American Track



  • NICE


  • 5 years

In Short


  • September


  • Full time

Graduation diploma

  • 5-year Master's degree
  • Dual degree

Teaching languages

  • English English

Tuition fees

From 9 900€/year to 12 200€/year, depending on the year of entry


  • Description

  • Programme

  • International

  • Career

  • Fees and Funding (2023-2024)


The American Track is the English-language version of the Grande École Programme.

The programme also comprises two cycles: the first, lasting 3 years, is devoted to learning the fundamentals; the second, lasting 2 years, is devoted to specialisation. All courses on this programme are taught in English. A very good level of English is therefore required.

At the end of the first year, all students have the opportunity to go on a 2-week Expedition Week, with 2 possible destinations: UCR Extension and McGill School at the end of the 1st year.

Finally, the American Track also enables students to obtain a dual international degree.


1st-year entry
Holder of a French diploma
•  Parcoursup + SESAME exam
Holder of a foreign diploma
•  Interview + Application file (French and English)

2nd year entry
Holder of a French diploma and holder of a foreign diploma
Subject to obtaining 60 ECTS credits or international equivalent
• Interview + Application file (French and English)

Composition of the application file:
Identity card / 3 last report cards / diploma(s) or transcript(s) of the exam (if obtained) / CV / letter of motivation / French language proficiency test: DELF / DALF / TCF / TEF. (French-speaking students or those who have completed two years of studies taught 100% in French are exempt).


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The basics of management
The beginning of the course is devoted to the basics of the subjects you will be taught throughout your time at IPAG, as well as developing your communication skills and self-confidence.




    Courses, 8 to 12-week of internship, and 2-week in Summer, California for a sales course

Semester 1

  • Marketing fundamentals
  • Sales techniques
  • Financial accounting
  • Written and oral communication
  • English theater
  • Ethics Courses

Semester 2

  • Marketing & Communication mix
  • Introduction & Business law
  • Introduction to statistics
  • Economic context
  • Important historical landmarks


Business Game

Case studies submitted by IPAG partner companies, to which the students, divided into teams, must respond collectively.

X’Trem/Extreme trails

New adventures and experiences to develop your personal skills and work within a team, activities include; survival missions, military training, humanitarian commitment and more!

Culture and discovery trails

The Grande École Programme also allows students to develop their cultural experiences with an open-mind. This is to improve your analytical skills and broaden your knowledge in art history, geography, fashion, music, gastronomy and beyond.

Expedition Week

The American Track offers the unique opportunity to spend 2 weeks in the summer of the first year on the campus of a prestigious American university during a Summer Session.

  • UCR Extention I Riverside, USA
  • McGill School of Continuing Studies I Montreal, Canada


Working in project mode
The second year is one of deepening and broadening your knowledge. You will also begin to work on your first practical projects. Finally, you strengthen your listening and dialogue skills, as well as your organisational abilities.


    Courses and consolidation of knowledge


    Course modules plus 8 to 12-week of internship at a start-up business

Semester 1

  • Financial analysis
  • Corporate law & Taxation
  • Market research
  • Human resource management

Semester 2

  • International trade
  • Digital marketing & innovation
  • Logistics & Purchasing
  • Management of organisations


Business Game

As in the 1st year, the business game uses real business case studies submitted by IPAG’s partner companies, so that students can work in teams to respond to the presented scenario.

Cultural and discovery trails

This was designed so students can develop their cultural awareness with an open-minded and analytical approach. The 2nd year is an opportunity to discover a new universe, completely different from the one explored during the 1st year.


Going Abroad
Part or all of the third year is spent abroad, depending on your course of study, so that you can discover other cultures and adapt to other professional practices. A stay at a partner university, an international work placement, a voluntary mission abroad... there are several options open to you.


    Study abroad or internship abroad



    6-month internship, study abroad or humanitarian mission abroad
    Possibility of certificate or bachelor degree

Study stay at a partner university

During the third year of the American Track, as for the Grande École Programme, there is a mandatory semester of study abroad at one of our 130 partner universities on all five continents.

You have the option of choosing certain partner universities. Our top 5 destinations include:

  •     Asia: SolBridge Business School ST Korea
  •     North America: Boston University Met college
  •     South America : Instituto Technologico de Monterrey, Mexico
  •     Oceania: Curtin University, Australia
  •     Europe : Nottingham trent university, UK

To find out more, click on => international

Internship or volunteering mission

The second half of the third year of the American Track takes place abroad as well, either as an internship or in the form of a volunteering mission in line with IPAG's values and commitments.

