- International environment and geopolitics
- Data management and information systems
- Operations management
- Intercultural management
- Financial analysis
- Project management
- Human resources in a global context
Studying in France
International Bachelor Degree in Business Administration
Replay of our last Campus Channel live of the 21st November, with Valérie Angles - IBBA Director and Arun Nandu Ramalingam - American student in 1st year, International BBA
campus of Marseille
Director of International BBA
Through this joint program, you will pursue two initial years of study in India, at JAGSoM, Karjat (near Mumbai). During this period, the innovative curriculum of JAGSoM´s Bachelor degree in Business Administration (BBA) will be complemented with French language instruction to ensure the maximization of opportunities during the second part of the program.
In the second period, you will study in France for the remaining two years to graduate with both a Bachelor degree from JAGSoM and the International Bachelor in Business Administration (IBBA) from Kedge, both officially recognized by the educational authorities of India and France and accredited by AACSB making it the only degree of its kind in India and at an extremely affordable price point.
In a globalised world, you will be a valuable asset to your future employer, or to your own business venture, because you will understand both local and situational differences, which are key ingredients in order to be successful. Most of all, you will be ready for a changing, interconnected professional world.
Throughout the program, you will enjoy the top-level services and academic quality offered by the two highly reputed institutions, internationally accredited and globally ranked. Conceived to be a springboard to an international career, graduates ofthis joint program will be able to pursue further studies or a career anywhere in the world, enjoying the unique network of companies and academic partners of high reputation that both institutions jointly provide.
Years in India
Years in France
Next January, I will start an internship in London, working in the City. This first international experience will give me the exposure and the language proficiency I need before embarking on further travels. In August, I will be leaving for an 18-month stint in Wilmington, in the United States, where I will be studying towards a dual French/American degree. Beyond the experience of expatriation itself, this will make my CV stronger and more appealing to international-minded recruiters.
I was already abroad during my studies and I liked it. I then wanted to specialise in communications. The training I have received with the IBBA has allowed me to have a certain awareness of the world around me, especially in my profession, which is strategy. It's a good life experience all the same. I am happy to live in Canada in Montreal as a consultant in digital strategy and transformation.
Following the IBBA programme at KEDGE Business School, I had a first experience in distribution and then I tried my luck by creating my own company. In March 2018, I created WE TRADE INTERNATIONAL SOURCING. In June 2018, I received my first container of products in France. Today, our company employs 7 people (including two kedgers) and has distributed about 30,000 products in France and Europe. The education I received at KEDGE gave me a technical background that was essential to my rapid evolution in my first job. Within the IBBA framework, the various university exchanges were a real source of personal enrichment in terms of opening up to the world, a crucial quality when trading internationally in order to realize projects.
I followed the Cesemed training which is now called International BBA. I did a year and a half at Kedge with general courses such as management, marketing, sales... I then did a 6 month internship in the company ACCESO. To validate my two years of international experience I started by doing a year in Poland. I was at the University of Warsaw where I specialized in sales. Then I went 6 months to university in Mumbai where I completed my Master 1 by following courses such as Sales, Retail, Strategy and Finance. After that, I arrived in Kuala Lumpur for a 6 month internship and I stayed there following a job offer. Kedge gave me an international perspective. When I arrived at Kedge I was not very comfortable in English and being mixed with foreigners and having only English classes gave me more confidence. I was able to discover new ways of thinking and working by being with Asian, American and South African students. I will soon be returning to France to follow a one-year training course at ISCAM - Institut Supérieur du Commerce Automobile du Mans at ESCRA school because I want to work in the automotive industry afterwards. Afterwards, I would like to go back to Asia or the Middle East.
She did not hesitate for long. Only a month into her four-year long course,Soriana decided to go for a dual degree,amongst the many options available. At the end of her second year, she left the Marseille campus for San Diego University,in California. “I spent three amazing semesters there. I was taking the same courses as American students,was living with them... In nearly two years abroad,you really have the time to soak up the local culture”,says Soriana. A year into her exchange,the 23 year-old started to plan ahead and applied for graduation internship positions. The move paid off and Soriana was able to spend her fourth semester at Airbus UK Helicopter, in Oxford,starting in January 2015. “I was working in events marketing, helping with organising airshows.”So,was the dual degree approach worth it? “Yes,I think it was. I did not necessarily realise it at first but during my internship people were often remarking on it when introducing me.” Having graduating in May 2015, Soriana then opted for a gap year. “I wanted to take a break and take the time to think about what I really wanted to do for my Master”,she says. Living in Australia since August 2015, this kayaking fanatic plans her road trip according to the best spots. She works hard between two kayaking trips,however: “I spent three months in Darwin working on a mango plantation,then a few weeks as a waitress in Brisbane,and I currently work as an au pair in Melbourne.” She is never short of plans and projects, that’s for sure! Soriana wants to work as a project manager in the aviation industry. Looks like she is off to a great start!
"I choosed KEDGE IBBA programme. I started my journey by doing a year and a half at school. I then did an internship in event management in Monaco for 6 months. After that, I went to university in Mexico for a year and a half. For my fourth year, I was taken for an internship in Australia. After these 6 months of internship, I wished to finish my studies in Australia by doing my M2 in Sydney. Hence, my career path within the school has given me a great international outlook. The Kedge community is very important too. During my various experiences abroad, I have been able to meet many Kedgers on the spot and this has allowed me to create many relationships, both on a personal and professional level."
My desire to come to France was based on the language that attracted me a lot and it was almost like a child's dream to learn it. So I told myself that the best way to learn it was to come to France, to speak the language on a daily basis!
