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KEDGE Business School: Bordeaux & Marseille

Undergraduate Global Immersion in France

Program Dates:

The academic calendar at KEDGE will differ from the University of Minnesota and all exchange students are expected to be at their host campus on the first day of orientation and through the last day of final exams.

Fall Semester 2018:

September - December

Including orientation days & examinations

For exact calendar, please refer to the Programme Annex document on the KEDGE website.  The term dates for the Marseille and the Bordeaux campus and programs differ

Spring Semester 2019:

January - early June

Including orientation days & examinations


For exact calendar, please refer to the Programme Annex document on the KEDGE website.  The term dates for the Marseille and the Bordeaux campus and programs differ

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Program Details

    What is a Business Exchange Program?

    • Successful exchange students demonstrate a high degree of independence, adaptability, and flexibility because support and services will be different from a US university
    • You are enrolled as an exchange student at a host university and take business courses in English
    • You take courses with students from the host university as well as other exchange students from around the world
    • You attend the host university according to their term dates which differ from the University of Minnesota
    • A small group of Carlson students are selected to study at each partner university per semester and are fully immersed in another country, culture, and education system
    • You will work closely with both Carlson School advisers and advisers from the host university for support pre-departure and during your semester abroad

    If you are accepted into the exchange program at KEDGE, you will have the opportunity to study at KEDGE campuses in either Marseille or Bordeaux. Bordeaux is a lovely city near the Bay of Biscay along the shores of the Garonne river. While many know the name for the wine, Carlson students know that it is also an enchanting French city ripe with 18th century architecture, a cosmopolitan city life, and the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the global business environment. Bordeaux is one hour from Dune du Pyla, a beach situated at the entrance of the Bay of Arcachon which boasts the largest sand formation in Europe. On the Marseille campus, there are two separate campuses: Luminy and La Joliette. Luminy is in the Calanques National Park, surrounded by modern architecture in a natural environment. It is 20 minutes from the city centre by bus and only a few kilometres from Cassis, a Mediterranean fishing port with beaches, cliffs, and a harbor. The Joliette campus is located in the city centre in the la Joliette business district. 

    KEDGE Business School, founded in 1874, provides top quality instruction in the fields of business and management in a rich global context with 20% of all students coming from abroad. KEDGE has been ranked as one of the top business and management programs in France and endeavors to meet students’ needs by developing their skills and competencies to meet the challenges of business today and tomorrow. KEDGE's vocation has always been to transmit the technical capacities, human values, and skills of principled leadership to ensure future success. Global responsibility means more than simply creating shareholder value, and studying at KEDGE Business School in Bordeaux teaches firsthand the vital importance of cross-cultural fluency in international business.

    Exchange students study at KEDGE Campus 1 & 2 located in Talence, a close suburb of Bordeaux. It will take students 20-35 minutes to go from downtown Bordeaux to the school via public transportation.

    • The Carlson Global Institute strongly encourages students to live in the on-campus housing options as those are affiliated with and vetted by the partner institutions.
    • Students who decide to not live in the on-campus housing and chose to live off-campus are strongly encouraged to secure housing before arriving in France through the housing resources shared by KEDGE.
    • Students should check the host university website and fact sheet for specific accommodations information including on-campus and off-campus options, application process and deadline, and cost information.

    Bordeaux Campus:

    • Off-campus housing available to exchange students
    • Housing application link it sent to all accepted incoming exchange students
    • Exchange students are able to select from several housing options in Bordeaux and it is strongly recommended to book accommodations before arrival
    • The student association "Melting Potes" often assist exchange students with obtaining accommodations

    Marseille Campus:

    • On-campus and off-campus housing available to exchange students
    • Spaces in on-campus residences is very limited (especially in the Fall semester) and is not guaranteed to all that apply
    • Many international students chose to live off-campus due to limited availability on-campus
    • The International office provides assistance in finding off-campus accommodation.

     

    Bordeaux Campus

    • Exchange students studying at KEDGE Bordeaux as second year students at sophomore credit status will be enrolled in the KEDGE Bachelor Program (the term dates, course offerings and course structure are unique)
    • Exchange students studying at KEDGE Bordeaux as third and fourth year students at junior credit status or above will be enrolled in the KEDGE Master in Management Programme (the term dates, course offerings and course structure are unique)
    • Students on exchange programs take a full semester courseload at their host university (13-18 UMN credits/semester).
    • Courses transfer back as S/N on UMN transcript.
    • Business courses taught in English and French are available to exchange students.
    • KEDGE also offers French Language courses both semesters for exchange students. 
    • Students participating in CGI semester exchange programs are strongly encouraged to enroll in the 1-credit Global Identity course for business students. This course helps you to develop your intercultural skills and articulate the value of your experience to future employers. It offers an additional layer of support through one-on-one interactions with your instructor that complements the independent structure of the exchange program.
    • For information about specific courses available to exchange students please meet with an adviser.
    • 18-19 Bordeaux- Programme Grande Ecole Master in Management List of Courses
    • 18-19 Bordeaux - Programme Grande Ecole (Master in Management) Annex

