MS MESB - Equine Industry Sciences and Management
This 'Mastère Spécialisé' is accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles.
The outcome of joint action by researchers, equine nutrition experts, recognised professionals and the Hippolia Pole of Competitiveness, the Mastère Specialisé MESB - Equine Industry Sciences & Management trains tomorrow's Equine Industry Managers.
Since it opened in 2007, its specific educational model has reflected its strong values: ambition to contribute to the development of the equine industry, passion for horses and international orientation.
'Thanks to rich contents and a network of quality partners and lecturers, this MS MESB offers a unique opportunity for professional openings both in France and abroad. As the only RNCP Level 1 accredited degree in France directed at the Equine Industry, this degree has allowed to train managers who are experts in the Equine world and its graduates enjoy a high degree of recognition from the part of professionals.' Dr. Xavier Phlippe - Programme Academic Director - EM Normandie
Each cohort is sponsored by a recognised professional from the industry who takes part in the selection of applicants, supports them throughout their training and helps their introduction into the professional world.
During their 15-month training programme, students on the Mastère Specialisé MESB - Equine Industry Sciences & Management benefit from a programme that will allow them to discover the range of occupations and activity sectors offered by the Equine Industry. Professionalisation is the focal point of this programme thanks to immersion internships and professional consulting projects throughout the study path in the equine world.
The faculty has been built to offer a triple diversity:
The programme is articulated in three phases:
Selection on Application File and Individual Motivation Interview
Deadline for Application: 19 June 2019.
The programme is open to students who hold (or are about to validate) one of the following degrees:
By special dispensation (as provided by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles), the Admission Board may consider applications which, while they do not meet the formal criteria above would nevertheless appear outstanding in view of the application file (Validation of Experiential Learning, Academic Excellence, Association or Society Involvement, International Experience, Internships, etc.).
MS MESB Graduates - Equine Industry Sciences and Management work in all sectors of the Equine Industry:
Graduates take up executive positions within a few months after graduation. Most of them are hired by the professional immersion structure they were in as interns. Half the positions are on long-term contracts and the majority have an international orientation.
"The MS MESB is a true springboard into the International Equine Industry. Thanks to its courses, its numerous instructors from the industry and its network, this degree helped me find employment quickly in the Equine Health Sector and access a managerial position.' Dauphine, Head of Exports, Class of 2013
Cost of the programme for 2019-2020: € 11,000. This includes assignment costs, and Kentucky trip air fare and housing on location.
Application Administration Fee: €100
Association Alumni EM Normandie Registration Fee (non compulsory): € 575. This fee is a life membership fee which gives you access to all the Association's services. Learn more about Alumni EM Normandie.
Various options are offered to students to help them fund their studies:
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Formation professionnalisante d'au moins deux semestres essentiellement dispensée en français, le Mastère Spécialisé (MS) allie des séminaires de formation à des missions et concours en entreprise de plusieurs semaines chacun.
Les séminaires sont principalement animés par des professionnels reconnus dans leurs domaines de compétence. Les missions et concours en entreprise sont co-encadrées par des professionnels et des professeurs de l'EM Normandie.
Un stage de 4 à 6 mois conclut chaque MS et offre une transition souple et efficace vers le monde du travail.
Le MSc se structure selon le même schéma (séminaires et expériences en entreprise) mais se différencie par une approche internationale et un enseignement intégral en anglais.
Some of the programmes are indeed offered on a cooperative track basis:
Also available as a cooperative programme and accessed on the basis of an application file and interview:
Special conditions apply for international residents in France who wish to take up a cooperative track programme.
Candidates for MSc programmes must show evidence of a level in English equivalent to:
Yes, candidates may hold a Master’s Degree (for the MS) equivalent to a 5-year degree in France (Bac + 5) or a Bachelor’s Degree (for the MScs), equivalent to a Master 1 or a 4-year degree in France. Exemptions are possible for candidates can provide evidence of relevant professional experience.
Please review the detailed eligibility conditions in the programme pages or in the brochures before applying and contact the school's teams if you have any concerns about your previous studies.