EDHEC Business School
EDHEC Business School has been providing first-class management education for more than 100 years and is consistently ranked amongst the Top 5 French Business Schools. The Double Degree programme at EDHEC starts during your bachelor's programme. In 2016, EDHEC was ranked 15th worldwide in the Financial Times' Masters in Management ranking and was ranked 7th in the sub-category ’Top for Economics’. Furthermore, L'Etudiant-L'Express rated EDHEC second in France for the quality of its relations with businesses. The EDHEC Business School is also ranked #1 in France for education and research in the ranking of Le Point news magazine. Like SBE, it is one of the few business schools worldwide to boast the Triple Crown of academic excellence, with accreditations from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.
Why choose this programme?
- You’ll earn two master's degrees in just 12 months:
- Master of Science degree from EDHEC Business School
- Master of Science degree in International Business from Maastricht University School of Business and Economics
- You’ll gain professional experience through an internship. EDHEC offers you assistance and excellent internship possibilities.
- You’ll experience two different educational styles. EDHEC offers more applied and lecture-based education; students learn how to apply theory to real business cases. SBE offers Problem-Based Learning, which is more theoretical and research-based.
- You’ll have a wider range of courses and specialisations to choose from, with opportunities from both EDHEC and SBE.
- During your study at EDHEC, you can participate in EDHEC's career activities. For example, you could participate in the annual Finance Recruitment Fair with companies like BNP Paribas, Danone and L'Oréal.
- As a Double Degree graduate, you can benefit from the strong SBE and EDHEC alumni networks. According to Le Point News Magazine, 90% of the EDHEC alumni are very satisfied with the school's career services.
- This construction offers you great value for money since you only pay tuition fees at SBE for the duration of this programme.
- SBE students are exempted from the GMAT exam, which is normally required for students who want to participate in one of the master’s programmes at EDHEC.
|Jan - June||Bachelor exchange semester at EDHEC||26-30 ects|
|June - Aug.||Internship||15 ects|
|Sept - Dec||Master of Science at EDHEC||32 ects|
|Jan||Skills training writing a MSc thesis proposal||4 ects|
|Feb - June||Master of Science at SBE||26 ects|
|July- Aug||SBE style thesis||17 ects|
Stage I Exchange period at EDHEC (January – May)
Before the official start of the Double Degree programme, students will first spend the last semester (spring) of their BSc programme at the same EDHEC campus (either Lille or Nice) as they have chosen to spend their Double Degree programme. In order to fulfill their compulsory study abroad requirement, students need to obtain a minimum of 26 ECTS credits. Students can choose to participate in one of the following two programmes during this spring semester.
- Lille Campus
Grande Ecole Master in Management programme, Master level 1, Business Management track (taught in English)
- Nice Campus
Grande Ecole Master in Management programme, Master level 1, Financial Economics track (taught in English)
Stage II Internship (June - August), in or outside of France
After the exchange period, students will take part in a 3-month internship. EDHEC offers the students assistance in finding an excellent internship. Students can use the EDHEC Student Career Centre to find an internship. However, it will be the responsibility of the students themselves to find a suitable work placement which must be approved by EDHEC Student Career Centre. EDHEC has an annual offer of approximately 6000 internships in and outside of France. The internship is a mandatory part of the Double Degree programme and should be related to the students’ field of study. After successful completion of all the SBE Bachelor study requirements students will receive a BSc degree from SBE. Students need to meet all of these requirements before the end of August, otherwise they cannot continue with the Double Degree programme.
Stage III MSc programme at EDHEC (September – December)
After the internship, students will enrol in the first semester (32 ECTS) of one of the English MSc programmes offered at EDHEC, Lille Campus (Business Management related Master programmes) or Nice Campus (financial Economics related Masters programmes). Courses from different MSc programmes cannot be mixed.
Stage IV MSc IB programme at SBE (January - June),
After completion of the MSc semester at EDHEC, students transfer back to Maastricht where they take part in the skills training “Writing an MSc thesis” (4 ECTS) and enrol in courses of the second semester of one of the MSc IB tracks.
