How to choose a bachelor’s degree?

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Choosing a Bachelor’s degree that perfectly matches your career goals and aspirations is essential. Before making such an important decision, students should examine their ambitions and assess their skills based on the career options they have in mind. Here are some tips for choosing a bachelor’s degree.

What is a Bachelor’s degree?

Before moving on to the criteria for choosing a bachelor’s degree, it is important to know what it entails.

  • A diploma of level bac+3

The bachelor’s degree is a diploma at the level of BAC + 3 according to the LMD system (licence -master-doctorat). 180 ECTS credits are necessary to validate the bachelor’s degree and to have the level BAC + 3. This type of degree is usually found in business schools. The difference between the bachelor’s degree and the university bachelor ‘s degree is that the bachelor’s degree is more internationally oriented and is based on a more professional training.

  • A sought-after degree

Since its arrival in France, the Bachelor’s degree has become increasingly popular with French students. In fact, it favors rapid professional integration compared to other diplomas. In addition, the bachelor’s degree has won the hearts of recruiters. Indeed, students with a bachelor’s degree are more quickly operational in the field and do not need training, which helps to minimize costs in this area.

What are the bachelor’s degree programs?

The number of bachelor’s degree programs is increasing and they cover various sectors of activity. These include:

  • Bachelor of International Trade

The Bachelor’s degree in International Business gives students the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the various techniques and strategies used in international business.

  • Bachelor of Communication

The Bachelor’s degree in Communication provides training for future communication managers in various fields such as marketing, press relations, advertising and communication tools.

  • Bachelor of Business Administration – BBA

This type of degree will allow you to study in English and open doors to professional careers on an international scale.

  • Bachelor Generalist

The Generalist Bachelor’s degree is designed for students who want to have a more generalized education in management, marketing, management and communication…

  • Bachelor Insurance

The Insurance Bachelor’s degree is often inseparable from wealth management. So, if you are considering being an insurance broker, you will learn all the techniques of managing the different risks, and how to deal with them.

The list is not exhaustive, as there are several bachelor’s degree programs available to you.

  • The Bachelor’s degree at OMNES Education

OMNES Education offers, through its 12 schools, a wide choice of bachelor programs. You will have the opportunity to acquire skills and follow the bachelor’s degree path that suits your desires in management, communication and creation, engineering and political science and international relations.

Throughout its bachelor’s programs, OMNES Education offers its students support and preparation for employability.

What criteria should I consider for a bachelor’s degree?

If you are considering a bachelor’s degree program, you will need to choose it carefully and meet a few criteria.


When considering a degree program, conduct a self-assessment by asking yourself the following questions:

  • What are you passionate about?
  • Should the work bring you a sense of accomplishment or is it motivated by the paycheck?
  • How important is the geographical location?
  • Do you want to maintain a work/life balance? etc.

During the self-assessment process, it is best to have input from parents, teachers, and guidance counselors. They have experience in the field and can help you decide which bachelor’s degree you would like to obtain.

Skills and interests

Currently, there are many programs offered by higher education. So you can easily get lost. To choose the most appropriate degree program, assess your personal skills and interests. They will focus on your favorite subjects as well as the type of work you enjoy and in which you feel most creative and productive. To get an idea of your abilities, you can take personality tests.

Degree options

The next important step is to look for the program that matches your career interests. To do this, do some research and talk to people who are in the same line of work as you are. It is even possible to work as a volunteer to get an idea of the work environment and the various tasks you will be responsible for.

Choice of school or university

After identifying the type of bachelor’s degree and the main areas of study that match your goals, it is only at this point that you should look for a university or a school . The institution you choose should specifically address your goals and career aspirations. To gather information about the program you want, it would be worthwhile to look at the program details on the institution’s website and attend university fairs or open houses.


Budget is also an important factor in choosing your bachelor’s degree. If you are considering this type of program, you should expect to pay between 3,000 and 8,000 euros per year. The cost will of course vary depending on the school you attend. For bachelor’s degree courses in a highly reputable school (similar to a post-preparatory business school), tuition fees range from 5,000 to 8,000 euros/year. So, before you take the exam, make sure you have the means to finance your studies.

Bachelor’s degree in classical or alternating cycle ?

Many schools offer the bachelor’s degree as a sandwich course. Because of their professionalizing nature, the schools work in partnership with companies. The bachelor’s degree in the classical cycle is offered by all types of institutions or IUTs. A variety of guidance is available online.

Within OMNES Education, the Corporate Relations teams assist students in their search for work-study programs (apprenticeship and professionalization contracts).


Updated 5 July 2022