Summary of the Program
The Brandeis/Dauphine dual degree program is the product of a partnership of the International Business School at Brandeis University and the Université Paris Dauphine. It offers an innovative combination of business and finance degrees from leading educational institutions in the US and France. Students benefit from integrated curricula and earn the two degrees in less time than they would by studying for them separately. They emerge with exceptional grounding in the global business environment and respected credentials in the European and US business worlds.
The dual degree program is open to students who start their graduate education at Brandeis and to those who start at Université Paris Dauphine. This note describes the program only as it applies to students who start at Brandeis. Students starting at Dauphine should consult their international programs office for details.
About Université Paris Dauphine
Dauphine is a selective, highly regarded public university located in central Paris. Its main interests focus on public and private organizations and their environment, and its teaching spans management, economics, information systems, applied mathematics, law and social sciences. In 2001-02 the university enrolled 7655 students, of whom 13.3% were international students. Find out more about the university at http://www.dauphine.fr.
Students obtain either an MA in International Finance and Economics (MAief) or MBA International (MBA) at Brandeis, and either the Diplômes d'Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées (DESS) or the Diplômes d'Etudes Approfondies (DEA) degree at Dauphine. Both of the Dauphine degrees are part of the "Third Cycle" in the French higher education system, and are roughly equivalent to a two-year Master's degree in the United States. On the whole, the DESS is more practical in its orientation, and the DEA more analytical. Each offers several specializations.
The primary field of specialization for Brandeis students is the DESS - Affaires Internationales (International Business), although other fields may be available to students with appropriate interests and background. The full list of specializations is on the Dauphine website under Liste des diplômes.
The program lasts 5 semesters, of which three are spent at Brandeis and two at Dauphine and typically will follow this pattern:
Who should enroll in the Program?
The program will benefit students who are considering an international career in business, economics or finance and are seeking to develop expertise and credentials in Europe as well as the US. Applicants should have a particular interest in France and its business environment, and good command of the French language; programs at Dauphine are largely taught in French.
Students will be eligible to take advantage of Career Services at both IBS and Dauphine, who will help with job and internship opportunities in the US and France respectively. Work experience is also integrated into some of the Dauphine programs.
Students follow the usual procedures for admission to the Brandeis MAief or MBA programs. They apply to the Dauphine degree program by February 15 of their first year at Brandeis. To be admitted to the Dauphine program, students need to demonstrate French proficiency and to be making satisfactory progress in their degree program at Brandeis. Admission to a particular DEA or DESS specialization may require additional background and the approval of its director at Dauphine.
Program charges consist of 4 semesters of tuition payments to Brandeis (covering three semesters at Brandeis and the first semester of study at Dauphine, which represents the "study abroad" component of the Brandeis degree) plus a fee of around €540 for the second semester of study at Dauphine.
For More Information
For more information, prospective students should contact the Office of Admission at (781) 736-2252, or phone toll-free at (800) 878-8866, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once at Brandeis, students should contact their advisor and/or the Office of Student Services.