Students will have to take four MSc IB courses at SBE (26 ECTS in total) depending on the track of their choice. Students follow the February intake Master programme outline (apart from the Writing a Master thesis proposal skill which they take in period 3). If applicable students choose one elective course from the following list:
Participants in the Double Degree programme are responsible for getting acquainted with, and for abiding by, the rules and regulations of their host university in a timely manner, especially with regard to examination types, schedules and forms of resits, if any. The Education and Examination Regulations (MSc-EER’s) for the Master’s study programmes at the School of Business and Economics of Maastricht University (UM) apply to all Double Degree programmes. You can find the MSc-EER’s on Intranet, under “Regulations, rights and duties”.
After successful completion of all the requirements of both MSc programmes, students will be awarded the degree of Master of Science from EDHEC and the degree of Master of Science in International Business from SBE.
Please note that all SBE Network programmes (including the Double Degree programmes) have a fixed curriculum. It is not possible to switch/waive /cancel any of the courses offered in these fixed programmes. If for some reason you still want to make changes to the curriculum, you will have to submit a well-documented request (including a thorough description of the alternative course) to both SBE and the host university.
Eligibility and admission requirements
Second-year SBE Bachelor students in International Business and in Economics and Business Economics Students who have obtained 60 credits for the first year and who have a first-year average grade of 7.0 (first sit) or higher are eligible to apply for a SBE / EDHEC Double Degree programme. Eligible students participate in the regular Bachelor study abroad selection, organised by the International Relations Office (IRO). The selection procedure for studying abroad within a Double Degree exchange agreement takes place around May of each year; approximately one year before the Bachelor exchange period.
For information about the registration, application and confirmation procedure for the Double Degree programmes (starting with a Bachelor exchange period in January of each year), please refer to the regular selection studying abroad procedure for the study abroad period ‘Spring' (Outgoing Bachelor Students>Information about Studying Abroad in Spring). If you wish to apply for a Double Degree programme, you should simply opt for the Double Degree option at EDHEC Business School (and -if desired- 5 different regular exchange destinations) on the application form. When applying for EDHEC Business School there are two options: Exchange or Double Degree. Make sure to pick the right one(s)!
Only a limited number of places are available. A maximum of 15 students will be offered a place in the SBE / EDHEC Double Degree programme International Business.
Students who are selected for a SBE Double Degree programme will be charged an administrative fee of € 1,000 for participation.
Travel / housing / visa / books and supplies/ course materials fees or computer use fees as well as the cost for (health) insurance for the duration of the stay at the host institution and other personal costs related to the Double Degree programme have to be covered by the students. Moreover, fees can be charged for special labs, materials, field trips and other fees to students enrolled in specific classes.
Tuition fees can vary, depending on for instance your nationality, your place of residence and whether this is your first or second study programme. Students pay tuition fee to SBE for the entire duration of the programme. Exchanges take place without tuition fee transfers. Please keep in mind that once you have signed up for and take part in the Double Degree programme at SBE, you are to remain registered at the SBE for the entire duration of the programme, so even while abroad at the host university. To avoid any misunderstanding we have developed a handy click model that will allow you to find your rate with just a few clicks.
It is your own responsibility to check with DUO whether you are entitled to retain your Dutch study grant, or “studiefinanciering”, while abroad for the Double Degree programme.
After successful completion of all the requirements of both Master programmes, students will be awarded the degree of Master of Science from EDHEC Business School and the degree of Master of Science in International Business from SBE.
Cancellation after confirmation/refund
The administration fee of € 1,000 will not be refunded if a student cancels his or her allocation after confirmation. Only in case of severe personal circumstances, confirmed by the study advisor, the administration fee can be refunded.
Grants / scholarships
Please note that you are not eligible for an Erasmus grant when participating in a programme for which you have to pay a fee beyond the regular tuition fee. This unfortunately implies that when participating this Double Degree programme it is not possible nor allowed to apply for an additional grant.
Additional internship / master exchange
Please note that SBE cannot approve an additional (extra-curricular) master exchange to students enrolled in this Double Degree programme after they have fulfilled the full course programme. An additional internship is only possible with 100% study progress, for more information on internships, please check the requirements at Student Portal .
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