1) I am currently in PGE 2 in the Finance & Supply Chain pack, so I wanted to know if I choose the option to do an internship gap year between my PGE 2 and PGE 3, the criteria for access to the MSC International Finance will change?
Admission conditions to the MSc IF likely will not change if you take an internship gap year abroad; the only thing that could change (or evolve rather) is the portfolio of specialisations in general, and in your interests (we continuously improve our offers to align with the needs of the job market).
2) Can you tell me the differences between the master ‘International Accounting, Management Control and Auditing’ taught at RSB, and the master’s degree ‘Accounting, Control and Auditing’ taught at EM Strasbourg, in partnership with RSB? Does the Master’s degree in “International Accounting, Management Control and Audit” deliver equivalencies to the DSCG or DCG?
For the MSc International Accounting, Management Control and Auditing taught at RSB all courses are in English. The professions chosen by our students are varied (for example Financial Auditor, Division Controller, M&A Manager, ...):
For the Double Degree in Strasbourg (p.26), the training is provided in French and more focused on the professions of Auditor and Chartered Accountant. Indeed this diploma offers equivalencies for the DSCG.
In summary, your choice should be made in relation to your professional project:
1. in France or abroad?
2. Your targeted job? (EM Strasbourg: more focused on ‘Auditor’ / ‘Chartered Accountant’).
Further question from the same student:
b) I plan to move towards management control and the Master taught in Rennes seems to me to be the most relevant. What do you think? Although the DCG and the DSCG are not mandatory to practice this type of profession, it is quite common for management controllers to have some UE of the DSCG. Do you know if the master delivers DCG or DSCG equivalencies?
Regarding your question Dr Akanksha Jalan who is the Director of the MSc IAMCA Programme confirms that the MSc IAMCA takes into account many of the concepts that are necessary to obtain the DSCG. However, we do not issue the diploma. Our MSc is International in scope.
On the other hand every year at least 1 or 2 students of the class prepare for the DSCG during or just after the MSc.
3) What happens if my application to a selective pathway is not successful?
During the OFL those who will have choose a selective Spec will also have to make a SECOND choice. If you are not successful, your second choice will be taken into account.
4) How many specialisations will I be able to choose during the OFL?
1 if not selective
2 if the first one is selective.
You cannot choose 2 selective pathways
5) Will I be able to do an internship gap year if my application to a selective pathway is unsuccessful?
Students must make that choice before applying (OFL 24.11.22); Internships should not be regarded as a 2nd choice – they are very different pathways
6) Do the PGE1 grades have more or less importance than those of PGE2 in the event that we apply without taking a gap?
All the grades are important.
7) If I choose a Hybrid pathway / S6 abroad, will I have a double degree PGE/MSc?
No, you will get the PGE Master in Management (MiM) You will have followed half of an Msc, and therefore cannot obtain a Double Diploma.
8) If I have to take resit exams, will they be taken into account in my application to a selective specialisation?
Yes, if the Resit took place before the application.
You are currently in PGE2, your PGE2 transcript for S3 – if fails, will show the failed modules; Resits will take place in June 2023 => too late.
9) I am hesitating between 2 specialisations, who can help me?
PGE Studies + Career Centre + Programme Director on the target specialisation. First step is to contact Aloha Square who will direct your question appropriately.
10) What happens if I fail a resit exam before entering PGE3?
You will not be able to pursue to PGE3. You will have to take an extra year to validate the fundamentals before specialising. All is detailed in your Student Handbook available on WebRise.
11) I am an international student. Can I choose a work-study pathway?
Yes, as long as you have studied at least one year in France AND you can speak French.
12) Can I study a DD MSc on the Paris campus?
No. The programmes are Master 2 Part-time = a Double Diploma – PGE Master in Management (MiM) And a Master in the specialist area
13) Do I need to do an internship gap year if I want to choose a work-study programme?
No but it can be advantageous.
14) Do I need to validate a TOEIC before starting a DD MSC?
No, the TOEIC is a requirement in order to graduate.
15) What are the prerequisites for Finance programmes?
For the MSc in International Finance, but also being able to demonstrate excellent numerical skills will be an advantage!
Students must have chosen the Finance/Supply Chain Curiosity Pack (PGE2-S3) and/or the Finance pack (PGE2-S4 : Financial Markets & Portfolio Management / Financial Risk Management courses). Roadbook p.32
16) How many slots per selective pathway?
Detailed in the Roadbook
17) Can you describe the content of an application form?
You have to complete the application form, you will have to tell the Programme Director the reason WHY you are applying. + your Professional project.
For the selective MSc – you will have a tab on your WebRise where you can upload your documents (CV...)
18) When will we have a final decision as regards our applications?
Selective pathways exe MSc should be by mid-March.
Those with French Partner universities – will be defined by the target institution
19) MSc in Sustainable Management & Eco-Innovation says English in the Roadbook, but the presentation said French...
I can confirm 100% in English for the MSc in Sustainable Management & Eco-Innovation
20) Does our internship at the end of the first year need to be in the domain of the MSc we plan to take up in PGE3?
It increases your chances for the selective MSc but it is not compulsory
21) Could you confirm me the OFL date to choose partner universities? I read something around end of January ?
The dates 23-27 February for students enrolled on the S3 Abroad who are targeting the Double Degrees Abroad.
22) What if at the end of my PGE2 I decide to take up MSc in Sustainability management and Eco innovation but I have not taken the sustainability pack in PGE 2? Like Finance, is it necessary to take up a pack in alignment with this MSc?
Not necessarily but as it is selective you will want to show your relevant experience and knowledge
23) What is this Coherence of project, which project does this refer to?
The relevance of your previous experience to your final targeted area of study.
24) I saw on the website of Rennes SB a master entitled: MSc in Global Business Management. However it does not appear on your roadbook and you do not talk about it during your webinar. Is this normal?
The MSc GBM is only open to students who do not have a business background. It is therefore not accessible to PGE Students.
25) Indeed, in the slides it is written that we have to choose the specialisation between 26 January and 2 February. When does the CV need to be ready?
If you choose a selective programme the application process/CV will be asked for just after the OFL.
26) If I am interested in a DD with one of our Partnership Universities what should I consider.
With respect to choices such as courses at EM Strasbourg and IMT the outcome of your application can be as late as June therefore Work-Study Rennes cannot be used as a 2nd choice when making these selection.
27) Depending the choice of my Partner University for my Semester Abroad some have late start/end dates therefore the School receives my Transcript later than the majority. Does this affect me?
It could yes, it may mean you do not get the ability to do a resit and therefore result in you ‘Not Allowed to progress’ into your 3rd year. As such our advice is always to make us aware of any difficulties experience during your semester abroad as soon as possible which may impact your academic performance.
28) What is the difference between the IF in Paris and the MSc IF in Rennes?
The part-time Master in Paris International Finance is recognized as a ‘Grade Master’ degree: graduate students can therefore pursue a doctorate if they wish.
Advantage of a recognition in France + obviously the assumption of the cost of the year by the company.
The MSc International Finance in Rennes does not have this Grade Master degree BUT as part of the double-degree students also obtain the PGE (Master in Management, ‘Grade Master’) which is good for a doctorate also if they wish.
Advantage of wide international recognition (Financial Times ranking).