Grande Ecole Program 1st year - Istec
istec exam
2 days at school / 3 days at the company
Start of the school year
September 2023 or delayed start of the school year in January 2024
Bac+3 recognized by the State, RNCP level 6

1st year Grande Ecole Program: Discovering

The first year of the Grande Ecole program allows students to acquire fundamental knowledge in marketing, communication and sales, to discover the business world and to initiate their reflection on their personal and professional project. This year can be done either as an initial course or as a work-study program, depending on the student’s wishes.


Work-study program

Prepare for your future by choosing a work-study program from the first year to acquire solid professional experience in the Grande Ecole program. The rhythm is 2 days of training on campus and 3 days in a company under a professionalization contract, alternating internship, fixed-term contract or permanent part-time contract.

Academic areas

Communication, Marketing and Sales
Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Finance, HR and Law
English Test
Business English
LV2 : Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese
Voltaire Project


Association projects
Associative activities
Corporate immersion seminar
Professional behaviour
Oral expression
Mission report
Sector studies


Association projects
Productive attitudes
Seminar openings
Istec “#BeMyself” Seminar
Seminar “Chess & Math!”

"During my first days at the school, after having attended an integration seminar, I had the confirmation that I had made the right choice of school. When we returned to the school, we were lucky enough to have several people to advise us during our studies. I also joined istec thanks to its work-study program. I wanted to do a work-study program so that I could benefit from professional experience from the first year and be able to learn about the different professions."


1st year - Bachelor in Management

"If I had to describe my first year at istec in two words, I would say: discovery and fulfillment. Indeed, I had the opportunity throughout this year to discover new working methods and new teachings. I had the opportunity to take my first steps in the professional world through the different missions I carried out within companies, notably during the Immersion Entreprise seminar or the end-of-year internship."

Anasimone AL HADEDY

Master 1 - Grande Ecole Program


Roland Garros

For over 30 years, istec has been a partner of the Roland Garros tournament. This approach was initiated by istec graduates and continues every year. The istec students who have chosen the initial course can do their internship in a store as salesmen, logisticians or managers. An unforgettable human, sporting and professional experience!

Missions: 3 weeks of sales internship (field sales action) are to be done during the first year

The sector study

This study consists of a marketing and strategic analysis of a specific economic sector or market. This study is the thread for discovering the fundamentals of marketing.

Grande Ecole program