Grande École Programme - American Track

  • NICE


  • February
  • September


  • Full time

Graduation diploma

  • 5-year Master's degree

Teaching languages

  • English English


The American Track is the Grande École Programme taught entirely in English.

The programme consists of two cycles: a first, 3-year cycle devoted to learning the fundamentals; a second, 2-year cycle devoted to specialisation. All teaching in this programme is given in English. A very good level of English is therefore required.

At the end of the first year, all students have the opportunity to attend a 6-week summer session at the University of California, Berkeley.

Finally, the American Track also allows students to obtain a dual degree with a partner university (British, Russian or American).


1st year entry
• SESAME exam and subject to obtaining the baccalaureate degree
• Application on file, for holders of a foreign diploma equivalent to the baccalaureate.

IPAG offers free exam preparation sessions for SESAME.

  • Description
  • Programme
  • International
  • Career
  • Fees and funding

Grande École Programme - American Track

Undergraduate: year 1 to year 3

  • Full time

1st year:
acquiring the basics

The first part of the course is devoted to the basics of the subjects you will be taught throughout your studies at IPAG. You will also learn how to develop your communication skills and self-confidence.

2nd year:
working in project mode

The following year is the year of deepening and broadening the lessons learnt. You also begin to work on your first practical projects. Finally, you strengthen your sense of listening and dialogue as well as your organisational skills.

3rd year:
moving to another country

The third year takes place partly or entirely abroad, depending on your course of study. The aim of this unique year is to discover other cultures, to adapt to other professional uses and to immerse yourself in a new cultural and linguistic context. A stay in a partner university, an international internship, a volunteering mission abroad... several possibilities are available to you to structure your year.

Postgraduate: year 4 & year 5

  • Full time
  • Work-Study

4th year:
start specialising

This 1st year of the Master's cycle is the main orientation given to your curriculum. You can choose from 5 main areas of study and you will also follow core courses.

5th year:
specialise and get a dual international degree

The last year is the year of your actual specialisation in one of the 9 majors offered. There is also the possibility of obtaining a dual international degree by spending a semester with one of our partners in the United Kingdom, Russia or the United States.

In Short


5-year Master's degree


1st year entry: SESAME exam (on file for foreign diploma holders)

Teaching language



5 years


  • Paris
  • Nice

Work Experience

Up to 34 months of accumulated experience over the course of 5 years


  • 6-week summer session at the UC Berkeley at the end of the 1st year
  • 3rd year entirely abroad
  • Possibility to study up to 3 languages among 9 taught at IPAG
  • 4 dual degrees possible

Tuition fees

  • €9 900 per year, in case of payment in full
  • €10 100 per year, in case of instalments


Acquiring the basics

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

  • Marketing & Communication mix
  • Introduction & Business law
  • Introduction to statistics
  • Economic context
  • Historical milestones

    Fundamental courses


    Courses + 8 to 9 stage de 8 à 9 semaines, en vente-conseil Summer session de 6 semaines à Berkeley


Business Game

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

X’Trem trails

New experiences based on surpassing oneself with the sense of teamwork: survival missions, military training, humanitarian commitment...

Culture and discovery trails

These allow you to develop your general culture, open-mindness and analytical skills: art history, geography, fashion, music, gastronomy...


Working in project mode

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

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



    Courses + 8 to 12-week internship in a start-up


Business Game

As in the 1st year, real business cases submitted by IPAG partner companies, to which the students, divided into teams, must respond collectively.

Cultural and discovery trails

These allow you to develop your general culture, open-mindedness and analytical skills. The 2nd year is an opportunity to discover a new universe, completely different from the one explored during the 1st year.


Going Abroad

Study stay at a partner university

During the third year of the American Track, just like for the Grande École Programme, there is a mandatory semester of study abroad at one of our 135 partner universities on all five continents. You can choose one of our two associate campuses - Kunming and Riverside - where you can follow IPAG' courses.

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 of commitment to the general interest.


