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EDHEC "Globalizing Europe" Short Term Exchange Program
Lille, France; Nice, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Restrictions: GW applicants only
Cost Estimate Summer
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 3
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Class Status:
Graduate Open to non-GW students: No
Program Description:

EDHEC "Globalizing Europe" 

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Founded in 1906, EDHEC Business School was among the first institutions worldwide to be awarded the triple accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA) for academic excellence and professional relevance.  EDHEC Business School is the largest business school in France.  Known for its' strength in finance, EDHEC also has prominent research centers focusing on accounting, risk management, marketing, and law.

International Rankings: 
  • 18th worldwide according to Financial Times Master in Management Ranking 2015
  • 8th worldwide according to Financial Times Master in Finance Ranking 2015
  • 34th worldwide according to The Economist Full-time MBA Ranking 2015
This short-term exchange program is offered through GWSB exchange partner, EDHEC, and is taught by EDHEC faculty at their Nice and Lille campuses in France. During this intensive program, course participants have the option of attending one or two modules covering essential topics on the European business scene, visit leading companies in Southern and/or Northern France and meet with their management. Other social and cultural activities are also included. Unlike any other program in Europe, Globalizing Europe combines a hands-on business perspective with historical, cultural and economic analysis.

*Admission to this course is restricted to graduate students in the School of Business.

The topic for the Nice and Lille modules changes from year to year. Below is the information for the 2016 modules:

 Lille Module: “Key Perspectives on Europe - Governance, Business Models and Culture”

Topics covered:
  • Cross Cultural Challenges: European diversity
  • Comparative Business Models in Europe
  • European Economic and monetary integration
Corporate visits may include:
  • Auchan
  • Lille Euratechnologies
  • Bonduelle
  • European Commission in Brussels
Cultural tours
  • Paris
  • Brussels
  • Lille
  • European Parliament
Nice Module: "Europeans in a Global Perspective - Community Institutions and Political Economy"

Topics covered:
  • European Institutions and Community Organization
  • The EU and its Outsiders: The Case of Eastern Europe
Corporate visits may include:
  • IBM
  • Mane
  • Amadeus, the European Travel Computer Reservation System
  • Château Crémat
Cultural tours
  • Nice
  • Grasse
  • Monaco
Social activities include (Lille and Nice): Welcome and farewell events, wine tasting, and "survival French" course
Click here for additional 2016 program information.

Academic Credit

Students earn 3 academic credits for successful participation in the Lille or Nice module and 6 academic credits for participation in both modules of this program.   GWSB graduate students must earn at least a B equivalent in order to receive credit for the courses taken at EDHEC. Credit earned through a GWSB short-term exchange will not count towards a student's GW GPA.

This program has been approved to fulfill elective credit within the following MBA Concentration: Global Management.


Application Deadline:
Sunday, February 28, 2016*

*Students applying to this program will also be required to complete EDHEC's application (linked below) and e-mail it to by the February 28th deadline. 
Along with your application please provide a passport-sized head-shot photo of yourself and e-mail it to

Link to 2016 EDHEC application: EDHEC Summer School 2016_application form.docx
Overseas Dates:
Lille module: May 17 - 27, 2016
Nice module: May 30 - June 10, 2016

Information Session

View a live recording of the information session HERE.

Program Costs

Click HERE for cost estimates. The program is a short-term exchange and students pay GW tuition for 3-6 credits. A program fee of 300 euros is also due to EDHEC upon acceptance into the program. 


Please see EDHEC's website for more information on accommodation. This period is quite busy in France, especially in Nice, and students are advised to book their accommodation as early as possible.


"The company visits that the course took us on were very interesting..." - Professional MBA Student, 2014

Additional Information

To learn more about EDHEC's campuses, view the Lille campus and Nice campus videos.

EDHEC's program brochure: EDHEC Summer School 2016.pdf


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