    Marseille Campus

    • Exchange students studying at KEDGE Marseille as second year students at sophomore credit status and third year students at junior credit status will be enrolled in the KEDGE Bachelor Program or the International BBA (the term dates, course offerings and course structure are unique)
    • Exchange students studying at KEDGE Marseille as fourth year students at senior credit status will be enrolled in the KEDGE Master in Management Programme (the term dates, course offerings and course structure are unique)
    • Students on exchange programs take a full semester courseload at their host university (13-18 UMN credits/semester).
    • Courses transfer back as S/N on UMN transcript.
    • Business courses taught in English and French are available to exchange students.
    • KEDGE also offers French Language courses both semesters for exchange students. 
    • Students participating in CGI semester exchange programs are strongly encouraged to enroll in the 1-credit Global Identity course for business students. This course helps you to develop your intercultural skills and articulate the value of your experience to future employers. It offers an additional layer of support through one-on-one interactions with your instructor that complements the independent structure of the exchange program.
    • For information about specific courses available to exchange students please meet with an adviser.
    • 18-19 Marseille - IBBA & KEDGE Bachelor Course Offer
    • 18-19 Marseille - IBBA Programme Annex
    • No host country language skills required
    • UMN student who has successfully completed the I-Core curriculum or equivalent coursework
    • Preference is given to Carlson School of Management students
    • Preferred minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Additional criteria may apply
    • The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation

    Visa and Passport

    • All Carlson students are responsible for obtaining a passport before they participate on a study abroad program
    • All students participating on an exchange program will be responsible for obtaining a visa or residence permit if required by their host country.  The Carlson Global Institute does not process visa applications for students participating on exchange programs
    • The Carlson Global Institute and the host university will provide resources for visa and residence permit applications if necessary, but students will need to work with the consulate and/or visa processing company directly as well
    • Visa and passport requirements are always subject to change by the host country and students are expected to check with the consulate for up-to-date information

    To apply for an exchange program you must first apply through the Carlson Global Institute on the Apply page. You will be charged a $50 application fee for each term that you apply for a program. If you apply for two programs in Fall semester you will be charged $50. If you apply for one program in Fall semester and one in Spring semester you will be charged $100. The priority deadline for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 is February 1, 2019. Applications will open on the first day of the Fall 2018 semester. Applications for programs that do not fill by the priority deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis until full. Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their status within 6 weeks of the priority deadline.  Once accepted into an exchange program, you will also complete an application to the host university.

    Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. Please visit "Financial Aid" and "Scholarships" for more information.

Cost Estimate (Summary)

Expenses are based on a 5 month semester. These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs. Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad. Visa and passport costs are subject to change. Please verify current documentation costs with the host country consulate. The Program Fee includes program administration costs, maintaining student status at the UMN for the exchange semester, and international travel, health and security insurance.

Carlson School Tuition costs based on rates for MN residents registered for 13+ credits.

Estimated Expenses 2018-2019 Global Immersion Exchange (CGI Semester) UMTC On-Campus Costs (Carlson Semester)
Carlson School MN Resident Tuition (charged to UMN student account) $6,529 $6,529
Carlson School Tuition Surcharge (charged to UMN student account) $1,000 $1,000
Program Fee (charged to UMN student account) $2,500 N/A
Airfare (to and from program site) $1,300 N/A
Documentation (passport, visa, immunization) $300 N/A
Books and Materials $200 $500
Accommodations & Meals $5,000 $4,955
Essential Daily Living Expenses $2,500 $1,000
Miscellaneous $500 N/A
Global Identity Course - strongly recommended (charged to UMN student account) $200 N/A
Total Program Cost $20,029 $13,984
Program Incremental Cost (additional cost for studying abroad vs. staying on-campus for a semester) $6,045 ($20,029 - $13,984)

Details:

Staff
Jaclyn Combs
Grade & Credit Conversion Chart
Academic term(s)
Fall
Spring
Duration
Semester Exchange
Degree level
Undergraduate
Region
Europe
Country
France
City
Bordeaux
Marseille
Host School
BEM Management School