French set up business masters by internet

一月 14, 2000

PARIS

A masters in international business management conducted entirely on the internet has been set up by the University of Picardy Jules-Verne in Amiens, France.

The course in management of organisations in an international context began in October and is being run as a partnership between Jules-Verne, two Budapest business schools and a French-language centre of advanced studies in Athens. Five of the 15 teachers are Hungarian, the others French, and all are expected to work 100 hours above their normal annual workload.

Alain Deppe, professor of marketing at the faculty of economics and management at Jules-Verne, spent nine months planning the one-year course, which consists of 12 modules and includes a compulsory six-month business placement.

It is open to students with a French licence (equal to a bachelors degree) or equivalent in any field of studies, or professionals taking continuing training.

Thirty students have so far signed on; apart from one Greek, all are French or Hungarian aged between 25 and 35, who enrolled to raise their level of knowledge and diversify their skills. They pay standard fees of E155 (Pounds 97) a year.

Students follow individually tailored schedules that allow them to join the course at any time and work at their own pace over one, two or three years. They keep in frequent contact with their teachers via email.

"To take the course in a year, students must spend at most two weeks on each module, so teachers must respond very quickly, within 48 hours," says Professor Deppe, who keeps students' progress under strict electronic supervision.

He says his course can take a maximum 50 students but he hopes to collaborate with French-speaking foreign establishments, including universities in Tunisia and Turkey, which will recruit tutors locally. Professor Deppe is also planning a trip to Shanghai to investigate helping set up a training programme there.

Details www.dep.u-picardie.fr

Please
or
to read this article.

请先注册再进行下一步

获得一个月的无限制地在线阅读网站内容。只需注册并完成您的职业简介.

注册是免费的,而且非常简单。一旦成功注册,您可以每个月免费阅读3篇文章。:

  • 获得编辑推荐文章
  • 率先获得泰晤士高等教育世界大学排名相关的新闻
  • 获得职位推荐、筛选工作和保存工作搜索结果
  • 参与读者讨论和公布评论