School for life since 1919, ESC Clermont Business School is recognised for the quality of its training, its diplomas and its support in order to train its students, as well as company managers and executives, to the highest level of competence.

Diversity and a focus on  “human dimension” make the school unique in an environment characterised by a race for size and the massification of student numbers. Their raison d’être and mission as a Business School is constant and unambiguous: deliver high-level training and offer each student individual and personalised support that responds to their needs and the quest for meaning that drives us all, both personally and professionally.

With its solid ecosystem, the School can count on the unfailing support of its network of partners, companies and universities abroad, and of course its graduates – from all over the world. Together with this network the School constantly adapts its training offer and content, produces promising innovations and prepares students for the world of tomorrow in a globalised economy where the human factor must remain central.

Its international DNA (with a first double degree agreement in the US in 1949), its consistent actions in favour of social openness and equal opportunities, the involvement of companies in 15 specialisation programmes as well as its involvement in the Clermont-Ferrand university-site policy are also hallmarks of ESC Clermont, rich in strong values and a unique family spirit.

French and international accreditation bodies that evaluate business schools in Europe and around the world appreciate and recognize the character and values of ESC Clermont. They rank ESC Clermont among the best French Business Schools underlining the commitment of all collaborators and stakeholders to ensure the success of its students. More than 13,000 alumni are the best proof of this commitment.

International Accreditations

The Bachelor in International Management is a 3-year programme taught entirely in English and accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research that offers students solid grounding in the main fields of business and management as well as hands-on practical training. The undergraduate programme has a highly international curriculum.

Students are prepared for a successful entrance into the business world through the various experiences of obtaining a double degree abroad, and taking on internships during each year of the programme.

Bachelor in International Management: a recognised business school diploma

Rated Bac+3 by the French Ministry of Higher Education, the Bachelor’s degree in International Management benefits from the Bachelor’s degree and the international accreditations of the ESC Clermont Business School: AMBA (Association of Masters of Business Administration) and EFMD (EFMD Programme Accreditation System) Bachelor programme certifications and AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) institutional accreditation.

Application and Language Proficiency

Participation in the double degree programme requires a separate application, the programme can only be started in winter term. To start the programme, students have to be matriculated in the first semester of the Bachelor in Business Administration.

>>>Information about languge courses at the language center of the University of Bamberg

>>>Further Information about the dual degree application and deadlines

>>>Information about the Bachelor in Business Administration (in German only)

>>>Information about the matriculation process (in German only)

Applications for the double degree programme must be sent via email to studium-international.sowi(at)uni-bamberg.de. The following documents are required (PDF attachments):

  • Statement of motivation in English or German
  • Proof of proficiency in French at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of References for Languages
  • Proof of proficiency in English (Official TOEFL score of 550 at least, or equivalent: IELTS (6,0), TOEFL IBT, Cambridge English, TOEIC (750))
  • High School Diploma (Abitur)
  • CV

The deadline (cut-off period) for application is

18.09.2022

The international office organizes the registration for the second year at the ESC Clermont as well as the application for an Erasmus grant in the first semester. Students receive further information in the introduction session at the faculty.

Obtaining the academic degrees

On completion of the double degree programme ESC Clermont awards the academic degree

  • Bachelor in International Management

and the University of Bamberg awards the academic degree

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Degree Programme

The degree programme comprises 6 semesters. Students from both institutions spend the first year at their home institution. All students spend the last two years of the programme together - for the second year all students are in Clermont and for the third year of the programme all students are in Bamberg. During their stay at the host institution, students remain enrolled at their home institution.

At the University of Bamberg, course credit and credit recognition are governed by the examination regulations for the bachelor degree programme in Business Administration. Course credit and credit recognition at the ESC Clermont are regulated by the examination regulations of the ESC Clermont. To a large extent, students can define the course of study themselves by their choice of certain areas of focus. In Bamberg students may choose from all areas of focus that are part of the bachelor degree programme in business administration.

The distribution of ECTS is the following:

 Starting in BambergStarting in Clermont
Module Group

1st and 3rd year in Bamberg

2nd year in Clermont

1st and 2nd year in Clermont3rd year in Bamberg
General Management (A-BWL)243660 
Law, Economics and Methods48654 
Internship 66 
Specialisation (S-BWL)24  24
Profile Formation12  12
Languages 12 12
Bachelor Thesis12  12
Total ECTS1206012060

The programme details mainly depend on whether the student begins the programme in Bamberg or in Clermont. The following overview is designed for planning and orientation, while the individual programme details result from the individual recognition agreement students reach with the programme coordinators at both universities based on the current studying and examination rules for the underlying degree programme. Students choose their courses in Bamberg according to the current version of the Module Handbook (in German only).

 1st and 3rd year in Bamberg2nd year in Clermont
General Management (A-BWL)
Four courses of this module group following the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg24 
BA03BF1-00 Introduction to Financial Analysis 2
BA03BH2-00 Human Resources and Social Law 4
Specialisation Tracks (year two: semester 1 and 2) 16
BA3-PNB New Business Project 5
BA4-PNB New Business Project 5
BA03BE1-00 Applied Statistics 1
BA04BF1-00 Budgeting 3
 60

Law, Economics and Methods

Eight courses of this module group following the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg48 
BA-06-INTECO-CL International Economics and Finance 6
 54
Internship
Professional Internship 5 months/Professional Experience 6
 6
Specialisation
Four courses of this module group following the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg24 
 24
Profile Formation
Two courses of this module group following the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg12 
 12
Languages
Languages and Culture (year 2) 12
 12
Bachelor Thesis
Bachelor Thesis following the rules of the MHB in Bamberg12 
 12

You will find the current version of the Module Handbook (MHB) of the B. Sc. in Business Administration here (in German only).

 1st and 2nd year in Clermont3rd year in Bamberg
General Management (A-BWL)
Courses from the first two years of the programme in Clermont60 
 60

Law, Economics and Methods

Courses from the first two years of the programme in Clermont54 
 54
Internship
Professional Internship 5 months/Professional Experience6 
 6
Specialisation
Four courses of this module group following the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg 24
 24
Profile Formation
Two courses of this module group following the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg 12
 12
Languages
Two courses of this module group following the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg 12
 12
Bachelor Thesis
Bachelor Thesis following the rules of the MHB in Bamberg 12
 12

You will find the current version of the Module Handbook (MHB) of the B. Sc. in Business Administration here (in German only).