Master's Degree Program in General Management: Double Degree Program ESC Troyes - JKU Linz.

Graduates of the Master's degree program General Management Double Degree are highly qualified to pursue a career in a dynamic, global environment.

The program gives students a strong foundation to pursue a successful international career, focusing on business and how to think and act using a more critical and analytical approach. The program is demanding, providing expertise in core areas of "General Management".

The JKU gives you an option to choose between two General Management double degree programs:

The Master's degree program General Management Double Degree ESC Troyes - JKU Linz gives you a unique opportunity to spend two semesters each at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz (JKU), and the Y Schools in Troyes (ESC), thereby earning two internationally recognized academic degrees.


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General Management ESC Troyes


Master of Science (MSc) and
Master Grande Ecole


4 semesters


120 Credits


English C1 and French B1

What Makes the GM Double Degree ESC Troyes Program Special

  • Earn two recognized academic degrees in just 24 months

  • One year of international experience and intercultural education

  • Company internship, including a Master's thesis

  • All of the courses are held in English

  • You can opt to take courses in French

Program Structure JKU Linz and ESC Troyes

The Master's degree program requires completing courses in the following subject areas totaling 120 ECTS credits.


General Management Competence 24 - - -
Introduction to Digital Transformation and Technologies 6 - - -

Interpersonal Skills and Intercultural Competence

- 4 - -
Competence Area - 14 - -
Methods in Management Research - 6 - -

Free Electives

- 6 - -
Spécialisation - - 30 -

Company internship (Stage) including a Master's thesis

- - - 30
ECTS credits (Total: 120) 30 30 30 30

During your first year at the JKU, the program focuses on basic management but with simultaneous opportunites to expand on your expertise in one of the three main areas (Competence Areas):


Marketing and Global Marketing in a Digital World

This Competence Area delivers in-depth insight into key activity areas that include Global Marketing, Business-to-Business Marketing, Marketing Tools, and Relationship Marketing.

Strategic and International Management in a Digital World

Developing strategies (especially for dynamic and complex environments), creating future scenarios, innovative business models (particularly with regard to digitalization and the circular economy) and the processes and challenges in international companies (especially when working in multicultural and virtual teams), are the focal points in this competence area.


Digital Transformation: Leadership, Human Resource Management and Change

This Competence Area focuses on subject areas such as organizational learning, organizational skills, the managers's role when it comes to shaping human resources and corporate management, and individual (leadership) skills.


Specializing at ESC / Y Schools

During your first semester at Y Schools, you have a range of specialization options, such as Digital Marketing & Social Media, Global Human Resources Management, Marketing & Sales Management, or Audit & Management Control.

During the second semester, you will complete a 6-month internship at a company you choose yourself. The internship does not necessarily have to take place in France; it can be anywhere in the world. During this internship period, you will also write your Master's thesis.

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Your Career Prospects

The Master's degree program General Management Double Degree ESC Troyes - JKU Linz gives you interesting and challenging career opportunities within a global environment. You acquire a broad, base-knowledge foundation in business at the JKU as well as at Y Schools, South Champagne Business School combined with one year of international experience and additional language skills. The program is ideal to advance your professional career and kick-start your future.

The doors to a wide range of challenging positions in industry, business, and the service sector are open to you. In addition, highly qualified generalists are in high demand as assistants to top management.

On average, graduates in this field find a job immediately after completing the program. After 3 years on the job, their average monthly gross salary is € 3.496.

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Admission Requirements

The admissions process consists of two steps:

1. Admission to the Master's degree program in Management

In order to be admitted to this graduate degree program, successful completion of a Bachelor's or Diploma degree program in Business Administration or Economics (or a degree program comparable in content and scope) is required.

Click here to learn more about admission requirements for the Master's degree program in Management.

2. During the first semester, you will then apply for admission to the Double Degree program. A B1 level of language proficiency in French is a prerequisite. The application deadline is December 1. Click here, opens in new window to learn more.

Spots in the Master's degree program General Management Double Degree ESC Troyes - JKU Linz are limited.

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If you have any questions about the program, please do not hesitate to contact us to make an appointment for individual academic advising services.

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After completing the Master's degree program, you can continue your studies and earn an advanced degree:


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