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ESSEC "The Global Manager in Europe" Short Term Exchange Program
Cergy-pontoise, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring,
Summer
Cost Estimate Summer
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 3
Language(s) of Instruction:
English
Class Status:
Graduate Open to non-GW students: No
Level of Immersion:
Partially Integrated
Program Description:

France: "The Global Manager in Europe or European Negotiation: The EU at the Crossroads?" Short-term Exchange with ESSEC Business School 

 

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ESSEC Business School is one of the top three Business Schools in France and ESSEC's Master's in Management program was ranked 3rd in the world by the Financial Times in 2016.  This program has elective coursework in Luxury Brand Management, Hospitality Management, Agri-food, Entrepreneurship, and Health Management.

This intensive program is designed for MBA students or young professionals interested in business in Europe, intercultural relations and management practices in Europe.
 
Students have the option of attending one of two courses: “the Global Manager in Europe” or “European Negotiation: The EU at the Crossroads?”:
 
Global Manager in Europe
The module will start with interactive sessions on specific management skills and their application in different cultural environments. It will then focus on Europe’s geopolitical and economic dimensions. Finally, the program will concentrate on one of the main fields of expertise of ESSEC: Luxury Brand Management.

Students who complete this course earn a Global Manager in Europe Certificate from ESSEC. This program will take place at ESSEC's main campus in Cergy-Pontoise located just outside of Paris.
 
Below are some highlights of the course:

Course instruction:
  • Lectures
  • Case studies
  • Group work
Course themes include:
  • Intercultural Management in Europe
  • Diversity Management in Europe
  • Luxury Brand Management in Europe
  • Advanced Negotiation in Europe
Course Highlights:
  • Collaboration and team building with students from business programs around the world
  • Organized cultural activities and farewell lunch

European Negotiation: The EU at the Crossroads
This course aims at putting in close contact a select group of international students with EU researchers, practitioners and instructors of academic disciplines. This interactive learning experience, including privileged meetings with EU actors, will rely on the use of innovative teaching methods bringing together research, fieldwork and capacity building activities. The goal is to transform students from passive learners into active creators of a truly enriching experience for their future professional careers.
 
The European Negotiation program will be organized around two thematic modules of one week each, aiming to:
• understand in depth negotiators’ behavior and key concepts in negotiation and leadership as applied in the European context and beyond;
• develop a toolkit of useful negotiation skills, strategies and approaches adapted to work in the European context and beyond;
• gain experience from various interactions with key practitioners and policy-makers on the field;
• deepen a cross-cultural understanding of the European Union in a global context.
 
Thematic Modules:
Module 1 - Negotiation and mediation skills
Module 2 - The EU negotiations in a global context
 
Course highlights
  • An exclusive two day simulation of the European Council to experience the challenges of multilateral negotiations
  • The direct contact and interaction with practitioners coming from different backgrounds (policy-makers and elected officials, highly-ranked European officials, diplomats, managers, civil society)
  • A study trip to Brussels to visit the EU institutions, together with visits to private companies and public organizations (e.g. the OECD Headquarters in Paris and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
This program is located in ESSEC’s La Défense campus, located in the heart of the Paris Business District. Upon completion of the program, students will earn a Certificate in “European Negotiation Skills” delivered by ESSEC at the closing ceremony.

Eligibility

Admission to "The Global Manager in Europe" is restricted to MBA students in the School of Business and admission to "European Negotiation: The EU at the Crossroads?" is restricted to graduate students in the School of Business.  A limited number of spots are available for GWSB graduate students on each program.  At least 2-3 years of work experience is preferred for participants in the Global Manager in Europe course.
 


Calendar

Application Deadline
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Overseas Dates:
Global Manager in Europe: June 19 - July 7, 2017

European Negotiation Program: the European Union at the Crossroads?: July 3 - 13, 2017
 

Academic Credit

The Global Manager in Europe
Students earn 3 academic credits after successful completion of the Global Manager in Europe course. GW MBA students must earn at least a B equivalent in order to receive credit for the courses taken at ESSEC. Credit earned through a GWSB short-term exchange will not count towards a student's GW GPA.
 
This program fulfills general elective credit for MBA programs. This program has also been pre-approved to fulfill elective credit within the following MBA Concentration: Global Management. Students may petition to have study away courses count towards other MBA concentrations by speaking with their academic advisor.

European Negotiation Program: the European Union at the Crossroads?
Students earn 3 academic credits after successful completion of the European Negotiation Program: the European Union at the Crossroads? course. NOTE: this course is being offered by ESSEC to GW Business School students outside of the GWSB-ESSEC exchange partnership. This means that students who participate in this course pay tuition directly to ESSEC Business School and are then responsible for going through the petition to transfer credit process with their academic advisor to apply the credit to their GW degree.  Students may only transfer up to 6 credits from another institution to their GWSB degree.
 
In order for these credits taken at ESSEC to be eligible for transfer to your degree at GW, students must earn at least a B equivalent at ESSEC.  Credit earned by taking this course will not count towards a student's GW GPA.  

Cost

Click HERE for program cost estimates. A program fee of 600 euros is due to ESSEC upon acceptance into the Global Manager in Europe course. A program fee of 900 euros is due to ESSEC upon acceptance into the European Negotiation course. NOTE: The European Negotiation course is being offered by ESSEC Business School to GW Business School students outside of the GWSB-ESSEC exchange partnership.  This means that students who participate in this course pay tuition directly to ESSEC Business School. Tuition fees are included in the 900 euro program fee due to ESSEC.
  
 

Information Session

View a live recording of the information session here.

 

Additional Information

Global Manager in Europe brochure: 
Leaflet ESSEC Summer Module 2017.pdf

European Negotiation Program: the European Union at the Crossroads? brochure:
Brochure ESSEC Summer School_European Negotiation.pdf
 

Questions?

This program is administered by Global & Experiential Education in The George Washington University School of Business.

Feel free to contact us at 202.994.0767 or sbintl@gwu.edu with your questions.

Helpful Links

Cancellation Policy for Short-Term Abroad
Eligibility & Payment (GWSB Graduate)
Health Insurance for Short-Term Abroad
Non-Participant Accompaniment
Pre-Departure, Health & Safety Orientation for Short -Term Abroad
Withdrawal & Refund Policy (GWSB Graduate)