BTS (2-year degree)

  • PARIS
  • NICE

Intake

  • September

Pace

  • Full time
  • Work-Study

Graduation diploma

  • 2-year BTS degree

Teaching languages

  • French French

Presentation

This short and professional programme will enable you to prepare for the national examination for the Brevet de Technicien Supérieur (BTS).

IPAG offers 5 specialisations of which 2 are in Paris and 5 in Nice: Communication (Nice), International Trade (Nice), Real Estate (Nice), Operational Sales Management (ex MUC) (Paris and Nice), Management of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (GPME) (Paris and Nice).

After graduating with a Bac+2 degree, you will be ready to enter the job market, but you can also choose to continue your studies with a specialised Bachelor's degree.

Admissions

ON FILE + TESTS

● BTS Nice: admission via Parcoursup for holders of a French baccalaureate

● BTS Paris: admission on file + test

OR on file + tests for the others.

Application file content
● Last three school reports
● Baccalaureate results or transcript of grades of the early tests
● Resume (CV)
● Cover Letter
● TCF level B2 certificate for graduates with a foreign diploma

The 3 steps of the admissions process
● Evaluating the application
● Written tests of logic, English and cultural literacy (30 minutes)
● 30-minute motivational interview
Find the annals in order to prepare the tests.

Contacts
• Deputy Director of Admissions: Christophe Pivaut
Mail: c.pivaut@ipag.fr
• Admissions Officer - Paris campus: Marion Facello
Mail: m.facello@ipag.fr
• Admissions officer - Nice campus: Jimmy Huynh
Mail : j.huynh@ipag.fr

  • Description

  • Programme

  • International

  • Career

  • Fees and Funding

BTS

BTS Specialisations

  • Full time
  • Work-Study

Communication (Nice)
You will be taught how to design and implement communication campaigns of all types (advertising, events, relational, etc.), both in a company and in a public organisation or specialised agency. You will also assimilate the legal and economic foundations and the cultural references necessary for the exercise of your future profession. Finally, you will be trained in the use of the essential software for creating media: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator.

International Trade (Nice)
You will explore the main rules of trade and international law and learn how to keep a constant watch on foreign markets, prospecting for purchases and sales, and how to negotiate with foreign contacts in a cross-cultural environment. This BTS "with a common European reference system" now exists in 8 other countries: Spain, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia and Switzerland. It was designed according to the needs of the European market and is internationally recognised. It consequently offers many career opportunities abroad.

Real Estate (Nice)
This programme allows you to become a real estate professional, whether in an agency, a property management firm, a housing association or a construction development company. You will also learn the sector's specific techniques in terms of deals (advice, intermediation between seller/landlord and buyer/tenant) and real estate management (administration of different types of real estate). After graduation, you will be eligible to obtain two professional cards that are indispensable for the pursuit of certain professions: the G (Management) card for rental management or the T (Transaction) card, which allows you to open a real estate agency.

BTS Specialisations

  • Full time
  • Work-Study

Operational Commercial Management (Former MUC) (Paris & Nice)
This BTS, which replaced the BTS MUC (Business Unit Management) to keep pace with the digital boom, prepares you to take responsibility for a small business unit at the start of your career, or a larger one after a few years of experience: shop, supermarket, sales agency, e-commerce site, etc. During your studies, you will study the basics of marketing, economics and management before specialising in customer relations and commercial management.

Management of SMEs (Paris & Nice)
This BTS prepares you to carry out administrative and sales functions that are essential to the smooth running of a small or medium-sized company: human resources management, customer relationship, internal or external communication, etc. You will familiarise yourself with the SMEs organisations and how they operate, follow courses in human resources management, risk management, corporate communication, general education, economic, legal and management. At the end of the curriculum, you will be able toapply for positions that can assist the SME managing director: sales assistant, executive assistant,  assistant manager, etc.

In short

Diploma

  • BTS/HND: 2-year degree

Admission

  • In the 1st year, conditional to obtaining the baccalaureate or equivalent

Teaching language

French

Duration

  • 2 years

Campus

  • Paris
  • Nice

Work Experience

  • 14 weeks of experience over the course of 2 years
  • Possibility of apprenticeship

International

The opportunity to do each internship abroad

Tuition fees

  • €5 300 per year, in case of payment in full
  • €5 500 per year, in case of instalments

1st Year

Communication

  • Culture of communication
  • Business management
  • Economy
  • Law governing communication
  • Communication activities
  • CRA (Advertiser Relations Council) and commercial relations
  • DTP/PAO (Computer-Aided Programming) and computer graphics
  • Communication projects and practices
  • Manufacturing workshop
  • Operational monitoring

Commercial Management Operations (former MUC)

  • General background and expression
  • Economic, legal and managerial culture
  • Sales team management
  • Customer relationship development and sales consulting
  • Promotion and dynamisation of the commercial offer
  • Business Management
  • Commercial IT
  • Communication
  • Semester 1

    • Courses and possible apprenticeship
  • Semester 2

    • 8-week internship or apprenticeship

International Trade

  • Literacy and Expression
  • Business management
  • Economy
  • Law
  • VCA (Market Research and Intelligence), analysis and benchmarking of foreign markets
  • Prospecting and client follow-up
  • Intercultural communication and management
  • Managing information systems

Real Estate

  • Basic literacy and self-expression
  • Real estate deal
  • Co-ownership management
  • Rental management
  • Taxes
  • Real estate law
  • Architecture, housing, urban planning and sustainable development
  • Conducting and presenting professional activities
  • Professional communication (in French and English)
  • Economics and real estate organisation

An optional entrepreneurship module

This module, consisting of 40 hours of specific courses in the 1st year, is aimed at students with a business creation project or who wish to acquire business management skills.

