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Master Programmes


Business Foundations Certificate

The INSEAD Sorbonne BFC programme is a 4-month part-time programme designed as a stepping stone for recent Masters and PhD graduates who wish to transition from academia to business.  

At a Glance
4 months
One intake
Multi Campus
France and Paris

Progress Into a Business Career

INSEAD in collaboration with Sorbonne Université offers the Business Foundations Certificate (BFC) programme tailored for recent master or PhD graduates from the sciences, medicine, humanities, engineering and law.

The programme equips participants with a broad set of business and economics skills that optimally complement their graduate training. It also supports participants' transition to a business career and helps aspiring entrepreneurs to fulfil the goal of their own start-up by complementing their ideas with a solid foundation in business and leadership. The programme includes 16 on-campus modules, that will be on Fridays and Saturdays.

This programme supports gender balance.

Top Ranked

MBA programme ranked by the Financial Times


Influential Alumni Worldwide

One Yearly Intake

In-person (August - December)

Programme Benefits

Average Work Experience
Study as you Work

Make an immediate impact at work with a 4-month part-time business education conducted over Fridays and Saturdays in Central Paris.

Think in Business Context

Understand the process of value creation in the business world from different management perspectives.

Develop an International Perspective

Taught in English by a globally diverse faculty drawing on cases and examples from around the world.

Be a part of our Alumni Community

Become a full member of the global INSEAD alumni community and gain access to over over 66,000 alumni members.

Typical BFC Class


Average Age

< 3

Years of Work Experience

PhD & Master

Graduates Transiting from Academic into Non-Academic Careers

Career Transition

Building on their Main Discipline in a Business Setting

Testimonials from BFC Alumni