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The program APC-SIIO is dedicated to Chinese students graduated in Economics, Management and Business (BENKE) who wish to study Information Systems and Information Technology.

What are Information Systems and Information Technology?

Information technology (IT) focuses on the design and management of computer-based solutions for managing, and sharing information and processes used by organizations: its Information System (IS).

Designing and managing efficient IT solutions requires knowledge of multiple fields (Economics, Business, Management, IT). This multidisciplinary background is essential for future  IT professionals meant to design and provide solutions meeting Business and IS needs.

Why consider a Master’s degree program in IT at Université Toulouse 1 Capitole?

The Faculty of IT (Faculté d'Informatique) at University Toulouse 1 Capitole offers two Master’s degrees in IT and IS. The key characteristic of these programs is their double focus: Information Technology and functional aspects of Business.

These two-year programs aimed at Bachelor graduates in Management, Economics and Business. will help students:

  1. to enhance their  knowledge and skills in  their initial disciplines; courses are taught by UT1C lecturers from other Faculties and Schools and
  2. to develop skills in IT and IS. Courses in that field are provided by lecturers and researchers of the Faculty of IT. Students will gain knowledge in topics including the basics of IS and IT, methods for understanding business activities, building decision - support systems and programming software.

The Faculty of IT has a long experience in running Master’s degree programs in IS and IT; all professors have strong connections with the industry and always adapt the courses to the Business needs. The main consequence is that the graduated students enjoy the 2nd best rate for employment in France in the IS and IT area (almost 100%).

The Program APC-SIIO

The aim of the program APC-SIIO Foundation Course (IS and Business Information Systems) called  “Année Préparatoire Chine - Systèmes d'Information et Informatique des Organisations” in French  is to give the opportunity to Chinese students holding a Bachelor’s degree to enrol  in a  Master ‘s degree program in Business Information Systems. This one-year program offers Chinese students French language courses and the foundations of IT as listed below.

  • French: 300h
  • Information
  • Technology: 150h
  • English, Management, Mathematics: 150h 

The students who pass the exam at the end of this foundation year may enter the first year of the Master’s degree in IS and IT before joining the second year of the Master’s degree if their results meet the criteria at the end of the first year.  Two majors are on offer: Decision Systems or Business Process Engineering.

How to apply?

The students must submit their application  file, including a copy of the BENKE,  the results of the TCF test (TCF > 300), a CV written in French and a cover letter. The file should be addressed to: CampusFrance(1) or Formasie(2) .
In April, the potential students will be interviewed by professors of the Faculty of IT of UT1C. This interview will focus on their past experience in Economics, management and IT and their motivation for studying IS and IT in France.

(1) CampusFrance :
(2) Formasie :


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