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EDHEC Graduate Exchange GWSB
Lille, France; Nice, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Restrictions: GW applicants only
Cost Estimate Spring
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 3
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Language(s) of Instruction:
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Class Status:
Graduate Open to non-GW students: No
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Level of Immersion:
Fully Integrated
Program Description:

EDHEC Business School 

“I learned a lot about how the French do business, both on a small/local business and corporate level by talking to French students and travelling around the country. I am sure to come across a client or customer in the future that is based in France and I will be more prepared to interact with them.” Jessica Clark, Global MBA ’13. Jessica studied at EDHEC’s Lille campus in the fall of 2013.

Is this program for me?

EDHECFounded in 1906, EDHEC Business School was among the first institutions worldwide to be awarded 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

The EDHEC exchange is open to all degree-seeking graduate students within the School of Business.


The newly renovated main campus at Lille is located in Northern France.  Lille is the 4th largest city in France and just an hour away from Paris, Brussels, and London.  Lille is known for its industries and distribution companies such as Auchan, run by one of the wealthiest families in France, the Mulliez.

Nice is located on the French Riviera and known worldwide for its outstanding natural environment and the quality of its tourism infrastructure. It is also positioned as one of the most promising sites to host the boom of the innovative high-tech industries.  EDHEC, with its small private campus in the city of Nice, combines cosmopolitan flair with local flavor.  


EDHEC's academic year is comprised of two semesters:

Fall Semester: September - December
Spring Semester: January - May
*Exact dates may vary


EDHEC offers the country's largest selection of English taught management degrees.  Students select from the tracks of coursework which are divided by campus.  Additional information on these programs is available HERE.


  •    Marketing Management
  •    Strategy & Organization Consultancy
  •    Law & Tax Management
  •    Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management
  •    Creative Business
  •    Global Business
  •    Management Studies
  • International Accounting & Finance
  • Corporate Finance & Banking*
  • Finance
  • Financial Markets**
*For students with a Bachelor degree in disciplines such as Economics or Business Management and a general background in Finance.
**For students with at least a first degree but preferably a second degree in disciplines such as Economics, Mathematics or Engineering. A general background in Finance is also essential. 

Language of Instruction

Courses are offered in French and in English. French language courses are available to visiting students free of charge on the Lille and Nice campuses.  Note that GWSB students cannot earn GW credits for participation in language coursework.


Housing options will be proposed to nominated students at each campus.  In Lille, there is one on-campus dorm with shared and private rooms available.  Nice offers private student residences.  Both campuses provide information on private residence options.

Career Development*

 Exchange students have full access to the career center.  *Students interested in obtaining internships while in France will need to apply for a work visa and seek approval from GWSB.  Exchange students are strongly encouraged to meet with The F. David Fowler Career Center prior to departure for the exchange.


Click HERE for cost estimates.

More Information

This exchange is managed by Global & Experiential Education in The George Washington University School of Business.  Please contact to make an appointment with Patricia Garcia prior to applying. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions can be found on our website.

Application Deadline:

Fall Exchange - March 15th
Spring Exchange - September 15th