Our mission is to provide business professionals with a strong and knowledgeable foundation in international business to further their careers. We provide a program of rigorous academic course work, support for intellectual contribution, and in-depth exposure to current multicultural business practices. Candidates come here to master and apply the principles of management in the field of international business. Our focus is on quality and institutional leadership in management education.
Prof. Jack Forget Ph.D, President of the International School of Management
Take a glance at what makes ISM stand out:
- Students are all accomplished executives; varying ages with an average of 5-10 years of senior management experience
- International programs: France, India, USA, and China
- Accomplished business faculty teaching an American curriculum
- ACBSP accredited, CHEA recognized
- Candidates create their own curriculum based on their professional interests
- Degrees designed to be compatible with senior managers’ busy lifestyles
- One on one counseling and personalized academic advising
- E-learning options
ISM's high academic standards and flexible course curriculum attract a diverse and cosmopolitan group of business professionals. Indeed, the flexible nature of the program, which allows students to design their own course curriculum, makes it possible to pursue a full-time professional activity while taking classes. The international student body includes executive managers from Europe, Asia, North America, South America, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Oceania.
ISM's programs are designed for accomplished managers making progress in their present occupation and for ambitious executives ready to switch their career focus entirely. Whether you want to engage in a part-time or e-learning program while you work, or dive into a full-time program as you make the next leap in your career, ISM offers a flexible range of programs.
ISM's main campus is situated in Paris' elegant 7th arrondissement, within easy walking distance of the Eiffel Tower
, the Seine
, and the Parc des Invalides
. ISM also offers dynamic programs in the United States, China, and India , which combine a business education with crucial insight into other languages and cultures. Strategic partnerships in Shanghai, with St. John's University in New York, and with Amity University in New Delhi , reinforce ISM's prominent position in three more of the world's most important business capitals.
ISM emphasizes individual attention in its admissions process and its programs. After reviewing applicants' CVs, ISM invites strong candidates to first speak with an admissions officer and a member of the faculty, at which time their profile is assessed and they may learn more about ISM programs. Candidates who meet the initial admissions requirements are asked to fill out a full application and take part in a one-on-one meeting with one of ISM's Deans. Following that second interview, the Admissions Committee makes its final decision. The Committee gives equal weight to academic performance, professional experience and personal strengths, including each candidate's philosophy of business as well as his or her goals and motivation.
ISM's selective admissions process allows for a typical enrollment of roughly 130 students. Maintaining a small, close-knit student body makes for dynamic classroom discussions and interactive seminars
. In contrast to larger graduate programs, ISM ensures that students can always meet individually with their instructors, and encourages mutually enriching student-faculty interactions.
Our personal approach extends to the process of thesis
selection, in which ISM encourages students to focus on the research that will best hone their expertise while contributing to the knowledge in their field.
Rigorously selected from among the best in their field, ISM professors are all leading experts in business and education. Their range of expertise includes International Finance, International Business Law, Entrepreneurship
, Corporate Development, Risk
Management and Business Ethics
, among others. All ISM faculty members are either Americans or native English speakers. When not conducting seminars at ISM, they are occupied by their work as CEOs and entrepreneurs, or by teaching positions at top universities in the USA and abroad.
Since its inception ISM has gained international recognition for its focused organizational structure and commitment to academic excellence. This recognition is also demonstrated by the institution’s ACBSP
The International School of Management offers its students a unique academic opportunity. The requirements are straightforward: each student attends a series of seminars and engages in his or her own research. Within that framework, all programs are extremely flexible; for example, no core curriculum exists for the IEMBA
programs, thus candidates are free to select the seminars that interest them most. Indeed, flexibility is the hallmark of an ISM education: we specialize in educating busy executives who cannot interrupt their careers.
ISM is now the only accredited institution whose standard fees include the opportunity to study in Paris, New York, New Delhi, and Shanghaii.
The international nature of ISM is essential: more than 90 nationalities are represented, and the student body grows more diverse every year. The fact that students can earn an ISM degree and continue working sets ISM apart from other graduate level institutions. The International School of Management prioritizes a program design that allows students to pursue their careers while carrying a full course load. At ISM your professional and academic careers don't conflict, they produce synergies.