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What are your career plans? Make the most of 2 years of studies by gaining not just one Master degree, but two. The CBS offers a Master Double Degree Program in cooperation with the renowned EDC Paris Business School, which is fully taught in English. After having completed the first semester in Cologne, you will study abroad in Paris for the second and third semester of studies. Over the summer, you will complete a mandatory internship of at least 8 weeks. The fourth semester is reserved for the research and writing of your Master Thesis, which can be taken in Paris or Cologne, or as part of an additional semester abroad. Your Master thesis will be completed under supervision of CBS, with an EDC professor serving as a second supervisor.
After successful completion of all assessments you will be able to gain a Master of Arts in International Business at CBS as well as a French Master degree (Diplôme) from EDC Paris within 4 semesters.
EDC Paris Business School was founded in 1950 and is located in the modernist La Défense district, which is the financial and business hub of France. EDC is one of the prestigious “Grandes Écoles” that are known for their small student numbers due to a very restricted selection process. If you are interested in Luxury Marketing, EDC is one of the leading Business School for you. The EDC Alumni Network gives you fantastic opportunities to find new contacts for study-related internships or as first steps into your future career in different business fields.
Paris is the educational, economic, political as well as cultural heart of France. Possibilities are endless! Anybody who wants to make their way in this metropolis of 2 million inhabitants, with a population of 12 million including all suburbs, must show a lot of self-initiative. The university supports its students with many different services like language courses, or advice for housing. But they don´t offer a full service. However, if you wish to complete 2 degrees within 2 years, you won´t back away from a few challenges – n´est-ce pas? By the way: If you plan to work with a French company in the future, it is highly recommendable for you to brush up your French language skills during your studies and graduate as one of the top students of your year.
You have successfully completed a Business-/ Management related undergraduate study program and have high English language skills. In order to be eligible to take the Double Degree Master with EDC Paris, you need to enroll into the MA in International Business, the MA in International Business with Strategic Management and Consulting or the MA in International Business with Marketing Management. CBS opens 4 scholarships per year for this Double Degree. A committee selects candidates on the basis of their academic performance and motivation. The strongest candidates receive an Erasmus+ scholarship, which includes a tuition fee waiver as well as a monthly scholarship that will cover parts of your living expenses.
During your first semester of your Master Program a decision is taken on whether you will be able to take up the Double Degree. Therefore, it is important that you plan your studies carefully from the very start of the program. Our study advisors will guide you through the different steps in order to ensure that your studies in Cologne and Paris will be a success. Do not hesitate to ask for a meeting with our study advisors or attend one of our information sessions.