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ESC Rennes School of Business
Rennes, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring,
Summer
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2021 02/15/2021 ** 09/01/2021 12/22/2021
NOTE: The start and end dates ARE NOT the official dates set by the program. They are estimated dates based on the previous year. Do not use these dates when planning flights.
Summer 2021 04/01/2021 ** 06/08/2021 06/18/2021
NOTE: The start and end dates ARE NOT the official dates set by the program. They are estimated dates based on the previous year. Do not use these dates when planning flights.
Academic Year 2021-2022 05/01/2021 ** 09/01/2021 05/06/2022
NOTE: The start and end dates ARE NOT the official dates set by the program. They are estimated dates based on the previous year. Do not use these dates when planning flights.

** Refer to the brochure page below for official program dates.
Program Description:
Program Description:

masthead, France


ESC RENNES, FRANCE | SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Program Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Language Prerequisite: None
Primary Instruction Language: English
Eligibility: 2.5 GPA, Business major/minor, Junior-status
Program Type: Exchange

 


INTRODUCTION                                        

Students study at the ESC Rennes School of Business, one of the 36 elite management schools in France, and learn about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability in the global business arena. There is a 2 week summer option, as well as the option to study for a semester. For a video of the school visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iueaYNn-RhY&feature=youtu.be


ACADEMIC OVERVIEW

For the summer program:
Students complete 30 hours of in-class studies, working with other exchange students from all corners of the globe. Daily lectures are paired with individual and group work to make up the course content and all classes are taught in English. Students will also participate in company visits and a city tour of Rennes. Welcome breakfast and farewell lunch are included. 

Course Title: Competitive Strategy (3 credit hours)
May 25, 2020 - June 5, 2020

The focus of this module is on Strategic Analysis on competitive and dynamic markets. This module deals mainly with two goals: (1) to increase the students' understanding of what managers must do to make a business sustainable and successful in the long term; and (2) to develop the student's ability to lead a Strategic Analysis of a firm on highly competitive and dynamic markets. 


Course Title: Responsible Management (3 credit hours)
June 8, 2020 - June 19, 2020

The purpose of the program is to provide students with a conceptual framework and practical ideas for understanding how organizations and managers can optimize economic, social and environmental performance through a successful Corporate Social Responsibility strategy. It will examine how responsible managers and their companies' stakeholders can work together to create a more sustainable world. 

To find out more about the summer exchange program, please visit: https://www.rennes-sb.com/programmes/summer-programme/

For the semester program:

For the semester, students can choose from a variety of business classes ranging from economics to marketing. Classes are offered in English and in French, and there is the option to take a French language class.
 


ACADEMIC CALENDAR

  • The Summer program generally runs two sessions: late May through early June and early June to mid-June. 
  • The Fall semester runs from September to December. The Spring semester runs from January to April.
  • Always consult the host university's website https://www.rennes-sb.com/programmes/exchange-programme/ and your Advisor before finalizing flight arrangements.
 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Students must be a business major or minor and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Additionally, students must have taken classes at Kent State University for at least one semester before applying, i.e. students must have a Kent State GPA.
  • For the summer program, students need to have completed at least 2 years of college.
  • For the summer program in addition to completing this Kent State University program application, students must also complete the ESC Rennes summer program application.
 

ACCOMMODATION

After acceptance, students will receive a list of housing options from ESC Rennes. Students are then responsible for reserving their own accommodation (via email) for the entirety of their stay in Rennes. Past students have stayed in short-term apartments and hostels.


COSTS & TUITION

Students pay Kent State University tuition (Resident or Non-Resident) (i.e. 3 credit hours for the summer program and 12 credit hours for the semester) and are responsible for their airfare to and from France, in-country housing costs, and all meals while abroad.
 


FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS
Financial aid and scholarships are applicable toward this program!

View a complete listing of available scholarships.

 

PROGRAM COORDINATOR:

Molly Papay
Education Abroad Advisor | Office of Global Education
mpapay1@kent.edu | 330-672-3067

Brandon Shields, MBA
Assessment and Accreditation Analyst, Office of the Dean
College of Business and Administration
(330) 672-1137
bshield6@kent.edu



 

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