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EDHEC "Globalizing Europe" Short Term Exchange Program
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:

France: "Globalizing Europe or Leisure and Lifestyle" Short-term Exchange with EDHEC Business School 

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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: 
  • 15th worldwide according to Financial Times Master in Management Ranking 2016
  • 4th worldwide according to Financial Times Master in Finance Ranking 2016
  • 24th worldwide according to The Economist Full-time MBA Ranking 2016
  • Top 100 worldwide according to Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2016
This short-term exchange program is offered through GWSB exchange partner, EDHEC, and is taught by EDHEC faculty at their Nice campus in France. During this intensive program, course participants have the option of attending one of two courses: the “Globalizing Europe” or “Leisure and Lifestyle” course:
Globalizing Europe
This course will examine topics of key interest to business and economics students unfamiliar with European institutions, nations and the particular problems presented in constructing a European Union and at the same time, globalizing enterprises outside that union. Four focus courses acquaint participants with European business, economic challenges and the larger political and cultural framework that encapsulates the EEC.
Topics covered:
  • Cross Cultural Challenges: European diversity
  • Comparative Business Models in Europe
  • European Institutions and Community Organization
  • The EU and its outsiders: The Case of Eastern Europe
Leisure and Lifestyle
This course will examine a few mainstream players of the leisure economy, using models based in the region of Nice, Cannes and Monaco as live case studies of the companies and consumers that inhabit the
leisure economy. Three focus courses will combine background literature, in situ learning and a consultancy based evaluation framework to become acquainted with this often neglected part of today’s economy.
Topics covered:
  • The economic context of leisure
  • Consuming leisure
  • Leisure research
Corporate visits may include (both courses):
  • Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer
  • Sociétés MANE
Cultural tours (both courses):
  • Guided tour of Grasse
  • Tour of Monaco
  • Bicycle tour of Nice
Social activities include (both courses): Welcome and farewell events, a gastronomic experience and food tourism
Click here for additional 2017 program information.


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

Academic Credit

Students earn 3 academic credits for successful participation in the Globalizing Europe course or 3 academic credits for successful participation in the Leisure and Lifestyle course. 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 fulfills general elective credit for Master's and 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 or Master's degree requirements by speaking with their academic advisor.


Application Deadline:
Sunday, February 26, 2017*

*Students applying to this program will also be required to complete EDHEC's application (linked below) and e-mail it to by the February 26th deadline. 
Along with your application please provide a passport-sized head-shot photo of yourself and e-mail it to

Students may only apply to one of the two courses of this program. Students should express which course they are applying to in the application essay.

Link to 2017 EDHEC application: EDHEC Summer 2017_Application form.pdf
Overseas Dates:
Globalizing Europe course: June 19 – July 7, 2017
Leisure and Lifestyle: June 19 - July 7, 2017

Information Session

View a live recording of the information session here.


Click HERE for cost estimates. The program is a short-term exchange and students pay GW tuition for 3 credits. A program fee of 400 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 Nice, and students are advised to book their accommodation as early as possible. Students will also receive a list of different accommodation options near campus from EDHEC if accepted into the program.

Additional Information

To learn more about EDHEC's campuses, view the Nice campus video.

EDHEC's program brochures: 
EDHEC Summer courses 2017_Globalising Europe.pdf
EDHEC Summer courses 2017_Leisure and Lifestyle.pdf


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