Directorate General for SMEs (DGPME)

  • ECTS

    120 credits

  • Duration

    1 or 2 years

  • Training structure

    Montpellier Management

  • Language(s) of instruction

    French

Presentation

The Master's degree in General Management of SMEs trains professionals capable of managing or piloting an SME by integrating the challenges of sustainable development, or to intervene in consulting missions with SMEs.

 

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  • 100%

    Success rate

Objectives

The Master's degree in General Management of SMEs enables its holder to master the implementation of the company's strategy, but also to participate in the development of this strategy.

This training provides the tools and skills needed to manage the major contemporary managerial issues in SMEs: the implementation of a sustainable development policy; growth and development; internationalization; risk management; project management; digital transformation; administrative management of contracts and activities, etc.

This high-level training allows graduates to enter the workforce and rapidly advance in their professional careers within a small or medium-sized company, a consulting firm, or an educational or research institution.

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Organization

Open in alternating years

Possibility of doing the M2 in alternation.

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Internships, tutored projects

This course is open to trainees.

Programme

The courses are taught over two years. The first year of the Master's program is essentially devoted to the teaching of management sciences applied to SMEs. Specialization is more pronounced in the second year and is characterized by the involvement of many professionals.

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Select a programme

  • Entrepreneurial approach in SMEs

    16 credits
    • Analyse and write a PO

      4 credits
    • Entrepreneurial marketing and market research

      4 credits
    • International project management in SMEs

      3 credits
    • SME strategy

      4 credits
  • International management

    3 credits
    • Major contemporary challenges in SME management

      3 credits
  • Legal and financial aspects of the SME

    11 credits
    • Legal environment of the SME

      3 credits
    • Management control in SMEs

      4 credits
    • SME taxation

      4 credits
  • EU ELECTION

    3 credits
    • Choice of 1 of 4

      • Intrapreneurial and digital project management

        3 credits
        • Project management

          3 credits
      • International management

        3 credits
        • Major contemporary challenges in SME management

          3 credits
      • General Management of SMEs

        3 credits
        • Major contemporary challenges in SME management

          3 credits
      • Entrepreneurial support

        3 credits
        • Entrepreneurial ecosystem

          3 credits
  • Entrepreneurial approach in SMEs

    16 credits
    • Analyse and write a PO

      4 credits
    • Entrepreneurial marketing and market research

      4 credits
    • International project management in SMEs

      3 credits
    • SME strategy

      4 credits
  • Legal and financial aspects of the SME

    11 credits
    • Legal environment of the SME

      3 credits
    • Management control in SMEs

      4 credits
    • SME taxation

      4 credits
  • Language

    2 credits
    • English

      12h
  • Optional

    • Spanish S1

      12h
    • German S1

      15h
    • Optional sport

  • Performance management in SMEs

    5 credits
    • Sustainable development and performance in SME

      2 credits24h
    • Financial analysis and decision making in SMEs

      3 credits
  • Management of the SME

    9 credits
    • Management of Information Systems and digitalisation of SMEs

      3 credits
    • Management and occupational health in SMEs

      2 credits
    • Human Resources Management in SMEs

      2 credits
    • Cross cultural awareness and communication in SMEs

      2 credits
  • General Management of SMEs

    3 credits
    • Strategic and operational management system

      3 credits
  • Business and legal aspects

    8 credits
    • Entrepreneurship

      4 credits
    • Legal environment of the creation/takeover

      2 credits
  • M1 DGPME Integration into professional life

    5 credits
    • M1 DGPME Thesis

      5 credits
    • M1 DGPME Tutored project

    • M1 DGPME Internship

  • Optional

    • Spanish S2

      12h
    • German S2

      15h
    • Optional sport

  • UNIT CHOICE TEACHING SPECIALITY

    3 credits
    • Choice of 1 of 4

      • General Management of SMEs

        3 credits
        • Strategic and operational management system

          3 credits
      • Intrapreneurial and digital project management

        3 credits
        • Industrial project management

          3 credits
      • International management

        3 credits
        • International management

          3 credits18h
      • Entrepreneurial support

        3 credits
        • Entrepreneurial support and incubation

          3 credits18h
  • Business and legal aspects

    8 credits
    • Entrepreneurship

      4 credits
    • Legal environment of the creation/takeover

      2 credits
  • UE Professional life integration (choice of course)

