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  • Locations: Nice, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: GW applicants only
  • Cost Estimate: Summer
Program Description:

France: "Globalizing Europe” 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: 
  • 17th worldwide according to Financial Times Master in Management Ranking 2018
  • 14th Top European Business Schools according to Financial Times Ranking 2018
  • Top 100 worldwide according to Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2018
  • 5th in France according to SIGEM Ranking 2018
This short-term exchange program is taught by EDHEC faculty at their Nice campus in France. 
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
Corporate visits may include
  • Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer
  • Sociétés MANE
Cultural tours:
  • Guided tour of Grasse
  • Tour of Monaco
  • Bicycle tour of Nice
Social activities include: Welcome and farewell events, a gastronomic experience and food tourism
Check here for additional 2019 program information, which will be available soon (currently the information is from 2018).
This program is only open to degree-seeking graduate students at the School of Business.

Academic Credit
3 credits are awarded for successful completion of the Globalizing Europe course.

GWSB graduate students must earn at least a B equivalent in order to receive credit for the courses taken at EDHEC.  Scores 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. Students may petition to have study away courses count towards Graduate School of Business Certificates or other Master's degree requirements by speaking with their academic advisor.
Application Deadline:
Friday, February 1, 2019*

Short-term exchange programs follow a two-step application process. Students first apply through Global & Experiential Education (G&EE) and then apply through the partner university hosting the program. After a student is admitted by G&EE to a short-term exchange program and we receive their confirmation of participation through the deposit, G&EE will forward the student’s name with our endorsement to the partner university. The student will be contacted by the partner university with instructions on next steps and how to complete their application (if applicable). From this point forward, the decision to accept you as a participant in the program rests with the exchange partner institution and they will contact you directly regarding your application.

*Students applying to this program will also be required to complete EDHEC's application (linked below) and e-mail it to by the February 1st deadline. Along with your application please provide a passport-sized head-shot photo of yourself and e-mail it to

EDHEC application: EDHEC Summer 2019_Application form.docx

On campus Dates: None*
*Students are required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation lead by G&EE prior to this program's overseas dates.

Overseas Dates:
Globalizing Europe: June 17, 2019 – July 5, 2019

Cost Estimate
Students will be charged 3 credits of GW tuition for this short-term exchange program. A program fee will also be due to EDHEC upon acceptance into the program (the 2018 program fee was 500 euros).
2019 costs are not yet finalized. Click HERE for the 2018 program cost estimate. 

To secure their place in the program, accepted students will be required to submit a non-refundable $500 program deposit within 5 business days of receiving their admit email. The deposit will be posted to the students' account for the summer semester and credited towards tuition or the program fee for the course.   
Scholarships are available to GW School of Business graduate students. For more details, click HERE.

Information Session
View a live recording of the information session HERE

Students will receive a list of different accommodation options near campus from EDHEC if accepted into the program. This period is quite busy in Nice, and students are advised to book their accommodation as early as possible.

Additional Information*
To learn more about EDHEC's Nice campus click HERE.

2018 program brochure:

*2019 program information will be added as made available by EDHEC.

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 with your questions and visit the EDHEC website.

Helpful Links

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

Photo Credit: EDHEC