MS MSc

MS Territorial Development Str@tegy

Accredited by the Conference des Grandes Ecoles. | Open to international candidates | Specialisation excusively offered to Cooperative students
The MS Territorial Development Str@tegy programme at EM Normandie trains territorial developers in one year.
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This 'Mastère Spécialisé' is accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles.

Mastère Spécialisé

Presentation

The  MS Territorial Development Str@tegy  trains Territorial Developers to be able to foster the emergence of local projects within the framework of territorial development schemes.

This programme is offered exclusively to cooperative students.

Learning Objectives

  • Acquisition of multidisciplinary skills (marketing, communication, agri-food techniques, law).
  • Taking on managerial responsibilities
  • Setting up launching, monitoring and development strategies for agri-food products

Strong Points

  • A Double Degree: Specialised MS and listed on the National Registry of Occupations (RNCP Level 1 )
  • A programme offered with Cooperative Track as a professional training contract option
  • Rich pedagogical content with many recognised experts in their fields
  • A programme designed with a project management approach, closely linked to Territorial Marketing
  • A Programme with additional professional tools: Cooperative Track, business dating, professional colloquia, talks
  • Residential seminars in Southampton, Oxford and Brussels
  • A cohort of a manageable size with personalised monitoring

The programme team values the link between academic theoretical input and real case studies which enable you to develop the analytical skills and the detached viewpoint required of future managers.

The trips to Southampton, Oxford and Brussels, as well as field work which closely mimics territorial conditions supplement and complete the training programme.

Courses

Module 1: Territorial analysis tools

  • Societies and territories
  • Territorial diagnosis and analysis
  • Territorial prospects
  • Mapping and data bases
  • Seminars: laboratory spaces
  • Seminars: Territorial intelligence

Module 2 : Development strategies and policies

  • Territorial development and urban planning
  • Finances and public procurement
  • Financing territorial development
  • Seminar: Planning and development
  • Seminar: Engineering and project monitoring
  • Territorial developer workshops
  • Field trips to Southampton and Brussels
  • Territorial marketing

Module 3: Transition, sustainability and territories

  • CSR/CSO
  • Industrial and territorial ecology
  • Sustainable territorial governance and development
  • Social solidarity economy
  • Sustainable cities - smart cities

Module 4: Business organisations, economic development and territories

  • Organisations and decision making processes
  • Internationalisation of business organisations
  • Seminar: Business organisations and territories
  • Innovative territorial dynamics

Professional Experience

  • Case study methodology
  • Professional thesis methodology
  • Surveys and survey analysis
  • Project co-ordination and management
  • Territorial intelligence seminar
  • English

Admission Method

Selection is on the basis of an application form followed by an individual interview

Admission Pre-Requisites

The programme is open to students who hold the following degrees:

  • Master degree or equivalent (Bac+ 5 – 5 years after secondary education) 
  • At the Jury’s discretion: 4-year undergraduate degree with 3 years of professional experience (internships and cooperative programmes excluded). A Validation of Experiential Learning process may be required
  • Exceptionally, as provided by Conférence des Grandes Ecoles regulations, the admissions board may consider as valid applications which do not meet the formal criteria listed above but appear exceptional on the basis of the dossier (academic excellence, community work, international experience, internships, etc.)

How to apply?

Please use the on-line application procedure

We regret we are unable to process applications sent by e-mail or post

Admission Procedure

A first short-list is drawn up on based on the application files. Special attention is paid to the quality of the file (relevant supporting documents and information given) and the quality of the academic and/or professional profile. Additional documents may be requested by the admissions board. The jury will decide whether a candidate goes forward to the second phase of the selection process, is placed on a waiting list or is denied admission.

Shortlisted candidates are invited for an interview via Skype with a Head of Academic Programme. This interview helps clarify who the applicant is, their projects, their objectives and the consistency of their choices with the programme selected. The final admission decision (offered or denied admission) is publicised a few days after this interview.

A candidate who is offered admission is officially notified and invited to make a down payment of 10% of the total tuition fees for the programme, which will be deducted from the programme tuition fees in due course. This initial payment confirms the candidate's place in the programme and an unconditional letter of admission is then issued.

Admission Session Dates

In order for our students to benefit from optimal learning conditions, places in our programmes are limited. The number of remaining places is reviewed after each admission session. Whenever a cohort is full, admissions for the programme are closed :

The application start date for the 2020-2021 admission session is 15 September 2019.

Additional information for international candidates (non-EU, who do not possess a valid resident’s permit for France)

At the same time as completing the EM Normandie Application file, international candidates must also complete the Campus France Application File in order to facilitate the visa process.

International candidates may submit their applications before 1st July at the latest, in order to provide enough time for consular processing. 

Once the fee down payment has been received, the School will help International students with their visa procedures and search for accommodation.

After completing this programme, you will be qualified for positions such as:

  • Head of Economic Development
  • Head of Business Start-up and Development Projects
  • Economic Developer
  • Territorial Business Engineer
  • Head of Local Development Project
  • Territorial Development Officer

Personalised Support

  • 2,000 internship offers including 500 abroad
  • 300 Cooperative Track offers among a network of 700 business organisations
  • Regular monitoring meetings with students/business organisations
  • Personalised coaching with the Career Path Scheme
  • An Alumni Network with 17,500 members

Tuition Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

  • €12,000 (for French and International students, wage earners, free-lance, unemployed)
  • Administrative Fee for Registration: €100
  • Student Societies' Pack for new students: €150
  • Compulsory Contribution: CVEC (Contribution Vie Etudiante et de Campus): € 90

in addition, there is a €575 life membership fee for the Alumni EM Normandie Association, which will give you access to all of this network’s services (non compulsory).

Fundings

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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FAQ

What's a Mastère Spécialisé (MS) and a MSc ?

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.

Can I take a Mastère Spécialisé (MS) as a cooperative programme?

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.

Is it possible to apply to several programmes?

Yes, candidates must indicate this wish in their application files.  

If you apply for 2 programmes, your second choice will not be reviewed unless there has been a negative decision by the admission panel for your first choice. There is no specific calendar for second choices: candidates are contacted individually. 
 

What level of proficiency in English is required for MScs?

Candidates for MSc programmes must show evidence of a level in English equivalent to:

  • TOEIC score of 790
  • TOEFL CBT score of 230/IBT of 83
  • IELTS between 6 and 6.5 (according to the MSc)
  • or equivalent
I hold a degree from an instituion in an English-speaking country. Is the English test compulsory?

 The Admissions Service may allow exemption from English Language Tests for candidates who show a higher education degree whose courses were exclusively taught in English, subject to official supporting documents.  

I am a employee, is it possible for me to ask for a training leave to join your programmes? 

Yes, some candidates do achieve their Mastères Spécialisés using the "Congé Individuel de Formation" (CIF). In this case, you should ask the Fongecif to send you an application file and the school's services will fill out the section reserved for the training institution. 

Such financial aid files do require a lot of forethought (Funding Commissions must meet 3 months maximum before the programme is due to start).

Are MS and MSc Programmes open to candidates with foreign higher education degrees? 

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. 

When should international students apply?

As places are limited, all candidates are encouraged to submit their profiles as early as possible. 
International candidates may send in their applications as from September 2018 and before 1st July 2019 at the latest.  

What specific administrative procedures apply to international candidates?

In addition to the EM Normandie application file, non-EU international candidates are required to contact Campus France to help them obtain their visas. 
Useful links:  France-visas and Campus France