Reims Management School (RMS)

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Age: 83

History: Established in 1928, the Reims Management School (RMS) group now includes four business schools which offer Bachelors and Masters level programmes, a Doctoral programme, and two MBAs. The full-time international MBA was set up in 1972, and the part-time executive option following in 1998.

Address: 59 Rue Pierre Taittinger, Reims, France.

Ambience: The school has two campuses in Reims (separated by a park and a short 10 minute walk), and each year students are sent for an induction week in the idyllic town of Morzine in the Alps.

Vital statistics: MBA students choose from a selection of core modules and electives, and can opt to study abroad, in the USA, the UK, Mexico, China or Spain. RMS trains over 3,700 students every year, 900 of whom are from abroad. The school is a leader in research, and has a network of over 140 partner universities in over 40 countries with more than 20,000 alumni worldwide. The international MBA is taught entirely in English.

Added value: Programmes provide structured career guidance services to help students with job hunting: you can also expect workshops, personal coaching, corporate meetings and full access to the RMS alumni network.

Easy to get into? For the international MBA, you'll need a Bachelor degree, at least three years of professional experience and a good level of English; for the executive program you will be expected to have at least five years of experience in a managerial position, a Masters degree and a good level of English.

International connections: Strong partnerships with universities all over the world. The Executive MBA includes three one-week study trips to Cape Town, New York and Beijing.

Teaching: It's doubly accredited by EQUIS and AMBA, so expect rigorous standards.

Cost: The international MBA is priced at €25,000 and Executive MBA is priced at €25,000.

Return on investment: International MBA students enjoy a salary hike of around 40 per cent.

Who's the boss? Raymond Ouellet is the MBA director.

Prospectus: +33 326 77 46 96;;