Founded in 1875, Université Catholique de Lille is a comprehensive institution, unique in France. The university is characterized by interdisciplinarity, anchored in humanist values, open to diversity, and respectful towards all opinions. It consists of five faculties, 20 « Grandes Écoles » (graduate schools in engineering and business), schools, and institutes, as well as a hospital group. It is France’s largest private not-for-profit university, with an enrolment of 33,000 students, and 300 degree programmes in six departments.

The university’s excellent reputation is due to its active and innovative teaching methods. Many courses are taught in a small-group format and ensure closer attention to student progress. In line with its tradition of openness, Université Catholique de Lille was one of the pioneering French universities in the area of international mobility, signing partnership agreements with American universities as early as the 1970s.

Through teaching, research, and mentoring, through resources that facilitate creative innovations, and through its student life and services offered, the university accomplishes its mission aiming at general education and public benefit.

The double degree programme links two degrees, the Master in Business Administration in Bamberg with the Master in International Management in Lille and the Master Finance and Accounting in Bamberg with the Master in Business Finance and Markets in Lille.

International Accreditations

All Master programmes at the Faculté de Gestion, Économie & Sciences (FGES) are subject to a national accreditation provided by a French state partner university of the faculty. Both Master programmes in the double degree programme passed this accreditation in 2018 and undergo on-going quality reviews.

Questions about the prgoramme?

For questions about the double degree programme please contact:

Dr. Tobias Kaufmann
Room KÄ7/01.32
Kärtenstr. 7
D-96052 Bamberg
Tel.: +49 951 863-2096
E-Mail: studium-international.sowi[at]uni-bamberg.de

Application and Language Proficiency

During the application for winter term, the double degree application is included in the regular application process for either the Master in Business Administration or the Master in Finance and Accounting. The application for the double degree programme requires the following additional documents / proofs:

  • Statement of motivation in English or German;
  • English at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of References for Languages
  • French at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of References for Languages

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

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

>>>General information about the application process

The international office organizes the registration for the second year at the Lille Catholic University as well as the application for an Erasmus grant during 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, Lille Catholic University awards the academic degrees

and the University of Bamberg awards the academic degrees

Degree Programme

The study programme comprises 4 semesters. Students spend the first two semesters (Master 1, Bac +4, respectively) at their home institution and the last two semesters (Master 2, Bac +5, respectively) at the host institution. During their stay at the host institution, students remain enrolled at their home institution. Both institutions recognize the academic credit earned according to the double degree programme mutually and equivalently. At the University of Bamberg, course credit and credit recognition are governed by the examination regulations for the master degree programme in Business Administration and the examination regulations for the master degree program in Finance and Accounting. Course credit and credit recognition are regulated by the examination regulations at Lille Catholic University. Students initially admitted in Bamberg may choose from all areas of focus being part of the master degree programme in business administration and management.

The following tables inform about the allocation of credits for the degree in Bamberg.

Master in Business Administration / Master in International Management

The programme details mainly depend on whether the student starts the programme in Bamberg or in Lille. 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 versions of the studying and examination rules in place for the underlying degrees. The courses currently offered in Bamberg are defined by the current version of the Module handbook of the M. Sc. Busines Administration or the Module Handbook of the M. Sc. Finance and Accounting.

The recognition of modules from Lille in the module groups in Bamberg for students matriculated in the Master in Business Administration is the following:

Module overview

 Starting in BambergStarting in Lille
Module group1st year in Bamberg2nd year in Lille1st year in Lille2nd year in Bamberg
Specialisation (S-BWL) 118 18 
Specialisation (S-BWL) 218 18 
General Management 361224
Research18 126
Business Languages6  6
Master Thesis 24 24
Total ECTS120120

The distribution of ECTS for students matriculated in the Master in Business Administration in Bamberg is the following:

 1st year in Bamberg2nd year in Lille
Module group General Management
BBC7: International Management Operations (excluding: Business Game) 8
BBC8: Managerial and Organizational Culture 18
BBC7: International Management Operations 10
 36
Module group S-BWL I and II
Two specialisation subjects free to choose for students according to the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg36 
 36
Module group Research
Modules from the module group Research free to choose for students according to the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg18 
 18
Business Languages
Modules from the module group Business Languages free to choose for students according to the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg6 
 6
Master Thesis
BBC5 : Professional Expertise and Research (Option Thesis or Option Thesis + Training Period) 10
BBC9: Exploratory and Elective Courses (students have to choose Research Methods and Doing Business in France) 11
Business Game (RNCP34038BC06) 3
 24

You will find the current version of the module handbook (MHB) of the M. Sc. in Business Administration here.

 1st year in Lille2nd year in Bamberg
Module group General Management
Modules from the module group General Management free to choose for students according to the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg 24
BBC3: Appropriate Communication9 
Supply Chain Management3 
 36
Module group S-BWL I and II
BBC1: Monitoring and Reporting 18
BBC2: Reflection and Strategy 8
BBC4: Managerial Culture 2
BBC6: Business Environment 8
 36
Module group Research

Modules from the module group Research free to choose for students according to the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg

6 
BBC 5: Professional Expertise and Research 9
Global Economics 3
 18
Module group Business Languages
Modules from the module group Business Languages free to choose for students according to the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg6 
 6
Master Thesis
Master Thesis according to the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg 24
 24

You will find the current version of the module handbook (MHB) of the M. Sc. in Business Administration here

Master in Finance & Accounting / Master in Business Finance and Markets

Students of the Master Finance and Accounting in Bamberg select the Master in Business Finance and Markets in Lille. The distribution of ECTS for students matriculated in the Master Finance and Accounting in Bamberg is the following:

 Starting in BambergStarting in Lille
Module group1st year in Bamberg2nd year in Lille1st year in Lille2nd year in Bamberg
Finance and Accounting36364824
Methods and Research24 1212
Master Thesis 24 24
Total ECTS120120

The distribution of ECTS for students matriculated in the Master Finance and Accounting in Bamberg is the following:

 1st year in Bamberg2nd year in Lille
Module group Finance and Accounting
BC3: Finance d'entreprise 22
BC6: Gestion des risques bancaires et financiers 12
UE8.4: International Negotiation 2
Modules from the module group Finance and Accounting free to choose for students according to the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg36 
 72
Module group Methods and Research

Modules from the module group Methods and Research free to choose for students according to the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg

24 
 24
Master Thesis
BC5 : Expertise professionnelle et recherche 10
BC1 : Programmation 6
BC4:  Croissance externe 6
UE8.5: Jeu d'entreprise 2
 24

You will find the current version of the module handbook (MHB) of the M. Sc. Finance and Accounting here

 

1st year in Lille

2nd year in Bamberg

Module group Finance and Accounting
UE3.3: Analyse financière4 
BC2: Economie bancaire et financière7 
BC6: Gestion des risques bancaires et financiers16 
BC3: Finance d'entreprise9 
BC 8: Interdisciplinare6 
UE3.4 CSR and Reporting2 
EC3.5 Contrôle de gestion4 
Modules from the module group Finance and Accounting free to choose for students according to the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg 24
 72
Module group Methods and Research
BC 5: Expertise Professionnelle et Recherche8 
BC 1 : Programmation4 
Modules from the module group Methods and Research free to choose for students according to the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg 12
 24
Master Thesis
Master Thesis according to the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg 24
 24

You will find the current version of the module handbook (MHB) of the M. Sc. Finance and Accounting here.