    5 credits
    • Choice of 1 of 4

      • M1 DGPME Integration into professional life

        5 credits
        • M1 DGPME Thesis

          5 credits
        • M1 DGPME Tutored project

        • M1 DGPME Internship

      • M1 AE Integration into professional life

        5 credits
        • M1 AE Dissertation

          7 credits
        • M1 AE Internship

        • M1 AE Tutored project

      • M1 MPID Integration into professional life

        5 credits
        • M1 MPID Memory

        • M1 MPID Internship

        • M1 MPID Tutored project

      • M1 MIPME Integration into professional life

        5 credits
        • M1 MIPME Tutored project

        • M1 MIPME Thesis

          3 credits
        • M1 MIPME Internship

  • Performance management in SMEs

    5 credits
    • Sustainable development and performance in SME

      2 credits24h
    • Financial analysis and decision making in SMEs

      3 credits
  • Management of the SME

    9 credits
    • Management of Information Systems and digitalisation of SMEs

      3 credits
    • Management and occupational health in SMEs

      2 credits
    • Human Resources Management in SMEs

      2 credits
    • Cross cultural awareness and communication in SMEs

      2 credits
  • Administrative management of contracts and activities

    4 credits
    • Contract management

      2 credits
    • Organisation of the SME and administrative management activities

      2 credits
  • Risk management in SMEs

    10 credits
    • Internal control, audit and risk management

      2 credits
    • Risk and communication

      2 credits
    • Risk management principles

      2 credits
    • Financial risk management

      2 credits
    • Legal risk management

      2 credits
  • Growth and development of the SME

    8 credits
    • Growth or development strategy of the SME

      2 credits
    • Organisation of the growing SME

      2 credits
    • Legal management of growth

      2 credits
    • Financing the growth of the SME

      2 credits
  • Social responsibility and sustainable development in SMEs

    8 credits
    • Sustainable development and SME strategy

      2 credits
    • Sustainable development and SME management systems

      2 credits
    • Measuring the overall performance of the SME

      2 credits
    • Implementation of the sustainable development approach in SMEs

      2 credits
  • Optional

    • Researching entrepreneurship and SMEs

      18h
  • Internship and research paper

    8 credits
    • Studies and research work

    • M2 DGPME Tutored project

    • Memoir M2 DGPME

    • M2 DGPME Internship

  • Project management in SMEs

    8 credits
    • Time-based project management

      2 credits
    • Project budget management

      2 credits
    • Process and innovation management in SMEs

      2 credits
    • Quality management

      2 credits
  • Internationalisation of the SME

    8 credits
    • International trade law

      2 credits
    • International communication (in English)

      2 credits
    • Organisation of the internationalised SME

      2 credits
    • International strategy

      2 credits
  • Digital transformation of the SME

    6 credits
    • Digitalisation and productivity of the SME

      2 credits
    • Connected enterprise

      2 credits
    • Digital marketing

      2 credits
  • Optional

    • Researching entrepreneurship and SMEs

      18h

Admission

Conditions of access

Consult the conditions of access to this training on the following link.

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How to register

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And then

Professional integration

Graduates can join the general management of an SME to contribute to its development, implement their own entrepreneurial project or work in consulting firms: management consulting firms, accounting firms, consular organizations (CCI, Chamber of Commerce, professional organizations), banks..:

  • SME management consultant
  • Company director
  • Administrative and financial director of a small business
  • Business manager in a bank
  • Consultant in an accounting firmĀ 

This training is also intended for people who wish to embark on an academic career by pursuing a doctorate.

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