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Business in Paris

Located on La Défense in Paris, France, students take courses through IÉSEG.

IESEG Business Students, France

IÉSEG School of Management is one of the top business schools in France. IÉSEG represents one of the most respected and academically rigorous higher education institutions in the world.

Who: This program is open to all business minors and business majors who maintain a 2.8 GPA.

Where: Students study within the historical building, the Grande Arche, in La Défense in Paris, France. A metro stop located directly outside of the campus can easily transport students to the center of Paris at any time day or night. Students are housed in single rooms in the Melon District Residence. All rooms will have the following: double bed, Internet access, desk, closet, private bath with shower, Wifi/Ethernet, and in-room safe. They will also have access to a shared cooking lounge, shared common areas, and gym. The Melon District Residence features a 24-hour reception desk and planned activities for residents. The residence is located within a 15-minute walk to classes.

When: The program closely follows the regular Clemson spring semester, extending into May a bit longer due to IÉSEG's exam period.

What I can take: All students will be enrolled in IS 2100, which combines French language and European business culture. The French language is available at all levels from beginner to advanced. Additionally, the following business courses will be offered as part of the program:

MGT 2010 Principles of Management
MKT 3010 Principles of Marketing
FIN 3060 Corporate Finance*
FIN 3110 Financial Management I*
LAW 3220 Business Law
ECON 4980 Special Topics in Economics
MGT 4230 International Management
MGT 4030 Special Topics in Management
MKT 4270 International Marketing
MKT 4950 Special Topics in Marketing

*Students must have taken required prerequisite courses in order to enroll.


How much it will cost: All students will pay in-state tuition and a program fee. The program fee covers IÉSEG tuition, housing, taxes and fees required of international students in France, as well as other program-related costs. Students should also expect out of pocket expenses such as a French social security fee, student metro pass (€75/month), food, groceries, personal travel, and other personal expenses.

How to apply: Students must complete a Study Abroad Application prior to the application deadline of October 1st. All students must pay the application fee of $750 in order for your application to be accepted and considered. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Travel: The IÉSEG spring semester includes two breaks during the semester for student extended travel. Additionally, students will have easy access to Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, as well as the RER to travel at their leisure on weekends.

Questions: Feel free to email Bri Spalaris, Global Engagement Intern, at if you have any questions concerning the program.