LI Yanping (China), Master in Management (2017-2019)
A Chinese student's testimonial on the Master in Management programme
I am from Shanghai (China). I studied my bachelor degree at Shanghai Jiaotong University during my work off time from 2012 to 2014 and I chose to study in BSB since it has very good rankings (top 1 wine management programme and top 1 Management of cultural organisations programme). During my 6-month school application, BSB offered me the warmest help when I met difficulties on visa applications and other issues, even if I wasn’t yet an official student of BSB. They already helped me to find multiple solutions for me to successfully apply my visa and wipe the difficult out of the way to France.
Though I've just started my study in BSB, I already like a lot! The professors are very professional, the courses are very interesting. The professor intended to find interactive ways to teach. You never feel boring because you are always activated.
School life is so wonderful. Not just study all the time, almost every week the committee organized plenty of events in all aspect of interesting things. We had breakfast day, melting food night, and other parties. In BSB, you will never feel boring.
At BSB, I have learned to work as a team but more importantly to work with students from other cultures and countries. Today thanks to internet, you can get a lot of knowledge but think differently is another thing, this is the biggest treasure I learned from BSB.
My advice to future student: learn to enjoy the life in campus, don’t be shy, talk with different student from different countries, have fun and enjoy your time in BSB, Dijon!
Hello, my name is Ni Haoyu, I come from Xi'an, Shaanxi, China and I graduated from a basic public university in Xi'an, majored in International Economics and Trade.
I applied through Pass-World admissions when searching French business schools online, which includes BSB.
I chose BSB because I want to study wine and BSB has the best rankings in wine among the business schools because of its unique location.
I like about the gap year since it allows me to have a whole year to fully control my study and life, not just being under the huge pressure of the school work. I would do an internship, meanwhile study French + wine knowledge and travel around France and Europe.
- Dijon is a great city just like my hometown Xi'an, both are of long history and deep culture. People of Dijon are warm-hearted and honest. Weather in summer and autumn are awesome but in winter is quite cold, rainy and moist. At BSB, pressure from the courses are quite high compared to the bachelor study in Chinese universities. There are enormous group work & presentations, writing tasks and also the final exams. There are not so much time left for studying French or travelling around if you really want something on study.
- There are more than 10 courses in the first semester, so I learned, of course, the course work, for example, HRM, communications, speeches and so on. But what I find most interesting and helpful are developing the soft skills: building connections not only with Chinese students but also with French and other international students and the professors; the competence to present myself, my thoughts and ideas in front of people.
- It changed me a lot. In daily life, I become much more patient and easy-going; in study, I am more focused and self-conscious, knowing more clearly when, how, with whom I can finish the work and achieve my goals.
- The international Dept team, especially Ms.Sarah Chefirat, who offered me great amount of help when I was in China. However, I came with my wife (who is also admitted to BSB) so it was a different story than other students. We booked an Airbnb room in Dijon and spent over 1 week and finally found a flat to rent through leboncoin thanks to my wife who speaks French.
- I would absolutely recommend BSB to future students who are self-aware, independent and of good language skills(at least English, speaking French is much better)