Triple-crown French B-school KEDGE partners with JAGSoM, Vijaybhoomi University, to offer 4-year International BBA; Check unique Dual-country model, Highly affordable Fees, Admission process

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July 26, 2022

KEDGE Business School, a prestigious triple-crown French B-school, has decided to partner with AACSB accredited Jagdish Sheth School of Management (JAGSoM) to offer a unique International Bachelor in Business Administration (IBBA) Degree in India. This Kedge IBBA India program offers a unique opportunity for Indian BBA students to study at best Indian and International B-schools, and then pursue a global career. Students enrolling for Kedge IBBA India program will earn two degrees, BBA from JAGSoM and IBBA from KEDGE, at a highly affordable fee of Rs 20 lakhs.


Kedge JAGSOM International BBA in India Launch

KEDGE Business School is a triple-accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA French business school and grande école. A grande école is a specialised elite professional school that is separate from, but parallel and often connected to, the mainstream French public university system. The grandes écoles offer teaching, research and professional training in single academic fields such as engineering, business administration, public policy and administration. A significant proportion of their graduates occupy senior positions in French business, academia, civil service and civil society.


Kedge Business school was founded in 2013 from the merger of two grandes écoles: Bordeaux Ecole de Management (ESC Bordeaux), founded in 1874 in Bordeaux; and EUROMED Management in Marseilles (ESC Marseille), founded in 1872 in Marseille. KEDGE has multiple campuses in France (Marseille, Bordeaux, Toulon, Paris); and in China (Shanghai, Suzhou), Senegal (Dakar), Côte d'Ivoire (Abidjan).


Announcing the association, Alexandre de Navailles, General Manager of KEDGE Business School said, “We are thrilled to offer Indian students this joint program unique opportunity to acquire specific skills that only two top institutions, Kedge and JAGSoM, can offer. They will benefit from the best combination of strong academics, our powerful network of corporations in France, and our unique pedagogy on our first-class campus in Marseille”


Jagdish Sheth School of Management (JAGSoM) is amongst the first 6 business schools in India to be awarded the AACSB accreditation. JAGSoM PGDM (Marketing Major) and PGDM (Finance Major) were ranked in the 51+ band and the 101+ band respectively in the QS Business Masters Rankings 2021. Kedge IBBA program will be offered by JAGSoM B-school at its group’s Vijaybhoomi University Karjat Campus new Mumbai.


Sharing more details of this alliance, Sanjay Padode, Founder of JAGSOM and President of Vijaybhoomi University, said: “JAGSOM has been innovating year on year to develop programs that nurture holistic, socially responsible and continuously employable professionals. This program has been designed by top faculty from KEDGE and JAGSOM to help an Indian student prepare for an international career both in India and abroad.”


Kedge IBBA India Program: Key Highlights
Here are the top highlights of this unique program:

  1. Strong Institutional Backing: Kedge IBBA is offered by an AACSB accredited school in India and a triple crown school in France. KEDGE Business School is one of only 1 per cent of Business Schools in the world to hold the Triple Crown (AMBA, EQUIS & AACSB)
  2. Good Academic Learning Opportunity: Participants get a chance to study at two strong academic institutions and earn 2 degrees and get a dual country experience. Both Kedge and JAGSoM faculty members are domain experts with decades of research in their chosen disciplines.  
  3. Cost-effective program with high ROI: The program is offered at a relatively low tuition fee of INR 20 lakh for both countries. Similar programs by other institutions are offered at more than two times the cost. In addition, students have an opportunity to earn during 9 months internship including 6 months in Europe with average stipend of 1000 Euros per month.
  4. Industry Exposure in France & India: Participant also get to build their resume with 2 internships in India and France with exposure to approximately 9-month work experience. KEDGE undergraduates are placed at an average starting salary of 50k Euro per annum. After completing education requirements, Indian participants will get a similar opportunity.  

Commenting on the IBBA Program, Dr Atish Chattopadhyay, Vice Chancellor, Vijaybhoomi University and Director, JAGSoM said: "The KEDGE JAGSoM IBBA program is unique in many ways:  Both institutions are globally accredited, and participants will get an opportunity to study 2 years in India and 2 years in Europe. The program is highly affordable, with an attractive ROI. If I would have been an BBA aspirant or a parent, this program would have been my top choice!"


Kedge IBBA Program: Unique dual country model
Through the joint program, students will pursue two initial years of study in India, at JAGSoM, Karjat campus near Mumbai. During this period, the innovative curriculum of JAGSoM´s Bachelor degree in Business Administration (BBA) will be complemented with French language instruction to ensure the maximisation of opportunities during the second part of the program. In the second period, students will study in France for the remaining two years to graduate with both a Bachelor degree from JAGSoM and the International Bachelor in Business Administration (IBBA) from KEDGE BS, both officially recognised by the educational authorities of India and France and accredited by AACSB making it the only degree of its kind in India and at an affordable price point. Throughout the program, students will enjoy the top-level services and academic quality offered by the two highly reputed institutions, internationally accredited and globally ranked.


JAGSoM BBA & Kedge IBBA: Tuition Fee
Out of the 4 years of Kedge IBBA programme, 2 years of study will be conducted at JAGSoM Karjat campus Mumbai and next 2 years of IBBA study will be conducted at Kedge, France. The tuition fee for first two years and last two years is below:

  • The tuition fee for Year 1 and 2 is Rs. 4 lakhs for each year.
  • For year 3 & 4 the fee is Euro 7500 for each year

Kedge IBBA Admission Process
It may be noted that Kedge IBBA India programme has limited seats. The admission process for dual degree JAGSoM BBA and Kedge IBBA has two important constituents – Eligibility Criteria and Selection Process. The details are as below.


Kedge IBBA Admission Eligibility Criteria
BBA aspirants who meet following academic qualifications can apply for admission:

  • 50 percent in XII grade or Senior Secondary School Exam or any other equivalent exams
  • Taking one of the following entrance exams : IPMAT, CUET, SAT, LSAT, or VUSAT.

Kedge IBBA Admission 2022: Selection Process
Application for the Kedge IBBA admission 2022-26 batch is open. Apply now. After filling your form online, you will be invited to participate in the Admission Selection Process (ASP) to become eligible for admissions. The final selection round comprises Personal Interview. Final Evaluation for making the admission offer will be based on a qualifying composite score based on the scores obtained in Class 12, entrance exam cut-off value as prescribed by the Admissions Committee, and the interview.


Kedge IBBA Admission: Important Dates
Following are the key important dates for Kedge IBBA Admission

Kedge IBBA Admission Steps
Key Dates
Application Opens
July 1, 2022 Apply now
Last date to Apply
August 31, 2022
Selection Process

From the above article, it will be clear to you that Kedge International BBA is an ideal program for BBA aspirants. As Dr. Shalini Kalia, Dean, JAGSoM (VU Mumbai Campus), says, “The program will offer new age specializations which are currently not offered by any school in India including the IIMs. The student will learn from the well-acclaimed faculty of JAGSOM and will also learn from the top-class faculty of Europe. This surely makes this program a great opportunity for students to launch themselves in the international markets.” The admission application process for Kedge IBBA admission 2022 is currently open. Apply now.  


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