WWU Exchange in France:
Kedge Business School
Founded more than 130 years ago, Bordeaux Ecole de Management (BEM) has a long reputable history. BEM, managed by Philip McLaughlin, and Euromed Management, managed by Bernard Belletante have committed themselves to a merger process with the opening of KEDGE Business School. Kedge Business School has a student population of about 10,000 students.
Study in one of France's most historic cities, Bordeaux, which dates back to the 3rd century BC. Located in the southern part of France, it is one of the nation's richest cities due to wine exports. Bordeaux has an exceptional location between the Atlantic Ocean, Pyrenees, and Auvergne Mountains. The city is well-known for its magnificent Gothic cathedrals and 18th century mansions. In addition, St. Michel's Church and its bell towers are historical landmarks from the 15th century that are still intact today. Home to more than 200,000 residents, Bordeaux is proud of its ethnically diverse population and lively university community.
Academic Program and Courses
The academic year is from mid-September to mid-June and is divided into 10 sequences with each sequence lasting 3 weeks. Students may start at the beginning of any sequence or choose to skip sequences. It is recommended that students take at least 30 ECTS.
- Fall Semester: Mid September to Early February (30 ECTS)
- Spring Semester: Early January to Mid June (36 ECTS)
Students are encouraged to participate in the Master in Management program, which has both undergraduate and graduate level courses, as well as courses offered in both French and English. Students may also participate in the following programs:
- The BEM Bachelor Program - for general business and management courses
- The EBP International Program - for Master's degree students. It is a year-long program that starts in the Spring and includes an internship.
- The Wine MBA program - for high potential wine managers with the management acumen, market insight and leadership skills necessary to confront a complex and changing wine business environment
- The MACI (Masters in International Business & Management) program - explores the various cultural and geopolitical factors that make up today’s complex international business environment.
- The ISLI (ISLI MSc in Global Supply Chain Management) program - is aimed at high-potential, multicultural managers, and prepares individuals to confront the challenges of a new era of managers. Successful managers take a global approach to their analysis, building Supply Chain architecture for worldwide networks.
Students studying at the BEM generally live in an apartment in central Bordeaux with other international or French students. The School does not own dormitories on campus. However, the School works in close contact with
state-owned residences, private residences, and private landowners in Talence, Bordeaux, and towns close by.
Exchange program participants will pay WWU in-state tuition and mandatory fees. All other costs associated with participation in the program (including transportation, room and board, personal expenses) are the responsibility of the individual student. Check the budget sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.
The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-program activities.
There are two applications for exchange students to complete. The first application is the International Programs & Exchanges (IPE) application. After students are selected for nomination, they must complete the BEM/Kedge application form
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