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Master in Management – Admission for Secondary Education Exit Diploma Holders

Accredited as a 5-year Master's Degree in Management – Grade of Master
Join our Master in Management Programme and train for excellence! The goal: to build a future that is congenial to you thanks to adapted pedagogy, based on international orientation, professionalisation and personal development.
3rd in the Challenges Magazine Ranking of Post-bac Programmes 2018
Campus : Caen, Le Havre, Paris, Dublin and Oxford


cefdg - grade de Master
CEFDG - Bac+5

The Master in Management (Programme Grande Ecole) trains tomorrow’s managers thanks to an active learning pedagogy and numerous specialisations. This programme can be accessed after A levels (US senior) via the SESAME National Test Bank

Strong points

Key figures

semesters minimum with a partner university and up to 5 years spent abroad
Up to 32
months of internship
1 or 2-year
cooperative programme
specialisations in M2 including 6 taught in English
Double Degrees in France and abroad


The Master in Management has a pronounced international orientation to allow you, if you wish to do so, to take all your courses in a foreign language, to enrich your study path culturally and have many opportunities abroad. 

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Cooperative Track

The cooperative track is offered in M1 (General Management Option in 2 years) or in M2 (Specialised Option in 1 year). As 95% of Cooperative Track students find employment before graduation, this track is the ideal way to achieve a successful professional insertion.

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Career Path Scheme

To optimise your professional integration and meet recruiters’ increasingly demanding selection criteria, the School supports you in your professional project (personalised coaching, workshops, etc.) with the Career Path scheme.

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Internships and professional experience

Thanks to the School's network of partner companies, increase your professional experience in order to discover the world of business, gain new skills, and acquire an expert's viewpoint in the fields that interest you.

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Programmes list
Acquisition of management fundamentals and methods and preparation for leaving abroad in U2
Terms 1 and 2 abroad in one of our partner universities
OR terms 1 and 2 in Oxford or Dublin (100% taught in English)
Learning the basics of management and business management
Raising Foreign Language Proficiency for leaving abroad in M1
4 tracks on offer: Expertise Track / Global Track / Cooperative Track / Excellence Track
Optional year
Acquisition of additional experience in a company in France and/or abroad
Courses from one of 17 specialisations OR double degree with a partner university OR cooperative track
Semester 1 & 2

Acquisition Management Basic Principles

Preparation for leaving abroad in U2



Optional internship: 1 to 3 months, from June, in France or abroad  

Taking part in the life of a business organisation


Year taught 100% in English in Caen or Oxford

Acquisition Management Basic Principles and preparation for leaving abroad in U2

Partner university
Semesters 1 & 2

With a partner university abroad

Compulsory internship: 1 to 3 months, from June, in France or abroad  

Taking part in the life of a business organisation. 


2 semesters in one of a campus in Dublin or Oxford

Taught 100% in English

Semester 1 & 2

Acquisition of Managerial Competencies 

Compulsory internship, 3 to 5 months between June and August, in France or abroad

Extending your professional experience and acquiring a first managerial and/or strategic vision of the business organisation.


Taught 100% in English in Caen or Oxford*

Acquisition of Managerial Competencies 

Semesters 1 & 2

4 tracks on offer

Expertise Track (Caen, Le Havre, Dublin, Oxford)

SI: core curriculum common to all students supplemented by a specialisation with two dedicated courses: Finance - Marketing - Supply Chain Management - Entrepreneurship/Innovation
S2: either on the Oxford and Dublin campuses of EM Normandy or in one of the 200 partner universities

Global Track (Le Havre, Dublin, Oxford)

S1: courses taught 100% in English in Le Havre or Oxford
S2: courses taught 100% in English in Le Havre or Oxford (possibility to study in Le Havre for the first semester and in Oxford for the second semester)
Or S1 and S2: abroad in one of 200 partner universities
+ optionnal internship: 1 to 3 months in France or abroad, to major in a specific field and prepare for the year of professionalization in the final year (M2)

Excellence Track in 3 years (Le Havre, Dublin, Oxford)

Exclusive to twenty students depending on the ranking and level of English. 

