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  • Locations: Lille, France; Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Pace applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, French Minimum GPA: 2.5
Area of Study: Business Management, Management Housing Options: Apartment, Residence Hall
Eligible Year: 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior, 5 Graduate Program Type: Pace Exchange
US Department of Veterans Affairs' Approved Program/Foreign Institution: Yes
Program Description:
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Why IESEG School of Management?

Established in Lille in 1964 and member of the “Conférence des Grandes Écoles”, IÉSEG is now one of the top 10 business school in France. IÉSEG’s mission is to train and prepare future executives and leaders in the corporate world both nationally and internationally, create actors of change in a professional environment that is constantly changing and improving. IÉSEG has a total of 3400 students on both the Lille and Paris campuses.As a member of Lille Catholic University, IÉSEG School of Management actively supports the University’s teaching and research activities through its human and financial involvement in common projects.
With more than 230 partner universities located in more than 60 countries, IÉSEG strives to create a truly international learning environment for its students, faculty and staff. We gather 4 300 students on the Lille and Paris campuses. Campuses are very international with 1 900 international students, 720 of whom come to IÉSEG through exchange agreements. More than 84% of IÉSEG faculty is international.

The Lille Campus

Lille is the 3rd largest student city in France, French youngest and friendliest metropolis with a vibrant cultural scene and outstanding quality of life. It is the gateway to north-western Europe with 5 European capitals within a 250km radius: IÉSEG is easily reached from Brussels (35 minutes), London (1hr20min) and Paris (1hr). Landing at Paris Charles De Gaulle airport and taking the TGV fast train is the most convenient way to get to Lille (50 minutes). You will discover a unique blend of European traditions, integrating the charm of French city life and with Northern European architecture and history.
The Lille campus is located at the heart of Lille and the most dynamic private campus, within easy walking distance from student residences, restaurants, commercial and cultural center of the city. IÉSEG has its own purpose-built facilities at the heart of the beautiful Catholic University campus, next to the peaceful Jardin Vauban, in a modern and functional building designed to offer a sociable working atmosphere to our students. The school never closes: 20 lecture halls, 23 classrooms, and 7 multimedia rooms, 1 trading room, 1 library, 1 cafeteria, and 5 computer labs that are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week thanks to an electronic access system. IÉSEG School of Management supports physical education; students have access to a fully equipped gymnasium where they can practice their favorite sports.
Tour the Lille Campus

The Paris Campus
As France's capital, Paris is a major source of culture, history, fashion, food and more. The city's rich cultural and historical base, coupled with its tendency to transform and develop, makes Paris an innovative and dynamic city. It was ranked 1st in the QS Best Student Cities Ranking 2012.

IÉSEG Paris campus opened in 2009 in the heart of the business district of La Défence (Grande Arche). On the 9000m² the campus has 16 lecture halls, 13 classrooms, 3 multimedia centers, 1 library, 1 cafeteria and rooms available for school associations.

This prime location allows the school to reinforce its links with companies and build on its already excellent reputation nationally and internationally. Paris is the location of major headquarters consisting of over 1,500 companies. La Défence is itself a very important economic area: the campus is close to a big shopping center, restaurants, snack bars, cinemas, and above a RER station (transportation), 45 minutes from TGV train station Gare du Nord, and 55 minutes from Paris CDG airport.

Tour the Paris Campus

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IÉSEG School of Management offers more than 200 courses taught in English. Students can choose courses in our 5-year Grande Ecole Program. We offer a 3-year Bachelor of Business Administration program covering the fundamentals of management, in which courses are taught in both French and English. However, the BBA can be fully studied in English. In our 2-year Master of Science in Management (Msc) in which the students deepen their management knowledge and choose a specialisation, courses are taught entirely in English. However, the BBA can be entirely studied in English. At the master’s level (Master of Science in Management), courses are taught entirely in English. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information available at the time this catalog is prepared, the institution reserves the right to make changes at any time without prior notice.

In the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), the normal workload for a full-time student is 30 credits per semester. The number of contact hours varies depending on the format and level of a course. Thus, students usually have to attend from 8 to 15 courses per semester to get 30 ECTS. We recommend that exchange students take a minimum of 20 credits per semester.

All exchange students have access to our bachelor’s courses. Master’s and bachelor’s students having completed at least two years of coursework have access to masters-level electives, namely, Extensive (one-semester long), and Intensive (one-week long). Bachelor students should pay attention to prerequisites. Nominated students should have a good command of written and spoken English to ensure they can follow lectures and complete written/oral assignments and examinations competently. No official language test is required.

