ICN Business School

MSc in International Business Development


A custom-made program to prepare your international career!

This MSc in International Business Development is designed for students and professionals wishing to become the new leaders of international negotiation. It gives students the tools, methodology and techniques necessary for international business development.


  • To understand a company's stakes and acquiring a multi-cultural approach to main markets.
  • To understand the European business environmentand international trade techniques.
  • To understand cultural differences in order toacquire international negotiation skills.
  • To acquire knowledge about the development of international projects.
  • To combine creation and innovation in thedevelopment of international projects.
  • To discover and understand opportunitiesin the main emerging countries with a focus on major developing countries.


1st year:

  • UE 1: Intercultural approach
  • UE 2: The stakes of a company
  • UE 3: Company stakes and management
  • UE 4 + UE 7: Foreign languages and cultures
  • UE 5: International Trade Techniques
  • UE 6: European Business Environment
  • Internship: International mission in or for a company (3 to 6 months)

2nd year:

  • UE 1: 1st year mission or adjustment modules
  • UE 2: International Practice
  • UE 3: Developing Business with Mittel Europa
  • UE 4: Developing Business with Latin America
  • UE 5: Seminar in an Merging Country
  • UE 6: Developing Business with Asia
  • UE 7: Developing Business with Africa and Middle Eastern Countries
  • UE 8: Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • UE 9: Foreign Languages & Culture
  • UE 10: Experience abroad, 4 months academic program in Brazil or in China

Practical information:

  • Length of studies: 2 years of studies
  • Campus locations: Nancy (France) for the 2-year program + Brazil or China for the 2nd semester of the 2nd year program
  • Language of study: English for the 2-year program
Teaching ModeFull Time
Academic RequirementsNo academic background in business or economics required
Tuition Fees

€8,000 for the 1st year program; €7,600 for the 2nd year program (fees 2015, given for information)

Length2 Years
Application Deadline

June 30

Application Procedure


  • After a 3-year Bachelor's Degree, admission in 1st year (2-year program)
  • After a 1-year Master's Degree or a Master, admission in 2nd year (1-year program)
  • English proficiency required for the 2 years of study

To get more information with the admission process (application deadlines, documents to provide, languages tests...): visit the ‘Application Files’ section of the School website or contact the ICN International Relations Office via

Admission Selection:

Selection will be made on the basis of the completed application submitted (an oral interview can be organized). The application should contain: certified academic transcripts from all universities attended, a curriculum vitae, a covering letter and attestations of languages.
Copy of the Certificate(s) of language(s) indicating level achieved [for non-native speakers of the language(s) required]:

  • English language: TOEFL (79-80 IBT), TOEIC (750-800), GMAT (550), IELTS (6,5), Certificate of Cambridge (level C)

The admissions jury will meet in June and in September.