Location: AF de Nice, 2 rue de Paris
Timetable: Monday ▶︎▶︎ Friday,
9 am ▶︎▶︎ 1pm and 2:30pm>>5:30pm (30 hours/week)
Beginning of the course: the 3rd Monday of February, each year.
Duration of the course: 20 weeks (600 hours of classes)
Registration fees: 50 Euros/year
Average capacity: 11 students per class
Age: starting from 18 years old
Proficiency level: B1 (please provide a diploma or an official certification)
Baccalaureate or equivalent high school diploma
Good academic credentials (selection based on application)
Description : If you are accepted into our preparatory course in Management Science, the AF de Nice will provide you with a conditional acceptance letter to one of our partner universities or schools’ graduate programs before your arrival to France.
Then all you have to do, is to validate a B2 proficiency level in French (by taking a certified test) and to pass our exams at the end of the preparatory course, and you will be automatically accepted in the graduate degree program set by the conditional acceptance letter.
It is a demanding program that requires complying with a set of rules: after 3 unjustified absences students will be expelled, any grade below 5/20 is eliminatory, large amount of personal studying, housing with a host family is compulsory…
The preparatory course can be distinguished by the inclusion of the following classes, in addition to General French classes:
- Introduction to Business: 40 hours
- French and European Legal Environment: 20 hours
- Introduction to Economics: 20 hours
- Introduction to Marketing: 20 hours
- Introduction to Contract Law: 20 hours
- Introduction to Human Resources Management: 20 hours
- Introduction to Accounting: 20 hours
- Introduction to Political Science: 20 hours
- Academic Methodology: 20 hours
These classes will be taught by teachers who have at least one Master degree in the class subject. They have been trained in French as a foreign language techniques and in teaching B1 students. Therefore, students can benefit from the linguistic expertise of the Af de Nice during their specific courses.
Materials: There are no textbooks suitable to specific courses for students whose French is not their native language. As such, all class materials are created by the teaching staff, meeting your specific requirements and those of our partner schools and universities.
Organization: 30 hours of classes per week. Morning classes will be devoted to language learning and specific classes will take place in the afternoon. Please note that this course will require at least 15 hours of individual work.
Assessment: Mid-term exams will be held at the end of the 10th week of the course, and then again after the 20th week. Papers are anonymous. Students must get an overall grade of 10/20 or more (excluding French language grades, French proficiency level will be assessed during each specific class. It will also be assessed through a separate exam: TCF/DELF). Any student accused of cheating will be definitively expelled from the preparatory course and from the AF de Nice. Resit exams will be organized on the first week of August.
Rate (20 weeks of classes)
400 hours of French
200 hours of specific classes
600 hours of classes