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In a move designed to combine management and public sector education, HEC and Science Po Paris are launching a joint programme from which graduates will receive two masters degrees, one from each of the two top drawer French institutions.
Half of the courses on the degree, which will launch in September 2008, will be taught in English and the two institutions hope this will attract non-French students to study in Paris.
Bernard Ramanantsoa, dean of HEC, says the objective of the programme is to build a dialogue between private management and public service. “The complementarities of the two programmes will allow our students to have a different take on management and offer them new perspectives for their future careers, be it in national and international organisations, strategic consulting or in business.”
The double degree programme will take three years to complete. The first year will be taught at HEC and the third year at Science Po, with one-year of internships in the middle. Each student will complete two internships during the year, one in France and one in another country.