Dual Degrees

  • Australian Catholic University, Bachelor of Business, Australia
  • Griffith University, 5 Bachelors, Australia
  • University of Sunshine Coast, Bachelor of Business, Australia
  • University of Technology, 4 Bachelors, Australia
  • McGill School of Continuing Studies, Certificate, Canada
  • University of NY, 2 European Bachelor of Business, Prague, Czech Republic
  • University of Dublin Business School, BA (Hons) in Business, Ireland
  • Wollongong University Dubai, Bachelor of Business, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • University of Nottingham, Bachelor (Hons) of Business, United Kingdom

  • American University of Richmond, Bachelor, United Kingdom
  • Millikin University, 2 Bachelors, United States
  • James Cook University, Bachelor, Singapore
  • Université Dublin Business School, BA (Hons) in Business, Irlande
  • Université Wollongong Dubaï, Bachelor of Business, Dubaï, Émirats Arabes Unis
  • Université de Nottingham, Bachelor (Hons) of Business, Royaume-Uni
  • Université Americaine de Richmond, Bachelor, Royaume-Uni
  • Université Millikin, 2 Bachelors, États-Unis
  • Université James Cook, Bachelor, Singapour


Leadership and management
The 1st year of the Master's programme is the year in which you choose the main orientation of your course. In addition to the core curriculum, there are six main areas of study.


    Core modules and specialisation courses


    Specialisation internship for 4 to 6-month
    Work and study possible

Core modules
  • Strategic management
  • Project management
  • Software for business
The 6 specialisations of the 4th year
  • Marketing & Sales Strategy Specialisation (4) - Paris/Nice
  • Finance, Audit & Control Specialisation (4) - Paris/Nice
  • Purchasing and Supply Chain management Specialisation (4) - Paris/Nice
  • International Management Specialisation (4) - Paris/Nice
  • Human Resources Management Specialisation (4) - Paris
  • Specialisation Entrepreneurship & Project Management (4) - Paris/Nice


Specialise and get a dual degree
The final year of the Master's programme is the year of specialisation itself, in one of the 10 specialisations offered by IPAG. It is also the opportunity to obtain a double international degree, by spending a semester studying with one of our partners in the United Kingdom, Russia or the United States.


    Course modules 

  • Semester 2

    End-of-study internship of 4 to 6-month as well as
    Work study is possible

Core modules
  • Business Ethics & CSR
  • Digital transformation & innovation
  • Corporate Challenge
The 10 specialisations of the 5th year
  • Digital Marketing Specialisation (5) - Paris/Nice
  • Marketing BtoC Specialisation (5) - Paris
  • Sales Strategy Specialisation (5) - Paris/Nice
  • Corporate Finance & Audit Specialisation (5) - Paris/Nice
  • Finance & Markets Specialisation (5) - Paris
  • Ingineering & Wealth Management Specialisation (5) - Paris/Nice
  • Purchasing and Supply chain management Specialisation (5) - Paris/Nice
  • International Management Specialisation (5) - Paris/Nice
  • Human Resources Management Specialisation (5) - Paris
  • Entrepreneurship & Project Management Specialisation (5) - Paris/Nice

The 5 possible dual degrees
  • Dual degree MSc in Business Management (United States)
  • Dual Degree with MSc Finance and Investment (London, UK)
  • Dual Degree with MSc International Marketing (Edinburgh, Scotland UK)
  • Dual Degree MSc in International Marketing with Tourism & Events (Edinburgh, Scotland UK)
  • Dual Degree Msc in International Marketing (Moscow, Russia)
  • Dual Degree PGD (United-States)
Business Game

The 5th year Business Game (#Negoc'IPAG meaning #NegotiationIPAG) consists of a commercial negotiation on the basis of 4 to 6 case studies submitted by our partner companies. Students have 2h30 to prepare their arguments, which they then present before a jury of seasoned professionals. The last editions have brought together companies such as CBRE, Altran and IZI by EDF, which have had the opportunity to get a fresh look at their problems and to identify future high-potential graduates.

End-of-studies paper

The  Grande École Programme’s final dissertation is the link between the academic and professional world, since it deals with a theme related to the students' future professional life. Students choose their subject in the first semester, from a list drawn up by their thesis supervisor, who then guides them through each stage of the writing process including; constitution of the corpus, definition of the plan, conduct of the empirical study, and so on. A pre-presentation in May allows students to adjust the final work to be submitted (between 60 and 80 pages), before the presentation in front of a jury, which takes place in June or September. So you’re fully supported throughout the whole process.


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the world

The American Track of the Grande École Programme is by essence an international programme. Apart from a specialisation in the beginning of the course, it offers all the opportunities of the Grande École Programme in terms of studying abroad, language learning or dual degrees.

A third year entirely spent abroad

The third year of your course is entirely, or mostly, spent abroad. You can choose to stay on the campus of one of our 130 partner universities, do an internship abroad or volunteer work so you choose the international experiences that best suit your interests and needs.

Study up to three languages

To work in a multicultural and international environment, an advanced level of language skills is essential. The Grande École Programme allows you to study up to three languages frrom: English, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, and Japanese. Although particular emphasis is placed on English since nearly 30% of our management courses are taught by native English speakers.

