Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
  • Locations: Nice, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: GW applicants only
  • Cost Estimate: Summer
Fact Sheet:
Program Description:

France: "Globalizing Europe or Leisure and

Lifestyle" Short-term Exchange with EDHEC

Business School 

Is this program for me?EDHEC

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
  • 14th Top European Business Schools according to Financial Times Ranking 2016
  • Top 100 worldwide according to Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2017
  • 5th in France according to SIGEM Ranking 2018
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”:
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
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 2018 program information.


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 or 3 credits are awarded for successful completion of 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.  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:
Sunday, February 4, 2018*

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 4th deadline. Along with your application please provide a passport-sized head-shot photo of yourself and e-mail it to

Link to EDHEC application: EDHEC_Summer_2018_Application_form.pdf
Overseas Dates:
Globalizing Europe: June 18 – July 6, 2018
Leisure and Lifestyle: June 18 - July 6, 2018

Cost Estimate

Students will be charged 3 credits of GW tuition for this short-term exchange program. A program fee of 500 euros is also due to EDHEC upon acceptance into the program.
Click HERE for program cost estimate. 
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.

EDHEC's program brochures: 
EDHEC Summer course 2018_Globalising Europe.pdf
EDHEC Summer course 2018_Leisure and Lifestyle.pdf


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