Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Rennes, France
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
- Homepage: Click to visit
Rennes is known as one of the best places to live among France's biggest cities. It is located about two hours by train from Paris, London, and Brussels, and it is only 40 minutes from the Atlantic coast, making it the gateway to the Brittany (Bretagne) region. Of the 350,000 people in the area, the student population of 60,000 gives the city a youthful and dynamic atmosphere. It now manages the network set up by the World Health Organization and is one of the top cities in France for technology and research. The city also boasts a vast pedestrian area full of shops and offers plenty of leisure, sport, and art activities.
ESC Rennes School of Business, located in the heart of Brittany, aims to transmit its commitment to entrepreneurship and to sustainable development to current and future business leaders. Its teaching and research, firmly based on the notions of discovery, understanding, diversity, and responsibility, are designed to prepare managers and entrepreneurs for globalization.
ESC was founded in 1990, and as of 2016 has 4330 students total, of which 50% are international students. Here are additional key figures about the institution:
UNI students have the option to take a variety of Undergraduate Exchange Student Modules (Level 4), and optional French language & Culture courses. UNI students will take courses from Undergraduate Transfer Credit Programme (UGTC), Level 4, taught in English, and should specify this on their ESC Rennes application form.
There are approximately 12-15 business courses offered each semester, though courses available vary from fall to spring semester. Students should take classes with a code ending in "E" unless they are fluent in French. It is necessary to take at least four ESC courses during the semester, as most equal 3 US credits each, in order to transfer back a minimum of 12 US credits. 30 ECTS credits are usually equivalent to 15 US credits.
A mandatory on-line registration session will take place prior to the start of semester. Students will be informed by email and a password and login will be provided to each student.
Students can participate in one of ESC's one-year French master's program and pay UNI undergraduate tuition. Graduating seniors with a Bachelor's degree in Business are encourage to consider this program for a one-year Master's degree. There are many Master of Science (MSc) or MAIB degree options. Below is a breakdown of degree requirements, please visit ESC's webpage for specific requirements for each program.
MA in International Business
Semester 1 (5 modules): ECTS 30 credits
Semester 2 (5 modules) including a winter session: ECTS 30 credits
Graduating project (5 modules): ECTS 30 credits
TOTAL: ECTS 90 credits
ESC Rennes School of Business helps international students to find accommodation in Rennes. After students are accepted to ESC, they need to complete an Accommodation Request form.
There are several housing options:
The rooms are generally furnished and equipped. ESC advises to budget between 350 - 500€ per month all included. Most students cook for themselves, however students may eat at the University restaurant (approximately 22 Euros for 10 tickets).
The Well’Come team is a student organisation that is here to welcome the students to help them integrate into the school and life at Rennes. They collect UNI students from Rennes station or airport, and help them settle into their home in Rennes, and organize trips (Mont St. Michel, Paris, etc.,), buddies, and sports events with French students.