Management of SMEs

  • Functioning and development of SMEs
  • Customer and supplier relationship management for SMEs
  • Personnel management and contribution to HR
  • Risk management for SMEs
  • Business communication
  • Economic, legal and managerial culture
  • General culture and expression
  • Modern foreign language

Workshops and case studies

Business Games

During your welcome week, a 3-day Business Game is organised to give you a practical turn as soon as you arrive at IPAG.

Starting Blocks

Organised by the Career Center, the Starting Blocks seminar prepares you to enter the job market as smoothly as possible. You take part in several workshops: drawing up a CV, writing a pitch mail, preparing for an interview, etc.

Trade roundtables

IPAG regularly organises Trade Roundtables, which give you the opportunity to meet professionals from different sectors of the specialisations offered by the school... an opportunity to exchange and feed your thoughts on your future career path.

 

2nd year

Communication

  • Communication culture
  • Business Management
  • Economy
  • Law governing communication
  • Communication activities
  • CRA (Advertiser Relations Council) & commercial relations
  • DTP/PAO (computer-aided programming) & computer graphics
  • Communication projects & practices
  • Manufacturing workshop
  • Operational monitoring

 

Operational Commercial Management (Former MUC)

  • General background & expression
  • Economic, legal & managerial culture
  • Management & Business unit mnagement (MGUC)
  • Business Unit Development (UCD)
  • Commercial IT
  • Semester 1

    • Courses and possible apprenticeship
  • Semester 2

    • 6-weeks internship or apprenticeship

International Trade

  • General culture & Expression
  • Business management
  • Economy
  • Law
  • VCA (Market Research and Intelligence), analysis & Analysis of foreign markets
  • Import & Export operations management
  • Prospecting & Follow-up of customers
  • Negotiation (in French and English)
  • Management of information systems

Real Estate

  • General culture & Expression
  • Real estate deal
  • Property management
  • Rental management
  • Taxes
  • Real estate law
  • Architecture, housing, urban planning & Sustainable development
  • Conduct & Presentation of professional activities
  • Professional communication (in French and English)
  • Economics & Real estate organisation

Management of SMEs

  • Functioning and development of SMEs
  • Customer and supplier relationship management for SMEs
  • Personnel management and contribution to HR
  • Risk management for SMEs
  • Business communication
  • Economic, legal and managerial culture
  • General culture and expression
  • Modern foreign language

Workshops and case studies

BTS mock exam

To prepare you for the national examination, mock BTSs are regularly organised at IPAG. These written and oral training sessions in the 2nd year allow you to present yourself on the D-day with complete peace of mind. A method which has proved its worth in view of the exceptional results of IPAG students at the BTS examination.

Seminars and workshops

 

  • Lunch and learn: lunches with professionals who share their experience in the field.
  • Starting Blocks: a seminar with different workshops to prepare you to enter the job market.
  • Trade roundtables: meetings, exchanges and debates with professionals.

 

An export mission for all International Trade students

A week abroad during which you help a local company to develop its market internationally.

Plenty of opportunities

Although the BTS is not international in nature, it nevertheless offers several opportunities.

 

A multicultural environment

On the Paris and Nice campuses, you work in a multicultural environment, alongside students from all over the world. In addition, around 20% of the courses are taught by international professors.

Up to three modern languages

In BTS, you have the opportunity to study up to three languages among English, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese or Russian. LV1 - English (advanced level) - is compulsory, LV2 - German, Italian or Spanish (intermediate or advanced level) - is optional as for LV3 - Chinese or Russian (beginner level).

Internships abroad

Depending on your professional project, you can do your 1st year (8 weeks) or 2nd year (6 weeks) internship abroad.

Internships &
Work-Study Experience

Internships every year

  • In 1st year: 8 weeks of internship during the 2nd semester
  • In 2nd year: 6 weeks of internship during the 2nd semester

Work-study

This BTS can be followed in apprenticeship. This is an opportunity to gain longer-term professional experience but also to reduce the cost of your studies, by having it financed by the host company.

 

A Career Centre to guide you

Regardless of whether you are looking for an internship, a job or just looking for advice, our Career Centre is there to help you. You will benefit throughout your studies from its many services: job interview preparation, CV proofreading, recruitment forums, speaking workshops, image control, professional social network management, etc.

Career Opportunities

By Specialisation

After a BTS in Communication

  • Head of Communication
  • Customer Relationship Manager
  • Event Planning Manager
  • Commercial Consultant
  • Marketing Research Manager
  • Manufacturing assistant
  • Advertising sales representative

After a BTS in Operational Commercial Management

  • Store Manager
  • Department Manager, Sales
  • Account Manager
  • Sales representative

After a BTS in International Trade

  • Commercial import-export
  • Procurement Assistant - International Purchasing
  • Assistant then District Manager
  • International Project Manager
  • Freight agent
  • Head of Sales Administration
  • Account Manager

After a BTS in Real Estate

  • Real Estate Agent
  • Property Manager
  • Real Estate Development Associate
  • Co-ownership manager
  • Working with social landlords

After a BTS in Management of SMEs

  • Executive Assistant
  • Sales assistant
  • Assistant Manager
  • Human Resources Assistant

Fees
and Funding

Tuitions fees

  • €5 300 per year, in case of payment in full
  • €5 500 per year, in case of instalments

Work-study Option

Work-study programmes are possible during the two years of the BTS, which allows you to have your studies financed by the company that recruits you on an apprenticeship or professional training contract.

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