grande ecole program – 4th and 5th year

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WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES OF THE 2nd cycle of the Grande Ecole program?

The 4th and 5th years of the Grande École Program are designed to stimulate and grew the students’ curiosity and contribute to a solid understanding of the challenges and rewards of doing business in a global environment.

The 2nd cycle of the PGE or “Master cycle” has the following four objectives:

  • mastery of business skills and know-how in France and abroad,
  • affirmation of behavioral skills (“soft skills”) and know-how unique to each student,
  • confirmation of the acquisition of these different skills through professional experience at the end of studies,
  • affirmation of business expertise by creating new knowledge via the end-of-study dissertation.

4th and 5th year program

4th year :

  • 1 semester at l’ESCE Paris or Lyon AND 2 semester in an international University
  • OR 1st et 2nd semester in an International University with Double-Degree
  • OR apprenticeship

5th year :

  • 1st semester at ESCE Paris or Lyon AND 2nd semester internship (France or abroad)
  • OR 1st et 2nd semesters Double-Degree with our partner-schools in the group
  • OR apprenticeship

12 specializations in the master’s cycle

The Grande Ecole Program of ESCE, business school in Paris and business school in Lyon, offers 12 specializations in Master, apprenticeship or classic, some of which are entirely taught in English, all oriented towards international employability.​
The emphasis is on knowledge of international business, behavioral skills and business skills and, of course, languages.

3 specializations in International Business

3 specializations in finance

2 specializations in Management & Entrepreneurship

4 specializations in marketing & business development

contact us

Nadjet Mennequin, Head of Grande Ecole Program Admissions Post BAC

For all international applications, contact:


Updated 25 September 2023