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Business in Paris

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

IESEG Business Students, FranceIÉSEG 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.

WhereStudents 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, cafeteria, and gym. The Melon District Residence features a 24 hour reception desk, resident assistants, 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 Can I Take: All students will be enrolled in IS 2100, which combines French language and European business culture. 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 and MKT 4950 Special Topics in Marketing.

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

EuropeHow much does it 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 to out of pocket expenses such as a housing deposit (this may be returned at the end of the semester), student metro pass (€38/month), food, groceries, travel, and other personal expenses.

How Do I Apply: Students must complete a Study Abroad Application prior to the application deadline of October 1st. All students must pay the application deposit 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 enrich@clemson.edu if you have any questions concerning the program, application or acceptance process.