Grande Ecole program

ISIT’s government-certified degrees in intercultural management and communication, legal communication, international relations, and conference interpreting are recognized by the world’s most competitive companies and influential organizations.

What is the objective? To become competitive multilingual and intercultural experts, able to master the intercultural challenges of companies, organisations and NGOs.

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Academic field (or area) Management and communications strategies
Type of degree Master's degree, dual degrees
Niveau d'étude visé BAC +5
Entry level POST BAC A BAC +4
Working languages 9 languages
Accessibilité Program with disabled access

Introduction

The Grande Ecole program is composed of 3 years devoted to the International and
Intercultural Studies curriculum, followed by 2  years of master’s degree.

Native teachers, compulsory international internships and exchanges, courses in 9 working languages, double degrees and joint degrees with renowned international universities in the fields of multilingualism and interculturality: our Grande Ecole programme is inherently internationally-oriented.

 

Teaching method

Students can take advantage of a demanding multidisciplinary and multilingual education, combined with a strong focus on research. ISIT’s Grande Ecole program combines theory and practice, training and professional experience, pedagogy and research.

ISIT’s pedagogy is based on complementary learning methods to meet students’ expectations and the needs of the economic and social ecosystem.

A common professional and international pathway

  • 13 months of compulsory internships over 5 years, of which 4 months must be spent abroad.
  • 6 months to 1 year of international academic exchanges.
  • A 5th year which can be done as an apprenticeship in a company, within the ISIT apprenticeship training centre.
  • Consulting assignments to be carried out in teams for client companies.
  • Research dissertations on intercultural themes.
  • Reinforced individualised support towards professional integration, in connection with the actors of the economic ecosystem.

Courses

Year 1

CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT & ISSUES

  • Introduction to Law Economics 1
  • History and Civilization 1
  • Working methodologies workshop
  • Key Global Issues & Current Affairs 1
  • History of the Media
  • Fundamentals of Intercultural Studies
  • Social Media
  • Digital Culture 1
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • History of Art
  • Management, Marketing & Communications 1

LANGUAGE EXPERTISE

  • Text Analysis
  • Voltaire Project
  • Analysis of A language
  • Written and Oral Production 1
  • General Translation into A language
  • Written Expression in B languages – Level 1
  • Oral Expression in B languages – Level 1
  • Language Development of B languages – Level 1

JOINT PROJECT

  • Based on the “theme of the year”

CAREER SUPPORT

  • Support for personal and professional development
  • Extra-curricular activities within and outside of the school
  • 1-month international internship

Year 2

CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT & ISSUES

  • Economics 2
  • European Institutions
  • Fundamentals of Geopolitics
  • History and Civilization 2
  • Intercultural Dialogue
  • Challenges of Interculturalism
  • International Law
  • Digital Law
  • Management, Marketing & Communication 2
  • Fundamentals of Communication
  • History of Cinema
  • Digital Culture 2
  • History & Principles of Translation
  • Sustainable Development
  • Key Global Issues & Current Affairs 2

LANGUAGE EXPERTISE

  • Text Correction and Revision
  • Written and Oral Production in A language – Level 2
  • General Translation into A language
  • Written Expression in B languages or General Translation into B languages
  • Oral Expression in B languages
  • Language Development of B languages – Level 2

JOINT PROJECT

  • Based on the “theme of the year”

CAREER SUPPORT

  • Support for personal and professional development
  • Extra-curricular activities within and outside of the school
  • 6-month international internship

Year 3

CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT & ISSUES

  • International Economics
  • Practical Approach to Intercultural Studies
  • Digital Culture 3
  • Political Science
  • A choice of 3 specializations:
    • Intercultural Management
    • Translation & Intercultural Communication
    • International Relations & Multilingual Communication

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

  • Applied Semiotics
  • General Translation into A language
  • Current Affairs Analysis & Debate in B Languages
  • Language Development of B
  • Languages – Level 3

RESEARCH

  • Introduction & critical essay

ENTREPRENDRE

  • Sensibilisation

UN PROJET COMMUN À TOUS

  • Autour de la thématique de l’année
  • Project game

INSERTION PROFESSIONNELLE

  • Accompagnement au développement personnel et professionnel
  • Activité associative / vie de l’ISIT
  • Stage de 2 mois à l’international

ÉCHANGES ACADÉMIQUES

  • Semestre en échange dans l’une des 100+ universités partenaires
  • Rédaction d’un retour d’expérience interculturelle

Prerequisites and past papers

Prerequisites

3 languages at least

Our program is open to candidates having a operational lingutistic level in their mother tongue and their both other working languages: French and English are compulsory, 3rd language chosen from Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish or Russian.

  • Niveau linguistique minimum requis hors langue maternelle, selon le cadre européen de référence pour les langues :
    • Niveau B2 pour l’anglais
    • Niveau B1 pour l’autre langue de travail
  • Toute autre langue peut faire l’objet d’un examen validé en fin de cursus, avec mention sur le diplôme.

IMPORTANT: you can’t apply with an entry-level working language.
However, you can choose a 4th language  il est possible de sélectionner une 4ème langue in discovery format, at beginner level. The languages offered include Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Japanese and sign language.

Level of qualification

  • First-year admissions: You must currently be enrolled in your final year of high school or have earned the equivalent of a high school degree (Bac, all sections).
  • 2nd-year admissions: You must have completed your first year of university studies (L1) or currently be in your first year of Classes Préparatoires
  • 3rd-year admissions: You must have completed your second year of university studies (L2) or currently be in your second year of Classes Préparatoires
  • 4th-year admissions: You must have completed your third year of university studies (L3) or have completed one year of a master’s program (M1).
  • 5th-year admission : You must have completed one year of a master’s program (M1) – Specific conditions for each graduate programs.

Past papers

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The opportunity of double degrees

Important: you must have been admitted previously to the partner institution to be eligible for these double degrees.

Two years of learning & consolidating the fundamentals

Each student benefits from a multilingual core curriculum which aims to lay the foundations of intercultural, digital and international skills.

At the end of each academic year, all students go on an international internship to strengthen their language skills through immersion in the countries of their working languages.

Year 3: pre-master’s

This transition year sees the addition of two cross-disciplinary modules to the core curriculum, as well as a choice of 4 specializations to prepare students for one of our Master’s programs.

  • An Entrepreuneurship course to raise students’ awareness of the challenges of innovation, digital transformation and leadership.
  • An introductory research module to discover the keys to a scientific approach and to develop thinking skills and a critical sense.

A 6-month academic exchange is to be carried out in Europe or outside Europe with one of our partner universities. The year ends with another 2-month internship to be carried out abroad.

Two final years to become professional

ISIT’s Grande École programme offers two final years of professionalization. There is a choice of 6 Master’s degree specialisations, each of which is driven by the strong multilingual and intercultural dimension that is part of ISIT’s DNA.

ISIT graduates profiles with a strong general culture, agile in an international environment, with a solid understanding of intercultural issues, able to grasp the complexity of globalized organizations and activities.

Six multilingual specialized options within the master’s course

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