all of, or a part of, their programme.
More than 70% of the programme’s lecturers are professionals, with varied profiles… industry experts, specialist consultants, industry managers etc. They teach through seminars, with a maximum of student participation through role-playing and case studies, so that course subjects are explored from a real-life angle and in the most professional way possible.
Teaching is interspersed with inspiring and stimulating exchanges with industry professionals and organisations such as the DGSI (General Directorate for Internal Security), DGSE (General Directorate for External Security), Vinci Energies, Celencia, Mi-GSO project management consultancy, Bluecoders specialist recruitment agency etc. In addition, there are site visits to places such as Echangeur by BNP Paribas, Fablab Techshop Leroy Merlin, Incubator Village by CA etc.Year 1
This year focuses on acquiring management fundamentals and mastering company strategy.
Teaching is primarily through seminars given by industry professionals, with courses being based on many real-life case studies. You will constantly have to deal with authentic situations faced by companies such as responsiveness, decision-making, dealing with pressure, communication, team spirit, managing the work load etc.
In order to create a group spirit and bring students together, Year 1 kicks off with a ‘commando-style’ team building exercise. The objective is to create a bond between students of the same year, encourage mutual support as well as developing trust… all of which are essential values to guarantee the success of your studies.
You have the choice of studying in French or in English.
At the end of Year 1, you will carry out a 4-month or 5-month company-based internship, in France or abroad. This operational internship will enable you to put theory into practice, and help you in finalising your choice of specialisation.
You have the possibility of opting for a work-study track in Year 1. In order to select this track, you will have to negotiate a one-year or two-year employment contract (contrat de professionnalisation) or a work-study internship agreement (une convention de stage alterné) with a company.Year 2
Year 2 starts in January to enable final-years students on either the Master in Management Grande Ecole programme or those studying at the engineering school to join the MSc in Industrial Management. The programme is full-time with lessons from January to June on the EIGSI General Engineering School campus in La Rochelle. Year 2 ends with an internship of a minimum of 24 weeks.
In addition to the programme’s core courses, students follow specialisation courses to complement their initial higher education:
- Industrial Management courses for students from a commercial or general management background
- Marketing and Negotiation courses for students from a scientific or industrial background
During the programme, you will participate in two seminars to train you for the following international management certifications:
- International Project Management Association – IPMA (indicating your level of competence in project management)
- PRoject IN Controlled Environments – PRINCE 2 (‘Foundation’ level)
Following these seminars, the School becomes an examination centre for students who wish to take these official certification exams. These internationally-recognised certifications are a guarantee of both a high level of competency and proven responsibility, for companies that recruit certified executives.
You will undertake an internship of a minimum of 24 weeks, in France or abroad. For students on a classic track, this internship starts in June and for those on a work-study track, it starts in February. You will be required to draft a business report on a specific theme related to the responsibilities you held during this internship. You will then have to defend this report before an examination panel.
You have the possibility of opting for a work-study track in Year 2. In order to select this track, you will have to negotiate an employment contract (contrat de professionnalisation) or a work-study internship agreement (une convention de stage alterné) with a company.
7 weeks school-based, followed by 5 periods of 2 weeks company-based/2 weeks school-based, finishing with 14 weeks of professional project.
The MSc in Industrial Management has been developed to prepare you for the demands of the corporate world. It is based on group interaction, and throughout the programme students participate in role plays and group projects. This is further accentuated by the fact that each year, the student body is made up of students from a variety of academic backgrounds.
This project enables students, from diverse backgrounds, to put their knowledge into practice by responding to a call for tender.
You have the possibility of carrying out a social, humanitarian or civic voluntary project in an NGO or an association, either in France or abroad. This project, known as Humacité©, 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 you will have the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience through company-based internships, in France or abroad. By the end of your studies, your CV will boast a minimum of 10 months’ company-based work experience.
This work experience can be through:
- an employment contract (contrat de professionnalisation) with a company, whereby the company pays your study fees
- an internship agreement (une convention de stage) with a company for which you also have the possibility of opting for a work-study track
- a permanent employment contract (CDI), a temporary employment contract (CDD), a VIE volunteering contract, an employment contract in your host country (contrat local) etc.
You have the possibility of opting for a work-study track throughout the programme. In order to select this track, you will have to negotiate a one-year or two-year employment contract (contrat de professionnalisation) or a work-study internship agreement (une convention de stage alterné) with a company.
Support, guidance and mentoring
Throughout your studies, you will benefit from personalised support and guidance.
In tandem to this, the School offers workshops structured around personal development (self-awareness and self-assertion), communication tools (such as CVs and cover letters), understanding the job market, learning about different careers and developing your professional network.
In addition, you will have a personal mentor who will be on hand to help you in your choice of internships and the development of your professional project.
At the end of their studies, graduates from the MSc in Industrial Management take up senior positions of responsibility, principally in these 4 business sectors:
ENGINEERING, PROJECT MANAGEMENT
- Market Research Project Manager,
- Business Development Manager
- R&D Project Manager
- Commercial Engineer
- Area Manager
- Logistics Application Manager
- Industrial Management Controller
- Regional Manager
- Profit Centre Manager
- Sales Director
- Commercial Engineer
- Sales Manager
- Customer Service Manager
- Market Manager
- Export Manager
- Head of Research
- Marketing Research Project Manager
- Development Manager
- Marketing Engineer
- Product Manager
- Futures Analyst
Fees for academic year 2017-2018
European students* Non-European students* MSc in Industrial Management (2 years) € 21900 € 25000 Year 2 €12350€ € 14500
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.
One of the following written tests
Tage-Mage (Test of Management and Administration Aptitude), CAT, GRE (Gratrackduate Record Examination), GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test), PAT (Pass-world Test) or équivalent 1 to 3 hrs
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.
HEAD OF MSc in Industrial Management Florent Guyot
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