France has proudly produced 49 Nobel laureates in diverse fields, and it ranks high when it comes to offering state of the art education in graduate, post-graduate and post-doctoral studies to overseas students. No less than 41 French universities are included in the top rankings of the QS World University Rankings.Obtaining an MBA in France from any of its famous Business Schools has been a long cherished objective of millions of aspiring youth across the globe. There are very few countries that invest in education and research so continuously and generously as France does.When it comes to studying in France, it simply spoils you for choice, especially for those who want to do an MBA.In keeping with its socialist approach, France has for many years now followed a uniform fee structure for all its courses that is way below the international rates. An MBA in France is a world-renowned degree and is thus among the top choices of international students.
France is the 3rd largest economy in Europe. The tourism industry is a major component as it is the most visited destination in the world. According to the IMF, in 2013, France had a per capita GDP of $44,099 per inhabitant. It continues to be stable and strong. The leading industrial sectors are telecommunications, aerospace and defense, shipbuilding, pharmaceuticals, construction and civil engineering, chemicals, textiles and automobiles. It is a world leader in nuclear energy with heavy investments in nuclear power. They have huge requirements for technical personnel and professionals in a wide range of fields.
In April 2015, The Indian prime minister,Mr. Modi and the French President, Mr. Hollande have welcomed in a particular agreement between India and France to facilitate professional experience for their students in both countries. They have taken steps to increase the number of Indian students studying in France. It aims to streamline the visa process further. This is likely to double the number of Indian students studying in France over the next five years.Up to atwo-year post study visa is granted upon completion of a master’s degree, which is highly attractive for Indian students willing to apply for Permanent Residence. Moreover, Campus France has declared its aim at attracting 10,000 Indian students to study in the country by 2020. For this they are wiling to offer all the support regarding the enrollment, admission and visa process.
As an additional encouragement, International students are allowed to work part time upto 20 hours a week off campus and a maximum of 964 hours a year. The minimum salary is Euro 9.67 gross per hour as on 31st Dec’16. This gives the students a support on their fees as they are enabled to earn back a part of it.After completion of their degree,they can apply for a work permit.Notwithstanding the economic turmoil that has taken Europe by storm, France has somehow managed to keep itself afloat, and the job market here is still as promising as ever.
Apart from its top class universities, France offers amazingly rich and vibrant socio-cultural life that sets abenchmark for the rest of the world to follow. Geographically, most of its unpolluted rivers, lush green vineyards, pristine beaches, picturesque mountains, verdant forests and, above all, its teeming and vibrant human rush in the cosmopolitan city Paris are just stunning.
From pure sciences to arts, finance, and to management education, colleges in France offer courses for all diverse interests. Some of the unique courses and specialization offered by these top schools include Big Data Analytics, Asian Business Development, Luxury Management, Social Media and Digital Marketing, Global Management, E-Business apart from the much sought after MBA in International Business, Finance or Marketing and Masters in Management.
The above unique courses are offered by- NEOMA Business School, SKEMA Business School and Toulouse Business School, which are ranked among the top 50 by the Financial times and QSworld Rankings for Masters in Management.
These amazing features make France ahighly attractive and irresistible choice for most Indian students aspiring to study in Europe at reasonable cost.