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Some frequently asked questions


  •  What is the MIB calendar?  

The MIB program is divided into 3 parts:

- September : full-time at Dauphine

- October to March: 3 days at work, 2 days at Dauphine

- March to November : full-time apprenticeship

- May: Field trip in Shanghai (conferences & company visits)

  •  When does the program starts?  

Orientation week: one week in June. Mandatory attendance.

Classes start : first week of September.



  •  When can I sign/start my apprenticeship contract?  

An apprenticeship contract may be signed as early as 1st week of June up to as late as 1st week of December -ie. from 3 months prior to the start of the program  up until 3 months after

The contract will end at the end of the MIB program (i.e. mid November N+1).

  •  I am a foreigner, can I sign an apprenticeship contract in France? 

Yes, you can, if you are from the EU or from Switzerland, Iceland, Andorra, Monaco, San Marin or Lichtenstein.

BEWARE: Non EU citizens can apply to the apprenticeship track of the MIB program ONLY if they are currently enrolled in a French university/school or holding a carte de séjour

  •  How much will I earn every month as an apprentice ? 

It varies from one company to another, but roughly between 1000€ and 1700€ per month.

  •  Can I choose my own apprenticeship?  

Yes, you are free to find an apprenticeship contract by yourself. However, every apprenticeship will have to be approved by the MIB director prior to the signature of your contract.

  •  Does the MIB help us find an apprenticeship ?  

Yes, we organize an orientation week / apprenticeship forum dedicated to helping students find an apprenticeship in some of the large international companies (Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Total, Areva, CSC, AirFrance, Louis Vuitton, Pernod Ricard, Sanofi, Agence France Presse, IBM, etc)

  •  What does the orientation week consist of?  

The orientation week is mandatory for all students entering the MIB. It is part of your integration in the master. The orientation week will take place at the beginning of June. It is a real opportunity to find your apprenticeship: 60% of MIB apprenticeships are found during this week.

- You will meet the current MIB students who will train you to find an apprenticeship through CV proof-reading and mock interviews

- You will have speed-dating interviews with our corporate partners (Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Total, Areva, CSC, AirFrance, Louis Vuitton, Pernod Ricard, Sanofi, Agence France Presse, IBM, etc…)



  •  Is there an age limit to apply?  

In France, apprenticeship is intended to under 30-year old students on the first day of apprenticeship.

  •  I am a non-European and therefore have no ECTS credits. How can I figure out whether I am eligible or not ?  

You have to justify 4 years of upper/bachelor studies.

  •  Do I need to take an English certification (TOEFL, TOEIC, etc)?  

This is not mandatory but highly recommended.

  •  Do I need to take a French level test like the DELF/DALF, etc.?  

This is not mandatory but highly recommended. All classes are held in English. However, it is easier to find an apprenticeship with a reasonable command of the French language.

  •  Do I need to translate my diploma ?  

No, as long as a translated copy of your transcripts is attached to your application.

  •  Do I need a recommendation letter ?  

It is not compulsory but strongly recommended. 

  •  I have a Bachelor Degree, can I apply to the MIB ?  

In order to be eligible to the MIB, you need to have passed a first year Master (BAC + 4) or 240 ECTS credits.

  •  Can foreign students apply?  

We welcome all foreign students who meet the MIB requirements.

  •  Can I apply if I already have a M2 ?  


  •  Academic background, what requirements ?  

We welcome students with different backgrounds such as finance, communication, marketing, economics or engineering among others.

  •  Professional experience, what requirements ?  

We welcome students with at least 6 months of professional experience (e.g., interns, apprentices, gap year experiences, etc.).

  •  International experience, what requirements?  

We welcome students with at least one international experience, as part of a university exchange, an internship, or expatriation.



  • Apprenticeship track: your university fees will be paid to Paris-Dauphine by the company you’ll sign an apprenticeship contract with. As an apprentice you will receive a monthly salary fixed by the company, which has to be at least equal to 61% of the French minimum legal wage (SMIC).

  • "Formation initiale" and "International Track": see the website of the MSO Department (Master's program DGE - Grade Master).



  • The field trip (Shanghai in 2018-2019) is scheduled in May 2019. Accomodation, visa fees, company visits and seminars are paid for by the University. All other expenses are at the cost of the student (plane fares, food, etc).