M2 International Strategy and Management

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The International Strategy and Management programme offers graduates a high-level specialised programme in strategy, management, governance, economic and strategic intelligence, and human resources, in their international dimension. This Master’s degree prepares students for a broad range of managerial jobs, mainly in companies with international representations or activities. The Master’s degree “International Strategy and Management” sets scientific and technical programme objectives in several complementary fields of management sciences.

Course Prerequisites

A solid background in management studies and, more specifically, a good understanding of corporate strategy and international management.

  • Be able to define, structure and apply a strategy for the benefit of executives and operational managers.

  • Implement a project (design, management, team coordination, implementation and management, evaluation, dissemination) that puts multidisciplinary skills into play in a collaborative framework.

  • Perform a considered and detached analysis that takes into account the issues, problems and intricacies of a request or a situation in order to put forward appropriate and/or innovative solutions.

  • Have the capacity to manage an international business development project.

  • Adapt to different social, professional and intercultural contexts, both national and international.

  • Communicate orally and in writing, in a clear and unambiguous manner, in French and at least one other language, in the appropriate register for an audience of specialists or non-specialists.

Post-graduate profile

Project manager / assistant project manager / junior project manager / e-business project manager
Junior consultant
Market analyst, Market intelligence
International business analyst
Business Developer & international business developer
Sales manager for a geographical area
Director of strategic/international partnerships
Big data analyst
CSR Officer

Career prospects

The International Strategy and Management (SMI) Master is a job-oriented Master's programme that leads to management positions in large multinational groups (within export departments as well as within foreign subsidiaries) on the one hand and, on the other, to positions in the development of international activities for SMEs or for cluster-type business networks. The programme also paves the way to consulting professions in these areas. Though rare, it is possible for graduates to go onto further studies in doctoral programmes.


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Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Outils pour le conseil et la recherche 4 24
Managing Corporate Social Responsibility 4 21
Intelligence économique et stratégique 4 24
Anglais des affaires 3 30
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Gouvernance et pilotage de la firme 4 24
Challenge Stratégie 4 24
Capital-risque et développement 3 24
Business Game (simulation de décisions d'entreprise en univers concurrentiel) 4 30
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Stage et mémoire 10 0
Méthodologie 0 12
Insertion professionnelle et développement personnel 0 15
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Politiques et pratiques du management : une analyse comparative 4 24
Management Interculturel 4 24
Management et stratégies d'internationalisation 4 24
International Human Resource Management 4 24
Alliances and international partnerships 4 24
Modalités de candidatures
Application period
From 14/05/2021 to 16/06/2021
Compulsory supporting documents
  • Motivation letter.

  • All transcripts of the years / semesters validated since the high school diploma at the date of application.

  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • Letter of recommendation or internship evaluation.

  • List of other masters requested (excluding Saclay).

Additional supporting documents
  • Certificate of French (compulsory for non-French speakers).

  • Certificate of English level (compulsory for non-English speakers).

  • Curriculum EU (description of the units of education followed) of the last two years.

  • VAP file (obligatory for all persons requesting a valuation of the assets to enter the diploma).

  • Letter of recommendation (compulsory for candidates who have already been enrolled in higher education in France before).

  • Choice sheet of M2 (obligatory for the candidates registered in M1 at the University Paris-Saclay) to download on https://www.universite-paris-saclay.fr/en/admission/apply-master-programmes.

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