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  • Locations: Nice, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: GW applicants only
  • Cost Estimate: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

Important Update: Program Changes due to COVID-19

As a result of the University's decision to restrict nonessential travel due to COVID-19, this short-term exchange program has been cancelled. We realize this will be a disappointment and want to assure everyone that student health and safety is the university’s top priority in making this difficult decision.

France: "Globalizing Europe” Short-term Exchange with EDHEC Business School 

About our partner university:


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.

To learn more about EDHEC check out this video!
  • 15th in Europe according to the Financial Times European Business Schools Ranking 2019
  • Top 100 worldwide according to Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2020

Is this program for me?

The Summer 2020 information booklet is available here: EDHEC Summer 2020 Booklet.pdf (refer to the “Globalizing Europe” section).
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.


This program is only open to degree-seeking graduate students at the School of Business.
As there are limited spots available for this program, students will be nominated on a competitive basis. Applicants must have an established academic record at GW and be in good academic standing with the university (GPA of 3.0 or above). 

Academic Credit:

3 credits are awarded for successful completion of this program.

GWSB graduate students must earn at least a B equivalent in order to receive credit for the courses taken at Fudan. Grades 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 EXTENDED*:
Friday, January 31, 2020
Monday, February 3, 2020 at 9am
*Short-term exchange programs follow a two-step application process. Students must first apply through Global & Experiential Education (G&EE) and after a student is admitted and committed to a short-term exchange program, 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 any forms required by the partner university, if applicable. 

On GW campus Dates*: None*
*Students are required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation session facilitated by G&EE prior to the program’s overseas dates.

Overseas Dates:
June 15 – July 2, 2020

Cost Estimate:

For this short-term exchange program, students will be charged GW tuition for 3 credits as well as a program fee due to EDHEC upon acceptance to the program. Click HERE for program cost estimates. (The program fee was 536 euros in 2019).

Please note that application decisions will be shared with students on February 12th. Those applicants who are admitted to their program of choice will be required to make a $500 deposit by the deadline date. If a deposit is not received by the deadline, students will forfeit their spot on the program.

To secure their place in the program, accepted students will be required to submit a non-refundable $500 program deposit. 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 Sessions:

Joint Information Session for Short-term Study Away Programs (STAPs) 
January 15, 2020
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Funger Hall 108
Reception to follow
Note: A video recording of the information session will be available after the session and posted here.


Additional Program Information:

To learn more about EDHEC's Nice campus click 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.


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

Feel free to contact us by phone (202.994.1212) or email ( with your questions.

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Photo credit: EDHEC