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I.I.H.E.M Study Abroad Program

American Business School of Paris: Program Outline

  • What programs are included in the ABS Paris/IIHEM Joint Academic Programs?

    Three programs are included:

    • Bachelor's Transfer Program.: Allows undergraduate students to start their studies at IIHEM and complete their four year Bachelor's degree at ABS Paris. Credits earned at IIHEM are transferred to ABS Paris
    • Direct Entrance Master's Program: Allows students to start their studies at IIHEM and complete their MBA program at ABS Paris after completing six months of internship and four years of study at IIHEM.

Who is eligible to apply to these programs?

  • Bachelor's Transfer Program.: Qualified IIHEM students enrolled in BAC+3 who have successfully completed six semesters of academic study.
  • Direct Entrance Master's Program: Qualified IIHEM students enrolled in BAC+5 who have successfully completed four years of academic study and six months of internship.

Students applying to these programs must have a minimal GPA of 3.0

What degrees do these programs lead to?

Upon successful completion of the Program, enrolled students will receive

  • Bachelor's Transfer Program.: Students are awarded by official BBA from ABS Paris as well as "Titre 1 Manager International", a French degree equivalent to the French master's degree.
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (in one of the three specializations)
      • International Marketing
      • International Business
      • International Finance
  • Direct Entrance Master's Program: Students are awarded by official MBA from ABS Paris as well as “Titre 1”, a French degree equivalent to the French master's degree (in one of the five specializations)
    • MBA in International Marketing
    • MBA in Entrepreneurship and International Business Development
    • MBA in Communications and Project Management
    • MBA in International Real Estate Management
    • MBA in Hospitality Marketing and Development
    • MBA in Information Technology and Data Management

Are these programs accredited?

Yes. IIHEM diplomas are accredited by the Moroccan Ministry of Higher Education and ABS Paris is a member of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The BBA and MBA programs are fully accredited by the International Association for Business Education (IACBE). Additionally, the BBA program was certified by the French Ministry of Labor in 2012 as “Niveau I Manager à l'International, option Marketing/Vente ou Gestion/Finance”

How is the program delivered?

  • Bachelor's Transfer Program.: Three years of the academic undergraduate program are delivered on the IIHEM campus by IIHEM professors and the remaining fourth year of the undergraduate program is delivered by ABS Paris professors in France.
  • Direct Entrance Master's Program: A student who has completed four years at IIHEM and has done six months of internship can apply to complete in one year the Master's program at ABS Paris.

All programs include Internship.

Will I be able to transfer credits from IIHEM to ABS Paris?

  • Bachelor's Transfer Program.: Students may transfer up to 90 IIHEM credits.
  • Direct Entrance Master's Program: Students may transfer 36 IIHEM fourth year credits.

What is required to graduate?

  • Bachelor's Transfer Program.: 120 credits are required to complete the Bachelor's Program. 90 credits are taken at IIHEM and 30 credits at ABS Paris.
  • Direct Entrance Master's Program: 42 credits are to be taken at ABS Paris.

To get a degree from ABS Paris GPA 2.5 is required.

Do I get the same ABS Paris diploma as the one given to graduates from the ABS Paris campus?


Once I complete my degree, can I take part in the graduation ceremony at ABS Paris?


Can I do more of my program at ABS Paris?

Yes, within the general framework. You can do this through a transfer. You will however pay ABS Paris tuition whenever you are on the ABS Paris.