Obtain a dual degree

In 5th year, you have the opportunity to obtain a dual degree for the Grande École Programme. Whatever your specialisation, you will spend one semester on the campus of one of our partner universities during your final year, you can choose from: City University of New York, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, University of Greenwich, University of Bournemouth or Edinburgh Napier University, University of California Riverside.

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The Grande École Programme is also a professional programme that allows students to acquire up to 34 months of work experience.

Intership calendar

In the 1st year
8 to 9-week of internship in sales role

In the 2nd year
8 to 12-week internship in a start-up company

In the 3rd year
Up to 6-month of internship abroad

In the 4th year
4 to 6-month of specialisation internship

In the 5th year
4 to 6-month of internship at the end of studies

Career Center

No matter whether you are looking for an internship, a work-study programme, a job or simply for advice, our Career Center is there to help you. Throughout your studies, you will benefit from its many services including; interview preparation, resume proofreading, recruitment forums, speaking workshops, image coaching, management of professional social networks, and more.

The possibility of doing the master’s cycle in apprenticeship

A compensated work contract, tuition fees paid by the host company, or more professional experience to graduate with indicates that work based study programmes have many advantages. It is a choice you can make for the  Grande École Programme master's cycle, regardless of your chosen major and your campus.


By major specialisation, these are some of the career paths you can expect to take via the American Track of the Grande École Programme.

Marketing Unfold all Fold all
  • Product manager
  • Advertising manager
  • Sales representative in a communication agency
  • E-marketing/e-business manager
  • Direct marketing/trade marketing
  • Merchandising manager
  • Consultant/studies
  • Sales engineer
  • Key account manager
  • Sales team leader
  • Sales administrator
  • Point of sale manager
  • Category manager
Finance, Audit & Control Unfold all Fold all
  • Financial Analyst
  • Property administrator
  • Auditor
  • Management controller
  • Internal and external auditor
  • Reporting manager
  • Financial asset manager
  • Risk manager
  • Mergers and acquisitions advisor
  • Compliance manager
  • Chartered accountant
  • Wealth management consultant
International Business & Supply Chain Unfold all Fold all
  • Account manager
  • International credit manager
  • International network manager
  • Procurement manager
  • Logistics manager
  • Transport manager
  • Inventory manager
  • Information system manager
International Management Unfold all Fold all
  • International account manager
  • Import-export area manager
  • International negotiator
  • International buyer
  • International network manager
  • Manager of a foreign establishment
  • International business developer...
Human Resources Management Unfold all Fold all
  • HR Manager
  • Payroll Manager
  • Training Coordinator
  • Head of Internal Communications
  • Recruitment manager in a firm or company
  • Headhunter
  • Head of Mobility...
Entrepreneurship & project management Unfold all Fold all
  • Operations Manager
  • Business founder or buyer
  • Intrapreneur
  • Project Manager
  • Consultant in business creation
  • Business developer
  • Growth Manager


2022 Labour Force Survey

Results Unfold all Fold all
  • Industry: 25%
  • Finance, accounting, audit: 20%
  • Information service and communication: 14%
  • Studies, consulting, expertise, research: 12%
  • Trade: 9%
  • Transport (services): 5%
  • Energy: 4%
  • Accomodation and catering: 2%
  • Human Resources: 2%
  • Others: 7%


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Tuition fees

1st year entry :

  • 10 500€ per year, cash payment (excluding double degree fees)
  • 10 700€ per year, payment in instalments (excluding double degree fees)
  • €5 000 to €8 000 extra cost for the expedition week, depending on your destination

2nd year in France and a 3rd year abroad :

  • 9 900 € per year, cash payment (excluding double degree fees)
  • 10 100 € per year, payment in instalments (excluding double degree fees)

4th-year entry:

  • €10 120 per year in case of work and study



Work-study programmes to fund your studies

During the postgraduate master's cycle, you have the opportunity to do an apprenticeship. With this option, you can finance part of your studies while benefiting from a salary and employee status.


Excellence Scholarship

50% off tuition fees for the first year is granted:

  • to all students who have passed the baccalaureate with highest honors
  • to students on state scholarships who have passed the baccalaureate with honors
Merit Scholarship

In the form of lower tuition fees, the three best PGE students in each super promotion are awarded each year for their excellent results to the tune of:

  • €1500 for the Valedictorian (1st best)
  • €1000 for the Salutatorian (2nd best)
  • €500 for the 3rd best of their class
Family Scholarship

A 25% discount on annual tuition fees is granted to students who have a sibling enrolled at IPAG in the Grande École programme or any other programme.

Alumni Scholarship

A 10% discount on tuition fees is given to all children of our graduates, regardless of the programme.


If you are younger than 28 years old, you can benefit from a state scholarship under certain conditions. The scholarship amount is based on family income, according to a scale established each year by the Ministry of Education. These grants can be accumulated with those from IPAG.


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