Training potential of the Grandes Écoles

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The business and industrial environment is constantly changing and puts innovation at the heart of social issues. This is why ParisTech aims to support companies in their development to enable them to better respond to these issues.  

The Grandes Écoles in our network provide a wide range of training oriented towards companies, their managers and executives. These high-quality courses involve all areas of Science, Technology and Management. They are intended to give those who follow them the necessary tools to meet their present or future challenges. 

The training programme for businesses is structured around three areas: continuing professional education, advanced master's, and the MBAs.  


Continuing professional education 

Continuing professional education, designed for managers or executives, helps them in their career development. It is delivered in French or a foreign language. 

This type of training is adapted to each individual's requirements and plans. These tailor-made courses are also performed at the companies' request. 

Each year, nearly 25,000 participants of more than 80 nationalities follow continuing professional education courses in our network of Grandes Écoles


The Advanced Master's

The Advanced Master's (MS) are professionally-oriented programmes for a maximum period of two years, which are accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Écoles (French association of engineering, management Grandes Écoles and higher education institutions). 

They enable French or international applicants to acquire expertise in a field or access to another discipline than that of their initial education (double competence) after a first degree. They are accessible, after selection, with a master's level degree (or the validation of an M1 [master's 1st year] with 3-years' of work experience). 

The ParisTech Grandes Écoles offer more than 80 advanced master's courses, either full-time or part-time, which attract more than 1,600 students. Some of these master's are offered in partnership with several of our member Grandes Écoles.


The MBAs

The MBAs train managers in business management in an international and multi-cultural context. These high-quality courses are delivered in English. 

The MBAs are offered in either full-time or part-time format and are consistent with working life. Their duration can range from one to three years depending on the format and educational choices.  

Two of the ParisTech Grandes Écoles provide MBAs: 


All three are members of AMBA (the Association of MBAs), which is the main accreditation body for  post graduate management programmes.  

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