Bachelor / Master in Management International

German-French Programme – Supported by the German-French University (DFH)

The German-French Management International programme (DFS) is designed for applicants with an interest in economic and intercultural relations and excellent French language skills. The dual programme is run jointly with the Ecole Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur (ESCE) in Paris and requires students to study for similar amounts of time in Berlin and Paris. In Berlin, lectures and seminars are held in German, French or English; in Paris, the language of instruction is French. The programme comprises six semesters of theory and one of supervised work experience. After seven semesters, successful candidates are awarded a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL).


With this qualification, it is then possible to move directly onto to the Master's Management International (DFS). The Master's programme lasts three semester and leads to both the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree and a Diplôme ESCE.


The German-French programme is supported by the German-French University (DFH).

Key Facts

Faculty Faculty of Business and Economics (FB 1)
Degree Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts/Diplôme ESCE
Structure Full-time programme
Start Winter semester
Programme Intake 12
Duration 7 + 3 semesters (incl. one semester of supervised work experience)

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Career Prospects

Thanks to the international, bilingual nature of this programme and the strong focus on real-life business skills, graduates are extremely well positioned on the job market. International companies, in particular, can offer graduates a wide range of management tasks. Graduates can expect to apply initially for positions aligned with their choice of specialised streams.

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Programme Details

Specialised Streams Marketing Management and Finance & Accounting with Controlling.
Language of Instruction Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL): German, French and English; ESCE: French
Location Semesters 1+2: Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL)
Semesters 3+4: ESCE Paris
Semester 5: Supervised work experience in a French-speaking country
Semesters 6+7: Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL)
- B.A. degree
Semester 8: Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL)
Semester 9: ESCE Paris
Semester 10: Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL) or ESCE Paris
- Master's Degree
Other Languages Optional at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL) (e.g., Spanish, Chinese, French, Russian)

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Applications and admissions procedure

Admission Requirements

Please make your application online and then send the print-out provided at the end of the procedure together with the following documents to the Office of Student Services:

  • University entrance qualification

Applications will also be processed from applicants who are set to receive their school leaving qualifications after the end of the application deadline. Simply include copies of your school certificates from the last 3-4 half years / 5-6 trimester and estimate your grade average. If you are invited to an interview, you can submit a certified copy of your “A” level certificate in July.

  • Proof of the possession of “very good” French language skills
    • Any language certificate which certifies B2 or higher knowledge of French (Common European Framework of Reference)
  • The following applicants are not required to demonstrate possession of the requisite language skills: those having achieved the minimum grade of "good" in a qualification equivalent to the German school qualification French Leistungskurs in Sekundarstufe II; those applicants who attended a school for the minimum of a year, at which the sole language of instruction was French; those applicants who attended a school, university or other institution of education in a country in which the official language is French.
  • Proof of the possession of “very good” English language skills (B2)
  • CV (in French)
  • Letter of motivation in French (max. 1 page)
  • In addition to the proof of “very good” French language skills, applicants holding a University entrance qualification from a foreign country are required to provide proof of their German language skills:
  • DSH-Zeugnis
  • Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom
  • Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom
  • Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung“ des Goethe-Instituts
  •  TestDaF
  • Applicants with a university entrance qualification from a foreign country are to submit their application here:

    uni-assist e.V.

    D-11507 Berlin

Application Period

Winter Semester Summer Semester
Applicants with German university entrance qualifications 1 April to 31 May -
Applicants with other university entrance qualifications * 1 April to 10 May -

*Overseas applicants are required to submit their applications to ASSIST (Admissions Service for International Applicants):



After the completed application has been submitted, applicants are invited to attend an interview from 01.07. to 03.07.2010.

Invitations will be sent out by the middle of June 2010.

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Fees and Bursaries

Semester fee Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL) Semester fees of (at present) € 241.68 per semester (incl. local transport semester ticket)
ESCE Paris: No fees due for the ESCE Paris providing students start the programme at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL)
Bursaries It may be possible to apply for a BaföG grant.

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Study Office

Janina Arndts
Tel. +49(0)30 30877-1352

office hours:

Tues 10.30am–12.30pm

Wed 11.00am–12.30pm

By prior appointment during the semester vacations.



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