Fundamentals & DNA courses

Signature of the entrepreneurial spirit

Get more than fundamentals

This first year of this International Management program will make sure you master the fundamentals in different disciplines of management. You will have some choices on courses depending on your profile and wishes.
. Examples of fundamental courses

  • Marketing
  • Strategic Management
  • Negotiation and Sales
  • Project Management
  • Corporate Social Responsability
  • Economy
  • Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • Strategy


Highlights of the year will be new topics specifically addressing current challenges: web design and disruptions and minimum two projects you will have to manage in teams.

Students Makers Lab

Applied Research in the Social Sciences (RECAPSS)

The Applied Research in the Social Sciences (RECAPSS) scheme is an effective bridge with the teaching delivered in the preparatory classes. It aims to introduce you to the demanding world of knowledge production and research. In self-selected groups of five students, you will conduct a field survey based on a topic that you will have already chosen! You will develop your critical thinking, as well as skills inherent in the field-survey methodologies and in communicating your results.


After your core courses and projects, you will be able to choose withhin more than 200 elective courses to build progressively your own specialization.

Business Start-up Project (BSP): central to the School’s renown for entrepreneurship

The main purpose of the BSP course is for students to learn about the practical realities of different-sized companies (from very small to large companies, and start-ups), and gain a structured overview of the different organizations. During the course, you will also work on your own personal start-up project as an entrepreneurship awareness-raising exercise. You will be asked to work as a group and pitch your project to a jury. You will also be able to carry out your first experiments with prototyping your idea in the makers’ lab, which will offer you its tools (3D printer, production tools, etc.) and the support of a team of experts!

PGE Cours ADN Sustainables Futures - Futurs Durables

Sustainable Futures: exploring the future

This module offers methodologies for exploring alternative futures and creating scenarios that companies can use as representations to conduct a strategic action. You will be introduced to the role of consultant by working for companies (Société Générale, Vinci, etc.) that give you a problem to solve. A real challenge to take up as a team for your first collaboration with a company!

Prototype: immersion in the makers’ lab

Today technology plays a major role in the everyday life of both individuals and companies. To prepare you for working in this universe, which connects technology to the business world in a far more systematic and integrated manner, we provide an opportunity to familiarize yourself with its challenges through an innovative learning track. You will learn different languages and methodologies, then use what you have learned to try your hand at producing solutions.