I started with an internship in Moscow as a consultant in the company "KPMG", and then I went to France for my year of Cesemed in Marseille. I quickly found an internship in Paris in the banking sector, in the company "Natixis", where I worked for 3 months on the trade finance side.
Then I came back to work in Russia, still in Moscow but this time for the company "EY", a consulting firm in strategy and operational excellence.
This 3rd internship became a permanent contract, which allowed me to enter the real job market, with what was my first job.
And finally, I started in October 2017, a new job in the "Metro" company, where I am still working today!
I think there's always a place, a good internship or a good job at stake for someone who tries, and is determined to find it!
Graduating from the IBBA programme in 2014, I took advantage of my schooling to multiply my experiences abroad: Dubai, Shanghai, Istanbul, Denmark, South Africa. Over 48 months at KEDGE, I only stayed on the Marseille Campus for 18 months. I did both internships and academic exchanges. I was able to discover incredible cultures and completely different ways of seeing the world.
After my end-of-study internship in Cape Town, South Africa, for a large French agro-food group, I decided to stay with the company and continue to develop our presence in the Sub-Saharan region and in East Africa. After 3 years in the company, I wanted to come back to France to create my own company. And to hide nothing, the return is not easy at all! It is precisely in South Africa that the idea of Hadrien's Cocktails germinated. Indeed, during a festival in the middle of summer, under 40°C, I go to the nearest bar for a fresh Mojito. The waiter tells me that he doesn't make cocktails because it's too long and his waiters are not trained. The idea then germinates to have a preparation already fresh with crushed ice inside, and especially with real mint flakes, and for that, you need a frozen preparation. I then start making Mojitos in ice cube trays in my kitchen to see how it behaves. And 18 months later, I brought out the first range of Hadrian's Cocktails: Cocktails with real fruit, without colouring or preservatives, and with that specific granite texture that allows the product to be consumed immediately. After the launch in 2017, we went from 40 supermarkets to 450 in 2019, we work with 80% of the classic brands. And this year, we are launching 2 new ranges for children, including a real mass market product, healthy popsicle sticks that provide 3 of the 5 portions of fruit recommended for children. Our ambition: to become the "Pom'potes" of popsicle sticks. We had also developed many partnerships with festivals (the idea came from a festival after all!), but the economic situation cancelled all our projects. We also had to deliver the amusement parks. Here again, status quo. Finally, to counter our seasonality, we are launching a range of salty culinary aids to have an activity during the winter periods. The first skill developed at KEDGE: Negotiation! Then the international side of my program, which allowed me to open up to the world and develop adaptability skills. Finally the pro-activity: always do more than requested. Indeed the Pro-Act program is really perfect to develop this ability. I myself remember having done two pro-acts when only one was necessary for the diploma requirement.
After a classic Bac & prep HEC in Angers, I joined the IBBA at KEDGE Marseille and started with 2 years in London before moving to the city of Marseille where I specialized in marketing, I then continued my studies in IAE. I started my career at Shell at the head office where I was in charge of internal communication for SAP projects, then I continued in the automotive industry in a subsidiary of the SNCF where I was responsible for marketing and communication. I then joined the Plastic Omnium Group, where I was in charge of internal communications for the automotive subsidiary. After 7 years in the Paris region, I wanted to return to my native Brittany and joined the ZEISS eyeglass lens manufacturing site in Fougères. Two years ago, a complete change in my career, I joined Laval Virtual as a Watch Manager: since then, I haven't stopped learning about virtual reality and augmented reality: two immersive technologies whose markets are exploding.
The Erasmus program that I followed at KEDGE, (2 years in London, 2 years in Marseille) made my desire to work with an international outlook come true. Even though I am based in France, throughout my career I have worked in English on a daily basis within subsidiaries of international groups, where I learned this notion of openness and cultural differences between European students who are close on paper. I learned to work in groups and in project mode and above all to build a network and deep-rooted friendships, many years later. My training helped me to find a first job for which I was trained and operational, the rest followed. My training has also taught me that nothing is ever acquired and that it is necessary over the years to be trained continuously in order to ... bounce back.
I worked 3 years in London: for Google (Google Glass and Google Maps), for a start-up and an event technology company. I learnt a lot and loved each of my jobs, but I was always looking for an area where I could make a positive impact on the world. I left my job in London to travel 14 months in South America. When I returned to Marseille, the city where I grew up, I found a job in congress organisation. I stay there for 6 months but nothing to do, working in an office for events funded by laboratories is not my thing. So I decide to go to India to train as a yoga teacher. Since then I have been teaching in Marseille and it is a real pleasure to see my students leaving my class on a cloud!
I have been practicing Yoga for several years and I have seen the impact that this practice has on a person's life. Furthermore, I am very committed to the environment and it seems to me that yoga can be another way to bring people towards a healthier relationship with nature and the planet. I wish to continue teaching Yoga in Marseille and abroad at festivals and workshops. I also wish to organize trips that mix Yoga and discovery of a country. For 2020, we will go to Bali! I would like to develop Yoga classes in companies, which allow employees to evacuate the stress and tensions of the day and to do good to themselves. In the long term I would like to open a Yoga studio in Marseille, a place for sharing and learning where I can organise events related to well-being in addition to regular Yoga classes. Finally, I would also like to train more specifically in Yoga for mental health and give adapted classes through associations or in hospitals. KEDGE has reinforced my desire to travel and discover the world. Thanks to my exchanges I have learned how to manage abroad and to be autonomous. Finding something that makes you happy, that makes you vibrate and that brings happiness around you. And if that something is yoga, then go for it!