International opportunities for students


Degree awarded 
Upon the successful completion of the study plan and the fulfillment of the EMBS programme requirements, the Université Savoie Mont Blanc (France), the Università degli Studi di Trento (Italy), the Universität Kassel (Germany) and the Universidad de León (Spain) jointly award a second level academic degree within the European Higher Education System for the programme “European Master in Business Studies” (EMBS) corresponding to the following four national degrees:
In the Italian University system, to a “Laurea Magistrale in CLASSE LM77 Lauree Magistrali in Scienze Economico-Aziendali”;
In the French University system, to a “Master en Droit Economie Gestion”; 
In the German University system, to a “Master of Arts”;
In the Spanish University system, to a “Master Universitario Europeo en Dirección de Empresas”.
The EMBS joint degree has legal value in France, Italy, Germany and Spain and it is compliant with the requirements of the International “Bologna process” for higher education at European level.
International accreditation EPAS (EFMD Programme Accreditation System) delivered by the EFMD-European Foundation for Management Development which evaluates the quality of business and management programs that have an international perspective.
Program begins
early September
one intake per year in eraly September
2 years full-time (120 ECTS)
The European Master in Business Studies (EMBS) complies with the Bologna scheme. According to the Sorbonne (1998) and the Bologna (1999) Declarations, degree courses in the European Higher Education Area are structured in University Credits (ECTS). A university Credit corresponds to 25 hours of student workload, time for personal study included. The average annual workload of a full-time student is conventionally fixed at 60 credits.
Teaching language
All courses are held in English. Students will be given the opportunity to learn the language of each country where they spend one semester.
Class size
min. 15 students (with a min. of 3 different nationalities), max 30 students
Application deadlines
Application period starts on Friday, 20 December 2019. Deadlines:
Non-EU citizens (also those living in Europe): Friday, 13 March 2020, 12:00 at noon (Italian time)
EU citizens (1. deadline, "early birds"): Friday, 13 March 2020, 12:00 at noon (Italian time)
EU citizens (2. deadline): Friday, 15 May 2020, 12:00 at noon (Italian time)
Online application form
Access and complete the online application form as for 19 December 2020. No paper applications will be accepted.
Minimum requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree (at least 6 semesters and 180 ECTS) in Economics, Management or Business Studies or other study backgrounds with a focus on Economics & Management. 50% or more of your Bachelor studies have to be done in the Economic/Business field. EMBS applicants awarded or due to be awarded a Bachelor’s degree from any Italian University in a field different from Economics, Management or Business Studies must show at least 60 ECTS credits in the following fields of studies (settori scientifico disciplinari):
    a) SECS-P/01, SECS-P/02, SECS-P/03, SECS-P/04, SECS-P/05, SECS-P/06, SECS-P/12 - Discipline di ambito economico (Micro e macroeconomia, economia industriale, politica economica, economia e finanza pubblica, storia economica)
    b) SECS-P/07, SECS-P/08, SECS-P/09, SECS-P/10, SECS-P/11 - Discipline in ambito economico-aziendale (Fondamenti di contabilità e bilancio, principi contabili, general management, business policy, finanza aziendale)
    c) IUS-01, IUS-02, IUS-03, IUS-09 - Discipline in ambito giuridico (Fondamenti di diritto pubblico, fonti del diritto, istituzioni di diritto privato)
    d) SECS-S/01, SECS-S/03, SECS-S/06 - Discipline matematico-statistiche (Analisi matematica; analisi statistica)
    With the following minimum requirements:
    - Economics: minimum 8 CFU
    - Business/Management : minimum 10 CFU
    - Mathematics and Statistics: minimum 6 CFU
  • Final marks at least: 95/110 in Italy, 13 in France, 2,5 in Germany, 6,5 in Spain or the equivalent in other countries;
  • Proof of English proficiency at least B2 level (CEFRL) (TOEFL: 560 paper-based or 225 computer-based or 87 internet-based or IELTS 5.5 or equivalent test results); 
  • Good command of the most common computer applications.

Applicants who do not have yet completed their Bachelor’s degree, can apply for the EMBS master's programme, provided they meet the following requirements:
a)    conclusion of all exams to obtain the Bachelor's degree by 31st August 2020;
b)    graduation by the 31st of October 2020 having passed the graduation exam (if any); 
c)     submission of the official Bachelor's degree diploma by the 30th November 2020.
Such applicants will not be admitted unconditionally to the programme, but may be “conditionally admitted” as long as the certificate remains outstanding. Formal enrolment to the programme can only be granted, however, when the Bachelor’s certificate is submitted.

Selection criteria
Educational background, English level, other languages, CV, statement of purpose. Applicants having the basic requirements and shortlisted after the first evaluation of the application package shall be called for an interview, which may be done on campus or by call conference.
Fees and financial aid
EMBS participation fees are about € 3500 per year. The aforementioned amount is made up of:
  • € 2500 as EMBS tuition fee per year and to be paid to the University of Savoie Mont Blanc as the main coordinator of the EMBS programme;
  • about € 250/300 euro per year to be paid to each partner university as local administrative fee;
  • about 215 € per year for the health insurance (non EU, French and students without EHIC valid until September 2019).
It is a condition of student's enrolment that he/she has sufficient financial resources to pay for the EMBS. Self-paying students must provide evidence of their ability to cover tuition fees. Sponsored students must provide evidence of their sponsorship.
EMBS students might have the possibility to be supported through grants and scholarships offered by the four Universities and their partners (Erasmus+ grants, regional grants, ...). However grants and scholarships will not cover all costs of living in Europe and attending the EMBS (fees, accommodation, books, travel,..). For further information please contact embs@univ-smb.
EMBS students are NOT eligible for the “Opera Universitaria Scholarship (OUS).
Each EMBS partner university provides a service to help EMBS students find a suitable accommodation either in student residences or on the private market.
EMBS consortium website