Business schools: what opportunities?.

Business schools: what opportunities?.

November 27, 2018

Business schools are increasingly being solicited by students. Indeed, in 2017, more than 170 000 young people were enrolled in business school training. These higher education institutions allow future professionals to train in various fields. This is the case of management, management and finance, human resources, marketing and communication… For a training that starts directly after the BAC or after a diploma of higher education, the business schools offer more or less long courses, to adapt and please all students.

Business schools have a big advantage: they have an excellent insertion rate. According to a survey conducted in 2017 for the Conference of major schools on the insertion of young graduates of Grande Ecole, 86.5% of students in business school find a job within 6 months of the end of their courses.

The materials offered in the business school

This type of training particularly pleases students because they offer subjects associated with different fields and taught by professionals from the professional world. In the common core, students are trained in marketing, management, living languages (including English), sales techniques, law (applied to trade), economics and management, customer negotiation and general culture. Students must also choose one or more of the following specialties: auditing and consulting, management, finance, human resources management, logistics, information systems management and purchasing.

For a 3-year course, students will learn the basics of business and management in the first year. In the second year, they will deepen these notions, as well as management, human resources and cost analysis. Finally, in the third year, they will be able to specialize and professionalise through professional internships in companies.

Working in marketing and communication

The know-how:
  • Affinities for consumption patterns and innovation,
  • Curiosity
  • Creativity
  • Interested in new information and communication technologies (ICTs).
The know-how:
  • Sell a product,
  • Valuing a brand,
  • Gaining market share,
  • Customer loyalty.
The different reception structures:
  • Specialized agencies,
  • Startup
  • Smes
  • Large companies,
  • Consulting firms…
The different trades possible:
  • Product Manager,
  • Communications Officer,
  • Community Manager,
  • Marketing Manager
  • In charge of public relations,
  • Project Manager…

Working in management and human relations

The know-how:
  • Rigour
  • Organization and method,
  • Communication
  • Management
  • Versatility
  • Self-confidence,
  • Adaptability
  • Autonomy
  • Motivation.
The know-how:
  • Management of a service,
  • Management of an organization,
  • Human resources management.
The different reception structures:
  • Companies
  • Administrations
  • Smes…
The different trades possible:
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Executive Advisor,
  • Head of career management,
  • Head of training,
  • In charge of administrative and financial management…

Working in the economy and the financial markets

The know-how:
  • Analytical spirit,
  • Rigour
  • Discretion
  • Vigilance.
The know-how:
  • Taxation
  • Cash
  • Recovery
  • Financial management of companies.
The different reception structures:
  • Accounting and financial services,
  • Banks
  • Insurance companies,
  • Self-entrepreneur…
The different trades possible:
  • Administrative and financial manager,
  • Financial analyst,
  • Passive active Manager,
  • Specialist in banking and insurance investments…

Work in auditing and consulting

The know-how:
  • Relational capacity,
  • Adaptability
  • Listening
  • Rigour.
The know-how:
  • Control the different services of a company,
  • Ensure compliance with legislation,
  • Develop axes of improvement.
The different reception structures:
  • All types of companies,
  • Consulting firms…
The different trades possible:
  • Management controller,
  • Accounting expert,
  • Auditor,
  • Treasurer…

Working in the supply chain: distribution, purchasing and logistics

The know-how:
  • Organization
  • Rigour
  • Knowledge of computer tools,
  • Proficiency in foreign languages,
  • Innovation.
The know-how:
  • Control flow of goods, from design to product marketing,
  • Negotiation
  • Logistics.
The different reception structures:
  • Large or medium-sized enterprises.
The different trades possible:
  • Commercial
  • Logistician
  • Purchasing Manager…

Create your own business

The know-how:
  • Versatility
  • Challenge
  • High working capacity,
  • Rigour.
The know-how:
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Communication and marketing,
  • Logistics.