The boundaries between the world of business and the world of education are gradually merging as the need for postgraduate training increases in a constantly evolving world. ISTEC proposes training solutions to managers who are looking for high level programs which are adapted to their professional needs and personal situations.
ISTEC’s MBA helps enable todays and tomorrow’s high-level managers to have a 360° view of companies. The program adopts an international approach to management and includes traditional courses, company visits, practical exercises, encounters with alumni and also the applied research dissertation and practical experience such as an internship, entrepreneurial projects or practical experience in a full-time managerial job. The program enables participants to challenge their skills and face new ideas and new ways of dealing with today’s managerial questions.

General conditions

ISTEC runs two full-time MBA courses in Paris:
• Management of International Affairs
• Purchasing Management and the Supply Chain.

The ISTEC MBA is made up of a 3 to 4 month intensive program of classes followed by an internship of 4 to 6 months. The students complete their program with a period to finalize their applied research dissertation. The program lasts almost one year, represents 450 hours of training and corresponds to 60 ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System).

Recruitment details

The MBA which is held on the ISTEC campus in Paris is open to French-speaking students from around the world who already have a “bac +5” degree or equivalent or who have significant business experience. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis and can be submitted through the VAP (Validation des Acquis Professionnels – Validation of Professional Skills) system.


The applicants must follow these steps:
• Fill in the MBA application form,
• Submit:
o a recent C.V.
o the transcripts of the last two years of study
o a copy of the latest diploma/degree obtained
o a copy of the ID card or passport.


The jury is made up of professors and teachers, managers and specialists in international recruitment from the school. It examines the student’s file and may organize an interview in person or by videoconference.

The next start dates for the MBA International Business Management are:
• April 2020 (applications must be received before the 15th of March 2020)
• October 2020 (no candidates after early September 2020)

Cost of the MBA in Paris : € 7.800

Programs in France and Abroad

ISTEC works with partners abroad, to offer MBA’s and EMBA’s in its different areas of specialization. You will find more details about these programs here.
Applicants can contact ISTEC or the partner directly to find out precise details for the application procedure and further information about the organization of the program.

Further Education

The ISTEC believes that it is not always necessary for participants to interrupt their principal activity or to sign up to full-time training in order to complete a high-quality MBA course. With this in mind, and with the benefit of many years’ experience, ISTEC works with selected partners abroad to offer MBAs and EMBAs in various fields in which it has developed advanced know-how and expertise. Our programs enable participants to develop their potential and bring new opportunities to their professional career.
The ISTEC also offers its Executive MBAs abroad through a “corporate” curriculum. This curriculum is primarily aimed at companies and organizations wishing to offer a group of employees the means to progress and develop via an Executive MBA course suited to their requirements.
A teaching program is proposed with an adaptable framework in terms of schedule and intensity, in accordance with the company’s wishes and limitations.
The program is organized on a Full-time or Part-time basis in accordance with the company and participants preferences. Part time programs can be organized at the end of the week or in evenings. The teaching course is held over a period of 3 to 5 months. The candidate’s current company missions can be considered for the practical experience requirements of the MBA. Participants work on their applied research dissertation during and after the teaching period.


Pedagogy : Elaine BOWMAN, Associate Director of International Relations –
Admissions : Stéphane DJELILATE, French and International Admissions Manager –