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Work-study programme : as a real lever of social openness with the total exemption of your tuition fees and the receipt of a salary each month, it is not surprising that EM Normandie was one of the first Grandes Écoles to develop work-study programmes.

Relying on a large network of partner companies, 5,000 to be exact, it receives more than 70,000 job, internship and work-study offers each year, including 1,500 exclusively! With companies of all sizes and in all sectors of activity (trade, industry, banking, luxury goods, mass retailing, etc.), increase your chances of getting the job you've been dreaming of during your work-study.

Furthermore, a dedicated team will accompany you in your search and follow you throughout your work placement. This is an extremely reassuring net when you know that some students give up on work-study programmes each year in France because they have not found a host company.

Every year, more than 2,200 students join a work-study programme on the Caen, Le Havre and Paris campuses. And since 2020, the School has had its own Apprentice Training Centre (CFA), which simplifies your procedures and eliminates the famous quota of places.

Join a leading work-study Business School, develop your skills in real-life situations and maximise your employability.

Did you know that at EM Normandie 93% of work-study graduates receive a job offer before the end of their studies? (Survey of professional integration conducted among the Master in Management Programme 2019 graduates conducted by EM Normandie and its Alumni Network).

Benefit from the payment of your tuition fees

When you join a work-study programme, your host company will pay for your tuition fees, whether you are on an apprenticeship or a professional training contract.

In addition, as an employee, you will receive a salary that varies according to your age. On average, you receive  €1,100 per month. You are also entitled to paid holidays and social security cover in the event of illness, an accident at work or maternity.

With this financial flexibility, you can be more independent and pay for your own accommodation, food and transport. Move to a new city (Caen, Le Havre or Paris) and take advantage of the professional opportunities available to you.

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A real springboard to the professional world

Business schools generally offer work-study programmes during the final year(s) of your course as a springboard to the professional world once you have chosen a specific sector or profession.

During the first years of your course, develop fundamental knowledge in management and apply it through numerous professional projects (case studies, consulting missions, challenges, etc.) carried out in collaboration between your school and its partner companies.

At the same time, get involved in community life on topics you are passionate about, meet many people, learn to work in a team and develop your skills.

Immerse yourself regularly in the professional world through work placements: discover a profession, carry out concrete assignments and familiarise yourself with how organisations work.

By completing your course with a work-study programme over one or two years, you will acquire the essential know-how and interpersonal skills needed in a company. At EM Normandie, you spend 75% of your time in the field: 1 week at the school and 3 weeks in the company. With this rhythm, which is so popular with recruiters, you can take on real responsibilities in your assignments.

It should be noted that for international students, work-study programmes are available under certain conditions. For more information, contact the apprenticeship pole.


At EM Normandie, various work-study programmes are available:

Master's degree in Management

Work-study training is offered during Year 4 and/or Year 5 of the programme:

  • Work-study Track: a multi-specialised programme established over 3 or 4 semesters, accessible on the Caen, Le Havre and Paris campuses. Semester 2 of Year 5 also offers, as an option, a major from among 3 fields: Purchasing / Supply Chain, Digital Marketing or Finance.
  • Year 5 specialisations: as part of the Global Track and Expertise Track, in the final year of the programme, you can choose from 16 specialisations, 9 of which are offered as a work-study.

The Master in Management is accessible to international students :

  • Who hold a 3 or 4-year undergraduate degree via application form based on your qualification: go directly to the 4th year of the programme and choose from the 4 Tracks offered, including the Work-study Track.

Bachelor in International Management

The multi-specialised work-study programme is offered in the 3rd year on the Le Havre and Paris campuses.

This programme is available:

  • After graduating from secondary education by application file : start with two years on the Le Havre campus, then spend your 3rd year on the Le Havre or Paris campus on the classical route or on a work-study programme.
  • After 2 years of higher education by application file: go directly to the 3rd year of the programme on the classical route or on a work-study programme.

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Curricula and quality of service to match your ambitions

As a work-study student, you benefit from the same services as the other students at your school, even if you spend less time on campus. In this respect, you should carefully evaluate the quality of the services offered by your future Business School. Choose an establishment that is conducive to your social and personal development.

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Academic criteria, international, professional and associative experience are all elements to take into account when choosing your school.

Pathways to excellence in a world-renowned school

Look closely at the labels and accreditations held by these institutions as well as their position in national and international rankings.

EM Normandie is triple accredited with EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. Less than 1% of business schools in the world hold this triple crown.

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It ranks among the Top 90 European Business Schools in the prestigious Financial Times ranking.

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At the national level, it is a member of the Chapter of Management Schools of the Conférence des Grandes Écoles (CGE), a very selective circle that includes 38 Graduate Schools of Management out of the 400 existing in France.

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In terms of programmes, it has been recognised in several national and international rankings:

The Master in Management programme is a 5 Year State-recognised diploma and awards the "Grade de Master". It is in the Top 90 of the best Masters in Management worldwide in the Financial Times and QS rankings.

The Bachelor in International Management Is also a 3 Year State-recognised diploma. It is ranked in the Top 5 of the best Bachelors by Challenges and Moci.

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Individualised support to build your profile

Evaluate your future school on its capacity to accompany you throughout your studies and to integrate you successfully into the professional world.

Career Path

With the EM Normandie Career Path, benefit from support throughout your career thanks to dedicated teaching teams and professional coaches.

Get to know yourself and design a career plan that reflects your skills, competencies and values. This unique support system combines face-to-face and distance learning workshops, webinars and a platform of innovative tools.

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Events to meet professionals and graduates

Succeed in your professional integration thanks to the events organised by your school, which facilitate your search for a work-study programme, an internship or a job.

EM Normandie organises +400 recruitment events each year involving +150 participating companies:

  • JobDating for work-study students: special recruitment for work-study students.
  • Job workshops: exchange with graduates on functions and sectors.
  • Job Meetup: speed dating for recruitment.
  • Short Internship Forum: for first year internships
  • ...


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