The International Business and Marketing in Angers program offers an excellent opportunity to gain an international business perspective while studying at a highly selective French institution with students from France and around the world. You'll choose from a broad variety of business courses—all of which are taught at the École Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers, or ESSCA, in Angers, France.
ESSCA is accredited by the AACSB International, the hallmark of excellence in business education.
Most courses are offered in English, with subjects ranging from International Trade and Export Diagnosis, Marketing Strategy, Financial Management, Business Models for a Sustainable Economy, and Wine Marketing. Although business and marketing courses are offered in English, the ESSCA program is a rigorous academic program in line with the standards of its AACSB International accreditation. It is critical to understand that you are enrolling in a French École Supérieure, not an American business program in France, with all of the expectations and immersion opportunities that entails. It is recommended that you take one of the French language courses offered by ESSCA at various levels to take advantage of the cross-cultural learning opportunity presented by studying for a semester in Angers. ESSCA offers a French student mentor program to assist international students with their experience.
You will typically enroll in four to five classes. All courses offered in Angers are recognized and approved for academic credit by various GEO partner institutions. Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information. Courses are taught by faculty from a variety of international backgrounds who have experience teaching US students. You will attend classes with students of many nationalities, including Americans.
You will live in student residences near the center of Angers and conveniently located near public transportation. The facilities include a private bathroom and shared kitchen and common space. You will likely share a residential unit with other GEO students, while there will be many international students from ESSCA or other universities living in the same building.
Business major or minor or related degree track
Dates and Deadlines
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If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.
Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.
Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.
UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.