Franco-German program

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a trilingual route between two European capitals (Paris & Berlin)

Trilingual course :

french / german / english

3 Diplomas :

Master HWR Berlin

A unique student experience:

on our Paris – La Défense campus and on the HWR campus (Schöneberg Campus)

The Franco-German program

Study international business in two European capitals and earn two MASTER degrees from ESCE International Business School and HWR Berlin

ESCE’s Franco-German program, in partnership with HWR Berlin (Deutsch-Französischer Studiengang (DFS) | HWR Berlin ( and the Franco-German University ( training in International Business. It provides in-depth conceptual and operational knowledge of import-export, international trade techniques and practices, economics, etc., and develops expertise on the place of France, Germany and Franco-German trade in Europe and the world.

Students in the Franco-German program are operational experts in international business, with a perfect command of French, German and English . During their studies, they experience French and German academic and professional cultures on a daily basis. The international context of ESCE studies also encourages the acquisition of the cultural, managerial and operational skills inherent in international business activities that integrate or rely on other cultures or working methods.

MASTER from HWR Berlin

MASTER from ESCE International Business School

Franco-German University curriculum certificate


With more than twenty years of experience, the Franco-German program at ESCE and HWR is a trilingual program (French/German/English) in small groups (maximum 26 students) that offers a unique student experience:

  • Take advantage of the academic excellence of two accredited establishments and benefit from innovative and varied teaching methods (International Mission, Negotiation Champions League…).
  • Professionalize your career: 6-month internship in a German-speaking country in 3rd year, and the possibility of an international internship of your choice in 5th year.
  • Choose from all the specializations offered by ESCE and HWR (controlling, finance, marketing, supply chain, etc.)
  • Experience the culture of the partner country on a daily basis (Stammtische; bi-national courses from year 2…)
  • Individualize your career path (free choice of specialization, 6-month internship in 5th year OR academic semester in Berlin)

International mobility

At least 3 semesters of study in Berlin, up to 12 months of internship abroad

Teaching environment on a human scale

Small groups of up to 26 students


UFA mobility aid, Erasmus+ grant, for study and internship semesters abroad

our program

The program takes place over five years, between the two capitals.

Years 1 and 2 take place on one of our campuses, depending on the student’s choice. Classes are taught in French, English and German.

At the end of the 3rd year, students must submit a Bachelorarbeit written in German.

The Master’s thesis and final dissertation (depending on the student’s choice) are written and defended in English.

1st year :

Acquire the fundamentals

The 1st year provides students with fundamental knowledge of international business (management, law, economics, finance, marketing, geopolitics, etc.). Depending on the course chosen by the student, he or she can, from the end of the first year :

  • Professionalize your teaching through an internship.
  • Summer school at HWR Berlin.
  • Do a summer school in another geographical area.

2nd year :

Mastering the binational dimension

The 2nd year brings together French and German students in a small group of up to 26 students. All will deepen their import-export knowledge through innovative and dynamic teaching methods: Mission Internationale, Negotiation Champion League, Franco-German Management, Doing Business In …

This year is also an opportunity for French students to prepare for and take the WIDAF exam to validate written and oral skills in the German language WiDaF® Written & Oral Comprehension (

3rd year :

become more professional

  • 1st semester: professionalization semester with six-month internship in a German-speaking country.
  • 2nd semester: academic semester with a final semester of study at HWR Berlin before obtaining the BACHELOR in International Management / International Management.

Grades 4 and 5 :


The 4th year is a year of specialization, with a choice of all the specializations and options offered by HWR Berlin.

The 5th year is a year of expertise:

  • The 1st semester is a semester of study at ESCE Paris
  • The 2nd semester can be chosen by the student :
  • A semester of professionalization, with a six-month internship in the country of the student’s choice (including non-German-speaking countries) and the writing of a Master’s thesis in English at ESCE, evaluated by a jury of professors from both institutions.
  • An academic semester at the HWR in Berlin, with a final thesis written in English.

Franco-German program – Download the brochure

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Our alumni network

Students in the Franco-German program are present all over the world. They work in various fields (marketing, supply chain, controlling, finance, CSR, etc.) on different continents.

Any questions?


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Carolina Pessoa

Mobility / administrative manager

Updated 5 April 2024