M1 (Year 4): hard skills strategy & financial management (S1) and hard skills growth management (S2)
2x6 months of high potential internships in companies between the M1 and M2 years with personalised support from the Career Path
M2 (Year 5): soft skills entrepreneur of change (S1) and consulting techniques and methodology dissertation (S2) M1, optional year and M2

Cooperative Track in 2 years (Caen, Le Havre, Paris)

1 week at school and 3 weeks in a company under an apprenticeship or professionalization contract

off-campus optional year
2X6 months in Internship

12 months of internships in companies in France and/or abroad to complete your professional experience

Semester 1 and 2

The choice of M2 will depend on the choice made in M1.

Courses from one of 17 specialisations (Some offer a Cooperative Track)

Mission & challenge


6 months Mandatory internship: in France or abroad

End-of-study internship: entry into working life


Double Degree with a partner university or business school
(in France or abroad)

anglais Taught 100% in English at EM Normandie

* Limited number of places, section on the basis of academic and language proficiency level 

SESAME National Test Bank

The SESAME Test Bank is common to 17 Business Schools. 
EM Normandie organises every year free presentation and training days on the Caen and Paris campuses to prepare you for the Sesame written and oral Tests.

SESAME Registration Modalities for this year

The admissions test process comprises several important steps:

  1. On-line registration : from end-January to mid-March 2020 on Parcoursup
  2. School-of-choice confirmation : from mid-March to early-April 2020 on Parcoursup
  3. Written test: 8 April 2020
  4. Written test results: 16 April 2020 on mySesame
  5. Oral test: from 17 April to 6 May 2020. As soon as the results of the writing test are available, candidates have until 20 April to make an appointment with the schools on the oral calendar made available on mySesame
  6. Final admission results: mid-May 2020

Test Fees for SESAME 2019

  • €195 for one school, 50% discount for state grant holders
  • € 30 per choosen programme, 50% discount for state grant holders

More about the SESAME National Test Bank

Professional integration of Master in Management graduates
Professional integration of Master in Management graduates


Professional integration of Master in Management graduates

Tuition fees

Registration Fee for SESAME 2018 Admissions Test

  • € 195 to apply for one school (50% discount for state grant holders)
  • + €30 per supplementary school (50% discount for state grant holders)                                                          

Programme Tuition Fees for 2019-2020 :

  • U1 (Year 1): €10,250
  • U2 (Year 2): €10,250
  • U3 (Year 3): € 10,250
  • M1 (Year 4): €10,250. Cooperative Track: tuition fees met by the host company.
  • Off-campus Optional Year: €1,000 
  • M2 (Year 5): €10,250. Cooperative Track: tuition fees met by the host company.

Membership fee for EM Normandie Alumni Association (not mandatory): € 575. This membership fee gives you access to all services and a life membership.
Compulsory Contribution: CVEC (Contribution Vie Etudiante et de Campus): € 91.

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Cooperative Track:  total or part waiver of tuition fees for 1 or 2 years
Various options are offered to students to fund their studies: 

  • Grants: Higher Education, Regional, Travel or Internship Grants 
  • Bank Loan: EM Normandie has agreements with some Banks
  • Cooperative Track: total or part waiver of fees for 1 or 2 years possible 
  • Paid student jobs offered by the School’s Junior Enterprise and Jobs Services

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Is there a specific preparation course for the SESAME tests?

Is there a specific preparation course for the tests?
To give candidates the best possible help, SESAME has designed a range of effective, user-friendly and absolutely free tools. 

  • Training quiz to prepare for the Logical Reasoning and Language Test, available on www.concours-sesame.net 
  • Past tests sent out to you after your registration has been confirmed (free) 
  • SESAME Official Mobile Application 
  • Free presentation and training days organised on the Caen and Paris Campuses 
  • Advice videos on the SESAME Facebook page  

It is important to keep informed about current economic, political and social affairs. Your general knowledge can really make the difference in the Analysis/Synthesis Test or during the oral interview. 

I live abroad. May I still take the SESAME tests ?

Yes. Please contact SESAME directly to find out the methods of opening a Test Centre abroad: +33 (05) 56 52 56 41 or check on www.concours-sesame.net.

