Paris - ISM - International School of Management

The International School of Management (ISM), is one of the world’s most innovative executive education communities. From IMBA to doctoral degrees, ISM faculty, students, and alumni come together from the four corners of the globe to facilitate knowledge sharing, learning, and networking in ways that produce professional value and life-enhancing results.



The International School of Management (ISM) established itself in Paris and New York as a pioneer in international executive education in the 1990’s under the leadership of Professor Jack Forget, who led similar executive programs in Paris and San Francisco in the 1980’s and early 1990’s.


ISM's programs are designed for accomplished business executives making progress in their present occupations and for ambitious managers ready to switch their career focus entirely. Our International MBA, DBA and PhD programs are suitable for those who want to engage in part-time or e-learning study while working, or dive into a full-time program as they make the next leap in their career. ISM’s flexible course curriculum allows each individual to design their curriculum and schedule.

All seminars are taught in English and classes are kept small, with usually no more than 25 students, in order to allow greater interaction with our accomplished faculty.


ISM has published four issues of its own journal, The ISM Journal of International Business. Students, faculty and the wider public are invited to make submissions to the journal when a call for papers is announced. Many students have published papers in the journal; some of these started as final research papers for ISM seminars.

The objectives of The ISM Journal of International Business are to establish an effective channel of communication between international business practitioners, policy makers, government agencies, not to mention academic and research institutions.

Master's Programmes


Student services

Our Student Services Coordinator is able to help with the following:

  • Provide visa documentation for your studies in Paris and partner locations.
  • Provide lodging recommendations in Paris and partner locations. All students are responsible for their own accommodation arrangements, but we can offer suggested hotels close to the respective classroom facilities.
  • Complementary French language courses in Paris. This service is for students wishing to improve their French language skills.
  • Assistance in opening up a bank account in France.
  • Student ID cards can be obtained by emailing a scanned, clear color photo of you, in JPEG format, to the Student Services Coordinator.

Housing services

All candidates are responsible for obtaining their own housing during the time of their program.Our Student Services Coordinator will work with you individually to assist you in your housing search.

Library services

Resources available through ISM’s electronic library:

  • One-on-one assistance from the ISM Librarian
  • Subscriptions to Ebsco’s Business Source Complete, Entrepreneurial Studies Source, and
  • Regional Business News
  • Access to Ebsco’s full-text business e-journals
  • Research and writing resources, including APA formatting guidance
  • Literature searches for academic articles

ICT services

MyISM allows enrolled students to:

  • Manage their own enrollment for seminars in Paris and e-learning modules
  • Consult calendar of upcoming seminars and e-learning modules
  • Access course materials, submit assignments, receive feedback and grades from professors
  • Access student/alumni directory
  • Consult transcripts
  • Access ISM’s electronic library
  • Search ISM network, students, faculty and alumni

Student Life

Campus life

Paris is one of the world’s leading business and cultural centers with one of the largest GDPs in the world. ISM’s Paris seminars are offered year round and are held in our space located in a Haussmanian building in the seventh arrondissement, the signature architectural style of Paris.

It includes expansive offices for the academic and administrative staff, large conference rooms, and a beautiful seminar space and student lounge. Our location is ideally situated between the famous Rue de Bac and Saint Germain des Près.

Unique to our Paris location, professors come from all over the world to teach our seminars.

Student clubs

Be part of ISM’s independent Alumni Association (ISMA) community to join a great network of business leaders and academics. The primary objective of this Alumni Association is to create stronger links among the alumni by giving them the structure and the resources to make these links meaningful on a daily basis. ISMA will be managed by the alumni themselves and will manage its own budget.


All ISM programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation acbsp accreditedassociation for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence and student learning outcomes. The association embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that it is essential to learn how to learn.