Teaching methods

teaching methods

            “100% professional and               100% operational because our
goal is to get our students on the career ladder quickly.”


Professionally-focused teaching methods

Our Specialized MBA programs are intended to prepare participants for the workplace and offer teaching focused on the acquisition of operational competencies, dispensed by experts in the field.

Applied teaching for expert professions:

In lockstep with companies’ needs, our programs respond to a growing demand in the expert fields of international mobility, international human resources and compensation and benefits.
The five months of teaching on each of our MBAs are dispensed by professionals and include a core human
resources program, complemented by specialist modules.
In addition, numerous round tables and case studies with experts allow a better understanding of technical issues in different professional environments and sectors.

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A high added-value internship:

Six months’ immersion in-company is essential for students to consolidate their learnings. Assignments completed can be highly operational or can relate to project development. Numerous internships lead to a job offer. 

The Institut Magellan helps you find an internship through offers circulated exclusively within the Cercle Magellan.


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Professional dissertation:

Our students carry out research related to their specialist field, which allows them to learn in depth about a
subject of their choice that goes to the heart of the challenges faced by companies. This essential component of
our programs is graded and assessed by professionals in the field both in writing and through an oral examination.

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  Rigorous assessment:

  Our Specialized MBAs are awarded following an assessment process that includes:
  • group work
  • competency tests based on real-life case studies
  • a professional written dissertation subject to an oral examination before a panel of professionals
  • assessment of professionalism and participation

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Close supervision throughout the year:

Integration seminar:
At the beginning of the academic year, our students spend two days on an integration seminar with their classmates and course directors. This collegial seminar is a bonding experience for our future graduates.

Individual tutoring with course directors:
Each MBA course director is a professional who has worked in industry. They have undertaken training in our teaching and classroom management practices. Their role is to support faculty members, speakers and participants individually, in particular in finding an internship and choosing a dissertation title.

Mentoring: personalized professional mentoring with our alumni:
Mentoring is an opportunity to build solidarity between alumni and students. The aim of mentoring is to allow personalized professional support during the course (and even beyond) in addition to teaching hours. Among other things, it offers students support in their choices by offering experience and perspective.

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A uniquely international outlook

International human resources professionals and the three rich and complex occupations for which we train them stand at the crossroads of legal, tax, financial and employment issues faced by companies around the world.

Our specialized mbas all include this global and international dimension thanks to:

  • a universal approach to topics: our graduates go on to work around the world
  • the use of English in numerous classes, round tables and case studies
  • group projects on different countries or geographical areas
  • learning expeditions (professional seminars abroad) in strategic regions
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Learning expeditions:

Our learning expeditions are an integral part of the course. These four- or fi ve-day seminars aim to tackle
economic, employment, managerial, cultural and professional issues on diff erent continents.


Learning objectives:
– Understand the specifi cs of HR management in the region and country concerned
– A real-life approach
– Get to grips with regional and local technical practices in a fi eld of expertise (e.g. comp & ben or international mobility)
– Develop knowledge of local legal systems and key regulations

The advantages of our learning expeditions:
– Speakers: high-level professionals (subsidiary directors, local and regional HR directors, compensation & benefits managers, lawyers, specialist experts, expatriates)
– Round tables encouraging discussion with local stakeholders
– A visit to a local industrial site (in Singapore)
– Development of each participant’s professional network

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Company visits abroad:

Our learning expedition to Singapore includes a company visit allowing a better understanding of industry and HR management in a multinational company through meetings with site directors, HR directors, production managers, etc.

Teaching partnerships:

The Institut Magellan has teaching partnerships with universities and business schools in Asia, Africa and Europe. Through these partnerships, our participants and students have the opportunity to take part in seminars with foreign teaching staff , and work with them and their students on case studies.

Focus on 2019: video-conference on HR management in India with Xavier University.

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Use of English:

Our teaching methods require, like in companies, regular use of English in classes, round
tables, exams, seminars, etc.
English is therefore essential and we ensure that our participants have operational knowledge
of English upon admission to our programs. Technical and HR language is, however, taught
during the course.


An effective network

Our students’ entry to the job market, facilitated by the development of their professional network, is one of our main concerns.

The Institut Magellan has around 500 graduates who enjoy the benefi ts of a network of over 1,500 professionals at the Cercle Magellan. 

As soon as they start their MBA, our students are welcomed into their expert community (alumni, professional speakers, Cercle Magellan members, etc.).

Involvement in a professional network, side-by-side with training for sought-after expert professions, allows our students to fi nd contacts in multinational companies. The latter participate throughout the year in teaching, case studies, round tables, mentoring, company meetings, learning expeditions or dissertation assessment panels.

Among the companies to have recruited our students in recent years:

Air Liquide • Alstom • Aon • Axa • Bolloré Transport • Chanel • Christian Louboutin • Continental • Daher • Dassault Systèmes • ENGIE • EY • Faurecia • Gerflor • Groupe Lactalis • HSBC • JC Decaux • Johnson & Johnson • Mercer • Natixis • Pochet • Renault-Nissan • Sanofi • Schneider Electric • Scor • Servier • Société Générale • Systra • Technicolor • TechnipFMC • Thalès • Total • Ubisoft • Valéo • Voltalia

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Companies involved in our programs:

Adeo – Leroy Merlin • Air Liquide • Albéa • Alstom • Assystem • Axa • Bel • Bolloré • BNP Paribas • Caisse des Français de l’Etranger • Canal+ • Carrefour • Centre de Crise du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères • Chassis Brakes International • CLEISS • Coface • Crédit Agricole • Critéo • Daher • Danone • Deloitte Société d’Avocats • Diot Siaci • Engie • Essilor • EY • Faurecia • Groupe Rocher • Hermès International • Idémia • International SOS • Ipsen • Ipsos • Legrand • Linxens • Malakoff Humanis • Mercer • Michelin • Mission Laïque Française • Mobilis • Murex • Nestlé France • Otis • Pernod Ricard • Pochet • Renault-Nissan • Safran • Saint-Gobain • Sanofi • Schneider Electric • Schlumberger • Scor • Seb • Servier • Siemens • Société Générale • Sodexo • Suez • Tarkett • Technicolor • Thalès • Ubisoft • Vallourec • Veolia • Vialto Société d’avocats • Vinci • WTW • Worldline

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High graduate employment rates: