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Business Foundations Certificate


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

Admissions Criteria

The BFC programme is tailored for recent master, PhD graduates or new entrepreneurs who would like to complement their specialised training with a broad set of management and business skills.

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Graduates with a Master 2, a PhD​ or equivalent

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Fluency in English


Proof of academic excellence

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Mandatory attendance in Paris. Online participation available to participants living in the time zone of Europe, Africa, and Middle East.

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Application Process

The online application for the BFC programme is now open. Apply now for the upcoming intake.

Dates & Fees

Programme DatesDay & TimeLocationApplication DeadlineTuition Fees*
30 August 2024 to 14 December 2024

Every Friday (12:30 to 18:00)

& Saturday (11:00 to 17:00)


Round 1: 1 April 2024

Round 2: 28 June 2024

€16 400 (the first deposit is non-refundable)


Click Here To Apply 

*If you are a graduate of Sorbonne Université Alliance (see members here), Sorbonne Université offers funding support for part of the tuition fee to selected applicants through scholarships. In order to qualify for a scholarship, recipients must graduate or have graduated with a Master 2 or Doctorate in 2023/2024, or within the last three years, from an institution that is a member of Sorbonne Université. Scholarship requests should be included in the application form.

**All admitted students are eligible to apply for a loan from Lendwise Ltd. You can apply here, or find out more information via this link

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