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  • Locations: Cergy Pontoise, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Restrictions: SDSU applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: 3-Junior, 4-Senior Language of Instruction: English, French
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Field of Study: Business Administration, Economics, International Business
Housing Options: Residence Hall Credit Type: Resident Credit
Program Type: IB Exchange SDSU Office: 3-IB Department
Program Description:
International Business Exchange Program

ESSEC Business School - BBA

Program Description
University Profile:
ESSEC is one of the leading business schools and Grandes Écoles in France and one of Europe’s top business schools. ESSEC has developed a unique learning experience that integrates professional and international experience. ESSEC offers rigorous academic programs that will encourage students to be autonomous while also teaching students to reinvent the way business is done. ESSEC promotes the multicultural dimension of its programs to give students access to all the tools they need to learn how to build relationships and negotiate in a variety of different languages and cultures. ESSEC’ s educational approach opens a window on the whole world, particularly through its network of international partnerships, combined with study trips, group activities bringing together students from all over the world, and the commitment of international student associations in favor of cultural exchange.  ESSEC has a student body of 4,400 students with 35 % of the student population being international students.
ESSEC is accredited by AACSB and EQUIS. According to the Financial Times, the ESSEC Business School is ranked 5th amongst the “ Top 70 Masters in Management Programs”,  7th for Executive Education worldwide, and 2nd in the Financial Techniques Master worldwide. 

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Location Summary:
Cergy-Pontoise is a new town in France, in the Val d'Oise département, northwest of Paris on the Oise River. It owes its name to two of the communes that it covers, Cergy and Pontoise.  ESSEC has three campuses. Students will be attending the Cergy campus – located in Cergy-Pontoise only 45 minutes from central Paris.  Note that students will not be studying in Paris but in Cergy-Pointoise which is a suburb northwest of Paris. 

The Cergy campus offers all the facilities students need for their education and career development, including lecture halls equipped with video conference systems, libraries with the latest digital technology, audiovisual rooms, language labs and a trading room. Because living on a campus is not only about attending classes, practical and leisure-time amenities such as a gym, a cafeteria, a restaurant, ATMs and student residence halls are also available. A long hallway with colorful doors runs through the ground floor of the school: this is where you’ll find the student association offices. Creative writers, music lovers, go-kart enthusiasts and groups dedicated to other interests hold a range of regular meetings and events. 

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