International with the Grande Ecole Program
ICD offers you exciting international double degree opportunities and study abroad semesters at more than 80 partner universities located in Asia, Africa, North & South America, Oceania, the Middle East, the Caucasus as well as in Europe.
AN INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION AT THE HEART OF THE PROGRAMME
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FROM THE START OF YEAR 1
At the beginning of year 1, you’ll spend a full semester in Dublin and have the opportunity to choose the Franco-Chinese track as a study option.
This unique international track will equip you with specific expertise in Euro-Asian business. Thanks to our exclusive partnership with Fudan University in Shanghai, we’ll prepare you for exciting transcontinental careers in export, purchasing and distribution. The Franco-Chinese track is designed to enable our students to develop advanced Chinese and English language communication skills. In year 1, you’ll take an intensive Chinese language course, followed by 2 years of full immersion in China in years 3 and 4 of the Grande Ecole Program.
In year 3, boost your international profile
From year 3 onwards, you’ll be able to go abroad for a semester and study on a double degree programme, or choose to follow the highly popular Intercultural Management Semester (SMI).
The study abroad semester at Dublin Business School offers students their first experience of an immersion in a high-quality international academic environment. Thanks to business courses taught in English, opportunities to explore the Irish way of life and the international campus environment at Dublin Business School, you’ll have unparalleled opportunities to discover the Anglo-Saxon culture and benefit from an exceptional cultural experience.
In year 2, you’ll not only benefit from further language courses to develop your intercultural skills, we’ll also offer you courses in geopolitical culture and international economics and law. This will equip you with a better understanding of the complex and fast-changing world we live in today.
- Study abroad: we offer a choice of over 80 partner universities for you to spend one or more semesters studying overseas. By immersing yourself fully in the culture and language of a foreign country, you’ll develop your independence and learn how to see business and marketing through the lens of a different culture.
- Intercultural Management Semester: The Intercultural Management Semester (SMI) offers our 3rd year students an unparalleled cultural, professional and academic experience in North America and Asia. Your itinerary across these two continents combines university lectures and real-world encounters with professionals, allowing you to explore the managerial, marketing and sales practices of American and Asian business organisations.
The majority of your courses will be taught in English to ensure that the international dimension of your learning experience continues throughout year 4. Semester 2 can be spent entirely overseas, either on the SMI (Intercultural Management Semester), or on a study abroad programme at one of our international university partners.
In year 5, you’ll have the opportunity to spend either 1 or 2 semesters abroad studying at one of our international university partners. At this level of study, ICD currently has 5 agreements for double degree programmes.
THE FRANCO-CHINESE TRACK
Created in 2005 in partnership with Fudan University in Shanghai, the ICD Franco-Chinese track will equip you with specific expertise in Euro-Asian business exchanges. By developing advanced Chinese and English language communication skills, you’ll prepare for exciting transcontinental careers in the fields of export, purchasing, distribution and international sales.
THE INTERCULTURAL MANAGEMENT SEMESTER (SMI)
The SMI semester offers students an unparalleled learning experience at the very heart of the international business community. Throughout the semester, you’ll benefit from theoretical input combined with rewarding real-world encounters with French business leaders and entrepreneurs located overseas.