As regards the oral tests, it is possible to take the tests by videoconference (Skype). You must specify this to SESAME at the time of registration and specific time-slots will be offered to you. 

After my secondary education, I took a training year but I would like to switch studies. May I register for the SESAME Tests?

Yes, the SESAME National Test is open to secondary education leavers as well as students wishing to switch courses of study after a year.  

What are the business schools in the SESAME consortium?

You may register for several or even all of these schools in order to increase your chances of being admitted. 

How many candidates applied for EM Normandie for the 2018 SESAME session?  

There were 3,603 candidates who applied for EM Normandie in 2018, of whom 660 were offered admission, which means that EM Normandie short-listed 1 candidate in 5 on average. 

Are there financial aid schemes to help me pay for my studies?

EM Normandie has put some schemes in place tohelp as many students access the programmes as possible: 

  • Partnerships with banks: The school has developed partnerships with banking organisations in order to make access to loans easier for students. 
  • Grants: students who already hold a state grant may continue to benefit from this aid. Moreover, students without a grant may apply to the CROUS for one.
  • Solidarity Fund: Any student may access this fund on condition they support their claims with evidence of their financial difficulties. 
  • Cooperative Tracks: a total tuition fee waiver for 2 years, settled by the host company.  
  • Student Jobs: paid jobs proposed by the School’s Junior Enterprise club, and clubs such as Easy Job and Jobs Services.

Finally, you may enquire with your regional or departmental councils. Some local authorities have set up student mobility aids.

For further information on financial aid


Quelles sont les destinations à l’étranger tout au long du cursus ?

L'EM Normandie propose plus de 200 universités partenaires dans le monde, sur les 5 continents, dans plus de 60 pays.

L’affectation chez une université partenaire est déterminée par le classement académique et le niveau de langue de l’étudiant.

Consultez la page des universités partenaires.

Do you offer cooperative programmes?

Yes, cooperative tracks are offered in the Bachelor's, Grande Ecole Programme and Mastères Spécialisés (MS) programmes. 

Admission requirements, schedule, types of contracts, campuses, tuition fees, number of hours and course contents are detailed in the Cooperative Track Brochure.
For any questions, you may also contact Ms Julia Quenet, Cooperative Programme Coordinator, jquenet@em-normandie.fr, T: +33 (0)2 35 24 57 90.

Does the school help us to find cooperative agreements?

Yes, the Cooperative Department gives you all the offers received from partner companies (over 5,000 per year) and organises recruitment sessions and specific coaching sessions, in addition to the Career Path Scheme activities.

The Alumni Association is also a good source of offers and opportunities.  

How many compulsory internships muststudents carry out before graduation?

Students joining the EM Normandie Grande Ecole Programme via the SESAME Test Bank may carry out up to 32 months of internship in France or abroad broken down as follows:  
•    1 to 3 optional months in Year 1 (U1)
•    3 compulsory months in Year 2 (U2)
•    3 to 5 compulsory months in Year 3 (U3)
•    1 to 3 optional months in Year 4 (M1)
•    2 x 6 month internships during the off-campus optional year
•    6 compulsory months in Year 5 (M2)

For students joining the EM Normandie Grande Ecole Programme via the BCE or PASSERELLE 1 Test Banks, it is possible to serve up to 26 months of internships in France or abroad, broken down as follows:
•    3 to 5 compulsory months in the 1st year (U3)
•    1 to 3 optional months in the 2nd year (M1)
•    2 x 6 month internships during the off-campus optional year
•    6 compulsory months in the 3rd year (M2)

For students joining the EM Normandie Grande Ecole Programme via the PASSERELLE 2 Test Bank, it is possible to serve up to 21 months of internship broken down as follows:
•    1 to 3 optional months in the 1st year (M1)
•    2 x 6 month internships during the off-campus optional year
•    6 compulsory months in the 2nd year (M2)

Are students helped in their search for an internship or employment? 

Yes, you are helped by the Corporate and Careers Service.
The Entreprises et Carrières Service and Association Alumni EM Normandie will help you with your search methodology, finalising your CV and/or preparating for motivation interviews.  

Many meeting events are organised with business organisations throughout the year.