There are two intakes. Both cover exactly the same curriculum and lead to the same degree.
September is the main intake and the programme begins with an orientation seminar involving a team building activity.
In January, the integration period is slightly shorter with a different type of team building activity.
The MBA classroom is composed of participants from both the January and September intake who follow the same classes together but in a different order.
January participants for example, will enter a classroom with participants who started their MBA in September of the year before. Those who started in September will leave in June. The January participants will then be in class already for the arrival of the new September intakes and they will then finish their MBA in December. Effectively, there are two cycles going on at the same time within the same class January participants finish in December so although the academic still lasts 10 months, there is a two month summer break which can be used for Tailored MBA Projects (business plans, internships, theses, exchange) with the remainder for travel or relaxing in Nice. Their student visa will enable them to do an internship until 30th June the following year.
September candidates finish in June following year but can use their student visa to do an internship until 31st December of the same year.
Each course and module is independent so it does not matter when you start or end the cycle as the same curriculum is followed.
Advantages of this double class include the fact that you meet two different cohorts so you double your networking potential. January cohorts are able to join the workforce immediately after their program in the New Year, since most have completed all requirements; there are fewer fresh-minted MBAs on the job market in January, giving it an advantage over the summer period.