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L3 Management - MIAGE course (Computer Methods Applied to Business Management)


Teaching method: Initial training or continuing education

Location : Aix-en-Provence

Type of diploma: Bachelor's degree

Length of studies : 3 years

Exit level: Bac +3

Language(s): French

Department: Licence

  • Objectives

    The aim of the MIAGE (Méthodes Informatiques Appliquées à la Gestion des Entreprises) Management degree program is to orient students with an initial background in economics and management towards management information systems. The aim is to develop a dual competence in IT and management, which graduates will be able to use to their advantage at the interface between IT and business teams. Students are trained in the theoretical and technical aspects of programming, databases and IT project management, as well as in the concepts and tools needed to understand the complexity and impact of digital technology on organizations.

    The program is highly professionalized, allowing students to experience real-life situations, but also offering the possibility of entering the workforce at the end of the L3 program, or continuing their studies under a work-study program.

    On completion of the course, graduates will have acquired the following general skills:

    • Identify the environment of markets, firms and organizations
    • Develop and implement strategies
    • Communicate clearly and rigorously in French and English
    • Develop and implement individual or team projects
    • Apply disciplinary skills in the professional environment
    • Develop a project that facilitates integration into a professional organization and an ethic that fosters accountability

    As well as the Competencies specific to the MIAGE pathway:

    • Implement simple computer processing according to the main programming paradigms
    • Identify and assimilate a company's strategy in order to align IT developments with the company's business lines
    • Design and operate databases
    • Understand and apply the principles of IT project management
  • Teaching

    Licence 3 Gestion Parcours MIAGE (60 credits)

    Semester 5 L3 Management MIAGE course (30 credits)

    Organization and production management (6 credits)

    • Organization theory and new technologies
    • Production management

    IT and professional projects (6 credits)

    • IT project management
    • Support for students' professional projects

    Introduction to programming (6 credits)

    • Introduction to algorithms and programming

    Database (3 credits)

    • Data processing in relational databases

    Internationalization (3 credits)

    • English

    Web development 1 (3 credits)

    • Web architecture and programming

    Law in the professional environment (3 credits)

    • Legal approach to business

    Semester 6 L3 Management MIAGE course (30 credits)

    Business management (3 credits)

    • Strategic management

    Design and object-oriented programming (9 credits)

    • Object-oriented programming
    • Object-oriented design

    IT environment (3 credits)

    • System and network

    Information systems and database design (6 credits)

    • Information systems design
    • Client/server programming

    Professionalization (6 credits)

    • Project
    • Internship

    Development in WEB 2 environment (3 credits)

    • Framework and web programming
  • Admission

    Admissions to L3 Gestion MIAGE are by candidacy forms (eCandidat, FC candidacy forms, Etudes en France, ..., depending on your case).



    Candidacies are examined by a recruitment committee (which may meet several times), and recruitment decisions are made on the basis of the quality of the candidacy form and whether the requirements have been met (compulsory and recommended prerequisites listed below).

    A candidacy form may be deemed inadmissible (for example, if the application has not been made through the "right channel" or if the file is incomplete), or rejected, or require an additional audition, or be directly accepted. In the latter case (acceptance), the decision may be subject to reservations: it will be up to you to prove that these reservations can be lifted (by means of official documents).



    Recruitment decisions are formulated with regard to expectations: some of these expectations are "minimum" and should all be met, others are optional and are "a plus". Most of these expectations are expressed in terms of skill acquisition levels. The 4 levels used are as follows:

    • Ignorant: corresponds to the common knowledge of those who have never really been interested in the skill, the commonplaces ("Java is an OOP language"),
    • Beginner: corresponds to the state of someone who has taken an interest in the subject and has a first experience without having really consolidated the basics,
    • Competent: someone with initial professional experience, for example, who has acquired a solid foundation and knows how to do a certain number of things without question,
    • Expert: corresponds to someone who has gone a little further than standard practice. He or she has studied the subject at length to gain a more certain and broader mastery. He or she is able to consider the skill in its entirety and make his or her own discoveries.


    Administrative registration

    Administrative registration can only take place if ALL the following conditions are met:

    • Your candidacy has been accepted by the recruitment committee,
    • You can prove that any recruitment reservations can be lifted,
    • You attend the pre-entry day (MANDATORY attendance, no justification for absence), the date of which will be communicated later by e-mail.

    You will NOT be able to register online: you will have to go to the pedagogical secretary's office after the pre-registration day. If necessary (for scholarships, transport passes, etc.), we can provide you with a pre-registration certificate beforehand.


    Tips for putting together your candidacy form

    Be sure to fill in the candidacy form correctly, legibly and in full. Please ensure that you supply all the documents requested, scanned legibly and in the correct order (antechronologically, i.e. from the most recent to the oldest), with pages correctly oriented (textual information should be horizontal and readable from left to right when the document is displayed).

    Take particular care with your cover letter: as well as demonstrating your knowledge of the course you're applying for, it should show that your previous career path and career plans are consistent with the course. It should also show your interest in the field in question (magazines and websites consulted regularly, schoolwork or other work carried out in this field, etc.).

  • Mandatory prerequisites

    These expectations should all be met. They depend very much on the previous training path. The minimum expectations are as follows (see definition of skill acquisition levels above):

    • Beginner in taking account of a case study in proposing appropriate responses to the issues raised,
    • Competent in HR, marketing and accounting,
    • Competent in strategic management, finance, law,
    • Competent in French (oral and written); level C1 (or higher) is required in French for foreign candidates.
  • Optional prerequisites

    Meeting these expectations is a "plus" in the evaluation of the candidacy form and can be a discriminating factor. It can be demonstrated through the CV and cover letter. The optional requirements are as follows (see definition of skill acquisition levels above for the first):

    • Beginner in handling IT tools (settings, installation, organization of files, etc.),
    • A good appetite for the world of management information (consultation of sites and magazines specializing in IT and management information),
    • Experience of the professional world (compliance with procedures and regulations, meeting deadlines, motivation and involvement, organization, autonomy, etc.).
  • Practical information

    As this is a professionally-oriented course, internships and projects play an important role, particularly in L3, where 6 credits are awarded for a minimum 8-week internship. L3 also includes a team-based tutored project over the course of the academic year, in the field of programming for a virtual or real client.

    Teaching methods are highly varied: lectures and tutorials on paper or on the computer, workshops, group work with group presentations, serious games and tutored projects. Assessment is mainly based on continuous assessment and individual examinations in limited time.

    Knowledge is assessed by means of final examinations, but also by continuous assessment throughout the semester, using a variety of methods: computer-based tests, reports, oral presentations, group work, etc. The methods used to assess knowledge can be found on the faculty intranet.


Educational managers

Vice-Doyen Formation Continue et Alternance FEG / Direction de la MIAGE d'Aix-Marseille
Maitre de conférences
Responsable pédagogique de la L3 Gestion parcours MIAGE / Responsable qualité de la MIAGE d'Aix-Marseille
Maitre de conférences

Administrative managers

Gestionnaire administrative MIND Aix-en-Provence
Gestionnaire administrative MIND Aix-en-Provence

Continuing Education Manager

Responsable Formation Continue (FC) de la MIAGE Aix-Marseille
Professeur des universités
Il y a 3 raisons qui m’ont motivé à choisir le parcours MIAGE : mon goût pour l’informatique, la double casquette à la fois en gestion et en informatique et le côté professionnalisant de la formation que ce soit à travers un stage ou ensuite en master grâce à l’alternance.