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ESSEC "The Global Manager in Europe" Short Term Exchange Program
Cergy-pontoise, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring,
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2
Language(s) of Instruction:
Class Status:
Graduate Open to non-GW students: No
Level of Immersion:
Partially Integrated
Program Description:

ESSEC Business School "The Global Manager in Europe" 

Is this program for me?*ESSEC Summer

This program is open to a select group of up to 35 MBA students from ESSEC's partner institutions and will focus on management practices in Europe with sessions on luxury brand management, diversity management, and negotiation.  Students who complete the course earn a Global Manager in Europe Certificate from ESSEC (located just outside of Paris, France) and 6 credits.

Course instruction:

  • Lecture & case studies
  • Group work
  • Simulations

Course themes include:

  • Introduction to Europe: Social, Political & Economic Dimensions
  • Luxury Brand Management in Europe
  • Human Resources Management in Europe
  • Diversity Management in Europe
  • Negotiation & Conflict Resolution from a European Perspective 
Course Highlights:
  • Collaboration and team building with students from MBA programs around the world
  • Organized cultural activities:
    • Excursion to the European Parliament
    • Wine & Cheese tasting
    • Visit to the Paris Opera
    • Farewell lunch in Auvers-sur-Oise, site of the inspiration for many 19th century painters, including Vincent Van Gogh
*Only GWSB graduate students are eligible for this program.


Application Deadline

January, 15, 2014

Overseas Dates:

TBA, tentative June 23-July 11, 2014


Students earn 6 academic credits after successful completion of the program.


Students pay GW tuition for the 6 credits plus a program fee of 500€ which is paid to ESSEC. 

Students are responsible for out-of-pocket expenses including all travel costs, housing, and incidentals.  On and off-campus housing options are available for students.


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

Feel free to contact us at 202.994.1212 or with your questions.

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