    Study abroad or internship abroad


    6-month internship or study abroad or humanitarian mission abroad


Start specialising

Core modules

  • Strategic management
  • Project management
  • Software for business

The 6 majors of the 4th year

  • Marketing & Sales Strategy Major (4) - Paris/Nice
  • Finance, Audit & Control Major (4) - Paris/Nice
  • International Business & Supply Chain Major (4) - Paris/Nice
  • International Management Major (4) - Paris/Nice
  • Human Resources Management & CSR Major (4) - Paris
  • Entrepreneurship Major (4) - Paris/Nice

    Core + specialisation courses


    Specialisation internship from 4 to 6 months


Specialise and get a dual degree

Core modules

  • Business Ethics & CSR
  • Digital transformation & innovation
  • Corporate Challenge

The 10 majors of the 5th year

  • Marketing & Digital Major (5) - Paris/Nice
  • Marketing BtoC Major (5) - Paris
  • Sales Strategy Major (5) - Paris/Nice
  • Corporate Finance & Audit Major (5) - Paris/Nice
  • Finance & Markets Major (5) - Paris/Nice
  • Wealth Management Major (5) - Paris
  • International Business & Supply Chain Major (5) - Paris/Nice
  • International Management Major (5) - Paris/Nice
  • Human Resources Management & CSR Major (5) - Paris
  • Entrepreneurship & Project Management Major (5) - Paris/Nice

    Work study possible

  • Semester 2

    End-of-study internship of 4 to 6 months
    Work-study possible

The 5 possible dual degrees

  • Dual degree MSc in Business Management (United States)
  • Dual Degree MSc in Finance & Investment (UK)
  • Dual Degree MSc in International Marketing (UK)
  • Dual Degree MSc in International Marketing with Tourism & Events (UK)
  • Dual Degree Msc in International Marketing (Russia)

Business Game

The 5th year Business Game, #Negoc'IPAG, consists of a commercial negotiation on the basis of business cases submitted by 4 to 6 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 or 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 final dissertation is the link between 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: constitution of the corpus, definition of the plan, conduct of the empirical study, etc...

A pre-presentation in May allows them 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.

the world

The American Track is by essence an international programme. Apart from a specialisation from 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 135 partner universities, do an internship abroad or volunteer work... You choose to live the international experiences that suit you.

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: English, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Japanese. 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 this, and whatever your major, you will spend one semester on the campus of one of our partner universities during your final year: City University of New York, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, University of Greenwich, University of South Wales or Edinburgh Napier University.

In vidéo

The American Track


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 weeks of internship in sales
In the 2nd year
8 to 12 weeks internship in a start-up
In the 3rd year
Up to 12 months of internship abroad
In the 4th year
4 to 6 months of specialisation internship
In the 5th year
4 to 6 months 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: interview preparation, resume proofreading, recruitment forums, speaking workshops, image coaching, management of professional social networks, etc.

The possibility of doing the master’s cycle in apprenticeship

A remunerated work contract, tuition fees paid by the host company, longer professional experience before the end of your studies: work-study programmes have many advantages. It is a choice you can make for the master's cycle, regardless of your major and your campus.


by specialisation


  • Product Manager
  • Advertising Manager
  • Head of e-marketing/e-business
  • Director of direct marketing/trade marketing/merchandising
  • Research Fellow
  • Sales Engineer
  • Key Account Manager
  • Sales Administrator

Finance, Audit & Control

  • Financial analyst
  • Property manager
  • Financial controller
  • Internal / external auditor
  • Financial asset manager
  • Risk manager
  • Mergers & acquisitions advisor
  • Wealth management consultant...

International Business & Supply Chain

  • Account manager
  • Credit manager
  • Procurement manager, Logistics manager
  • Transport manager
  • IT system manager...

International Management

  • International account manager
  • Import-export manager
  • International buyer
  • Head of International Locations

Human Resources Management

  • HR Manager
  • Payroll Manager
  • Training Coordinator
  • Head of Internal Communications
  • Recruitment manager in a firm or company
  • Head of Mobility...


  • Operations Manager
  • Business founder or buyer
  • Intrapreneur
  • Project Manager
  • Consultant in business creation
  • Business developper
  • Growth Manager


2018 Labour Force Survey


  • 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%


Tuition fees

  • €9 900 per year, in case of payment in full (excluding dual degree fees)
  • €10 100 per year, in case of instalments (excluding dual degree fees)

Work-study programmes to fund your studies

During the master's cycle, postgraduate, 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 best students in each class are rewarded 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 cumulated with those from IPAG.