Hello, I am Joffrey, I am from Belgium, and I decided to pursue my studies in France because it offers quality higher education programs that are recognized worldwide.
I graduated with a bachelor degree from the University of Lorraine, and then chose the “Grande Ecole” Master program from ICN Business School with a specialization in corporate finance. This program will give me a strong background in management and finance that will guarantee an easy integration into the job market in the banking sector.
Why did I choose ICN Business School in Nancy?
First, because several media like the Financial Times have ranked ICN every year among the best schools of management in France. In addition, ICN is a member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles and has several labels and accreditations. Last but not least, it is located close to Germany and Luxembourg, both being attractive countries for young graduates wishing to work abroad while benefitting from higher wages.
With its high standards and results, ICN remains a family-size school that offers a friendly atmosphere in which I quickly found my landmarks and could integrate easily. The availability of the staff, the facility to communicate and integrate, its warm welcome, are the school’s main values. The pedagogical approach allowed me to develop my skills thanks to many group works related to the ARTEM concept, but also thanks to the regular oral presentations and frequent interactions with the professors. They are very accessible and easy-to-talk-to. They follow up on my study plans and provide the tools and aid I need to be successful.
Thanks to ICN’s partner university network, I had the chance to study at UCD-University College of Dublin during the final year of my master program. Beyond the high level of excellence of this institution, this semester exchange allowed me to discover the Irish culture and its welcoming people.
Finally, I advise you to visit the beautiful city of Nancy and its rich heritage, especially Place Stanislas, a meeting place for so many students. You’ll find a large number of bars and cafés with terraces in the Old Town, and several not-to-be-missed events such as the summer “sound and light” show and the “ephemeral garden” on Place Stanislas, or the festivities of Saint Nicolas and the Christmas market.