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January Short Courses - Short-term Exchange with Audencia Business School
Brussels, Belgium; Nantes, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: January Term
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Restrictions: GW applicants only
Cost Estimate January Term
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Graduate Open to non-GW students: No
Program Description:
Program Description:

Audencia Winter Program - Short Term Exchange with Audencia Business School

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This short-term exchange course is offered through our exchange partner, Audencia Business School.  The in-country program will be run by Audencia staff and the courses are taught by Audencia professors. 
The Audencia Winter Program is ideal for students who want to broaden their knowledge and understanding of the European market and management practices. The program is based on a combination of course work, company visits, and city tours. Students may complete the entire three week program or select weeks that fit their needs and interests. Each week, students may choose one of the courses being offered (please be aware that some courses consist of two parts and last two weeks). 

The graduate program is held at Audencia Business School’s campus in Nantes, France, and in Brussels, Belgium.  Nantes is a two hour train ride from Paris.  The Audencia campus is easily accessible from the historic center of town by the tramway. 

Graduate students taking Management Courses (weeks 1 & 2) may also take the “Study Trip to Brussels” or “Public Opinion from Communication Perspective” in week 3 and stay for the whole three week program. Those who choose to start in week 2, may as well take one of the two courses in week 3. You can also choose to only come in week 3 for either the “Study Trip to Brussels” or “Public Opinion from Communication Perspective”.

The complete list of courses is available here: Winter Program 2017_Syllabus.pdf


The program is only open to degree-seeking graduate students in the School of Business.  Students will be nominated for this program on a competitive basis.  Applicants must have an established academic record at GW and be in good academic standing with the university.

Academic Credit

From 1.5 - 4.5 credits may be awarded for successful participation in this program depending on the number of courses students select.  

GWSB graduate students must earn at least a B equivalent in order to receive credit for the courses taken at Audencia.  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 Concentrations: Global Management, opportunity for additional concentrations will depend on the courses students select at Audencia. 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, September 25, 2016

On campus Dates: None*
*Students will be required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation lead by G&EE prior to this program. 

Overseas Dates:
January 4 - 20, 2017** - Note that the dates of the third week of this program overlap with the start of the Spring 2017 semester at GW. Students should only apply to the third week of this program if it does not conflict with any other courses students are taking in the spring.

**The program is 3 weeks in length, however students select which of the weeks they wish to attend and the courses they take from the options provided by Audencia. 


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Information Session

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Additional Information

Consult the Audencia brochure for additional information on this program: Winter Program 2017_Syllabus.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.

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

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