The ESC Rennes School of Business, France, is one of the most international Business Schools in Europe, with 83% of the Faculty being non-French nationals. Programmes taught in English by an international full-time faculty, students coming from all over the world, programme development with partner institutions, strong links with local and international companies, international research cooperation, make ESC Rennes School of Business unique in France and abroad.The dynamic and supportive environment of ESC Rennes will make you feel at home.
The ESC Rennes provides an orientation programme for all international students the week before classes start. Sessions are compulsory and cover application for residence permit, health insurance, banking, Internet provider, mobile phones, bus pass, as well as sessions on French culture, academic expectations and standards.
Students are given a detailed course outline at the beginning of each course (not available beforehand) where the professors provide learning objectives and outcomes. Course description and main topics covered, teaching methods and bibliography, method of assessment. About 60 – 70 % of the total mark = final examination. The remaining is assessed on individual and / or group presentations, quizzes, case studies, etc.
The final examinations always take place during the last 2 – 3 weeks of the semester and are compulsory for all students.\
ECTS / Contact hours
• 24 – 30 contact hours per course per semester
• Students can earn between 3 and 6 ECTS per course
depending on the programme followed
30 ECTS are equivalent to 15 US credits or 60 UK credits
Rennes, an ideal study environment in the Western France
Studying at the ESC Rennes is a wonderful means to discover the richness of French life, its culture
and economy. The French economy is based on strong values: innovation and creativity, scientific and technological excellence. It is the world’s 6th largest economy in terms of exports and the 3rd largest economy in the world for international investments. The ESC Rennes School of Business is located in Rennes, the capital city of Brittany, 2 hours from Paris by TGV fast train and 1 hour by plane from London. With a population of 3 million, Brittany has succeeded in developing a highly effective economy based on industry and the service sector. The vibrancy displayed by its businesses has resulted in the creation of numerous centres of excellence, in fields such as the automobile, agro-food, transport, logistics, telecommunications, new technologies, tourism and services industries.
Rennes is regarded by the national press as being one of the best places to live among France’s largest cities (‘‘L’Etudiant’’, Sept. 2012). It offers the full advantages of a large city while at the same time being convivial in size. Students will benefit from a very attractive urban, sporting and cultural environment :
- modern sports facilities, cinemas, theatres,
- cultural centres, museums, libraries, and restaurants
ESC Rennes School of Business faculty is involved at an international level in the creation and dissemination of knowledge in management. Professors work together with faculty from all over the world and participate in different colloquia, focused particulary on:
• Responsible Business (sustainable development, business ethics, diversity)
• Management of Technology and Innovation (IT, biotechnology,...)
• Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
Other research areas include: HRM, Cross-Cultural
Management, Innovation and Leadership,
ESC Rennes Fact sheet 18-19.pdf
Chapman University maintains a record of the courses that previous study abroad students have taken, and the equivalent Chapman credit that was granted for each course. To view the course equivalencies for this program, click “Sample Pre-Approved Courses” at the top of each program brochure page. Please note that Sample Pre-Approved Courses are courses that have been previously requested by a Chapman student for credit. It is not a comprehensive list of all courses available at the institution. You may view the entire course catalog for this program on the ESC Rennes School of Business website. Students are encouraged to request additional or revised equivalencies during the pre-departure process, which will be evaluated by the appropriate academic units on campus.
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