A list of courses available for exchange students is downloadable on our website under International > Study @ IÉSEG in exchange > Course List.
With this list, check International > Study at IÉSEG in Exchange > Course Catalogue for the ECTS course code explanation, for a more efficient course research (

Then from that page, check Université Catholique de Lille general course catalogue for course syllabus:

For each of your researches, do not modify the following options: Keywords: nothing; School or Faculty: IÉSEG; Domain: All; Academic year: 2016-2017.

Click here for more information on Summer academics, including 3 programs in French Culture, Fashion Business, and more.

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IÉSEG provides different housing options: student and private residences, as well as private housing (private landlords) and apartment sharing. Students can choose out of those options, and give their 3 choices to our housing contact by email. Students can then choose out of those options, and apply directly on the housing platform.

Housing application details will be sent to the student with their acceptance letter. It is on a first-come, first-served basis. It will be more difficult to find housing on arrival, so we greatly advise students to register for housing as soon as we contact them.

Leasing contracts are for a one semester period minimum. Students are required to subscribe an insurance to cover personal and civil liability (this can be done once the student arrives in France).

Approximate Cost of Housing, depending on type of housing and duration of stay:
  • Lille: between EUR 400 and 600 per month
  • Paris: between EUR 400 and 850 per month
IÉSEG International Services Coordinators will support students in this process, so students should not hesitate to contact them for any question about housing or for assistance – the sooner, the better!

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Student Services

Our administrative staff and International Relations office provide IÉSEG students with support in every aspect of their academic and personal lives. Services include French language lessons, a ‘Buddy System’ that pairs up new international students with current students, and advice on study and career planning. You can click on the links below to learn more about the available support offered to IÉSEG exchange students:

How To Apply

Applying to study abroad is a two-step process.  Before applying to the host institution abroad, you must first complete the necessary application procedures to Pace University. You can review the Step by Step Guide to Study Abroad for a better understanding of the study abroad procedures.

Application Procedures for Pace Study Abroad:
  • Create an account to begin the study abroad application process. Students can only apply to one program. Check to make sure you meet the eligibility requirements of the program and that you submit your application in advance of the program deadline. Complete the required materials and questionnaires required for your application.  Note that the requirements will vary depending on your selected program.
  • Meet with your academic advisor to ensure you meet the academic requirements needed in order to study abroad. In addition to asking the following questions, you may want to bring the names and descriptions of course you are interested in taking at your host institution:
  • Schedule an appointment with a Pace Study Abroad Advisor.
  • Download and complete the course approval form. You must complete the course approval form by the Pace application deadline.
Pace University Application Deadlines:
Academic Year and Fall: February 15th
Spring: September 15th

Application Procedures for IÉSEG School of Management:
After the initial application has been processed by the Pace Study Abroad Office, students will receive an e-mail regarding their application status and instructions on the next steps. Once you have received confirmation you have been nominated by Pace to participate in the Exchange, you will receive instruction on applying to IÉSEG: School of Management for the term of the exchange.

IÉSEG School of Management Application Deadlines:
Semester 1 (August to December): May 31
Semester 2 (January to May): October 31
Summer- May 15

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Program Cost

The following policies are effective with AY 2017-18. Students are responsible for:
  • Pace tuition and Fees, including a $100 Study Abroad Fee are billed to the student account. 
  • Room charges are the responsibility of the student and are paid directly to the host institution.
  • Out-of-pocket expenses (airfare, meals, local transportation, etc.) are the responsibility of the student. 
All federal, state and institutional (Pace scholarships/grants) financial aid apply during the semester abroad. Pace tuition remission applies.
Remember to check your eligibility for International Scholarships!

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All participating students are registered for Pace’s emergency Travel Assistance/Health Insurance policy through ACE American Insurance/AXA Assistance USA.  There is no additional charge.

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A France Visa Workshop will be held at our office (163 William St, 16th Floor Conference Room) on TBD.
Every student applying for a long stay student visa (that is more than 90 days of stay in France) must complete an application with "CampusFrance", which is a mandatory prerequisite to the student visa application. Visa applications will not be accepted if the CampusFrance procedure has not been completed. 

Students with a US passport must obtain a visa before departing to France.

International students: Please determine if you need a visa to study abroad in France. 

 It is important you read this list carefully, as missing documents or photocopies will result in high risk of delay in obtaining your visa.

Please note, you may not apply more than 90 days prior to your departure.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/15/2018 TBA TBA
Fall 2019 03/15/2019 04/01/2019 TBA TBA