Admission procedures – Grande École

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How to apply to the INSEEC Grande Ecole Program?

You can apply to one of the 3 INSEEC Grande École campuses in Bordeaux, Lyon or Paris depending on your training requirements and your geographical location.

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2 admission paths to integrate INSEEC Grande Ecole

  • 1 admission pathway via the BCE (Banque Commune d’Épreuve) which is intended for students in preparatory classes
  • 1 way of admission on internal competition (Evolution 1 & 2 competition) which is addressed to students already holding a BAC+2, BAC+3 or BAC+4

*Please note! The international admission procedure only concerns you if you are not a French citizen and you live outside of France.

You are in BAC +2/+3/+4? Admission via the Evolution 1 or 2 competition

To enter INSEEC Grande Ecole and obtain a Master Grande Ecole, the most prestigious and recognized diploma in Management in France and abroad, you must register for its entrance exam:

Admission criteria BAC +2

You can apply for the parallel admission exam after a Bac+2 (Evolution 1 exam) and join the INSEEC Master Grande Ecole in your L3 year if you are :

  • Holder or in the process of obtaining a DUT, a BTS, a Licence 2, a level III certified title
  • Students enrolled in the 2nd year of the IEP
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Admission criteria BAC +3/BAC+4

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You can apply for the parallel admission exam after a Bac+3/+4 (Evolution 2 exam) and join the INSEEC Master Grande Ecole in the M1 and M2 years if you are :

  • Holder of or in the process of obtaining a diploma at L3 or M1 level, certifying at least three years of higher education
  • Holder of or in the process of obtaining a level II/III certified title

Admission tests and coefficients

Written tests :

  • Application Form (Questionnaire)
  • Personal and professional project
  • In the absence of a sufficient and valid score (less than 2 years old) from an official and recognized English test (TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge etc.): English MCQ

Total : Coef 30

Oral tests :

  • Motivation and personality interview, duration: 25 min
  • English interview, duration: 15 min

Total : Coef 20

Competition Fee:

  • Scholarship holders: 20 euros
  • Non-scholarship holders: 40 euros
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Are you in a preparatory class? Admission via the BCE competition

Admission in 6 steps

  1. Registration

Register from Friday, December 10, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. to Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.on the ECB website, online only.

  1. The written tests

They take place from Wednesday May 04 to Friday May 13, 2022 (excluding Saturday and Sunday).

Scores for the written tests are available as of Monday, June 20, 2022 at 10:00 am.

  1. The oral tests

The period for oral examinations runs from Tuesday, June 21 to Tuesday, July 6, 2022.

  1. Eligibility & Admission Results

Open places: 130 places for our three campuses

  1. Choice of assignment

Assignment choices will be made on the basis of admission results.
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  1. SIGEM results

Once admitted, you will join the Grande Ecole Program in the 1st year on one of our 3 campuses in France: Bordeaux, Lyon or Paris.

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Commonly asked questions:

Quel est le diplôme délivré par l’INSEEC Grande École ?

Master degree Bac+5, AMBA accredited. It is a diploma recognized by the State, in France and abroad.

Quelle est la différence entre le programme Grande École et les autres programmes de l’INSEEC ?

You can view the comparison here.

Quels sont les délais pour finaliser la candidature au programme Grande École de l’INSEEC ?

You must finalize your application 1 week before the competition session.

Est-ce qu’il y a une préparation aux entretiens ?

Yes, our teams support you through webinars and personalized training sessions.

Quel est le score minimum pour le TOIEC ? Comment faire si je n’ai pas validé mon TOIEC ?

The TOIEC is not compulsory to enter the INSEEC Grande Ecole program

Updated 29 April 2022