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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Language of Instruction: English, French
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Field of Study: Business Administration, Finance, Hospitality & Tourism Management, International Business, Management, Marketing
Housing Options: Apartment or Flat Credit Type: Resident Credit
Program Type: SDSU Exchange SDSU Office: 1-Study Abroad (ISC)
Program Description:
** Priority given to Fowler College of Business majors **

University Profile

The Paris School of Business (PSB) is a private institution that was founded in 1975. It is made up of multiple business school units, all located in the heart of Paris. The main schools where visiting students tend to take courses are in the 100% English taught options for undergraduate and graduate students. 

See more of the campus and life in Paris here.

PBS Paris Business School Undergraduate Program: International BBA
The International Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree is the ideal way to become familiar with the world of business, while making the most of life in Paris. (Classes in English only)

Exchange students select one of the academic tracks, and enroll in courses only within the track. Please note that it is not possible to mix study levels or academic tracks. 
  • Certificate in Business and Accounting
  • Certificate of Business in Marketing
  • Certificate of Business in Management
  • Certificate of Business in Luxury Brand Management
The PSB website contains the Fall and Spring semester course catalogs. Please refer to the catalogs and search for the "IP BBA program" for information on each track as well as specific courses within each track.

PBS Paris Business School Graduate Programs:
Academic Notes
All SDSU students must enroll in at least 24 ECTS (European credits)/ 12 semester units at SDSU to be considered full-time while studying abroad. Typically, a maximum of 30 ECTS (15 units) may be taken. 2 ECTS are equivalent to 1 SDSU semester unit.

For Business students: Refer to the course articulation provided by the Fowler College of Business for course equivalents.

Language Notes
While no French is required for students who plan on following the English track coursework, at least one semester of French is highly recommended before departure to help you acclimate into life in France. The school also offers a French pre-session intensive language course before the start of classes.
French language courses may be offered at PSB from beginner to high advanced levels. Students typically must have completed all intermediate classes at SDSU or French 301 to take any courses taught in French. PSB will reserve the right to place you according to their language placement exam.
Program Dates
The general program dates are:
Fall semester: September - December
Spring semester: January - May
Housing and Meals
PSB does not offer on-campus accommodations but students may log into the Housing section of their website once they have received their formal acceptance to facilitate their housing search.

Click here for more information on student life in Paris.
Insurance Requirement
All SDSU students are required by the Chancellor's office to be enrolled in the CSU Foreign Traveler Insurance Program (CSU FTIP) for their program abroad. The insurance charge will appear on the student's account services billing. Students will receive more detailed instructions regarding insurance before departure. For more information on costs, refer to the website.

Students under the age of 28 are also required to register with French national health insurance or social security in order to see a doctor or obtain medication while in France. The cost for this is 217 euros for the university year.

Passport and Visa
You must have a valid passport to participate on an exchange program. Your passport must be valid for the duration of the program and for at least 6 months past the program end date to be eligible to receive a student visa. If you hold a passport from a country other than the U.S., be sure to understand what you will need for entry pertaining to your citizenship at the time of participation.

Exchange students are required to obtain a French student visa to study in France. Visit the website for the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles to get information about visa requirements for France. Students will receive more information on the French student visa process once they have been nominated for the program.  If you hold a passport from a country other than the U.S., be sure to understand what you will need for entry pertaining to your citizenship at the time of participation.

Please note, if you plan to travel to other countries during your stay in France, be sure you are aware of the requirements for entry. Visit the Department of State website for more details for each country.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/20/2019 10/15/2019 TBA TBA